Big Daddy's House

White Chocolate Pudding

Top white chocolate pudding with strawberry sauce for a luscious dessert.
Season 5, Episode 5

Break out the Spice

Brace yourself! It's time to "Break out the Spice!" First, Big Daddy's firing up the grill for his, Grilled Tandoori Rubbed Chicken w/Creamy Old school Grits. Then, it's a delightful take on a staple vegetable, Roasted Broccoli Salad w/Spicy Chili Oil. Finally, every spicy meal needs a soothing, smooth dessert; it's Sweet Risotto Pudding. If you haven't already, get up and "Break Out the Spice!"

Friday
Sep 16
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 2

Working Lunch

With winning recipes from his catering days, Big Daddy makes a flavorful working lunch. For the main attractions, he prepares Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wraps filled with fresh vegetables and a grilled Monte Cristo sandwich dipped in French toast batter. For dessert, Big Daddy goes nuts over his Killer Brownie Bites topped with hazelnuts and grenadine frosting.

Friday
Oct 7
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 15

Veggie Mania

It's time for one knock out meatless dinner packed full of fresh flavors! Big Daddy is rockin' it out 'Veggie Mania' style. First, he's making a simple meal to enjoy right away or save it for a rainy day, his cheesy Vegetable Lasagna. Next, he's whipping up a crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad with Candied Walnuts topped with tangy Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette. Finally, it's a burger with a healthy bite, a banging Black Bean Patty with Szechuan-Tomato Dressing! This is one nutrient packed show you won't want to miss!

Friday
Jan 6
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 1

Big Daddy's Ultimate Sandwiches

Big Daddy creates an incredible sandwich menu packed with big, bold flavors. He makes a Fall-Off-the-Bone Braised Short Rib Sandwich and then takes everyday chicken to a new level with his Da Spot Chicken Sandwich with Chipotle Mayo. Last but not least, don’t miss the Kicked-Up Spicy Coleslaw to pile on top of the sandwiches or to keep as a traditional side dish.

Friday
Jan 13
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 4

Everyday Gourmet

Big Daddy's starting it off with Ginger & Sesame Wings with a Peanut Dipping Sauce that are from another planet. Then, it's another crowd pleaser, a Chili Bowl Burger that the kids and adults will love. Then it's onto a secret Meatball Twist, from The Meatball Guys in New York City. Finally, onto a Salty Vanilla and Cinnamon Ice Cream that you won't want to put down.

Friday
Apr 13
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 2

Tuesday Tastes

When Tuesday rolls around Big Daddy knows how to hit up your taste buds! He starts this mid-week meal off with a Roasted Chiogga Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Walnuts and Sherry Vinegar that'll tease your tongue until the main course. Next, your smile is sure to widen with his Glazed Salmon with Braised Fennel. Finally, there's a sweet ending to this meal - a Strawberry Upside Down Cake as easy to make, as it is to enjoy! Now that's a reason to say TGIT, thank goodness it's Tuesday!

Tuesday
Jun 19
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Gobbling Good

It's Thanksgiving in the McCargo household, and Big Daddy's making everything "Gobbling Good!" He starts with a tasty appetizer you won't be able to put down, Mini Quiche with Thanksgiving Stuffing. Then, it's his interpretation on how to serve up the bird, Sweet and Savory Turkey Paninis. Next, it's a medley that'll make you sing, Roasted Corn and Brussels Sprout Succotash. Finally, a Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail that'll keep you warm until well after winter's end. There is plenty to be thankful this season, including this "Gobbling Good" meal!

Friday
Nov 16
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Date Night Any Night

For a simple yet sophisticated date night meal, Big Daddy prepares his spicy and moist Blackened Tilapia. He also cooks two perfect accompaniments to the fish: Grilled Corn & Chipotle Pepper Salad and a Plantain Mash with Crispy Bacon. For dessert, Big Daddy dishes up a delectable Sweet and Tangy Frozen Yogurt Sundae.

Friday
Apr 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Dynamite Dinner

When it comes to a dynamite dinner - tick, tick, tick, boom! Big Daddy knows how to get it done! He starts this blast of a meal off with some Grilled Chicken Chops with Roasted Garlic and Chive Puree. Next up, a Leek and Pancetta Hash that's so big on flavor it practically explodes in your mouth. To finish this dinner is a Sweet Corn Spoonbread that will quickly become your favorite go-to recipe. Why make an ordinary dinner when it can be dynamite?

Friday
Jul 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

Killer Combo!

It's "Killer Combo" time in Big Daddy's kitchen, and he has four recipes that are made to be meet. First, blissful mushrooms smother cheesy meat with his, Creamy Mushroom Cheeseburger. Then, rosemary marinade engulfs fried chicken with his, Crispy Chicken Drumsticks. For a side dish, Gouda takes on gravy to create a masterpiece with his Big Daddy's Cheesy Gravy Fries. Finally, it's a dessert drink with a grown-up kick, with Big Daddy's Beer Float. This meal is full of foods that were made for each other, truly "Killer Combos!"

Friday
Jul 26
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Movie Night Madness

Lights, camera, action! Big Daddy is in the house tonight! Kicking off the movie night madness with a Tropical Frozen Slush, Hot Dog Stuffed Pretzels with a Spicy Cheese Mustard Sauce and Kicked Up Nachos. He's bringing down the house with his Caramel Popcorn with Pecans and Peanuts and a Truffle Salted Parmesan Popcorn. Salty and sweet, what a treat! Then it's another crowd pleaser, Mint Sundae. Now that's one movie night feast!

Friday
Nov 8
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Summer Lovin

Big Daddy knows how to start the summer off right. First he's frying up some Crispy Chorizo Stuffed Jalapenos with Sweet Corn Puree, you'll be popping those bad boys in your mouth by the minute. Next, it's out to the grill, Big Daddy is whipping up a healthier version of a burger, Grilled Turkey Burgers with Bacon, Pickled Green Tomatoes and Grilled Sweet Pepper Mayo. Finally, to finish off this scrumptious summertime meal is an Iceberg Wedge w/Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing, oh la la so crisp and refreshing, I'm sated already! Ring in your summer in true and tasty Big Daddy style!

Friday
Jul 11
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 15

Veggie Mania

It's time for one knock out meatless dinner packed full of fresh flavors! Big Daddy is rockin' it out 'Veggie Mania' style. First, he's making a simple meal to enjoy right away or save it for a rainy day, his cheesy Vegetable Lasagna. Next, he's whipping up a crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad with Candied Walnuts topped with tangy Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette. Finally, it's a burger with a healthy bite, a banging Black Bean Patty with Szechuan-Tomato Dressing! This is one nutrient packed show you won't want to miss!

Friday
Sep 26
9:30am | 8:30c

About the Host

Aaron McCargo Jr.

Food Network Star Season 4 winner Aaron McCargo Jr. shares his passion for bold flavors and fun family cooking on his show, Big Daddy's House.

About the Show

What happens when America's Next Food Network Star takes over the kitchen - you get BIG DISHES, BIG FLAVORS, AND ONE BIG DADDY! Join Aaron McCargo on his biggest adventure yet cooking up dishes that feed one BIG DADDY or a family of four!

Most Popular Recipes

All Big Daddy's House Recipes

Big Daddy's Blackened Tilapia

Ribs with Big Daddy Rub

Big Daddy's Deep-Fried Catfish

Elvis Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pie

Getcha Goin' Grits