If 2016 was a crazy year for you, we understand. We all weathered a tumultuous election year, and the only constant was good food. What was it that most of us wanted on our dinner table? We decided to take a peek at the most popular recipes of the year and gather them up for you. It was no surprise that comfort food took the top spots for most-viewed recipes. As the name implies, comfort food is soul-soothing and satisfying – totally perfect for stressful times. And to take the edge off even more, these dishes are all quick and easy to make, since none of us want to spend the whole day cooking and cleaning. Let’s have a look back and revisit some amazing recipes worth making this year too!
1. One Pot Chicken Bacon Alfredo
And the top spot goes to… One Pot Chicken Bacon Alfredo! With 169,896 views, this standout comfort food recipe has it all – bacon, cream, and pasta. We know you’ll fall in love with this one pot wonder that’s utterly delicious and easy to whip up! We’re digging the Good Cook 11” Deep Saute Pan With Lid to perfectly cook up this meal while making clean up easy!
2. Creamy Chicken Taco Alfredo
Coming in second is another creamy pasta dish, but this one has a touch of southwestern flair. Creamy Chicken Taco Alfredo, with 10,069 views, is a 5-ingredient dinner that’s packed with flavor and delivers yummy, comforting goodness. With simple ingredients all cooked in one pot, this recipe is sure to become a weeknight favorite! Use the Good Cook Cast Iron 11.5″ Skillet for amazing results and easy clean up!
3. Overnight S’mores Lasagna
Overnight S’mores Lasagna – need we say more? Coming in with 9,211 views, this stunning dessert has everything going for it! Layers of graham crackers, pudding, marshmallow cream, whipped topping, and fudge sauce come together in this mouthwateringly delicious overnight dessert. Assemble, let the ingredients work their magic overnight, and serve to a happy crowd. Nothing could be easier and more perfectly divine than this dessert. Assemble in this Good Cook 13 Inch x 9 Inch Covered Cake Pan for easy clean and carry.
4. Tasty Taco Mac
Quick and simple, this One Pot Taco Mac makes an awesome weeknight meal…in 20 minutes or less! With 6,494 views, this tasty pasta fills your belly yet doesn’t require all-out effort. Use the Good Cook 11” Deep Saute Pan With Lid for amazing results with easy clean-up!
5. One Pot Sausage & Beer Mac
This One Pot Sausage and Beer Mac is a delicious, grown-up brew pub version of traditional mac and cheese. This recipe had 6,371 views, and we’re thinking it was a big hit at game day parties! Make this hearty one-pot meal in the Good Cook 11” Deep Saute Pan With Lid, and you’ll have a fork-licking meal that’s totally easy to clean up!
6. How to Make a Watermelon Pig
Cute, charming, and edible, Watermelon Pigs warmed your hearts in 2016! With 5,547 views, this simple tutorial on how to make a watermelon pig came in handy for summer parties, barbecues, and potlucks! Use the Good Cook Biscuit Cutter for a snout, and the Good Cook Touch Melon Baller for perfect watermelon spheres.
7. Caramel Apple Pie Cake
This Caramel Apple Pie Cake feeds a crowd, and does it with delicious appeal. Apple pie, cake, and caramel apples collide in this scrumptious poke cake, drizzled with caramel and toffee bits. With 4,772 views, we’re betting this easy cake got baked plenty of times, feeding your friends and family the most irresistibly moist and delicious fall cake ever! We love this Good Cook 13 Inch x 9 Inch Covered Cake Pan for perfect baking results!