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High 10 Reader Favourite Recipes in 2021


From soups to skillet meals, salads and extra, these are the High 10 reader favourite recipes on Iowa Woman Eats in 2021!

photo collage of 2021 reader favorite recipes

Howdy howdy!! I hope you had the perfect Christmas if you happen to have a good time, and a superb weekend regardless!

We had a phenomenal Christmas day — actually, it was sunny and almost 50 levels (keep bizarre, Iowa) — and stuffed ourselves siiilly with Brown Bag Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Inexperienced Bean Casserole, plus extra Vacation Salad than you may shake a stick at.

I almost needed to shake a stick at my youngsters to fend them off the serving bowl. It’s at all times an enormous hit!

Talking of, the children have been a lot enjoyable this yr and their screams of pleasure whereas opening items have been such a pleasure to listen to and watch. As Mothers we normally must ask our youngsters to “smile!” whereas taking photos, so it was unimaginable to see their faces shine with real pleasure. Undecided why I don’t get the identical response after asking for the twenty seventh image by the slide on the park, however — I suppose I get it. 😉 It was a magical one, for positive!

I go away 2021 bursting with gratitude for my household and their good well being, my job, my mates, and for YOU. I actually have one of the best readers on this planet. Many people have been cooking and rising collectively for over a decade! Whether or not we’ve been cooking collectively for a yr or a day, I respect you greater than .

That mentioned, right now I’m sharing the highest 10 new recipes you cooked from Iowa Woman Eats in 2021. I really like penning this submit every year as a result of I get to take a deep dive into analytics and see what resonated with you and your households essentially the most. By the way in which, it really makes my day after I hear a few recipe being a success with you or a member of the family. I learn each single remark that is available in and, once more, I simply respect you cooking my recipes so very a lot.

Do you could have any New Yr/NYE plans? Lincoln is begging to remain up till midnight and I’ve little question that he’ll be capable of keep up longer than me. ACTUALLY, I’ve a recipe that I’ll be sharing someday within the subsequent few days which may assist with that. 😉 Keep tuned!

2017 Reader Favorite Recipes

Within the meantime, listed here are the highest 10 new recipes on Iowa Woman Eats in 2021. Did any of your favorites make the checklist? 

High Recipes from Earlier Years

#1 One Pot Gnocchi Hen Pot Pie

As a recipe developer, it’s at all times an unimaginable feeling when a dish you create immediately takes off, and One Pot Gnocchi Hen Pot Pie was a type of dishes. You began making it the day I shared it, and haven’t stopped. This dish is SO simple and comforting — it comes as zero shock that it was the #1 recipe on IGE in 2021!

Reader Ann mentioned: “My husband LOVED this, and I did, too. It was simple and never loads of mess. He even had a man at work attempt to commerce him for a burger and fries from the native diner”

gnocchi chicken pot pie in a bowl

#2 Huge Mac Salad

Everyone knows Huge Macs aren’t essentially the most wholesome selection on this planet, which is why the recipe for a Huge Mac Salad was such a success. It’s a useless ringer for the actual factor — proper right down to the particular sauce — however is served as a salad. So, so good – I’m thrilled you liked this dish as a lot as I did!

Reader Connie mentioned: “Made this for dinner. Higher than a Huge Mac and more healthy. It’s a keeper!”

Overhead Photo of a big mac salad

#3 Hen Pad Thai (No Tamarind)

The recipe for Hen Pad Thai has been years within the making. I’ve at all times wished to create a restaurant-quality Hen Pad Thai recipe that didn’t name for tamarind, which may be onerous to seek out, but in addition didn’t name for ketchup, which is a well-liked tamarind swap (I simply couldn’t bear to do it.) The outcome was this traffic-busting recipe!

Reader Megan mentioned: “Oh man, this was good. Top-of-the-line issues I’ve eaten in a very long time. I’ve made loads of your recipes with nice outcomes, however this one actually stands out – good work!”

Close up photo of bowl of chicken pad thai

#4 Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars have been a lot enjoyable to develop, and I really like that a lot of you have been capable of put your individual spin on this tremendous easy and “quaint” (in the very best method) dessert recipe. I can style the puckery-sweet lemon filling simply by wanting on the photograph. They’re unimaginable!

Reader Amy mentioned: “Palms down, one of the best and best lemon bars! I made them for my daughters bridal bathe after testing them twice earlier than they usually have been such an enormous hit!!!”

Close up photo of a gluten free lemon bar

#5 Tacky Hen & Rice Inexperienced Bean Casserole

Frankenstein mash ups have been the secret for a number of recipes developed this yr, and Tacky Hen and Rice Inexperienced Bean Casserole was considered one of them. I mixed Inexperienced Bean Casserole with Tacky Hen and Rice Casserole, and the outcome was a HUGE hit with you. It tastes like the vacations with much less work.

Reader Ivy mentioned: “Made this for the primary time final night time. It won’t be the final! So good and comforting in a Thanksgiving-y form of method. My youngsters wolfed it up and didn’t even discover the mushrooms.”

cheesy rice casserole in a baking dish

#6 Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

I’m a sucker for coconut purple curry and Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup satisfies that fixed craving of mine. You guys adored this soup and a number of other folks use it for entertaining. That’s how good (but simple!) this soup recipe is. You’ll return for bowl after bowl.

Reader Victoria mentioned: “This has been a household hit, so I made a decision to attempt it for an grownup banquet. SUCCESS! … One visitor went again 3 occasions!”

Overhead photo of a bowl of Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

#7 Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

It’s enjoyable to dream up unconventional recipes, however typically the classics like Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Soup actually hit the spot. This recipe tastes like a soup you’d discover at a neighborhood deli or cafe and is so satisfying. One other prompt hit with you guys!

Reader Carmin mentioned: “This soup is completely wonderful! … I’ll make this over and over. I need to attempt including hen as nicely. Thanks a lot for this scrumptious recipe.”

creamy mushroom and wild rice soup in a bowl with crostini

#8 Sesame Peanut Sauce Noodles

Just like Hen Pad Thai, Sesame Peanut Sauce Noodles is a recipe I’ve tried to good for YEARS — so glad to have lastly nailed it! I make this recipe for dinner so much as a result of it’s so fast and straightforward. I really like that it’s grow to be a weeknight staple for a lot of of you as nicely.

Reader Lindsey mentioned: “This was the BOMB! Oh my. So addictive. And that sauce was drinkable. My mouth is watering eager about the leftovers I get to eat tonight (and after I’m gonna make it once more)!!”

Close up Photo of sesame peanut sauce noodles in a bowl

#9 Tacky Bacon Butternut Squash Gnocchi Skillet

File Tacky Bacon Butternut Squash Gnocchi Skillet beneath simply loopy sufficient to work! The mixture of tremendous comforting components and flavors on this dish actually resonated with you. The truth that it goes from fridge to desk in simply 1 skillet is the icing on the cake.

Reader Steffi mentioned: “This was SO GOOD. My husband stored giving me the attention as I requested him to drag components from the fridge at varied phases of cooking… garlic, then maple syrup, then cheese, then child spinach. He stored saying “what are you making!?” However I knew it could work, and it 100% did. Positively shall be making this on repeat!”

Cast iron skillet of Cheesy Bacon Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Gnocchi

#10 Loaded Deviled Eggs

I refuse to let you know what number of Loaded Deviled Eggs I ate in 2021 – it was…so much!!! These infants have been hits in all places from summer season BBQs to vacation Bloody Mary bars. SO GOOD.

Reader Pat says: “We had these for our household father’s day dinner as an appetizer….I blinked they usually have been gone.”

Loaded deviiled eggs on a platter

Honorable Point out: Scalloped Potatoes

I simply posted the recipe for Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes so it didn’t have time to compete with the opposite recipes from this yr, however these potatoes are really so, so scrumptious. Ben and I each agreed we can not make them at some other time than the vacations as a result of there isn’t any stopping us as soon as a pan is made!!

Reader Marlena mentioned: “they turned out wonderful!!! Everybody wished seconds!! Thanks for such a scrumptious recipe.”

spoon scooping gluten free scalloped potatoes from a baking dish

Wishing you and yours all the perfect in 2022! Thanks once more from the underside of my coronary heart for each go to and recipe you make from Iowa Woman Eats!

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