The 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2020. (2024)

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With the New Year almost here, we are sharing the 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2020. This has been a year of A LOT of new recipes, a lot of cooking, so much baking, and plenty of co*cktail mixing…more than ever before! Below are the top 25 most popular recipes. Can youguess the most popular HBH recipe of the year?

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Happy Monday! And it is a happy Monday because it’s a long holiday week with New Year’s Eve on Thursday, followed of course, by New Year’s Day! I said this yesterday, but don’t you guys love this time between Christmas and New Years’? I’m always sad to see the Christmas festivities end (actually so sad), but I love having family in town for the week and being able to take things a bit slower. Though I do have a hard time making myself do slow. Working on this!

I share out this “Popular Recipes” post every year at about this time. Surprisingly, it’s always one of the more popular posts. I never think you’ll really enjoy any type of round-up style post because there’s no new recipe. But you guys have shown me otherwise. I guess it’s nice to have everyone’s favorites recipes all in one place for easy reference!

Before I dive into the recipes, I really just want to say a huge thank you to you all. It’s been so much fun seeing what everyone has been cooking and baking, especially this holiday season. I said this at Thanksgiving….but we’ve never seen so many HBH recipes being made. There’s been a whole lot of co*cktail mixing, cinnamon roll baking, pasta tossing, and so much cookie baking. It’s incredible and I’m extra thankful for you guys and your constant support and kindness. We love our little HBH family.

And with that, I hope you guys are having an amazing holiday break!!

Question: What recipes did you make and or have been your favorites from 2020?!?

Here are the 25 Most Popular Recipes from 25 to 1…

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26. Bonus: Healthier Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Everyone LOVES these bars! Plus, they’re pretty difficult to mess up…they always turn out GREAT.

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25. Cheesy Zucchini Chicken and Rice Bake

Finish this one off under the broiler to melt the cheese and get it crispy and crunchy. Simple, but SO GOOD.

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24. Cinnamon Swirl Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Butter Bread

Perfect for all of the cold weekends ahead, and best enjoyed warm right out of the oven with a generous smear of salted butter.

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23. Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Dijon Chicken and Potatoes with Feta Goddess Sauce

Lemon, rosemary, and Dijon marinated chicken roasted alongside sesame-crusted potatoes and asparagus. Topped with a creamy garlicky feta goddess sauce and any herbs you can find. Not your average sheet pan dinner, but so delicious.

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22. One Skillet Saucy Chicken Tortilla Enchilada Rice Bake

Mexican seasoned chicken, rice, and enchilada sauce all cooked together in one skillet, then topped with tortilla chips and plenty of cheese. The easiest…and so good.

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21. Molten Chocolate Crackle Pie

The crust is buttery, flaky, and sprinkled with sweet vanilla sugar. While the filling inside is warm, fudgy, and almost molten-like. Delicious when served with a dollop of vanilla hazelnut whipped cream. If you haven’t made this yet, make it before 2021. Trust me.

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20. Frosted Mistletoe Margarita

This drink!!! I shared this a week ago and it’s very quickly climbing to the top most popular recipes…maybe of all time. I’ve never seen a recipe take off as this drink has. It. Is. Incredible. And makes me so happy! This frosty drink is so easy to create, perfectly icy, sweet, and so delicious! A sweet and salty rim keeps everyone coming back for a second round.

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19. Sweet and Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists

Shared these just a month ago and they’ve been a hit this whole holiday season. There never seems to be enough of them…addictive, festive, and the perfect easy appetizer.

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18. 25 Minute Korean Bulgogi BBQ Chicken

The super fast Korean chicken and rice bowl that tastes just like your favorite Korean spot in town, but made at home!

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17. 30 Minute Creamy Sesame Miso Ramen with Crispy Mushrooms

Each bowl is topped with crispy, buttery, sesame mushrooms for the best bowl of homemade ramen…even better than a restaurant! Bonus? This can easily be made vegan as well.

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16. Crispy Chicken Tinga Taquitos with Salty Lime Avocado Crema

These taquitos are crunchy on the outside, but spicy and cheesy inside. Serve with a creamy, salty lime avocado crema sauce, and a mix of your favorite taco toppings.

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15. Better Than Takeout Garlic Butter Shrimp Pad Thai

This Pad Thai is saucy, tangy, a touch salty, and just a little spicy. It’s heavy on the rice noodles and comes together in no time.

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14. Spicy Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Fingers

Seasoned with homemade honey mustard, breaded in salty pretzel crumbs, oven-baked, then dipped in a spicy-hot honey sauce, followed up with a cooling ranch. These are the “grown-up” version of chicken fingers…that kids love too.

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13. Easy Fluffy Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Just shared these a month ago and I’ve never seen more cinnamon rolls between now and then. They’re buttery, soft, and fluffy, swirled with cinnamon sugar, and frosted generously with vanilla spiced frosting. There’s nothing not to love, every bite is melt in your mouth delicious.

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12. Greek Chicken Chopped Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette

It doesn’t get more delicious than this loaded greek salad. It’s simple to toss together, extra colorful, super flavorful, yummy, and even healthy too.

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11. One Skillet Cheesy Cuban Chicken Rice Bake

YESS. So excited this was such a hit. I love the flavors in this. Cuban(ish) seasoned chicken, rice, peppers, black beans, and tomatoes all cooked together in one skillet, then topped with plenty of cheese, avocado, and fresh cilantro too.

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10. Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

Kind of like broccoli cheddar soup meets cozy weeknight casserole. It’s healthy…ish, so darn easy, and so darn delicious.

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9. Crockpot Carne Asada Tacos with Cilantro Lime Garlic Sauce

Another family favorite!! Because loaded tacos are just better. Serve each taco with a creamy cilantro lime garlic sauce, and baked Mexican fries. YUM.

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8. Thai Basil Sesame Cashew Chicken with Coconut Rice

Every bite is saucy, sweet, spicy, and hinted with basil. It’s deliciousand healthier.

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7. Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Sesame Chicken and Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Easy homemade Asian inspired chicken, tossed in a gingery, sweet, spicy, and extra sticky soy pomegranate sauce. Serve this meal with roasted brussels sprouts, cooked right alongside the chicken, for the easiest sheet pan dinner. Then add a side of steamed rice topped with plenty of sesame seeds. A delicious, fun, and healthy dinner any night of the week!

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6. One Skillet Greek Meatballs and Lemon Butter Orzo

Add lemony whipped feta and sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. The perfect weeknight dinner…simple, hearty, and delicious! Truly one of those dinners that everyone at the table will love. Great for a weeknight, but fancy and unique enough to serve to guests as well.

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5. Weeknight Thai Chicken Meatball Khao Soi

This northern Thai inspired noodle soup is the simplest weeknight dinner. Made with flavorful Thai curry paste, coconut milk, and plenty of fresh herbs and lime juice. Toss in seared gingery chicken meatballs and plenty of delicious egg noodles, it’s hard to beat the easy Thai soup.

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4. 30 Minute Coconut Milk Braised Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Rice

This was the very first recipe I shared of 2020!! I wasn’t expecting it to be so well-loved, but it’s safe to say this is one of everyone’s favorite HBH chicken dinners. It’s a fusion of Thai and Indian flavors. It’s cozy, creamy, a little spicy, and filled with vegetables. Finish each bowl off with steamed rice and serve with fresh naan.

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3. Healthier Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Wow oh wow! I only shared this recipe back in October and it’s been made so much this fall/early winter. It is great for nights when you’re craving Italian, but want something warming and healthy too.

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2. 25 Minute Thai Black Pepper Chicken and Garlic Noodles

A quick Thai chicken noodle bowl that looks like takeout, but tastes so much better…and it’s healthier too! Fun fact about this recipe? Gigi Hadid made it the day I shared the photo on Instagram and I ‘m pretty sure that’s one of the reasons this recipe became so popular. BUT it’s also just really DELICIOUS. Every bite is saucy, sweet, spicy, and hinted with basil. It’s delicious and healthy.

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1. Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch

I actually could not be more excited that this is everyone’s favorite recipe of 2020. We LOVE these tacos. So much so, that I actually made them for Christmas dinner this year and now everyone is thinking they should be a new Christmas Dinner tradition. These tacos are crunchy on the outside, but spicy and cheesy inside. Serve each taco with a creamy, cooling cilantro lime ranch sauce, and a mix of your favorite taco toppings. They come together in minutes and are so delicious…the perfect weeknight dinner.

If you’ve made any of The 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2020 over the past year, be sure to leave a comment! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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