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Our Most Popular Recipes from 2023

Daniel Hautzinger
A yellow bowl of sesame noodles on a blue background with chopsticks
Sesame Noodles from 'America's Test Kitchen's new 'A Very Chinese Cookbook' topped our list. Credit: Kevin White for America's Test Kitchen

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We toured the globe in our selection of recipes this year, but the cuisine of one country stood out: of our five most viewed recipes published this year, two are Chinese. Maybe their popularity can be explained in part by their ease and speed; they’re high-flavor, low-effort meals, perfect for a weeknight.

Explore all the rest of our recipes at, and start looking forward to even more recipes in 2024, as a new season of America’s Test Kitchen premieres alongside Homemade Live! and Mary Berry Cook and Share, all on January 6.

Here are our five most viewed recipes of 2023. Here’s to more cooking the in the new year!

Sesame Noodles

This fast and easy recipe can be ready in as quickly as fifteen minutes, Kevin Pang, the author of America's Test Kitchen's new A Very Chinese Cookbook says. He and his father wrote the book; he's a former Chicago Tribune reporter and resident of the Chicago area, and spoke to us about the cookbook and his relationship with his father.

Lula Cafe's Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

This Indonesian-inspired soup is the one that started it all for Chicago's adored Lula Cafe, which released a cookbook of some of its seasonal, vibrant recipes this year in its twenty-fourth year of business. Chef Jason Hammel also reminisced on the history of the restaurant with us. 

San Diego Fish Tacos

Sure, winter is not typically a season you associate with fish tacos, but why not let this Cook's Country recipe transport you to warmer months? Or just wait until summer comes and break out this dish. 

S'mores Bars

Another recipe that might call to mind summer nights outdoors, but this one from Milk Street definitely doesn't have to be limited to al fresco weather. Bake them and pretend you're sitting around a campfire with a cool – not freezing – breeze.

Xīhóngshì Chăo Jīdàn (Chinese Stir-Fried Tomatoes and Eggs)

Like the sesame noodles, these Chinese stir-fried tomatoes and eggs from America's Test Kitchen make a great weeknight meal out of pantry staples. This one is not included in A Very Chinese Cookbook.