Top 10 Recipes Ever!

Who doesn’t love a beauty pageant winner? These are the most popular recipes on The Food Charlatan, according to traffic!

I’ve shared over 900 recipes, but hopefully this will help you narrow your search. Updated January 2023.

10. Slow Cooker Basil Chicken Coconut Curry Recipe

slow cooker basil chicken in coconut curry in the crockpot ready to cook.

This is the kind of meal that you can make over and over again, like reader Teri, who commented “This recipe has become a STAPLE in our home.” 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
Coconut Curry Chicken Crock Pot
4.63 from 252 votes
This Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken is one of the best curries I've ever had! It's not too spicy, but has tons of flavor!
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9. Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

healthy chocolate chip cookies shot from overhead with bite taken out.

A life without chocolate is no life at all. If you’re watching your diet, these healthier cookies are so satisfying without giving you a sugar rush!

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with bite taken out and hand lifting it
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
4.69 from 222 votes
These healthier oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have NO sugar, NO white flour, and only 2 tablespoons of butter in the whole batch!
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8. Best Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

roasted sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts in a white serving dish with a metal spoon.

8-year-old me is super disappointed that Brussels sprouts made it onto a top 10 list. Adult me is too busy shoving these in her face to care. Poor little Brussels sprouts often get a bad rap 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
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
4.85 from 103 votes
Roasted vegetables (like these Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes) are superior in almost every way; it's a fact. But they take up valuable oven space on holidays. Make them ahead of time and reheat!  Save on time and stress. 
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7. Homemade Peach Cobbler Recipe (Fresh, Canned, or Frozen!

fresh peach cobbler on a plate topped with ice cream.

Warm, sweet peach cobbler, any time of year? Sign me up (along with all the raving fans, like Nancy, who said “This is by FAR the BEST recipe I’ve ever made, and I’ve been cooking for many years!”).

fresh peach cobbler in a casserole dish
Peach Cobbler Recipe (Easy)
4.76 from 390 votes
There is just nothing better than fresh homemade Peach Cobbler in the summertime! Or make it any time of year with canned or frozen peaches. This easy recipe features juicy peaches with a sweet buttery topping! Perfect with vanilla ice cream. 
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6. How to Make the Best Homemade Apple Pie

homemade apple pie recipe with a lattice crust.

Denise summed it up perfectly: “Flavor – wonderful; Appearance- perfect; Apples- tender not mushy.”

best apple pie recipe in the world, sliced on a plate
Apple Pie Recipe
4.79 from 435 votes
I used to be a total Apple Pie hater. It’s always too mushy and bland. But no longer! I’ve found the perfect method to make the Best Homemade Apple Pie of your life! This classic recipe has a double crust (you won’t miss that crumble), a cooked filling for the best texture and flavor, and is super easy. I’ll show you how to make it from scratch!
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5. Mom’s Marshmallow Fluff Fudge

square of marshmallow fluff fudge sitting on top of more fudge.

This recipe is super nostalgic for a lot of readers, and it’s nostalgic for me too (basically, it’s not Christmas without a big pan of this). You just can’t beat Mom’s fudge!

marshmallow fluff fudge cut into squares on parchment paper
Mom’s Marshmallow Fudge
4.76 from 253 votes
This no-fuss marshmallow fluff fudge recipe is for chocolate purists! It is smooth, creamy, and decadent, and you can't have just one piece!
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4. How to Cook Tri Tip Roast (Grilled or Oven Roasted

close up shot of sliced juicy tri tip roast with a beautiful crust.

Reader Andy said, “Some of the best beef I have ever eaten and I live in beef country Montana.” See guys? Andy knows what’s up (and so do all you other readers, who go crazy for this one!).

juices flowing from a tri tip temp of 135 degrees f, medium rare
Tri Tip (2 Ways)
4.81 from 99 votes
If you have never had tri tip, you haven’t lived! I will show you how to cook tri tip on the grill or in the oven, it’s SO easy and the flavor is unbeatable! We always had tri tip for Christmas dinner growing up, it’s an impressive main dish!
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3. Sweet Creamed Corn Casserole (with Jiffy Mix

Jiffy cornbread casserole on a plate with a fork.

You guys LOVE this one. It basically goes viral every year around the holidays (and for good reason). Reader Martha admitted, “I believe I could have eaten the entire pan in one sitting.” We get you Martha.

creamed corn casserole on a plate with a bite taken out
Sweet Creamed Corn Casserole Recipe
4.74 from 414 votes
This stupid easy Creamed Corn Casserole recipe is made with a store bought Jiffy cornbread mix, and that's not an apology. It is SO good! If you grew up with this Thanksgiving side dish you know what I'm talking about. It is creamy, corny, custardy, and sweet. It's the perfect compliment to a holiday meal.
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2. Easy Fall-Apart Crock Pot Roast with Carrots (Slow Cooker)

pouring gravy from a ladle over crockpot pot roast, carrots, and mashed potatoes.

Comfort food at its finest. Reader Cherie says “I think you could have named it “The BEST pot roast” or “The only pot roast recipe you’ll ever need” or “This is IT pot roast”. Haha thanks Cherie!

pot roast recipe
Pot Roast Slow Cooker Recipe
4.84 from 61 votes
Super tender, juicy, fall-apart pot roast is not as hard as you think! This slow cooker recipe uses a few simple ingredients (one of them is patience…) to make the most flavorful (yet stupid easy) pot roast ever! Carrots add the perfect touch!
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1. Number ONE recipe! >> Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole with Ham

hash brown egg casserole with ham.

Love a hot breakfast, but don’t love getting up early? Right there with you.

hash brown egg casserole close up showing cheese, egg, potato, and chives for breakfast
Hash Brown Egg Casserole with Ham
4.70 from 226 votes
This Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole is everything you need on Christmas morning! (Or anytime you have guests for breakfast!) Frozen hashbrowns are baked til crispy, then topped with eggs, cheese, and black forest ham. It’s an overnight recipe, so you have more time for stockings in the morning! Make ahead breakfasts are always a win at the holidays.  
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