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Season 4, Episode 1

Pasta Party

Pasta is an inexpensive way to feed a crowd and a blank canvas to dress up with great ingredients, so Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a pasta party buffet with leftovers that are hard to beat. Each dish on Giada's menu features a different pasta shape and fresh ingredients. Her buffet spread includes Pasta with Creamy White Beans, Antipasto Salad with Crispy Orzo Cacio e Pepe Gnocco Britto and Baked Pasta Rigatoni.

Saturday
Jan 2
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 8

Go Green or Go Home

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a St. Patrick's Day party, offering her spin on traditional Irish dishes. Guests will feast on hearty Lamb and Red Wine Stew, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Savoy Cabbage, plus a Smoked Salmon "Crudo" with Creamy Cucumbers. For dessert, Giada serves a rich Chocolate Stout Torta made with real Guinness beer.

Saturday
Jan 2
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Family-Style Sunday Dinner

In Giada De Laurentiis' family, Sundays are set aside for family dinners. For a stress-free, traditional family dinner at home, Giada's menu includes casual but hearty dishes like Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce, Spaghetti with Zucchini and Squash, Baby Lettuces with Spicy Vinaigrette and, for dessert, Double Chocolate Chip Red Wine Bundt Cake.

Saturday
Jan 9
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 1

Pastabilities

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends into her kitchen to create their own pasta shapes from scratch and enjoy a pasta party together. In Italy, many families invent their own pasta shapes, but the recipes often aren't written down and are lost over time. Before her friends arrive, Giada makes her family's favorite pastas -- Malloreddus and Pappardelle -- along with good-quality Italian homemade sauces and sides made simply and with inexpensive ingredients. Her guests feast on a menu of Malloreddus with Shrimp and Arugula, Pappardelle with Sausage Ragu and Grilled Endive with Citrus and Pancetta.

Saturday
Jan 9
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Taste of Capri Party

After a recent trip to Capri, Italy, Giada De Laurentiis hosts a lunch party for her girlfriends that celebrates the island and one of its most inspiring ingredients -- the lemon! The menu includes Sole with Lemon Caper Sauce, Lemon Grilled Cheese, Lemon and Chive Risotto and Lemon Basil Sorbet.

Saturday
Jan 16
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 2

TV Dinner

Giada De Laurentiis hosts her friends for an evening of cozy television-viewing, and she makes a hearty menu of small bites that are easy to eat in front of the TV. Giada provides blankets, pillows and an individual TV tray for each guest! The casual-but-delicious menu includes Tamari Spiced Nuts, Sweet and Crunchy Jicama Slaw, Sausage Hoagies and Chocolate Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Saturday
Jan 16
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Jade and Giada Day

Giada De Laurentiis treats Jade to a special day of mother-daughter fun and a delicious dinner. The menu includes comforting dishes for just the two of them including Pork Braciole, Pan-Fried Lemon Potatoes, Grilled Zucchini Skewers and Lemon Cheesecake Brownies.

Saturday
Jan 23
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 5

Giada's Dinner Cruise

Giada De Laurentiis hosts an intimate dinner party on a boat in the marina. The sunset dinner cruise is complete with twinkling lights and a romantic and elegant menu. Giada makes Paccheri with Porcini and Pistachio, Pan-Seared Salmon with Artichokes and White Wine, Beet and Burrata Salad and a light and flavorful dessert of Roasted Strawberries with Vin Santo.

Saturday
Jan 23
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Giada's Dinner Party

Giada De Laurentiis knows there are few things more special than being invited over to someone's home for a dinner party. She's hosting an intimate formal dinner with a multi-course meal that includes Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Peperonata, Ricotta Bruschetta with Sweet and Spicy Tomatoes, Kale and Chickpea Salad and Baked Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream.

Saturday
Jan 30
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 6

Weeknight Special

Sometimes no occasion is the best occasion! Giada De Laurentiis surprises her daughter, Jade, in the middle of the week with a special menu that includes all her favorite comfort foods. Jade finishes her homework in the kitchen while Giada puts the finishing touches on their meal of Meatball Salad, Creamy Parmesan Baked Shells, Green Bean "Fries" and Chewy Almond and Cherry Thumbprint Cookies.

Saturday
Jan 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Pre-Game Burger Bash

Giada De Laurentiis gets in the game day spirit and keeps folks entertained before kickoff by hosting a pre-game burger bash. The backyard party features family fun activities and a massive buffet loaded with Mortadella Meatball Sliders, Giada-fied Burgers, Cacciatore Chips and Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake Dip.

Saturday
Feb 6
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 3

Football Picnic

Before the big game, Giada De Laurentiis and her family and friends spend the day on the beach playing tag football and having an oceanside picnic. Giada serves an array of decadent picnic foods that not only feed a crowd but are perfect for game day. Her guests enjoy an easy, make-ahead meal of Pizza Paninis, Bittersweet Chopped Salad, Sweet Potato Hummus and, for dessert, Fennel and Orange Fudge.

Saturday
Feb 6
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Dog Park Picnic

Giada De Laurentiis organizes a dog park picnic inspired by her dog Bruno for her friends with furry pals. The portable picnic menu features Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies, Farro Salad with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola, Mortadella and Mozzarella Baguette and Calabrian Chili Popcorn.

Saturday
Feb 20
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 8

Giada's Thank-You Lunch

Giada De Laurentiis hosts an elegant outdoor lunch made with fresh garden ingredients to thank some of her friends and family for the special things they've done for her. The menu includes Crispy Goat Cheese Salad, Moroccan Lemon Chicken, Sungold Tomato Campanelle and a Chocolate and Fig Tart.

Saturday
Feb 20
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Cocktails and Comfort

Giada De Laurentiis throws a cocktail party that features mini-bite appetizers of favorite comfort foods. Her menu includes BLT Bites, Crispy Salami and Cheese Egg Rolls, Chocolate Hazelnut Madeleines and Bourbon Milk.

Saturday
Feb 27
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 7

Giada's Midnight Jam

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over on a Friday night to hang out, watch movies and enjoy breakfast for dinner. Her guests arrive in comfy sweats and pajamas to enjoy her menu of Smoked Trout Frittata, Sausage and Parmesan Waffles, Honey Nut Panna Cotta and a Goodnight Mary Bar.

Saturday
Feb 27
9:30am | 8:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All Giada Entertains Recipes

Gin-tini

Pizza Panini

Pappardelle (Egg Pasta Dough)

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Mushroom and Grape Crostini

Ricotta Bruschetta with Sweet and Spicy Tomatoes

Raspberry-Cherry Chocolate Poppers

Crazy Popcorn Mix

Chewy Almond and Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Creamy Potatoes with Cabbage

Roasted Caprese Salad

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake Dip

Escarole and Olive Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Bourbon Milk

Chocolate Potato Pancakes

Chocolate-Hazelnut Madeleines

Crispy Orzo Salad

Paccheri with Porcini and Pistachio

Chocolate-Hazelnut Fondue

Red, White and Blue Salad

Grilled Polpette Kababs

About the Show

Whether it's a casual game night with girlfriends, a fun family get-together, or a party in the kitchen, Giada De Laurentiis knows how to make it an extra-special event. In Giada Entertains, she shares tips, secrets and recipes for planning the perfect party for family and friends.

About the Host

Giada De Laurentiis

Born in Rome, Giada grew up in a large Italian family where the culture of food was a staple in and of itself. She has an impressive background of culinary training and a unique, personable charm, and she is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility with her expanding presence.

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