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Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

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Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Yvonne Duivenvoorden Author: Canadian Living

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Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Canadian Living recipes get a lot of love online and we've rounded up 25 of our most-searched recipes, from beef stew and lasagna to pancakes and carrot cake. And the list wouldn't be complete with our #1 recipe of all time: classic scalloped potatoes!

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Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Classic Scalloped Potatoes

With a nice hint of garlic, these potatoes are a delicious addition to any meal and are much lighter than those with a cream-laden gratin. To slice them easily, cut a little piece off the bottom of each potato to stabilize it on the cutting board. Serve with your favourite baked fish or chicken.

Read more: Get the recipe: Classic Scalloped Potatoes
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

The Ultimate Beef Stew

This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.

Read more: Get the recipe: The Ultimate Beef Stew
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Serve this saucy pulled pork as sandwiches: piled high on buns, with bowls of garnishes, such as pickled jalapenos, sour cream, shredded cheese and thinly shredded red cabbage (or better yet, red cabbage slaw), and let guests build their own sandwiches.

Read more: Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Canada's Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Our most popular recipe ever! This moist carrot cake is welcome at birthdays, weddings, reunions and all special occasions.

Read more: Get the recipe: Canada's Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook/TC Media

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

The Ultimate Crispy Chicken Wings

These wings can get sticky as they bake, so line your baking sheet with greased nonstick foil or parchment paper for easy turning.

Read more: Get the recipe: The Ultimate Crispy Chicken Wings
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jodi Pudge

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Best Butter Tarts

Whether runny or firm, with raisins or nuts, butter tarts are treats that never go out of style. Because any sugar filling that overflows the pastry hardens quickly and sticks to the pan, be sure to remove the tarts as directed. Or count on family members to hang around the kitchen waiting to eat the tarts that stick and break.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Best Butter Tarts
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Matthew Kimura

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast

Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.

Read more: Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast
By: Gilean Watts The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ronald Tsang

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

If comfort food is what you're after, nothing beats a generous helping of creamy, oozy mac and cheese. This recipe is the yummiest version – and the only one you'll ever need.

Read more: Get the recipe: Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese
By: Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Couslon

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Best-Ever Apple Pie

The decadent pie crust and the perfect touch of cinnamon in this recipe are evidence that you will make this pie more than once in your lifetime.

Read more: Get the recipe: Best-Ever Apple Pie
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Matthew Kimura

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Classic Lasagna

Lasagna is the go-to meal that feeds a crowd and leaves everyone asking for seconds. We have many different lasagnas in our repertoire, but this one is classic in its simplicity.

Read more: Get the recipe: Classic Lasagna
By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jodi Pudge

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Classic Roast Turkey and Gravy

Simple aromatic herbs lend gentle flavour to the meat, and a butter rub makes the skin crisp and golden.

Read more: Get the recipe: Classic Roast Turkey and Gravy
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

The Ultimate Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these potatoes truly deserve their “ultimate” status. Duck fat is the key to their rich flavour, but you can customize the taste by switching up the type of fat.

Read more: Get the recipe: The Ultimate Crispy Roasted Potatoes
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Best Buttermilk Pancakes

A splash of vanilla and a small pat of butter are the secret ingredients in these decadent, fluffy pancakes.

Read more: Get the recipe: The Best Buttermilk Pancakes
By: Rheanna Kish and The Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Szulc

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

This recipe can easily be left to simmer away in a slow cooker for eight hours before adding the chicken. It yields a large quantity of sauce that freezes well if you're feeding a smaller group. Serve over hot steamed basmati rice.

Read more: Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jim Norton

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder

Chock-full of a variety of seafood, fish and vegetables, this rich soup is inspired by a similar chowder served at the Masstown Market, near Truro, N.S.

Read more: Get the recipe: Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder
By: Alison Kent and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Maya Visnyei

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Potato Cheddar Perogies

The traditional (and indulgent) toppings of crispy crumbled bacon and sour cream really bring these perogies to life.

Read more: Get the recipe: Potato Cheddar Perogies
By: Adell Shneer and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Szulc

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

The Ultimate Banana Bread

The aroma of baking banana bread is enough to drive just about anyone wild with anticipation. Our best version delivers on all counts. It's moist, buttery, sweet and chockfull of banana flavour.

Read more: Get the recipe: The Ultimate Banana Bread
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Inspired by sunny Italy, our flavourful chicken cacciatore is rich with herbs and spices that are both healthy and savoury. Whether it's served over pasta or on its own, this Italian dish is sure to please your taste buds.

Read more: Get the recipe: Easy Chicken Cacciatore
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Matthew Kimura

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Classic Shortbread

This recipe combines the snap and the melt-in-your-mouth qualities we've come to love in shortbread.

Read more: Get the recipe: Classic Shortbread
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Show-Off Caesar Salad

This classic salad is traditionally assembled in front of patrons at fine-dining restaurants.

Read more: Get the recipe: Show-Off Caesar Salad
By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Québécois-Style Pea Soup

This traditional pea soup is the ultimate in Quebec-style comfort food.

Read more: Get the recipe: Québécois-Style Pea Soup
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jim Norton

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

The Best Chocolate Toffee Brownies

These brownies have become The Test Kitchen's secret weapon for parties, showers, gifts and other occasions. The combination of rich dark chocolate and a subtle crunch from chopped toffee bars is what makes them the best brownies you'll ever make.

Read more: Get the recipe: The Best Chocolate Toffee Brownies
By: Annabelle Waugh and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jodi Pudge

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

Souvlaki-Style Pork Tenderloin With Mixed Vegetables

This simple pork tenderloin is a healthy spin on everyone's favourite Greek culinary staple: souvlaki. We've swapped sweet potatoes for the traditional white potatoes and added other colourful veggies to boost the nutrient content.

Read more: Get the recipe: Souvlaki-Style Pork Tenderloin With Mixed Vegetables
By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

The Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake

If the stomach is indeed the way to a loved one's heart, then this ultra-decadent chocolate cake is sure to seal the deal. Just as easy and versatile as a cake mix— but way more moist and delicious—it's a recipe you'll want to make again and again.

Read more: Get the recipe: The Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Maya Visnyei

Canadian Living's 25 most popular recipes of all time

30-Minute Turkey Chili

Pull this mildly seasoned, comforting chili together in minutes. It's loaded with veggies and lean protein—perfect for growing minds and bodies.

Read more: Get the recipe: 30-Minute Turkey Chili
By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson

 

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