America’s Test Kitchen’s Most Popular Recipes of 2018

This year featured a healthy balance of sweet and savory.

Published Dec. 23, 2018.

We love year-end lists and taking the opportunity to reflect on some of our tastiest bites of the last 12 months that made it into your kitchens and onto your tables. Out of the hundreds of recipes on this website, here are the 10 recipes that received the most pageviews in 2018, as well as a web member's review of each one.

1. Cast Iron Steaks with Herb Butter

“We've used this method a dozen times and don't see ANY reason to ever change. The grill still gets used, but not for steaks. We get consistent results and can't imagine a better "home" method to rival the steakhouse. We also wipe the cast iron pan and throw in asparagus for roasting while the oven’s hot and the steaks rest. DELICIOUS.” — Russ A. [VIEW RECIPE]

2. Simple Stovetop Mac and Cheese

“Having made several different mac & cheese recipes from both ATK as well as some other trusted sources, I think this is my new go-to recipe. Really tasty and super quick. I'm also a big fan of the technique of cooking pasta in just enough water to incorporate what is left into a sauce.” — David R. [VIEW RECIPE]

3. Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

“These are the best. This is my go-to recipe and I make them frequently. They are always perfect. Thank you for creating something so delicious!” — Heather W. [VIEW RECIPE]

4. Turkey Meatloaf with Ketchup and Brown Butter Glaze

“The absolute best meatloaf. Will probably never use ground beef again. It was moist and oh so very tasty!” — Dwayne H. [VIEW RECIPE]

5. Everyday Pad Thai

"Just. . . wow. Never thought I'd be able to make this at home—but I did! And this is no exaggeration, it's better than take out." — Karen K. [VIEW RECIPE]

6. Best Ground Beef Chili

"I made this chili yesterday. Easily one of the best recipes I've had in 20 years of following ATK. The oven method produces beef so tender it melts in your mouth." — Terrence E. [VIEW RECIPE]

7. Millionaire's Shortbread

"Hands down Millionaire's Shortbread was [this] year's favorite addition to my annual winter solstice cookie tins that I send to my family and friends. Next year I am sending Millionaire's Shortbread exclusively! Rich taste for everyone." — Gina D. [VIEW RECIPE]

8. Chocolate Sheet Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

"I followed the recipe exactly and it was fantastic. I used the exact ingredients and took it out when there were still a few crumbs sticking to the toothpick. It was wonderfully moist. The frosting went perfectly with the cake. It was just as delicious the next day." — Barbara R. [VIEW RECIPE]

9. Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

"First thought. . . OMG!!! How can a chocolate chip cookie get better? This is the answer. I may never make a regular chocolate chip cookie again :) Cakey, moist & chocolaty." — Diane P. [VIEW RECIPE]

10. Best Baked Potatoes

"How on God's green earth can a change in cooking method transform a potato from something tasty to something sublime? I honestly almost rolled my eyes at the thought of a "recipe" for a baked potato. . . but now, the scales have fallen from my eyes! These were extraordinary, and fully worthy of acclaim. I'm not kidding!" — Sharon B. [VIEW RECIPE]

What were your favorite recipes of 2018? Let us know in the comments!

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