Your Favorite 'GMA' Recipes of the Year

Slow-cooker successes, mini-meatloaves and beef bourguignon made the list.

Dec. 31, 2009— -- As the year draws to a close, we're looking back at some of the most popular recipes featured on "Good Morning America" in 2009.

Which dishes were the most in-demand? Read below and try these favorite foods yourself.

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<a href="" id="ramplink_Julia Child_" target="_blank">Julia Child</a>'s Beef Bourguignon

Julia Child's recipes were in the spotlight and in high demand this year, as the movie "Julie and Julia" hit big screens. This classic Child recipe is adapted from her "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."

GET THE RECIPE: Julia Child's Beef Bourguignon

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Slow-Cooker Challenge Finalists

"GMA" put out the call for viewers' super slow-cooker recipes in February and you did not disappoint. Hundreds of submissions were narrowed down to the top five and all the recipes were among the most popular of the year. Topping the list was Merrie Youngblood's slow-cooker chicken dressing.

She wrote, "I love it because on the holidays I have every eye on my stove covered, the oven baking several things and I stay calm, because my dressing is cooking and has the most wonderful aroma drifting through the house. This recipe is a favorite everywhere I have taken it."

GET THE RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Chicken Dressing

Other Slow-Cooker Finalists' Recipes:


Slow-Cooker Chilupe

Crock-Pot Meatloaf

Lentil Soup

Robin Roberts' Potato Chip Chicken

In "Good Morning America's" week-long April series, "We're Cooking Now," Robin Roberts shared her own amazing recipes. Her mouth-watering potato chip chicken was the favorite of all the anchors' recipes.

GET THE RECIPE: Robin Roberts' Potato Chip Chicken

'GMA's' Most Popular Recipes

<a href="" id="ramplink_Charlie Gibson_" target="_blank">Charlie Gibson</a>'s Enchilada Casserole

If you like the spicy, cheesy taste of Doritos, you might want to try this simple dish that is a favorite in Charlie Gibson's home. The Gibsons received this recipe from Mary Corkran, a friend of the family, 20 years ago.

Gibson, who retired from ABC News this year, first shared the sensational recipe with "Good Morning America" during the 2002 Family Cook-Off series and it has now become a viewer favorite. The recipe was featured again this year as part of the launch of the "GMA" Recipes page on

GET THE RECIPE: Charlie Gibson's Enchilada Casserole

Paula Deen's Banana-Chocolate Gorilla Bread

Savannah restaurateur and Food Network star Paula Deen joined "Good Morning America" to whip up a few of her favorite home cooking recipes. This recipe comes from Deen's "Deen Family Cookbook" and was created by her stepdaughter, Michelle.

"Folks, you simply must try Michelle's Gorilla Bread," Paula said in the book. "It's bigger and better than monkey bread, plus it is so fun to make."

GET THE RECIPE: Banana-Chocolate Gorilla Bread

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<a href="" id="ramplink_Valerie Bertinelli_" target="_blank">Valerie Bertinelli</a>'s Tuscan-Style Soup

Actress Valerie Bertinelli's Tuscan-Style Soup satisfies with 63 calories, 2 grams of fat and 300 milligrams of sodium. The recipe is courtesy of Jenny Craig, for which Valerie Bertinelli is a spokeswoman. For more of her favorite dishes, visit

GET THE RECIPE: Valerie Bertinelli's Tuscan-Style Soup

Most Popular 'GMA' Recipes in 2009

Emeril Lagasse's Chicken Cacciatore

Emeril Lagasse kicked off "GMA's" slow-cooker challenge by sharing some of his own favorites, including this recipe for chicken cacciatore.

GET THE RECIPE: Chicken Cacciatore

Emeril's recipes are always a hit with the "Good Morning America" audience. Some other fan favorites from 2009 include:

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies

Spiced Honey and Lemon Baked Ham Hearty Beef Stew Better Than Mama's Chili Mac

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<a href="" id="ramplink_Sara Moulton_" target="_blank">Sara Moulton</a>'s Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

Thanksgiving is perhaps the biggest cooking day of the year and "GMA" viewers turned to Sara Moulton for help with the big meal. Her recipe for a classic and simple turkey brine was one of the most popular recipes of the year.

Moulton writes that "this recipe makes three quarts of brine, enough for a 10- to 25-pound turkey. All of the spices and herbs in this recipe add great flavor; if you can't find one for some reason, don't worry, just leave it out."

GET THE RECIPE: Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

Deen Bros' Speedy Mini Meatloaves

"Jamie Deen's favorite meal in the world is his wife Brooke's meatloaf," the Deen brothers write in their cookbook "Take It Easy." "Making meatloaf in muffin pans means everyone gets his or her own, which kids always love. Of course, if you're a fan of meatloaf like Jamie is, it means you have to admit to eating two -- or more -- at a time.

"We glaze the tops with a mixture of ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and mustard for extra flavor. But for kids, you can also serve ketchup alongside or as 'frosting' on top after it comes out of the oven."

GET THE RECIPE: Speedy Mini Meatloaves.

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Most Popular 'GMA' Recipes in 2009

Stephanie O'Dea's Slow-Cooked Lasagna and Breakfast Casserole

Stephanie O'Dea, a mother of two, gave herself a challenge: Use a slow cooker every day to feed her family for a year. What began as a way to save time and money turned into 365 days of good eats.

Check out two of her most popular recipes featured on "GMA" below and visit for more.

GET THE RECIPE: Stephanie O'Dea's Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

GET THE RECIPE: Stephanie O'Dea's Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Taste of Home's Gorgonzola Penne With Chicken

This rich, creamy pasta dish, which was the winner of the Taste of Home recipe contest, is a snap to throw together for a weeknight meal, but special enough for company. You can substitute another cheese for the Gorgonzola if you like.

GET THE RECIPE: Gorgonzola Penne With Chicken

Wolfgang Puck's Pan-Roasted Chicken

Wolfgang Puck shared his secret for making moist chicken every time with "GMA."

"This is my secret for success with a small roast chicken," he writes in the cookbook "Wolfgang Puck Makes it Easy" (Rutledge Hill Press, 2004). "Its skin will be mahogany brown and crackling, while all of its meat, white and dark alike, will be moist and flavorful. The chicken's anatomy, with the tender, low-fat breast meat so prominently exposed to the oven's dry heat, makes it difficult to perfect oven-roasted chicken, as it's easy to overcook the light meat."

Flattening the chicken by removing the backbone -- butchers call this "butterflying" -- is an easy and convenient way to get around the problem. Butterflying changes the anatomy of the chicken so that it cooks more evenly.

GET THE RECIPE: Pan-Roasted Chicken.

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