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Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes 2016

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Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes 2016

I’m extremely grateful for all of you who allow me to do what I love every single day! When I started this little food blog back in 2008, I never dreamed it would become a full time career, and that I would have not one, but two New York Times Best Selling Cookbooks! I still look back some days and I’m amazed at where this little hobby has taken me. None of it would be possible without all the Skinnytaste fans trying and sharing my recipes – A HUGE THANK YOU!!!

And now as the year comes to an end, I love looking back through the recipes I posted this past year to see which ones made it to the top 25. Here are the TOP 25 Most Popular Recipes from 2016 as well as links to my most popular posts from previous years. If you are new here, this is always a great place to start!

Top 25 Most Popular Recipes 2015
Top 25 Most Popular Recipes 2014
Top 25 Most Popular Recipes 2013
Top 25 Skinny Recipes 2012
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2011
Top 20 Skinnytaste Recipes 2010


Top Recipes Posted in 2016

1. Korean Beef Rice Bowls

These Korean Beef Rice Bowls make a quick and easy meal, loaded with flavor for under 400 calories!

2. Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove Top, Slow Cooker)

These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef.

3. Beef, Tomato and Acini Di Pepe Soup (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stove)

My family DEVOURED this delicious bowl of soup made with ground beef, tomatoes, and tiny pasta. It's warm and comforting, like a great big hug on a cold winter day. Kid-friendly, freezer-friendly!

4. Asian Lettuce Wrap Chicken Chopped Salad

Asian Lettuce Wrap Chicken Chopped Salad

5. Thai Basil Chicken


6. Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

This hearty salad is HUGE – perfect when you want a big salad for dinner without the grains. It's also gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free.

7. One Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans

This quick and easy weeknight dish is made all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!

8. Pickle Brined Baked Chicken Tenders

These juicy, flavorful chicken tenders are marinated in pickle juice then breaded and baked in the oven.

9. Mexican Cauliflower “Rice”

This Mexican inspired dish of Cauliflower "Rice" uses finely chopped cauliflower, which makes a fantastic low-carb, grain-free stand in for rice. You can season it many different ways, here I sauteed sauteed it with tomatoes, onions, jalapeno and spices.

10. Shawarma Spiced Grilled Chicken with Garlic Yogurt

An easy, grilled chicken version of the classic Turkish street food which is usually cooked on a rotating spit. It is perfect served over couscous with yogurt and cucumbers as I did here, or try it with rice pilaf, or on a pita. Other sides that would work are tomatoes, tahini, olives, feta, or hummus. Harissa would also work great to add some spice!

11. Five Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Delicious and creamy chocolate cheesecake made lighter than traditional cheesecake with just FIVE ingredients, so easy! These are SO good you won't be able to have just one... but since they are mini, two are totally acceptable!

12. Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Chicken, garam masala, cumin and curry spices are simmered with potatoes and coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor you'll really enjoy. Serve this over basmati rice for a complete meal (also great with naan or cauliflower rice to keep the carbs low).

13. Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

14. Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Bowls

Grilled shrimp, corn, peppers and zucchini topped with fresh avocado and lime juice – an easy light salad you'll want to make all summer long.

15. Slow Cooker Banh Mi Bowls

If you’ve ever had the classic Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich, you probably know the bread can easily overpower the pork, pickled carrots and all the wonderful flavors, so I scrapped the bread and put all the goodies in a bowl over brown rice (it’s great over any grain) in my slim remake which is easy to make any night of the week!

16. Instant Pot Pork Carnitas


17. Grilled Steak Lettuce Tacos

Grilled sirloin steak "flaco" tacos uses lettuce instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!

18. Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks (Instant Pot and Skillet)

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won't miss the skin!

19. Skillet Chicken in Tomato Chipotle Sauce

A quick Mexican-inspired chicken dish, made in the skillet with a smoky-spicy tomato-chipotle sauce topped with an avocado-sour cream sauce.

20. Noodle-less Butternut Sausage Lasagna

This fall lasagna swaps pasta for butternut squash layered with a chicken sausage meat sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. Simply wonderful, you won't miss the pasta!

21. Sheetpan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner

Assemble this super easy chicken and vegetable dinner on a sheet pan and pop it into your oven for a delicious, fuss-free meal. For easy clean-up, line your sheet pan with foil or parchment.

22. Turkey Meatball Stroganoff (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stove Top)

Delicious, turkey meatballs in a creamy mushroom sauce. A family-friendly dish that is so good over egg noodles or serve them over spiralized butternut squash noodles if you want to lower the carbs.

23. Giant Turkey Meatball Parmesan

This isn't your regular meatball, it's HUGE, baked in the oven similar to how you would make a meatloaf, then topped with marinara and melted cheese – I'm OBSESSED!

24. Shrimp Summer Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Sauce

Shrimp Summer Rolls

25. Navy Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Stove Top)

Bacon makes everything better (in my opinion), especially in this hearty white bean soup. It's delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day. I made this in my Instant Pot (doesn't get quicker than that!), but I've also included slow cooker and stove top directions as well.


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78 comments on “Top 25 Most Popular Skinnytaste Recipes 2016”


    1. Sorry you are having a hard time finding it, if you click on the cookbook tab it will drop down and you will see “cookbook index”, there you will find all the updated points.

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    Debashis Barman

    Hi GINA,
    Ohh there is a lot of dishes I love to eat especially Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk. But I will try to make Skillet Chicken in Tomato Chipotle Sauce at home, I don’t how will taste it? Thanks for sharing all delicious recipes.

    Thanks again,

  3. I have so many favorites it is hard to choose. I do like the crock pot ones where add things and walk away. I have some on your list that I have not tried yet. Will need to work my way through them. Really every recipe of yours that I ever try becomes a favorite. Really outstanding work.

  4. A lot of my favorites made it here. The turkey meatball stroganoff, the Salisbury steak meatballs and my absolute, absolute favorite the shawarma chicken. Everyone I’ve introduced it to has absolutely loved it as well.
    Also, using mainly your recipes, I have also been able to lose over 25 lbs so far this year. Thank you for making healthy, easy recipes that taste great!

  5. Love your meal plans! Any chance with the grocery lists you can add how much like with chicken thighs it says “chicken thighs” but then I have to look to see how much.

  6. Hi Gina, thanks for all of your amazing recipes!! Would you be able to post the most popular vegetarian recipes??

  7. Thank you Gina!  I was just organizing my recipes and realized that most of them are YOURS!
    Your recipes are delicious and your photos are beautiful.   I’m glad to have found you.  Thanks!!

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    Paula Philips

    Your avocado toast with lemon and kale was the first recipe that I tried and is still a breakfast favorite! That’s what got me trying others. Sooo goood and healthy!