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RecipeLion's Top 25 Food Blogs of 2017

Take a bite out of the best food blogs of the year!

By: Kristin Anderson, Editor,
Updated January 23, 2018
RecipeLions Top 25 Food Blogs of 2017

Wow! 2017 is over, and we've never been so happy to work with so many fantastic bloggers here at Our food blogger partners bring an endless supply of creativity and energy (and their recipes are pretty fantastic, too). Let's look back at the year in food blogging and savor some of the most popular food blogs of the year.

This year our readers especially loved blogs with cozy, comforting recipes. Vintage recipes and Amish recipes were some of the favorites. Cheesy casseroles and quick-and-easy dinner recipes were also just what everyone looking for. Our top food bloggers were more than up for the challenge, with amazing recipes for Light-As-A-Feather Amish Donuts, Grandma’s Lazy Daisy Cake, Hubby’s Favorite Breakfast Casserole, and more.

Joyful Momma’s Kitchen

Lexi's 30-Minute Cowboy Casserole is low on effort and high on flavor, just like all of the other recipes on Joyful Momma's Kitchen. Lexi's recipes are the type that you hope someone brings to a potluck, so you should go see them for yourself right now!

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Living in Yellow

If you’re in the mood to make something yummy and scope out some fun lifestyle tips, head on over to Living in Yellow. Erin’s recipe for Cowboy Crack was a reader favorite this year, and it’s easy to see why!

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Taste and Tell

We love a good copycat recipe around here, and Deborah’s Just Like Boston Market Cornbread is one of our favorites! It’s just one of many delicious recipes you can find on Taste and Tell.

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Veggie Balance

Veggie Balance is one of our go-to spots for yummy gluten-free fare! Lindsay’s recipe for Easy Hamburger Casserole is a top pick on RecipeLion because it’s such a simple and delicious healthy dinner. We couldn’t ask for more!

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Susan at Doughmesstic delivers some of our favorite comforting recipes and life hacks. Her recipe for Hubby’s Favorite Breakfast Bake is so simple to make, and it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser.

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Normal Cooking

The title of this blog always makes us smile, because we’re all for “cooking for normal people!” Lindsay’s recipes are always easy to make and perfect for dinner at home. We especially enjoyed her recipes for Bisquick Creamy Chicken Casserole and 4-Ingredient OMG Chicken in 2017.

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Frugal Mom Eh!

Elizabeth’s Blueberry Muffin Bread had us all rethinking our breakfast choices in 2017 (we thought, “I should have had some blueberry muffin bread for breakfast!”). Frugal Mom Eh! is always full of smart and yummy recipes, and that’s why it’s one of our top blogs of the year.

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The Seasoned Mom

If you’re looking for delicious recipes that can inspire anyone to get into the kitchen, you need to read The Seasoned Mom. Blair’s practical and charming recipes are always a hit, and this year we’d especially like to recommend her 4-Minute Corn Pudding!

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A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll

If you’re the kind of person who loves a good salad and also loves a slice of chocolate cake smothered in peanut butter frosting, then A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll is the place for you. Our readers loved Mama J’s Easy Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits this year, and we’re sure you will too.

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Winner Dinners

Laura’s Loaded Reuben Casserole is definitely a win, and so are her other recipes over at Winner Dinners. We love that her recipes are comforting and creative, and they make a great addition to any weekly menu.

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Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Mrs. Happy Homemaker is filled with delicious homestyle recipes that have everyone running to the table. All of Crystal's recipes are excellent, but be sure to start with Grandma’s Favorite Cabbage Rolls!

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South Your Mouth

Mandy’s sense of humor is second only to her delicious Southern-inspired recipes, which is why she’s one of our top bloggers this year. Her recipe for Monte Cristo Brunch Sandwiches is completely delicious and almost too easy to make.

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Diary of a Recipe Collector

Diary of a Recipe Collector is filled with delicious recipes that are also a snap to make. We love Jaren’s smart meal ideas, which are sometimes healthy and sometimes not-so-healthy (but worth it). Start by trying her One Pot Cabbage Casserole.

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Kitchen Nostalgia

Vintage recipes are on trend for a reason, and Kitchen Nostalgia has some of our favorites. If you’re a fan of vintage desserts, you will especially want to check out this blog. And be sure to try two of our 2017 reader favorites: Grandma’s Magic Cake and Traditional Ambrosia Salad.

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Mom on Timeout

For some recipes that are totally practical, but also have something special, you need to check out Mom on Timeout. Trish's recipe for Dump and Bake Chicken Casserole is a hit because of how easy it is to make, and we keep coming back to it because of how good it tastes.

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The Amish Cook

Amish recipes are always popular on RecipeLion, and we’re so happy to partner with The Amish Cook (via to bring our readers these delicious dishes. This year everyone loved these Amish Light-As-A-Feather Doughnuts. They’re not great for keeping your New Year’s resolution, but we think they're definitely worth the splurge!

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Bakeaholic Mama

Beautiful photography and lovely desserts are two things you’ll find in abundance at Bakeaholic Mama. We’re crazy for her recipes, and the photos look so good you'll want to make them immediately. Be sure to try Carrie’s Grandma’s Lazy Daisy Cake and Knock Your Socks Off Slow Cooker Chicken, two of our top recipes of 2017.

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Recipes for Our Daily Bread

Recipes for Our Daily Bread is filled with recipes that bring us running to the table. From classic recipes for prime rib to fun treats like caramel-stuffed gingerbread cookies, Diane is full of delicious and smart ideas. Try her Easy Cheesy Green Bean Casserole for a twist on one of our favorite holiday sides.

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Cooking with Libby

When we’re in the mood for something that’s easy to make, but completely comforting and delicious, we look to Cooking with Libby. Her cozy meals and friendly writing always make us happy to be on her blog! Check out her Happy Hubby Ground Beef Casserole (be sure you read the story on the post!) and her 4-Ingredient Dump and Go Russian Chicken.

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Damn Delicious

We love Chung-Ah’s creative - and smart! - recipes. Damn Delicious is exactly that, and we’re always excited to try her adventurous recipes, which are made with fresh and delicious ingredients. Don’t miss her One Pot Cheesy Hamburger Casserole!

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The Novice Chef

We love the sensibility of everyday elegance from The Novice Chef, but we’re starting to think she’s not a novice at all! Her recipes are creative, delicious, and easy to make (and we want to make them all!). Get started with her cozy Hawaiian Roll Baked Sandwiches.

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Your Resident Gourmet

Jennifer Hill Booker’s website has plenty of classic, gourmet dishes that everyone should make at home. From touchdown-worthy appetizers for game day to smart Thanksgiving side dishes, there’s a lot to love on her blog! Start with this yummy recipes for Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake.

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Centsless Meals

Being on a budget has never tasted so good! Centsless Meals delivers fantastic recipes that you can make while still saving money… it doesn’t get much better than that! Start with JB’s delicious recipes for Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole and 4-Ingredient Caramel Apple Dump Cake.

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Recipe Swagger

We love the attitude from Amanda at Recipe Swagger! Her recipes are smart, simple, and completely delicious, which is why this is one of our top blogs of the year. These Better Than Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnut Bites are a perfect example of one of her recipes that you just have to try.

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Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

Reeni’s blog is always full of delicious recipes that we want to make right away. From cozy slow cooker meals to flavorful baked pastas, she’s always got something cooking (and we always want a bite). Check out her Melt-in-Your-Mouth Slow Cooked Swiss Steak and 1950s Style Salisbury Steak, two of RecipeLion’s top recipes of 2017.

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Thanks again to all of our top bloggers of 2017! We're looking forward to working with you in the new year, and we can't wait to see what delicious recipes you'll dream up.

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