Top 10 Recipes of 2022

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2022 is a wrap, friends! We’re so grateful to have you in this community and LOVE seeing your comments, photos, and reactions to each recipe we share. Thank you SO much for celebrating delicious food with us!

To commemorate the year, we’ve gathered the top 10 BEST recipes on Minimalist Baker this year, as voted by YOU! These are the BEST of the best (4.9+ out of 5 stars with more than 20 ratings). Scroll through to see what everyone loved and add any you haven’t tried yet to your must-try list!

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Top 10 Recipes

Cast iron pan of cheesy vegan pizza beans topped with fresh basil
Cheesy Vegan Pizza Beans (30 Minutes!)
Savory, saucy, and CHEESY white beans that taste like pizza! An easy, comforting, plant-based entrée with just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required!
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Two pumpkin black bean enchiladas on a plate drizzled with avocado crema
Pumpkin Black Bean Enchiladas (GF Optional)
Smoky and satisfying black bean enchiladas with creamy pumpkin enchilada sauce! Plant-based and (optionally) gluten-free, with just 8 ingredients required!
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Gold spoon in a bowl of creamy tuscan soup with white beans and kale
Creamy Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup (1 Pot!)
Comforting, creamy Tuscan-inspired soup with white beans, kale, tomatoes, and herbs! Warming, savory, hearty, and full of nourishing veggies and fiber-rich beans. Just 1 pot required!
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Dessert cup and spoonful of our vegan tiramisu pudding recipe
Vegan Tiramisu Pudding Cups
Creamy, rich vegan pudding infused with the flavors of tiramisu! An easy, decadent, no-bake dessert made with just 7 simple ingredients.
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Limes, cilantro, and peanuts on a bowl of our sesame noodle salad recipe
Creamy Sesame Noodle Salad (30 Minutes!)
Creamy and satisfying sesame noodle salad that’s perfect for picnics or BBQs! A great side dish to serve with tempeh, tofu, or chicken skewers. Just 30 minutes required!
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Holding a bowl of fresh celery salad
Vibrant Celery Salad with Dates & Pistachios
Fresh & crunchy celery salad with dates, mandarins, and pistachios! The perfect way to use up leftover celery. Just 15 minutes, 1 bowl, and 8 ingredients required!
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Dipping a grilled cheese sandwich into a bowl of tomato soup
Super Garlicky Tomato Soup with Smashed White Beans
An intensely garlicky yet bright, rich tomato soup elevated with smashed white beans. Swirled with coconut milk, perfectly balanced, and intensely satisfying. Dip in a grilled cheese and call it a party. Just 1 pot and 30 minutes required.
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Orange cardamom energy bites with some coated in a coconut orange zest topping
Orange Cardamom Energy Bites (No-Bake!)
Sweet, zesty, decadent energy bites infused with orange zest and cardamom! Perfect for a quick snack or healthier dessert. Just 6 ingredients, 15 minutes, and 1 food processor required!
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Wooden spoon resting on a pan of Italian herb baked tofu
Crispy Baked Tofu with Italian Herbs
Crispy tofu that tastes like pizza! A simple, endlessly versatile, and protein-packed topping for polenta, pasta, wraps, and beyond! Vegan, gluten-free, and bursting with herby goodness!
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Snapping a seed cracker into two pieces
Easy Seed Crackers with Everything Bagel Seasoning
Crispy, light, toasty, gluten-free crackers made with flax, chia, hemp, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds. Perfect with dips, spreads, cheeses, and beyond. Just 8 ingredients and 1 bowl required!
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Honorable Mentions

These honorable mentions fell just short of making it into the top 10 criteria, but were still very much loved and worth re-sharing!

Hand reaching in to pick up a slice of gluten free focaccia bread
Fluffy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread
Light and fluffy focaccia bread that’s crusty on the outside, tender on the inside, and undetectably gluten-free and vegan! Just 10 ingredients required.
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Bowl of Instant Pot lentil soup topped with cilantro and coconut milk
Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup (Indian-Inspired)
Comforting lentil soup with a little bit of spice, a lot-a-bit of flavor, and just the right amount of creaminess. A nourishing, plant-based meal made effortless with the help of the Instant Pot!
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Plate of vegan gluten-free tahini cookies
Easy Tahini Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Addictively delicious tahini cookies: nutty, salty-sweet, vegan, gluten-free, and incredibly fast! Just 1 bowl, 7 ingredients, and less than 30 minutes required!
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Close up shot of a cowgirl cookie on a baking sheet
1-Bowl Cowgirl Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Chewy, nutty, and perfectly sweet “cowgirl” cookies with walnuts, shredded coconut, and chocolate chips! Undetectably gluten-free and vegan, with just 1 bowl and 20 minutes required!
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We appreciate each and every one of you and can’t wait to make more recipes for you to enjoy in 2023. Happy New Year, friends!

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  1. Sheila says

    I have made the pumpkin black bean enchiladas several times and it is a winner, particularly the sauce. Echilidas are my go to add the end of a week as I can use leftovers for filling and smother in the creamy and beautiful sauce. I also use the sauce on buddha bowls, tacos, quesadillas, omelettes and even added to soup for a creamy texture. Super versatile and tasty. Thanks!!

  2. PamelaB says

    Thank you for helping to make 2022 a good year! I have an idea of how hard you work & how much of yourself you give.
    We are grateful! 🪷

    Always eager when I see one of your ideas & recipes. 💃


  3. Keilah Smith says

    We love the Cheesy Vegan Pizza Beans!
    My teenagers have requested it to be a weekly staple. Thank you for an easy and satisfying recipe. As I write this, we are enjoying leftovers. My daughter made a sub sandwich with it! Thank you for all of your amazing recipes.
    Happy New Year!