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Your Favorite Recipes of 2021

IT’S HERE! The official list of Your Favorite Recipes of 2021 and one of my favorite posts to create each year.


A collage of recipe images for 2021


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After reviewing all the new recipes that we shared this year, it was clear that 2021 was the year of the air fryer and the basics.

  • You loved following along with my growing air fryer obsession (I tried everything from Air Fryer Shrimp to Air Fryer Grilled Cheese).
  • You appreciated recipes that are simple and timeless (hello, chicken breast all-the-ways).

While we saw a bit more normalcy in our lives and kitchens this past year (AKA less bread baking and pantry staples), it was still a challenge.

I suspect that many of you continued to seek ways to recreate restaurant favorites at home (me too!) and looking for easy, healthy, family-friendly recipes that could be made week after week.

Together we learned the importance of a well-cooked chicken breast and pork tenderloin, discovered the magic that is the air fryer, snuggled up with classic comfort foods, and enjoyed healthy, year-round favorites like cool and creamy smoothies.

As always, I am truly and deeply honored that so many of you chose to make and serve Well Plated recipes this year. From New Year’s Day to Easter to Halloween to Christmas, I loved seeing your photos and reading your comments and emails. It makes my day to hear from you!

As we enter into 2022 with hope and excitement, I look forward to sharing so many more easy, healthy recipes with you!


healthy potato salad with olive oil dressing


“I didn’t think I would ever be able to enjoy a potato salad as much as the old mayo classic. I was wrong! I made it exactly as the recipe suggests and it was delicious!! Everyone enjoyed. Next time I am doubling!” – Katie


Baked bone in chicken breast on a plate


“Exactly as described, flavorful, juicy and perfectly cooked. This is my new recipe I will use every time I make chicken. Terrific.” – Lisa


Two peach smoothies in glasses


“It. Was. BOMB! So creamy and so so delicious.” – Jamie


Healthy Instant Pot pork tenderloin with sauce


“This was the best pork loin we’ve ever had. So tender and perfect meat. This will be my go-to pork recipe. Yum!” – SmallSassy


Two healthy drinks in glasses


“Absolutely delicious, just had a glass of it now. Such a smooth creamy rich taste. Peanut butter flavouring comes through wonderfully. Great start to any day winter or summer alike.” – Ruth


A sliced oven roasted chicken breast in a bowl


“The best baked chicken breasts EVER. So moist and tender. I’ve made them 3 times in the past 2 weeks doubling the recipe.” – Ann


Air fryer french fries with ketchup


“These are so delicious!! So crispy and perfect – I will never need another air fryer french fry recipe again – thank you!” – Gabby


Chicken breasts on a plate with a lemon soy marinade


“Just wow. This produced the best, most flavorful chicken I’ve ever had. Have already used it twice in the last week!” – Janet


Brussels sprouts in a bowl with cheese


“These were so good! They were some of the best I’ve ever made.” – Liz


Ground beef and potatoes with red peppers in a pot


“Um, yum! This has become a family favorite. Even my picky 10-year-old son likes it!” – Sara



“Oh my! Erin promised juicy chicken breast and she delivered!. The best ever! The only way to make chicken breast.” – Marie

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