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America’s Test Kitchen’s Most-Saved Recipes, 2023 Edition

These are the recipes our digital members favorited the most this year.
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Published Dec. 27, 2023.

There are lots of ways to define a recipe’s popularity. One of our favorites is by looking at the number of times it was saved to our users’ Favorites.

Whether it was because they made it and loved it, or just wanted to (digitally) bookmark it for another day, saving a recipe is a vote of confidence.

(We’ve been publishing monthly installments of our most-saved recipes since August. Check out past lists.)

If you’re a new member and have never saved recipes before, simply click this button on the recipe pages of our website, or look for the little flag in the upper right of recipes in the app:

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Collect, organize, and enjoy as many as you want.

A hearty thank-you to all of you who have filled your recipe boxes with our delicious, failproof recipes this year. There’s nothing better than seeing our recipes enjoyed in your homes.

So which recipes did our subscribers save the most this year? Let’s count down the top 10—five from Cooks Country and five from Cooks Illustratedeach with a (lightly edited) comment from a home cook who’s prepared the recipe.

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1. Greek Chicken

This Cooks Country recipe from Bryan Roof tops the list for good reason. Inspired by the Greek chicken from Johnny’s Restaurant in Homewood, Alabama, the chicken is tender and juicy, marinated and roasted to perfection and flavored with tons of herbs and lemon. Subscriber Tracey W. said, “So delicious and very easy! Loved this restaurant-worthy dish! Will be making it regularly.”

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Greek Chicken

This Alabama restaurant favorite mixes Greek-inspired flavors with a few Southern sensibilities.
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2. Bratkartoffeln (German Fried Potatoes)

Is there anything better than fried potatoes? Turns out, yes. This German-style dish douses sliced spuds in crispy bacon and caramelized onions. This recipe, from Cooks Illustrateds Erica Turner, even makes for great leftovers. As subscriber Michele J. said, “Wonderful balanced flavors. Three days later we had leftovers with an egg for breakfast. Very tasty—will add it to my breakfast menu for my guests!”

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Bratkartoffeln (German Fried Potatoes)

A jumble of sliced spuds, onions, and bacon, bratkartoffeln is a simple pleasure.
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3. Pasta e Fagioli

This hearty pasta and bean soup is Italian American comfort food at its best. In this Cooks Country recipe, the pasta gets cooked right in the soup. This dish is sure to keep you cozy and satisfied on chilly nights. Per subscriber Rae H., “My sweetheart suggested we make a gigantic batch and just eat this all winter.”

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Pasta e Fagioli

This hearty pasta and bean soup is Italian American comfort food at its best.
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4. Pasta alla Zozzona

As recipe author Erica Turner learned in her research, pasta alla zozzona is a fusion of two Roman classics, Amatriciana and carbonara. The combination of pork sausage and onions makes this incredibly comforting. Take it from subscriber Ty K: “The best pasta sauce I have EVER made; incredible. Guanciale is amazing. I found the recipe very easy, but the yield was incredible, and the leftovers are wonderful for days.”

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Pasta alla Zozzona

An unorthodox union of carbonara and Amatriciana, pasta alla zozzona is peak decadence.
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5. Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

No surprise, as this Cooks Illustrated recipe is one of our most popular of all time. If crisp edges, a chewy center, and rich toffee flavor is your thing, then this is the chocolate chip cookies recipe for you. Subscriber Jane E. said, “These cookies really live up to their name . . . they’re PERFECT! This is my new ‘go-to’ chocolate chip cookie recipe!” 

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

We set out to achieve a cookie that was crisp at the edges, chewy in the middle, and full of rich toffee flavor. The result? One of our most popular recipes of all time.
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6. Murgh Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Rich, creamy, vibrant, and complex. This Cooks Illustrated recipe is one of my personal favorites, and apparently also one of subscriber Jorge O.’s, who commented, “I have made this dish more than a dozen times and it NEVER. DISAPPOINTS. The sauce is, dare I say, ‘foolproof’ and the overall flavor of the dish is outstanding. I have had dinner guests request this dish when invited over!”

Recipe

Murgh Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Of course it should be rich and creamy. But for a version of this restaurant classic that’s vibrant and complex, there’s more to consider than the namesake ingredient.  
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7. Blueberry Biscuits

These fluffy, buttery handhelds from Cooks Countrys Morgan Bolling are the perfect combination of biscuit and muffin. They’re perfectly sweet, slightly salty, and chock full of fresh blueberries. We highly recommend, but as subscriber Lawrence R. warned, be careful: “I can’t make these very often because when I do I’m strongly tempted to eat the entire pan myself. They are so delicious!”

Recipe

Blueberry Biscuits

Why eat a blueberry muffin when you can have a fluffy, buttery blueberry biscuit instead?
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8. Briam

Briam is a simple but dynamic dish of potatoes, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini bathed in olive oil. This Greek slow-roasted veggie dish is hearty enough for a main but also makes for one killer side. 

Serve with crusty bread for dunking and this Cooks Illustrated recipe will wow your guests. As subscriber Cris H. says, “Wow! This was fantastic. I made two of them for friends and it was a gigantic hit. You guys make me look good! I’ll make this again and again.”

Recipe

Briam

Greek cooks slow-roast vegetables in olive oil and pair them with good bread for a lush, laid-back meal.
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9. Ultimate Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Missing warm summer days? Make this beautifully layered, complex, smoky sandwich from Cooks Country. Marinated eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, and onion take center stage pressed between a giant loaf of ciabatta. The basil mayonnaise and fresh mozzarella don’t hurt, either. 

Subscriber Josie B. found this to be a real winner: “I followed the recipe exactly as written. This was SO delicious! From the first bite to the last, we were very impressed and agreed that this was the best sandwich we've ever had! Each component was delicious by itself but when put together . . . wow!”

Recipe

Ultimate Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Smoky grilled vegetables, melted mozzarella, and basil mayo take this sandwich over the top.
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10. Quesabirria Tacos

If you’re looking for a Sunday project recipe, this Cooks Country recipe is for you. Beef chuck gets braised with guajillo peppers and lots of warm spices. The reserved braising liquid gets blended into a dunkable sauce for your finished tacos. 

This is comfort food at its finest. And, per digital member Lauren M., anyone can make them: “Loved it, very flavorful. Even my husband (who doesn’t cook—yes, I know I’ve made questionable decisions in life) was able to cook this. Love how everything just goes in one pot.”

Recipe

Quesabirria Tacos

A Tucson original with his own spin.
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