Our Most Popular Recipes in March

While February was full of belly-warming porridge and garlic-flecked sausage ragù, March’s most popular new recipes are decidedly springier. Tell me—what are you whipping up these days? Number four, below, is at the top of my wishlist.

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While February was full of belly-warming porridge and garlic-flecked sausage ragù, March’s most popular new recipes are decidedly springier. Tell me—what are you whipping up these days? Number four, below, is at the top of my wishlist.

10. Salmon Coulibiac With Dilly Sour Cream

Salmon has never felt so tended to. This recipe from Melina Hammer is a weekend project, yes. But a worthy one.

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Our Most Popular Recipes in February

The last full month of winter, thank goodness, February longs for comfort food. And our 10 most popular new recipes from the month deliver just that, from spoonable porridge to fluffy pita to your new favorite soup. Here’s what our community is cooking…

The last full month of winter, thank goodness, February longs for comfort food. And our 10 most popular new recipes from the month deliver just that, from spoonable porridge to fluffy pita to your new favorite soup. Here’s what our community is cooking up.

10. Speedy Sausage Ragù With Crispy Garlic

From Melina Hammer, a newfangled sausage ragù that doesn’t require hours and hours on the stove. (And yes, you should sprinkle crispy garlic on all pasta recipes from now on.)

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Our Most Popular Recipes in January

New year, new recipes. In line with this relentlessly cold winter, our most popular new recipes from the first month of 2022 are as cozy and comforting as the 54-inch body pillow that I just gifted to myself. So grab some hot coffee and fuzzy socks, an…

New year, new recipes. In line with this relentlessly cold winter, our most popular new recipes from the first month of 2022 are as cozy and comforting as the 54-inch body pillow that I just gifted to myself. So grab some hot coffee and fuzzy socks, and let’s treat ourselves to something good.

10. Nkrakra (Light Soup) With Chicken From Zoe Adjonyoh

The first Genius Recipe of the new year, from chef Zoe Adjonyoh—this brothy, spicy soup is just the ticket “anytime your belly, soul, and home need warming,” writes Kristen Miglore.

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The Most Popular Big Little Recipes of 2021

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we’re gue…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. That means five ingredients or fewer—not including water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (like oil and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Inspired by the column, the Big Little Recipes cookbook is available now. Like, right now.


If you have a handful of ingredients, you can make dinner. Or, even better, dessert. This year, we made all sorts of dishes—from salads to soups to pastas to cookies—and these were the ones that our community loved the most. Let’s get right to it.

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Our Most Popular Recipes of 2021

What recipes got you through the year? We published hundreds and hundreds—and these are the ones that made the biggest splash with our community. The ones that got dinner on the table when only takeout felt possible. The ones that made a bad day, or we…

What recipes got you through the year? We published hundreds and hundreds—and these are the ones that made the biggest splash with our community. The ones that got dinner on the table when only takeout felt possible. The ones that made a bad day, or week, or month, a little sweeter. Lucky for us, there is lots of comfort to be found here, a great thing for the winter ahead. Let me know your favorites from 2021 in the comments below, especially if they didn’t make the list.

21. No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Ice cream that’s scoopable straight from the freezer, thanks to booze. Try Kahlúa for a cozy coffee backdrop, or Cointreau for something citrusy.

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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in November

Our editors started talking about Thanksgiving this year as soon as Thanksgiving last year was over. We started publishing holiday recipes long before November kicked off. All of which means—no, there is not a single roast turkey on this list. You’re w…

Our editors started talking about Thanksgiving this year as soon as Thanksgiving last year was over. We started publishing holiday recipes long before November kicked off. All of which means—no, there is not a single roast turkey on this list. You’re welcome! Instead, we’ve got a savory pie that just happens to be vegan, a feel-good farro bowl with broccoli and olives, and a few-ingredient apple dessert that couldn’t be prettier if it tried.

10. Vegan Mushroom Pie With Melted Leeks & Herbs

Don’t take my word for it—according to one reviewer, this savory pie is: “Truly one of the best and most beautiful things I've ever made.”

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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in October

Our most popular new recipes from October, aka Spooky Season, were not, it turns out, all that spooky. Just the opposite: They were exceedingly cozy, from Rick Martinez’s mom-inspired chicken and dumplings to Kristen Miglore’s family-famous banana brea…

Our most popular new recipes from October, aka Spooky Season, were not, it turns out, all that spooky. Just the opposite: They were exceedingly cozy, from Rick Martinez’s mom-inspired chicken and dumplings to Kristen Miglore’s family-famous banana bread. What are you cooking with your loved ones these days? Let me know in the comments.

10. Burnt Eggplant & Tomato Tahini From Ottolenghi Test Kitchen

For when you have a haul of eggplants that need to be used up. Serve with warm pita and soft-boiled eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. “Absolutely fabulous,” raves one commenter.

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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in September

September has come and gone, which means it’s fall now, but how? I’m not sure. I’m into it though. And I suspect you feel the same way, because our 10 most popular new recipes from September were heeeavy on cozy—from chewy dumplings to matzo ball soup …

September has come and gone, which means it’s fall now, but how? I’m not sure. I’m into it though. And I suspect you feel the same way, because our 10 most popular new recipes from September were heeeavy on cozy—from chewy dumplings to matzo ball soup to your new favorite cookies to drink with an oversize cup of tea. Shall we?

10. Jian Dui

“Just yummy!” writes Food52 community member Nerdy. “Brought them to a neighborhood goodbye party and got many compliments.” Who doesn’t like compliments?

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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in June

In the past month, spring turned into summer, and it reached 115°F in Portland, Oregon. But how? And why? We also launched Drinks52! Which means you can pour a refreshing Tepache or Salty Dog to accompany any of June’s most popular new recipes. Stay co…

In the past month, spring turned into summer, and it reached 115°F in Portland, Oregon. But how? And why? We also launched Drinks52! Which means you can pour a refreshing Tepache or Salty Dog to accompany any of June’s most popular new recipes. Stay cool.

10. Turmeric Fish Balls With Peanut Sauce & So Many Herbs

The secret to these fish balls from Sohla El-Waylly? A panade, “aka a mixture of starch and liquid that gets kneaded into minced meat.” Read all about it here.

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Our 10 Most Popular New Recipes in May

What recipes are you looking forward to right now? For me, it’s these Curry Potato Buns (I mean, just look at them) from WoonHeng Chia and this Toast Frittata (toast! frittata!) from Rebecca Firkser. But maybe you’re looking forward to takeout more tha…

What recipes are you looking forward to right now? For me, it’s these Curry Potato Buns (I mean, just look at them) from WoonHeng Chia and this Toast Frittata (toast! frittata!) from Rebecca Firkser. But maybe you’re looking forward to takeout more than anything else. I get it. Cooking fatigue is a thing, and honestly, I’ve never felt it more than I have these past few months. Luckily though? We have an armload of new recipes that are just about impossible not to crave. Here are our most popular ones from the past month.

10. Mom’s Portuguese Rice

This highly craveable recipe from Dan Pelosi is “a perfect one-pot situation,” he writes, “and very much a ‘mom’ recipe, which is probably why we ate it so often.”

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