The Most Popular Recipes of 2021

Take a walk down memory lane with a roundup of the most popular recipes of 2021 on Just a Taste, plus a look back at the most memorable moments.

In many ways, 2021 felt like 2020 on repeat. We continued to find comfort in the homemade meals and, when possible, small get-togethers to remind us of the times before the world changed so drastically.

As we enter year three (it’s hard to even imagine that), I’ve taken a look back at all that 2021 had to offer on the culinary front. If no-yeast bread was the defining recipe of 2020, then no-yeast cinnamon rolls stole the 2021 show.

One of my proudest professional accomplishments of my career was the publication of my debut cookbook, The Secret Ingredient Cookbook. It was a whirlwind experience to share a project I spent years perfecting.

Kelly Senyei holding a copy of The Secret Ingredient Cookbook

Other highlights included many appearances on The Hallmark Channel, E! Daily Pop and The Rachael Ray Show (even more on that to come in 2022!). You can catch most of them on my sizzle reel on YouTube!

I’d like to thank each of the 15 million of you that shared a virtual seat at my table this year. Reading your thousands of comments, emails and direct messages is truly the reason I continue to create easy but impressive recipes the whole family will love. With your support, this community has grown into the biggest it’s ever been in the 13 years since I first hit “publish” on Just a Taste.

So without further ado, your Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2021 were…

10. Sticky Pineapple Chicken: Get the Recipe

Two pineapple bowls filled with chicken and white rice

9. 30-Minute Homemade Flour Tortillas: Get the Recipe

A stack of homemade tortillas in a blue towel with cheese and cilantro in the background

8. Monster Cookies: Get the Recipe

Monster Cookies studded with mini chocolate chips and M&Ms

7. Beer-Battered Onion Rings: Get the Recipe

A plate of fried onion rings with beer and ketchup in the background

6. Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters: Get the Recipe

Stack of Quick and Crispy Vegetable Fritters topped with sour cream and sliced scallions

5. 5-Minute Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Get the Recipe

A top-down view of a chocolate cake with buttercream

4. 5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters: Get the Recipe

Tall stack of 5-ingredient zucchini fritters topped with sour cream and scallions

3. Quick and Easy Corn Fritters: Get the Recipe

Quick and Easy Corn Fritters Recipe

2. Baked Feta Pasta: Get the Recipe

Baked feta in a baking dish with tomatoes

1. Easy Beef and Broccoli: Get the Recipe

Easy Beef and Broccoli in a nonstick sauté pan, white rice in a small brown bowl and sesame seeds in a small white ramekin with chopsticks resting on top.
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