The 50 Most Popular Recipes Of 2017 Gallery

The 50 Most Popular Recipes of 2017

We spend a lot of time here at The Daily Meal curating and writing recipes. We try to offer readers a range of ideas and possibilities, so we turn to the latest cookbooks to aid us in providing new, top-notch dishes each week.

Now that the year is coming to a close, we decided to look back over the past 12 months to find the recipes that have proven to be the most popular and put them all in one easy to find place! We turned to our analytics for insight into which dishes were most beloved by our readers in 2017.

Some of the recipes are not so surprising — after all, tropical smoothies, barbecue ribs, and cheesecake are all delicious things to make, right? Some of the top recipes did, however, take us by surprise, with some imitation crab recipes taking top spots on our list and one rather buggy appetizer making it into the top four. Who could have predicted that?

So go ahead and check out our list of the most popular recipes of 2017.

Corn Pudding

We begin the countdown at No. 50 — an unseasonal dish of fresh corn pudding that is finished with a tomato garnish. Keep this delicious recipe on hand for next summer!

For the Corn Pudding recipe, click here.

Bishi (Armenian Zeppole)

These traditional Armenian deep-fried pastries are lighter than doughnuts and similar to a cruller. Sprinkled with powdered sugar, they are simply divine!

For the Bishi (Armenian Zeppole) recipe, click here.

The Cheesecake Factory's SkinnyLicious White Chicken Chili

This comforting white chicken chili is loaded with all the flavor and spices of a classic chicken chili with fewer calories so you can guiltlessly indulge and feel totally satisfied.

For The Cheesecake Factory's SkinnyLicious White Chicken Chili recipe, click here.

Herbed Hummus

Our most popular hummus recipe this year is a notch above the plain stuff with cumin and fresh cilantro adding a refreshing change of flavor.

For the Herbed Hummus recipe, click here.

Best Burger Recipe Ever

This burger is simple to make — and with a blockbuster secret ingredient (bacon!), it is so delicious that it hardly needs cheese.

For the Best Burger Recipe Ever, click here.

Memphis-Style Dry-Rubbed Ribs

If you're in the mood for ribs, look no further! This Memphis-style dry rib recipe delivers maximum flavor with ingredients like Spanish paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, and ground mustard powder, to name a few.

For the Memphis-Style Dry-Rubbed Ribs recipe, click here.

Championship Glazed Ribs

Two rib recipes back to back on our list — there's definitely room enough for both, right? This glazed rib recipe uses a dry rub initially (full of brown sugar, dried onion, chipotle chili pepper and so much more) and then finishes the ribs off with a tasty, sticky, barbecue glaze.

For the Championship Glazed Ribs recipe, click here.

Candied Bacon

This recipe couldn't be simpler! Just be careful not to burn the bacon — once its covered in sugar, it can go from perfect to charcoal in a matter of seconds.

For the Candied Bacon recipe, click here.

Bowtie Pasta Salad With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Black Olives, Feta, and Spinach

This pasta salad full of bold flavors will not disappoint. It travels well and is equally suitable for parties as for a packed lunch.

For the Bowtie Pasta Salad With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Black Olives, Feta, and Spinach recipe, click here.

Healthy Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Creamy, delicious and just spicy enough, this lighter version of a classic party dish will certainly please a crowd.

For the Healthy Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, click here.

Blackened Rockfish With Garlic Lime Butter

This blackened rockfish is taken to the next level with a delicious garlicky-lime compound butter. Served with some rice and seasonal vegetables, this recipe is a wonderfully balanced meal.

For the Blackened Rockfish With Garlic Lime Butter recipe, click here.

Honey Mustard Turkey Tenderloin Recipe

This recipe uses just five ingredients and adds flavors effortlessly to jazz up a cut of meat that can often be rather bland.

For the Honey Mustard Turkey Tenderloin recipe, click here.

Grilled Octopus With Lemon and Olive Oil

If you love octopus, there's no reason not to try cooking it at home — it's really not that difficult! This recipe will bring you straight to Greece with fresh lemon, garlic, and thyme.

For the Grilled Octopus with Lemon and Olive Oil recipe, click here.

Imitation Crab Roll

We arrive now at the first of the imitation crab recipes. Here the imitation crab is used in an inexpensive version of a traditional and significantly more expensive lobster roll.

For the Imitation Crab Roll recipe, click here.

Ground Beef With Onions and Peppers

If you've ever wondered just how to perfectly cook ground meat, look no further! This simple recipe will set you up for success when it comes to all sorts of ground beef recipes, from chili and casseroles to stuffed shells and more!

For the Ground Beef With Onions and Peppers recipe, click here.

Monay (Filipino Bread Rolls)

These rolls are buttery, tasty, dense, and wonderful eaten straight out of the oven while they're still lovely and warm!

For the Monay (Filipino Bread Rolls) recipe, click here.

Imitation Crab Macaroni and Cheese

We have arrived at the next popular imitation crab meat recipe — this time a version of mac and cheese!

For the Imitation Crab Macaroni and Cheese recipe, click here.

Best Layered Burrito Bake

Ground beef, salsa, refried beans and cheese are layered between tortillas for this easy, hearty and satisfying dish.

For the Best Layered Burrito Bake recipe, click here.

Hoecakes (fried cornbread)

Everyone will love these tasty little cakes. They're great for breakfast with maple syrup drizzled over the top and equally delicious as an accompaniment to greens or as an alternative to cornbread or biscuits with lunch or dinner.

For the Hoecakes (fried cornbread) recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

Set and forget these slow cooker ribs. Once they are cooked to mouthwatering perfection, they are finished under the broiler to transform the sauce into sticky, caramelized perfection.

For the Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs recipe, click here.

Cake Crumb Cookies

Transform left over cake into something new and delicious with these cake crumb cookies.

For the Cake Crumb Cookies recipe, click here.

Baked Swordfish

Here is a super simple and healthy recipe for sword fish. It combines garlic, olive oil and parsley and paired with a green salad makes for a perfect weeknight meal.

For the Baked Swordfish recipe, click here.

Guy Fieri’s Texas Chili

This recipe from Guy Fieri is Texas-inspired chili that is full of bold flavors from a huge array of different chilies- a total of seven varieties of hot, mild, dry and fresh peppers.

For the Guy Fieri's Texas Chili recipe, click here.

Crock-Pot Shepherd's Pie

Classic comfort food shepherd's pie comes in near the middle of the list. This recipe is simple, delicious and will warm you from the inside out even in the dead of winter.

For the Crock-Pot Shepherd's Pie recipe, click here.

The Tropical Kale Smoothie

2017 felt like the year of the green smoothie, right? if you aren't quite ready to commit to such a intense kale experience, this tropical kale smoothie is the perfect introduction.

For the Tropical Kale Smoothie recipe, click here.

Vegan Turmeric Latte

This vegan latter is earthy, warm and incredibly comforting. It is the perfect drink to have in the evening when winding down after a long day and is full of healthy-boosting ingredients.

For the Vegan Turmeric Latte recipe, click here.

This Is the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the World

Many readers, it seems, where keen to discover the secrets to making the perfect chocolate chip cookie. This helpful guide will ensure you end up with whatever you consider to be the core elements of the ideal chocolate chip cookie whether it is crispy, chewy, cakey or gooey, these are the tips you need to create perfection.

For the This Is the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in the World recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Casserole

This American classic is a favorite for Thanksgiving but can and should be enjoyed more than once a year! As well as paring perfectly with turkey, it also go very well with pork or chicken, so why not switch things up a bit?

For the Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, click here.

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

His recipe, with melting cheese and satisfying rice is a comfort food y9ou needn't feel guilty about eating. The roasted peppers pair amazingly well with the turkey filling and theses can easily be made ahead of time for a tasty meal that will add a considerable amount of cozy to the table on and chilly, winter day.

For the Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers recipe, click here.

The Ultimate Chicken Pot Pie

This pie, with a buttery crust and creamy, roasted chicken filling is seriously unforgettable.

For the Ultimate Chicken Pot Pie recipe, click here.

Perfect Southern Fried Chicken

Everyone should have a good recipe for fried chicken in their cooking repertoire. Enjoy it hot or cold, at the kitchen table, or outside in the sun. Wherever and whenever you enjoy this fried chicken, it will taste divine.

For the Perfect Southern Fried Chicken recipe, click here.

Cheesecake Factory's Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake

This cheesecake, topped with Bavarian cream and sliced bananas is sure to impress anyone who eats it!

For the Cheesecake Factory's Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake recipe, click here.

Lobster Linguine with White Wine Sauce

Forget cracking claws at the table; fresh lobster goes splendidly with a plate of hot, buttery linguine- perfectly dressed with a white wine-herb sauce.

For the Lobster Linguine with White Wine Sauce recipe, click here.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

These Brussels sprouts, cooked with maple syrup, bacon and black pepper, come out of the oven in a cloud of sweet-salty and crispy deliciousness—no one will turn their nose up at these sprouts.

For the Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon recipe, click here.

In-N-Out's Special Sauce

Bring a little bit of California flavor into your kitchen with this recipe for In-N-Out's famous Special Sauce.

For the In-N-Out's Special Sauce recipe, click here.

The Skin-Brightening Kale Smoothie

This smoothie is healthy as well as delicious (with sweet pineapple, blueberries and coconut water to balance out the bitterness of the kale) and will make you feel brighter inside and out.

For the Skin-Brightening Kale Smoothie recipe, click here.

Pine Mountain Flame Burger

This burger, full of bacon, dill pickles, American cheese and a trio of sauces will not disappoint!

For the Pine Mountain Flame Burger recipe, click here.

McDonald's Cheeseburger

If you suddenly have a craving for a McDonald's cheeseburger, you can now make one yourself! Making this burger at home comes with the added benefit of knowing exactly what is going into it- something you certainly do not get with the fast food version.

For the McDonald's Cheeseburger recipe, click here.

Quaker Oats' Prize-Winning Meatloaf

The secret ingredient in this mouthwatering meatloaf? You guessed it—oats! Make this meatloaf for a hearty dinner that the whole family will love.

For the Quaker Oats' Prize-Winning Meatloaf recipe, click here.

What's a Coronarita, and How to Make One

Take your margarita to the next level and turn it into a coronita (also known as a Mexican Bulldog).

For What's a Coronarita, and How to Make One, click here.

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Wings

These spicy slow-cooker wings are the easiest and tastiest wings ever!

For the Slow-Cooker Buffalo Wings recipe, click here.

Imitation Crab Linguine

This may be an odd recipe to find so far along in our list of most popular recipes, but people seem to love it so why not give it a go?!

For the Imitation Crab Linguine recipe, click here.

The Barefoot Contessa's Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

There's no need to limit turkey consumption to one day a year! This whole roasted turkey breast will be a welcome addition to the dinner table any day and will make fabulous sandwiches any time of the year.

For the The Barefoot Contessa's Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast recipe, click here.

Perfect Brisket

Brisket is delicious- tender and full of flavor. If you have ever wondered where to start, look no further than this recipe and enjoy perfect brisket once and for all.

For the Perfect Brisket recipe, click here.

Buffalo Wild Wings' Wings and Sauce

Make Buffalo Wild Wings sauce at home for these finger linking goods wings.

For the Buffalo Wild Wings' Wings and Sauce recipe, click here.

Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Microwave

If you don't have the time, energy or perhaps the stove to make hard boiled eggs the old fashioned way, never fear—this recipe for microwave hardboiled eggs will save the day!

For the Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Microwave recipe, click here.

Fried Green Tomato Hornworms

Can you believe this buggy appetizer made it to the number 4 slot of our most popular recipes of 2017!? Even if the thought of eating insects grosses you out, you can still enjoy a nice fried green tomato- just leave the hornworms out of it.

For the Fried Green Tomato Hornworms recipe, click here.

McDonald’s Hash Browns

If you love McDonald's hash browns (we'll admit they are pretty tasty) you should try making them at home!

For the McDonald's Hash Browns recipe, click here.

Roasted Turkey Tenderloins

A tasty turkey tenderloin claims the number two spot in our list, proving that readers as well aware that turkey is delicious any time of year! Seasoned with rosemary, garlic and white wine this recipe is easy as well as delicious.

For the Roasted Turkey Tenderloins recipe, click here.

Imitation Crab Meat Crab Cake

And finally we reach our number one most popular recipe of 2017- can you believe it! It is certainly quite a change from the most popular recipes of 2016 where the microwave coffee cup scramble won the top spot. These imitation crab cakes are a simple, delicious and budget friendly recipe that people are sure to enjoy.

For the Imitation Crab Meat Crab Cake recipe, click here.