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My Top Recipes of 2023!

December 31, 2023 by Chris Collins

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2023 has been an amazing year here at the Don’t Go Bacon My Heart HQ. I’ve managed to add a whole heap of delicious new recipes to the blog and I’ve gained hundreds of thousands of new followers, all whilst undertaking the small task of writing and releasing my Debut Cookbook. Yes, I’ve eaten a lot of food this year 😅

I’ll keep it short and sweet, but I couldn’t do this roundup without thanking you for eating along with me as I dream up new recipes. Whether you’ve been here a minute or the whole 8 and a half years, thank you for welcoming me into your kitchen. I can’t wait to see you again for another delicious year in 2024! ❤️


Top 5 Blog Recipes of 2023

These are based on the number of page visits from 1st Jan – 31st December. It’s always so interesting to see which recipes were the most popular of the year and this year’s Top 5 is VERY strong! Without further ado, let’s see which recipes rose to the top in 2023.

5. Spicy Chicken Pasta

fork twizzling into chicken pasta in skillet

This recipe has been a fan favourite since posting back in 2019 and is still clinging on to its Top 5 position!

Grab the recipe HERE


4. Garlic Butter Chicken

close up shot of chicken in skillet garnished with parsley

One of the easiest dinners you can make, but always so rewarding. Another 2019 recipe holding on strong to the Top 5!

Grab the recipe HERE


3. Tomato Butter Pasta

close up shot of tomato butter pasta in silver ladle

Fun fact – I almost didn’t post this recipe. I thought people might think it was odd and maybe wouldn’t share my love for the simplicity of the dish. But, it turns out it is hugely popular with so many others too!

Grab the recipe HERE


2. Moussaka

close up shot of metal spatula scooping moussaka out of dish

I am SO happy to see this post in this year’s Top 5! It took me so long to develop, film and write up. To see the amazing reviews and all the hard work pay off has been so rewarding.

Grab the recipe HERE


1. Cottage Pie Baked Potatoes

cottage pie loaded potato sliced in half on small white plate with roasted broccoli and cauliflower

This recipe really did take my blog by storm this year. I do love it so much and it completely deserves the 2023 top spot!

Grab the recipe HERE


Top 5 Most Viewed Videos of 2023

I thought it’d be fun this year to do a Top 5 most viewed recipe videos across social media. Some of the figures are quite astonishing and let’s just say it’s DEFINITELY been the year of the potato 😅 When a video goes viral and explodes across the internet it’s tricky to keep track of views on different platforms. As such, these are based on the collective views from me posting the video on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

5. Brie, Bacon and Cranberry Smashed Potatoes

21.8 million views

brie bacon cranberry smashed potatoes on baking tray fresh out the oven

I only posted these last month so to see the video in the Top 5 is awesome! If you’ve followed me for a while you know I love a smashed potato, so to have this in the Top 5 is VERY fitting 🤣

Grab the recipe HERE


4. Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Stacks

22.1 million views

close up shot of silver spoon scooping sweet potato stacks out of muffin tin

This is the sister recipe to the number 3 spot. I can’t even begin to tell you how many of these I have devoured since coming up with the recipe!!

Grab the recipe HERE


3. Cheesy Bacon Potato Stacks

22.3 million views

close up shot of half a cheese and bacon potato stacks on silver fork

The original potato stack – this went bananas the minute I uploaded it. And rightly so – they’re absolutely irresistible!

Grab the recipe HERE


2. Mashed Potato Gratin

24.7 million views

mashed potato gratin fresh out the oven in large baking dish

Another very recent post, this was uploaded just 5 weeks ago and has stormed its way to the number 2 spot! Because how can you resist potatoes on potatoes?! 😅

Grab the recipe HERE


1. Cottage Pie Baked Potatoes

30.59 million views

cottage pie loaded potato sliced in half on small white plate with roasted broccoli and cauliflower

Top of the blog charts and top of the video charts, this recipe really was truly unstoppable in 2023. A well-deserved number 1 spot for the iconic cottage pie baked potatoes!

Grab the recipe HERE


And there we have it! My top posts of 2023. Any surprises for you? Have you made any of the above? Do let me know in the comments below and I’ll see you for another scrumptious year in 2024!

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Joy
    January 1, 2024 at 12:17 am

    Hi, have just ordered your book from Amazon Australia, I live in New Zealand South Island, have been following your recipes for a while, look great

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      Chris Collins
      January 1, 2024 at 11:44 am

      So pleased to hear, Joy! I hope you love the book ๐Ÿ™‚ C.

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    Catriona Hayes
    December 31, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    I live in NY and got your book for Christmas from my husband! I Love your insta page and love the book, so many fantastic recipes! Keep sharing!!!! My family loves everything I make from your recipes!

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      Chris Collins
      January 1, 2024 at 11:40 am

      So pleased to hear the book found its way to you! Thanks so much for following along, Catriona and I hope you love the book ๐Ÿ™‚ C.

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    Alan
    December 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Keep up the great fabulous work your doing.

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      Chris Collins
      December 31, 2023 at 4:51 pm

      Cheers Alan! C.

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