TIY's 15 Most Popular Recipes

March 11, 2016

TIY's 15 Most Popular Recipes


The Internet is a strange (but awesome) place.
I’ve been at this blogging thing now for over four years and I still don’t understand many things that happen on TheIronYou (i.e., my blog).
I feel like I’m starting to know you guys better and that I’m able to predict the kind of recipes you’d like to see on here.
So I really don’t understand why one recipe goes viral while another one — that I believe is just as awesome — doesn’t.
It’s a mystery that I won’t ever really comprehend. I just have to accept it for what it is: some recipes become popular, others don’t. That’s just the way it is.
Still, when the Internet speaks, my job is to listen.
So without further ado, here, in order, are TheIronYou’s 15 most popular recipes of all time.
Not surprisingly there’s a lot of cauliflower crust, some curries, a couple of casserole, and even a pudding.
From 1 to 15, here they are!

1. Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese — THE most popular recipe on the blog with over 1mio pageviews alone. This recipe is the very definition of going viral!

Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese


2. Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala — Pinterest loves this recipe just as much as I do. It's one of my fave curries and dead easy to make.

Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken Tikka Masala


3. Cauliflower Crust Calzone — Folding a cauliflower pizza in half after putting your favorite toppings on it makes for one amazing meal. Trust me on this one!

Cauliflower Crust Calzone


4. Cauliflower Crust Stromboli — Maybe even better than cauliflower crust calzone, just maybe…

Cauliflower Crust Stromboli


5. Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding — A super silky and smooth raw pudding that has won rave reviews from all who have tried it!

Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding


6. Cauliflower Crust Garlic Breadsticks — I don’t make these enough – when I do, I’m like “Ooh, need to make these more often!

Cauliflower Crust Garlic Breadsticks


7. Spicy Mexican Quinoa Casserole — Couz Dan LOVES this quinoa bake. I’m sure you’ll do too!

Spicy Mexican Quinoa Casserole


8. Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Coconut Curry Chicken — This recipe went viral on Reddit and as  a die-hard redditor I was super proud of that!

Easy Creamy Crock-Pot Coconut Curry Chicken


9. Bruschetta Quinoa Casserole — This is nephew Matt's fave recipe. He calls it “Pizza Quinoa” and asks for it every single time he comes over for dinner.

Bruschetta Quinoa Casserole


10. (Paleo) Cinnamon Roll In A Mug — You guys REALLY love this recipe. I get a positive comment/email/message about it almost every day.

(Paleo) Cinnamon Roll In A Mug


11. Garlic Butter Zoodles with Herbs — Zoodles are awesome, this recipe is proof.

Garlic Butter Zoodles with Herbs


12. Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash with Baked Eggs — Nourishing, delicious, comforting, and so easy.

Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Hash with Baked Eggs


13. Cauliflower Noodle Lasagna — Editors at the HuffPost love this recipe. A lot of you guys do too!

Cauliflower Noodle Lasagna


14. The Best Eggplant Patties — Readers keep making these patties, and though they complain that their never look as pretty as mine they LOVE the taste.

The Best Eggplant Patties


15. 5 Napkin Meatballs with Rosemary Aioli — Not sure about this recipe? Read the readers’ comments at the bottom of the post...

5 Napkin Meatballs with Rosemary Aioli

10 comments:

  1. Ah Mike, this post gives me life! I've been working my way through your unbelievably tasty recipes for a while now, but now I know which ones to move to the top of the priority list. Thank you! And btw, my favorite so far is #15...those meatballs with aioli are to die for!

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  2. So glad I stumbled upon your site, everything I've tried is a keeper, thanks.

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  3. Ok, here is the most important question - how on Earth did you figure out that March 11 is my Birthday, and you made this post as a gift for me????

    ;-)

    Love it! I am set on trying your crockpot creamy chicken very very soon.... (I got a crockpot a couple of months ago and we are still like newlyweds)

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  4. I have some of that crockpot chicken tikka masala cooking right now! I made it for the first time about 6 weeks ago and it was delicious. Smells incredible, can't wait for dinner tonight!

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  5. I have some of that crockpot chicken tikka masala cooking right now! I made it for the first time about 6 weeks ago and it was delicious. Smells incredible, can't wait for dinner tonight!

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  6. Thanks for this round-up! The avocado pudding is my favorite quick dessert! Ive tried just about everything on this list, except for the meatballs. Super excited to try those tomorrow and then use the leftover caramelized onions for that sweet potato hash on Sunday morning :)

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  7. Hi Mike, great line-up of recipes, love all of these especially the cauliflower ones. I certainly do not understand why some things go viral and others don't, it's a total mystery.

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  8. I remember seeing many of these when they were nothing but wee, young blog posts just setting out to make their name in the internet. And now they are famous. It almost brings a tear to my eye. (I'm also drooling over the deliciousness up there, too...thanks, Mike!) #WolfpackProudParent

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  9. Just made the 5 napkin meatballs with rosemary aioli sauce for dinner. Got rave reviews from my family.

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  10. Yes, yes and yes! Love your cauliflower crust garlic breadsticks!!!!

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