Big Daddy's House

White Chocolate Pudding

Top white chocolate pudding with strawberry sauce for a luscious dessert.
Season 1, Episode 2

Boy's Night In

Calling all sons! It's time to get in the kitchen with your mom and dad and start making some magic! Big Daddy cooks up dishes inspired by his sons Josh and Justin. First, Aaron makes the Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chicken Tenders Salad. Then, he assembles Josh's Roast Pork Sandwich with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone Cheese, and finally he bakes up some delicious, Oven Baked Seasoned Fries. When everything comes together perfectly, Aaron's youngest son, Justin, joins him and together they sit down for a Boys Night In.

Friday
Sep 30
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 10

Ladies’ Night In

Radio personality, Patty Jackson, helps Big Daddy create the perfect menu for a fun “ladies night.” He starts by making a yummy Mini Shrimp Salad Sandwiches with Sweet Onion Jam to serve along with flavorful Spinach Salad with Avocado & Sweet Bacon. For a sweet treat, Big Daddy whips up some Mini Apple Strudels, and to shake it up he serves a Po-Mo Cocktail.

Friday
Feb 17
7pm | 6c
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!"

Monday
Mar 12
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 3

Burgers, Burgers, Burgers

Next Food Network Star finalist, Shane Lyons, enjoy new twists on three classic burgers all accompanied by scrumptious Seasoned Fries. He makes a special Inside-Out Burger with ground beef, mushrooms and Swiss cheese along with a Big Daddy Sloppy Joe - messy but worth every bite. Finally, his juicy jammin' Salmon Burger impresses all seafood lovers.

Tuesday
Jun 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

In Your Face!

Big Daddy is back in the kitchen with tender "in your face" foods so tasty they'll leave you begging for more! He starts with his Braised Pork Shank w/ Mushroom Dumplings that will melt in your mouth. Then, it's a naughty way to eat your veggies, Creamed Sweet Peas w/ Crispy Shallots. Finally, he finishes the meal with a Kickin' Cherry Custard that has just the right amount of tangy sweetness. This is one meal that you'll want to plant, "In Your Face!"

Friday
Jul 13
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Midnight Snacks

Big Daddy's taking it back to the old school with these midnight snacks and sharing a few of them with an old friend, Kelsey Nixon of Cooking Channel. First up, a Caramelized Shallot, Onion & Garlic Dip. Next, it's onto a Slow French Dip that will blow your mind. Then, the ultimate finger food, Kelsey's Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn, that packs a BIG crunch. Finally, a drink to wash it all down, an After Midnight that is truly Big Daddy style. And for the kids in the house, a Chocolate Milk Mocktail that will put them to bed with a smile on their faces.

Friday
Jul 20
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

All Grown Up

Big Daddy and his son Justin are in the kitchen making dishes that please both their palates. Kicking it off, it's Fish Sticks with a Funky Ketchup & Fish Tacos topped with a crunchy Chipotle Slaw. Then it's another kid favorite with an adult twist, Beef Ravioli & Fried Ravioli with Dipping Sauces, that will keep you dunking. Then to wash it all down, a White Grape Juice Mocktail for Justin and a Grown Up White Grape Juice Gimlet!

Friday
Nov 2
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Flavor Every Which Way

When it comes to this meal, guard yourself because Big Daddy is bringing flavor at you every which way! First, he's busting out the grill with his Grilled Bratwurst Hoagie w/Braised Red Cabbage, Crispy Potatoes and Sour Cream Cremolata. Then, what could be a better complement than some gargantuan Homemade Tater Tots. Finally, to push this meal truly over the top, it's grill time again with delicious Lamb Gyros with Tomato Relish and Chimichurri Sauce. Watch out - flavor coming your way!

Friday
Nov 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Seared Simplicity

Some of Big Daddy's favorite dishes often double as the simplest too! Bringing out the natural flavors of the fish, he prepares a Seared Halibut with Chive Butter Sauce. Then, he makes two scrumptious sides: Seasoned Sweet Potato Puree and fresh Sautéed Brussels Sprouts in a tasty brown butter sauce.

Friday
Mar 1
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

Breakfast of Champs

Big Daddy's in the kitchen whipping up the most important meal of the day, it's a "Breakfast of Champs!" First, he's making his Rise and Shine Eggs Benedict w/Pancetta. Then, he's putting the meat in the middle with his, Slammin' Sausage Pancakes w/Honey-Maple Butter. Big Daddy rounds the meal off with his, Get up Granola, a treat so divine you can eat it as a meal or a snack. Trust me, this is one "Breakfast of Champs" that'll leave you full until dinner!

Friday
Apr 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Happy Anniversary

Big Daddy is giving you recipes to romance your loved one. Starting off this love feast is a Champagne Cocktail with Passion Fruit that is truly romantic. Then it's onto Crab Stuffed Shrimp with Spring Vegetable Bundles that will leave your honey smiling. Next up is the ultimate compliment to any meal, a Whipped Baked Potato with Bacon & Cheddar Cheese. To finish off the love feast are some Caramel and Coconut Bonbon Sandwiches that are to die for. Now that's one meal that will have you saying happy anniversary.

Friday
Feb 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Deli Done Right

Big Daddy's Deli is open for business! First, there is nothing like a perfectly brined and roasted Homemade Patrami to make a killer sandwich. And it comes with Big Daddy's very special Thousand Island dressing! Big Daddy's isn't skimping on the sides, either. Make room for a ridiculously good Grilled Potato Salad with Parsley Pesto and a Smoky Shrimp Slaw that'll have you coming back for seconds in seconds! Deli Done Right, right at home!

Friday
Mar 21
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Jun 20
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!

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