Our 75 Top-Rated Recipes of All Time

Our 75 top-rated recipes of all time are classic, tried-and-true dishes that stand the test of time.

Best Banana Bread

"Have tried many banana breads but this is one of the best. I added walnuts to mine. Would recommend this to anyone. A winner for sure!"

-Rita Freesemann

Bacon in the Oven

"Here's a tip: Crinkle the foil up a bit, then unfold it again before spreading it over the pan. This creates divets that the grease can go into as it cooks."

-Waverly

Easy Stove-Top Macaroni & Cheese

"This was excellent, exactly what you want mac and cheese to be: decadent and saucy."

-Nougat

Oven Crisp Chicken Wings

"This is a great base recipe. Definitely produces a crispy wing, and varying the seasonings to your liking, along with thoughtful combinations of sauces, offers infinite possibilities."

-jonathan g.

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

"Delicious, perfectly soft, and really easy to make. It’s simple to cut the recipe in half, too. I use a cookie scoop and pop them in the oven."

-AnneW

The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

"This recipe fixed my craving for beef broccoli and made 6 meals! Who needs restaurant style? Thanks for the great recipe!"

-Kimberly D.

Beth's Melt in Your Mouth Barbecue Ribs (Oven)

"My grandfather said these are the most delicious ribs he’s ever tasted in his entire life. And he’s 91 years old, so that says a lot!"

-fionawinoto

Perfect Basic White Rice

"You wouldn't think you'd really need a recipe for rice, but mine just never turned out quite right when following directions on the package. This method really does make perfect rice!"

-CarlyJax

Ground Beef Stuffed Green Bell Peppers With Cheese

"I love that the peppers are parboiled and keep a good texture and flavor. My family loved this! Definitely going in my tried-and-true file."

-Michelle in KY

Scalloped Potatoes

"An old trick my mother-in-law taught me is to slice the potatoes ahead of time and to leave them soaking in cold water to remove the potato starch on the surface. The result is more even baking and more sauce between slices."

-Richard D.

Boiled Corn on the Cob

"This is the way I grew up eating corn on the cob and I can't remember the last time I boiled it! This really brought back delicious memories."

-PaulaG

The Best Belgian Waffles

"LOVED IT!! I searched high and low for a great recipe for my new Belgian waffle iron and I found the best with this one. They are light, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside when freshly made. My kids both love these waffles and the recipe is easy to follow."

-maggie-the-cat

Simple Baked Chicken Drumsticks

"These were absolutely delicious! They were so flavorful, tender and juicy, almost to the point of falling off the bone. This will be added to my go-to quick meals folder."

-Papa D 1946-2012

Award Winning Chili

"Don't let the grease from the meat go to waste! Drain it off into a saute pan and add some cornmeal. Brown the cornmeal in the grease and then add it back into your chili. It will thicken your chili as it cooks and will add a hint of corn flavor."

-jstaylor62

Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat)

"I have never had this soup at Olive Garden, but it sounded good enough to try from all it's favorable reviews. I am so glad I did. It's just delicious and my kids loved it."

-tdniners_14222

Perfect Poached Eggs

"The perfect way to poach eggs; these are great! For me, 2 1/2 minutes is just right."

-Scoutie

Jello Shots

"Made orange and grape for a Clemson tailgate and they were a huge hit! I am on the list from now on to make the Jell-O shots."

-Kathy M.

The Perfect Burger

"Probably the best burger we've ever made at home. The secret is lightly handling the meat."

-Slough14

Chicken Parmesan

"You really get a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak, with this one. It takes almost no time to make and is just delicious."

-CCinSC

Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

"These are fantastic cookies; light and buttery. They have the best consistency when you make the balls the size of a large bing cherry or a child's small rubber bouncy ball."

-Tishaloohoo

Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

"This is a good way to make yummy Alfredo. You may also wish to add white wine to your recipe as well as roasted mushrooms and red peppers. For Vegans, we use cashews, nutritional yeast, coconut milk, and garlic.... Delicious!"

-Two Moms Catering

The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies

"Great recipe! I found it helpful to warm up the butter prior to mixing as otherwise it doesn't mix very well, even if left a room temp. Also use lots of flour on the parchment paper before rolling to prevent sticking."

-Crystal J.

Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

"Love these; they come out perfectly for me every time. It's a more dense cupcake, but I don't like cupcakes falling apart when I try to eat them."

-Jardelle H.

Teriyaki Sauce

"I have made it over ten times now and always turns out great. It is the perfect teriyaki sauce."

-K C.3326

Old-Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

"This was my first ever attempt at homemade beef vegetable soup. The beef was tender, the vegetables were lovely and soft and the broth was packed with flavor too. There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup and this is my new favorite!"

-anniesnomsblog

Best Ever Bruschetta

"Use good ingredients and this recipe is a show-stopper! I even have made it just to put over pasta with some grilled shrimp on the side."

-Annie L.

Tzatziki Sauce-- Greek Cucumber/Yogurt Sauce

"Love this recipe for an easy tzatziki. I don’t salt my cucumber, instead I grate and squeeze them in a dish towel to remove all the liquid. I just mix everything in one bowl and refrigerate for a while. Easy to adjust this to taste."

-Stevee D.

Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

"Boy, is this soup perfect on a cold, rainy day! The recipe is so quick and easy, and I had every ingredient on hand."

-cinginsnow

Perfect Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

"This is incredibly good and so simple to prepare! I loved that the gravy was not too heavy or salty, yet very flavorful. I don't think I've ever enjoyed the taste of the potatoes in a pot roast recipe as I did with this one. Highly recommend this!"

-sleepycat

Sugar Cookie Icing

"This recipe both looks good and tastes good. It's easy enough to use that my three year old granddaughter and I spent a fun afternoon during the holidays baking and decorating cookies."

-Librarybaker

Properly Prepared Spaghetti Squash

"Outstanding! This is by far the best way I've found to prepare spaghetti squash. The strands weren't mushy, and we served them with a tomato-based meat sauce. My six-year-old scarfed it right up - I may never serve regular spaghetti again!"

-bunkie68

Basic Vinaigrette Dressing With 8 Variations

"My entire family loves the creamy garlic vinaigrette. We found that if you pour it on porks, seasoned to your liking, about 3 to 5 minutes before they're done it's amazing!"

-Chris H.

Chinese Fried Rice

"We loved this!! My family is big on restaurant fried rice, but we only get it when we eat out. I went hunting for a good recipe and found this one! There was none left, and I won't be afraid to make it again. I'll confess, I used probably twice as much soy sauce, and added and extra dash of sesame oil - personal taste, and not heart-smart, but, hey, what can I say?"

-papergoddess

Pan-Seared Steak, Stove Top-To-Oven Method

"I have been a steak eater and dedicated BBQ griller for all of my adult 30+ years. I tried this tonight as we were having severe thunderstorms and don't know if I will ever grill a steak again. I prepared it exactly as suggested, and the result was amazing!"

-Craig O.

The Best Brownies

"I logged into this website for the first time in over 4 years to rate these brownies. They literally are THE. BEST. BROWNIES. I've been making the recipe for years, following it perfectly, and I've never been disappointed. There are brownies on this website with more ratings than these, they're not as good. Make these now. :)"

-lilchef_3

Basic Pancake Mix

"Aunt Jemima move over.....these are so easy why buy a mix? They taste great and have a very nice texture! I like the fact that there is not alot of sugar in these. I added a drop of vanilla to the batter and the kids licked their plates clean! Me too! Easy and good...it's all here!"

-Michelle S.

N. Y. C. Corned Beef and Cabbage

"WONDERFUL!!!!! I did everything as is except I used the seasoning packet provided with the meat and used 1 bay leaf + the peppercorns. The mashed garlic and butter with the potatoes was out of this world. We pour the cooking juice over everything on the plate + a little S&P and it was great. I can't wait to have this dinner again!"

-DDW7976

Moist Roasted Whole Chicken

"OMG this turned out PERFECT! HAS to be the best roasted chicken I've ever made and my family agreed. DH laughed that the word "moist" is in the title but after he tasted it agreed that it is true...it was very moist! I also tossed some cubed potatoes and baby carrots in some olive oil and the same herbs used on the chicken, poured them around the chicken to bake, and they turned out great also. Full meal in a pan...my favorite kind!"

-JoJo723

Overnight French Toast Casserole

"This is a FABULOUS make-ahead breakfast dish! So easy and so tasty. I had guests over for breakfast and I served this dish along with my breakfast casserole and fresh fruit. What an easy way to serve a group of people. This is surely a dish I will make over and over again."

-Merlot

Crock Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

"Love this recipe. Simple and delicious. I like to cook up the bacon first then caramelize the onion in bacon grease before adding to the soup base in the crock pot. This recipe is easy to alter and make your own. Its one of my go to soups for the chillier months."

-jackalope-eye

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

"I love this cookie recipe! It has been one of my favorites for when I have a sweet tooth and need something quick! You can also add a little bit of coconut (1/4 cup) to it if you want, but they are delicious without!"

-Miss Diggy

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

"I would give this 500 stars if I could. The best roasted vegetables ever! Every time I would try to roast veggies before, they would just come out steamed; but not anymore! The high temperature gave them a beautiful color and the balsamic added tons of flavor."

-Katanashrp

5 Minute Vegan Pancakes

"These turned out as good or better than most vegan pancake recipes I've tried. I was worried about all that baking powder, but it wasn't detectable to me in the finished product. I used the measurements exactly as written, only I used spelt flour and chocolate soy milk. There were tears over who got the last pancake....so I should have made more! I love the simplicity of this recipe and will be making again soon."

-magpie diner

Microwave Chocolate Mug Brownie

"Super quick and easy when you're wanting something sweet... Only downside was that it was EXTREMELY rich and that's coming from a big time sweets eater :) We put ice cream on top of it and I'm not sure I could've eaten it without ice cream. I couldn't finish the entire mug due to the richness of this brownie! If you love chocolate though, this is definitely for you :)"

-leilei1202

Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup!

"DH, who considers himself a tortilla soup connoisseur, said "Baby, this is the best tortilla soup I have ever had, hands down." And then he helped himself to another huge bowl. :) Served with sour cream, chips and sliced avocado, then emailed the recipe to everyone I know. Everyone who has tried it, raves about it. Freezes very well. Freeze in portion-sized freezer safe bowls, then take to work and pop in the microwave for a fast, tasty lunch. This is a 10 star recipe. Healthy and delicious."

-Faux Chef Lael

Easy Sugar Cookies

"I test made this recipe to see if I could double the batch, it worked great! Fabulous and super easy to work with, not needing to chill first is a real bonus! I love the cookie without the icing, my husband loves it with. Great for decorating! Highly recommend this recipe for the home baker."

-mishy_bc

Scratch Pancakes

"Very easy to make in about 5 minutes. The recipe made 9 pancakes, 6 inches round - fluffy, very light. I was pleased that butter and syrup didn't "water log" the cakes. You could add any fruit in this recipe. Overall these were the best I've ever made."

-danny sayre

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

"Great and simple recipe! It was simple and easy enough that I could see me making this on any given day. I stuck strictly to the recipe as it is printed here. I thought the ingredients/proportions were spot on. i put leftovers into the refrigerator and it was even better the next day! I could definitely see me using this in recipes that call for cream of mushroom soup. I imagine it will take any other recipe up a notch or two and will impress the heck out of my friends and family at the next potluck dinner."

-Zen Foodie

Homemade Pie Crust

"Did a half and half butter to shortening for a bit more flavor. Great crust!"

-Gay Gilmore

Easy Stir Fry Sauce

"Good basic sauce, with some hot sauce or red pepper flakes it has much more flavor, you can control the heat as desired. With that addition I'd give it 5 stars, but added heat is a matter of personal preference it certainly is quick and easy."

-jaybee chef

Steak (Or Chicken) Fajitas

"The family had that look like when you throw a handful of crumbs at a bunch of pigeons. They all swoop into a pile knocking each other over to get there first and fight for the best spot."

-gailanng

Carb Free Cloud Bread

"I love to make this, I put it in a cookie pan and spread it to the size of the pan then cut into slice bread size.. Love them with tuna and egg salad...Yummy"

-izzylin

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

"Oh yummy! These were just like the ones I had growing up. The turned out crispy on the outside & soft on the inside- just perfect. Simple comfort food at it's best."

-Faeanne

Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie

"I must say...this recipe is HIGHLY recommended to all. I am a very particular about recipes; but THIS ONE IS A KEEPER. I used all the ingredients mentioned in the recipe as well as followed all of the instructions."

-msbabette

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

"This is my go to recipe for a Philly Cheesesteak now! I love it!! SO easy and tastes perfect! I can even easily modify it to make a "Philly ChickenSteak" as well."

-MacnMyasmom

Easy Oven-Baked Cod

"I really liked this recipe. So easy and so healthy. I like how the crust stayed crispy."

-Naomi Up North

Low & Slow Oven Baked Ribs

"This is 5 star fabulous!! I know everybody loves to be creative and go off on their own little adventures with any recipe, and this one does have its share of modifications. But just following this recipe exactly is as simple and delicious as it gets. Perfect every time."

-SoCalFoodNut

Simple Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

"I tried this recipe and the corn came out GREAT! I just slathered my cobs in salted butter, wrapped them in aluminum foil, and baked at 450* for 45 minutes as I had read in another review. Texture was perfect. I like salt, though, so they could've used a bit more in my opinion, but I was quite pleased. Easy, and came out almost like KFC corn, just not as sweet."

-kattgirl81

Moist and Delicious Banana Bread

"I have cooked this recipe four times now and it has been perfect every time. The best banana bread going."

-Lance T.

Turkey Meatballs

"PERFECT! This recipe was great. I did 350 for 30 min. as suggested and they came out just right. Tender, juicy, and the perfect color. Seasoning in this is clean and crisp. And best of all I have everything on hand, no going to the grocery store. This will definately become a family staple for us. And BTW it's pretty healthy!"

-TexasFreeSpirit

Turkey Meatloaf

"My search for the perfect turkey meatloaf recipe is over (I have seriously tried more than 15 recipes). We loved this. Really Moist, actually bordering on TOO moist."

-KitchenAndCraftAdve

Crispy Baked Chicken Leg Quarters

"This really is an easy and flavorful chicken recipe. I used 4 big thighs and seasoned them on a dinner plate, using all of the suggested spices and low sodium soy sauce. OMG they were fabulous! They came out so crispy, juicy and tender. This one goes into my regular rotation for sure."

-Deely

The Best Browned Beef Stew Ever

"After reading numerous recipes and reviews, I settled on this one for my 1st ever stew. Yumm! I served over egg noodles for a one-dish meal. Was about 90 min total cooking time and so worth it."

-dawn2701

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

"Absolutely wonderful! I suggest letting it sit at least 1 day, but in my opinion the flavor is perfect at about 2. I've made it several times, and each time is just as good as the last. I find I prefer red peppers in the place of green, just because the sweetness adds an extra snap."

-CarolynB

Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

"After this recipe , I'm returning the cough syrup I bought this a.m. Most excellent concoction! A toddy a day will keep the ER at bay."

-amygray798

Pan Grilled Pork Chops

"These turned out amazing! I was generous with the salt and pepper and extra generous with the thyme. Served with steamed green beans. Truly delicious! "

-sallymee

Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

"This has become my new pecan pie recipe! I love the gooey-ness of the filling. The smaller the pie plate, the thicker the filling (obviously) which makes it richer!! Amazing what a difference dissolving the sugar makes. Try it, you'll love it..."

-Lobstr89

Buffalo Chicken Dip

"This is a great recipe. Serve with celery sticks, chips, bread, whatever! There are NEVER any leftovers!"

-esnotary

Best Ever Banana Muffins

"I used a cup of whole wheat flour and half-cup of oats, soaked in the liquids for a few minutes until soft. What a wonderful, moist, no-fuss muffin. Recipe doubled no problem."

-Soldier Girl

Perfect Pasta Salad

"I would give this 10 plus stars! It is incredible! All the reviews saying how great it was are correct. I was never a big pasta salad fan but this made me change my mind. I will throw out all my other recipes for pasta salad. Go ahead and make the whole amount -it will be gone. No one can stop eating it. The dressing makes this salad perfect!"

-bad kitty 1116

Broil a Perfect Steak

"I was really happy to have this recipe during the winter when we couldn't use our grill. Steaks got a great sear on the outside, but stayed nice and pink on the inside."

-Baby Duck

Oven Roasted Broccoli

"My husband and I devoured about a pound of broccoli after making this recipe- we couldn't leave it alone! Between roasting and grilling my veggies, I doubt I'll ever go back to steaming."

-saucy sal

Awesome Baked Ham

"OMG!!! Until I tried this recipe, I wasn't wild about baked ham. Boopster, I will NEVER bake a ham any other way from now on! Because of this recipe, I love baked ham!! It was so moist and juicy, and just deeeeeeeeeelicious!"

-Irishcolleen

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

"These are delicious! We carved three medium sized pumpkins tonight and ended up with about 3 cups of seeds so I doubled the butter and we seasoned with about 2 teaspoons garlic powder and 2 teaspoons of seasoned salt. We cooked them for 15 minutes then took them out and stirred them and we repeated this twice so they cooked just perfectly in about 45 minutes total baking time."

-SaraFish

Peanut Butter Balls

"Wow!! These are wonderful! I can't believe how easy they are. I used creamy peanut butter, and dipped them in semi-sweet and milk chocolate. That way everybody got their favorite.I put them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to set. So easy and so good. Thanks for a great recipe. It will get a lot of use! :-)"

-MizzNezz

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