Season 1, Episode 1

Butter Show

To Amy Thielen's Grandma Addie, butter was the essential lifeblood of every dish. The famous Midwestern double-crust fruit pies rely solely on the quality of butter to achieve the perfect crust, gathered from independent creameries across the Midwest. After visiting Nordin Creamery in Westby, Wis., Amy butters up to prepare Blueberry Lemon Pie, New Potatoes With Grilled Onion Butter and Greens With Spiced Butter and Fresh Ricotta.

Saturday
Sep 14
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Fargo

Amy Thielen has been visiting the town of Fargo, N.D., since she was a young teenager. She meets up with friend and fellow-chef Andrea Baumgartner, and the two prepare Icelandic pancakes to celebrate Fargo's first generation of immigrants. Back at home, Amy prepares Spit Cooked Lamb Shoulder served with an herb yogurt and Edamame tossed with pea shoots and dill salt, showing off some of the more contemporary African and Southeast Asian influences found in Fargo.

Saturday
Oct 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Bologna Days

Bologna Days has been occurring weekly in Amy Thielen's parents' Minnesota hometown since the 1960s. It's a celebration of hot ring bologna -- all you can eat -- coming fresh from the smoker at Thielen Meats, operated by Amy's cousins. This is a show about lake cabin food, which includes Midwestern Fried Bologna, Peppered Pork Loin and Parmesan Sandwiches on Grilled Flatbread and Fried Onion Dip.

Sunday
Jan 26
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

Roadtrip: Madison

As the weather breaks after a long, bitter winter in Northern Minnesota, tradition calls for the start of road trips. Amy Theilen heads to Madison, Wis., where she meets with local butcher and friend Johnny, who sends her home with delectable beef spare ribs from Fountain Prairie Farm. At her favorite cheese shop, Fromagination, Amy picks some of Wisconsin's best cheeses before stopping at Karben4, a new brewery that will supply her a smoked Porter used both as an ingredient and accompaniment to her recipes. Back at home, uses her collected ingredients to prepare Oven Baked Ribs, Smoked Sardine Caesar and Maple Bread With Washed Rind Cheese.

Sunday
Feb 9
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 2

Hot Horseradish

Harvesting and processing fresh horseradish root is a tradition in Amy's community. Amy invites her neighbors over for a horseradish-spiked feast: Beef Stew With Red Wine, Mushrooms and Horseradish Cream, Roasted Shrimp Wraps With Homemade Cocktail Sauce and a sprawling Bloody Mary bar.

Saturday
Mar 15
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Say Cheese

The Midwest produces some of the most influential and commonplace cheeses in the country, and in this episode Amy Thielen celebrates the wide, comforting world of cheese dishes. Few can resist the charms of Crispy Cheese-Curd Risotto Cakes served with a side of Cherry Tomato-Arugula Salad, Best-Ever Cheese Soup and Hank's favorite Stovetop Mac and Cheese With Bacon.

Monday
Mar 24
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

On the Ice

In Northern Minnesota, where Amy Thielen and her family lives, locals learn to live with snow and ice from December through late spring. Today's menu combats the fierce temperatures, starting with buttery Monkfish Almondine, Chestnut-Wild Rice Pilaf, Cast Iron Curried Carrots and Vintage Toffee Bars.

Monday
Mar 31
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

My Outdoors

Amy Thielen celebrates everything outdoors as her neighbors bring back the freshest catch in order to prepare a crispy Skinned Trout With Butter Sauce. Amy's garden provides the inspiration behind a Green Salad With Brown Butter Balsamic Walnut Vinaigrette and Sheep's Milk Cheese. On the grill, Amy enjoys grilling skewers of tomatoes, onion, bacon and bread, served with a ripe Cheddar aged in a cave by cheesemaker friend, Willi Lehner of Blue Mont Dairy.

Sunday
Oct 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Steak Night

In this episode, Amy's kitchen spins out a traditional nostalgic supper club meal, with a few updates: Steakhouse Deviled Egg, Rib Eye With Teddy's Homemade Steak Sauce and Glorified Hash Brown Cake With Frying Peppers.

Sunday
Nov 23
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Granny Style Chicken

In the tradition of her grandmother, Amy Thielen roasts a local chicken "granny style" together with a plain, natural gravy and bread stuffing which is prepared with a medley of Swiss chard, caramelized onions, some mashed giblets cooked with sherry and lots of parsley and chives. For dessert, Amy whips up a super simple dessert of Rhubarb Spears baked in Wild Raspberry Syrup.

Sunday
Mar 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Say Cheese

The Midwest produces some of the most influential and commonplace cheeses in the country, and in this episode Amy Thielen celebrates the wide, comforting world of cheese dishes. Few can resist the charms of Crispy Cheese-Curd Risotto Cakes served with a side of Cherry Tomato-Arugula Salad, Best-Ever Cheese Soup and Hank's favorite Stovetop Mac and Cheese With Bacon.

Sunday
Apr 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Hot Horseradish

Harvesting and processing fresh horseradish root is a tradition in Amy's community. Amy invites her neighbors over for a horseradish-spiked feast: Beef Stew With Red Wine, Mushrooms and Horseradish Cream, Roasted Shrimp Wraps With Homemade Cocktail Sauce and a sprawling Bloody Mary bar.

Sunday
May 24
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

My Outdoors

Amy Thielen celebrates everything outdoors as her neighbors bring back the freshest catch in order to prepare a crispy Skinned Trout With Butter Sauce. Amy's garden provides the inspiration behind a Green Salad With Brown Butter Balsamic Walnut Vinaigrette and Sheep's Milk Cheese. On the grill, Amy enjoys grilling skewers of tomatoes, onion, bacon and bread, served with a ripe Cheddar aged in a cave by cheesemaker friend, Willi Lehner of Blue Mont Dairy.

Sunday
May 31
8:30am | 7:30c

About the Host

Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen, the host of Heartland Table on Food Network, grew up a few miles from the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

About the Show

Join Amy Thielen, native Midwesterner, chef and connoisseur of all things authentically Midwestern, in her charming cabin kitchen as she cooks some of the heartland’s most-delicious and often-surprising dishes. She will also take us to meet the locals at their rural homes or restaurants, lakeside kitchens and working farms.

Most Popular Recipes

All Heartland Table Recipes

Pork Meatloaf with Cabbage and Prunes

Best-Ever Beer Cheese Soup

Cast-Iron Carrots with Curry

Crispy Cheese Curd Risotto Cake

Chestnut and Wild Rice Pilaf

Smoked Sardine Caesar with Salumi and Pan-Croutons

Fermented Dills

Apple Pie with Leaf Lard Crust

Ribeye with Homemade Steak Sauce

Birch Whiskey Snow Cocktail

Roast Chicken with Green Herb Stuffing

Fried Onion Dip

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Marinated Cherry Tomatoes with Arugula

Swiss Chard with Honey-Roasted Garlic

Maple-Lacquered Bacon

Parsley Salad with Toasted Almonds and Lemon

Green Salad with Brown Butter Walnut Vinaigrette

Glorified Hash-Brown Cake with Frying Peppers

Edamame with Dill Salt and Pea Shoots

Crispy Trout with Kitchen Butter Sauce

Blueberry-Lemon Pie with a Butter Crust

New Potatoes with Grilled Onion Butter

Toffee Bars

Peppered Pork and Parmesan Flatbread Sandwiches

Monkfish Almondine

Maple Bread with Soft Cheese

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