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These Recipes Exploded in Popularity in 2021

The Internet fell in love with these mouthwatering meals this year.

When you need an idea of what to cook, where do you go? Do you search on Google? Do you scroll on TikTok? While these are clearly easy solutions to find something to eat, it seems there's one social network that's always full of delicious recipe ideas—and that's Pinterest.

Pinterest is the place to go for ideas. From what to cook to what to wear, and all of the clever DIY projects in between, this website leaves users feeling inspired and motivated to try something new. So of course, like any social network, it only makes sense that a few recipes would explode with popularity throughout the year. Between a few clever videos and drool-worthy pictures, here are some of the most popular recipes tossed around Pinterest feeds across the globe, according to Pinterest Trends.

Then, for more recipe inspiration, be sure to check out our list of the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.

1

Korean Cream Cheese Stuffed Garlic Bread

korean cream cheese garlic bread
Courtesy of Sunday Supper

Who doesn't love cheesy bread? This clever creation makes for the perfect pre-dinner snack when you're looking for a fun alternative to your usual go-to charcuterie board.

Get the recipe at Sunday Supper.

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2

One-Skillet Greek Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki

greek chicken orzo tomatoes feta tzatziki
Courtesy of Half-Baked Harvest

Herby chicken! Tangy tomatoes! Creamy orzo! What else could you ask for? This skillet dinner has everything you need for a weeknight meal all in one pan.

Get the recipe at Half-Baked Harvest.

3

Garlic Butter Chicken

pan fried garlic butter chicken
Courtesy of Averie Cooks

Getting sick of cooking the same chicken dish over and over? This garlic butter chicken can be an easy go-to for all kinds of occasions. Easy lunch meal prep? A tasty protein for dinner? It works for it all.

Get the recipe at Averie Cooks.

4

BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

grilled bbq pineapple chicken habobs
Courtesy of Damn Delicious

Who doesn't love a savory BBQ kabob from the grill? This summertime classic is one that Pinterest users loved—stacked skewers with chicken, pineapple, bell pepper, onion, and a mixture of barbecue sauce and teriyaki sauce for topping.

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.

5

Easy Stovetop Shakshuka

stovetop shakshuka
Courtesy of Walder Wellness

Whether it's brunch time or dinner time, shakshuka works for it all. This blogger recipe keeps the recipe light and flavorful with saucy tomatoes, eggs, cheese, and lots of herbs.

Get the recipe at Walder Wellness.

6

Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

sheet pan shrimp fajitas
Courtesy of No. 2 Pencil

Making fajitas has never been easier! Thanks to this clever sheet pan recipe, you'll have fajita night ready to go in just under 20 minutes.

Get the recipe at No. 2 Pencil.

7

Hash Brown Egg Casserole

hash brown egg casserole
Courtesy of Bellyful

If you're looking for a recipe to feed a crowd in the morning, this Hash Brown Egg Casserole is an easy go-to. Layered with hash brown patties, cheese, eggs, and ham, this savory casserole dish will certainly be a crowd-pleaser for all.

Get the recipe at Bellyfull.

8

Easy Brown Sugar Peach Cake

brown sugar peach cake
Courtesy of The View from Great Island

If you're missing the sweet taste of peaches in the summertime, you can enjoy your favorite flavor year-round with this clever Brown Sugar Peach Cake. Made with peach nectar, this recipe easily cooks in a 9×13" pan—perfect for a quick dessert when you're serving a crowd.

Get the recipe at The View from Great Island.

9

Bacon and Spinach Egg Muffins

bacon spinach egg muffins
Courtesy of Cook at Home Mom

For the meal prep connoisseurs, these bacon and spinach egg muffins work well for busy mornings on the go. Simply add cooked bacon, spinach, and red onion into a muffin tin, then pour over the egg mixture and bake! Easy, peasy.

Get the recipe at Cook At The Home Mom.

10

Greek Chicken Bowls

greek chicken bowl
Courtesy of The Skinnyish Dish

Another healthy meal prep recipe to consider these Greek Chicken Bowls! Whether you're in need of an easy lunch for work or something light to enjoy for dinner, these bowls keep it lean and light and are packed with flavor.

Get the recipe at The Skinnyish Dish.

11

Baked Oats with Blueberries & Raspberries

blueberry rasperry baked oats
Courtesy of Ministry of Curry

Sick of making the same oatmeal recipe over and over? Try something new! This baked oats recipe (one of the many delicious food trends to come from the Internet in 2021) has you blending up your oat mixture, topping it with berries, and baking it to perfection. You could even sprinkle on some powdered sugar or nut butter to make it a little sweet or nutty!

Get the recipe at Ministry of Curry.

12

Easy Strawberry Poke Cake

strawberry poke cake
Courtesy of To Simply Inspire

For those who love fruit with their dessert, this Strawberry Poke Cake is about to be your new best friend. This refreshing cake is simply made with a boxed cake mix, topped with refreshing Cool Whip and strawberries with a hint of lemon and sugar. Yum!

Get the recipe at To Simply Inspire.

13

Pork Tenderloin in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Courtesy of Craft Cooking by Anna

Lastly, if you're in the market for a savory pasta dinner to have with a glass of red wine on a Friday night, this recipe has it all. Creamy mushrooms, mouthwatering pork tenderloin, and even a hint of marsala and white wine for flavor, this pasta dish has it all. Pair with a light side salad and you have yourself a restaurant-worthy meal right at home!

Get the recipe at Crafty Cooking by Anna.

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Kiersten Hickman is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, with a main focus on food coverage, nutrition, and recipe development. Read more