Here Are the Top 10 Recipes Our Fans Loved in 2019
Here’s everything you couldn’t wait to click (and feast) on.
For us here at Food Network, 2019 was a very BIG year. Not only did we see the return of Goods Eats and 30 Minute Meals, we saw Molly Yeh become a mom and Duff Goldman get married! We also celebrated the launch of the brand-new Food Network Kitchen app and watched as food-lovers across the country turned their very own kitchens into Food Network cooking classrooms. And then, of course, there was the food. Thanks to all of our devoted fans, sharks are the “it” animal of the culinary world. Air fryers have become the newest must-have kitchen tool and dump dinners now reign supreme in the world of weeknight cooking. Want to know more? Here are our top 10 fan-favorite recipes of 2019.
Carla Hall’s Banana Pudding (pictured above)
It took almost no time at all for Carla Hall’s Banana Pudding with Vanilla Shortbread course to become one of the most-watched classes ever on the Food Network Kitchen app. One glance at the airy, Southern-inspired dessert and it’s easy to see why. Unlike other banana puddings, which use boxed pudding mixes and store-bought cookies, every part of Carla’s dreamy treat — from the luscious pudding to the buttery shortbread and pillowy meringue — is made from scratch.
Our fans had a jaw-fully good time making this recipe, especially during Shark Week. Not only did it get over 24.9 million views on Facebook, it quickly cemented sharks as kings of both the sea and the culinary world. Our fans were obsessed with the pops’ see-through texture, which is made from a cool combination of white cranberry juice, gelatin powder and Kool Aid, and their whimsical rainbow coral bottom. Seriously, with all that going on, who could resist taking a big (shark-like) bite?!
Don’t let the name of this recipe fool you, it’s absolutely delicious — just ask our fans! Thanks to them, it quickly got a ton of 5-star reviews, with reviewers saying they “would definitely make it again.” In case you haven’t tried it yet, here’s the best part: you don’t need to cook the rigatoni or sausage beforehand, saving you a ton of time during a busy work week or jam-packed weekend.
Camping was a top activity of 2019, and our fans loved all of our new perfect-for-the-open-fire recipes. This Pie Iron Breakfast one was their overall favorite, garnering more than 8 million views on Facebook. To make it, you’ll combine fluffy eggs, smoky bacon and melty cheddar cheese with a buttery potato mixture and flip it around in a pie iron to give you the hash brown creation of your dreams. Because really — there’s nothing better than eating breakfast in the great outdoors.
Bobby Flay’s Penne with Tomatoes and Basil class on the Food Network Kitchen app was so popular, it had one of our senior editors swearing off jarred tomato sauce for good. Made with three ingredients and just one pot, it’s the very definition of “simply delicious.”
We’re pretty obsessed with Shrimp Scampi in our office, so when this chicken-inspired version came around we knew it was sure to be a hit with both staffers and fans alike. And boy, oh boy, were we right! Garnering 5-star review after 5-star review, it’s this dish’s under-30-minute cook time that makes it a true winner. One reviewer even said it was so delicious her “kids and husband practically licked the plate.” If that’s not a ringing endorsement, we don’t know what is.
It’s official: Food Network fans LOVE their air-fryers, especially when it comes to making a big batch of these crispy chicken wings. Perfect for everything from game days to family gatherings, this recipe helped our fans get restaurant-quality snacks right at home.
Katie Lee’s Caramel Chicken gets our vote for the recipe we never knew we needed until 2019. Ginger, garlic and dark brown sugar are the true stars here — just watch the video and see how excited Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian get when Katie adds them into the pan! It’s also a great way to add a sweet and salty mix to your weeknight dinner rotation.
If you’re anything like our fans, you love a delicious dip, and this lasagna-inspired one from Ree Drummond may just be the best you’ve ever had. Ree loads it up with four types of cheese — Parmesan, ricotta, cottage and cream cheese — and juicy ground beef and breakfast sausage to give you an over-the-top treat in less than an hour.
Could peanut butter and bananas be the best flavor-combo ever? If you ask our fans, the answer is a resounding “YES.” They absolutely loved this velvety dish from Trisha Yearwood, which calls for the bananas to be roasted in the oven before being added to the pudding mixture. Honestly, just writing about it has us craving a extra large scoop.