Your 16 Favorite Recipes of 2016
It’s one of my favorite days on Well Plated! At the end of every year, I put on my numbers-geek hat, run a report, then wait in suspense for the results of…
YOUR favorite recipes of 2016!
Of the 150+ recipes I posted in 2016, these 16 stood out among the rest. I can’t tell you how much joy it brings me to think of these recipes shooting invisibly through the internet to your computer or phone, then BOOM. Some minutes, measuring, and inspiration on your part later, they come to life in your kitchen. It’s cosmic, humbling, and delicious all at the same time.
I’ve been blogging nearly five years, and it still astounds me that the recipes I post here are made by real people, spending their real time and real ingredients, every day. I take the fact that you invest your time and resources in making my recipes very seriously, and I want you to love what I post. Seeing these recipes succeed and hearing from you after you’ve tried them means more to me that I can say.
Thank you for trying my recipes, for sharing them with your family and friends, and for making this site (and thus, my job!) possible for another year.
I’m already hard at work cooking up more goodness for you for 2017, but before we turn the calendar page, let’s take a look back at your favorites from 2016, including comments that you had to share.
Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins – More than 1.3 million views, 750,000 repins, and 300 comments!
I don’t bake. But when I saw that this was just like making a smoothie, I decided to try it. No fault muffins – fabulous!! I have tried various combos now with apples, carrots etc, always great. Best thing, my 6 year old knows how to make them now. Fresh muffins every week. This has turned our snack life upside down ;) – Joanna
Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – I never comment on recipes. That said, I logged back onto my computer after making these bars, because I simply had to tell you how awesome they are. I didn’t even do the glaze—they’re plenty sweet, as is! And I just plain love them. Even better— my kids both love them, too. Many thanks for a fabulous recipe! :) – Debbie
Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup – We made this last night for dinner and I ate a bowl for breakfast. If that doesn’t tell you how good this is I just don’t know what does! :) This is a keeper! – Annie
Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Brussels Sprouts – I made this last night. YUMMY! I then told my husband that I am starting whole 30 on November 1st and tried to explain it to him. His response was “If this is what I get to eat I am in.” He loved it as much as I did. Even better he got leftovers for lunch. Thank you for the tasty, colorful, beautiful meal last night. – Stephanie
Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes – 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! … It’s pretty darn amazing. 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
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes – I can happily report that I made this dish and it may become the only way I will be making baked potatoes from now on…I put on potatoes in the morning, went to work at my cake studio and when I got home all I had to do is to prepare toppings…Thanks Erin. – Joanna
Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting – I made this for my daughter’s first birthday party, and luckily made 2 batches. There wasn’t a single piece left, and I gave the recipe to 4 people! So light, and perfectly described as sunshine- just the right amount of lemon. Thanks Erin! – Rachael
Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna – Erin, I rarely write reviews beyond giving a 5 star rating! This was the best lasagna I have ever eaten or prepared….Thank you for taking time to recreate this dish until you got it right. It was PERFECT! – Sarah
Copy Cat P.F. Chang’s Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps – Oh my lanta. I don’t often leave feedback on recipes I found online, but I have to tell you how freaking impressed I am by these lettuce wraps. The appetizer was always my fav at P.F. and since going meatless a couple years ago, I pretty much resigned to the fact that I’d never enjoy them again. I made them tonight and… Wow. Just wow. Delicious… – Kjersti
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. I liked that addition of zucchini and how it wasn’t overly sweet. I’ll have to test out your other recipes now ;) – Morgan
Banana Bread Overnight Steel Cut Oats – I ate this again this morning and have everyone at work questioning me about what I’m eating and how can I eat it every single day? This banana recipe is wonderful. I don’t remember ever eating the same food every day before, but each time I have my oats they still “taste great and no desire to eat something else”. You know your hooked when you pass up the donuts at work, and other junk food…My clothes are fitting better, less muffin top. :) – Cynthia
Slow Cooker Spiced Wine – Made your mulled wine last night…it was delicious and looks to become a new family tradition!…Thanks for a SMASHING Christmas recipe! – Kat
Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken – Wow, just wow. Found your recipe this morning, and used it for this weeks meal prep – lunch. Just tasted the chicken, and it is nothing short of amazingly delicious! Thank you for sharing, this one is definitely going in my meal prep rotation. – Shannon
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas – Just made these. Totally amazing. The family LOVED them. – Dita
Cranberry Baked Brie Puff Pastry Bites – WOW! I brought these to Thanksgiving dinner and wow – gone in seconds. Everyone loved them, including me! Great recipe! Thank you for sharing! – J
Avocado Chocolate Mousse – Hi there, just wanted to let you know I made this mousse and it was absolutely AMAZING! Both my boyfriend and I are into healthy eating and I didn’t know what to make for a dessert for his birthday dinner. Lets just say we enjoyed this guilt-free!! I loved it, thanks. – Sharne
Thank you all again so much for a delicious 2016!
I had so much fun compiling this list. Don’t forget, you can find hundreds more recipes in the Recipe Index. Be sure to check back tomorrow when I share MY 16 favorite recipes from 2016 too.
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