Your Favorite 15 Recipes of 2015

Readers' Choice Top 15 Recipes of 2015. These are tried, tested, and loved by home cooks, so you know every single one is good! From breakfast to dinner to dessert, this list has it all.

Here we are, at the end of 2015. It’s been a year of royal births (Princess Charlotte), Royal wins (go Kansas City!), and here on Well Plated, recipes you have deemed royally tasty.

The end of a calendar year, for me, is a natural moment of reflection, and so I wanted to take the opportunity to look back at the 146 (!) new recipes I published here on Well Plated in 2015. First of all, WOW. That is a lot of food and dishes and me chatting away at you. Thank you for being here and supporting me through those recipes. They wouldn’t mean a thing if I couldn’t share them with you.

Secondly, you had favorites! Of those 146, several stood out as consistent winners, and you’ve made some of these over and over again. I can’t say enough how much joy it brings me to think of these dishes finding life in your kitchen.

I did a little number crunching, and today, I’ll be highlighting the 15 most popular recipes from 2015, as well as sharing what you had to say about them. From easy-to-make muffins, to comforting chili, to green smoothies, to the most decadent of chocolate treats, your favorite recipes represented a little bit of everything, for every season.

Let’s take a look.

The best summer grilling recipe- Fajita Chicken Kebabs

#15. Fajita Chicken Kebabs

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these!!! The boyfriend is obsessed too, to the point that it’s almost become a joke, because we keep finding excuses to cook them. They are so easy and have so much flavor. We love them in tortillas, but honestly I like them plain too. Thanks for a great recipe!  – Susie

Homemade Caesar Dressing. Easy recipe with no eggs

#14. Homemade Caesar Dressing

This dressing is INCREDIBLE! I cannot get enough. I think the trick is real anchovies with a good quality  parmesan. Thanks for posting!!  – KR

Chicken Apple Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts. An easy, healthy one-pan dinner!

#13. Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, and Bacon

Hi Erin! I made this dish last night. I couldn’t believe the aroma of all the ingredients when I was cooking, it was unreal. My hubby came into the kitchen because of the amazing smell. It tasted equally delicious! I’m loving your blog and can’t wait to make more of the recipes! Thanks for sharing! – Vanessa

The BEST Cut Out Sugar Cookies from scratch with no-fail icing. A foolproof Christmas cookie recipe that even kids can make!

#12. Perfect Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Made these over the weekend with my kids, and you are right—they are PERFECT! This will be my go-to cut out cookie recipe now. The cream cheese makes them so soft and the dough was really easy to work with too. My only regret is not doubling the recipe. We devoured the whole batch in 2 days! – Joan

Mississippi Mud Pie Bars. Decadent chocolate marshmallow bars topped with fudge frosting. to die for!

#11. Mississippi Mud Pie Bars

Followed the recipe exactly and they were delicious!! – Sharon

Chocolate Chip Paleo Zucchini Bread

#10. Chocolate Chip Paleo Zucchini Bread

Saw this on Pinterest and made it half an hour later. Lol. They came out very moist and delicious! I am constantly craving chocolate, so this curved my sweet tooth beautifully. – Morgan

Super Summer Detox Salad

#9. Super Detox Salad

It was delish!  Very flavorful and it was indulgent without the guilt…I’ll be making this every week for my meal prep so I can eat it out the fridge, and it travels well…Thank you!J.

The BEST Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Quinoa Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

#8. Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili

I found this recipe a few months ago, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made it since! I’ve sent it to all my family and friends, and we are all obsessed with it! …I even shared the recipe with a lady in the grocery store when she asked what I was making!! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! <3 – Jessica

Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Chips. Gluten Free!

#7. Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

I noticed a big typo. You state that this recipe yields 16 bars, but your hand must have slipped when typing. This is obviously a single serving- it’s one serving, right? How else can you explain why I ate the whole pan? These are amazing and so easy you can put them together while holding a “helpful” 5 month old! – Korby

Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Bake with Eggplant and Tomatoes. A stunning one-bowl summer dish!

#6. Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake

Just cooked this dish for dinner and it was so yummy! Simple ingredients, yet full of wonderful flavor. Thank you for sharing! :)  – Kathryn

Kick Booty Kale Smoothie. A healthy green smoothie that will keep you full all morning!

#5 Kick Booty Kale Smoothie

Made this for breakfast this morning with a baby kale mix and vanilla yogurt and it was amazing!! I’m not sure if this is supposed to taste this good and be healthy for you! – Nachole

Skinny Greek Layer Dip

#4. Skinny Greek Seven Layer Dip

I made this for a beach party tonight. It was a hit. Simple to make and something different than the usual sour cream, mayo, or cream cheese-based dips. It’s a keeper!!! – Kathy

Perfect Balsamic Glazed Salmon. Easy, impessive and ready in 20 minutes!

#3. Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Just had this for dinner tonight, and it did not disappoint! Thanks so much for the recipe! I will most certainly be making again. – Ashley

Easy Vegetable and Shrimp Pasta with Garlic and White Wine

#2. Healthy Garlic Shrimp Pasta Stir Fry

Looking for something both delicious and light while dieting is a difficult feat.  I want to thank you entirely, I made this last night and it was beyond my expectations!!! Cheap, easy, and bursting with flavor!!!  Thank you! – Benjamin

and the most popular recipe of 2015…

Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins. NO butter, sugar, or oil. This skinny recipes uses Greek yogurt and honey instead. I can't believe how good these tasted!

#1. Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Made these this morning and they are so delicious! My kids devoured them and told me I needed to make a whole bunch and keep them for school! Thanks for the recipe! – Jessica

 

I had so much fun compiling this list, and I hope it helps you find a few new favorites. Don’t forget, you can find hundreds more recipes in the Recipe Index too. Thank you again so much for reading. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, and be ready for more deliciousness to come in 2016!

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About Erin Clarke

I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, lover of bourbon, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN...

2 comments

  1. The peanut butter oatmeal bars were one of my favorites too!

  2. What an awesome roundup! Cheers to a wonderful 2016 full of good food and fun!!

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