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The Best Recipes of 2021

The best recipes of 2021 are in! They're so good, you’ll be making them in 2022 and beyond.

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The Best Chicken Recipes

Discover which chicken dinners topped the charts in our email newsletters, on our Facebook page and on our Pinterest boards. They’re all family-friendly and absolutely delicious.

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Don’t forget to check out which recipe won our 2021 Best Recipe of the Year contest!

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The Best Slow Cooker Recipes

The best slow cooker recipes of 2021 include pot roasts, soups, chili and more comfort food. Have you tried them all yet?

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The Best Dessert Recipes

We found the absolute best desserts of 2020. These are our most liked, most shared and highest rated recipes. They’re the perfect way to end a meal, or to snack on just because!

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We made the original fantasy fudge recipe—and it still stacks up decades later.

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The Best Soup Recipes

Whether you prefer chicken noodle, cheesy broccoli, creamy potato or butternut squash soup, you’ll be dazzled by the superstars that made our list of the best soup recipes of 2021.

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The Best Air-Fryer Recipes

Put that air fryer you got in 2021 to good use! These main dish, appetizer, side dish and dessert air-fryer recipes were the most popular with our readers over the past year.

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The Best Copycat Recipes

We love making beloved restaurant recipes in our own home—and so do you! Here are the recipes you craved the most from your favorite fast food chains, sit-down restaurants and takeout places.

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The Best Casserole Recipes

Our absolute best casseroles of 2021 include favorites such as Broccoli Chicken Casserole, Loaded Red Potato Casserole and Baked Parmesan Broccoli. They’re the perfect way to put your dishes to good use.

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The Best Bread Recipes

Homemade bread recipes were BIG in 2021. These are loaves, rolls, crusts and muffins that Taste of Home readers baked up the most.

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The Best Breakfast Recipes

Start your day with a great breakfast recipe that’s been chosen as one of the best of the year! From Belgian waffles and French toast to rainbow fruit toast and on-the-go muffins, we’ve got your weekdays and weekends covered.

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The Best Instant Pot Recipes

The Instant Pot started off as a trendy appliance, but it has quickly become a kitchen staple. These are some of our absolute best ways to use a pressure cooker from lunch to dessert.

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The Best Weeknight Dinners

The most-liked and most-shared 30-minute meals include recipes that will make your weeknights a whole lot easier. Bookmark these recipes to make in 2022.

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The Best Ground Beef Recipes

These are our most-liked, most-shared and highest-rated ground beef recipes. They will transform that pound of ground beef in your fridge into a spectacular appetizer, main dish or side.

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The Best Low-Carb Recipes

These low-carb recipes are definitely not low in flavor. Here you’ll find recipes like Oven-Roasted Salmon, Cast-Iron Skillet Steak and Baked Chicken and Mushrooms.

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The Best Vegetarian Recipes

Love meat-free Mondays? Fill out your entire calendar with some of our top-rated vegetarian recipes. Here you’ll find meat-free breakfasts, appetizers, sides and main dishes that are anything but boring.

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The Best Gluten-Free Recipes

You can eat hearty and flavorful allergy-free dishes all year long thank’s to our best gluten-free recipes.

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The Best Low-Calorie Recipes

If you’re watching your caloric intake for 2022, these mains, sides and desserts will have you covered. The best part is, they taste amazing!

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.
Caroline Stanko
As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.