20 Most Popular Recipes in 2020
Behold, the most popular recipes of 2020!
These recipes have garnered millions of views and hundreds of reviews over this last year and easily rank as the most popular recipes on my blog.
Not all of the recipes that made the list were new recipes actually posted during 2020, though. I’ll be posting that roundup in another post. Because, at the end of the day, you can’t have too many recipe roundups to close out a year like 2020.
What I’d really like to say is: you guys, there is not nearly enough chocolate on this list!
Also, out of curiosity, how many of these recipes have you made?
47 Comments on “20 Most Popular Recipes in 2020”
I was looking through your recipes and came across your favorite chocolate chip cookies. recipe. You are right, they are so awesome. I believe I have found a new favorite myself. I hope this means that I can go through my recipes for chocolate chip cookies and throw them in recycling. I made them twice in a r0w.
I enjoy reading your recipe blog.
I’m obsessed with your site and have made so many of your recipes with great success–but the only one I’ve tried here is the french bread rolls and I messed them up big time lol. Thanks for your awesome website!
Thank you SOOOO much for your recipes! My son has become an ultra healthy eater, and I got a thumbs up for your blueberry & almond baked steel cut oats recipe (while we were doing our missionary zoom meeting.) You’ve become my go-to person for yummy healthy food!
I have only made one from this list. However, the instant pot Mexican pork is a favorite here. We make it at least once or twice a month. Other recipes we’ve enjoyed this year are the bbq chicken salad, jalapeño turkey burgers, philly sloppy joes, and slow cooker philly chicken sandwiches. I really appreciate your site, Mel!
Mel, Your name gets dropped regularly at meals at our house.: Is this one of Mel’s recipes? Why, yes it is. Of course! 🙂 Thank-you for your contribution to our family meals. We made 4 of these recipes this year. Our favorite though was Cafe Rio Copycat Sweet Pork. We love all the possibilities and toppings for eating them. Plus, it makes a lot, enough to serve to guests too.
I’ve somehow only made one thing from this list!? And I cook 80% of your recipes in a given week! So strange. But I love when commenters give their favorites so here are my regulars!
– sheet pan tzatziki wraps
– whit chicken chili (missionaries gobble this up every time)
-cashew chicken lettuce wraps (wins most unassuming recipe ingredients yet somehow incredibly delicious)
-red sauce enchiladas
– chipotle chicken skewers (favorite of mine)
-crock pot apple cider pork roast
– BLENDER ROLLS (I’ve made them non stop since you posted.. talked about them for hours on end with my sisters, so easy and so good. I will not make any other roll… ever..)
-Korean steak tacos (favorite taco ever)
-lemon white chocolate cheesecake is my go to dessert of yours!
I could actually go on for like 20 more lines but I will stop but I LOVE your content. Don’t ever leave!
I think I single handedly placed the cheesy zucchini bites on this list! When it’s zucchini season, these are on the menu regularly. I almost have the recipie memorized:)
I look forward to zucchini season for that recipe, too!
I think I might have made them all! 🙂
I love these posts too, so fun to see what is popular, I’ve only made 6 of these, but make them frequently. Love the French bread rolls especially for non dairy dinners. We also LOVE a the sweet n sour chicken.
Thanks for so many good recipes!
Ive only made one of these?! I feel like I’ve been missing out!
Im commenting on my own comment;) I do make a lot of your recipes. You are my favorite cooking website. I especially love your meatballs (and so does my oldest boy), your easy chicken cordon bleu, balsamic pork roast (yummmm), soft gingerbread cookies, sweet potato chile (divine), and your chocolate chip cookies. Delicious…and I keep finding new ones to love! I love bowls and hope to see more recipes for those pop up in 2021. Fingers crossed….
Thanks for all you do and your great personality. You are a treat to read.
Thank you, Amanda! It’s fun to read the recipes that you love! I have a few more “bowl” recipes up my sleeve!
We’ve made 12 of the top 20. The recipes we’ve made the most this year include:
-French bread rolls
-instant pot smoky honey chicken (a staple here)
-tomato pesto pasta
-Cheryl’s famous cinnamon rolls
-lemon white chocolate cheesecake
-sweet heat Louisiana chili
-thick and creamy lemon lentil soup
-the best cornbread
I could go on! These are ones I return to over and over for sure, though.
Thanks for sharing your list of favorites, Britney!
Some of my favorites: Southwest cobb salad with honey mustard ranch, BBQ chicken salad, Epicurean chicken salad, creamy Tuscan pasta sauce, refried beans, vanilla bean white chocolate mousse cheesecake, salted caramel brown butter chocolate chip bars, jalapeno cheddar turkey burgers, and chocolate and caramel dipped pretzel rods. Thanks for all the kitchen inspiration!
Teresa, I love your list because it’s clear you’ve been here for a long time, and that makes me so happy! Some of those recipes are original MKC ones from a decade ago!
Lots of people wanting and learning to make bread this year. Love those enchiladas. I am blown away that the instant pot spaghetti isn’t on the list; we have that once a month. So many of your recipes are regulars at our house: Sheet pan meatballs, sloppy joes (classic and cheesy turkey), egg roll skillet, garden vegetable lasagna, and during the holidays your thick and chewy gingerbread men are the best.
We make the instant pot spaghetti all the time, too! Love hearing your favorites, Sheila!
I agree with the pizza dough! Definitely my most used and favorite recipe! Hot fudge sauce would be #2. Always fun to see what everyone likes! Hope you are having a fun, yet restful holiday!
Same to you, Vickie!
You know the movie, Julie and Julia? I love how she cooks all of the recipes from Julia Childs cookbook in a year. I can’t say I’ll do it in a year but my goal is to one day say I’ve cooked all of Mel’s recipes. I’ll call it The seasons of Mel and Kel! Thanks for all the fun and delicious food!!
This comment made me laugh because I had this exact thought, movie and all, just before I read the comments section.
That’s too funny Britney!!
Oh my goodness, Kelli, this made my day! Honestly, if you make it through some of the old recipes (the scary ones!) you would be my hero! 🙂
Sweet & Sour Chicken is made at least once/month & the leftovers are just as good as the first time around – I make 5 lbs of chicken every time & it gets gobbled up like there’s no tomorrow (and there’s only 4 of us in our family).
5 pounds – that’s amazing!
I’ve made so many of your recipes and enjoyed them all, but my favorite, and the one I make most often, is the Grilled Hawaiian Chicken. So easy, SO delicious!
I love that one, too, Mary! I use that as a take-in meal to so many families and friends.
There are some great recipes here I still need to try! My top 2020 Mel recipes have to include:
– Divine Breadsticks (I cheat almost every time and make them into pull-aparts)
– Quick and easy pizza dough
– Easy chicken cordon bleu
– Baked crispy shrimp tacos
– Turkey Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce (with aforementioned Naan)
– Vanilla pudding cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting (this and every year!)
– Small batch cinnamon rolls (it took a lot to break me away from the pudding rolls, but these were also AMAZING)
– Peanut butter cup cheesecake
– White chocolate raspberry cheesecake
Thank you, Mel, for another year full of wonderful, real-food recipes to feed our family. Happy new year!
Thanks for including your favorites, Melissa! I love reading other people’s list of most-loved recipes! That white chocolate raspberry cheesecake is something else.
I’m kind of surprised that a few of my favorites didn’t make this list. I’m looking forward to trying this sandwich bread recipe!
I’m always surprised at the lineup, too! Lots of my favorites aren’t on here. 🙂
I’ve made 7 of them (sandwich bread is a weekly occurrence here!) And I agree…where are the all the chocolate treats??
Seven!! That’s awesome!
…uhm, all my precious flour went into cookies not breadmaking!:) My top “Mel Recipes” this year:
-Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu (all-time favorite!)
-Quick Weeknight Homade Spaghetti Sauce (game changer!)
-7-minute Spaghetti Squash (instant pot how-to)
-My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies (best texture ever!)
-Perfect Fluffy Sour Cream Pancakes (the recipe that will bring any keto-dieter down!)
You are awesome for including this list, Sandra! I seriously love hearing and knowing which recipes are your favorites. I think it’s high time I make those PB cookies. It’s been a while!
I have made 15 out of the 20! 12 of those I make frequently. I am a very thankful and loyal Mel follower. This Christmas I purchased the tabletop curling/shuffleboard game recommended in one of your gift guides and what a hit it has been. Thank you for all you do.
That is awesome, Reenie! I love that you guys are loving that game (and mostly that you have loved so many of these recipes!)
All great recipes but I love how many bread recipes are in the top 20! We all must have needed those “comfort” carbs! Happy New Year!
I made all of the yeast bread recipes (your bread recipes are perfect!) and the sugar drop cookies. I love these posts. Happy New Year 2021!
Thanks, Carolina! Happy New Year!
I think you are right, Evelyn! A lot of bread baking this year for sure…
The enchiladas are a HUGE FAVORITE around here ! Also the French Bread ! ❤️❤️
I love hearing which recipes you love! Thanks, Suzanne!