Our 20 Most Popular Recipes of 2018

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Leite’s Culinaria’s editors and home recipe testers curated, tested, retested, and posted 663 recipes this year. (That’s a lot of dishes to wash, kids!) And while we’re pretty enthralled with each of them, we’re curious which were your 20 most popular recipes of 2018. We wanted to know which ones you simply couldn’t stop eating. Which ones your family requests most often. Which recipes you, our intrepid cooks, rely on to make your life easier and impress your guests. Well, we crunched the numbers and discovered a few things:

  1. You’re absolutely crazy about a very special Portuguese dessert
  2. You’re nuts for bread (Who says Paleo rules?!)
  3. You’re hardcore pork aficionados
  4. You’re wild about roasts
  5. You’ve fallen hard for a classic Italian cocktail.

So here are your most favorite, most loved, most cooked, most commented-upon, most shared recipes of 2018.

As they say, “It was a very good year.”

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Pastéis de Nata ~ Portuguese Custard Tarts

Pressure Cooker Ribs

Homemade Pasta Dough

No-Knead 5-Minute Artisan Bread

Pork Loin Roast

Batter-Fried Chicken

Best Negroni


Jim Lahey's No-Knead Bread

Roast Pork Butt

Homemade Larabars

Coq au Vin

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Carnitas ~ Mexican Braised Pork

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Pan Seared Scallops

Marcella Hazan's Bolognese Sauce

Adobo Sauce

Slow Cooker Ribs

How To Make Natural Food Coloring



  1. Absolutely delish!!! I have tried quite a few of those recipes and now I’m going to try the ones loved by others, they look so good. Thanks, Leite’s Culinaria for everything!!

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