RecipeLion's Best of the Year: 100 Easy Recipes You Loved in 2017
Check out which recipes were the most popular on our site this year. From breakfast to dessert, it's all here!
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If you're a loyal RecipeLion fan, you're sure to recognize more than a few of the recipes that made our 2017 best of the year list. Are any of the delectable recipes below a fave of yours?
We've broken them down into categories for you so you can easily peruse breakfast casseroles, dinner dishes, appetizers, and desserts. Whatever you're in the mood for, why not make it one of the year's best dishes? Impress your family with a top-notch meal that has stayed a frontrunner all year long.
We'd also like to take a moment to thank our top bloggers this year for contributing these warm and wonderful recipes to our site! Without your culinary genius and generous contributions, we wouldn't be half as delicious a site as we are today.
Cheers to another great year of simple, delicious, and comforting food!
Table of Contents
Best Recipes of the Year: Appetizers & Sides
This list of appetizers and sides is short and sweet and straight to point. These were the champion starters and sides, and we can't argue! Whether you want soup, bread, or something fried, this list has the goods.
Editor's fave: Zucchini Parmesan Crisps. - "I've made these zucchini crisps and they're absolutely amazing! Highly recommend."
Best Recipes of the Year: Beef and Chicken
Beef and chicken recipes were neck and neck this year, so we grouped them in the same category. Fans really enjoyed goulash, Salisbury steak, meatloaf, cheesy chicken casseroles and more! If you're looking for proteins that packed a punch in 2017, these are the clear winners.
Test kitchen stand-out: 30 Minute No-Fry Chicken - "Fried chicken is something I miss so much, and knowing now that there's an alternative that tastes basically the same but is much healthier makes me really excited. I've used corn flakes in frying chicken for years but I had no idea it would still come out crispy if it was baked. I can't wait to try this recipe!"
- 1950s Style Salisbury Steak
- Crazy Good Tater Tot Casserole
- Fork Tender Burgers and Gravy
- Great Gran's Greatest Goulash
- Happy Hubby Ground Beef Casserole
- Homestyle One Pot Goulash
- Mom's Famous Salisbury Steak Casserole
- "More Please!" Cheeseburger Casserole
- Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak
- One Pot Old Fashioned Goulash
- Stupidly Easy Wicked Beef
- Tasty Taco Meatloaf
- The Best Pot Roast You've Ever Made
- Traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage
- Bisquick Creamy Chicken Casserole
- Easy Dump and Bake Chicken Casserole
- Fully Loaded Chicken and Potato Bake
- 30 Minute No Fry Chicken
Best Recipes of the Year: Casseroles
Casseroles have always been king at RecipeLion, and that status remained strong again this year. From tasty tater tot casseroles to comforting pizza casseroles and everything in between, we're sure this list will continue to keep us satisfied well into 2018.
Budget Bake Alert! Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole - "This recipe uses just a few inexpensive ingredients - most of which you probably already have at home! I call that a win."
- 1930s Kitchen Sink Casserole
- 30-Minute Cowboy Casserole
- 3-Ingredient Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake
- Amish Yumasetti Casserole
- Awesome Beef Taco Casserole
- Baked Pierogi Casserole
- BBQ Chili Cheese Biscuit Casserole
- John Wayne Layered Casserole
- Civil War Macaroni and Cheese
- Comforting Retro Tuna Noodle Casserole
- Ultimate Cowboy Casserole
- Easy Chicken and Mushroom Casserole
- Easy Hashbrown Casserole
- French Onion Soup Casserole
- Grandma's Best Comfort Casserole
- Ground Beef Crescent Casserole
- Impossibly Easy Fiesta Bake
- Jiffy Cornbread Casserole
- Layered Doritos Casserole
- Loaded Reuben Casserole
- Mama's Pizza Casserole
- Mama's Simple Breakfast Casserole
- Mamaw's Mexican Casserole
- One Casserole To Rule Them All
- One-Pot Cabbage Casserole
- Poor Man Husband Casserole
- Real Funeral Potatoes
- Easy Hamburger Casserole
- Southwestern-Style Potato Bake
- Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole
- Ultimate King Ranch Casserole
- Zesty Italian Crescent Casserole
- Zucchini Cheese Casserole
- Baked With Love Zucchini Casserole
- Amish After-Church Casserole
- Grandma's 5-Star Cabbage Rolls
- Great Depression Casserole
- Taco Pie Casserole
- Stupidly Easy Mexican Casserole
- One Pot Cheesy Hamburger Casserole
Best Recipes of the Year: Breakfast Recipes
This list of top breakfast recipes is short but sweet! We've got a well-rounded menu below, so check these recipes out for a nice taste of our site's breakfast section.
Plus! Check out our breakfast section for more tasty options you'll love!
Best Recipes of the Year: Cake & Dessert
Guess what you guys really love? CAKE. Yep, you keep requesting it, and we keep making it. Below, are the top cake and other dessert recipes for 2017.
From magic cake to poke cake, these recipes made you swoon all year long, so relive the sugar rush and check out the top sweets of the year below!
Vintage recipes take the cake. This year, you really loved old-fashioned cake recipes. Among the top picks, were Vintage Cake, 1950s Hot Milk Sponge Cake, Grandma's Great Depression Cake, and Grandma's Lazy Daisy Cake, all of which you can find below.
- 1950s Hot Milk Sponge Cake
- 4-Ingredient Banana Bread Dump Cake
- 4-Ingredient Caramel Apple Dump Cake
- Cannoli Poke Cake
- Creamy Dreamy Vanilla Pudding Cake
- Grandma's Great Depression Cake
- Grandma's Lazy Daisy Cake
- Holy Cow Poke Cake
- Hubby's Favorite Dump Cake
- Jumpin' Jimmy Coffee Cake
- Lemon Magic Cake
- Made Famous by the 50s Cake
- Pineapple Mansion Cake
- Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake
- Preacher Cake
- Unforgettable Lemon Pudding Cake
- Vintage Cake
- Caramel Crack Bars
- Texas Tornado Cake
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