55+ Favorite Recipes of 2023

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These favorite recipes of 2023 are the dishes you loved most this year. From chicken to pasta, soup, desserts, teatime, breakfast, and more. Some were healthy, some decadent, but all were easy and delicious! Come and see which ones made this year’s list!


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One of my favorite times of the year is to take a moment and recap what you loved, what you read most, and which recipes you favored. Some are perennial favorites; others were brand new in 2023. But all were delicious!

This year, I decided to include 55 of the most popular recipes– all are listed in numerical order and are in all categories.

I love to recap the year and see what kind of food you’re cooking and what you’re loving. Thank you for being a part of 31Daily; your support, advice, help, comments, ratings, and emails are more helpful and appreciated than you could know.

Happy New Year! I’m excited to see what 2024 will bring… and what we cook together!

Favorite 2023 Afternoon Tea Posts

Teatime is a very special part of 31Daily. And… it’s an important part of my life. I’m thrilled to find so many of you who feel the same and share a love of tea with me. I’m excited to see how we will celebrate this beautiful occasion together next year!

These are the most read tea posts of 2023:

  1. Make Ahead Tea Sandwiches
  2. Afternoon Tea Sweets, Bites and Teacakes
  3. Afternoon Tea Savory Bites: Recipes and Ideas
  4. How to Serve an Easy Afternoon Tea
  5. Hosting a Christmas Afternoon Tea

55 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2023

Here we go… your favorite recipes this year!

Side view of sliced No Bake Cheesecake with blueberry topping

10 Minute No Bake Cheesecake

This No Bake Cheesecake is a 10-minute, no-bake, foolproof way to make cheesecake, the easy way. And, it's utterly delicious. Utterly simple. And one you'll make often!

Sliced Homemade 100% Whole Wheat Bread on a Bread Board

100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe: Homemade and Delicious

This 100% Whole Wheat Bread recipe makes healthy loaves of soft, incredibly flavorful homemade bread. Sweetened with honey, it’s absolutely perfect for toast, sandwiches, or snacking. It also happens to be my favorite homemade bread.

Slice of Almond Cake with a bite missing on a blue and white plate

Simple Anytime Almond Cake

This simple Almond Cake is an Almond Anytime Cake. Simple, incredibly moist, and delicious. A buttery, slightly sweet snacking cake perfect for teatime, breakfast, or midnight cravings.

Dill Yogurt Sauce in a bowl with lemon, olive oil, and dill

2 Minute Greek Dill Yogurt Sauce

This oh-so-simple Dill Yogurt Sauce is a delicious and creamy Greek tzatziki-influenced quick versatile dip for all things healthy and all things delicious. Perfect for entertaining and snacking. If you have 2 minutes, and 4 simple ingredients, this dip is ready to go!

Closeup view of Chicken Broccoli on a plate with steamed rice

15 Minute Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli is a super quick and easy, utterly delicious one skillet dinner recipe that's ready in under 15 minutes. No need for takeout, it's a simple recipe with mostly pantry ingredients.

Closeup view of Pumpkin Muffins with no refined sugar on a white plate with pumpkins in the background

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins with No Refined Sugar

These Healthy Pumpkin Muffins contain no refined sugar and makes the most delicious pumpkin spice muffins ever. Packed with the warm spices you expect, they are a no-guilt, healthier treat for breakfast, snacks, or dessert in the fall.

2 Carrot Cake Mug Cakes Topped with Whipped Cream Cheese on a Wood Serving Board

3 Minute Carrot Cake in a Mug: An Easy Recipe to Make Today

This Carrot Cake in a Mug recipe is a 3-minute microwave mug cake dessert that's perfect for the season. Sweet, delicious, and oh-so-easy!

Closeup view of 3 mini quiche on a plate with grapes

Easy Mini Quiche Recipe in Muffin Tins

This muffin tin recipe for Homemade Mini Quiche is so incredibly easy to make, you’ll find yourself skipping the freezer section of your market! Made with a ready-made pie crust, an eggy middle and the option to customize your fillings, you must make this Mini Quiche recipe for your next summer party, picnic or afternoon tea!

Closeup side view of Layered Berry Trifle Recipe

Simple Berry Trifle Recipe with Pound Cake

This simple Berry Trifle Recipe is a super quick and easy layered dessert of fresh summer berries, delicious pound cake, and heavenly pastry cream.

Bowl of Crème Fraiche Pasta Recipe with Peas and Bacon with coffee

Crème Fraiche Pasta Recipe with Peas and Bacon

Crème Fraiche Pasta with Peas and Bacon is an easy weeknight pasta dinner that's ready in 30 minutes or less. Packed with flavor, requiring few ingredients, it's a pasta standby recipe you'll love.

A Lower Calorie Version of the Classic French Recipe for Ratatouille - 31Daily.com

Classic French Provencal Ratatouille

A Classic French Provencal Ratatouille is a hallmark of summer. Filled with late summer veggies and fragrant herbs. An easy oven-baked dish, versatile and even freezer friendly.

Easy Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Quiche | 31Daily.com

Easy Bacon, Cheese and Spinach Quiche Recipe

This Easy Bacon, Cheese, and Spinach Quiche recipe is familiarly delicious and simply executed with a mere 10 minutes or less of prep.

Dry Rub recipe in a glass bowl

5 Best Dry Rub Recipes: And a Secret Ingredient

It's the secret ingredient to amazing BBQ — it's the spice so flavorful and delicious, that goes on everything. These top-rated dry rub recipes are the secret ingredient.

Side view of Apple Spice Bundt Cake on a white cake stand with fresh apples

Easy Apple Spice Bundt Cake Recipe for Fall Baking

Apple Spice Bundt Cake is one of the easiest, prettiest, most delicious apple spice cakes you can make. Made with fresh apples and warm fall spices, it’s soft and tender with a stick to your fork moist crumb. And easy? Absolutely!

Side view of Zucchini Bread loaf with cinnamon sticks and walnuts

Favorite Zucchini Bread Recipe

I’ve tried so many recipes for Zucchini Bread — I’ve lost track of them all. But this one, I haven’t. It’s my Favorite Fresh Zucchini Bread recipe.

German Krautstrudel: An Easy Savory Cabbage Roll | 31Daily.com

German Krautstrudel: An Easy Savory Cabbage Roll

German Krautstrudel is a delightfully easy savory cabbage roll, perfect for the season. With soft sauteed strands of cabbage, the smoky flavor of bacon and savory crunch of caraway seeds; all wrapped in a delicate, flaky crust. It’s a treat friends and family will love.

Tall stack of thick fluffy pancakes with cut strawberries and blueberries

Fluffy Pancake Recipe for a Thick Delicious Delicious Stack

This fluffy pancake recipe is one you'll want to memorize. It's simple, easy, quick… and utterly delicious! A perfect stack of thick pancakes for weekends or holidays.

Side view of Pizza Rustica on a white cake stand with yellow pansies

Pizza Rustica: Italian Easter Pie

Pizza Rustica, also known as Italian Easter Pie, is a traditional savory dish enjoyed during the Easter season. This double-crusted pie is packed with a rich, cheesy filling including cured meats, and spring greens. Impressive, utterly delicious, and quite simple to make!

Easy One Pot Pasta with Ground Beef and Broccoli in a White Dutch Oven

Easy One Pot Pasta with Ground Beef and Broccoli

This easy One Pot Pasta with Ground Beef and Broccoli is for those nights when dinner needs to be quick and easy. As in, almost hands-free. And family-friendly too. I love making this simple all in one pasta dish that is super customizable, is and manages to be light and flavorful without the addition of a red sauce or any cream!

Top view of sliced salmon quiche on a wood background

Salmon Quiche with Spinach, Dill, and Mozzarella

This Salmon Quiche with Spinach, Dill & Mozzarella is light, creamy and custardy. Easy to make and so pretty to serve it is great for guests!

Brunch Charcuterie Board with fruit, bagels, croissants, fruit, and cheese

Easy Brunch Charcuterie Board

Enjoy a European-style Brunch Charcuterie Board that's incredibly easy to put together. Minutes in the making, filled with delicious brunch sweet and savory options, it's a 5-minute cheese board everyone will love.

Chicken enchiladas topped with melted cheese in their serving dish.

Easiest Ever Leftover Chicken Enchiladas

Do you ever need a quick and easy recipe using leftover chicken that everyone will love? This recipe for the Easiest Leftover Chicken Enchiladas is a real favorite in our house ready in just 30 minutes using either homemade or store-bought enchilada sauce and plenty of melted Mexican cheese!

Horizontal view of plated Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast on a white plate with carrots, onions, and potatoes.

Easy Crockpot Roast Beef Recipe (with its own Gravy)

Juicy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth, fall-apart Crockpot Roast Beef with simple, seasoned vegetables is the perfect Sunday night meal or cozy weeknight dinner. Easy to make, this delicious slow cooker pot roast does all the work for you… complete with its own easy-to-make gravy you’ll love!

Top view of sheet pan baked cod with vegetables

Easy Sheet Pan Baked Fish with Vegetables

This easy recipe for Sheet Pan Baked Fish with Vegetables is a perfect quick and healthy dinner served with snow peas, potatoes & zucchini.

Two-Minute Bread Pudding in a Mug with Browned Butter Vanilla Sauce | 31Daily.com

2 Minute Bread Pudding in a Mug

A quick and easy comfort food treat that doesn’t sacrifice deliciousness but saves precious minutes and will have you curling up on the sofa with family, lighting a fire, and watching a good movie in minutes.

Closeup side view of healthy Egg Bites with fresh vegetables and herbs

Healthy Egg Bites Recipe

Quick breakfasts in the morning can still be healthy and delicious with this protein-rich easy-to-make Egg Bites Recipe made with fresh vegetables and herbs. Excellent breakfast on the go or as a healthy snack.

Top view of chocolate pie with cream and chocolate shavings

No Bake 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pie

This no-bake, 3 ingredient chocolate pie is the easiest pie recipe you will ever make. Creamy, chocolaty, and seriously delicious. It takes mere minutes to make, plus chilling time. 

Top view of Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Easy Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Set a festive mood with this easy Christmas Breakfast Charcuterie Board that's simple to put together. Filled with delicious holiday treats that are both sweet and savory, including fresh fruit, mini quiche, pastries, yogurt, granola, and more. It's a 5-minute holiday brunch charcuterie board everyone will love.

Bowl of tomato pasta sauce garnished with basil.

World’s Best Pasta Sauce (Marcella Hanzan’s 3-Ingredient Tomato Sauce)

It’s touted as the World’s Best Pasta Sauce recipe, yet it is so incredibly simple to make! Created by renowned food writer and chef Marcella Hazan once you’ve made this easy, 3-ingredient tomato sauce to serve tossed with fresh pasta you’ll never make another tomato pasta sauce recipe again!

Pile of Christmas crack and red and green M&Ms next to a half full glass jar.

5 Minute Christmas Crack: A Simple Sweet and Salty Chex Mix Snack

‘Tis the season for sweet and salty, and easy. This simple Christmas Crack recipe, or Christmas Chex Mix, can be made in 5 minutes or less — and is incredibly tasty. Does it get better than that? Not during the holidays!

Make Ahead Easy Vegetable Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole | 31Daily.com

Make Ahead Easy Vegetable Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole

An easy make-ahead breakfast casserole perfect for entertaining, serving groups, on holiday mornings, or for brunch. Packed with vegetables, this is always a favorite every time I serve it. Filled with favorite seasonal vegetables, high protein eggs, and a punch of savory bacon.

Top view of Apple Baked Oatmeal Cup on a white plate with coffee

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups with No Refined Sugar

These healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups contain no refined sugar and are utterly delicious. Plus, you can make them 4 different ways to satisfy everyone. From apple cinnamon to blueberry, banana, or simply plain. Easy to make in about 30 minutes.

Closeup view of Irish Soda Bread on a White Background

Irish Soda Bread with Buttermilk and Raisins

Irish Soda Bread with Buttermilk and Raisins is a favorite for St. Patrick’s Day. Soft and tender on the inside, with a hint of sweetness.

Homemade Crackers in a white ramekin on a wooden cutting board.

Homemade Crackers: A Healthy Oat Cracker Recipe

This homemade crackers recipe is a healthy oat cracker and super easy to make from scratch. Perfect for snacks and parties, it’s a crispy, savory cracker that’s full of flavor with no additives.

Greek Yogurt Lemon Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Greek Yogurt Lemon Muffins: Amazingly Delicious

Lemon Muffins are slightly sweet, flavored with real lemon juice and zest, vanilla, and have a moist and crumbly texture. They’re perfect to serve at a spring brunch or for afternoon tea. 

Healthy Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Bananas | 31Daily.com

Healthy Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Bananas

Breakfast Quinoa with blueberries and bananas is a healthy start to any morning. So satisfyingly delicious with cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla. 

S'mores Cookie Cups on a wood board with a gingham checkered linen

Easy S’mores Cookie Cups

These easy S'mores Cookie Cups are the answer to s'more cravings when a campfire isn't handy. Sweet tender graham crusts, roasted marshmallows, and melting chocolate. Hungry yet? These delicious bites are ready in minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Yum!

Easy Rice Cooker Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon | 31Daily.com

Easy Rice Cooker Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

A creamy comfort food treat in the morning, Easy Rice Cooker Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon. A breakfast that has become a daily habit in our house this winter.

Stack of protein pancakes on a white plate

Healthy Banana Protein Pancakes

These banana protein pancakes are a perfectly delicious way to start a healthy day. Packed with protein, these 4 ingredient pancakes are delicious with a hint of sweetness and are gluten-free.

Easy Petite Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants) | 31Daily.com

Easy Petit Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)

If you love Pain au Chocolat, otherwise known as Chocolate Croissants, you will be over the moon with this incredibly easy adaptation of the traditional French Pain au Chocolat.

Bowl of Curry Lentil Soup with Fresh Parsley

Curry Lentil Soup: Easy and Delicious!

Curry Lentil Soup is naturally vegan, packed with curry flavors, turmeric, and ginger, and is utterly delicious. Simple to make in 30 minutes or less, it's a must cook for soup season!

Unsliced Hummingbird Cake on a White Cake Stand with a Fresh Pineapple

Hummingbird Cake: An Easy Bundt Cake Recipe

Hummingbird Cake is a moist and dense cake filled with ripe bananas, pineapple, pecans, and deliciously savory spices. Tweaked slightly from the original, this cake is simplified and made even easier in a Bundt pan. And, of course, drizzled in a thick cream cheese glaze for the ultimate in flavor.

Greek Roasted Chicken with Lemon Orzo

This Greek Roasted Chicken with Lemon Orzo is a simple but utterly delicious Mediterranean inspired meal you’ll love. Served family style, this tender and juicy chicken, roasted in bright and savory flavors, couldn’t be easier to make. And the lemon orzo is a delightful addition.

Side view of glasses of cucumber soup garnished with dill and red onion

5 Minute Cold Cucumber Soup

This Cucumber Soup is a delicious and bright creamy soup, perfect for a hot summer day. It's packed with healthy ingredients pureed in a blender in 5 minutes or less, plus chilling time.

Closeup view of 3 Gingerbread Scones on parchment paper lined round wooden board.

Easy Gingerbread Scones For Cozy Days

Gingerbread Scones bring instant holiday coziness to your home with these flavorful, delicious scones—tender with cream and molasses and warmly spiced with the season’s best flavors. Pour yourself a warm cup of tea, and enjoy this Christmas treat!

Front view of Buffalo Chicken Sliders on a bun with coleslaw and Ranch dressing

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders are the answer to easy, delicious food your people will love. It's tender, mouthwatering, slow cooked chicken tossed in a tangy flavor-packed sauce, and served on buttery toasted buns.

Side view of maple glazed Apple Cinnamon Scone on a brown and white plate

Apple Cinnamon Scones Recipe

These Apple Cinnamon Scones are flaky, tender, and utterly delicious. They are THE perfect bake on a fall day as leaves begin to turn and flutter to the ground. Topped with maple cinnamon glaze, these easy-to-make scones are a scrumptious autumn treat.

Ham Salad on a bun with lettuce.

Simple Ham Salad: Quick, Versatile, and Utterly Delicious

A simple ham salad recipe elevated to incredible with the addition of a few unique ingredients. And is utterly delicious. Ready in 10 minutes, it's a salad you'll make all season!

Closeup view of 2 Banana Mug Cakes topped with Whipping Cream

2 Minute Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake

If you need a quick, easy comforting dessert, this simple Chocolate Chip Banana Mug Cake will become your new best friend! Super cozy and delicious, studded with chocolate chips and flavored with warming cinnamon, this easy banana cake recipe takes just 2 minutes to make in the microwave!

One Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage served in a white bowl close up.

Easy One Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage is often considered quintessential Irish fare for St. Patrick’s Day. A moist, tender and beautifully flavored brisket with comfort food favorites like potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. This recipe is made in one pot, including instructions for the stove, a slow cooker, or in a pressure cooker.

Closeup top view of Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes on a wooden cutting board

Easy Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

This Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole is an undeniably delicious way to begin your day! This easy-to-make meatless egg casserole is packed with wholesome ingredients like sweet potatoes, bell peppers, spinach, and incredible spices that combine all the flavors beautifully! Not only is it outstanding for breakfast… but for snacks too!

Closeup up of 3 Beef Pot Pies with Fresh Parsley

Pub-Style Beef Pot Pies in Muffin Tins

Pub Style Beef Pot Pies in Muffins Tins is a celebration in every bite. Simple to make, utterly delicious, fun to serve, and perfect as an appetizer or the main event.

Grilled and Tender Foil-Wrapped Baby Back Ribs close up.

Grilled and Tender Foil Wrapped Baby Back Ribs

Learn how to make deliciously Tender and Juicy Foil Wrapped Baby Back Ribs on the grill this summer! It’s grilling season and nothing says BBQ quite like a fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs made with a homemade dry rub and a mouthwatering basting sauce.

Cast Iron Apple Cake in a parchment lined cast iron skillet on a green wood background.

Cast Iron Irish Apple Cake

This moist and tender Cast Iron Irish Apple Cake recipe is an easy traditional dessert in Ireland. This heritage apple cake recipe is a simple and tasty dessert everyone will love, with simple flavors and just a hint of spice!

Blueberry Amish Baked Oatmeal | 31Daily.com

Blueberry Amish Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Amish Baked Oatmeal is a cozy, hearty breakfast that’s healthy and oh-so-satisfyingly delicious. Crispy oats warmed with cinnamon and sweetened with blueberries. It’s a breakfast and healthy snack to love.

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