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High 10 Reader Favourite Recipes in 2021

From soups to skillet meals, salads and extra, these are the High 10 reader favourite recipes on Iowa Lady Eats in 2021!

photo collage of 2021 reader favorite recipes

Hiya hi there!! I hope you had the perfect Christmas in case you have a good time, and a superb weekend regardless!

We had a phenomenal Christmas day — actually, it was sunny and almost 50 levels (keep bizarre, Iowa) — and stuffed ourselves siiilly with Brown Bag Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Inexperienced Bean Casserole, plus extra Vacation Salad than you possibly can shake a stick at.

I almost needed to shake a stick at my kids to fend them off the serving bowl. It’s all the time a large hit!

Talking of, the children have been a lot enjoyable this yr and their screams of pleasure whereas opening presents have been such a pleasure to listen to and watch. As Mothers we often should ask our children to “smile!” whereas taking footage, so it was unbelievable to see their faces shine with real pleasure. Undecided why I don’t get the identical response after asking for the twenty seventh image by the slide on the park, however — I suppose I get it. ;) It was a magical one, for certain!

I go away 2021 bursting with gratitude for my household and their good well being, my job, my buddies, and for YOU. I really have the very best readers on the planet. Many people have been cooking and rising collectively for over a decade! Whether or not we’ve been cooking collectively for a yr or a day, I respect you greater than you recognize.

That stated, immediately I’m sharing the highest 10 new recipes you cooked from Iowa Lady Eats in 2021. I really like penning this publish annually as a result of I get to take a deep dive into analytics and see what resonated with you and your households probably the most. By the best way, it really makes my day after I hear a few recipe being a success with you or a member of the family. I learn each single remark that is available in and, once more, I simply respect you cooking my recipes so very a lot.

Do you will have any New Yr/NYE plans? Lincoln is begging to remain up till midnight and I’ve little doubt that he’ll have the ability to keep up longer than me. ACTUALLY, I’ve a recipe that I’ll be sharing someday within the subsequent few days that may assist with that. ;) Keep tuned!

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Within the meantime, listed below are the highest 10 new recipes on Iowa Lady Eats in 2021. Did any of your favorites make the listing? 

High Recipes from Earlier Years

#1 One Pot Gnocchi Hen Pot Pie

As a recipe developer, it’s all the time an unbelievable feeling when a dish you create immediately takes off, and One Pot Gnocchi Hen Pot Pie was a type of dishes. You began making it the day I shared it, and haven’t stopped. This dish is SO simple and comforting — it comes as zero shock that it was the #1 recipe on IGE in 2021!

Reader Ann stated: “My husband LOVED this, and I did, too. It was simple and never loads of mess. He even had a man at work attempt to commerce him for a burger and fries from the native diner”

gnocchi chicken pot pie in a bowl

#2 Large Mac Salad

Everyone knows Large Macs aren’t probably the most wholesome alternative on the planet, which is why the recipe for a Large Mac Salad was such a success. It’s a lifeless ringer for the actual factor — proper all the way down to the particular sauce — however is served as a salad. So, so good – I’m thrilled you liked this dish as a lot as I did!

Reader Connie stated: “Made this for dinner. Higher than a Large Mac and more healthy. It’s a keeper!”

Overhead Photo of a big mac salad

#3 Hen Pad Thai (No Tamarind)

The recipe for Hen Pad Thai has been years within the making. I’ve all the time wished to create a restaurant-quality Hen Pad Thai recipe that didn’t name for tamarind, which could be arduous to seek out, but in addition didn’t name for ketchup, which is a well-liked tamarind swap (I simply couldn’t bear to do it.) The consequence was this traffic-busting recipe!

Reader Megan stated: “Oh man, this was good. Top-of-the-line issues I’ve eaten in a very long time. I’ve made loads of your recipes with nice outcomes, however this one actually stands out – good work!”

Close up photo of bowl of chicken pad thai

#4 Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars have been a lot enjoyable to develop, and I really like that lots of you have been capable of put your individual spin on this tremendous easy and “quaint” (in the absolute best method) dessert recipe. I can style the puckery-sweet lemon filling simply by wanting on the photograph. They’re unbelievable!

Reader Amy stated: “Arms down, the very best and best lemon bars! I made them for my daughters bridal bathe after testing them twice earlier than they usually have been such a giant hit!!!”

Close up photo of a gluten free lemon bar

#5 Tacky Hen & Rice Inexperienced Bean Casserole

Frankenstein mash ups have been the secret for a number of recipes developed this yr, and Tacky Hen and Rice Inexperienced Bean Casserole was one among them. I mixed Inexperienced Bean Casserole with Tacky Hen and Rice Casserole, and the consequence was a HUGE hit with you. It tastes like the vacations with much less work.

Reader Ivy stated: “Made this for the primary time final evening. It is not going to be the final! So good and comforting in a Thanksgiving-y sort of method. My youngsters wolfed it up and didn’t even discover the mushrooms.”

cheesy rice casserole in a baking dish

#6 Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

I’m a sucker for coconut purple curry and Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup satisfies that fixed craving of mine. You guys adored this soup and several other folks use it for entertaining. That’s how good (but simple!) this soup recipe is. You’ll return for bowl after bowl.

Reader Victoria stated: “This has been a household hit, so I made a decision to attempt it for an grownup feast. SUCCESS! … One visitor went again 3 instances!”

Overhead photo of a bowl of Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

#7 Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

It’s enjoyable to dream up unconventional recipes, however generally the classics like Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Soup actually hit the spot. This recipe tastes like a soup you’d discover at a neighborhood deli or cafe and is so satisfying. One other prompt hit with you guys!

Reader Carmin stated: “This soup is totally wonderful! … I’ll make this over and over. I need to attempt including hen as nicely. Thanks a lot for this scrumptious recipe.”

creamy mushroom and wild rice soup in a bowl with crostini

#8 Sesame Peanut Sauce Noodles

Just like Hen Pad Thai, Sesame Peanut Sauce Noodles is a recipe I’ve tried to excellent for YEARS — so glad to have lastly nailed it! I make this recipe for dinner quite a bit as a result of it’s so fast and straightforward. I really like that it’s grow to be a weeknight staple for a lot of of you as nicely.

Reader Lindsey stated: “This was the BOMB! Oh my. So addictive. And that sauce was drinkable. My mouth is watering excited about the leftovers I get to eat tonight (and after I’m gonna make it once more)!!”

Close up Photo of sesame peanut sauce noodles in a bowl

#9 Tacky Bacon Butternut Squash Gnocchi Skillet

File Tacky Bacon Butternut Squash Gnocchi Skillet underneath simply loopy sufficient to work! The mixture of tremendous comforting elements and flavors on this dish actually resonated with you. The truth that it goes from fridge to desk in simply 1 skillet is the icing on the cake.

Reader Steffi stated: “This was SO GOOD. My husband saved giving me the attention as I requested him to drag elements from the fridge at varied phases of cooking… garlic, then maple syrup, then cheese, then child spinach. He saved saying “what are you making!?” However I knew it will work, and it 100% did. Positively shall be making this on repeat!”

Cast iron skillet of Cheesy Bacon Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Gnocchi

#10 Loaded Deviled Eggs

I refuse to let you know what number of Loaded Deviled Eggs I ate in 2021 – it was…quite a bit!!! These infants have been hits in every single place from summer time BBQs to vacation Bloody Mary bars. SO GOOD.

Reader Pat says: “We had these for our household father’s day dinner as an appetizer….I blinked they usually have been gone.”

Loaded deviiled eggs on a platter

Honorable Point out: Scalloped Potatoes

I simply posted the recipe for Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes so it didn’t have time to compete with the opposite recipes from this yr, however these potatoes are really so, so scrumptious. Ben and I each agreed we can’t make them at some other time than the vacations as a result of there isn’t any stopping us as soon as a pan is made!!

Reader Marlena stated: “they turned out wonderful!!! Everybody wished seconds!! Thanks for such a scrumptious recipe.”

spoon scooping gluten free scalloped potatoes from a baking dish

Wishing you and yours all the perfect in 2022! Thanks once more from the underside of my coronary heart for each go to and recipe you make from Iowa Lady Eats!

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