Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Each year, we publish a host of new recipes that are rigorously tested, thoughtfully written, and beautifully arted. While we have our favorites, we love seeing which recipes resonate most with you all and keep you coming back for more! We took a look at the data and pulled the top 20 new recipes that went live on the site in 2023—the ones you, our dear readers, clicked on and read the most. 

Unsurprisingly, your favorites corresponded to most of our big projects this year. We dipped into the world of French desserts, and also showed you how to make the most of your farmers market produce. New recipes from our Argentinian and Jamaican cuisine guides got a lot of attention, and we can’t forget about 2023’s rice-centric Starch Madness that saw hits like Brazilian galinhada mineira and Vietnamese cơm tấm. You showed us what you loved most, from classics to projects to technique-driven dishes. And a fun fact about this year’s most popular recipes: Every one of our culinary staff—Daniel, Leah, and Genevieve, plus myself—managed to crack the top 20! So without further ado, here are the recipes that you (and us, too, really) kept coming back to. 

Philly Cheesesteaks

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Tender, well-marbled steak, sautéed onions, and melty provolone cheese served in a soft but sturdy hoagie roll define this classic Philly sandwich.

Albóndigas de Ricota (Argentine Ricotta Balls)

Serious Eats / Vicky Wasik

These ricotta balls are the perfect cheesy vehicle for thick, garlicky red sauce.

Jamaican Curry Chicken

Serious Eats / Karina Matalon

Marinated with an assortment of spices and coated in a rich, creamy gravy, this flavorful curry chicken is a simple and delicious Jamaican staple.

Shack Sauce

Serious Eats / Andrew Janjigian

Shake Shack’s secretive Shack Sauce is a creamy, tangy condiment for Shack Burgers and other seared sandwiches.

Chocolate Mousse

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Rich with bittersweet flavor and light as a cloud, chocolate mousse is a simple, elegant dessert that’s deeply satisfying to eat.

Galinhada Mineira (Brazilian Chicken and Rice From Minas Gerais)

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

This Brazilian dish is a deeply comforting, one-pot meal of chicken and rice, chock full of peas, carrots, and plenty of garlic and onion.

Peach Crisp

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

With a jammy filling of vanilla-scented peaches beneath a topping of whole-wheat flour, oats, and pecans, this peach crisp tastes like the best of summer.

Soubise (French Onion Sauce)

Daniel Gritzer

This classic French onion sauce is elegant, luxurious, and incredibly simple to make.

Sautéed Mushrooms

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

For savory, meaty-textured, deeply browned mushrooms, start with steam.

Coconut Cream Pie

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Filled with a rich custard and topped with whipped cream and toasted flaked coconut, this coconut cream pie is fragrant, nutty, and a delight to eat.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Made with just a handful of ingredients, this strawberry banana smoothie tastes like a sippable version of strawberries and cream.

Egyptian Fatta

Serious Eats / Jen Causey

Egyptian celebrations aren’t complete without this crowd-pleasing dish of toasted pita, fragrant rice, and slow-cooked beef drizzled in a garlic-vinegar sauce.

Italian-American Pasta Salad

Serious Eats / Greg Dupree

For a stellar pasta salad, skip the vinaigrette and opt for punchy, briny ingredients like capers and olives.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Serious Eats / Robby Lozano

This salad was made for the Buffalo wing lover in your life.

Grill-Baked Skillet Apple Crisp

Serious Eats / Lorena Masso

This bubbly and lightly charred apple crisp is baked directly on the grill to evoke smoky campfire cooking.

Cơm Tấm (Vietnamese Broken Rice)

Serious Eats / Vy Tran

This iconic Southern Vietnamese dish is piled high with grilled and shredded pork, pork-and-egg meatloaf, fresh and pickled veggies, and a tangy-sweet sauce.

Italian-American Beef Braciole

Serious Eats / Lorena Masso

This homestyle classic features thin slices of beef topped with a savory breadcrumb filling and prosciutto, that’s rolled up and braised in a tomato sauce.

Biscuits and Gravy

Serious Eats / Amanda. Suarez

A handful of ingredients and a well-seasoned cast iron skillet are all you need to make this Southern breakfast staple.

Crème Brûlée

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Made well, crème brûlée is a magnificent dessert of silky, vanilla-scented custard beneath a shatteringly crisp topping of caramelized sugar.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Making taco seasoning from scratch guarantees a fresher flavor than store-bought mixes—one that you can adjust to your tastes.

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