More Chopped Junior

Help Is on the Way 12 Videos

When the kids need a hand, they always call one man.

Ted, the Sous Chef

10 Secrets of the Show 12 Videos

Find out what happens on set before the competition begins.

An Exclusive Look

Helping Hands 12 Videos

These kids help one another without a second thought.

Junior Sportsmanship

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes 12 Videos

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

Learn Fun Facts and More

Set Transformation 12 Videos

See how the Chopped set changes over to Junior.

Watch the Time Lapse

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 baskets.

Watch Them Fool Around

Basket Mysteries, Revealed

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

Here's the Answer
Season 4, Episode 2

Cup of Glee

Chefs Maneet Chauhan and Andrew Gruel and actress Meghan Markle preside over a competition that begins with a three and a half-pound peanut butter cup and a too-hot griddle that creates problems for one of the young chefs. An enviable cut of pork and a strong-flavored candy are two of the gifts in the entree basket, then the finalists take on a gooey skillet of pink sweetness along with a healthy, crunchy snack in the dessert round.

Wednesday
Oct 9
4am | 3c
Season 8, Episode 4

Cookie Jar Spar

When the junior chefs unpack pickle-flavored cotton candy in their appetizer baskets, it's anyone's guess how the round will unfold. In the second round, they must dip into cookie jars to discover sweet ingredients for their entrees and impress the judges, including guest Nikki Bella. Finally, a stinky soda and a crunchy treat await the feisty final competitors in the dessert round.

Tuesday
Oct 15
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 16
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 8

Donut Sweat It

Savory meets sweet, and all is awesome! The junior chefs find something called an "everything donut" in the appetizer basket, which they must make work with a pickled pork product. Cooking venison is a new experience for some of the junior chefs in the entree round, then a competitor makes a bold move in the final seconds of the dessert round. It's up to the judges -- chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and David Guas and NFL player DeMarcus Ware -- to decide if it was a smart choice.

Tuesday
Oct 22
2pm | 1c
Season , Episode 9

A Hot Minute

The young competitors get a generous 30 minutes to cook minute steak in the appetizer round. Breaking down a bird is part of the challenge in round two, along with figuring out what to do with some cool ketchup. Then, the dessert basket contains some delicious stuffed fruit and a fun snack cake. The judging panel features chefs Amanda Freitag and Kristen Kish and former MLB player Jason Varitek.

Wednesday
Oct 23
4am | 3c
Season 3, Episode 13

Halloween Party!

With gory surprises in every basket, the costumed competitors have much to fear and $10,000 to gain in this Halloween showdown, presided over by judges Scott Conant, event planner Jackie Sorkin and actress Michelle Trachtenberg. A vial filled with something deceptively familiar and some spicy mummies are weird surprises in the first basket, then the entree round has the junior chefs digging into a spooky casserole. Finally, the last two competitors confidently craft desserts from an odd collection of goodies!

Tuesday
Oct 29
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 11

Basket Brawl

A new round of talented young cooks storms the kitchen to win over the judges, chefs Roble Ali and Marcus Samuelsson and blogger Rachel Hollis. First, they find some unusual gifts from the sea in the appetizer basket, and in the entree round, something sweet and something bitter in the basket make for a flavor-balancing act. Then, chocolate ravioli desserts prove to be a challenge in a hectic final round.

Wednesday
Oct 30
4am | 3c
Season 6, Episode 5

Farm Fun

From the farm to the Chopping Block! A new batch of junior chefs get to work with farm-fresh ingredients, starting with pork and blue cheese in the appetizer round. Milk must be combined with purple produce in an exciting entree course, then an ingredient in the dessert basket comes with directions. Farmer Jenna Brownell joins chefs Marc Murphy and Giorgio Rapicavoli on the judging panel.

Tuesday
Nov 5
2pm | 1c
Season , Episode 1

Rattled

When the young chefs must butcher and cook snakes in the appetizer round, will they be too squeamish to let their skills shine through? In the entree round, a dense oddball of a cake must be worked into lamb shoulder dishes. Then, the last precious seconds of the round are a show of desperation and cooperation as the finalists are challenged to make creative, caffeinated desserts for the judges, actor Chris Colfer and chefs Raiza Costa and Amanda Freitag.

Wednesday
Nov 6
4am | 3c
Season 4, Episode 12

Pinwheel Meals

In the appetizer round, the young cooks get to find out if bok choy tastes better with bacon. An old-fashioned "pinwheel" protein stirs things up in the entree round. And cottage cheese for dessert? The junior chefs attempt to find a place for it in their final plates. Actress Maia Mitchell and chefs Marc Murphy and Luke Thomas serve as judges.

Tuesday
Nov 12
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 1

Turkey Day! Hooray!

Turkey-themed baskets keep the kid chefs in the right state of mind as they try to make a meal that guest judge David Dobrik will gobble up, starting with a bucket of turkey meatballs in round one. A rare form of mashed potatoes makes for a hearty hurdle in the entree round, but will the two remaining kids be thankful for or fearful of the dessert goodie in the third basket?

Tuesday
Nov 12
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 1

Turkey Day! Hooray!

Turkey-themed baskets keep the kid chefs in the right state of mind as they try to make a meal that guest judge David Dobrik will gobble up, starting with a bucket of turkey meatballs in round one. A rare form of mashed potatoes makes for a hearty hurdle in the entree round, but will the two remaining kids be thankful for or fearful of the dessert goodie in the third basket?

Wednesday
Nov 13
3am | 2c
Season , Episode 6

Curry Hurry

A new group of ambitious junior chefs must win over a special panel of judges: chef Tiffany Derry, actress Busy Philipps and chef Aaron Sanchez. First up, an odd egg and a unique version of chicken and waffles are found in the basket. Orange noodles and a red paste are among the colorful ingredients that the young chefs must promptly address in the entree round, and the two finalists must find creative ways to turn Italian pudding and sweet sushi-shaped sandwiches into original desserts.

Wednesday
Nov 13
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 1

Turkey Day! Hooray!

Turkey-themed baskets keep the kid chefs in the right state of mind as they try to make a meal that guest judge David Dobrik will gobble up, starting with a bucket of turkey meatballs in round one. A rare form of mashed potatoes makes for a hearty hurdle in the entree round, but will the two remaining kids be thankful for or fearful of the dessert goodie in the third basket?

Sunday
Nov 17
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

A Chopped Junior Thanksgiving

Four new junior chefs are presented with the challenge of making a perfect Thanksgiving meal for the judges, including special guest Martha Stewart and Food Network's Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian. First, they must make creative appetizers using spiral ham, and in round two, they have to prepare entrees using three different turkey parts. Pumpkin spice lattes in the final basket get the kids excited for dessert, where they race to claim the ice cream machine!

Tuesday
Nov 19
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 2

Thanksgiving Leftovers

The kid cooks give new life to Thanksgiving leftovers, beginning in round one with a puree that the preteens haven't eaten in years. Two classics must be repurposed in the entree round, and cranberry sauce desserts are in store for guest judge Alanna Masterson as the last two junior chefs finish out the competition.

Tuesday
Nov 19
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 2

Thanksgiving Leftovers

The kid cooks give new life to Thanksgiving leftovers, beginning in round one with a puree that the preteens haven't eaten in years. Two classics must be repurposed in the entree round, and cranberry sauce desserts are in store for guest judge Alanna Masterson as the last two junior chefs finish out the competition.

Wednesday
Nov 20
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 13

Let's Taco 'Bout It

The junior chefs must integrate the mystery basket ingredients into taco-inspired dishes, starting with pork and tropical flavors in the appetizer basket. A prickly plant must find its way onto the plates for the entree, then a cake in the third basket contains a sweet surprise! Chef Scott Conant, Food Network Star finalist Martita Jara and actress Kym Whitley serve as judges.

Wednesday
Nov 20
4am | 3c
Season 1, Episode 4

A Chopped Junior Thanksgiving

Four new junior chefs are presented with the challenge of making a perfect Thanksgiving meal for the judges, including special guest Martha Stewart and Food Network's Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian. First, they must make creative appetizers using spiral ham, and in round two, they have to prepare entrees using three different turkey parts. Pumpkin spice lattes in the final basket get the kids excited for dessert, where they race to claim the ice cream machine!

Tuesday
Nov 26
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 4

Thanks Kidding

Four confident young cooks set out to make judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Sandra Lee and Laura Vitale a spectacular Thanksgiving meal. Pumpkin pie comes first as one of the mystery ingredients for the appetizer round. There's no turkey in the entree basket, but there are a lot of other traditional flavors. Then, some adorable cupcakes are at the center of a goody-filled final basket.

Tuesday
Nov 26
6pm | 5c
Season 9, Episode 1

Turkey Day! Hooray!

Turkey-themed baskets keep the kid chefs in the right state of mind as they try to make a meal that guest judge David Dobrik will gobble up, starting with a bucket of turkey meatballs in round one. A rare form of mashed potatoes makes for a hearty hurdle in the entree round, but will the two remaining kids be thankful for or fearful of the dessert goodie in the third basket?

Tuesday
Nov 26
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 3

Playing Ketchup

Starting with ketchup soda in round one, the young chefs seek to learn from their mistakes and roll with weird ingredients to impress guest judges Gina Torres and Daniel Breaker. A fancy food and a frozen drink are among the ingredients in the second round, and pork rinds in the dessert basket challenge the last two kid cooks to get creative.

Tuesday
Nov 26
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 3

Playing Ketchup

Starting with ketchup soda in round one, the young chefs seek to learn from their mistakes and roll with weird ingredients to impress guest judges Gina Torres and Daniel Breaker. A fancy food and a frozen drink are among the ingredients in the second round, and pork rinds in the dessert basket challenge the last two kid cooks to get creative.

Wednesday
Nov 27
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.

Wednesday
Nov 27
4am | 3c
Season 9, Episode 2

Thanksgiving Leftovers

The kid cooks give new life to Thanksgiving leftovers, beginning in round one with a puree that the preteens haven't eaten in years. Two classics must be repurposed in the entree round, and cranberry sauce desserts are in store for guest judge Alanna Masterson as the last two junior chefs finish out the competition.

Tuesday
Dec 3
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 4

Holiday Hoopla

Holiday wishes come true as the junior chefs get a chance to impress guest judge Rashad Jennings, starting in round one with creative fish dishes. A meaty second course follows before the final two kids find festive surprises like edible snow in the dessert basket.

Tuesday
Dec 3
8pm | 7c

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.