Big Daddy's House

White Chocolate Pudding

Top white chocolate pudding with strawberry sauce for a luscious dessert.
Season 4, Episode 10

Seafood Shack

You don't want to miss this flavor-fantastic meal! First up, ridiculously succulent Lobster Rolls, you'll be able to taste the sweet lobster chunks, avocado pieces, and crumbled bacon in each bite! Keeping it real is one killer pot of Baked Cranberry Beans with Smoked Sausage and Roasted Garlic. Finally, to sweeten the deal is a quick dessert made to look like you slaved in the kitchen for hours, a Boston Crème Pie. Now that's one Mac Daddy, Big Daddy meal.

Feb 3
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 8

Birthday Comfort

When Big Daddy's in the house on your birthday, it's all about comfort. Starting off this feast to ease the soul is a Spiced Chicken Soup that will warm you from the inside out. Then it's onto a Macaroni and Cheese Pizza that's as big on flavor as it is on taste. Next up, a Garlicky and Green Grilled Caesar Salad and to finish it off, some Sticky Buns that will remind you of the good old days.

Feb 27
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 4

Taste the Romance

It's Valentine's Day in "Big Daddy's House" and man it's time to "Taste the Romance!" He starts the decadent meal off with moist, Baked Chicken w/Ciabatta Dressing. Then, it's a Weak in the Knees Sage Sausage Sauté that'll lovingly linger in your mouth all night long. Finally, Big Daddy's daughter is in the kitchen to help him decorate his, Valentine's Day Cupcakes w/Sweet Vanilla Frosting. After these holiday treats, you'll be dotting your "I"s' with tiny hearts of deliciousness.

Mar 23
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 9

Mexican Madness

Big Daddy is taking it south of the border with this Mexican madness meal! Kicking this fiesta off is a Chili-Pork Empanada with an Avocado Dipping Sauce that'll rock you're world all the way to Mexico! Next up, are the Boneless Short Rib Tacos with Smoked Peppers - your friends will jump out of their chairs for more! To end this meal of madness, it's a Spicy Tomato Napoleon with Grilled Jalapenos and Black Beans. Be sure to invite your friends - you'll want to share this flavor fiesta with the fellows!

May 5
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 17

Weeknight Feast

In honor of Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out, Big Daddy teams up with New Jersey’s Chef Jose Velez (Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille) to whip up a delicious feast fit for a king. His robust Roast Beef Strip Loin with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce pairs perfectly with two tasty sides: Stick-to-the-Ribs Barley and Currant Cake and brilliant Braised Kale with Toasted Almonds. Lastly, his Homemade Lemon Doughnuts make a great dessert or even next-day breakfast.

May 15
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Feeding Frenzy

Big Daddy is all about BIG flavors, so strap on your seat belt because he's about to take you on the ride of your lifetime, preparing foods for his friends who are ready for a Feeding Frenzy! First, he's making the Perfect Prime Rib with a Horseradish Sauce that will make you want to die and go to heaven. Then, Smash It Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Beggin' For More Broccoli Cheese Casserole. Finally, it's time to wash all those favorite foods down with a One and Done Long Island Iced Tea. The perfect end to the perfect meal!

May 22
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Good Day For Grilling

When it comes to grilling, Big Daddy knows how to turn it up a notch. First, he shows off mad skills with some Grilled Pork Chops w/Lemon-Shallot Chutney - now that's a crowd pleaser! Want to make a dish sing? Then add some crispy pancetta! That's what Big Daddy adds to his White Bean Salad with Grilled Figs. To finish the meal off is a Grilled Eggplant Roulade with Goat Cheese, Pine Nuts and Sweet Balsamic. You'll be grilling in style in seconds!

Aug 3
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Holidays Are Here!

You'd better watch out! The "Holidays are Here," and Big Daddy is just as jolly as old St. Nick! You would be too if you were making this satiating menu. He starts with his Maple Glazed Ham Cobb Salad. Then, it's a party pleaser with a kick, Horseradish Deviled Eggs, followed by a luscious dessert, Graham Cracker Crusted Pecan Pie a la Mode. Finally, did you make the list? You'll find out with Big Daddy's Naughty or Nice Buttered Rum. The "Holidays are Here" and in full force at Big Daddy's house!

Dec 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

Fresh Taste

The waves are calling for a "Fresh Taste" in Big Daddy's House. Appetizers first, he makes a show stopping, Chunky Roasted Eggplant Bruschetta that you won't be able to stop eating. Then, it's onto his tempting Sea Scallops w/Caramelized Onions, and who says you can't grill indoors...Big Daddy says, "You can," with his succulent Grilled Shrimp Salad. Finally, he makes a refreshing Orange Sherbert Martini. This meal is going to be in your face with a handful of freshness, get ready for your "Fresh Taste!"

Jun 21
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

First Day of School

Big Daddy's kid-friendly menu fills the day with love. Breakfast includes Elvis Pancakes, a fluffy pancake sandwich filled with peanut butter and bananas. Then, Big Daddy prepares Tommy Dogs — cheese- and bacon-wrapped hot dogs – for lunch. For a healthy addition, Aaron adds fun Crudités Creatures and a make-your-own Smoothie Bar.

Aug 16
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Belly Busters

Big Daddy whips up belt-busting comfort food dishes reminiscent of his childhood with the help of Next Food Network Star alumnus Adam Gertler. They create a deliciously sweet Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding before putting a new spin on the classic Chicken Pot Pie Soup. To wrap it up, they make mouthwatering Fried Mini Cannelloni Bites.

Oct 18
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

One Bite Wonders

For little bites that pack big flavor, Big Daddy whips up three delicious dishes perfect for your next cocktail party. He begins with mouthwatering Mini Pork Tenderloin Clubs, and continues with Spicy Tuna Rolls fried to perfection. Big Daddy completes his trio of treats with some warm Gruyere and Mushroom Tarts.

Jan 31
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Island Inspired

Take a culinary cruise to the Caribbean with Big Daddy as he shares his favorite island-inspired recipes. First, he grills flavorful Curry Chicken Skewers to perfection. Then, he cooks up tantalizing Spicy Beef Patties accompanied by traditional Red Beans & Rice. Big Daddy completes this meal with the perfect island condiment, Mango-Papaya Fresh Salsa.

Jul 25
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

Elvis Pancakes

Big Daddy's Deep-Fried Catfish

Getcha Goin' Grits

Sweet Potato Pie