Top Recipes of 2017

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Top Recipes 2017

Frank and I had so much fun looking back on the top recipes of 2017! This is year it’s a fun mix of recipes that were our favorites too. Looking through these definitely made me hungry.

So here we go! The top Inquiring Chef recipes of 2017 (by page views).

10. Paleo Pad Thai

With sweet-tart homemade sauce, the paleo version of Pad Thai is as good as the original. The zucchini noodles have a great springy texture that’s a perfect stand-in for the rice noodles used in classic Pad Thai.

Paleo Pad Thai on a white plate

9. Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini and Kale

One pan, hearty and super fast, this is one of our absolute favorite weeknight meals. And so perfect for cold weather that I’m thinking we might need it tonight – brrrrr.

Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini and Kale in a white bowl

8. Passion Fruit Mojitos

And from cold weather food, to the perfect summer cocktail, these were a hit in the hot weather.

Passion Fruit Mojitos in clear glasses on a wooden tray

7. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Made in the food processor, I serve these easy mini pumpkin cheesecakes for just about any fall or winter event. They were even a hit at my toddlers’ preschool Halloween parties. And 3-year-olds are a tough crowd.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites on a wooden tray

6. Christmas Tree Meringues

So festive and fun, we heard from many of you who made these for holiday parties this year! They would be equally great at any time of year without the green food coloring and sprinkles.

Christmas Tree Meringues on a parchment lined sheet pan

5. Lemon Chicken Piccata

In the world of easy but impressive dinners, this one gets top marks. The secret is the sweet and sour caramelized lemon slices.

Lemon Chicken Piccata in a cast iron skillet

4.  4-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

I make these no-bake bars any time I want an easy baking project with the kids or just need a small semi-healthy treat to pack in lunches. I love finding them in my lunch as much as my girls do.

2 Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars on a white plate

3. Vietnamese Noodle Bowls

I heard from many of you who made these colorful, fresh bowls this year. Packed with fresh flavors and textures, I’m love knowing how to make one of my restaurant favorites at home.

Vietnamese Noodle Bowls in a blue bowl next to chopsticks

2. Savory Waffles with Sausage and Cheddar

Seeing this photos makes me realize that the waffle maker at our house needs to be getting even more love in 2018. Waffles are great, but filled with savory sausage and topped with a fried egg? This may be my dream breakfast.

Savory Waffles with Sausage and Cheddar topped with a fried egg on a white plate

1. Meal Prep Basics – Simple, Healthy Meals for a Busy Family

And here we have the most popular “recipe” on Inquiring Chef this year! It wasn’t even a recipe at all, but some ideas for meal prep that we use all the time around here. I love meal prep and was so excited too see how many of you like the topic too. We’ll definitely do more meal prep in 2018!

food prepped in clear glass containers, stacked on top of one another

Favorite Tools

If you liked these, check out previous years’ top recipes:

2011 Top Recipes
2012 Top Recipes
2013 Top Recipes
2014 Top Recipes
2015 Top Recipes
2016 Top Recipes

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About Jess Smith

Jess is the recipe creator and photographer at She spent nearly a decade as the Chief Recipe Developer for the award-winning meal planning app Cook Smarts. Her colorful, healthyish recipes have been featured in popular online publications including Parade, Hallmark, and HuffPost.

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  1. Wonderful recipes list. Looking so delicious. I LOVED LOVED all of these recipes! I have always loved the homemade recipe. Great pic!

  2. Hey, Jess
    Your post is really awesome! It’s a very beautiful list of delicious and healthy food blog. I love eating healthy and delicious food. Thank you so much for share amazing and helpful post Jess.

  3. It’s a really amazing post. When I read your article than I get a new recipe and healthy food information. I will try to make some delicious food. Thank you for shear a helpful post.

  4. You have shared such a great post. Always, There are so many wonderful recipes in this collection! I will try to make the delicious food. I want to become healthy and it only can happen by eating healthy food. Thanks so much for sharing this post.

  5. Great line-up. I vote for number 6, Christmas Tree Meringues. They were fun to make and they were a smash at our Christmas lunch.