Top 10 Recipes of 2015

The top 10 reader favorite recipes of 2015! A collection of sweet and savory recipes, perfect for a variety of occasions!

The top 10 reader favorite recipes of 2015 from

The top 10 reader favorite recipes of 2015 from

Every year, when this time rolls around, it’s fun for me to look back and see which recipes were the biggest hits. Sometimes I’m taken completely by surprise and other times, not so much. I like to compare to previous years too. In the past, some were primarily savory and others sweet and then there were some with a nice balance of both. I’d say this year is a perfect balance. Though, savory recipes were definitely a big hit this year and I can’t blame you one bit. As much as I love sweets, we need to eat dinner too, right?!

I feel like recipes shared in the end of the year get the short end of the stick. They don’t have nearly the same chance as earlier recipes do to make it in the top 10. With that being said, here are my honorable mentions that didn’t make the list…this year or last. I know this is from 2014, but since it was in December of last year… it didn’t stand a chance. These snickerdoodle blondie bars were one of the biggest hits of the year. If you haven’t made them yet, you need to add them to your baking list asap! They’re all around perfect and super flavorful.

My honorable mentions for this December…because I couldn’t choose just one. Gingerbread cookies – an older recipe with updated photos that turned out to be a huge hit. These cookies are packed with flavor and are truly super easy to make. Make them soft or crisp. Decorate or eat them plain. The options are endless! And… gingerbread cupcakes with brown sugar cinnamon cream cheese frosting. A small batch recipe for moist and flavorful holiday cupcakes that are sure to be a hit at any party!

And now… for the official top 10 list. Your favorites from the many recipes shared this past year.

Did your favorites make the list? Let me know in the comments below!

10. Egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough

Homemade egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough recipe from @bakedbyrachel

9. Raspberry lemon sticky buns with lemon glaze

Raspberry lemon sticky buns with lemon glaze recipe from @bakedbyrachel

8. No bake mini strawberry cheesecakes with chocolate ganache

No bake mini strawberry cheesecakes with chocolate ganache. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

7. Lemon meringue cupcakes

Moist lemon cupcakes with sweet lemon curd filling and meringue frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

6. Chicken teriyaki skewers

Easy homemade chicken teriyaki skewers with homemade teriyaki sauce recipe from @bakedbyrachel

5. Sour cream twice baked potatoes

Easy twice baked potatoes with sour cream, cheddar and chives recipe from @bakedbyrachel

4. Slow cooker lasagna soup

Easy slow cooker lasagna soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel

3. Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup

Slow cooker bacon cheeseburger soup recipe from @bakedbyrachel This easy and flavorful soup tastes just like your favorite bacon cheeseburger!

2. Italian bread bowls with slow cooker loaded potato soup

Easy homemade Italian bread bowls with loaded potato soup! Recipes from @bakedbyrachel

1. Slow cooker black bean taco chili

Hearty slow cooker back bean chicken taco chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

This is just a small collection of the many recipes that have been shared here. Be sure to check out the recipe index to browse through everything you may have missed!

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20 Responses to “Top 10 Recipes of 2015”

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — December 31, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I love that picture for the egg-free cookie dough, because it looks ready to be dived into with those spoons.

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:18 am

      Thanks Erin!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — December 31, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Soup! It is finally cold and now I want some soup big time. Love that these fell into the top recipes for the year.

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:18 am

      Thanks Emily!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — December 31, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I love, love all your recipes–so tasty!!

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:18 am

      Thanks so much Kristen!

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    Jenn@eatcakefordinner — December 31, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Oh yes! I so want that taco chili!

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:18 am

      Thanks Jenn. Enjoy! :)

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    Meli — December 31, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Lemon meringue cupcakes!!! Have a Happy New Year :)

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:19 am

      One of my favorites too. Thanks Meli!

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    Carla — December 31, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Rachel

    It was fun to look at these recipes and beautiful photos again. I loved the twice baked potatoes. How did you determine which were the most popular? Comments/downloads….? They all look yummy to me.

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:19 am

      Thanks so much Carla. As for how they were determined, it was based on the number of views per post. It would be far too complicated to do it any other way.

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    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons — December 31, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Those sticky buns are basically what dreams are made of – so epic!

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:19 am

      Thanks Jenn!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — December 31, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    #9 though. I mean. I die.

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:20 am

      Haha thanks Amy! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 31, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    You’re so right about the end of the year recipes!! They never get enough traction yet to make it on the list and by next year, they won’t ever make it on the list cause they were last year’s recipe. Boo! Anyway, what a delicious looking year!! Here’s to 2016, friend! xoxo

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:20 am

      From here on out, totally doing the honorable mentions because it’s just not fair to the December recipes otherwise.

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    Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — January 1, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I am so excited by all these slow cooker recipes on your list. I just received a new smaller CrockPot that I wanted to make soups in. Can’t wait to put it to good use! And YUM … what great recipes!

    • Rachel — January 3rd, 2016 @ 8:20 am

      I hope you enjoy them and your new slow cooker, Sarah! :)

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