A Look Back at 2021's Top 10 Recipes

Our top 2021 dishes range from gourmet to weeknight stir-fries, which makes sense. It was a big year for many things, but home cooks especially. We had more cooking opportunities than we could handle between being stuck at home for months, attending our first post-vaccine picnics and potlucks, and seeing friends and family for the holidays.

Tortellini and spinach soup is the ultimate winter-to-spring meal—smooth, light, and springy.

1. Lemony Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Dill

If you have a desire for a Parisian meal at ten o'clock at night, all you need is a good steak and this straightforward pan sauce.

2 . Strip Steak au Poivre

In this lentil soup that takes about thirty minutes to prepare, green curry paste imparts a spicy and multifaceted flavor.

3. Green Curry Lentil Soup

Should we call this gnocchi pasta? You only need one pan and twenty-five minutes to make this dish (is it a salad?) with a jammy cherry tomato sauce.

 

4. Sheet-Pan Gnocchi

With none of the rolling involved, this dish has all of the tastes of Eastern European cabbage rolls.

 

5. Cabbage Roll Casserole

This Chinese American sesame chicken riff is sesame-y from the sauce up: Tahini (untraditional but logical) provides richness, while sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds finish the flavor.

 

6. Sesame Tofu With Broccoli

Ingenious muffin tin baking gives these chocolate chunklet cookies crunchy, caramelized edges and soft centers.

7. Caramel Crunch–Chocolate Chunklet Cookies

It is simple and uncomplicated. The real deal when it comes to decadence is this banana pudding. 

8. Classic Banana Pudding

To accommodate your hectic mornings, this warm and comfortable baked oatmeal that is adorned with carrots, apples, and raisins is the perfect breakfast option for you to prepare ahead of time.

9 . Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

This evening version of Diana Yen's favorite Thai rotisserie chicken is prepared in a single skillet and features coconut milk, lime juice, and fish sauce, all of which contribute a significant amount of umami.

 

10. Thai Roast Chicken Thighs With Coconut Rice

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