Xueci Cheng

Editor at Kitchen Stories

Reading “best of” lists when the year comes to a close is a must—and a personal favorite of mine. It’s been another wonderful year of cooking with Kitchen Stories, creating and sharing recipes from various cuisines and cultures. And in a sea of great food options, we’re always curious and excited (I know you are as well!) to know which recipes you ended up cooking the most.

If you’ve been part of our community for some time, you’ll recognize some of these time-tested favorites—if you’re new, these are the results-guaranteed, stress-free recipes you should get started with.

Here are the 10 most-cooked recipes of 2018. Applause to our winners!

Creamy potato and meat gratin

Creamy potato and meat gratin

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Nothing could be more satisfying than a classic potato gratin, made even heartier by the addition of ground meat. Easy to prepare, easy to serve, easy to please your friends and family!

Chicken with creamy sun-dried tomato sauce

Chicken with creamy sun-dried tomato sauce

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Chicken is always the top seed when it comes to popularity. Shared by our community member Irina Panarina, the sun-dried tomatoes and dried herbs bring the dish extremely rich layers of flavor.

Pasta bake with zucchini, tomato, and Mozzarella cheese

Pasta bake with zucchini, tomato, and Mozzarella cheese

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Baked pasta is the perfect comfort food for cold days in the year—and even more so when it’s laced with irresistible mozzarella cheese.

Chicken and avocado salad with blueberry vinaigrette

Chicken and avocado salad with blueberry vinaigrette

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We don’t always have to give up taste when trying to be healthy. Avocado and blueberry vinaigrette lends bright flavor and a creamy texture to the chicken breast.

5-ingredient sweet potato lentil curry soup

5-ingredient sweet potato lentil curry soup

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A hearty weeknight dinner that is super easy to make—and shop for! Packed with healthy spinach, sweet potato, and lentil, it is low in calories as well.

One-pot red pepper pasta with chicken

One-pot red pepper pasta with chicken

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One pot, 30 minutes, and you have our stress-free, easy-to-master weeknight pasta dish with tasty results guaranteed.

Baked gnocchi and cherry tomatoes

Baked gnocchi and cherry tomatoes

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A filling and warming dish with a rich, cheesy taste and texture, thanks to mozzarella and parmesan—two of my favorites. Is there anything better for a laid-back Italian night?

Tagliatelle with creamy chanterelle mushroom-bacon sauce

Tagliatelle with creamy chanterelle mushroom-bacon sauce

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Adding seasonal elements to your pasta routine is always a good idea. With a handful of ingredients and a quick cooking time, it’s an ideal weeknight dinner or perfect for entertaining guests.

One-pan chicken with zucchini

One-pan chicken with zucchini

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30 minutes from start to finish. This family-friendly one-pan dish will save time and fuss in the kitchen. Another bonus, it’s low-carb!

One-pot stovetop mac and cheese

One-pot stovetop mac and cheese

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It goes without saying that mac and cheese is one of the ultimate comfort foods. It’s time to reward yourself with this cheese indulgence after a year of hard work (in and out of the kitchen).

Which recipe won your heart and had you cooking it over and over again this year? Let us know in the comments!

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