The BEST RECIPES of 2023! Everything from dessert, condiments, bread, main dishes, and side dishes. Check it out and see if your favorite made the list!

Photo of spoon and bowl of burger sauce with text overlay "The Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2023".

In keeping with tradition, it wouldn’t be the week between Christmas and New Year’s without the annual roundup of the most popular recipes on BEB.

I always love putting together this list and uncovering which recipes really stood out among readers throughout the year. I’d love to hear if your favorite made the list, and if it didn’t, tell me what it was!

Here we go!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo chip in a round scalloped casserole dish with a potato chip dipping in from the upper left corner.

This Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is an easy classic that features three different layers of flavors including chicken (use canned or rotisserie!) mixed with your favorite buffalo sauce (I always go for Frank’s RedHot!), cream cheese, ranch dressing and, of course, lots of cheese!


Classic Beef Chili

Ground beef chili in a white bowl and topped with shredded cheddar cheese, corn chips, and sour cream.

Bring on the comfort food with this thick and hearty ground beef chili recipe! Packed with ground beef, a blend of spices, and beans in a rich and thick tomato sauce, this easy chili recipe is great on its own, on a hot dog, or transformed into Frito pie


Peanut Butter Fudge

Squares of peanut butter fudge in stacks on a marble slab.

This easy, creamy peanut butter fudge recipe is the BEST! Only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time; perfect for the busy holiday season.


Easy Hashbrown Casserole

Overhead photo of hashbrown casserole in a white casserole dish, garnished with fresh parsley.

Hashbrown casserole is easy, cheesy, takes only minutes to throw together, and is a favorite side dish for holiday dinners from Easter to Christmas, casual weeknight dinners, and potlucks alike. It’s total comfort food!


Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Overhead photo of pot of chicken and dumplings with a gold spoon underneath one of the dumplings.

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of fresh homemade chicken and dumplings? A rich, thick soup base is topped with fluffy drop-style dumplings for the ultimate bowl of nourishment.

This recipe is perfect for fall and winter weather as the temperature starts to drop and we all need to be warmed up from the inside out.


Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

Jar of bread and butter pickles sitting on a speckled grey plate with three pickles on the plate.

Delightfully crisp, sweet, and tangy, these refrigerator bread and butter pickles come together quickly and easily. No canning pots, hot water baths, or fancy tools are required for this recipe!


Grandma’s Banana Nut Bread

Front view of stack of four slices of banana nut bread.

Straight from my grandma’s kitchen, this banana nut bread recipe is a tried and true family favorite. This quick bread takes 10 minutes to prep, is loaded with mashed bananas and chopped walnuts, and bakes up super moist and dense.


Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Photo of fork lifting macaroni and cheese from a white bowl, with melted cheese strings pulling.

Crock pot mac and cheese is an easy, super cheesy macaroni and cheese recipe made right in the slow cooker, great for a busy weeknight dinner. It comes together quickly and can easily be scaled up, which makes it perfect for potlucks, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, and any time you are feeding a crowd!


My Favorite White Bread Recipe

This is a classic white bread recipe, and so easy! The loaves bake up incredibly tall, soft and fluffy... the perfect white bread!

This is a classic white bread recipe, and so easy! The loaves bake up incredibly tall, soft and fluffy… the perfect white bread! It has over 1,800 reviews; it’s the best bread recipe for beginner bread bakers or those nervous to work with yeast.


And now, THE most popular recipe on Brown Eyed Baker in 2023…

Classic Burger Sauce

If you dig the sauce on Big Macs or the "special sauce" that high-end sandwich joints slather on their burgers, you are going to LOVE this burger sauce!

If you dig the sauce on Big Macs or the “special sauce” that high-end sandwich joints slather on their burgers, you are going to LOVE this burger sauce!


I want to know – what was YOUR favorite Brown Eyed Baker recipe this year?

Thank you for helping to make 2023 a wonderful year; wishing you all the health and happiness that 2024 has to offer! xo