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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.

Friday
Sep 6
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
Sep 6
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Sep 6
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 3

Impromptu Party

Friends drop by unexpectedly, so Giada De Laurentiis shows how to host a fabulous last-minute party. Her menu includes Focaccia with Clementine and Fennel, Frozen Fruit Sparkling Water, Pantry Mezzi with Rigatoni with Greens, and Smokey Arugula and Apple Salad. Then, Giada shows how to use dishes and decor in cabinets to transform a living room and create a special mood with only a few minutes' notice.

Saturday
Sep 14
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Sep 28
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Kickoff Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts the ultimate football viewing party, offering ideas on everything from seating, snacks, drinks and friendly bets on who will win the big game. The menu includes Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles, Walnut Kicker Cookies, and Margarita Chicken Wings.

Saturday
Oct 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Party in the Kitchen

Giada De Laurentiis has come up with the perfect way to host a great party without breaking the bank. Since every great party ends in the kitchen, she starts there and invites friends over to make some of their favorite dishes together, including Caesar Salad Taco Bites, Pulled Pork Tacos, Cheater Churros and Strawberry Basil Aqua Fresca.

Friday
Oct 11
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Oct 11
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Little Italy Party

With a cuisine that's as varied as its dramatic landscape, the island of Sicily has become very popular for its wide range of interesting foods. Giada De Laurentiis transports her guests to the exotic island with a Sicilian menu that features Bucatini a la Clams Casino, Cannoli Panna Cotta, Simple Eggplant Parm and Nonna Pizza.

Friday
Oct 11
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 10

Panini Party

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over for a casual get-together while she tests various panino recipes and combinations for her new restaurant, Pronto, in Las Vegas. Her friends sample her menu, which includes a France Meets Italy Panini, a Chicken and Pepperonata Panini, a Royal Beef Tenderloin Panini, a Strawberries and Cream Panini and, to wash it all down, Aperol Spritz cocktails. Then each guest takes a turn at making her own custom panini.

Friday
Oct 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Super-Sized Sunday

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over to watch the big game and makes gourmet super-sized versions of some of our favorite game foods, including a Three-Way Tie Sandwich, a bar made up of game day dips and chips, and Spicy Calabrian Shrimp.

Friday
Oct 11
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Kickoff Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts the ultimate football viewing party, offering ideas on everything from seating, snacks, drinks and friendly bets on who will win the big game. The menu includes Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles, Walnut Kicker Cookies, and Margarita Chicken Wings.

Friday
Oct 11
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Super-Sized Sunday

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over to watch the big game and makes gourmet super-sized versions of some of our favorite game foods, including a Three-Way Tie Sandwich, a bar made up of game day dips and chips, and Spicy Calabrian Shrimp.

Saturday
Oct 12
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Friday
Oct 18
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Oct 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Family Fun Day

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a fun and cost-effective family celebration complete with simple outdoor games and a menu that appeals to both the little ones and the grown-ups. There's a make-your-own Juicy Lucy Slider Bar, Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup, Black and White Cupcakes and Easy Egg Cream drinks.

Friday
Oct 18
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 1

Jade's Slumber Party

Giada De Laurentiis is throwing a sleepover party for her daughter, Jade, and her friends. Giada transforms her living room into the ultimate blanket fort adorned with sleeping bags and makes healthy, kid-favorite camp-style food like Green Grape Slushies, Parmesan Crisps with Red Pepper Mayonnaise, Steak and Avocado Buns and S'mores Pizzettes.

Friday
Oct 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Jade's Painting Party

Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, invite Jade's friends over for a paint and tie-dye party. The menu gets an artistic touch with Bacon and Jam Sandwiches, Lemon Speckled Green Bean Salad and Rainbow Sodas.

Friday
Oct 18
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
Oct 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Jade's Chocolate Factory

Jade loves chocolate just as much as her mother so Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a chocolate-themed Valentine's Day party for her and her friends. The fancy lunch menu is full of sophisticated and elegant dishes that are also kid friendly including Cheesy Chocolate Ravioli, BFF Shrimp, Roasted Caprese Bites and Chocolate Strawberry Cups. After lunch, the kids prepare decorative, heart-shaped boxes packed with Giada's Valentine's Double-Chocolate Bark for their siblings, parents and teachers.

Saturday
Oct 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Big Hair Rocker Party

There's nothing Giada De Laurentiis loves more than an over-the-top costume party and this time she's going all out with a Big Hair Rocker Party! Her friends are coming over dressed as their favorite big hair rock-n-rollers from the 1980s while she serves a menu that matches the decade. The tasty treats include Tricolore Pasta Salad, Cali-talian Seven-Layer Dip, Raffy's Chicken and Rice and Tiramisu Cupcakes.

Friday
Oct 25
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 11

'70s Throwback Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a groovy '70s bash, with guests donning their best throwback outfits. Giada puts a modern spin of some of the decade's most popular foods, including Waldorf Panzanella, Sweet and Sour Shish Kabobs, Italian Helper and Giada Wallbangers.

Friday
Oct 25
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Oct 25
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 3

Giada's 2nd Annual Film Festival Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts her second annual Film Festival Party and invites her guests to make their own short films. She pulls out all the stops with a Hollywood-themed room and easy-to-eat menu that includes Grilled Chicken Skewers with Lemon and Honey, Smoky Eggplant Dip, Crazy Popcorn Mix and Fancy Italian Colas.

Friday
Oct 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Jade's Chocolate Factory

Jade loves chocolate just as much as her mother so Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a chocolate-themed Valentine's Day party for her and her friends. The fancy lunch menu is full of sophisticated and elegant dishes that are also kid friendly including Cheesy Chocolate Ravioli, BFF Shrimp, Roasted Caprese Bites and Chocolate Strawberry Cups. After lunch, the kids prepare decorative, heart-shaped boxes packed with Giada's Valentine's Double-Chocolate Bark for their siblings, parents and teachers.

Friday
Oct 25
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

Party in the Kitchen

Giada De Laurentiis has come up with the perfect way to host a great party without breaking the bank. Since every great party ends in the kitchen, she starts there and invites friends over to make some of their favorite dishes together, including Caesar Salad Taco Bites, Pulled Pork Tacos, Cheater Churros and Strawberry Basil Aqua Fresca.

Friday
Nov 1
10am | 9c

Most Popular Recipes

All Giada Entertains Recipes

Goodnight Mary

S'mores Pizzette

Raspberry-Cherry Chocolate Poppers

Royal Beef Tenderloin Panini

Baked Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream

Chocolate Cheesecake-Stuffed French Toast

Lemon Cheesecake Brownies

Honey Nut Panna Cotta

Cali-talian 7 Layer Dip

Spiked Chocolate and Coffee Milkshakes

Crab Summer Rolls

Walnut Football Cookies

Italian Martini

Crazy Popcorn Mix

Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad

Simple Spring Salad

Sungold Tomato Campanelle

Strawberry-Basil Agua Fresca

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Spiked Root Beer Float Bar

Herb Melon Salad

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

Giada never has a dull moment, between sharing Italian-style recipes on Giada at Home and serving as a Food Network Star mentor and judge.