Here at Well Plated, we love learning what recipes stole the spotlight and became Your Favorite Recipes of 2022!

Top Recipes of 2022

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Every year, we crunch the numbers to figure out which 11—among the 155+ NEW recipes and ones from the archives we spruced up with new photos this year—were the most popular based on website traffic.

So, what were you loving in 2022?

  • This year, chicken was king. From crispy chicken thighs in the air fryer to flavor-packed, healthy chicken Parmesan, you loved discovering new ways to prepare this easy, crowd-pleasing protein.
  • Drink recipes also had their moment in the spotlight. From party-ready mulled wine to nourishing turmeric milk, we enjoyed the simple pleasures of a warm and comforting drink together.
  • In addition to the chicken and drink recipes, other easy, meal-prep-friendly recipes ranked at the top this year.

Whether you were cozying up with a bowl of potato soup, slathering homemade barbecue sauce on Air Fryer Pork Chops, or channeling your favorite takeout dish with pork fried rice, it’s clear that healthy, flavorful meals continue to earn a place in your kitchens.

Seeing you make my recipes brought me endless joy this year. From winter baking to summer grilling to holiday spreads, it was an honor to see Well Plated recipes in your homes.

I’m so grateful for each and every one of you who have made 2022 such a wonderful year.

I can’t wait to continue sharing many more easy, healthy, and DELISH recipes in 2023!


Healthy Granola Bars with Coconut and Honey on parchment paper

11. Healthy Granola Bars

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this! You’re a GENIUS! Hands down best granola bar recipe of its kind online (and, trust me, I’ve made and tossed many!). Keep it up!” – Renee

mugs of stovetop Spiced Wine with cinnamon

10. Mulled Wine

“I’ve made spice wine for years now, but I have to say this is the best flavor combination that has me rating this recipe five stars. Rarely do I ever rate 5 stars, but Erin definitely earned it!” – Jana

crispy and healthy oven baked chicken parmesan on a plate with mozzarella, tomato sauce, and basil

9. Baked Chicken Parmesan

“Cooked this for my boyfriend whose favorite food is chicken Parmesan. It was a huge hit!! He said it was the best chicken Parmesan he’s ever had. I felt like I was eating at a restaurant!” – Marielle

Easy pork fried rice being stirred

8. Pork Fried Rice

“Easy and fast meal. Will definitely make again.” – Candace

a bowl with loaded crockpot potato soup without heavy cream

7. Crockpot Potato Soup

“The whole family loved this recipe. So great leftover and super easy to make! A new favorite.” – Christine

a jar of Best barbecue sauce recipe

6. Barbecue Sauce

“This is the best recipe ever for BBQ sauce. I made this recipe this afternoon and it is so good I can eat it with a spoon. All your readers should try it at least once.”
– Beverly

turmeric milk for inflammation in a cup to help you sleep

5. Golden Milk

“Oh my gosh. This was amazing. My husband loved it too. Very delicious and relaxing.” – Nancy

Four air fryer chicken thighs on a plate with lemon slices

4. Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

“I actually made this recipe and followed the directions without deviation. It came out delicious! Fully cooked, crispy, still juicy. My wife says this is the way they should be made from now on.” – Jim

a plate of perfectly cooked baked salmon

3. Baked Salmon Temperature Guide

“My filets turned out amazing! I followed your exact instructions and it was perfect!” – Leah

Parmesan roasted asparagus with lemon

2. Roasted Asparagus

“This will be my go-to way to prepare and cook asparagus from here on out! It was SO savory, 10/10 taste and texture. My only regret was that I didn’t have more asparagus on hand for seconds.” – Gabriela

Chicken thighs made with chicken thigh marinade

1. Chicken Thigh Marinade

“Another great recipe! Thank you, Erin Clarke! It is definitely a keeper.” – Luba


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Erin Clarke

Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at wellplated.com and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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  1. I have your cookbook and quite honestly I can’t pinpoint one over another! I haven’t had one bad recipe from your book. When I’m clueless as to what do for dinner I look though the book in the morning then pick up what I don’t have on the way home from work. The recipes are simple enough that I don’t feel it’s a chore to cook!! Keep up the great work !!