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."


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 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."


Easy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

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

-Kimberly D.

Beth's Melt in Your Mouth Barbecue Ribs

"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!"


Perfect 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!"


Ground Beef-Stuffed 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."


The Best Belgian Waffles

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


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

"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."


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

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


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."


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."


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!"


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 (Greek 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."


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 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."


Proper Spaghetti Squash

"Outstanding! 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

"This is exactly what I was looking for: versatile, well-proportioned, small batch vinaigrette. The variations are a great bonus."


Chinese Fried Rice

"We're used to Chinese take-out, but this recipe is even better. I would recommend it to anyone who has a craving for good, authentic Chinese fried rice."


Pan-Seared Steak (Stove-To-Oven Method)

"I tried this technique tonight since 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

"These were the best homemade brownies I have ever baked, nice and fudgy on the inside and perfectly flaky on the outside. I made a double batch in a larger pan and they were absolutely perfect!"


Basic Pancake Mix

"Aunt Jemima move over... These are so easy, why would you buy a mix? They taste great and have a very nice texture."

-Michelle S.

NYC Corned Beef & Cabbage

"I’ve been making this recipe for 5 years now. It’s my go-to. Perfectly written and tastes perfect too. Follow it exactly and you will have no problems."


Moist Roasted Chicken

"I absolutely love this recipe! It always comes out perfectly moist, and the skin is nice and crisp."


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."


Loaded Baked Potato Soup

"Love this recipe. Simple and delicious. I like to cook up the bacon first then caramelize the onion before adding them to the Crock Pot. This recipe is easy to alter and make your own. It's 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 high temperature gave them a beautiful color and the balsamic added tons of flavor."


5-Minute Vegan Pancakes

"So fluffy! I only had a little bit of wheat flour left, so I mostly used regular bread flour. Seriously, who needs eggs anymore at all with recipes like these?"


Microwave Chocolate Mug Brownie

"I added three crushed peppermint candies and a bit of chocolate syrup. It was amazing! My little sister and I couldn't get enough of it!"


Chicken Tortilla Soup

"Terrific recipe. Just perfect. When I make this, I use one rotisserie chicken (minus skin and bones, of course). It is the perfect quantity of chicken and makes this recipe super fast."


Easy Sugar Cookies

"I've made dozens of sugar cookie recipes and this one surpasses them all. It's hard to believe because sugar cookies have just about all the same basic ingredients, but this recipe makes the chewiest, tastiest, most amazing cookies."


Scratch Pancakes

"Very easy to make in about 5 minutes. 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

Cream of Mushroom Soup

"Great and easy. For a little elegant taste I blended some black truffle salt into the cream. It's expensive but well worth it."

-Chef Paul

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 sheet pan and spread it out, then cut it into loaf-sized slices. Love to eat them with tuna and egg salad. Yummy!"


Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

"These were just like the ones I had growing up. They turned out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside; just perfect. Simple comfort food at its best."


Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie

"This was amazing! Remember too that Shepherd's Pie is one of those dishes that can be made earlier in the day and just tossed in the oven when you are ready. A chilled dish just takes a bit longer to heat."


Philly Cheesesteak

"Having been born and raised in the Philly area, I was used to being able to get great cheesesteaks. However, once I moved to North Carolina, they became a distant memory. I made this recipe last night and was thrilled with the results."


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

"Works like a charm! My baby back ribs turn out juicy and tender every time. I usually add to the depth of flavor by adding a little bourbon or whiskey to the bottom of the pan before I cover it with foil and start the baking process. Then I cook as directed."


Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

"Much better than water-logged cobs boiled in water. Remember to place a baking sheet underneath to catch any butter that may seep through the foil."


Moist & 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

"I was craving meatballs but wanted to use a healthier alternative to beef. Most of the other ground turkey recipes I've tried came out pretty dry, so I was hesitant. However, these meatballs were super moist and delicious!"


Turkey Meatloaf

"To me, the test of a good meatloaf is one that can stand alone, without a sauce on it. And this one does."


Crispy Baked Chicken Legs

"This really is an easy and flavorful chicken recipe. OMG they were fabulous! They came out so crispy, juicy and tender. This one goes into my regular rotation for sure."


Browned Beef Stew

"Made this tonight following the recipe exactly for my folks and they couldn't stop raving about it. I used chuck roast stew meat, which was great with the recommended cook time. This dish comes out with a nice thick "gravy" and plenty of meat and vegetables."

-Camdens Mom

Crock Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage

"I took the advice of others and waited to put my cabbage, potatoes and baby carrots in until the five hour mark. Then I cooked it on high for another hour and a half. It came out wonderfully!"


Hot Toddy Cold Remedy

"After using this recipe, I'm returning the cough syrup I bought this morning. It's a 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! "


Southern Pecan Pie

"This has become my new pecan pie recipe! I love the gooey-ness of the filling. Amazing what a difference dissolving the sugar makes. Try it; you'll love it."


Buffalo Chicken Dip

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


Best-Ever Banana Muffins

"This one's a keeper! I have made so many different muffin recipes over the years but these are hands-down the simplest fluffiest, moistest, bestest yet! I had some nice, ripe bananas, so I tripled the recipe."


Perfect Pasta Salad

"This pasta salad is beautiful in color and has a very refreshing taste. The dressing is nice and zesty. I took it to work to share with my co-workers and we all agreed it was worth 5 stars."


Perfect Broiled 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 them."

-saucy sal

Awesome Baked Ham

"I have made this three times (as directed) now and it has turned out perfectly every time. This is my go-to recipe. Everyone loves it and says it's the juiciest ham they have ever tasted."


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

"Throwing out pumpkin seeds should be a crime with tasty recipes like this around. We added a bit of chilli powder for a slightly spicy seed. They were gone in minutes. Next time we need a bigger pumpkin!"


Peanut Butter Balls

"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."