Looking for some recipe inspiration? Google just released the most searched recipes over the last month so you can stay on trend with your quarantine cooking.
If you’ve been on a new recipe rampage over the last few months, you’re not alone. Google recently disclosed that search interest around “recipe” had reached an all-time high, and with everyone locked up in quarantine—and dining out on temporary hiatus—it’s not wholly surprising. But what is everyone cooking—or attempting to cook—during the coronavirus quarantine? Lucky for us, Google also released the contents of the recipe searches, which reads as a handy guide to the top foods trending during the lockdown.
Globally, there’s been a concerted shift towards comfort food and carbohydrate-laden searches, with recipes for things like banana bread, pizza dough, and lasagna all cracking the top ten. Sweet breakfast foods and desserts are also represented in the list, with brownies, pancakes, and French toast all piquing the interest of home cooks in quarantine.
Here are the full list of the top ten most searched recipes worldwide during the month of April, according to Google.
Most Searched Recipes on Google, March 1 – April 29
Slightly browning bananas have more sugar and make ideal candidates for this Easy Banana Bread. If you’ve got a bunch about to turn, we can’t think of a better use for them. Get our Easy Banana Bread recipe.
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Pancakes are total comfort breakfast food, and they top the list of most searched recipes on Google. There are countless spins on the classic, as evidenced by this Pancake Tour of the World.
Chicken is a rather broad category, but it’s something that’s universally eaten. These are a few of our favorite Fast & Healthy Chicken Recipes.
Most pizzerias are still open for takeout and delivery, but that hasn’t stopped folks from attempting to make some at home. Check out our recipe for an Easy Grilled Pizza Dough.
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I’m going to level with you: Meatloaf with gravy is my all-time guilty pleasure comfort food, and I’ve eaten more than I’d like to admit over the past month. It’s pretty simple to make, as in this Perfect Meatloaf Recipe, and you can swap out the beef for ground turkey for a lighter version.
It’s been scientifically proven that challah French toast is the best French toast. Wanna see for yourself? Try our awesome Challah French Toast with Strawberries recipe.
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Even before quarantine, this classic Italian comfort food was trending in cookbooks and restaurants, so quarantine has definitely put it over the edge. Try our Turkey Sausage Lasagna recipe.
You don’t have to be from New York to appreciate good cheesecake. Best of all, it keeps in the fridge better than most desserts and cakes, so go ahead, make our Classic Cheesecake recipe, and enjoy it all week long.
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