~The BEST Recipes of 2020 … reader favorites that managed to make a really bad year a little bit better. Even if you want to completely forget that most of 2020 ever happened, trust me: these are recipes you’ll definitely want to remember, and make again and again! ~
It feels kind of weird to use “Best” and 2020 in the same sentence. So much about last year was completely not the best.
But, 2020 actually was also a year when more and more people found joy in cooking together at home. That’s a win. And it was definitely a year when we all focused more than ever on being healthy … including eating more healthfully. Another win.
So, it’s not surprising that deliciously easy, healthy recipes (THK-style!) were actually a bright spot in a pretty dismal year.
And now that we’ve kicked 2020 right out the door (good riddance!), I decided that I couldn’t resist lining up the year’s most popular, very best recipes – sorting through to see which of my family’s favorites became favorites for you and your family, too.
It’s an annual ritual I’ve looked forward to every year, from back when I started this site nearly 8 years ago. And no matter how many rituals and celebrations 2020 ruined, I wasn’t going to let it ruin this one, too!
So, how many of these “Best Recipes” have you tried already? And which one did you somehow miss … that you absolutely can’t wait to make next???
Take a peek, and see if your personal favorite made our list …
Our Own, Personal Favorite Recipes of 2020
One last little ritual I always enjoy: after I sort out which recipes were the most viewed, most popular among our readers, it’s fun to look at which ones didn’t make the Top 10.
Ok ok, it’s actually a little sad – like some of my children didn’t get picked for the team.
But I usually know that it’s because maybe I happened to name that particular recipe something not-obvious, so it was hard for people to find. Or maybe I added it to the site really late in the year, so there just wasn’t any way it could get many eyeballs on it and gain popularity before the year ended.
I mean, I don’t post recipes I don’t love, so as far as I’m concerned, all my “children” are awesome … which is why I try to give them one last chance to “make the team.”
Well, each member of my family takes a look at the recipes that didn’t make it to the “Top 10 Best Recipes” list, and we each choose a personal favorite out of those. One that absolutely should be in the Top 10, one that’s totally bestedy-bestest in our opinion!
For 2020, these are the ones we think should make the team, too …
More of Our Very BEST Recipes
Psssst … in case you missed some, here’s where you can find all of our most popular recipes:
- Best Easy, Healthy Recipes of 2019
- Best Easy, Healthy Recipes of 2018
- Best Easy, Healthy Recipes of 2017
- Best Easy, Healthy Recipes of 2016
- Best Easy, Healthy Recipes of 2015
- Best Easy, Healthy Recipes of 2014
- Best Easy, Healthy Recipes of 2013
Oh, how we’ve been dreaming of you … and you’re finally here!
There’s an awful lot about 2020 that we just want to forget. But these recipes, and the joy we once again discovered in cooking – well, that’s all something that is definitely worth remembering!
We’ll take that with us into 2021 … with gleeful anticipation of more delicious new recipes to come …