More Chopped Junior

Cookie Jar Conversations 7 Videos

See what antics the kids get into between cooking rounds.

How the Kids Kick Back

Help Is on the Way 7 Videos

When the kids need assistance, they always call one man.

Ted, the Helping Hand

Seats at the Judges' Table 15 Videos

For these guest judges, being on Chopped is a huge honor.

When It Comes to Judging

Go Behind the Scenes 7 Videos

Ted Allen gives a personal tour of the Juniorized set and pantry.

Learn Fun Facts and More

Kitchen Memories 15 Videos

The judges reveal the first dishes they tried cooking as kids.

Memorable Cooking Fails

Family Mealtime

These kid-friendly recipes are sure to make your mealtime prep fun for the whole family.

Kitchen Basics Infographics

Get ready for the competition by learning the different knives and all the perfect cuts to make prep time a snap.

Go Inside Chopped

The Original Series

Watch the parent series to see what the baskets reveal.

Who Will Be Chopped?

Judges Cook After Hours

When the show's over, the judges try out the basket ingredients.

Watch Them Fool Around

Basket Mysteries, Revealed

Have you asked yourself, "Where do they come up with that?"

Here's the Answer
Season 1, Episode 1

Shake It Up

Bright new faces of the culinary world give it their all in this Chopped competition for young cooks! To win, they must impress the judges, actress Elizabeth Chambers and chefs Amanda Freitag and Lee Anne Wong. The appetizer basket includes beet hummus and head-on shrimp, then in the entree round, a giant milkshake has all the kids amped up. Those who advance to the final round create fruit and yogurt desserts.

Wednesday
Nov 11
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

Chasing Rainbow Bagels

Another astonishingly talented group of junior chefs is sure to make life difficult on the judges: Food Network's Valerie Bertinelli and chefs Sharone Hakman and Marcus Samuelsson. The young cooks must contend with strange bagels and a strong paste in the appetizer round, and an injury throws one competitor off their game. In the entree round, there are fresh pasta sheets, and for dessert, marshmallows make a gooey statement.

Monday
Jan 4
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 3

Chasing Rainbow Bagels

Another astonishingly talented group of junior chefs is sure to make life difficult on the judges: Food Network's Valerie Bertinelli and chefs Sharone Hakman and Marcus Samuelsson. The young cooks must contend with strange bagels and a strong paste in the appetizer round, and an injury throws one competitor off their game. In the entree round, there are fresh pasta sheets, and for dessert, marshmallows make a gooey statement.

Monday
Mar 7
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 13

Batter Hurry Up!

Four kids who starred in Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off return to compete in the Chopped Junior Kitchen and win over the judges: chefs Tiffany Derry and Amanda Freitag and actress Tia Mowry. In the first round, they must face a leftover burger and sweet drink, and the entree round sees the junior chefs frantically trying to work cake batter into chicken dishes. In the final round, both kids decide to bake, but may run out of time!

Monday
Mar 21
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Fungi Times

The four junior chefs in this competition can't be kept out of the kitchen, and they're here to prove themselves to the judges: chef Tino Feliciano, former White House chef Sam Kass and Food Network's Marc Murphy. In the first round, they must masterfully transform strange fungi and frozen treats, and their faces say it all when tasting unappealing entree basket ingredients. For dessert, incorporating French fries proves to be a challenge.

Saturday
Apr 23
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 5

Fungi Times

The four junior chefs in this competition can't be kept out of the kitchen, and they're here to prove themselves to the judges: chef Tino Feliciano, former White House chef Sam Kass and Food Network's Marc Murphy. In the first round, they must masterfully transform strange fungi and frozen treats, and their faces say it all when tasting unappealing entree basket ingredients. For dessert, incorporating French fries proves to be a challenge.

Sunday
Apr 24
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 3

Chasing Rainbow Bagels

Another astonishingly talented group of junior chefs is sure to make life difficult on the judges: Food Network's Valerie Bertinelli and chefs Sharone Hakman and Marcus Samuelsson. The young cooks must contend with strange bagels and a strong paste in the appetizer round, and an injury throws one competitor off their game. In the entree round, there are fresh pasta sheets, and for dessert, marshmallows make a gooey statement.

Wednesday
May 11
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 5

Grill It!

The junior chefs are fired up for a grilling competition, with NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, chef Amanda Freitag, and Cooking Channel's Ali Khan serving as judges! Rings of meat and donut hybrids find their way to the grill pans in round one. Then, the judges are happy to see a select piece of beef in the second basket, but wonder if the young competitors will know how to treat it right. Finally, fruit on the grill is all but guaranteed in the dessert round.

Sunday
Jun 5
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 10

The Big Stink

Food blogger Ayesha Curry, former White House chef Sam Kass and chef Marcus Samuelsson are on hand to judge this round of young competitors, who must deal with some seriously stinky ingredients in the first basket. The second round has the junior chefs wondering what to do with a snack mix and a mix of mini veggies, and a reptilian cake meets a vegan cheese in the dessert basket.

Saturday
Jul 2
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 10

The Big Stink

Food blogger Ayesha Curry, former White House chef Sam Kass and chef Marcus Samuelsson are on hand to judge this round of young competitors, who must deal with some seriously stinky ingredients in the first basket. The second round has the junior chefs wondering what to do with a snack mix and a mix of mini veggies, and a reptilian cake meets a vegan cheese in the dessert basket.

Sunday
Jul 10
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 13

Boared Silly

Actress Ali Larter, Food Network Star contestant Arnold Myint and chef Chris Santos are on the judging panel and are ready to put these junior chefs to the test! The first round has boar and is anything but boring when plans fall apart for one of the competitors in the final seconds. A delectable fish and some colorful tubers are two of the must-use entree ingredients, then a taco theme in the dessert basket promotes a lot of creativity.

Tuesday
Jul 19
8pm | 7c
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Tuesday
Jan 3
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 5

S'more Determination

Chefs Tiffany Derry and Alex Guarnaschelli and actress Jennette McCurdy are on hand to judge this round of junior chefs, who must first deal with a peculiar hot dog pasta in their appetizer baskets. The odd combos continue in the second round with s'mores French fries, plus a difficult-to-prepare protein that is definitely new to the young cooks. Then, some adorable dumplings and some fancy fruit are two of the ingredients in the mix for dessert.

Tuesday
Feb 7
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 2

Rise and Cook!

Four young cooks set out to make judges Cliff Crooks, Bethenny Frankel and Geoffrey Zakarian the most important meal of the day: breakfast! French toast and cereal are remixed in the first basket. Then, the kids struggle to make perfect eggs against the clock in the entree round. The two finalists in the dessert round get to work with an extravagant breakfast-themed cake and a grown-up breakfast beverage.

Sunday
Feb 26
4pm | 3c
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Wednesday
Mar 1
8pm | 7c
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Thursday
Mar 2
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 3

Heads Will Roll

Chefs Maneet Chauhan and George Mendes and actor Kevin McHale step in to judge the next round of talented junior chefs. First, the kids open the appetizer basket to find something staring right back at them! A cute candy creation and a twist on garlic bread spice things up in the entree round. Then, vegetables make their way into brownies in the dessert round, but the finalists have no problem repurposing them.

Sunday
Mar 5
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 8

Future Stars

Four junior chefs with an appetite for long-term success square off in front of a special panel of judges, including former professional boxer Laila Ali and chefs Marc Murphy and Sam Talbot. The appetizer basket includes a creepy-crawly snack and fried onions, and a canned product is met with disdain in the entree round. Finally, they must balance several super-sweet items in their desserts.

Wednesday
Mar 8
2pm | 1c
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Wednesday
Mar 8
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

Birthday Cake Crush

There's double trouble in the kitchen, as this group of young competitors includes twin sisters! They'll all have to work hard to impress the judges, former professional boxer Laila Ali and chefs Aaron Sanchez and Art Smith. In the first round, cookies and veggies are mandatory ingredients, and in the entree basket, they are surprised by a beautiful birthday cake. For dessert, the final two chefs must marry salty with sweet.

Wednesday
Mar 8
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 11

Cuteness Overload

The junior chefs in this competition are young and fearless, and at just nine and ten years old, they're the youngest yet! Food Network's Amanda Freitag and Jeff Mauro and actress Hayden Panettiere serve as judges, and in the first round, the young chefs must cook with a classic kid food and some unusual chips. In the entree round, there's a super-sour basket ingredient, and for dessert, a punny snack that might make them crabby!

Wednesday
Mar 8
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 7

Pizza Party

Chef Amanda Freitag, YouTube star Harley Morenstein and actress Anika Noni Rose preside over an all-pizza competition! Three courses of pizza begin with appetizers comprised of exotic looking mushrooms and a creamy Italian sauce. The fun continues as the junior chefs battle against some challenging dough and more sauce in the entree round. Then, the finalists tackle pizza dessert using cheese with a funny name and a wild assortment of fruit!

Wednesday
Mar 8
6pm | 5c
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Wednesday
Mar 8
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 9

Make Me a Judge: Episode 1

For the first time in Chopped history, kid competitors have a chance at becoming a Chopped judge! In the first competition, judged by Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy, a burger theme shapes what the kids must cook. For the appetizer round, they have to use an unusual popsicle and a small egg delicacy. The entree round delivers straightforward burger meat, but with a sweet oniony condiment. Then, the remaining kid cooks must figure out how to make burger-inspired desserts using a cured meat ingredient and fresh fruit.

Wednesday
Mar 8
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 9

Make Me a Judge: Episode 1

For the first time in Chopped history, kid competitors have a chance at becoming a Chopped judge! In the first competition, judged by Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy, a burger theme shapes what the kids must cook. For the appetizer round, they have to use an unusual popsicle and a small egg delicacy. The entree round delivers straightforward burger meat, but with a sweet oniony condiment. Then, the remaining kid cooks must figure out how to make burger-inspired desserts using a cured meat ingredient and fresh fruit.

Thursday
Mar 9
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 9

Make Me a Judge: Episode 1

For the first time in Chopped history, kid competitors have a chance at becoming a Chopped judge! In the first competition, judged by Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy, a burger theme shapes what the kids must cook. For the appetizer round, they have to use an unusual popsicle and a small egg delicacy. The entree round delivers straightforward burger meat, but with a sweet oniony condiment. Then, the remaining kid cooks must figure out how to make burger-inspired desserts using a cured meat ingredient and fresh fruit.

Sunday
Mar 12
5pm | 4c

About the Host

Ted Allen

Ted, the host of Chopped, was the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning series Queer Eye, which had a 100-episode run.

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