Here are the top 15 recipes of 2021 here on Jen Around the World. Which one will you make first in the coming year?
2021 is coming to a close, so it's time to look back at some of the most popular recipes we have made all year. Some are shocking to me that they made it in the top 15, and some have been here for years now with no intention of leaving their spot!
So without further ado, here is the list!
Top 15 Recipes of 2021
#1 Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles
This recipe for Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles came about as an effort to clean out the pantry after the holidays. Little did I know it would quickly become a family favorite! This recipe has been in the #1 slot for about 4 years now. Everyone raves about how easy it is to make (it only takes 15 minutes). And changing up the flavor is simple and easy to do as well.
#2 Pioneer Woman Lemon Bars
If you are looking for a delicious recipe that has a bite tart of lemon, these Pioneer Woman Lemon Bars are what you're looking for.
This recipe has been a hit since the moment it was published on the blog and has grown in popularity since that time.
#3 Restaurant Style Mexican Cheese Dip
This is the best and most authentic restaurant-style Mexican cheese dip you will ever taste.
This Restaurant Style Mexican Cheese Dip is my favorite cheese dip in the whole world. If you go out to a Mexican restaurant and you order the cheese dip, you will fall in love.
Now you can make it at home!
Click here to get the recipe for Restaurant Style Mexican Cheese Dip.
#4 Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread
If you have ever been to the Cheesecake Factory to eat and have scarfed down basket after basket of their delicious honey wheat bread, then you will be excited to hear about my newest recipe — Copycat Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread.
This is my ALL time favorite bread on the planet and being able to make it from the comfort of my own home is perfect.
It uses just a few simple ingredients and before you know it — you will have a huge batch of this bread.
Click here to get the recipe for Copycat Cheesecake Factory Honey Wheat Bread.
#5 How to Make Eel Sauce for Sushi
Eel Sauce is also called Natsume, Unagi or Kabayaki. It is a sweet and salty sauce that goes great over grilled fish or chicken and is a common drizzle over sushi.
It only takes 3 ingredients to make and will make your sushi nights even better.
Click here to get the recipe for Easy Eel Sauce for Sushi.
#6 20 Sushi Recipes That Go Great with Eel Sauce
Since sushi is such a favorite of mine, I decided to do a roundup post of some other bloggers' yummy sushi rolls. These pair perfectly with my homemade sushi rice and my very popular eel sauce!
Click here to check out the post 20 Easy Sushi Recipes that go great with eel sauce.
#7 Easy Homemade Praline Pecans
If you want a delicious sweet and salty crunch snack, make a batch of these Praline Pecans. We usually make these around the holidays, but then after that, I make these and keep them on hand to add to my salads for an extra sweet crunch.
Get the recipe here for Easy Homemade Praline Pecans.
#8 How to Make a Birthday Cake for a Cat
This tuna cake is all natural and uses yummy fresh ingredients. Mittens loved it and so has other cats we have made them for.
Click here to get the recipe for making your own cat birthday cake.
#9 Bobby Flay Parker House Yeast Rolls
Bobby Flay's Parker House Rolls are our family's favorite bread recipe to serve at any meal. This recipe makes a lot, so it is great for freezing and storing.
Click here to get the recipe for these amazing Parker House Yeast Rolls.
#10 One Pan Cheeseburger Pasta
If you grew up on Hamburger Helper, you are going to LOVE this recipe for Cheeseburger Pasta. Everything is cooked right in one pan! The best part is that it only takes 15 minutes from start to finish.
Click here to get the recipe for One Pan Cheeseburger Pasta.
#11 How to Turn a Pallet into An Herb Garden
Creating an herb garden from leftover materials is not only genius, but it will also help you to green your lifestyle a bit by recycling. So how do you turn an old pallet into an herb garden? Here are my simple and easy instructions.
#12 Blackstone Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
These Blackstone Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches have an authentic cheesesteak flavor and are made on my new Blackstone Griddle!
If you don't have a Blackstone, you can still make these inside with some cast iron pans. Either way, these sandwiches need to be on your list.
Click here to get the recipe for Blackstone Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches.
#13 Caramel Macchiato with the Ninja Coffee Maker
Now that I have a Ninja Coffee Bar in my home, I no longer have to go looking for that perfect cup of coffee. Right in the comfort of my own home I can, make the most amazing coffee creations like the one above.
Click here to get the recipe for Caramel Macchiato using the Ninja Coffee Maker.
#14 Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce
This homemade sweet and sour sauce is so easy to make and uses pantry ingredients you already have on hand! You can use it as a dipping sauce, or you can use it as a base for meals like Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken.
#15 Tropical Sunshine Drink
This tropical Sunshine Drink is a copycat version of the Buckboard Bash that I had while I was in Branson at the Dolly's Stampede. You are going to love how easy it is to make this non-alcoholic delicious drink.
The taste of this drink is fantastic.
Click here to get the recipe for Tropical Sunshine Drink.
A Few Other Honorable Mentions
Now that you know all the recipes that everyone is craving and says that they are the top fan favorites, here are a few of my favorites that are not in the top 15!
- The Best Recipe for Making Homemade Pasta Noodles
- Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treats
- How to Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
- Tik Tok Feta Pasta Bake
So what meal will you be making first? I would love to hear. If you make anything, be sure and tag me on instagram @jennifersikora.