As we approach a new year of food trends, cooking tips, and kitchen hacks, we'd like to reminisce on the recipes we loved most in the last 12 months. In 2018, Brit + Co readers were really into egg dishes
, vegan desserts
and everything low carb
— and so were we. Here are our top 18 recipes of 2018.
Pressure-Cooked Ramekin Eggs:
Use your pressure cooker to make elegant eggs in cocotte in just five minutes. We love sautéed mushrooms and chives, but you can use any add-ins you like. And definitely serve with toast for dunking.
Best Grilled Cheese:
What's the secret to a leveled-up grilled cheese sandwich? More
cheese. Butter the outsides of the bread and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top for a sandwich that's gooey on the inside and extra crispy on the outside.
Love zucchini noodles but don't feel too confident about the cooking process? Here's how to spiralize and cook zoodles three ways: in a sauté pan, in boiling water, and in pasta sauce.
Iced Vanilla Bulletproof Coffee:
This focus-sharpening, lightly sweet iced coffee, boosted with butter and MCT oil, is a recipe we'll definitely carry into 2019.
2-Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream:
Our go-to nice cream comes together with just blended bananas and non-dairy milk, which makes it both healthy enough for breakfast and versatile enough to hold your favorite vegan toppings, like chocolate sauce, coconut whipped cream, and sprinkles.
Whole30 Chicken Zoodle Soup:
Kick off 2019 with a cozy 2018 favorite: fragrant, veggie-rich broth with lean chicken breast and vibrant green zoodles.
Vegan Cookie Dough Bites:
This egg-free recipe means you can eat raw cookie dough without a care in the world. Top these bites, made with almond flour, maple syrup, almond butter, and chocolate chips, with flaky sea salt to bring out the dough's sweetness.
Vegan Portuguese Kale Soup:
Feeling less than your best? This slightly spicy soup, chock-full of nourishing vegetables and vegan sausage, heals all wounds.
Crispy Honey-Lemon Chicken Thighs:
Let crispy-skinned chicken thighs, cooked in a honey-lemon pan sauce, be your go-to on the weeknights you need something easy and reliable.
Give tomato-based shakshuka a vibrant twist with this flavorful pan of tomatillos, leafy greens, aromatic spices, and runny eggs.
Keto Steak Tacos With Cheese Shells:
Little-known secret: If you fill crispy cheddar-cheese shells with tender steak, diced veggies, and all the fixings, you'll forget all about tortillas.
Sheet-Pan Shrimp Fajitas:
Bell peppers, onions, and citrusy marinated shrimp can all be roasted on one sheet pan, which makes these fajitas the ideal entertaining dish. Put the pan on a table with tortillas and fajita toppings, and guests can fix their own plates.
Fluffiest Ricotta Pancakes:
The secret to these lighter-than-air ricotta pancakes is fresh meringue, which is gently folded into the batter just before cooking. Top the pillowy hotcakes with maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, and edible flowers for a photo-worthy breakfast.
Keto Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps:
Easy-to-transport lettuce wraps are the ideal not-so-sad desk lunch. Pack these in your office bag for an easy, cheesy, low-carb meal.
Slow-Cooker Baked Beans:
Give a bag of beans a serious upgrade with molasses, brown sugar, and lots of spices, all cooked in the slow cooker for a sweet and smoky batch of comfort.
Best Egg-White Omelette:
Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form (like you're making meringue), then cook the mixture as you would a traditional omelette. Say hello to a cloud-like dish you only thought possible in your dreams.
Fall Quinoa Salad:
This vegan, gluten-free, fiber-rich quinoa salad is a blank canvas for your favorite ingredients. Follow our recipe, or use whatever fruits, veggies, nuts, and dressing you have on hand.
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