It’s that time again: Time for the end-of-year recap of Cheap Recipe Blog’s most popular recipes of 2018!

2018 has been a great year for recipes.

And I hope you’ll stick around for 2019, where there’ll be more cheap recipes, money-saving tips, and delicious food!

10: Zucchini pasta salad with mozzarella and basil

This salad uses spiralized zucchini instead of pasta, for a lighter summer salad with lots of flavor.

Get the recipe: Zucchini pasta salad with mozzarella and basil

Zucchini pasta salad with basil and mozzarella. Click through for recipe!

9: Cheesy cauliflower “English muffins”

Breakfast sandwiches are so delicious, but if you’re trying to limit carbs, they’re a no-go.

These cauliflower “English muffins” are a great alternative to traditional English muffins. They’re super tasty – you won’t miss the bread!

Get the recipe: Cauliflower English muffins

Cheesy cauliflower English muffins: A low carb option for an epic breakfast sandwich!

8: Tuna noodle hotdish

There’s nothing like a hearty casserole on a cold night, and this tuna noodle hotdish is a classic pick.

Get the recipe: Tuna noodle hotdish recipe

Tuna noodle hotdish: A classic casserole recipe. Click through for recipe!

7: Super crispy oven-roasted breakfast potatoes

For those of you who like your potatoes EXTRA crispy, check out this cooking method that results in oven-baked potatoes with major crunch.

Get the recipe: Super crispy oven-roasted breakfast potatoes

Extra crispy, oven-roasted breakfast potatoes: Click through for secret and easy technique!

6: Cold vegetable pizza

Cold veggie pizza has stood the test of time, in my opinion. The flaky crust, creamy ranch spread, and variety of veggies are a great combination.

Get the recipe: Cold vegetable pizza

Vegetable pizza, served cold: A great make-ahead appetizer. Click through for recipe!

5: Paleo sardine dip

My most surprising moment of 2018: Finding out that I actually like sardines. If you’re a sardine fan – or even if you’re not – this is a great recipe. The bold flavors balance out the fish flavor.

Get the recipe: Paleo sardine dip

Paleo sardine dip: This is the recipe that will make you a sardine fan. Click through for instructions!

4: Norwegian almond cake

Out of all the Norwegian recipes I’ve posted, I think this almond cake is my favorite. Trust me: This is a crowd-pleaser. 

Get the recipe: Norwegian almond cake

Norwegian Almond Cake: One of my favorite cakes, hands down. Click through for recipe.

3: How to doctor up a can of baked beans

Canned baked beans can turn into something delicious by adding a few ingredients. There are countless options!

Get the recipe: Canned baked beans, fancied up

How to doctor up a can of baked beans: Adding a few ingredients can make a plain can of beans into something delicious!

2: European-style breakfast bar

European breakfasts make me happy: The croissants, the meats and cheeses, the jams and fruits, the espresso. I assembled a European-style breakfast bar on a budget, which is perfect when you’re cooking for a crowd.

Get the ideas: European-style breakfast bar

DIY European-style breakfast bar: A simple, budget-friendly breakfast for a group!

1: Spicy tuna sushi bowls

Sushi rolls and poke bowls are usually quite expensive. But you can still get your sushi fix at home without spending a lot of money.

These sushi bowls are fully cooked, and can be customized to include a wide variety of toppings. 

This was the top recipe of the year – and you’ve gotta try it!

Get the recipe: Spicy tuna sushi bowls

Spicy tuna sushi bowls. Get your sushi fix for less!

My Favorites From 2018

Some of my favorite recipes didn’t make the Top 10 list for 2018:

  • Dessert charcuterie platter: What could be better than a plentiful dessert platter, where everyone gets to pick and choose their favorite dessert finger foods like chocolate, cherries, and nuts? Nothing, that’s what!
  • Make-ahead egg cups: I make these all the time for breakfast. They’re simple – and there’s nothing wrong with that.
  • Epic monster cookies: I choose my adjectives carefully. These monster cookies are epic in that they’re peculiarly crunchy and chewy at the same time, they’re very peanut-buttery, and they’re LOADED with M&Ms.

EPIC monster cookies. They are LOADED with M&Ms. Click through for recipe!

Thank You!

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Have a wonderful 2019!