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Top 10 Recipes Ever!

The top 10 recipes ever published on The Food Charlatan!

These are the most popular recipes on the blog, according to traffic.

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10. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookie are huge crowd pleasers! Everyone loves them. They are just like the ice cream, minus the cold. Here’s a video of this recipe that I shot recently!  They are super fun to make for Christmas, but also for St. Patrick’s Day. Your kids will love it.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan


9. Shepherd’s Pie

If the last time you had Shepherd’s Pie was in the school cafeteria when you were 12, it’s time to revisit this old classic. Tons of savory beef, peas, and carrots, soaked in gravy, and topped with a mountain of mashed potatoes. No seriously, we’re talking 5 pounds of potatoes my friends. There’s nothing worse than not enough potatoes so we are not skimping here!

Classic Shepherd's Pie with Crispy Cheddar Topping from The Food Charlatan

8. Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

This recipe is perfect for anytime of year when you need a healthy side dish! It has a little kick to it, but nothing too crazy. We love this one!

Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad


7. My Mom’s Fudge:

This recipe is a classic. Straight up, no fuss chocolate fudge. Never fails. The recipe is SO easy, you cannot mess it up. Check the reviews, this one is a fan favorite!

My Mom's Fudge from



6. Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 tablespoons of butter in the whole batch! What?? I promise, they’re great. Also check out these Skinny Texas Cowboy Cookies.

Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Food Charlatan


5. 20-Minute Lemon Broccoli Pasta Skillet

That’s right my friends, 20 MINUTES. You just can’t beat weeknight recipes like this. Swap in whatever veggies you have on hand:

20 Minute Lemon Broccoli Pasta Skillet from The Food Charlatan


4. Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

Crock pots for the win! I love how easy this curry is. There is also a stovetop version if you prefer. Eat it with this Homemade Naan! And this Coconut Jasmine Rice! Yum.

Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce from The Food Charlatan


3. Beef Barley Soup

This recipe is from my mother-in-law Kris, who got it from her mom. Kris told me this a while ago after re-reading the post, “I read all the comments on this soup, and I have to say I got a little teary eyed thinking about how well received my mother’s delicious soup has been, and how many families now love it and consider it a favorite. Really, I was blown away by all the positive comments after people made it!” This continues to be one of the most-made and most-loved recipes on the blog. Check out the 245 comments!

Beef Barley Soup from


2. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

You would not believe how easy and tasty this recipe is! Poor little Brussels sprouts often get a bad rap (I used to hate them) but that’s because people don’t know the secret about roasting. It takes them from “this smells like feet” to “Oh my goodness I’m going to eat this whole pan single handedly.”

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts from The Food Charlatan


1. Number ONE recipe! >> Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork

A simple overnight marinade and an hour or two of roasting is all you need to get THAT CRUST. Make Cubanos (Cuban Sandwiches) with the leftovers. Guys, I’m telling you, this is some of the best meat you will ever put in your mouth.

Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork from The Food Charlatan



Here are some other Top Posts from over the years that you will love!!

Top 10 Recipes published in 2018:

Top 5 recipes published in 2017:

peach cake, sugar cookies, stromboli, peanut butter cookies

Here are the Top 5 Recipes of 2016 from The Food Charlatan:

Top 5 Recipes of 2016 from The Food Charlatan


Top 5 Recipes from 2015:

Top 5 Recipes of 2015 from The Food Charlatan


Top 5 Recipes from 2014:

Top 5 Recipes of 2014 from The Food Charlatan

Even earlier Top Recipe posts on The Food Charlatan:

(like, from The Past. Get ready for some ugly pictures):

Top 20 Recipes of 2013

My Favorite Recipes from 2013

T0p 20 Recipes of 2012