Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

December 20, 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron around your waist and a cocktail in your hand? 

If you did: Congratulations; here's a retrospective for you. If you didn't: There's always 2015. Resolve to entertain more in the new year -- and get started with our most popular dinner party-friendly recipes from 2014. As with any good party, there's a whole lot of cake.

Maialino's Olive Oil Cake by Genius Recipes

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Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin by Merrill Stubbs 


Nigel Slater's Really Good Spagetti Bolognese by Genius Recipes


Lacinato Kale Gratin by Marian Bull

Lacinato Kale Gratin


James Peterson's Baked Fish Fillets with Butter and Sherry by Genius Recipes 



Creamy Mushroom Pasta by Kendra Vaculin

Creamy Mushroom Pasta


Crispy Coconut Kale with Roasted Salmon and Coconut Rice by Ashley Couse | Bloom & Nourish

Coconut Kale and Salmon


Faith Durand's Dark Molasses Gingerbread Cake by Sarah Jampel

Gingerbread Cake


Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini by Genius Recipes


Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie by Genius Recipes


Sweet and Savory Overnight Roast Pork by Merrill Stubbs



Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad by MollyandBrandon



Caesar- Style Kale Salad with Roasted Onions and Ricotta Salata by cookinginvictoria 


Classic Chicken Piccata by Linda Johnson

Chicken Piccata


Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds by Sarah Jampel

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

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Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull



Transcendancing December 28, 2014
Such an awesome line up of recipes! A bunch of which I did actually use to entertain this year :)
cookinginvictoria December 20, 2014
Wow, so thrilled to see one of my recipes in this lineup. Thank you so much, Food52!