Our 10 Most Popular Recipes on Facebook in 2020

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

While everyone was adjusting to being at home a lot earlier this year, cooking at home every day, and skipping favorite restaurants, the Allrecipes Facebook page became a source of inspiration for cooks that were bored, new to the kitchen, or just looking for guidance on using up their on-hand quarantine pantry ingredients. Indeed, in 2020, the community became a wonderful wellspring for ideas, support, and even guidance. In the end, these recipes rose to the top of the tens of thousands of things we shared this year. You saw, you clicked, you loved.

01 of 10

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Oven Baked Bacon
barbara

OK, technically this isn't a recipe, but it is life-changing, as the Allrecipes Facebook community can attest. Our most popular post of the entire year was our how-to article on cooking bacon in the oven. Once you try it this way, you'll never get a frying pan out again for the breakfast meat.

02 of 10

Creamed Chipped Beef On Toast

Creamed Chipped Beef On Toast
Teresa rode

Yes, it's the type of recipe that you may turn up your nose at unless you had it as a kid or, according to the Allrecipes Facebook community, in dining halls. It seems, however, that lots of people love this ugly duckling of a recipe, as it was our most popular Facebook recipe in 2020.

03 of 10

Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad

a white ceramic dish of tomato wedges, peeled cucumber slices, and rings of sliced onion
lutzflcat

It may not be the right season for this recipe, but in the summer, when tomatoes are still juicy and sweet and cucumbers are plentiful in gardens and farmers' markets, this recipe is always a winner with the Facebook community.

04 of 10

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars on a plate
lutzflcat

This dish has two things we all were seeking in recipes this year: it's easy to prepare, and it invites lots of invigorating flavor into an otherwise simple dish. Made with refrigerated crescent roll dough, this treat can come together quite easily, and you might even have most of what you need in the fridge right now. Just keep a few cans of crescent rolls, fresh lemons, and packages of cream cheese in the fridge, and this dessert will be yours in a flash.

05 of 10

Stuffed Pepper Soup IV

Stuffed Pepper Soup IV
naples34102

The warm and comforting flavors of stuffed peppers get clicks year-round, but this soup is especially popular with the Allrecipes Facebook community in fall and winter, when we crave comfort but also warm and filling soups and stews.

"This turned out amazing! I'm a mediocre cook at best—my husband, sister in law and parents loved it! Thank you for sharing!" writes reviewer Mallory Gore Livengood.

06 of 10

Oven Roasted Parmesan Corn on the Cob

Oven Roasted Parmesan Corn on the Cob
Christina

"Never had corn with anything more than butter or salt, now I don't think I could have it any other way than this recipe," writes reviewer iou.

07 of 10

Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole

Broccoli, rice, chicken, and cheese casserole up close on red plate
Sharon Embry

If the weeknight meal had a mascot, this cheesy casserole might be it. It's speedy (ready in 45 minutes) so it's even better than more classic versions. Per the reviewers who made it, this is highly adaptable to your family's tastes, so try it once, and then make it your own.

08 of 10

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

salmon cakes on a white plate with mixed vegetables
Rock_lobster

With just five ingredients, this is one of the easiest options for making a seafood or fish cake if you've never made any. Plus, if you keep canned salmon on hand, you really can make this just about any time you want it or whenever you need a nice dinner in a flash. To add a bit more interest to it, some reviewers suggest using Old Bay.

09 of 10

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

It appears the Allrecipes Facebook community has a thing for Parmesan-flavored side dishes. This one is great for this time of year (versus the Parmesan-coated corn on the cob earlier in the list) and easy to make whenever you pick up a bag of Brussels sprouts at the store. The other ingredients are likely already in your fridge and pantry.

10 of 10

Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad

Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad
cheesemite

The Allrecipes Facebook audience really loved many of the cucumber salads we shared in 2020 — perhaps because many reported starting their own garden at the beginning of quarantine — so simple and flavorful sides like this creamy cucumber salad were very popular.

"We just started growing cucumbers so I've been seeking out recipes & this one is a hit!! We love the way the veggies taste & the leftover dill sauce is delicious to put on sandwiches, dip your bread in or with chips," wrote home cook BETHF71.

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