Top Ten 2020 Recipes
Melanie Ng

Top Ten 2020 Recipes

2020 has been a unique year to say the least! Here at UGA SNAP-Ed, we had a great time providing you with recipes to meet your family’s needs. To celebrate, we are counting down our best recipes of 2020.  

10. Apple Bread Pudding

White plate with cinnamon apple bread slice on it

This recipe is so yummy, and it goes great with a drizzle of your favorite icing and a big glass of milk. For an easy icing glaze, combine 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar with 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional) and 2-3 tablespoons of skim milk or water. 

9. Yogurt Crunch Parfait

Layered glasses of cereal, yogurt, and berries

We love how customizable this parfait is–that must be why it is such a hit! Change up the flavors of the yogurt, cereal, and type of fruit to give this parfait your own twist. 

8. Three Ingredient Cookies

Plate of oatmeal drop cookies sits atop a napkin and wooden board

These cookies are so much fun to make with kids. They are a great introduction to using the oven and kids will be able to safely snack on the uncooked batter because the ingredients are just bananas, oats, and cinnamon. One reader even added chocolate chips! Yum! 

7. Ramen with Veggies 

Bowl of ramen noodles with colorful veggies and a hardboiled egg

With this recipe, you’re just four ingredients away from a meal. Adding just a portion of the seasoning packet still gives it great flavor without overdoing it on sodium. Plus, the egg and veggies will keep you fuller for longer! 

6. Skillet Mac and Cheese 

black skillet containing cheesy macaroni and cheese with broccoli pieces

One dish mac and cheese to feed a whole family? Yes, please! Many of our readers had the great idea of switching up the veggie in this skillet mac: Try shredded zucchini or carrots to add some pizazz! 

5. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Veggie Burger 

black bean burger sits atop an open face bun with lettuce and tomato on the plate

This vegan veggie burger is so hearty and delicious. It’s a little sweet from the sweet potato, a little savory from the beans, and has a kick from the chili powder and pepper. Save this one for your next cookout! 

4. Mushroom Reuben Sandwich 

Half of a mushroom sandwich with cheese and dressing dripping down the side

This is another vegan meal that has us drooling! In this recipe, we even give you a vegan Thousand Island dressing recipe, which puts you in control of the flavor and sodium. 

3. Chicken Noodle Soup 

bowl of chicken noodle soup with colorful veggies and long noodles

Go classic and follow this recipe or use it as a guide to swap out ingredients for the veggies and noodles you prefer. Using leftover, canned, or frozen cooked chicken is a serious time-saver!

2. Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables 

Red plate with a seasoned chicken thigh and pile of seasoned carrots and potatoes

Another one dish recipe that is a real crowd-pleaser! This recipe makes a full meal on one sheet pan, which makes clean-up a breeze. The trick is to heat up the pan in the oven before adding the veggies and chicken to help the ingredients brown. 

1. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna 

Square of lasagna sits in a white bowl with a wooden fork resting on the side

Pasta, cheese, and tender veggies create the perfect lasagna … This one is made even better by being a slow cooker recipe! All the ingredients, even the lasagna noodles, go in raw. In 3-5 hours, dinner is served!                            


Happy New Year! Thank you all for making a place for us to come together and learn about food, nutrition, and more. Here’s to 2021! 


Written by Melanie Ng, Ph.D. Student and Leslie Davis, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES | Edited by the Nutrition Education team 

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