Dive into our top-10 most popular recipes in 2019, as determined by YOU. Millions of home cooks browsed the pages of Umami Girl this year, and these 10 recipes rose to the top of the pack. If you missed any of them (or could just use a gentle reminder), we hope you’ll find lots of inspiration for your own cooking in the new year!
Umami Girl’s most popular recipes of the year
The trend this year on Umami Girl is decidedly non-trendy, and that’s a wonderful thing. Simple, flavorful, best-in-class comfort foods top the list, and EVERY SINGLE ONE of the top 10 is either vegetarian or vegan.
Breakfast and brunch foods make strong appearances, too.
We’ve got three comforting soups (two vegetarian, one vegan), a make-ahead breakfast casserole to feed a happy crowd, two punchy sauces (both super-versatile), shakshuka, the best pancakes, and recipes for simply perfect lentils and rice.
What people are saying about Easy Vegetarian Ramen with Rich, Savory Broth: "Best ramen EVER thanks to my new favorite recipe site Umami Girl." — Jolene. "Made it for a weekend night in, and it was probably the best ramen I've ever had!" — Katrina. "Amazing! I added seaweed too and cannot recommend enough!" — Leesa
What people are saying about A Fabulous Basic Pancake Recipe: "I sort of secretly dream of being considered a domestic goddess...but *sigh*...the title just hadn’t fallen upon me yet...UNTIL you so thoroughly explained basic pancakes to me in a way I could understand!" — Candace. "The pancakes were the best I ever had. Really appreciated the helpful hints. They were so fluffy. " — Janice
What people are saying about Basmati Rice Pilaf: "Yum! Even with all of the garlic the flavor was subtle. It was quick and easy with all ingredients on hand. I will definitely make again." — A. "It was really yummy!!!" — Miyabi
What people are saying about Spinach Tortellini Soup: "Best soup I've ever had!" — KK. "MY GO TO SOUP RECIPE!!" — Kate. "DELICIOUS! Will absolutely be making again." — Sarah Kate
What people are saying about Chickpea Noodle Soup: "This is a great soup!! I love chickpeas and this vegan version of chicken noodle soup is amazing!!" — Kara. "I loved it. Will make again." — Anna. "So tasty! Pleased with this dish. Very nice soup on a cold day, filling." — Roxy
What people are saying about Easy Vegetarian Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole: "This casserole is fantastic! I prepped it a day ahead, baked it this morning and am already looking forward to my second (and third) helping. The flavors combine perfectly. I was a little hesitant at first since there was no meat, but you don't miss it at all. Thank you for sharing this!" — Becky. "My husband's favorite breakfast casserole!" — Victoria
Our recipe for a perfect pot of lentils has 4.8 stars from 29 reviews. We keep a pot of these lentils in the fridge as often as possible to add to everything from salads to tacos.
Our cilantro sauce recipe has 4.7 stars from 43 reviews. Use it to top tacos, nachos, and more.
What people are saying about Easy Shakshuka Recipe with Feta: "This came out ridiculously good." — A. "This is super delicious. My whole family loves it." — Liat
Our spicy mayo recipe has 4.8 stars from 25 reviews. This is just like the highly addicting spicy mayo you get at sushi restaurants, except even better.