These twenty recipes were one small way we helped get ourselves through 2020—the meals we turned to over and over for sustenance and support!
Top Recipes of 2020
We cooked our way through 2020.
We baked, chopped and stirred our way through loneliness, exhaustion, fear, burnout and grief. Everyone scrambled to get quick dinners on the table and we all baked cookies to get through the slow days of isolation. Meals at home and at restaurants were moved outdoors and onto Zoom. And many reevaluated grocery budgets and sought out pantry-focused meals. And cocktails….everyone learned how to make their own adult beverages.
The Noble Pig archives have thousands of recipes – but this year, your clicks converged. Below, starting with number 20, you’ll find the twenty most popular recipes on this site in 2020 – the dishes you searched for and cooked over and over.
Grilling a quick and easy meal has never been so easy. These tender and Juicy Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Peach Glaze come together quickly for a dinner your family and friends will not soon forget. The glaze can be put together in minutes, while the pork chops undergo a quick brine. Get this easy meal in your dinner rotation now!
A life-changing Gingery Pork Ramen recipe because honestly, it’s going to rock your world. The ground pork turns this ramen into a hearty meal with a pop of flavor you’ve never quite tasted before. This pork ramen is one of the first meals my son requests when he returns home from college because it’s that good, not to mention so easy to make.
This Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze will have your family and friends up in arms and begging for seconds. Maybe you should make two.
Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Style Beef to make easily at home. Serve it in a warm tortilla and enjoy it’s deliciousness. The leftovers, if there are any, are also amazing.
Whip up these Low Carb Air Fryer Pickles in minutes. The perfect guiltless snack for any gathering.
It has taken years to perfect this recipe. This is The Best One Pot-Stove Top Chicken and Rice I have ever tasted (yes it’s true!). So easy to throw together on a weeknight, but has all the flavor you would expect in a weekend dish.
Easy-Artisan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary bread is a delicious, no-fail recipe.
12. Orange Glazed Pork Chops
Orange Glazed Pork Chops, with only five ingredients, are ready in minutes and make a delicious dinner on a weeknight or weekend.
This Low Calorie Turkey Chili is so jammed with flavor, you’ll forget you are eating something healthy.
10. Avocado and Three Bean Salad
A filling and satisfying dish, this Avocado and Three Bean Salad is the perfect side to any meal. It’s ready in minutes and you likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator.
Nothing tastes more like summer than a Blackberry Crumble. Even if you’ve never baked from scratch, you will find this recipe so easy to put together.
We love dipping into this dip with thin pretzels and shoving the dip into our mouths. Yes shoving. Sorry for the visual, but it’s true, we like to shove it. Carrots are good for dipping too. But pretzels…yay!
And you know what else? Serve this as a relish or a tartar sauce next to salmon. It’s the best.
This Easy Pineapple Coleslaw is going to remind you of summer all year long. Enjoy as a side dish or top your favorite pulled pork sandwich or chicken burger with this one.
The perfect lemon drop martini should be refreshingly tart, not cloyingly sweet. Lucky for you, this is The Most Refreshing Lemon Drop Martini! Give it a try soon.
The Dirty Shirley is an adult version of the famous Shirley Temple cocktail. This Dirty Shirley cocktail pays homage to the child star known to complain that her namesake drink was too sweet!
No surprise here that this post was so close to number one with everyone focusing on pantry staples in 2020. Canned chicken is a life and time-saving pantry staple we should all regularly keep on our kitchen shelves. Here are three delicious canned chicken recipes I have been making my family for over twenty years. Canned chicken is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal.
Why would you want to drink anything other than the World’s Best Cosmopolitan Cocktail? The only thing girly about this cosmo drink is its color.
It’s so refreshing, you just might never drink a different cocktail again.
This Dill Pickle Soup recipe has swept the nation! A tangy, delicious and over-the-top version of Dill Pickle Soup to be exact. This recipe will become a staple in your household.
I would have never guessed making salmon in an air fryer would have produced the most tender and juicy salmon every time. I promise this Perfect Air Fryer Salmon will become your new way to conquer salmon in the kitchen.
Top 2020 Honorable Mention Recipes
The following recipes came so close to being in the Top 20…
- The Best Tater Tot Dipping Sauce
- Italian Stuffed Mushrooms
- 15-Minute Mexican Chicken Soup with Avocado
- Taco Noodle Casserole
- Green Chile Enchilada Casserole
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