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Welcome to 2024!

2023 was a great year for eating, right? These recipes are certainly proof of that!

Thought you would love to see the top 15 recipes of Lemons + Zest from the year 2023! Some new, some old, but all fan favorites. Which is your top recipe?

In order starting with the number one post of the year:

Air fryer fish tacos topped with cilantro lime slaw on plate with lime wedges.
4.99 from 124 votes

Air Fryer Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

These Air Fryer Fish Tacos are ready start to finish in about 15 minutes. Toss a simple Cilantro Lime Slaw together while the fish air fries and you will have the perfect taco dinner. Use your favorite white fish: tilapia, mahi mahi, cod, etc. A weeknight dinner that is so simple and one that everyone will love!
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Overhead view of 6 jars of overnight oatmeal.
4.85 from 79 votes

6 Simple Overnight Oats Recipes

Want breakfast ready in the morning when you wake up? Try these 6 Easy Overnight Oats recipes for the easiest breakfast of all. 5 minutes to prep and waiting for you in the morning–these will become the best part of your day!
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Parmesan crusted chicken sheet pan dinner cooked on baking sheet.
5 from 111 votes

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Dinner on one pan? Yes! This simple Parmesan Crusted Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner is easy to toss together and clean up is a breeze. Crispy roasted potatoes, garlic green beans and juicy, parmesan crusted chicken is a meal everyone will be begging for!
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Skillet with cream of mushroom pork chops topped with chopped parsley.
4.98 from 46 votes

Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops

These simple Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops take a can of soup and turn your dinner into an amazing skillet dinner. Tender juicy pork chops pan seared and then baked in a creamy mushroom sauce for a comforting weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
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BBQ air fried chicken breasts arranged on parchment with chopped parsley.
5 from 42 votes

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Breast

You will love how quick and easy it is to whip up Air Fryer Chicken Breast that is smothered in thick and sticky BBQ sauce. Ready in just 20 minutes with a crispy outside and so juicy. A simple dinner recipe the whole family will love!
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Tortellini Caprese salad in white bowl with fresh basil.
5 from 64 votes

Tortellini Caprese Salad

A twist on the classic, this Tortellini Caprese Salad is the pasta salad of the summer–and every season in between. Toss it together in 10 minutes and enjoy the fresh flavors of basil, tomatoes, cheesy tortellini and a delicious balsamic glaze. A perfect side but also hearty enough for a meal!
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Lemon orzo salad with cucumber, bell pepper and feta in serving dish with serving utensils.
5 from 40 votes

Easy Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta

Simple to prep and so flavorful, this Lemon Orzo Salad is so quick to toss together and a perfect side dish for any meal. Loaded with fresh herbs, cucumbers, peppers and lots of feta. Lemon zest and juice give the salad a vibrant and fresh flavor everyone will love!
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Overhead view of chicken legs grilled on white dish.
5 from 19 votes

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Nothing beats this simple Grilled Chicken Legs recipe. Classic flavor, crispy skin and tender, fall of the bone chicken drumsticks that will steal the show. Only 5 minutes to prep and easy to cook, but all the delicious flavor everyone at the BBQ will love!
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Pop tarts with sprinkles stacked.
4.99 from 53 votes

Easy Homemade Pop Tarts with Pie Crust

Everyone's favorite breakfast pastry can now be yours and freshly baked! These Easy Homemade Pop Tarts with pie crust are simple to toss together and more delicious than store bought!
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Vanilla cold brew coffee overnight oats in jar with spoon beside it and napkin behind.
4.87 from 45 votes

Vanilla Cold Brew Overnight Oats

Coffee and breakfast all in one? These Vanilla Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats are the perfect breakfast combination! This recipe is simple, healthy and so delicious–all the fuel you need to start the day! 
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Banana Overnight Oats in jar.
4.89 from 80 votes

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Just like banana bread straight from the oven, but with barely any effort, these Banana Bread Overnight Oats are breakfast you can wake up to–literally, because they are waiting for you in the morning!
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Overhead view of rotisserie chicken noodle soup in white bowl with spoon.
4.99 from 53 votes

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

This thick and hearty easy Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is going to be your new favorite cozy soup recipe. So simple to toss everything in and allow the rich, flavorful chicken add all of the flavor! Comfort food at it's easiest!
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Spinach ricotta chicken breast topped with freshly chopped parsley and parmesan in bowl with pasta.
4.97 from 51 votes

Spinach Ricotta Chicken

This Spinach Ricotta Chicken is so simple to whip up but tastes like a fancy gourmet meal! Rich and creamy ricotta, parmesan, spinach and a few other simple ingredients come together in this delicious chicken recipe to keep you from making the same old chicken all the time! Ready in 30 minutes too!
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Puff pastry brie bites on white plate with jam and fresh thyme.
5 from 17 votes

Puff Pastry Brie Bites

If you need a simple appetizer, these Puff Pastry Brie Bites are going to steal the show. Only about 10 minutes to prep and can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. Top with your favorite jam for a unique flavor everyone at the party will love!
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Ground beef pasta recipe in skillet with parsley and basil on top.
4.85 from 66 votes

Simple Beef Pasta Skillet

This Simple Ground Beef Pasta recipe is a perfect pasta dish the whole family will love! Ready in under 30 minutes, this easy cheesy pasta dinner is packed with spinach, tomatoes and just the right amount of Italian Seasoning. Who wants seconds?
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A Few Other Favorites:

Here are a few recipes that started to become favorites the past year but weren’t in the top 15.

5 from 46 votes

Crockpot Chuck Roast with Vegetables

There is nothing more comforting than a big pot roast with hearty vegetables. This is the easiest, 5 minute prep Crockpot Chuck Roast recipe. Slow cooked and the meat literally falls apart and melts in your mouth and requires minimal effort!
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Gray ceramic bowl with broccoli cheddar soup served with spoon.
4.92 from 23 votes

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

The easiest soup ever–this Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup is as easy as dumping everything in the pot and then stirring it all up in the end. So creamy and cozy, and packed with broccoli, but only a matter of a few minutes to prep!
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Glass jar with overnight oats topped with sliced banana and topped with peanut butter.
5 from 62 votes

Protein Overnight Oats

This Protein Overnight Oats recipe is an easy way to get a hearty breakfast to keep you going all morning! Only 5 minutes to prep and ready when you wake up! Oats with protein powder, chia seeds, peanut butter and maple syrup all come together to give you a great protein boost!
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Plate with cinnamon sugar apples and serving utensil.
5 from 19 votes

Air Fryer Apples

These cinnamon sweet and buttery Air Fryer Apples are tender and delicious and ready in just 10 minutes. Not your typical fried apples with just a touch of butter but still so much flavor! Great as a side dish, topped with ice cream for dessert and all on their own!
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Sugar cookies laying on counter with crumbs.
4.94 from 95 votes

Lemon Sugar Cookies

These Lemon Sugar Cookies are soft and chewy and with the perfect amount of citrus to bring some sunshine to your day. One bowl and no chill–this easy recipe will be a new favorite for the whole family!
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