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Top 10 Recipes of 2022


Are we crazy, or did 2022 actually feel normal? Or is it just our new normal? It’s hard to tell, but Paula was back in full force visiting restaurants and hosting book signings. Some highlights of the year included celebrating Paula’s 75th birthday; her trip to Pigeon Forge, TN, with the entire family for Thanksgiving dinner at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and a tree lighting at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud; and continuing to really settle into her new house. While she and Michael moved in in 2021, 2022 was when they really were able to make it a home. And of course, as promised, Paula has kept up with her Love & Best Dishes videos on her YouTube channel, including bringing back her 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, which, after skipping it last year in lieu of a variety of holiday favorites, was resurrected after a loud outcry from her online friends.

So to cap off another wonderful year, we’re continuing on with our end-of-year tradition in sharing the 10 most popular recipes of 2022 on It’s the perfect time of year to reflect on those most-loved recipes of the year, don’t you think?

Were there any surprises in 2022’s top 10? Did your favorite Paula Deen recipe make the top 10 for 2022? Share with us in the comments below!

10. Southern Cornbread StuffingThis holiday must-have hasn’t been seen on this list since 2019, but we’re happy to welcome it back! This Southern dressing recipe gained most of its views, unsurprisingly, in November and December. That’s right, this recipe cracked the top 10 within two months! With a cult following like that, it kind of makes those of you who have yet to try it what you’re missing, right?

2021 ranking: N/A

9. Southern Green Bean CasseroleAs you’ll soon see, Paula’s vegetable casseroles have had a moment this year, taking up 3 of the top 10 spots. First up is Paula’s Southern green bean casserole recipe, which is an absolute classic! While it, too, hasn’t made an appearance on this list since 2019, it should come as no surprise that it’s back to those of y’all who have tried it.

2021 ranking: N/A

8. Broccoli CasseroleLast year’s second most popular is this year’s 8th! While it has lost a little ground over the last year, there’s no questioning that this cozy broccoli casserole side dish is a must-have on tables across the country. From holiday tables to neighborhood potlucks, this veggie side dish is undeniably delicious!

2021 ranking: 2

7. The Lady’s Cheesy MacPaula Deen is renowned for her gooey baked Southern mac & cheese recipe, and it’s popularity continues to soar this year, up one spot from last year. If there’s one thing that kids and adults can all agree on, it’s that Paula’s macaroni & cheese is mouthwateringly delicious!

2021 ranking: 8

6. Southern Biscuits– While it may have slipped a few spots in the ranking, Paula’s Southern biscuits recipe still holds a respectable spot on this year’s top 10 list. Served alongside breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s never a bad time for Paula Deen’s homemade biscuits.

2021 ranking: 3

5. Southern Peach CobblerYou already know that your favorite Georgia peach makes one heck of a peach cobbler. This dump-and-bake cobbler recipe couldn’t get much easier to make. It’s perfectly sweet and best served with rich and creamy vanilla ice cream!

2021 ranking: 6

4. Original Gooey Butter Cake– We can’t count the number of iterations Paula has created in all the years she’s been making gooey butter cake, but the numbers don’t lie! Her original gooey butter cake is not only the most popular of all her tasty versions, but it’s also one of the most popular recipes on all of

2021 ranking: 5

3. Old-Fashioned Meatloaf, AKA, Basic Meatloaf– Also up one spot from last year, this classic family dinner recipe is the third most popular recipe of 2022 on, and it’s proof that some things never go out of style! Give Paula’s classic meatloaf a recipe a try, and you’ll see why it’s so beloved.

2021 ranking: 4

2. Corn CasseroleWow, what a jump, y’all! Taking the leap from #7 to #2, is Paula’s easy corn casserole recipe. Paula’s corn casserole is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with everything from fried chicken and BBQ to an Easter ham and a Thanksgiving turkey, so it’s no surprise that it was the second most popular recipe of the year.

2021 ranking: 7

1. Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana PuddingAnd a drumroll please…for the fourth straight year, Paula’s easy banana pudding recipe tops the charts! Perfect for holidays, potlucks, and, really, any sort of get-together, it’s no surprise that this decadent year-round staple remains at #1.

2021 ranking: 1

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