10 Best Recipes of 2022

Our Most Popular, EASY Recipes of the Year!

~ Looking for the very BEST recipes of 2022? These are the most popular, healthy, easy recipes that readers like you LOVED. See if your favorites made the list … and maybe even find a brand-new recipe to try tonight! ~

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For the 10th straight year, we’re kicking off January with a showcase of our very most popular recipes from the year before (in case you happened to miss one!).

Yep … you heard that right … 10 years! Wow!

Since 2013, we’ve been bringing you thoroughly tested, tried-and-true recipes you know you can count on. All with a focus on keeping everything EASY and HEALTHY, with lots of shortcuts, make-ahead tips, and nutritional upgrades!

And every single year before we charge ahead to share exciting new recipes we always take a fun pause to check back in to see which recipes from the year before really rose to the top. The ones you Googled most, made the most, loved the most.

So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 Recipes from 2022, chosen by readers just like you (based on how many times each recipe was viewed).

Did your favorite make the list???

The Very Best Recipes of 2022


Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

You guys sure do love your Buffalo Chicken Dip! Since our crockpot version clocked in at #2 the previous year, I guess it shouldn't be a surprise that this ultra-easy, microwave option clinched top billing for 2022 ... by a LANDSLIDE! This secretly healthier recipe leverages easy swaps to slash fat and calories (but don't worry – nobody will even notice the clever updates). And it's ready in just 7 minutes. No wonder it's a runaway favorite! 


Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

This hearty soup has such rich, cozy flavors ... in just minutes! Plus, it freezes beautifully for make-ahead meals, too. No Instant Pot? No worries! Just try our stovetop variation instead.


Cucumber Water Recipe

If you're like me (and most everyone else I know!), you're trying to find enticing ways to drink more water. After extensive testing, we've got 10 tips for making this simple, wonderfully refreshing "detox spa water" the very best it can be!


15-Minute Pizza Sloppy Joes Recipe

Craving pizza, but need to get dinner on the table in 15 easy minutes? This recipe's the answer! Mmmmm ... it's filled with family-favorite, classic pizza flavors and two (yes … TWO!) layers of melty cheese. Even better? You can make it ahead for meal prep or freezer meals. Now that's easy!


Peach Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese

This pretty salad is like happy summer sunshine in every delicious bite! Juicy peaches, fresh cherries, crunchy almonds, creamy goat cheese, and a Honey Balsamic Dressing add up to an explosion of fabulous flavors. It’s super simple to make, yet people go crazy over it, every time we serve it. Bookmark this for next summer – it's way too good to miss!


March Madness Food Ideas & Basketball Recipes

Offering more than just one single recipe, this article shows you how to make basketball-themed Mexican dip, cute party sandwiches, pita pizzas, and more! Plus tips for decorations to make any basketball event or March Madness watch party extra fun!


Quick Flank Steak Recipe

This marinated, grilled flank steak dates back more than 35 years in our family. I waited much too long to share such a favorite, ridiculously simple (2-ingredient!) dinner ... but the wait is over, and you're gonna love every tender, flavorful bite!


Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe (with 7 Easy Tips for Perfection)

Oven Roasted Asparagus has been my go-to side dish for years, but the air fryer makes it even faster and easier! Check out our tips to get it right every time ... and customize it for whatever main dish you're making.


One-Pot Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This recipe has garnered feedback like "amazing!!" and "as good or better than any similar dish at a seafood restaurant" ... so let's just say it's an absolute must-try! But unlike heavy restaurant food, this recipe uses some clever ingredients to keep those yummy Cajun vibes more nutritious. Plus, an effortless one-pot method makes it extra-easy (for those of us who don't have several sous chefs on our kitchen staff!). Bonus: It rewarms nicely, for those days when you need to prep dinner ahead of time (or wanna have leftovers for lunch)! 


Grilled Potatoes (in Foil)

Our foil packet technique eliminates 3 common, additional cooking steps you sometimes see in similar recipes. But you still end up with tender, fluffy potatoes and lots of yummy, golden-brown spots! (Psssst ... this is a perfect side dish alongside the Flank Steak in #7 above.)

Top Recipe Collections, Too!

We always highlight just the top recipes in our annual Top 10 list. But, there were several of our showcase recipe collections that clinched top spots last year, too.

• You guys were big fans of our ideas for Baked Pastas with Ground Beef. I mean, who doesn’t love a homey, satisfying casserole, right?!?

• And clearly we all needed a lot of terrific suggestions for Christmas Potluck Appetizers. Cute, easy and festive (and – of course – a little healthier, too)!

• I already knew our THK readers were madly in love with air frying, so I wasn’t too surprised about your excitement over breakfast-y Air Fryer Egg Recipes. From classics like hard boiled and scrambled … to egg bites, quiche, omelets and French toast – you loved all the ways to fire up your handy air fryer, right from the first meal of the day!

• You were also gaga for all the summer side dish ideas I could offer up: Healthy Summer Cookout Sides, Side Dishes for Hot Dogs, and Vegan Pasta Salads were all big, big hits.

• And, just as my family needed alternative ideas for our multiple Thanksgiving celebrations this year, you guys also must’ve been searching for unique, non-turkey recipes, since the showcase of Chicken Breasts for Thanksgiving was hugely popular!

Cheers to You … Our Treasured Readers!

What’s even better than the best-of-the-best recipes??

The best-of-the-best READERS! (That’s you!)

Thank you so much for placing your trust in us for all these years. For turning to us when you need something effortless, quick and wholesome that you know your family will love. When you need a creative party dish, a simple snack, or a guilt-free dessert. When you just need a bit of fresh inspiration to keep you excited about cooking more healthfully.

Your trust means so much to us.

And, your lovely recipe reviews and enthusiastic comments inspire us to keep doing what we do here at THK … to keep on creating new, fresh recipe ideas and sharing our own family’s favorites.

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As we welcome 2023, I’m excited to look ahead to all the recipes I just can’t wait to share with you. (Ooooooh friends, there are some really, really good ones coming up!)

From our healthy kitchen to yours … thank you for a spectacular, delicious 2022 … and cheers to an equally fabulous 2023!

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