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From salads to skillet dinners, pasta and extra — these recipes had been the highest 10 reader favourite recipes in 2022!

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Pleased new yr — I hope you had a superb finish to the vacation season!

Ours felt fuller then ever earlier than — in barely irritating methods (does crying in your automotive previous to a media occasion rely as being stressed?!) but additionally in really fantastic methods. We took Gwen and my niece to the Nutcracker ballet, my Mother and I took in a Christmas Eve-Eve Mannheim Steamroller live performance, Ben and I hosted our first vacation occasion, and I performed a lot Amy Grant that Gwen memorized the lyrics to Tender Tennessee Christmas, bahaha.

All that mentioned, I used to be excited to get the home turned over, cleaned out, and welcome the brand new yr with open arms. 2022 was one for the books each personally and professionally, and I’m so excited to see what 2023 has in retailer!

Earlier than we forge forward, I wish to share the highest 10 new recipes in 2022 as voted on by your clicks, views, and shares. That is my favourite publish of the yr as a result of I like to see what YOU liked!

This was a particular yr for IGE as a result of I began working with an outdated running a blog pal turned meals photographer to take over photographing my recipes. Collectively Ashley and I launched dozens of latest recipes this yr, and up to date photographs for oldie however goodie recipes like Caprese Skewers, Crock Pot Rooster and Wild Rice Soup, Pasta Pomodoro, Gluten Free Sugar Cookies, Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes, and extra. As you realize, we eat with our eyes first so to have photographs that really symbolize how scrumptious these present recipes are was a MAJOR spotlight of 2022.

As we transfer into the brand new yr, let me know when you have any recipe requests! What do you wish to see extra of? I’m right here to assist. 🙂

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With out additional ado — let’s get into it!

Prime Recipes from Earlier Years


#1 Jennifer Aniston Salad

Yearly there’s a brand new recipe that goes “viral” on social media, and it’s a lot enjoyable to attend and see which one will probably be. In 2022 it was, for sure, the Jennifer Aniston Salad. Y’all LOVED making this protein-packed, plant-based recipe for wholesome, ready-made lunches in 2022.

Reader Nikole says: “This salad is so scrumptious. There may be a lot explosion of taste occurring and the following chew is rarely the identical from the final. I may eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never develop bored with it.”

overhead photo of jennifer aniston salad in a bowl with a fork


#2 Oven Baked Burgers

You liked this burger-baking hack for when it’s too chilly to grill exterior, otherwise you wish to hold your stovetop clear from grease, as a lot as I did! These juicy burgers are nonetheless on repeat at my home.

Reader Taryn says: “These are the very best! My husband saved saying how good they had been. I added Montreal Steak seasoning to my meat and it was excellent. Sport.Changer.”

baked burger sliced in half to show toppings


#3 Beef and Veggie Enchilada Skillet

Craving enchiladas however not the stuffing and rolling required? I’ve bought you! This straightforward skillet recipe combines all of the substances for beef and vegetable enchiladas into one delectable recipe. So, so easy.

Reader Nancy says: “We made this for supper final night time and my husband continues to be speaking about it this morning! Undoubtedly going into the menu rotation.”

overhead photo of beef and veggie enchilada skillet


#4 Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

I daydream about this toppings-packed salad at the very least as soon as per week – the peanut sauce is soooo good. Ben and I each bought into including cooked quinoa to our lunch time salads this previous yr as a approach so as to add endurance. It actually makes a distinction.

Reader Gale says: “I made the error of constructing the dressing approach forward of time, and now I can’t cease sneaking a small style of it (only for high quality management, you realize . . .). Subsequent time, I’d higher make double!”

hands holding a bowl of thai quinoa salad with peanut dressing


#5 Spicy Tuna Roll Bowl

In 2022 we noticed the costs of groceries and meals out soar — I feel that had lots to do with the success of my Spicy Tuna Roll Bowls. All the flavour of a restaurant’s spicy tuna roll, made with fridge and pantry staples. Completely scrumptious!

Reader Megan says: “Wow, this recipe was phenomenal!! It tasted EXACTLY like a delicious spicy tuna roll! My husband requested I make it each week and I simply could should oblige.”

overhead photo of Spicy tuna roll bowl


#6 Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto

I used to be thrilled to replace the photographs for this oldie however goodie recipe to introduce it to new readers, and re-inspire those that could have seen it up to now. I’ve but to have an sad buyer once they make this luscious but straightforward risotto recipe.

Reader Betty says: “Beloved this recipe a lot. I’ve by no means cooked risotto earlier than however your directions labored completely. Completed product was scrumptious. The leftovers had been even fantastic.”

overhead photo of a bowl of shrimp and asparagus risotto


#7 Rooster Caesar Pasta Salad

The thought for this pasta salad recipe has been on my “to make” listing for YEARS — so glad this was this yr to make and share it since you liked it too! Nice to serve at all the pieces from a summer time BBQ to a delicious spring dinner, and each second in between. That is one other recipe I daydream about typically!

Reader Kristen says: “I completely LOVE this salad I’ve made it at the very least thrice within the final week!!”

easy chicken caesar pasta salad on a platter


#8 Creamy Mushroom Parmesan Pasta

This gluten free pasta recipe was impressed by a meal Ben and I had in New York through the 2021 vacation season. It was a useless ringer for the restaurant meal. I liked bringing just a little little bit of NYC to your kitchen by way of this recipe.

Reader Janan says: “This pasta dish is wonderful!! All my fav veggies – bacon, mushrooms, spinach, heavy cream. Lol. It will likely be on repeat for our home. Really easy too!”

bowl of creamy parmesan mushroom pasta with a fork inside


#9 Fast & Straightforward Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

When you havn’t had an opportunity to attempt my new in 2022 Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread recipe, I urge you to hop to the kitchen ASAP! It’s so moist and tender – really probably the most excellent pumpkin bread…made gluten free.

Reader Emma says: “Wow! What an unimaginable recipe! I used King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten free flour and this turned out so moist and flavorful! We will probably be making this many times!”

loaf of gluten free pumpkin bread cut into slices


#10 Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp and Greens

I liked seeing the way you all cooked this straightforward sheet pan recipe in 2022. Some served it for firm due to how beautiful it’s, whereas others used it as a fast and simple method to get a protein and veggie-packed meal on the desk as a result of it cooks in simply quarter-hour. YES, quarter-hour!!

Reader David says: “I made this the opposite night time. It was actually good. I imply REALLY good! Straightforward to organize, straightforward to wash up. My teenage son mentioned, ‘Whoa!’ after the primary chew. He had seconds then thirds. This recipe is a brand new household favourite.”

mediterranean shrimp and vegetables on a sheet pan

Wishing you and yours an INCREDIBLE and scrumptious 2023! I sit up for serving you within the new yr!



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