The Best Recipes of 2014
From classics like carrot cake to new favorites like quinoa salad, here are the most popular recipes of 2014.
Easy Peach Cobbler
One of our most popular desserts ever, Easy Peach Cobbler is the perfect ending to a breezy summertime meal.
Best Carrot Cake
Just like the title states, this is truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe. Over 150 stellar reviews don't lie!
Classic Banana Bread
We love this bread's moist texture and classic flavor. Would you ever believe it's light?
Classic Beef Pot Roast
When a recipe has the word "classic" in the title, you know it has to be good. This no-fail pot roast didn't earn five stars for nothing.
Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Combine frozen hash brown potatoes with sausage, eggs, and cheese for a hearty breakfast or brunch casserole.
Zucchini Oven Chips
Always a favorite, baked Zucchini Oven Chips are still wowing our users with their crispy texture.
Easy Baked Fish Fillets
Use any firm white fish such as cod, haddock, or grouper to make this simple fish dinner.
Easy Refrigerator Pickles
You won't need any special equipment to make Easy Refrigerator Pickles, and they taste so much better than the store-bought variety.
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
This mouthwatering Thanksgiving staple will satisfy lovers of crunchy pecans and cornflakes as well as marshmallows.
Quinoa has risen in popularity over the past few years to supergrain status. It's also one of the most popular search terms on our site.
Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad
If you're a broccoli salad fan, you'll love the combination of these colorful ingredients. This make-ahead recipe is perfect for potlucks and picnics.
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Kids and adults alike go crazy for Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese. We recommend shredding your own cheese for a creamier texture.
There's a reason this is the most requested recipe in Southern Living magazine history. Try it for yourself and find out why!
Easy Blackberry Cobbler
Make the easiest blackberry cobbler using just 6 ingredients. To make it special, top with whipped cream and a mint garnish.
These easy, cheesy chicken enchiladas come together in a snap and are faster and way more delicious than fast food.
Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes
All you need is 20 minutes to get this dish in the slow cooker. You'll have a hearty chicken and veggie supper waiting for you when you get home.
When we say easy lasagna, we mean easy lasagna. You don't even have to cook the noodles for this speedy yet impressive pasta dinner.
Meatloaf is an undisputed American classic. This Southern version features Creole and Greek seasonings and a hint of garlic.
An Italian favorite, Eggplant Parmesan makes a great Meatless Monday dish. The classic gets a lighter twist in this 5-star recipe.
Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema
Cumin, coriander, and paprika lend these fish tacos a delightfully warm, smoky flavor. They're the perfect foundation for the zippy sour cream sauce.
A classic that makes great use of leftover turkey or chicken. It’s so creamy and comforting that you’ll be glad it makes two casseroles—one for now and one for later.
Deliciously moist and perfectly seasoned, this five-star recipe really has no rivals. Making your own cornbread is definitely worth the effort in this case.
Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Our users love chicken enchiladas, and we do too! This version trades the traditional enchilada sauce for a creamy, cheesy topping.
Fried Green Tomatoes
No one does Fried Green Tomatoes like Southern Living. The cornmeal and flour crust is what sets this recipe apart from others.
Chicken Tamale Casserole
Chicken Tamale Casserole is a quick and easy swap for more traditional tamales - but just as delicious!
Loaded Potato Soup
Make this reviewer favorite the star attraction of your next soup night. Kids of all ages will enjoy topping it with bacon and cheese.
One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce
This dish is a revelation. Throw all of your ingredients into one pot over medium-high heat, and about 25 minutes later you'll have noodles perfectly coated in a luscious tomato-basil sauce.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This Tex-Mex casserole is a delicious dinner option when you're craving Southwestern-style comfort food.
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Give up the box mix because making Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese from scratch is easier than you think!
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
This timeless comfort food classic is creamy goodness with a hidden boost of veggie nutrition.
This classic soup gets a double hit of cheese--stirred into the soup and sprinkled over the top.
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Recipe variations on this Texas-favorite chicken casserole abound simply because it's delicious.
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
This slow-cooker recipe makes budget-friendly homemade barbecue a breeze! 7 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time are all you need to get this dish cooking for dinnertime.
All-American Chili is perfect for an outdoor cookout but can also be made on the stove for a comfort classic on a cold day.
Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos
Make food truck-style fish tacos at home using fresh tilapia, avocado, cilantro and corn tortillas, and top with a creamy onion-jalapeno mixture for amazing flavor.
Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
One of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes, these sweet and spicy grilled chicken thighs are flavored with chili powder, cumin, garlic and cider vinegar.
This just might be the best (and healthiest) turkey meatloaf you'll ever taste. Use leftovers to make great sandwiches.
Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole
This lightened version of the classic sweet potato casserole is topped with both marshmallows and toasted pecans.
Black Bean-Quinoa Salad with Basil-Lemon Dressing
Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain. For an attractive presentation, serve the salad on a bed of baby greens or spinach.
This potato-topped shepherd’s pie gets extra flavor from the cheese and carrots that are added to the mashed potato crust.
A bounty of summer zucchini does well in this sweet, moist quick bread, a long-time Cooking Light reader favorite. The recipe makes two loaves, so you can freeze one for later.
Chicken and Cashews
Craving takeout? Try this instead. Top tender chicken with an inspired Asian sauce loaded with cashews, ginger, honey, and sesame oil.
Spicy Apple-Glazed Chick 'n' Grits Gorgonzola
Gorgonzola Cheese Grits are the perfect base for spicy-sweet glazed chicken in this hearty winter supper.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Whip sweet potatoes until they're smooth and top with a buttery brown sugar and pecan mixture for a satisfying cool-weather casserole.
Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup is classic American comfort food. Flavorful stock, fresh-cooked chicken, traditional vegetables, and egg noodles lend starchy body to the broth of this favorite soup.
Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake
Trust us: This simple and swoon-worthy springtime sheet cake will be a keeper in your recipe box.