Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes from 2021


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The top 10 reader favorite recipes from Dishing Out Health from 2021! These tried-and-true recipes were the most cooked, shared, and loved by readers all year long. You’ll find nourishing soups, meal prep-friendly lunches, and restaurant-quality weeknight dinners that are sure to satisfy. 

Each year, I round up the top 10 reader-favorite recipes and it’s one of my favorite ways to reflect on the year. This collection of recipes reflects the one you cooked, rated, and shared the most. 

This list includes nutritious twists on decadent classics, as well as cozy comfort foods you can enjoy through all four seasons. Whether you’re looking for new meal prep ideas or weeknight dinner inspo, a simple scroll through these reader favorite recipes will inspire you.

Thank you all for the amazing support this year. I love seeing all of your creations on Instagram and in our Facebook group, so please keep sharing and spreading the DOH love!

10. Roasted Veggie Glow BowlsRoasted cauliflower and carrots over quinoa with golden tahini dressing

Roasted Veggie Glow Bowls feature a mix of cauliflower and carrots, protein-rich quinoa, and a dynamite golden tahini dressing. These vegan buddha bowls are equal parts nutritious and delicious.

9. Honey-Roasted Chickpea and Avocado SaladChickpea salad in a bowl

Honey Roasted Chickpea and Avocado Salad with tomatoes, corn, feta, and creamy herb dressing. This vegetarian salad is nutritious, flavorful, and filling –  a summertime favorite!

8. Weeknight Mediterranean PastaMediterranean spaghetti in a tan bowl topped with olives and feta cheese

This healthy Mediterranean Pasta is brimming with burst tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, lemon, and fresh herbs. So quick and easy to throw together, it’s the ultimate plate of pasta.

7. The Ultimate Vegetarian BurritosVegetarian burrito wrapped in foil and sliced in half

The ultimate Vegetarian Burrito recipe featuring cilantro-lime rice, chipotle-spiced black beans, sautéed peppers and onions, and a zesty avocado cream sauce. Freezer-friendly and perfect for weekday meal prep.

6. Wild Rice and Mushroom SoupWild rice and mushroom soup in a gold bowl topped with fresh thyme

Wild rice and mushroom soup is a hearty, veggie-rich soup made in 1 pot. Serve with crusty bread and a side salad for a supremely cozy meal.

5. Quinoa Power Bowls with Maple-Chipotle VeggiesQuinoa and roasted veggies in a bowl

Quinoa Power Bowls with Maple Chipotle Brussels and Smoky Butternut Squash are perfect for meal prep or weeknight dinner. Vegan, gluten free, and a constant among the reader favorite recipes!

4. Salmon Skillet with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Salmon Skillet with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce is the ultimate 30 minute weeknight dinner. Serve over your grain of choice for a restaurant-quality meal the whole family will love. 

3. Lentil and Mushroom Stew over Potato-Parsnip MashStewed Lentil and Mushroom Gravy Over Parsnip and Potato Mash

Lentil and Mushroom Stew over Potato-Parsnip Mash is a hearty vegetarian meal the whole family will love. Fiber-rich and decadently delicious, this recipe will satisfy even the most devout carnivores. 

2. 1 Pot Spanish Rice and BeansSpanish Beans and Rice topped with olives and parsley

Spanish Rice and Beans uses pantry staples to create a nutritious and flavorful one pot meal. Vegetarian, gluten free, and a complete source of plant protein, this easy dinner will become a family favorite. 

1. Nourishing White Bean and Lemon SoupVegetarian Creamy Soup with White Beans, Lemon, and Parmesan

Nourishing White Bean and Lemon Soup is a vegetarian, fiber-filled meal ready in just 40 minutes. A cozy one-pot meal with over 100 5-star ratings!

If you give any of this reader favorite recipes a try, please come back and leave a rating and review!

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2022 filled with delicious, nutritious meals!


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  1. Kyle says:

    #8 and #7 deserve to be higher in my opinion. My mouth literally waters remembering how good #8 is