Our 20 Most Popular, Most Delicious Recipes of the Last 10 Years

Imagine how many recipes you make over the span of a decade. In between the “just OK” and “never cooking this again,” there are rare bright spots—dishes that you want to make over and over, they’re that good. Over the past ten years, PureWow has published roughly 1,500 recipes. And while they’re all delicious in their own ways, some just hit the tastebuds differently. These are the 20 recipes you (and we) have loved the most.

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20. Baby Blooming Onions

Mini just tastes better. We don’t make the rules.

19. Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

The individual portions are just the right amount, and the mason jar packaging is a lot cuter than a standard pie dish. (And once again, you don’t have to share.)

18. The Best Potatoes Au Gratin Ever

The name says it all. These spuds are smothered in cream sauce and lots of cheese for a rich, comforting side that can be made ahead and held in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it.

17. Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

We’re huge advocates for store-bought pie crust. This just turns the volume up a little (OK, a lot.) Pair it with pumpkin, why don’t you?

16. Spaghetti With Avocado Pasta Sauce

Pomodoro? Eh. Ragù? Not today. We’re having creamy, dreamy bright green avocado sauce.

15. Skillet Gnocchi With Sausage And Broccoli Rabe

It’s hearty, delicious and tastes like you spent all day making it. (It takes 30 minutes, FYI.)

14. Ina Garten’s Updated Chicken Marbella

Is anyone actually surprised that a Barefoot Contessa recipe made this list? She’s practically the patron saint of our kitchen.

13. Easy One-pan Ratatouille

Usually, ratatouille requires cooking each vegetable separately—and slowly. Our version might not be as authentic, but it’s weeknight friendly, and that’s saying a lot.

12. General Tso’s Cauliflower

Is this dish on the menu at your local takeout spot? We didn’t think so.

11. Cauliflower Fried Rice

When in doubt, make it with cauliflower and put an egg on it.

10. Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken

Thanks to your trusty cast-iron skillet, this roast chicken is completely hands-off and oh so seasonal. You don’t even have to brown it on the stove before putting it in the oven.

9. Slow-cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Toss nine ingredients into your Crock-Pot, press a button and walk away. (Best. Dinner. Ever.)

8. Cheese And Bacon Baked Potatoes

We’ve never met a potato we didn’t like. This one has cheese and bacon to seal the deal.

7. Cheater’s White Wine Coq Au Vin

We simplified this French masterpiece so it cooks in under an hour. Sure, Julia Child might not approve of our shortcuts, but one bite and you definitely will.

6. Baked Mac-and-cheese Bites

It’s hard to improve on a classic. That’s why we made it bite-size and utterly snackable. Your go-to, made for on-the-go.

5. Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you hated Brussels sprouts growing up, it might be because you never had them glazed in sriracha-honey and roasted until delightfully caramelized.

4. One-pot, 15-minute Pasta Limone

Behold, a dinner that doesn’t require a last-minute trek to the grocery, special ingredients or a ton of time. We’d make it every weeknight if we could.

3. Cacio E Pepe

It’s a six-ingredient pasta dish that takes 20 minutes to make. What’s not to love?

2. Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Mug

You’re craving a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. But you don’t want to dirty the entire kitchen and you definitely don’t want to share. That’s where this single-serve mug of deliciousness comes in.

1. Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Not to brag, but we were so ahead of the cauliflower trend. This dish is as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation, so naturally it’s our top recipe of all time.

Katherine Gillen

Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
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