The gluten-free gang was seduced by Cloud Bread last week (February 19-25 2016). The airy concoction masquerading as a round bread loaf, but made from whipped egg whites, yolks and softened cream cheese, was the most week’s popular new recipe. As baked versions instead of sautéed, recipes for an omelet and a veggie/sausage casserole also attracted attention. Popular search terms ranged from sweet to savory, and from ethnic to easy. Trendy spiralizer was the search term of the hour. Read on for details.

  • Cloud Bread soared into first place as the “most popular” new recipe
Cloud Bread (Photo by Gema)

Cloud Bread (Photo by Gema)


  • Easy and cheesy, Baked Omelet received the largest increase in page views last week
Baked Omelet (Photo by Naples34102)

Baked Omelet (Photo by Naples34102)


Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potato Bake (Photo by HannahJane722)

Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potato Bake (Photo by HannahJane722)


Top Search Terms
Chicken in any form wins with Allrecipes cooks. Last week chicken thighs took a star turn: The fastest-growing week-over-week search term driving traffic to the site was chicken thigh recipe. Other fast-growing search terms driving traffic to the site included banana pudding cake, very old meatloaf recipe, guacamole recipe easy, and spiralizer.

Ethnic dishes seasoned last week’s fastest-growing internal search terms were baked omelet, coconut poke cake, banana pudding cake, easy chicken enchiladas, and easy enchiladas.

Top 10 Year-Over-Year Keywords
Comparing last week’s external search terms with the same week in 2015, dinner ideas still rule. No surprise, since wintery weather always favors comfort food. From lasagna and pork chops, to banana bread and banana pudding cake, the week’s recipe choices were all-American favorites.

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(February 19-26, 2016)

(Year-over-Year Percent Change)

  1. Pork chops recipes           +386%
  2. Lasagna recipe easy        +298%
  3. Chicken spaghetti             +166%
  4. Fried rice recipes              +138%
  5. Easy banana bread          +130%
  6. Broccoli recipe                  +129%
  7. Coleslaw dressing            +118%
  8. Spaghetti                          +112%
  9. Banana pudding cake       +105%
  10. Salmon recipe                  +100%


What is your favorite winter comfort food recipe?

— Posted by Judith H. Dern
Senior Communications Manager