The 25 Best Recipes in the World

I’m a quant so I like to screen, sort, and rank till I’m blue in the face.  So, since cooking is basically just formulas, I’ve always wondered why cooking doesn’t work the same way.  Why can I crowdsource cooking to find the best recipes?  I get that we don’t all have the same tastes, but you should be able to at least rank the top recipes and exclude all the garbage, right?  Similar to movie rankings, there is a good chance that 95% on Rotten Tomatoes is a lot better than that 25%…

So, I’m trying an experiment and below I took the time to find the five most popular/highest rated recipes on the top five cooking blogs.  Some didn’t have reviews so I had to find the top five through other means (like top pins on Pinterest).  You’ll definitely notice some trends – like lots of comfort food and big use of the slow cooker.

I’m going to go through and make them all and will report back at the end of the summer!  Let me know if you have any other ideas…



World’s Best Lasagna

9954 reviews

Banana Banana Bread

9005 reviews

Good Old Fashioned Pancakes

8331 reviews

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

6644 reviews

Easy Sugar Cookies

4554 reviews



Food network

Good Eats Roast Turkey

5236 reviews

The Chewy

1107 reviews

Who Loves Ya Baby Back?

1006 reviews

Mac and Cheese

916 Reviews

Chicken Enchiladas

831 reviews

Bourbon Chicken

2939 reviews

To Die for Crock Pot Roast

1644 reviews

Crock Pot Chicken with Black Beans

1609 reviews

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

1436 reviews

Best Ever Banana Cake with Cream Cheese

1255 reviews


Thekitchn (no review #s, so had to use Pinterest)

Sparkling White Peach Sangria

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

Slow-Cooker Barbacoa Beef

No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata



Double Chocolate Layer Cake

1582 reviews

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

971 reviews

Chicken Curry with Cashews

717 reviews

My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken

700 reviews

Triple Layer Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

700 reviews



Yummly (These below may be questionable, as they are ranked by pageviews and not reviews.)

Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Fries


Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus


Better than Sex Brisket


Baked Herb Salmon


Detox Smoothie