The 50 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

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According to the analytics, you like slow-cookers, chicken, and soup — with some imitation crab and cheesy potatoes on the side

Slow ‘N’ Crispy Mac ‘N’ Cheese

One of the more positive things to come out of 2016 is people’s continued infatuation with cooking.

Cooking at home is so hot right now thanks to the rise of meal planning systems like Plated and Blue Apron, and also (we suspect) to the proliferation of food photography on social media: when we have successes in the kitchen, we want to show off our hard work and talent!

Sharing our meals on social media, in fact, is increasing our knowledge of food and cooking, and it is integral in providing cooking inspiration and getting people excited to try new things. People are starting to understand that the joy of cooking (and eating) is elevated when you use real ingredients and take pride in what you are making.

As 2016 comes to a close, we took a peek at our analytics to see what the most popular recipes of the year were on The Daily Meal. As expected, our readers loved chicken and soup (especially when you can make it in a slow-cooker). More surprising was that imitation crab snagged three spots on this list!

Check out this list of the Most Popular Recipes for 2016; how many have you made this year? Get cooking to make up the slack! And take a picture of your completed homemade dish and show it off with #TheDailyMeal!

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The List:

#50 Rustic Cheddar Potato Soup

#49 Aglio e Olio Spaghetti

#48 Xavier Soup

#47 Autumn Lentil Veggie Soup

#46 Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito

#45 Slow-Cooker Cinnamon French Toast

#44 Grilled Triple-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

#43 Lemon-Crusted Chicken Breast

#42 Slow-Cooker 5-Cheese Taco Lasagna

#41 Baked Salmon With Tangy Glaze

#40 Korean Barbecue Meatballs

#39 Blackened Rockfish With Garlic Lime Butter

#38 Turkey Tenderloin

#37 Slow-Cooker Chicken and Butternut Squash

#36 Cabbage, White Bean, and Kale Soup

#35 Chicken Tortilla Soup

#34 Deluxe Scalloped Potatoes

#33 Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup

#32 Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

#31 Coca-Cola Glazed Ham

#30 Imitation Crab Salad

#29 Chicken Tikka Masala

#28 Authentic Thai Vegetable Soup

#27 Slow-Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole

#26 Grilled Chicken Fajitas

#25 Coca-Cola Chicken Wings

#24 Chicken Verde

#23 Slow-Cooker Meatball Soup

#22 Creamy and Delicious Mashed Potatoes

#21 Chicken Pot Pie

#20 Ultimate Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

#19 Easy Chicken Marsala

#18 Imitation Crab Macaroni and Cheese

#17 Tarragon-Roasted Chicken

#16 Chocolate Cake

#15 Slow-Roasted Potatoes

#14 Antonio’s Roast Chicken

#13 Slow-Cooker Thai Beef Stew

#12 Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

#11 Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas (Chickpea Cheetos)

#10 Slow-Cooker Apple-Spice Oatmeal

#9 Chicken Pot Pie Soup

#8 Caribbean Chicken Drumsticks

#7 Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole

#6 Imitation Crab Linguine

#5 Finger Lickin’ Brick Chicken

#4 Cantonese Wonton Noodle Soup

#3 Slow ‘N’ Crispy Mac ‘N’ Cheese

#2 Scalloped Potatoes

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