Love is in the air for a Valentine's Day filled with out-of-the-box flavor combinations and opposites-attract recipes. Sunny Anderson and Jeff Mauro share their take on surf and turf with Sunny's Cumin-Rubbed Steak paired with Jeff's Honey Tequila Lime Shrimp. Katie Lee heats things up with Roasted Beet and Beet Green Salad with Warm Pistachio Salsa Verde, and Geoffrey Zakarian marries two cultures in Penne with Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato "Pesto." Two 49th Pillsbury Bake-off Finalists share their easy-to-love sweet recipes, and Sunny's Black and White Petit Fours are the perfect treat for any sweetheart.
The Kitchen is taking the stress out of weeknights with meal prep tips, timesaving tricks and easy recipes. Geoffrey Zakarian kicks off the week with a Big Batch Braised Pork Butt, and Katie Lee gives leftovers a makeover in her Shepherd's Pie. The hosts share cool ways to use the freezer for meal prep success, and Jeff Mauro raids the pantry for a Slow Cooker Lentil Soup. The Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalists share their winning weeknight recipes, and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli makes her favorite weeknight pasta, Orecchiette with Bacon, Lemon and Cream. Sunny Anderson cooks a crowd-pleasing Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast, and then Geoffrey and Jeff tackle the leftovers to make family-friendly lunches. The hosts share tips for prepping veggies before Katie and Jeff transform them into two Cheat Sheet meals. Finally, the hosts use supermarket shortcuts to make an easy Black Forest dessert that takes the cake.
The Kitchen is honoring beloved comfort foods, starting with Sunny Anderson's "Crazy Rich" Fried Chicken and Waffle Skewers. The hosts dip into Katie Lee's creamy Pimento Cheese Fondue and then announce the winner of the 49th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest. Jeff Mauro makes a comfort classic, Gourmet Mac and Cheese, and baked potatoes get the star treatment times two in Geoffrey Zakarian's Loaded Bacon Truffle and Chive Baked Potatoes and Jeff's Reuben Loaded Baked Potato. Katie sauces up delicious Sticky and Sweet Sesame Meatballs, Jeff makes a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, and Chef Zac Young stops by to share a luscious, layered Banana Pudding. Chef Anne Burrell tosses up a rich and flavorful Bucatini All'Amatriciana and pitches in with the hosts to build flavor-packed 5-Star Nachos. Katie wraps things up with a new fried favorite, Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls.
The Kitchen is celebrating favorite flavors and recipes with help from viewers, starting with Jeff Mauro's Viewers' Choice Chili and Sunny Anderson's Easy Smothered French Onion Chicken Thighs. Comedian Michelle Collins learns how to make traditional Hungarian-Style Stuffed Cabbage from Geoffrey Zakarian, and Katie Lee makes a crew favorite, Thanksgiving Pot Pie. The hosts answer Helpline questions about chicken and tackle a round of Tool Takedown. Then, Sunny makes an Easy Baked and Loaded Pancake with a Lemon Maple Glaze, and Geoffrey serves up Branzino with Polenta, Wild Mushroom and Watercress. Katie Lee creates a new pizza crust using chickpeas, and food blogger Kim Lange joins the gang to make her viral recipe for Apple Fritter Bread. Finally, the hosts share four ways to make a popular dessert, Hot Chocolate Floats.
The Kitchen reveals amazing secret ingredients, starting with Katie Lee's secret to golden and juicy Roast Chicken. The hosts open up the Kitchen Helpline and share tricks for perfect rice and flavor-packed roasted vegetables. Nutritionist Joy Bauer shares sweet secrets for healthy desserts, and Geoffrey Zakarian shows off a secret ingredient for perfect, juicy Meatloaf. Jeff Mauro makes Magic No-Bread Meatballs and Geoffrey shares an Easy Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce, Katie cracks the code for the crispiest baked Chicken Wings, and Sunny Anderson shares a shocking ingredient for Banana Bread. Finally, a super special guest surprises the hosts, and friends of The Kitchen reveal their best-kept cooking secrets.
The Kitchen is squeezing out the last drop of the season's star produce -- citrus! Geoffrey Zakarian braises a bright-and-flavorful Citrus Chicken Tagine and Katie Lee cooks up a Pistachio-Crusted Cod with Citrus Salsa. Jeff Mauro makes a classic Greek Lemon Chicken Soup while Chef Pati Jinich bakes her top-of-the-line Triple Lime Bundt Cake. Next, the hosts share a fresh guide to the best new citruses to try, then Jeff and Katie zest to impress with a Citrus and Chocolate Sundae.
It's a spring recipe remix on the Kitchen starting with Katie Lee's twist on stovetop Mac and Cheese using gnocchi. The hosts then get together to present tips for making a Crispy Shrimp Quesadilla. Sunny Anderson lightens up a Sweet-and-Fruity Bread Pudding and Judy Joo stops by to share her spicy Krazy Korean Burgers. Finally, Geoffrey Zakarian sweetens up traditional Shepherd's Pie with sweet potatoes and the whole gang flips for three new chip flavors -- Sriracha Sweet and Spicy, Cacio e Pepe and Savory Thanksgiving.
The Kitchen hosts go head-to-head armed with regional dishes in a basketball-inspired "Munch Madness" tournament! Jeff Mauro represents the Midwest with his Real Chicago-Style Italian Beef Sandwich while Katie Lee steps up with a Southern classic -- her Fried Bologna Sandwich. Geoffrey Zakarian makes New England proud with his Clam Chowder and Sunny Anderson reps the Southwest with her Easy Beefy Texas Chili. Guest judge Buddy Valastro then decides who advances to the Cupcake Finals where two hosts battle it out with two regionally inspired cupcakes.
The Kitchen is back with a menu refresh that includes spring flavors, tips and trends! Sunny Anderson starts with her recipe for Quick Onion and Garlic Shrimp with Pasta then Food Network Magazine's Maile Carpenter reveals how often we should be cleaning our kitchen's trickier tools and appliances. Jeff Mauro freshens up traditional Caprese Salad with chicken and a sweet-and-tart pomegranate glaze. Next, renowned cookbook author Mark Bittman stops by to make his crispy Potato Fennel Pizza and Geoffrey Zakarian turns cake on its head with his moist-and-fruity Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake.