Most popular Washington Post recipes of 2013

Correction: A previous version of this story omitted Extremely Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast as a most-viewed recipe. Banana-Berry Nut Muffins With Chia Seeds should not have been on the list. This version has been updated.

December 26, 2013

This year witnessed the launch of our new and improved Recipe Finder, but that doesn’t mean old favorites were forgotten. Here’s a list of our 10 most-viewed recipes of 2013:

Flaky Cream Cheese Pie Crust. We keep returning to Rose Levy Beranbaum’s pastry recipe for new pies, including Joe Yonan’s Cranberry Apricot Pie.

World’s Best Lasagna (Tweaked). An adaptation of a recipe originally posted by John Chandler on, where it became their most-viewed recipe of all time, proved a hit for our site as well.

Anthony Bourdain’s Boeuf Bourguignon . This perennial favorite is well-suited for the winter season.

Extremely Slow-Roasted Turkey Breast. A foolproof dish from cookbook author Andrew Schloss worthy of being the centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner or any special meal.

Slow-Roasted Beef . You’ll have to cook the meat 21 / 2 hours for every pound, but your patience will be rewarded.

Basic Flatbread . The dough for this yeast-free bread can be made two or three days in advance.

Primanti Bros. Sandwiches . Our riff on the famously over-the-top Pittsburgh creation.

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts . Ina Garten’s no-fry treats are definitely worth dusting off those doughnut pans you bought but forgot to use.

White House Kale Salad . The Obamas made this a part of their Thanksgiving meal in 2012, but we would serve it year-round.

Walnut-Crusted Salmon . The ubiquitous fish gets an elegant treatment in this dish from master certified health education specialist Elaine Gordon.

To view these and other recipes, visit our Recipe Finder at

Becky Krystal

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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