Top 10 Recipes of 2018

Only a few days remain in the year, which means it’s time to recap with the Top 10 Recipes of 2018 on Do You Even Paleo!

This is my way of looking back on the year, peeking at what went well, and letting that guide me into the new year.

Let’s dig in!

2018 overview

First, the stats!

Recipes Posted: 71
Pageviews: >450,000

Hot damn. I added over 100,000 pageviews this year over last year. To some people, that may not be that big of a deal, but to me that’s insane.

I posted 31% MORE new recipes in 2018 than 2017. And that doesn’t include all the taco recipes I packed into my free taco e-book!

Because you have to dig into Google Analytics to find these stats, it’s easy to skip on by these accomplishments without a glance. Until I saw the stats myself, I wouldn’t have thought my traffic improved much in 2018… But gosh, was I wrong.

To say I doubled down on the blog this year is an understatement.

Looking ahead to 2019

I can confidently say that 2019 will be different around here.

You may have noticed that at the tail end of 2018, I started posting more non-food content like my top reads of 2018 and a gift guide.

Well, there’s going to be a little more of that in 2019.

Recipes still have my heart, but I’m slowly realizing that I have more I want to say. I’ve drafted SO many posts that I’ve never shared because I feel nervous penning anything that’s not food-related. In 2019, I’m making a push out of my comfort zone.

Top 10 Recipes of 2018

Plantain Patties

Crazy Easy Pan-Fried Plantain Patties |

Plantain patties jumped from #5 on the list last year to #1 this year! Can’t argue — these patties are one of the quickest and easiest ways to use plantains. Get the recipe here.

Bacon-wrapped Asparagus

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

I’m not sure exactly why, but this ancient recipe (from back when I used my cell phone for pictures) has experienced a resurgence in popularity. Not going to complain — bacon and asparagus are an amazing combo. Get the recipe here.

No Bake Cookies

Paleo No Bake Cookies |

These easy cookies from my childhood are still super popular. No wonder! Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Shredded Chicken

Easy Dutch Oven Shredded Chicken |

When you need shredded chicken? Here’s your go-to. The internet agrees with me that this is great for meal prep! Get the recipe here.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Whole30 Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Squash Casserole Recipe |

Go figure. Chicken + bacon + ranch is a popular combo! Get the recipe here.

Mushroom, Bacon, and Cauliflower Casserole

Mushroom, Bacon, and Cauliflower Casserole |

My favorite holiday side dish just so happens to be popular with all of you, too! Get the recipe here.

Carrot Ribbons with Rosemary Butter

Carrot Ribbons with Rosemary Butter Sauce |

Since I first posted this recipe, it’s been in my top 10. Gotta love veggie noodles! Get the recipe here.

Mashed Plantains

Mashed Plantains (Sweet or Savory) |

Mashed plantains are simple to make AND you can make a sweet or savory version. Two recipes in one? I’m on board. Get the recipe(s) here.

Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin Banana Bread |

Not enough pumpkin banana bread recipes flood the internet. Especially paleo versions. I made this recipe to solve that problem! Get the recipe here.

Roasted Garlic Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Paleo Roasted Garlic Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes |

Easily one of my favorite side dishes of all time. This is a must-have for holiday meals! Get the recipe here.

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I'm Chelsea, the author behind Do You Even Paleo! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand. My posts may include affiliate links, which means if you click through a purchase something, I make a small commission at no cost to you. It helps me fuel my coffee habit and pay rent!

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