Trending recipes move at a lightning-fast speed, or at least at the speed of TikTok. Each year, Google's data team tracked all search terms in the United States and provided a ranking based on their total search volume. They released these findings in their Year in Search report, and the people have spoken!
What Google Found
The top trending recipe searches on Google in the United States are a melting pot of convenience foods, celebrity/influencer culture, and unique flavors. From the classic grinder sandwich and mango pie to a salad Jennifer Aniston made, what's popular in recipe search runs the gamut this year. Here are the most popular recipes being searched for in 2022.
Sugo is a traditional Italian tomato-based sauce made of fresh tomatoes, garlic, and onions. It's a simple tomato sauce that is the best base for many iconic pasta dishes. It's much lighter than a ragu (but still thick enough to coat the pasta). View the recipe here.
Cincinnati Chili is a staple at local restaurants, where it can be ordered as a topping on burgers and dogs. This rich chili gets its distinctive flavor from cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. View the recipe here.
Marry Me Chicken
If you love chicken, you won't want to miss this chicken recipe. It's a simple and delicious dinner idea perfect for busy weeknights. The ingredients are simple: chicken, roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and heavy cream. Marry Me chicken will make all your guests say, "I do!" View the recipe here.
According to Google Trends, the quick pancake recipe was one of the most searched recipes, so folks were looking for a quick breakfast! So, in an attempt to make your morning meal as quick and delicious as possible, you might be interested in trying one of these recipes. View the recipe here.
Musician Hrishikesh Hirway, host of the podcast "Song Exploder," shared his mother's recipe for Mango pie in an interview with CBS's Sunday Morning. He shared the story of how his family began celebrating the thanksgiving holiday and what it meant to make this pie again in the wake of his mother's 2020 passing. View the recipe here.
Green goddess salad
Green goddess salad is packed with vegetables, herbs, and your favorite crunchy toppings. First featured on the site Baked by Melissa, it's a delicious green goddess perfect for summer picnics, cookouts, and potlucks. View the recipe here.
Jennifer Aniston Salad
Jenny Aniston and her iconic hairstyle may inspire a new salad recipe, but I think it's a pretty tasty salad combo. This simple summer salad is a favorite among celebrities and non-celebrities alike. It's made with bulgur wheat, chickpeas, red onion, cucumber, fresh herbs, pistachios, and feta cheese. View the recipe here.
A grinder sandwich is a sub sandwich that includes the bread of a submarine sandwich, with cold cuts and cheese inside. It's topped with a "grinder salad," a garlicky mayo-based slaw with fresh lettuce, vegetables, and chopped pepperoni. The sandwich is similar to a submarine but is also called a hoagie.
Bella Hadid sandwich
This is the sandwich Bella Hadid made famous for Tiktok. It's made on Italian bread with sliced turkey breast, salami, provolone cheese, and veggies.
The secret ingredient is a hearty glaze of oil, balsamic vinegar, and chili flakes. (Vinegar can transform the sandwich's flavor.) View the recipe here.
The Bear Spaghetti
Hulu's The Bear, a dramedy about a high-end chef who comes home to take over his brother's sandwich shop, was so salacious that the internet couldn't stop talking about it-especially this pasta dish.
This Spaghetti Pomodoro is straightforward in its ingredients but deeply complex in flavor. Don't believe me? Take one bite, and you'll see why people are hooked. View the recipe here.
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