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Top Twenty Five Recipes of 2021!

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Hey friends! If you’ve been here for awhile you’ve seen me pull together a list at the end of the year full of reader favorites! It’s totally one of my favorite posts of the year and I always get excited to see what recipes made the list and in what order. There’s always some good old stand bys that never seem to get “kicked off” and that’s okay with me! Favorites that get made again and again are the backbone of this blog.

If you’re new here HI! Welcome. I’m so glad you found my lil corner of the internet. Think of this Top Twenty Five list as your very own personal skinny-ish dish quick tour guide. While I have a lot of favorites that aren’t on this list, these recipes stand above the rest for the time being and you definitely cannot go wrong making any of them! Long time readers? Maybe you missed a couple of these and now you can add them to your must make list too! Whatever you may be, I hope you enjoy!

This past year has been full of some really good highs and some really low lows, and truthfully, I’m not sorry to be saying goodbye to 2021. I’m also not saying I’m going to be making 2022 my best year, but I’d settle for delightfully uneventful, but productive and full of smiles kind of year. That’s all I am going to say about that.

As always thank you so so so much for being here whether you’re a brand new reader or you’ve been here since daily dose of pepper days. I thank you for inviting me into your homes and into your kitchens. It’s not something I take lightly when you put your trust in me. I appreciate you all so very much.

Guess what? GIVEAWAY!

I’m also adding a GIVEAWAY! to the countdown list this year. Yay! right? Everyones loves free goodies. I’m giving away “A few of my favorite things” to 5 readers! Winner will get my favorite meat thermometer, my current favorite insulated travel mug, an adorable meal planner, and my favorite deep skillet with lid that I use literally all of the time! This isn’t sponsored by anyone but me! I will choose a winner on January 10 2022. I will email the winner separately and also update this post with the names! Please read rules and extra entries below.

RULES: To enter you must comment on this post (tell me your favorite skinny-ish dish recipe or if you’re new here-tell me which one you plan to try!) and make sure to put your correct email in where it asks for your email so I can reach you (email is not published publicly and i will not use your email except to let you know you’ve won.). Winner must live in the continental US to receive items mentioned above (you can enter if you don’t live in the US but I can only send you a gift card for these items, I can’t send the actual items to you).

Oh and!!! **Do you want 5 bonus entries? Go rate and comment on your favorite skinny-ish dish recipe! Be sure to use #top2021 in the comment so that I know to enter you for extra entries! 5 extra entries for every recipe you enter up to 5 recipes. So you can enter a total of 26 times total****

Please note: I moderate new comments here to reduce spam/profanity/downright rudeness. If you’ve never commented before or have only commented once or twice it probably won’t be approved until I manually approve it. Don’t be alarmed if you don’t see it post automatically! If you’re concerned it didn’t go through please check again in 24 hours and then re-enter if you don’t see your comment! =)

Anyway let’s get this show on the road shall we?

TWENTY FIVE: Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn is my trusty stand-by for Taco Tuesday! And, it looks like it’s a lot of others favorite side dish also! It’s so simple to make! This creamy corn is full of lots of good flavor and goes next to just about anything you can think of enchiladas, tacos, burritos, fajitas, carne asada, etc etc! We love it here on the skinny-ish dish and I think you will too!

#25 bowl of mexican street corn with limes

TWENTY FOUR: Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti!

This classic creamy spaghetti dish is filled with delicious Tex Mex flavor that will warm your soul! We could easily live off of this dish.

white bowl with spaghetti noodles, cheese, red peppers, cilantro


New years resolution: Make more skillet pickle chicken! I can’t believe it’s number 23, y’all! This chicken is the best thing since sliced bread, TRUST ME.

chicken tenders with pickles on black cutting board

TWENTY TWO: Chicken French Dips!

My mama is proud of y’all for keeping this one on the top twenty five. If you know, you know! If you’re new around these parts. My mom thinks this recipe should be number one. Forever. It’s her absolute favorite!

chicken and cheese stuffed in hard rolls on top of brown parchment paper

TWENTY ONE: Biscuits N’ Gravy Bake

There’s something warm and fuzzy about the fact that this was the very first recipe that I put out into the “internet world” and it still makes the top twenty five list 5 years later. It’s definitely a forever favorite! I think I’ll make a tshirt that says biscuits n’ gravy bake 4 life. (who wants one!?)

white casserole dish full biscuits and gravy topped with cheese

TWENTY: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit

I don’t know why these work as well as they do because they are definitely not your gramma’s biscuit, but they are just the best ever. Ever. EVER. EVER. I love them. They are so easy to whip up and I have been known to grab these and eat them for a snack. Please don’t sleep on this recipe especially if breakfast sandwiches are your love language.

biscuit filled with eggs, cheese, and bacon

NINTEEN: Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken

I know they’re are a heck of a lot BBQ sauce purists out there. And I know this just barely passes because it’s so not traditional and it’s a much lower sugar version. I was afraid to even post this now living in the South. Ha! Anyway, It’s so good! Make it! Love it! Don’t let the BBQ purists getcha down!

bun with bbq chicken and coleslaw

EIGHTEEN: Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas

Drool. That is all. These are seriously so good! Who knew chicken breast could replace traditional pork carnitas? I’m so glad I gave it a go! Use this chicken in EVERYTHING. seriously.

chicken with cilantro and limes on a blue plate

SEVENTEEN: Air Fryer Monterey Chicken

Anyone else go to Chili’s a million times as a teenager to hang out with friends and order Monterey Chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli? No? Just me? Well here’s my grown up version of my chili’s fave! This is such a quick and easy recipe and should be kept in everybody’s back pocket!

chicken with cheese and bacon covered with tomato and green onions

SIXTEEN: Cowboy’s Meal

Cowboy’s Meal was created as a Tex-Mex version of Poor Man’s Meal, a staple skillet meal in my family growing up. It’s full of crazy flavor and I absolutely love it! You can stuff it into tacos/burritos, eat it just as is in a big ol’ bowl, and or throw an egg on it and make a little breakfast skillet situation with leftovers! It is incredible.

tacos with corn, beans, tomatoes, cilatro

FIFTEEN: Crockpot Marinara

Another tried and true favorite that has been on the top skinny-ish dish countdowns since I started doing the countdowns! This recipe is the perfect marinara. It’s no fuss and no frills. Just tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices and a nice long cook time. I’ve had many many readers share that since they’ve started making this sauce they haven’t bought a jar of sauce and for some that’s 5+ years!!! Definitely a must try if you haven’t yet!

crockpot full of tomatoes, onions, spices, bay leaf

FOURTEEN: Italian Beef

Another recipe I shared with y’all that is basically from my childhood! Italian beef was an every other week kind of thing in my house and it’s still a must to this day! This slow cooked chuck roast will rock your socks off, my friends!

shredded beef on brown parchment paper

THIRTEEN: Meatball Sub Bubble Up Bake

Meatball Sub in casserole form? Sign. Up. For. This. It’s so delish!

meatballs and cheese and sauce in a white pan with white spatuala

TWELVE: Taco Crunchwrap

Honestly, this might have been my favorite recipe I posted this year. I LOVE IT.

crunchwrap on white plate with fire sauce

ELEVEN: Chicken Street Tacos

If you need a recipe for some of the best tacos EVER. Here ya go!


TEN: Philly Cheese Style Stuffed Peppers

A delicious stuffed pepper full of beef and mushrooms and I can’t believe I love it as much as I do! Because mushrooms and I are not friends.

stuffed peppers

NINE: Easy Baked Chicken

The last recipe you’ll ever need for baked chicken. This is an “all purpose” chicken that you can use in all sorts of recipes or just as is next to some yummy sides! NEVER EVER make boring dry chewy chicken breast again!

chicken breast on plate

EIGHT: Chicken Pot Pie Soup

The most comforting bowl of soup that you could ever make!

soup and biscuit in a blue bowl

SEVEN: Air Fryer Ranch Carrots

I was a little surprised by this! This is my go to side dish and snack and apparently everybody elses too!


SIX: Loaded Chicken Bubble Up Bake

I don’t create many of the “bubble up bakes” anymore, but the one’s I did make really became everybody’s favorite! I think I need to try creating one this year. Seriously all of them that I made that one year that they were super popular are still on this top twenty five list! This Loaded Chicken Bubble up is SO good! Indulgent, but still skinny-ish.

cheese, bacon, and green ionion on biscuits in black bowl

FIVE: Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Seriously okay, I know I said that the taco crunchwrap was my favorite post, but I actually lied. This is my favorite recipe post this year! I’ve been making this version of Chicken and Dumplings for YEARS and finally shared it with y’all earlier this year. I know it may not be everyone’s cup of tea since it has veggies and drop dumplins, but pick’m out if it bothers ya. Haha! This is good stuff, friends!! A cozy bowl of perfection.

chicken and dumplings in white bowl

FOUR: Chicken Salad with Grapes

Meet your new lunch time bestie! This Chicken Salad is soooooo good! Let me also say this real quick. I think fruit with meat is super weird (I wish I liked it, but i can’t 99.9% of the time!), but for whatever reason I absolutely love chicken salad with grapes (and toasted almonds and a savory sweet creamy dressing and crunch celery). It a wonderful mix and the perfect thing to prep and eat all week! I really like to have chicken salad or egg salad in my fridge weekly so this is almost always on the menu.

THREE: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Bake

You people… are my people. I think you all love bacon, eggs, cheese, and biscuits almost as much as I do! This breakfast casserole is so dang good! It tastes so close to a bacon egg and cheese biscuit from that restaurant with the golden arches on the sign. It’s incredible and extremely popular with picky eaters!

bacon egg and cheese biscuit bake in white casserole dish

TWO: Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili

Does this come to anyone’s surprise? Forever taking one of the top spots and a forever skinny-ish dish fave! I’ve had readers tells me that they win chili contests with this recipe! It honestly is fantastic and if you’re a new year and you enjoy southwestern type food and you like beans. You should make this tomorrow.

white chicken chili topped with tortilla strips corn tomatoes and lime


YES, AGAIN! My goal in 2022 is to make more Greek inspired food. It’s truly so wonderful and fresh and flavorful. I absolutely love this recipe and I hope that if you haven’t tried it yet that you will because it’s just… so perfect (not to toot my own horn too much!). And yes I will get my tzatziki sauce on the blog soon so you can put it on top of these!

And, that’s a wrap folks! I hope you find something new to add to your menu plans this week! Happy New Year! Let’s just… try to make it a better one than the last couple, okay?

What do you think should have made the cut!?

Thank you again for another great year!

Loads and lots of love from me to you! -Star

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  1. I am a newbie! There are many recipes’ I would like to try but the first one is definitely going to be the chicken and dumplings! My husband does the cooking and I do the picking!

  2. My husband and I LOVE cowboys meal! It’s one of our favorites. We like to have the leftovers the next day, fried in a pan with a fried egg on top!

  3. My favorite of the ones in this email is skillet pickle chicken!
    My favorite that’s not in your top 25 list is pollo loco

  4. My husband andI LOVE #21, the cheesy sausage, egg and biscuit bake. I just bought biscuits at the store to make now that it’s cold outside!

  5. My absolute favorite and freezer staple is your Crockpot Marinara. Hands down. Next favorite is your Easy Bake Chicken. It’s kinda like picking a favorite child though!

    The next dish I will try is your Italian Beef.

  6. I looooovve the Chicken and dumplings!!! My mother passed away several years ago, and these are the closest I have made to her’s! My husband is no normally of fan of chick and dumplings, but he loved this!!!

    1. Chicken salad with grapes is so yummy!! It’s easy to make and it’s great in a wrap!

  7. It is SO hard to choose just one! I think I it has to be the bacon, egg and cheese biscuits. I don’t like eggs but I love these! My whole family loves them!

  8. So many favorites!! Right now our favorite is the white chicken chili!!! Yummy. Just made it last night!

  9. My favorite “Philly Ceese Style Stuffed Peppers” and husband’s is “Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings. ” We enjoy your recipes, even my pick husband.

  10. I LOVE everything skinnyish dish! The white chicken chili is definitely a staple at my house!

  11. So excited to see the 2021 top 25! My two absolute favorites are Crockpot Marinara and Italian Beef. They are both year round staples in my house! When I make the marinara, I bag 2 as is for a fresher tasting pasta especially in the summer, and then blend the rest for yummy spaghetti and meatballs (or Italian sausage)!

  12. My favorite recipe of yours is southwest chicken tacos with your southwest ranch. I take them every time we go to a gathering and everyone loves them!!

  13. I actually cannot believe that kahula pork didn’t make the list! I think that is my absolute favorite and the cuban sandwiches are amazing for the leftovers. I use your blog weekly for meal inspiration. Thanks for all the work you put into making the skinny-ish recipes!

  14. Still have to try the crunchwraps- they look so good. My favorites have rotated over the years. I make the chicken & rice and biscuit bake quite often, those are family favorites! However, my favorite, if I had to pick ONE lol, is the creamy chicken noodle soup. It’s such a comforting meal and I love that it makes a big batch so I can freeze half for a later date. It’s usually my go to for when we get home from a vacation. We’ve usually eaten out a lot and are just craving something healthy and satisfying and that soup always does the trick!

  15. My whole family loves your Greek Chicken Bowls. It is my 7 year old sons favorite meal. Looking forward to trying all 25 this year. #top2021

  16. New here! I am excited to try the white chicken chili and the bubble up chicken dish! Love that we get the WW link for points too

  17. Hands down chicken carnita tacos are my favorite go to. I make them weekly!!! Also a huge fan of the ham and bean soup recipe!

  18. I am breaking the rules because I have two favorites on the list. Air Fryer Ranch Carrots and Easy Baked Chicken. Both have been instrumental in helping me loose weight, but not feel deprived. If I really have to choose it would be the carrots. These surprised everyone in my family, especially the ones that don’t like cooked carrots. These are the perfect snack. Sometimes I eat them three or four times a week. As for the Baked Chicken, try this recipe if you haven’t already. Game changer for lots of recipes that use chicken.

  19. My all time favorite breakfast is the bacon, egg and cheese biscuits. I love that I can make a batch and freeze so I have breakfast for the week!

  20. WHITE CHICKEN CHILI! I eat it weekly. Like it’s an addiction. Add in extra corn and diced tomatoes with chilis.

    1. Currently have chicken carnitas in the crockpot right now AND chicken brining in the fridge for the week. You are my absolute go to for meals.

  21. It’s a toss up! Chicken Salad with Grapes (my summer go to) and Philly Cheese Style Stuffed Peppers (having this one this week!).

  22. One Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta is a HUGE favorite of my husband’s. OK. I love it too. Your White Chicken Chili is also delicious!

  23. I am OBSESSED with the Poor Man’s Meal. So simple, but it reminds me of the kind of meals that my parents made for me when I was a kid.

  24. I make the biscuits and gravy bake ALL the time!!! It heats up well for leftovers. It would be nice to have these recipes all together in a mini cookbook!

  25. I am going to have to try the cheesy chicken spaghetti and the skillet pickle chicken!!

  26. Mexican Street Corn is a family favorite but in 2022 bubble ups are hitting my menu. Thanks for budget friendly, waist friendly delicious recipes!

  27. Chicken street tacos have been my #1 for what seems like years since I started following your stories of a youngggg Pepper! The Greek bowl is to die for and I am ready for this Greek inspired journey!!

  28. Creamy White Chicken Chili is a staple at our house! But I cannot wait to try the Greek Bowls (I do my own version of Korean bimibap bowls all the time, can’t wait to try something new), and the Breakfast biscuits!!

  29. My favorite is always the creamy white chicken chili! I can’t help but love this dish. Though I think I’m going to be trying your chicken french dip sandwiches soon. They sound so yummy!

  30. I love all your recipes that I have tried! The bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits are simple and delicious for breakfast or dinner!

  31. How is one pot Alfredo not in the top 25 every year? There is bacon, people! Bacon! It has made my 9 year old believe he enjoys eating peas. It is magical.

  32. I almost always have some marinara and chicken street tacos in my freezer, and I always have the ingredients to make poor man’s meal. But I also feel like I make the grape chicken salad at least 2-3 times a month and I am obsessed. This list is full of favorites!

  33. I am at a toss up! My TWO fav recipes are….White Chicken Chili AND Chicken French Dips. Both so so good!

  34. I love the easy baked chicken, it is my go to! I like to have this on hand to add to salads, and make sandwiches for my husband. Turns out perfect every time!

  35. I love your chicken street tacos! Always a hit with my family and I love that they reheat so well for leftovers!

  36. I’m new-ish to your blog. I finally made your santa monster cookies and they were by far one of the favorites on the Christmas cookie tray. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes, they all look fantastic!

  37. Hands down chicken street tacos! I ALWAYS have these in my freezer. Thank you for all your hard work which make my life easier ❤❤

  38. Wow! It’s so hard to choose! I have loved every single recipe of yours that I have tried! I would have to say my favorite is between the Italian beef,(YUM!) and the chicken French dips. They are awesome!! Thank you for all the recipes, and keep up the good work!!

  39. I tried my first recipe this year with the Chicken n Dumplins. We loved it! I’m excited to try more recipes in 2022!

  40. The ham, egg and cheese biscuits are a favorite in my house so yummy and super convenient to be able to freeze for meal prep.

  41. Chicken bubble up bake is always a hit in our house! Every time I make it, it gets inhaled. #top2021

  42. So many great recipes! My all time favorite is the crockpot marinara! It was how I found your blog originally and I’m so thankful because I love every one of your recipes I’ve made! LOVE the tamale bake, chicken pot pie soup and the white chicken chili too! Yum!!

  43. I’ve seen your posts in passing. I am most definitely going to try some of these. The egg, Cheese, bacon bake and the chicken spaghetti are up first, but I HAVE to try the marinara sauce soon!! Thank you!

  44. I love your recipes. We use the crockpot marinara a lot! I love the cilantro rice too. Will be trying the (I think ores called ) sausage gravy bake!

  45. Your Easy Baked Chicken Breast recipe is my favorite, I made it again today for my lunches this week (salads and wraps). So good and easy!

  46. So excited to try the Philly cheese style stuffed peppers! Making your air fryer chicken fajitas this week!

  47. OMG the skillet pickle chicken is fabulous! I haven’t been disappointed with any of your recipes!

  48. Hands down the Greek chicken bowls are my favorite!!! I make these constantly and they are always amazing!!

  49. Crockpot chicken and dumplings is my fave! Love it fits into my plan and the kids love it too

  50. Oh my goodness so many I want to try! Might just go down the list. The chicken spaghetti, the soups, literally all of them sound and look amazing.

  51. I love your Italian Beef. I have made it multiple times this year. It is quick and easy to prep and then the house smells amazing all day long! It’s been a crowd pleaser at my house!

  52. One pot bacon cheeseburger pasta is my favorite!! So good and everyone in my house loves it too! #top2021

  53. I love the chicken pot pie soup! A close runner up is your Italian beef. I’m from the Midwest and can never find it near us!

  54. I took a much-needed hiatus from a stressful job late ’20/early ’21 and was able to rediscover my love of cooking. Star’s recipes are my go-to! Some of our family favorites are the stuffed peppers and italian beef. I have not made anything from her site that I don’t love. If you are looking for a sweet treat, her recipe for Christmas chocolate chip cookies are the best!
    I appreciate her positivity with social media and not tolerating the negativity.

  55. You pickle chicken is a family favorite! Anytime I’m in a good slump you are my go to gal!

  56. I just discovered your blog today, and I plan on making monterey chicken and the greek chicken bowl as soon as possible. I have a feeling I’m going to love your recipes!

  57. I have made so many of these and there’s so many more I want to try! I just made the biscuit and gravy bake today for breakfast and my husband is taking the leftovers for breakfast this week. Thanks for all you do!!

  58. I LOOOVE the skillet pickle chicken, its a family favorite!!! And I’m about to meal prep these greek chicken bowls! keep the recipes coming! thanks

  59. Such a fun post! My favorite Skinnyish Dish Recipe is the chicken salad with grapes, although I need to try several of these on the top 25 list! Yum! Your chicken salad is sooo good & I just love that it doesn’t taste lightened up at all-but it is still such a healthy & point friendly choice for me! Thanks for all you do! ❤️

  60. I am new here. I want to try ALL of the top 25! But.. I think the first one I will make is the Chicken Pot Pie Soup followed by Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings. So glad I stumbled on to you and look forward to many of your recipes.

  61. I’m ready to try your mom’s favorite French dip sandwiches! I’ve tried those air fryer carrots!

  62. I loved the white chicken chili! But I also loved the crockpot chicken and dumplings! Those 2 are delicious, but then again so are all the other dishes on this top 25. I would like to try them all! Thank you so much for all the ideas!

  63. I’ve made many of these top 25 recipes and I’m looking forward to making even more soon! Definitely a go to site for planning my weekly meals!

  64. Happy New Year!!! My top two favorites are white chicken chili and biscuits and gravy bake!! I love some good biscuits and gravy, but the classic kind from Hardee’s just doesn’t jive well with a healthier lifestyle. HA! This is such an amazing recipe that hits the spot just right! I’m a teacher, so it’s an easy thing to prep on Sundays and then put into plastic dishes for quick reheating each morning! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!!

  65. My favorite recipe is Crock Pot Marinara Sauce. It’s so easy to make & delicious. And you were right – I haven’t bought any store brands since I’ve found your recipe.

  66. I love so many of your recipes it’s hard to decide on a favorite! Your blog of my first stop when meal planning!! In the summer I love your greek chicken bowls!! But I’m the winter nothing is better than your ham and bean soup that didn’t make the list, but your chicken French dips or BBQ chicken is also a regular here!

  67. Chicken con broccoli is my favorite!! My whole family loves it and asks for it all the time! A close second for us would be the creamy chicken noodle, delicious!

  68. My favorite is Mom’s Chicken and Rice (organizing an angry mob now that it’s not Top 25) and the Instant Pot White Chicken Chili. Happy New Year! Looking forward to new recipes to try.

  69. My favorite is the classic chili. I made it last night. It’s always a crowd pleaser for my kiddos!! We can eat it multiple days in a row. We throw it on hot dogs and make chili dogs or we put it in noodles for chili mac! Yummy!!

  70. Yes ! We just had the Greek bowls and we love them so much ! So fresh and flavorful .
    Happy new year to your family

  71. Chicken tamale bake is one of my faves that didn’t make top 25- pickle chicken and chicken street tacos are the bomb!

  72. Love, love, love your recipes! My favorite from the top 25 of 2021 are: Mexican Street corn, Chicken french dips, Bacon, egg & cheese biscuits, Chicken street tacos, Philly Cheese stuffed peppers, air fryer ranch carrots & chicken salad with grapes. I have tried all of these & they did not disappoint!!

    The 2 recipes I want to try next are Crockpot marinara & skillet pickle chicken!

    Thank you for what you do! I always stop here first when making my weekly meal plan! And the bonus for me is the link to the WW site to see how many personal points each recipe is!

    Happy New Year!!!

  73. My absolute favorite is the chicken n dumplings, my family begs me to make this!!! However, I have made SEVERAL of your recipes and must say there isn’t one that we don’t love!!! I love the convenience of the points right there and I was able to lose 40 lbs last year through WW. Cheers to 2022 and hopefully another 20-25 off!!!

  74. There’s no way I could pick just one favorite!! So I’ll give two favorites! Lol the Philly cheese stuffed peppers and the loaded up chicken bake. Both are insanely good and a favorite in our house.

  75. I’ve made so many of your recipes! I love the chicken french dip sandwiches and the cheesesteak stuffed peppers!

  76. I LOVE the and biscuit bake! The bakes are so easy and convenient!! Thank you for them!!

  77. Pickle chicken all the way! My kids gobble it up! My other favorite thing is my sister Anna and I (talktrackingtome) talking about you like you’re our real life in person friend! We love you! Thank you for all you do!

  78. My favorite is the crockpot bbq chicken! I love that I can use your recipes with WW and MFP! My family loves them ❤️

  79. Hi, I am new here and everything looks delish! I plan to try to the chicken and dumplings first.

  80. I can’t wait to try Skillet Pickle Chicken!! Every single recipe looks amazing though!!!

  81. My favorite recipe so far is your Chicken Street Tacos. Or is it Philly Cheese Style Stuffed Peppers? Happy New Year!
    Your recipes and blog are well done.

  82. I love your website! My favorite recipe on here is white chicken chili. I made a double batch last time and froze half of it. Mexican street corn is great too! I’m making the Greek chicken bowls this week. Thank you for all your recipes!

  83. I have made several of your recipes and they never disappoint! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes!

  84. Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken is my favorite!!! Yummy! Getting hungry thinking about it…

  85. I have tried so many recipes of yours over the last year while on WW. It’s hard to find recipes that not only my husband likes, but also my two kids who are picky eaters. Our favorite recipe, not just of yours, but ever is the best meatloaf! My 9 year old calls it meatball log, but still, it’s delicious and easy to make.
    I can’t wait to try some of these recipes as I hop back on the WW wagon in the new year – especially breakfast ones since that’s my downfall.
    Thank you for all that you do and the time you spend putting these together, I barely have the patience to input them into the app for points, you are truly a rockstar!

  86. The Mexican Street Corn looks delicious and something I would love to make. All of these recipes our family will have to try!

  87. New here! I am eager to try the chicken French dips! There were a few others I want to try as well! from this list!

  88. My absolute favorite recipe is the classic beef chili. I have made this at least 10 times since the end of September! Prior to this recipe, I have had terrible luck with chili!
    There next recipe that has been a go to is Santa’s favorite cookie! I have doubled the batch all four times I’ve made it since you initially posted it!!!

  89. So hard to pick just one! But one favorite we’re making this week is your Greek Chicken Bowls! Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes!

  90. What a great list!!! White chicken chili is one of our top 3 dinners in our house. And I always forget how much we love cowboys meal!! However, I can’t believe the Buffalo chicken and rice doesn’t make the cut!!! It’s our ABSOLUTE favorite! Never had a bad meal when it comes from the Skinnyish Dish

  91. Last year had the sausage and gnocchi soup on the list, and that quickly became a family fave! It’s the only soup my oldest son will eat! I can’t wait to menu plan for the first few weeks of 2022 using this list. Thanks so much for compiling it, Star!

  92. I have made and love many of these. My favorite is the Air Fryer Monterey Chicken. Thanks so much for creating all of these!

  93. Many favorites in the top 25 this year but my two most favorite are what we like to call “THE peppers” and the white chicken chili! Make them all the time! Thanks for all the great recipes – looking forward to another year filled with more great recipes

  94. The Denver Omelet Bake is my fave—but I also am a huge fan of your Italian Beef recipe!

  95. I have made so many of your recipes and they never disappoint! Your site is my go-to for when I need ideas. You cover it all! My favorite recipe of yours is Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls…I made it several times and it always produces lots of mmmmms. Thank you for your hard work!

  96. I LOVE so many of these recipes! And I’ve made most of them multiple times! My go to site for meal inspo

  97. I’m such a fan and have made 19 of your top 25 recipes!!! The bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits are one of my absolute favorites. I’m a Midwest girl and can’t wait to make your crockpot chicken and dumpling soup this winter! It’s one of the few soup recipes of yours I haven’t tried yet! I’m certain it will be delicious

  98. White chicken chili is my fave, but it’s a VERY close tie with the crockpot chicken and dumplings! I want to try your Mexican street corn this year – that’s one of my favorite foods and I can’t wait to try your lightened up version!

    1. My favorite skinnyish dish recipe is the chicken carnitas! I can’t make them without also adding the cilantro lime rice and the chipotle pinto beans! All of your recipes are amazing!

  99. Loaded chicken bubble up bake is legit the best recipe I’ve tried last year, hands down!

    1. The Taco Crunch Wraps have been one of our favorites! We mix tapatio and lime into some Greek yogurt for an added topping and it’s so good!!!

  100. My all time favorite is the Greek Chicken Bowls! The all time favorite for our entire family is the biscuit gravy bake or meatball sub bubble up. I’ve never cooked one of your recipes that wasn’t wonderful!

  101. Chicken pot pie soup, sausage and gravy bake, and Greek chicken bowls are my favorite…but I honestly haven’t made a recipe I didn’t love!!!

  102. Chicken pot pie soup, sausage and gravy bake, and Greek chicken bowls are my fav…but I honestly haven’t made a recipe I didn’t love!!!

  103. It might sound silly but my absolute favorite recipe of yours is the biscuits for breakfast sandwiches! I love… LOVE biscuits for breakfast and couldn’t find one I liked that was worth using points on. Yours are delicious, and they are AMAZING with ww friendly sausage gravy

  104. Greek Chicken Bowl by far my favorite!! So easy and delish! Also like crock pot chicken n Dumblings and the Bubble Up Egg Bake (big hit with my picky kids). Oh, and bacon cheeseburger bowls! Guess I have a few favorites!!

  105. The Air Fryer Monterey Chicken is our favorite!! Also love the Creamy White Chicken Chili!!

  106. The Air Fryer Monterey Chicken is our favorite!! Also love the Creamy White Chicken Chili!! AND so many more…can’t wait to try some new ones!!

  107. The Air Fryer Monterey Chicken is our favorite!! Also love the Creamy White Chicken Chili!! AND so many more…can’t wait to try some new ones!!

  108. The white chicken chili is the first recipe I made of yours and will always and forever be my number 1! It’s so good!!

  109. Skillet pickle chicken is amazing! And so simple! Makes easing boneless skinless chicken breast easier!

  110. So far, mt favorite dish is either the bacon cheeseburger bowls or the skillet pickle chicken. Both are absolutely delicious. But this week, I’m making the Philly cheese stuffed peppers and have such high hopes for it!!!!

  111. Thanks for creating this post! It’s my favorite! I can’t wait to try the ones that I haven’t had a chance to. You’re the best! I’ve never tried one of your recipes that I didn’t like! Happy New Year!!

  112. I didn’t realize how many of your recipes I have in my meal rotation until I read this. One of our favorites is the chicken carnitas. We live in southern Cali, so we renamed it carnitas style chicken, because out here carnitas is pork. Still tastes great regardless of the name.

  113. Absolutely love the Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers and the marinara sauce. I’ve got to try some more of the top recipes- they all look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your love of skinnyish food!

  114. Made the Italian beef in my camper while at the beach and it was a winner – made it two more times! Also made the marinara. Going to make a few others. Keep them coming!!

  115. Air fryer carrots are a new favorite!! I generally don’t care for cooked carrots but this is a winner!!

  116. Happy New Year!!!
    I LOOOOOVE the marinara and Santa’s Favorite Monster Cookies! Making the loaded bubble up chicken as I type! YUMMO! Can’t wait to try more!

  117. I love love LOVE your Poor Man’s Meal. It’s become a staple in our house. I’m actually going to try the Meatball Sub Bubble Up this week! Happy New Year =D

  118. Hi! Happy New Year! All of these recipes look so yummy I can’t wait to try them all. Since I’m not feeling well right now the #top2021 Chicken Pot Pie Soup sounds yummy and comforting, I wish I had the energy to make it. The #top2021Taco Crunch Wraps are a must make. I also plan on trying #top2021 Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili, #top2021 Mexican Street Corn, #top2021 Skillet Pickle Chicken, and #top2021 the Easy Baked Chicken. To be honest I think I’ll be trying all of them. Thank you for creating and sharing all these awesome recipes!

  119. This is super easy!!!! The Philly Cheese Style Stuffed Peppers is hands down the best meal! I often double the filling and keep it in the freezer for an easier go-to for next time. And there’s always a next time!!

  120. I look forward to this post all year!! Love seeing all the yummy recipes.
    It’s so hard for me to pick my favorite. I love literally ANY of the soups on this website. Also my husband and I LOVED the thanksgiving loaves. Definitely satisfies that turkey and stuffing craving when it’s not thanksgiving.

  121. Well I thought my favorite recipe was Skillet Pickle Chicken, but after making the white chicken chili and the Italian beef, I can’t choose just one recipe! I can’t wait to try the Greek chicken bowls, I just added it to my meal plan this week!

  122. My favorite recipe of yours is probably Santa’s favorite monster cookies! So dang good and easy!

  123. These are all awesome. All the breakfasts are great. Can’t wait to try the street corn!

  124. Chipotle chicken bowls are our favorite! Follow by skillet pickle chicken & Italian beef. Any recipe I try is usually delicious.

  125. Chipotle chicken bowls are our favorite! Follow by skillet pickle chicken & Italian beef. Any recipe I try is usually delicious.

  126. Ours is definitely a tie between the Monterey chicken and the ranch carrots (funny they are both air fryer recipes)! They are both so easy and so flavorful. I am really wanting to try the biscuits and gravy bake this year!

  127. I’ve tried many of your recipes and all are great but my favorite is the biscuits n’ gravy bake.

  128. My husband and I truly enjoy the bubble ups. The meatball sub bubble up bake is one that is often asked for. Thank you for creating and sharing your recipes. I always found a comfort in the items I make from your website. 🙂 #top2021

  129. I have been following for a bit and love everything I tried but the carnitas were a big hit-so much flavor and so easy!

  130. Oh, it’s so difficult to pick a favorite! My favorite would have to be the My Favorite Sandwich recipe. I recently discovered this recipe on your site, and it quickly jumped to the top of my favorites list! I’ve already made it for lunch and dinner, and it was a big hit. A close second would be Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili. Love it! Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year filled with fun and lots of tasty dishes!

  131. Crockpot marinara is PERFECTION! Also, cheesy chicken spaghetti is definitely one of my top 5

  132. Absolutely love the loaded chicken bubble up bake. So easy to make and something the entire family enjoys. We all fight over the leftovers!

  133. You are hands down my absolute favorite recipe blogger I follow on IG!! I don’t think I can choose just one of my faves! My family LOVES the Chicken French Dips, Biscuits N Gravy Bake, Pickle Chicken and Chicken Spaghetti. They are on rotation more than I’d like to admit .

    There are several on this #top2021 list we haven’t tried that we will soon be making. Thank you for always providing us with “skinnyish” and tasty recipes. ❤️

  134. Italian beef literally got me through the fourth trimester! I could throw it in the crockpot in the middle of the night when baby woke up and I couldn’t fall back asleep and my husband and I could eat it for days! It is so tasty and so easy!
    I can’t wait to continue making your dishes this year. Some of my other favorites are the crunchwraps, meatball sub bubble up, and although it’s not on the list- Cheeseburger Salad!

  135. To choose, would be like choosing your favorite kid or pet. Seriously, I don’t think there is one that I’ve made that I didn’t like. I’m so thankful that I’ve come across your blog. It makes this weight loss journey much more bearable. You can’t go wrong with choosing a recipe. For breakfast, biscuits and gravy bake. Easy would be the Crockpot Kalua Pork. Chili is hands down Crockpot White Chicken Chili. Endless casseroles. Seriously, so good. My only complaint is that I wish new recipes would come out a little more regularly. But I get that you are super busy and would rather have quality over quantity. So keep doing what you’re doing! Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing your posts in 2022!

  136. Happy new year! Excited to be here. First timer! I am going to try the baked chicken and ranch carrots tonight, but will likely add all of these to future menus. Thanks for the ideas!

  137. I love the taco crunchwrap & it’s so quick and easy. I look forward to trying others!
    Happy New Year & thank you for your delightful food.

  138. These are awesome recipes! Looking forward to another year of your fabulous recipes!
    I absolutely love the sausage gravy biscuit bake. #1 in my house. So tasty and easy. A nice quick dinner. #top21
    I also love the your marina sauce as it’s another tasty winner! So easy to make and I use it with a lot of things that I make. #top2021

  139. The Loaded Chicken Bubble Up Bake is one of our all-time favorite recipes. We have it often. So easy and yummy!

  140. Star you have so many recipes that are on my menu rotation, and I thank you for all of them. My go to chicken is your easy baked chicken. I make this often and use it throughout the week in wraps, salads, main dish and quick snack of protein. I have some chicken thawing this morning so I can bake some of this chicken for dinner tonight. Keep up the great work. Happy New Year to you and yours

  141. Love these recipes! I have made #s 20,17,15 and 12. I will be making them again and plan on trying more. Happy New Year. Cathy S

  142. Don’t sleep on those chicken French dips…it’s a favorite of my entire family! Although we tried the loaded chicken bubble up last month and it may have moved into our number 1 spot! My son asked for it again the next day!

  143. My favorites are Monterey Chicken and Philly Stuffed Peppers. To choose one would be very difficult! I’m making the stuffed peppers tonight! They are a family favorite here. I’d like to try the Greek Bowl and the Street Corn soon! #top2021

  144. Air fryer Monterey chicken has been one of my favestgis year! And always have the crockpot marinara on hand, thank you for all the fabulous recipes and ideas!

  145. We love the French Dip sandwiches, this year I’ll make the chicken French dips!

  146. Kept scrolling and scrolling and then, of course, my personal fave was #1!! I love love love the Greek Chicken Bowls!! Your recipes are always a hit in my family! Thank you for putting out this list—there are definitely some new things I want to try! What a great way to kick off a new year! Happy 2022!

  147. I love your chicken brine recipe, and use it to give my air fryer chicken some extra pizzazz and juicyness. I want to try your crockpot marinara and Greek bowls.
    I cook for one and am able to either freeze your recipes in portions, or halve your recipes.
    Thanks for all you do!

  148. I love so many of your recipes, it is hard to choose a favorite. ❤️ But I make your easy baked chicken every week for my protein and I love it!!

  149. My favorite recipe is the Biscuit and Gravy Bake. It is not just for breakfast! We eat it for dinner, and I have passed the recipe (and your site) on to my WW buddies.

    1. So many great recipes to try here, thank you so much for the list! The chicken salad (#4) is delicious!! Cheers to 2022!!

  150. Oh my! I just recently found you and have only tried a couple of your recipes, but I want to try them all!! See you on Instagram….

  151. The Chicken Pot Pie soup is so creamy and rich tasting— you forget it’s a healthier version…: one of my “go-to” recipes!
    Skinny Dish makes WW a charm to follow!
    Happy 2022 to all
    Louise J

  152. Can’t wait to try the ones I’ve missed. Our hands down favorite is Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili! I make it at least once a month! Wishing you all a wonderful 2022!

  153. We love the air fryer Monterey Chicken! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes in 2022!

  154. Love so many of these! Greek chicken bowls and B&G bake are two of our favorites. I make B&G bake every year for Christmas morning!

  155. We love the easy baked chicken at my house! Going to try the chicken French dips tomorrow!

    1. Best recipe my family loves and makes all the time- Cheeseburger Pasta !❤️❤️❤️

  156. I am shook that street corn wasn’t number 1! I will find any excuse to make it haha. It is so freaking good. Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes. I am so glad I found you on Instagram. I wish you all the best in 2022!

  157. Ugh, this is worse than picking a favorite child! But I make the Crockpot Marinara at least once a month, so it’s definitely the most popular in my house, I’ve been making it since the DDOP days!

  158. The Greek Chicken Bowls are my favorite! My boys, who tend to be pretty picky, love it also.

  159. I love the Easy Baked Chicken. So tasty and just delicious in southwest chicken salad. Also love the Crunchwrap and the Mexican street corn. Your recipes are delicious!

  160. I am so glad I found you, your recipes are my go-to! I probably make the stuffed peppers the most! Thank you for creating them!! Happy New Year!

  161. That Italian Beef!!! Changed my life putting in the crockpot for 16+ hours
    I need that meatball bubble up casserole in my life. Happy New Year!

  162. I have made 13/25 of these meals and/or recipes. Not one of them has disappointed! I don’t know why, but I’ve never seen the biscuits and gravy bake. That is definitely being added to my must try pile of recipes. AND the easy bake chicken will also be added. Your recipes truly dull my “dislike” for cooking and meal planning! Thank you so much!

  163. We love so many of your recipes but the street tacos are probably our fav! My little one requests these frequently!

  164. My favorite dish of yours is hands down the white chicken chili! I’m home visiting my parents for the holidays and made it for them tonight for the first time and everyone wanted seconds!

  165. Thank you for all your recipes! My favorite it’s the chicken street tacos and I always have them in the freezer. Your hard work is appreciated!! Happy New Year!

  166. Really love your street chicken tacos and now I can have them without feeling guilty.

  167. Sausage gnocchi soup is soooo good!!!!!! I want to try the Greek chicken bowls when I get a chance to cook again after the new year work kerfuffle is over.

  168. My favorites – ranch carrots greek bowls and your baked chicken. I have tried the chicken and dumplings but my son has made twice for his family

  169. Thank you for all the fantastic recipes! My families favorite is the best ever meatloaf ( never thought I would say that) but it’s hard to choose just one!

  170. Highlight of my day seeing the top 25 Skinnyish Dish Recipes! It’s so hard to pick one favorite from your recipes I’ve loved them all. I have made the creamy white chicken chili more times than any so I’ll say that’s my favorite but I do love the Greek chicken bowls too!!

  171. My favorite (any my husbands favorite) is the Skillet Pickle Chicken. We also do the Ranch Carrots at least once a week. You have all my favorite recipes and never lead us wrong!!

  172. #16 and 25! I’m old and don’t always know what I’m doing on here. My most favorite is not listed but your chicken and rice is awesome!

  173. Love #23 Skillet Pickle Chicken. #22 Chicken French Dips are great to have when the grown kids come home and #9 Easy Baked Chicken because they are so moist and yummy.

  174. Your chicken French dip sandwiches are the bomb! My husband and super picky son even gobbled them down! I’m down 30 lbs thanks to WW and you!!!

  175. That Mexican street corn looks amazing! And the bacon, egg and cheese biscuits but I’m worried my egg would be as nice as yours lol

  176. I’m new here and have no idea which to do first because they all look amazing!! Tomorrow is going to be a rainy day in TN where I live so I’m thinking the crock pot chicken and dumplings!! But I also love a Philly cheese steak and those stuffed peppers look incredible!

  177. My favourite is One Pot Alfredo with bacon and peas, followed closely by Poor Man’s Meal. So good!

  178. My favorite is #21 biscuit and gravy bake. My family loved it on Christmas morning. All your recipes are great.

  179. Yeah! I think there is only 1 of these I have not tried! Your recipes are my favorite hands down! No questions asked!!! I make you crockpot white chicken chili quite a but…love it. One of my top favs from this list that is probably on my menu each week…Easy Baked Chicken! We love it baked, grilled, or air fried!!! And sadly another recipe of yours that didn’t make the list that should have and is definitely on my menu each week…Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes! OMG! So good. What do I still need to try? Believe it or not, your #1…Greek Chicken Bowl! Just not a fan of cucumbers and my hubby isn’t a fan of olives or feta. Keep putting out your great recipes please and I am still really looking forward to a cookbook from you!!! Happy New Year!

  180. We love your recipes! Hard to pick our favorite we love them all. Crockpot lasagna is probably our favorite ♡ we tried the Buffalo chicken and rice last night and my 91 year old father asked if I could add to my list of go to dinners.

  181. I have copied 6 of these that look wonderful.
    I have had Chicken Spaghetti from some places here that sell it frozen, ready to cook after thawing, but they are pretty blah, so this Tex Mex sounds wonderful. We love Chicken & Dumplings, but I never want to roll out the dough and cut the dumplings, so I am excited about dropping them in. Thanks so much for all the great recipes.

  182. So many good choices!!! I think I’m most excited about the Mexican street corn and the pickle chicken!!! Yummy! Happy new year and thanks for the great recipes and the fun giveaway!!

  183. Your white chicken chili is a family favorite! It’s so good! Can’t wait to try some different recipes in 2022

  184. I love the Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers and I’m excited to make the Mexican corn soon!

  185. The white creamy chicken chili is a staple in our home! So much so that I have multiple friends who have become obsessed with it as well.
    Keep the amazing recipes coming in 2022

  186. I love chicken carnitas and white chicken chili. I have tried over half of these and they are all amazing. You are really good at what you do!

  187. White Chicken Chili is one of my fav’s. Made #9 Easy Baked Chicken on Tuesday, was absolutely fabulous. Leftovers went on salads today for lunch. I will definitely be making that one again!!! Chicken French Dips is a household favorite and I have all the ingredients for Chicken & Dumplin Soup and Greek bowls on my shopping list for next week’s dinners!! Love, Love, Love your recipes, keep ’em coming!!! Looking forward to 2022 recipes. #top2021

  188. I am excited to try the Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili! I like that you include the WW personal points for each recipe.

  189. I love the Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili recipe. I make it regularly and have shared it with family. It is easy and delicious. I definitely will be trying the Greek Chicken bowls in 2022! This has been listed as a favorite for some time and trying it is a New Year’s resolution!

  190. Can I say I love every single one of these??!! Right now our current favorite is the white chicken chili. Sooooo good!!

  191. I really want to try the Chicken Street Tacos and Crockpot Creamy White Chicken Chili! I love that you have the WW personal points on each recipe.

    1. I found you this past year and love the Greek chicken bowls. Your recipes are flavorful and easy to make. I can’t wait to try more. I was never really a cook, but now I’m so inspired to try all of the new skinnyish recipes, without all the guilt.

  192. Oh man, so many of my favorites on here! Added chicken and dumplings, mexican street corn, and poor man’s meal to my meal plan for the week!

  193. I love your blog and your recipes! The family favorite is Greek Chicken Bowls! I can’t wait to try some other recipes out soon—I’m really looking forward to trying your biscuits and gravy bake—I think that will be breakfast for New Year’s Day! Happy New Years!

  194. I have not tried it yet because I’m new here, but the Easy Baked Chicken sure looks like something I could add to my list of regulars! Thanks so much for sharing this list of your top 25 recipes for the year. Happy New Year!

  195. Star,
    I absolutely love every meal I’ve ever prepared from your recipes! I even got my dad to like a few skinnyish dish recipes, and he’s a meat-and-potatoes, no-low-fat, all-the-good-stuff kind of guy! Thank you so much for all your wonderful food and inspiration! I think my favorite meal is the one pot bacon cheeseburger pasta, but there are so many great ones! You’re the only place I keep coming back for more, even if it’s the same recipe! You do so well with what you do, and never disappoint in my house! Thank you and Happy New Year!

  196. Oh my goodness, I don’t think I can pick just one favorite. I have made almost everything on the top 25 list, and they are all major hits in our house! My personal favorite would probably be the stuffed peppers, but our family favorite has to be either the Italian beef or the white chicken chili. We make both all the time! I had forgotten about those chicken street tacos! I’m adding those to my list for next week. They are perfect to store in the freezer and pop in the air fryer when I didn’t plan a meal! Thanks for all of your amazing recipes!

  197. Your marinara is definitely a top favorite of our family and a recipe I always get asked to share! Also the classic just baked chicken – so good!!!

  198. We love the chicken French dips!!I always have the ingredients on hand and they are my standby when I have no idea what to make for dinner. And then I have lunch for several days too!

  199. I had forgotten how many of my family favs are your recipes until I looked through this list! My daughter’s fav is white chicken chili, my son’s fav is chicken street tacos, my hubby loves the chicken French dips, and my fav is the chicken & dumpling soup. They’re all SOOOOO good! Wanting to try the beef stuffed peppers soon.

  200. My new favorite is the air fryer chicken fajitas. We have made those several times this month!

  201. This is one of the few mass emails I get that I’m ALWAYS excited to see in my inbox. Star, keep noodling up new recipes for us, because this site is so easy to recommend to friends!

  202. Sausage and Gnocchi Soup! I can’t count how many times I’ve made this soup these last few manths!

  203. I have been following the skinnyish dishes for what feels like forever so many of the recipes are amazing I think our current favorite is slow cooker lasagna!

  204. Pick my favorite?? How on earth am I supposed to do that?? White Chicken Chili…no wait…Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers…or maybe Cowboy’s Meal…or I could go on…

  205. I loved so many of your recipes! Pickle Chicken was a big hit! Also your bacon cheeseburger salad. And loved the Greek chicken bowl too. Thanks for putting this post together, I will try a lot of these too! Happy New Year!

  206. We love the Italian beef!! Can’t wait to try chicken dips and the crockpot marinara in 2022.

  207. Huge fan but somehow I’ve skipped over the your Mexican Street Corn, Star! I’m adding it to the meal plan for next week as we speak!! Looks fantastic.

  208. I love a lot of them, but the one I make the most is the White Chicken Chili in the instant pot. But a close second is the Pickle Chicken. Thanks for all of them!

  209. The cheesy chicken spaghetti bake is one of our very favorites! We also love the pickle chicken and one-pot bacon cheeseburger pasta. Thank you so much for all your recipes, they’re always so delicious!

  210. First of all, thank you SOOOOO much for putting this post together every year!!! I’m sure it takes ALOT of time & energy, so I just want you to know just how much I truly appreciate what you do. All of your recipes are delicious, easy & make eating healthy-ish a lot more enjoyable 🙂 I would have to say your chicken pot pie soup is my FAV!!! Not only is it super yummy, it’s also an easy meal planning recipe. I love making it for dinner, then taking it for my lunch the rest of the week. Your marinara sauce is a very close second. I LOOOVE having it in my freezer!!!!!

  211. I absolutely love all your recipes!!! I thank you for what you do! My favorite is the biscuits and gravy. Happy new year to you and your family

  212. ALL of your recipes are absolutely delicious, but my all-time favorite is the Biscuits and Gravy Bake. When I joined WW I thought I’d never be able to eat biscuits and gravy again without blowing all my points for the week! I was so WRONG!! This dish is soooo good. Thank you for all your hard work and recipes!

  213. I thought # 24 was a “24 cheese chicken spaghetti” LOL. I will try that one anyway, even if there aren’t 24 cheeses. Thanks for this list, it’s awesome! #top2021

  214. Definitely want to try the Greek chicken bowls, the picture always makes my mouth water, but next I will probably do is either the ranch carrots bc I finally got an airfryer/instant pot combo or the Italian beef. Everyone at my house loves Mississippi pot roast so usually that’s what I do, but you’ve really sold me on the idea of trying yours!

  215. Such a tough choice, but I have to say the Chicken Street Tacos!!! I just got an air fryer for Christmas so I can’t wait to try some of the air fryer recipes!!! :o)

  216. I know you said to pick a favorite, but I can’t! Your chicken street tacos, white chicken chili, and bacon breakfast biscuits are all my favorite!! Ack, can’t forget to add those Greek chicken bowls to my list of favorites! I appreciate you and love all of your recipes! You are my go-to!!

  217. So hard to chose just one, but it’s a toss up between mexican street corn and cowboy’s meal because I love quick and easy!

  218. Love them all so hard to chose just one, but I love Mexican street corn and cowboy’s meal the most because they are easy to make!

  219. I have been making your dishes for a couple of years now for our whole family. We all LOVE them! We are a household of 8 and my kiddos are pretty picky but I have never made a recipe of yours that they didn’t love. I have a cookbook i made full of your recipes and it has really helped my husband and i stay on track with our plan to get healthy. What i love about your recipes is how easy and family friendly they all are. The fact that they are healthy is just an awesome bonus! I would say out of your top 25 list our fave go-to meal would be “Cowboy Skillet” with a close second of “Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers”. Thank you so much for all your hard work! Me and my family seriously appreciate it! And so does my waisteline! lol I hope you have an awesome New Year! Thanks again! Sincerely, Teresa

  220. We made the Roasted Veggie Pasta Primavera this week and everyone loved it! All of your recipes are so tasty!

  221. WHITE CHICKEN CHILI!!! Soooo good!! I’ve made that recipe so many times over the years! I want to try the Taco Crunchwrap! Thanks for all your recipes 🙂 haven’t made one I haven’t liked!

  222. Putting the Italian beef in shortly and have chicken carnitas on tap this week-both SO good!!

  223. I’m not a huge breakfast person, but the Biscuits and Gravy bake has been my favorite so far. It was our Thanksgiving morning breakfast!

  224. My favorite this year has been the Philly Cheese Style Stuffed Peppers. I love when I can lighten up a meal and still get my family to love it!

  225. Cheesy chicken spaghetti is a favorite in my house!!! Love that it’s “skinnyish” so I don’t feel guilty about eating pasta!

  226. I see several of my favorite recipes in the top 25. I always keep your marinara in my freezer.

  227. I’ve tried many of your recipes! It’s such a help while doing WW and my hubby has approved of your skinny dishes as well!! Win Win! . My fave is probably chicken salad with grapes! Paired with Naan dippers …. Oh my!! . Thanks for sharing and for all the work you must put into this!!

  228. My absolute favorite recipe of yours is the Crockpot Marinara. It is the only marinara I use now.

  229. I have tried and love so many of your recipes! From the beef and rice taco casserole to mom’s chicken and rice to cowboy meal, they’re all so so good. But my absolute favorite is the white chicken chili followed close by Italian beef. My mouth is watering just thinking about these!

  230. Chicken Bruschetta Spaghetti is one of our all time favorites! Can’t wait to try some more of your recipes! Thank you for being you!

  231. Thank you for putting this together every year! It gives me great inspiration for my meals as I get back to life after the holiday break. My favorites include BEC Biscuit bake, crockpot marinara, and the street corn! I am looking forward to making the crockpot Italian beef and the Greek chicken bowls soon!

    Again, thank you for the #top2021 and sharing your time, talents, and life with us through your blog and Instagram! Happy New Year to you and the family!

  232. Thank you for all you do, sharing all your hard work efforts with us to enjoy. So many great things on my list to try in the coming months. The list grows every day! Lol.

  233. I made the Easy Baked Chicken Breast and we LOVED IT! So good, moist and flavorful… the only way I’ll baked chicken from now on. We used in salads too… yum! Even our pug loved it!

  234. My current favorite is the meatball bubble up bake! I’ve loved everything I’ve tried and can’t wait to try more! Happy New Year!

  235. We have a lot of your recipes in our meal rotation, but Loaded Chicken Bubble Up, White Chicken Chili, and Fajita Pasta are some of our favorites!

  236. It is a toss up. My family absolutely loves the skillet pickle. Hickenlooper while I myself love your recipe for Chipotle beans!!

  237. I love all your recipes I have tried but if I had to pick one it’s the crockpot white chicken chili! It is my 9 year old son’s fave & whenever I take it anywhere I get multiple requests for the recipe. I also must say I love your authenticity! Keep being you!

  238. You are absolutely one of my favorite places to find new recipes. So many bloggers have fancy food, but I appreciate your down home, comfort foods!!!! My favorite on this list is chicken pot pie soup which I have been craving lately.

  239. I love the chicken carnitas but am planning on trying the pickle chicken this week and many others in this top 25. Thanks for all you do and share with us. Here is to your 2022 being way better than 2021

  240. The Greek bowls and white chicken chili are two of my favorite recipes ever and clearly others agree. I was so happy to see they made the list. I definitely want to try the Italian beef soon as well as the crockpot marinara. Your recipes are awesome and I love reading your blog which is rare for me. I normally just skip
    To the content.

  241. I plan to use this list as my meal prep guide for the new year! I knew White chicken chili would be up there!!!! Can’t wait to try them all. Bought some mini carrots for the air fryer ranch !

  242. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! I love your recipes. We’ve yet to try your Philly Cheese Steak Style Stuffed Peppers or any of the bubble up
    Recipes so I’m looking forward to that. Thanks for sharing with us and Happy New Year to you and yours!! ❤️

  243. Hands down, Italian Sausage Gnocchi Soup is our favorite…love the street tacos also.

  244. I LOVE your recipes! Everyone I’ve tried has been delicious! Favorite is the Skillet Pickle Chicken & making the Air Fryer Roasted Baby Carrots this week.

  245. So many great recipes! My faves are white chicken chili, crockpot marinara, street chicken tacos and mexican corn. I’ll have to give the #1 recipe a try now! Wishing you a wonderful 2022!

  246. My favorites are the Mexican Corn and the Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings. Thank you for all your recipes. I look forward to trying some new ones. Happy New Years!!

  247. The Creamy White Chicken Chili is one of my favorite recipes of all time! But there are sooo many good ones on this list! Mexican street corn, cheesy chicken spaghetti, taco crony cheese wrap. I could go on and on!

  248. We love the biscuit and sausage bake and Philly stuffed peppers in our house and are on constant repeat. Everything we have tried has been a hit!

  249. I love so many of your recipes! White chicken chili, Monterey chicken, bacon cheeseburger chili… the Loaded chicken bubble up bake has been in heavy rotation here lately! Yum!

  250. Love the crockpot bbq pulled chicken, and Christmas chocolate chip cookies are a staple in this house for all holidays!

  251. You are truly one of my favorite food bloggers. I love how you keep it 100. One of the recipes that sticks out moat for me this year was the Crunchwrap in the air fryer. So so good! Can’t wait to try many more of your recipes!

  252. I’ve tried several of the dishes in your Top 25 list and all have been a hit with my family. Italian beef is hard to beat and the Mediterranean chicken salad is a fav as well. I look forward to trying even more on your dishes in 2022.
    Happy New Year!!

  253. Omgsh! I’ve been following you for awhile now….and I just love how simple but delicious your recipes are 🙂 I will say I have been eyeing that Taco Crunch Wrap recipe for some time now and 2022 will be the year it gets done in my kitchen haha

  254. I love the bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits! I freeze for when I need a quick bite. My FAVORITE that I don’t see in top 25 was the zoodle recipe you mixed with your pasta. I’ve had that so many times in last couple months. I thought I hated squash with the exception of butternut squash, but I guess I don’t now.

    I saw so many in the top 25 I’ve made and loved- Mexican corn salad, street tacos, French Dip Chicken sandwiches, Greek bowls (yay for more Greek food recipes in 2022!), I mean…you don’t put out a bad recipe. I can’t wait to make the meatball bubble casserole. That looks amazing!

    Thank you for all the inspiration! I love to cook but sometimes it’s hard to know what to make and I get so bored. I feel like you give me the refresh I need when I hit a lull. Hope you have an amazing 2022!

    1. I need to add that zoodle recipe to the blog! It’s one of those recipes I always make last minute and always forget to put on the blog!

  255. We make SO many of your recipes. I would guess we make the crockpot white chicken chili the most…almost weekly!!!

  256. How?! How is my all time favorite recipe only at #19?! I bet it’s because people don’t know how great the BBQ pulled chicken is with that amazing coleslaw bonus recipe!

  257. I’ve seriously never tried a bad recipe from you. From this list I’ve tried biscuits n gravy bake, creamy white chicken chili, and the greek chicken bowl. The biscuits bake and greek bowl were my favorites! Adding so many new recipes to my list now like cheesy chicken spaghetti, slow cooker chicken carnitas, monterey chicken, meatball bubble up bake, taco crunchwrap, stuffed peppers, chicken bubble up bake, and chicken & dumplings. Whew, I got a lot of cooking to do lol.

  258. I have been wanting to try your pickle chicken for forever! But I have made your breakfast sandwiches and loved them!

  259. I’m with your mom! Chicken subs. Yum! I have to try all the rest! The Greek bowls and pickle chicken sound exciting. Happy New Year!

  260. My family loves the Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas, Greek Chicken Bowls, Pickle Chicken and Mexican Street Corn, among many others! We make your meals every night of the week! Baby approved too!

  261. Gosh so many favorites it’s hard to pick a favorite! Currently have the chicken and dumplings in the crockpot, but I have to say I loveeeee the chicken salad recipe. It’s so easy and so fresh. I brought it to a girlfriend when she had her baby and she asked for the recipe! Star you’re my favorite and I feel like our taste buds are aligned because I love EVERYTHING you make!

  262. My top 2 favorite skinnyishdish recipes are, hands down, the Pickle skillet chicken and the easy bake chicken. To be honest, my family has loved every skinnyishdish recipe I’ve made. So glad I stumbled on skinnyishdish on Instagram.

  263. I’ve LOVED all Star’s recipes but my favorite has to be the Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers!

    1. Meatball bubble up is my #1 fav go to dinner! Thank you so much. My boyfriend goes back for seconds everytime.

  264. Philly cheese steak stuff peppers was the first recipe of yours I tried and it is one of my absolute favourites!!

  265. I love all your recipes, however, or house thinks your Beef and Taco Casserole should have made the list. My 88 year old mother would eat it everyday if I would cook it. 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  266. Skillet pickle chicken is by far my favorite on this list! It was actually the first recipe that brought me to this site and one I keep going back to. One I want to try in 2022 is the crockpot marinara.

  267. I love them all! Don’t know what I’d do without your recipes. I have the Denver Omelet bake almost weekly for meal prep. Your white chicken chili, chicken con broccoli, bacon cheeseburger chili, cheeseburger bowls and creamy chicken noodle soup allll in rotation.

  268. I love them all! Don’t know what I’d do without your recipes. I have the Denver Omelet bake almost weekly for meal prep. Your white chicken chili, chicken con broccoli, bacon cheeseburger chili, cheeseburger bowls and creamy chicken noodle soup allll in rotation.

  269. My favorite recipes are Meatball Sub Bubble Up Bake, Bacon Cheeseburger Bowls, Sausage Pancake Muffins, Biscuits N Gravy Bake, and Taco Crunchwraps. We have many of your recipes on repeat at our house. Thank you for all you do!

  270. Every recipe I’ve tried of yours is so delicious but my favorite one is the creamy sweet corn pasta salad. It is so easy and flavorful! I love making a bog batch and bring it to a bbq!

  271. We love all the recipes Star! Your name is spoken in this household on a regular basis. Haha. The pickle skillet chicken, white chicken chili, air fryer Monterey chicken, marinara, street tacos…everything you touch is a winner. Can’t wait to try the stuffed peppers. Thank you for all you do to make our lives in the kitchen easier!! Thank you for everything!!

  272. I’ve made the chicken street tacos, marinara sauce and white chicken chili too many times to count. I haven’t found a recipe yet that won’t be on repeat! My newest fave is the crockpot chicken and dumplings. So good!

  273. We love the Greek chicken bowls, skillet pickle chicken, slow cooker chicken and dumplings….well all of your recipes. But I think our favorite is Sausage and gnocchi soup. We have made it for Christmas Day the last 2 years. Such good flavor.

  274. My all-time fave recipe of yours is the Italian Beef!! It’s so versatile; I can use it as sammys or just by itself. #top2021

  275. My game changer has been the air fryer ranch carrots. They are great as a snack or a sub for French fries. I can’t believe I have missed the Greek bowl. Its now on the list!

  276. Our family loves your bubble up bale recipes! So easy and kid friendly. I also recently made your crockpot marinara and omg. I might never buy jarred sauce again.

  277. My favorite, sausage gnocchi soup, didn’t make the list, but so many good ones did! White chicken chili, crockpot marinara, chicken French dips, chicken pot pie soup are all staples! I love all of your recipes and thank you for all you do for us!

    1. Italian Beef and Chicken French Dips are my favorites and are on meal rotation very often! Honestly, I haven’t made a recipe from you that we haven’t liked. You are one of my favorites! Happy New Year!

  278. Favorites? There are so many! Those that come to mind first are your bubble ups, followed closely by the Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers. I was longing for a breakfast casserole type dish but was leery of the calories and fat in the traditional ones. Yours fit the bill, especially for company!

  279. Meatball Sub Bubble Up is our favorite! Literally no leftovers! Really excited to try a bunch more of your recipes next year (pickle chicken!).

  280. I wrote a really long comment and it didn’t post. So I’m just going to shorten it up. I have only made the Philly cheese stuffed peppers a few times and they are amazing! There are so many others I’m going to try! Thank you!

  281. I love so many of your recipes, but White Chicken Chili is my very favorite! It’s so easy and delicious. I love taking it to work for lunch and my kids love dipping tortilla chips in it.

  282. Skillet pickle chicken and chicken street tacos are a staple in my house! One day soon I’ll make the white chicken chili!

  283. I’m fairly new to following you and the only thing I’ve made so far is the Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers. They are amazing! I’ve been meaning to try your breakfast sandwiches. I’m going to make them this weekend so that we have them for next week. Others I’m excited to try are the Mexican street corn (I ❤️❤️❤️ Mexican street corn). Biscuit and gravy bake. I’ve never made anything biscuit and gravy like but I love it. Crockpot marinara is definitely on the list. I can’t wait to make meatball sub bubble up bake. Crunchwrap is also on my list. We love steak street tacos but they get pricy so I don’t make them a ton. But I’ll definitely try the chicken so we can have it more. Loaded bubble up bake will soon be a meal here. I’ve never made bubble up anything but I’m definitely going to try. I love chicken salad and I’m excited to try yours! Bacon egg and cheese biscuit bake will be the next breakfast meal I make after the breakfast sandwiches. I make a Greek chicken power bowl I love but this also looks like a must try soon!

  284. It is hard to pick one favorite. We eat so many of your recipes. We love Chicken French dips and Monterey Chicken. Kalua Pork didn’t make the list, but it is so good.

  285. I have soooo many favorites. But I have to say the white chicken chili is a winner in our house. It’s a great comfort food recipe and I love that it makes leftovers! I also really love the Greek chicken bowls, it’s all of my favorite things combined for a great meal prep!

  286. I love the chicken street tacos, but I am FINALLY going to try making the famous crockpot marinara! Bought the ingredients and it’s ready to roll!

  287. It’s hard to choose a favorite! I love your white chicken chili, but I just made your chicken pot pie soup the other day and that was amazing too! My husband loves your slow cooker lasagna (which is amazing because he’s super picky and tends to hate my healthier versions of foods). I think my favorite recipe of yours is the Santa Monster Cookies. I’ve made multiple batches this holiday season because everybody just loved them!

  288. I’m not sure if my first post went through, did it on my phone and it was acting wonky. Anyway, I love your recipes! The Greek Chicken Bowl is my go to lunch to take to school, makes the other teachers jealous! I love a meal prep and that one is so easy.

    1. #top2021
      My favorites and not in order:
      Chicken French dips, crockpot marinara, easy baked chicken, sausage gravy biscuit bake–all on rotation in my home. I forgot about pickle chicken! Will have to add that one again….and for thr new year I’ll have to try your Greek bowls. Thank you for all you do. Happy New Year and I hope 2022 is good to you and your sweet fam.

  289. Beef and rice taco casserole is a favorite in our house. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes in 2022!

  290. Love all of your recipes, hard to choose a favorite. Trying a couple new ones I haven’t made yet next week. Keep up the great work!

  291. Not on the list but my husband ‘s favorite is your meatloaf, I make it at least once a month. Thanks for the chance and many blessings in the new year!

    1. I’m honestly a little sad the meatloaf didn’t make it. It was on the top list last year. It’s totally a favorite of mine!