Our 50 Most-Saved Recipes

Here they are: the recipes that Food.com users come back to time and time again. Whether it's the banana bread you make every year or the mac n' cheese you come back to on a weekly basis, these are the dishes you'll want to save forever.

#1: Best Banana Bread

"I've been using this recipe for 2 years and it's the only one I will use now. Today, I made it chock full of nuts, cranberries, chocolate chips, coconut flakes and raisins!"


#2: Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

"It's a great base recipe, easily adjustable to what's on hand and the individual chef's taste. I'm looking forward to trying out with other flavors and meats such as pork, chicken or shrimp."


#3: Stove-Top Macaroni & Cheese

"This was excellent, exactly what you want mac and cheese to be: decadent and saucy."


#4: Beth's Melt-in-Your-Mouth Barbecue Ribs

"My grandfather said these are the most delicious ribs he’s ever tasted in his entire life. And he’s 91 years old, so that says a lot!"


#5: Oven-Crisp Chicken Wings

"This is one of those recipes that actually works! Didn't take long to mix the flour and spices, then pop them in the oven. I sprayed with olive oil spray instead of rolling in butter, and they came out so crisp. Even after being refrigerated, they were still crispy!"


#6: Bacon in the Oven

"Here's a tip: Crinkle the foil up a bit, then unfold it again before spreading it over the pan. This creates divots that the grease can go into as it cooks."


#7: Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

"Delicious, perfectly soft, and really easy to make. It’s simple to cut the recipe in half, too. I use a cookie scoop and pop them in the oven."


#8: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

"I have never had this soup at Olive Garden, but it sounded good enough to try from all it's favorable reviews. I am so glad I did. It's just delicious and my kids loved it."


#9: Cheesy Ground Beef-Stuffed Bell Peppers

"Pre-cooking the bell pepper is genius. All of the other recipes that I have tried left the meat dry and sitting in water from the bell pepper. These did not have that all. Wonderful recipe!"

-Denise F.

#10: The Best Belgian Waffles

"Loved it! I searched high and low for a great recipe for my new Belgian waffle iron and this one was the best. They are light, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside when freshly made. My kids both love these waffles and the recipe is easy to follow."


#11: Boiled Corn on the Cob

"This is the way I grew up eating corn on the cob and I can't remember the last time I boiled it! This really brought back delicious memories."


#12: Perfect White Rice

"You wouldn't think you'd really need a recipe for rice, but mine just never turned out quite right when following directions on the package. This method really does make perfect rice!"


#13: Scalloped Potatoes

"An old trick my mother-in-law taught me is to slice the potatoes ahead of time and to leave them soaking in cold water to remove the potato starch on the surface. The result is more even baking and more sauce between slices."

-Richard D.

#14: Award-Winning Chili

"Don't let the grease from the meat go to waste! Drain it off into a saute pan and add some cornmeal. Brown the cornmeal in the grease and then add it back into your chili. It will thicken your chili as it cooks and will add a hint of corn flavor."


#15: Snickerdoodle Cookies

"These are fantastic cookies; light and buttery. They have the best consistency when you make the balls the size of a large bing cherry or a child's small rubber bouncy ball."


#16: Copycat Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

"This is a good way to make yummy Alfredo. You may also wish to add white wine to your recipe as well as roasted mushrooms and red peppers. For Vegans, we use cashews, nutritional yeast, coconut milk, and garlic.... Delicious!"

-Two Moms Catering

#17: The Perfect Burger

"Probably the best burger we've ever made at home. The secret is lightly handling the meat."


#18: Baked Chicken Drumsticks

"These were absolutely delicious! They were so flavorful, tender and juicy, almost to the point of falling off the bone. This will be added to my go-to quick meals folder."

-Papa D 1946-2012

#19: Gingerbread Cookies

"Great recipe! I found it helpful to warm up the butter prior to mixing as otherwise it doesn't mix very well, even if left a room temp. Also use lots of flour on the parchment paper before rolling to prevent sticking."

-Crystal J.

#20: Perfect Poached Eggs

"The perfect way to poach eggs; these are great! For me, 2 1/2 minutes is just right."


#21: Jello Shots

"Made orange and grape for a Clemson tailgate and they were a huge hit! I am on the list from now on to make the Jell-O shots."

-Kathy M.

#22: Chicken Parmesan

"You really get a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak, with this one. It takes almost no time to make and is just delicious."


#23: Panera's Broccoli Cheddar Soup

"Boy, is this soup perfect on a cold, rainy day! The recipe is so quick and easy, and I had every ingredient on hand."


#24: Sugar Cookie Icing

"This recipe both looks good and tastes good. It's easy enough to use that my three year old granddaughter and I spent a fun afternoon during the holidays baking and decorating cookies."Li


#25: Restaurant Teriyaki Sauce

"I have made it over ten times now and always turns out great. It is the perfect teriyaki sauce."

-K C.3326

#26: Chinese Fried Rice

"We're used to Chinese take-out, but this recipe is even better. I would recommend it to anyone who has a craving for good, authentic Chinese fried rice."


#27: Best-Ever Bruschetta

"Use good ingredients and this recipe is a show-stopper! I even have made it just to put over pasta with some grilled shrimp on the side."

-Annie L.

#28: NYC Corned Beef & Cabbage

"I’ve been making this recipe for 5 years now. It’s my go-to. Perfectly written and tastes perfect too. Follow it exactly and you will have no problems."


#29: Vegetable Beef Soup

This recipe has become a favorite of mine and others in my house. I have made it more than 10 times in the Crock Pot. The best it ever tasted was when I added a small pinch of thyme and one cup of chicken broth.

-Joe F.

#30: Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

"Love these; they come out perfectly for me every time. It's a more dense cupcake, but I don't like cupcakes falling apart when I try to eat them."

-Jardelle H.

#31: Oven-Roasted Corn

"Much better than water-logged cobs boiled in water. Remember to place a baking sheet underneath to catch any butter that may seep through the foil."


#32: Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Sauce)

"Love this recipe for an easy tzatziki. I don’t salt my cucumber, instead I grate and squeeze them in a dish towel to remove all the liquid. I just mix everything in one bowl and refrigerate for a while. Easy to adjust this to taste.""Love this recipe. Simple and delicious. I like to cook up the bacon first then caramelize the onion before adding them to the Crock Pot. This recipe is easy to alter and make your own. It's one of my go-to soups for the chillier months."

-Stevee D.

#33: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

"Love this recipe. Simple and delicious. I like to cook up the bacon first then caramelize the onion before adding them to the Crock Pot. This recipe is easy to alter and make your own. It's one of my go-to soups for the chillier months."


#34: Pete's Scratch Pancakes

"Very easy to make in about 5 minutes. I was pleased that butter and syrup didn't "water-log" the cakes. You could add any fruit in this recipe. Overall these were the best I've ever made."

-danny sayre

#35: Awesome Baked Ham

"I have made this three times (as directed) now and it has turned out perfectly every time. This is my go-to recipe. Everyone loves it and says it's the juiciest ham they have ever tasted."


#36: The Best Brownies

"These were the best homemade brownies I have ever baked, nice and fudgy on the inside and perfectly flaky on the outside. I made a double batch in a larger pan and they were absolutely perfect!"


#37: Customizable Vinaigrette Dressing

"This is exactly what I was looking for: versatile, well-proportioned, small batch vinaigrette. The variations are a great bonus."


#38: Carb-Free Cloud Bread

"I love to make this. I put it in a sheet pan and spread it out, then cut it into loaf-sized slices. Love to eat them with tuna and egg salad. Yummy!"


#39: Overnight French Toast Casserole

"This is a fabulous make-ahead breakfast dish! So easy and so tasty. I had guests over for breakfast and I served this dish along with my breakfast casserole and fresh fruit. What an easy way to serve a group of people."


#40: Moist & Delicious Banana Bread

"I have cooked this recipe four times now and it has been perfect every time. The best banana bread going."

-Lance T.

#41: Chicken Tortilla Soup

"This has been my go-to tortilla soup recipe since I I started dating my husband! I absolutely love this recipe, so easy and it's a hit every time. We like to add lime tortilla chips!"


#42: Slow-Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

"This was the best corned beef I have ever made! The vegetables were cooked perfectly, and the corned beef was very moist and tender! I will definitely be making this again!"


#43: Proper Spaghetti Squash

"Outstanding! The strands weren't mushy, and we served them with a tomato-based meat sauce. My six-year-old scarfed it right up. I may never serve regular spaghetti again!"


#44: Kittencal's Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

"First time ever having perfect, easy-to-peel eggs! I followed the instructions exactly and the eggs came out perfect, peeled with big pieces of shell coming off easily!


#45: Microwave Chocolate Mug Brownie

"I added three crushed peppermint candies and a bit of chocolate syrup. It was amazing! My little sister and I couldn't get enough of it!"


#46: Basic Pancake Mix

"Aunt Jemima move over! These are so easy that I don't know why you would buy a mix. They taste great and have a very nice texture! I like the fact that there is not a lot of sugar in these."

-Michelle S.

#47: 5-Minute Vegan Pancakes

"So fluffy! I only had a little bit of wheat flour left, so I mostly used regular bread flour. Seriously, who needs eggs anymore at all with recipes like these?"


#48: Eloise's Easy Sugar Cookies

"I've made dozens of sugar cookie recipes and this one surpasses them all. It's hard to believe because sugar cookies have just about all the same basic ingredients, but this recipe makes the chewiest, tastiest, most amazing cookies."


#49: Perfect Electric Roaster Oven Turkey

"I was able to roast a 14-pound turkey following these steps and it resulted in a perfectly-cooked bird. The meat was moist and delicious."

-Don H.

#50: Banana Nut Bread

"This is the most outstanding banana nut bread ever! Only one small trouble: our family eats it so fast that it doesn’t last long!"