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."


Easy Stove-Top Macaroni & Cheese

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


Oven Crisp Chicken Wings

"This is one of those recipes that actually works!!! Didn't take long to mix the flour and spices, then pop in the oven. I sprayed with olive oil spray instead of rolling in butter, and they came out so crisp. Even after being refrigerated, they were still crispy! Great/ simple recipe."


Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

"Fantastic cookies!!!! I haven't made peanut butter cookies for at least a year and upon tasting one of these, I just kept going and ate 3. Then my 19 yo DS and his girlfriend came back from classes and they also just loved these cookies. I made 1/2 of the recipe, but it still made 30 cookies using my cookie scoop. The only change I made was to add a few shakes of sea salt from my shaker and rather than rolling them into balls and then in sugar, I just dipped my fork into the sugar before making the marks in my scoops, much easier. Mine cooked perfectly in 7 minutes. They are slightly crisp on the edges and soft in the middle, just perfect. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe that I will definitely be repeating."


The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

"This recipe easily rivals the beef & broccoli found at ANY local Chinese restaurant. So delicious, but I made a few minor changes: I used 2 minced garlic cloves in addition to garlic powder, minced fresh ginger rather than ground, and I added sesame oil. I also let the beef (I used thin sirloin steaks) marinate for about 30 mins. before cooking. This is so delicious - can't wait to try it next w/ chicken and/or shrimp."


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

"This method is awesome! For those trying to find the hickory smoked salt, the brand I use is "Spice Islands" they have it some of my local grocery stores, but it is available online too. I cook the ribs 2 hours in the foil packet as suggested, and I place the packet on a cookie sheet (in case of leaks. After two hours I remove them from the oven. I then turn up the oven temp to 350 degrees. I open the foil and roll back the edges to expose the ribs, (watch out for the steam!) and tilt the pan and use a small measuring cup to remove the excess liquid. Then, I slather the meaty side of the ribs with sauce, and return them to oven for 30-45 mins. Just our preference, as the sauce doesn't burn or char and I don't have to watch them so closely. Fabulous ribs, and clean up is so easy!"


Perfect Basic White Rice

"I've banished the boil in the bag variety and retired my rice cooker - I've found Mama's method, tried & true! I have used this method with white rice and par-boiled with no problems (other than it's hard to put the fork down!) I usually make this with chicken broth in lieu of water, as my family loves it."

-Jug OMud

Ground Beef Stuffed Green Bell Peppers With Cheese

"Loved the recipe, but had to change up a bit. Next time I will pre-cook the rice and add corn. I added 8-oz. tomato sauce, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. sugar, 3 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce, topped with Italian bread crumbs. Yum!!!!"


Scalloped Potatoes

"This was awesome! I did add a dash of garlic powder, a squirt of prepared mustard and a little black pepper, about 1/3 c. minced onion, and used a Cheddar-Monterrey Jack cheese blend. This was the best scalloped potato recipe I have ever used! I cannot wait to make it again!"


Boiled Corn on the Cob

"i thought the recipe was perfect as is, it brought me back to some very fond childhood memories. I could never even imagine not piling on a bunch of salt, pepper, and butter because that's what my taste buds prefer."

-Michelle K.

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."


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."


Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat)

"Yum yum yum... this soup totally blew me away... it's DELICIOUS. As a former Olive Garden employee who has the taste of Zuppa Toscana burned in my tastebuds, I can truly say that my soup tonight came out as a PERFECT match. Remember this soup should have a nice zing to it so I found that hot italian sausage worked beautifully. What a fabulous soup for chilly weather! Bon Appetit!"

-Dans La Lune

Perfect Poached Eggs

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


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

"I did this recipe as stated with no extra add ins. The result was simply burger heaven. This was the first time I attempted to prepare my own patties. I will never by the frozen junk again. This is too easy to make and adds a whole new definition of burger. This was the best burger I have ever had!"

-stinsniper ..

Chicken Parmesan

"I made this tonight, I was in a hurry .. This is not merely "VERY good", it is EXCELLENT !! Easy and quick, my husband loved it .. he said it is as good as anything you might get in a restaurant."


Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

"I read lots of the reviews and they do not do justice to how AWESOME these cookies are! SO easy my 3 and 5 yr old kids did it by themselves (with supervision). They are THE BEST COOKIES EVER! I can hardly stop eating them!"


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

"Excellent recipe!! I followed it to the letter and no need to reduce the flour at all. I made all kind of shapes - even the mini stars came out perfect!! The taste was delicious!!"


Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

"This is a very nice and simple recipe! Although the cupcakes turned out very nice, they were a little bland. I would recommend adding a little extra sugar. I would also recommend reducing the baking time by 2-3 minutes. But overall, this is a great recipe!"


Teriyaki Sauce

"Phenomenal! I wanted to find a good recipe that my sister could have -- she has Celiac disease and can't have gluten, so readily available bottled sauce isn't something we can use. This was just wonderful. I had her taste the sauce and she said it tasted just like what she remembered from the restaurants. Five stars and two thumbs up!"


Old-Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

"This was my first time attempting to make a Vegetable Beef Soup, but this recipe made it so easy! And it was OMG delicious!! I omitted the hot pepper sauce for personal preference and added a half can of tomato sauce; I also added extra potato and some cabbage, and it came out wonderful!"


Best Ever Bruschetta

"YUM! This is great as is, but I do a couple of things differently: I add about 1/2 cup parmesan, and another 1/2-1 cup mozzarella, and then put on bread in the oven at 350 for about 10 mins. It's cheesy, tomato-ey, bubbly and delicious!"


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. Have never had an issue with watery leftovers. I don’t use a blender, instead I just mix everything in one bowl. And refidgerate for a while. Easy to adjust this to taste."

-Stevee D.

Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

"This was an awesome soup. And whether this tastes exactly like Panera who cares, it is fantastic. The flavors were outstanding. The only thing I changed was I grated the carrot instead of julienned and I used my immersion blender in it for just a few seconds at the end. Everything turned out fantastic. I loved it and it is such a filling soup too. This is a soup I will be making again."


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!"


Sugar Cookie Icing

"This icing is very adaptable. For flavoring, I used 2 drops of clear vanilla, and 1 drop each of lemon and almond extract. I've thinned the icing with milk to make a glaze, thickened a bit with more powdered sugar to pipe, and used it as is to spread on cookies. I really like that it dries to a glossy finish instead of dull (and tasteless) like royal icing."


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!"


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?"


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. :)"


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!"


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!"


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."


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."


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."


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 :)"


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."


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."


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"


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."


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."


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."


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."


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."


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!"


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."


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."


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."


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."


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."


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! "


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..."


Buffalo Chicken Dip

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


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!"


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."


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! :-)"