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50 Best Recipes of 2020

Our countdown to the top recipes from 2020 picked by our readers!

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Here at Cookstr.com, we have nearly 9,000 recipes from some of the best cookbooks out there! From well-known celebrity chefs like Julia Child and Gordon Ramsay to Asian and Indian cuisine experts, we've got just about any recipe you can dream up. As 2020 comes to a close, we've decided to take some time to reflect on our top recipes this year!

Keep scrolling to enjoy our top recipes countdown! These 50 recipes were the most-clicked, most-searched-for, and overall favorites in 2020. 

50. Bombay Eggs
49. Baked Porgy
48. Tyler Florence's Fried Chicken
47. Homemade Thick Cream
46. Mozzarella-Tomato-Basil Frittata - Pictured!

This delicious frittata makes a great light lunch or brunch dish. All of the ingredients combine for a fresh summery flavor, and everyone will be angling for a second slice.

Mozzarella-Tomato-Basil Frittata

45. Lemon-Garlic Marinated Lamb Chops
44. Ciabatta Rolls
43. Basic Red Chile Sauce
42. Granny's Fried Chicken - Pictured!

Fried chicken is one of those meals that is a classic for a reason. Maybe you enjoyed it with your family for Sunday dinner, or maybe it was a picnic favorite in the summer. You might think that it's just the nostalgia talking, but we're here to remind you that Granny's Fried Chicken is every bit as great as you remember it. And now you can easily make it at home this week.
 

Granny's Fried Chicken

41. Basic Whole Roasted Rainbow Trout
40. Roasted Vegetable Pizza Topping
39. Texas Cowboy Soup
38. Liverpool Scouse
37. Chickpeas with Spinach - Pictured!

This delicious vegetarian recipe is almost too good to be true. Simple ingredients combine with bright flavors like sweet vinegar and paprika to create a dish that's absolutely irresistible. Serve it with crusty bread to complete the meal!
 

Chickpeas with Spinach

36. Cuban-Style Marinated Slow-Roasted Pork Picnic Shoulder
35. Black Bean Sauce
34. Zuni Roast Chicken with Bread Salad
33. Nachos Grande
32. French Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze - Pictured!

Lemon cake almost doesn't need an introduction, but we'll give it one anyway. This light, sweet, and citrusy cake is perfect in just about any context. It's light enough for tea time, but the drizzle of sugary glaze makes it indulgent enough for a party. If you make this cake for a friend, get ready to share the recipe. We're sure they'll ask you for it.
 

French Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze

31. Avocado Mousse with Lime
30. Spanish-Style Empanadas
29. Filipino-Style Seafood Paella - Pictured!

This paella recipe is perfect for the holidays or any special occasion, although you certainly don't have to wait until then to make it. The ingredients are a little expensive, and the prep is somewhat involved, but we think you'll be blown away by the finished results. We're talking vibrant, spiced flavors with rich umami  notes and plenty of seafood. It's a dish that's worth celebrating.
 

Filipino-Style Seafood Paella

28. Tagliatelle with Spinach, Mascarpone, and Parmesan
27. Poached Chicken Thighs
26. Chinese Rice Soup (Congee)
25. Osso Buco alla Milanese - Pictured!

This indulgent recipe involves quite a bit of prep, but it's easier to make than you might think. And the results are absurdly delicious. Veal shanks are braised in a rich wine broth until tender, and then a garlicky lemony gremolata makes the whole dish sing. Serve with risotto for the ultimate elegant dinner.
 

Osso Buco alla Milanese

24. Beef Patties
23. Cinnamon Sugar Crumb Topping
22. Spaghetti Frutti di Mare
21. Walnut Shrimp
20. Oven-Roasted Pork Butt with Rosemary, Garlic, and Black Pepper - Pictured!

If you're someone who thinks that pork roast is boring, you've got to give this recipe a try. This pork roast is seasoned to perfection with rosemary and garlic, and then it's slow roasted until tender and juicy. You'll impress your friends and family with this elegant dish, but only you will know how easy it was to make.
 

Oven-Roasted Pork Butt with Rosemary, Garlic, and Black Pepper

19. Cabbage and Carrot Slaw
18. Greek Pita Pocket
17. Conch Salad Bahamian-Style
16. Basic Sticky Rice
15. Boiled Brussels Sprouts
14. Escargots
13. Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake - Pictured!

Chocolate swirl cheesecake... need we say more? This indulgent dessert recipe is a favorite year after year, and it's easy to see why. Rich New York-style cheesecake gets an irresistible swirl of melted dark chocolate. If you're looking for a dessert to kick off 2021, you'll have a hard time finding a more spectacular one than this.

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

12. Old-Fashioned Blackberry Jelly
11. Cheeseless Pizza - Pictured!

While many consider cheese to be necessary on a pizza, this pie is out to prove the naysayers wrong in the most delicious way possible. Loaded with flavorful ingredients like caramelized onion and roasted red bell peppers, this tasty vegan pizza will have everyone going back for a second slice.

Cheeseless Pizza

10. Chicken Broccoli Pasta
9. Baked Zucchini with Parmesan
8. Whole Roast Duck with Hoisin Sauce
7. Marinated Octopus Salad
6. Punjabi-Style Cabbage - Pictured!

Punjabi-style cabbage is a delightfully versatile dish that the whole family will love. Ginger, garlic, cumin, and coriander ensure that this recipe is brimming with rich flavors and aromas. We also love the fluffy potatoes and green peas that help round out the dish. It's a perfect weeknight dinner and can be made on the stovetop or in the slow cooker!

Punjabi-Style Cabbage

5. Translucent Sugar Glaze
4. Oven-Roasted Chicken Tikka
3. Toasted Sesame Seeds
2. Chicken Curry
1. Jungle Juice - Pictured!

Yes, this is our top recipe of 2020! Jungle juice is a quintessential party punch, and we love this version from Nisa Burns Cochran. It's really simple to make, and yet it's got tons of fruit and citrus flavor. If you're looking for a fun drink to celebrate the new year, this is the perfect recipe.
 

Jungle Juice

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