With the year closing out, it's time to round up the 2022 APOP Reader Favorite Recipes. These are tried and true recipes loved by so many. From desserts, to cocktails, to hearty dinners and meal prep staples, there's no lack of variety in what you all gravitated toward this year. Read on to see which amazing recipes you may have missed this year that you should definitely find time to make.
It doesn't surprise me this recipe is in the top 10. It's easy to make, no baking required, and has minimal ingredients! This Pudding Icebox Cake has eclair inspired flavors with a graham cracker base, layers of vanilla pudding and cool whip, all topped with a chocolate frosting that is impossible to resist.
"No bake cake, count me in! Never underestimate the power of cool whip. TASTY" - Sydney
My go-to cocktail, and it seems it's your favorite, too. These Skinny Spicy Margs are made with real, fresh ingredients that pack in the perfect amount of heat for your next Taco Tuesday.
"Sooo good!! I’ve tried a couple jalapeño marg recipes and didn’t think it was possible to make such a good one at home!" - Marisa
Poke Works is a takeout place I frequented this year. This California Poke Bowl recipe is my own take on my order from there. It's refreshing and simple with imitation crab as the main ingredient. The crab is paired with an easy blend of rice, creamy avocado, fresh cucumber, sweet mango, and tangy spicy mayo.
"I love poke bowls but don’t love the price. This bowl was perfect for dinner and my lunch the next day. This will definitely be on my dinner rotation." - Lily
A reader favorite for a good reason. These No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies without Peanut Butter take just 10 minutes to whip up and no baking required. You really can't mess these up. Plus, they're gluten and nut free and absolutely delicious!
"These no bake cookies are everything!!!! So sweet and rich but absolutely amazing for a girl who needs chocolate after even breakfast 😉🤩" - Lauren
This Cheesy Mexican Skillet is a tasty weeknight dinner filled with all your favorite taco night ingredients, all prepared in just one pan. It can also be easily modified for different dietary needs and is great for meal prep.
"Yum yum!!!! Super easy to make and oh so tasty!! Will definitely make this again 😋" - Kristen
Not just Thanksgiving, but a fall and winter favorite, too. If you can get your hands on fresh Apple Cider, you ought to make these Thanksgiving Margs.
"Even the beer drinkers loved it!" - Alyssa
4. Spaghetti Squash Feta Cheese Casserole
This Spaghetti Squash Feta Cheese Casserole recipe is my macro-friendly take on the delicious dish. Filled with warm flavors from additions like basil, pesto, and thyme, it will completely satisfy your comfort food cravings!
"So tasty! Great stuff -- four of us finished the whole pan and went back for more.....only to find none. I love how it is so full of veggies. Favorable comments from the family came throughout dinner! Thanks for your creativity! (Picture not included, but it would simply be an empty casserole dish)" - Rebecca
Loved by everyone, year after year. Something about the ranch seasoning with the feta is so dang good. Just check out the 100+ reviews of readers who LOVED these Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers.
"I LOVE these! Have probably made them 5x now. I usually find turkey burgers dry but these were not at all! They’re so versatile and go as good in a salad that they do on a bun." - Emma
These got extra love this year thanks to TikTok. But, hey TikTok recipes go viral for a reason - they're DANG GOOD. A fluffy, cake-like cookie, filled with a cream cheese filling, these Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies are a fall must make.
"Fluffy, sweet, and rich. These cookies remind me of the fall version of peanut butter blossoms with the cheesecake filling in the center instead of the hershey kiss." -Karla
And finally, the number one APOP reader favorite is my Ninja Foodi Grilled Chicken recipe. It's extremely simple, but just goes to prove that amazing cooking does not have to be complicated. This chicken is a meal prep staple in my house and gets made weekly.
"Made a batch of this chicken a few days ago and have been enjoying it in many different meals this week. So good - very juicy and the flavour has just the right amount of spice in it." - Catherine
Thanks for being here friends! Your support means the world to me and allows me to continue to do what I love, which is bring delicious meals to your table week after week. If you've made any of my recipes I would so greatly appreciate if you could leave a review on the individual blog posts.
xoxo, Courtney Paige.