From delicious healthy treats to fresh and tasty weeknight dinners. There’s been a whole lotta quick and easy YUM on You Totally Got This year.
But, of all the yum, there were some super delicious standouts. The recipes you clicked on, shared, and cooked up most this year. The best of the best. The yummiest of the yum. These are the quick and easy recipes that YOU loved in 2017.
1. Chocolate Caramel Slice
It’s official. Crack is not whack. This year’s most popular recipe. The sweet, salty, total deliciousness that is Chocolate Caramel Slice AKA Crack.
Because it is sahhh A.D.D.C.T.I.V.E! Plus, there’s that awesome secret ingredient (ahem…Saladas) that makes crack the perfect combo of easy and yum.
If you’re not a crack addict yet, you haven’t lived. Get the recipe here. And. Go!
2. Cheeseburger Pie
Q. What do you get when you cross a cheeseburger and a pie? A. Something absolutely freaking delicious.
Coming in at number two. My cheeseburger pizza. Think ALL the yum (hello pastry and cheese, my old friends). Plus, three serves of veg. But, SHHH! Cos, they’ll never ever know.
My advice. Grab the recipe and get one in your pie hole, stat.
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
3 Ingredients. No Blitz. No Bake. Total YUM! Plus, gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free.
I know, right? They’re everything. Literally. Plus, they only take 10 minutes to cook.
I don’t blame you guys for loving these. It’s impossible not too. Quick and easy recipes don’t get better than this.
And the good news? The recipe is just a click away.
4. One Pan Lasagne
Hey, wasn’t this easy cheesy lasagne on the list last year? Oh yes. Yes. It was. And wanna know, why?
LASAGNE IN 30 MINUTES. Plus, amazingly delicious AND no kitchen mess.
Yup. That’s why my one pan lasagne has made the list for the second year running.
If there’s one recipe you need to cook in 2018, it’s this one. You’ll never do lasagne the hard way again.
5. Healthy Apple Crumble
Cold Night. Apple Crumble. Nothing Better. Ever!
Don’t tell the other recipes. But this has gotta be my favourite dessert on YTGT. Crispy buttery crumble, sweet apple filling with no refined sugar. Yup no sugar. It’s awesome. And it was the top 5 most popular recipe on the blog this year.
6. Creamy Baked Mushroom Gnocchi
Next up. Another easy, cheesy delight. Creamy Mushroom Baked Gnocchi.
The thick creamy sauce is made with milk, so it’s lighter than your usual heavy creamy pasta sauce. And you guys loved it. Cos, creamy and delicious. That’s ALWAYS a winner!
Get the quick and easy 25 minute recipe here.
7. Healthy Carrot Cake
Healthy Carrot Cake. This is not a drill. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Refined Sugar Free AND completely delicious. Plus, they take less than half an hour to cook.
You guys even used this recipe to make super yummy muffins and carrot cake loaves. So, freaking clever!
If you needed proof, that healthy can taste amazing. This is the recipe you need to try.
8. Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Turns out you guys like a sneaky curry as much as me. Coming in at number 8. My Chicken in Hurry.
Takeaway curries are usually heavy on the cream and light on the veggies. Not this one! It’s loaded up with veggies and uses yoghurt instead of cream. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to cook. Start to finish.
Put down the takeaway menu and click here for the quick and easy fakeaway recipe.
9. Blueberry + Yoghurt Scones
You guys loved these scones. Made with yoghurt and only a smidgen of butter. Plus, sweetened naturally with blueberries. These scones are light, fluffy and totally delicious.
Turns out they’re lucky too. More of you lovely peeps won the monthly draw for a YTGT tote bag, cooking this recipe than any other (competition deets below if your a keen bean).
If that’s not a reason to switch on your oven and cook up some yummy scones, I don’t know what is. You can grab the recipe right here.
10. Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe
And coming in at 10th spot. That time I made spaghetti bolognese even easier.
If Spag Bol is a staple at your house you will LOVE this recipe. Thanks to a simple hack you can cook spaghetti bolognese in less time and in one pan.
It’s no-stress, weeknight dinner genius, and *will* change the way you cook spaghetti forever. Get the one of my favourite quick and easy recipes here.
Your favourite on Instagram…
The recipe that won your Insta hearts? The Cheesy Beef Taco Bowl.
And here’s why? Fresh, healthy, super tasty and FAST. Like dinner in 20. BOOM! Plus, it’s a legit excuse to eat corn chips for dinner.
Sealed the deal, huh?
Grab the easy weeknight dinner recipe right here.
Your favourite blog post…
Quitting sugar doesn’t mean you have to give up cake. No way! That would be craaazy!!?
But, not all sugar free cakes are created equal, so I put together a list of the 5 best sugar free cakes from the I Quit Sugar website. The ones that my family and friends will *actually* eat. Cos, so YUM (even minus the sugar!)
And guess what? It was your favourite blog post of the year and you can check it out right here.
Talk to me…did your favourite make the cut? I’d love to know which were your favourite quick and easy recipes on YTGT this year. Leave a comment so we can swap stories (my favourite didn’t make it. I know, right?)
I’m coming in for a BIG virtual hug.
I want to say…THANK YOU!
You might not know this, but every time you cook one of my recipes, click on a post or leave a comment, you make my heart want to burst (in the loveliest possible way). Why? Cos I’m so happy knowing that we’re in this together.
And 2018. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT?!!
Nah…me neither. But, good news. I see lots more quick and easy recipes in your future.
Happy New Year guys!