Food Network users have spoken: traditional, tried-and-true recipes are best. From classic comfort food and side dishes to desserts and dinnertime favorites, Food Network’s top 10 recipes of 2012 are as diverse as they are flavorful. Make a New Year’s resolution to bring a few of these family-friendly dishes to your table in 2013.
10. Banana Bread — Best when topped with a pat of butter, drizzled with honey or served with vanilla ice cream, this five-star recipe is an easy-to-prepare classic that won’t disappoint.
9. Roasted Brussels Sprouts — Ina tosses Brussels sprouts with olive oil and seasoning and bakes them until they’re tender and a warm brown color.
8. Old-Time Beef Stew — Paula adds pinches of allspice and sugar to this stick-to-your-ribs stew.
7. Zucchini Bread — Fragrant cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth and subtle spice to Paula’s five-star dish, made with grated zucchini and chopped walnuts.
6. Peach Cobbler — Paula’s no-fail cobbler features soft, sweet peaches nestled beneath a light and crumbly butter crust.
5. Guacamole — The avocados in Alton’s guacamole get put through a potato masher for uniform smoothness, allowing the textures and bright flavors from tomato and onion to really come through.
4. Good Eats Roast Turkey —With a five-star rating and more than 3,800 user reviews, Alton’s no-fail bird is our most popular turkey recipe.
3. Chicken Parmesan Rollatini — Chicken Parmesan can be super high in calories and fat. Skip the fat but not the cheese or the crunch with this rolled, stuffed version. Serve it alongside creamy polenta.
2. Baked Macaroni and Cheese — Alton tops his cheesy pasta with panko breadcrumbs to add crunch and texture to this decadent dish.
1. Good Eats Meatloaf — Loaded with fresh vegetables and such traditional spices as cayenne pepper and chili powder, this juicy meatloaf is topped with a catsup-cumin glaze.