Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and satisfying. In Everyday Italian , chef Giada De Laurentiis shares updated versions of the homey recipes she grew up with in her Italian family. She'll show you easy dishes that are perfect for every occasion: a weeknight meal, entertaining a crowd or a cozy dinner for two. Buon appetito !

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Season 2, Episode 10

Warming Up Winter

Giada De Laurentiis shows you how to warm up this winter with some spicy Italian dishes: Rigatoni with Eggplant Puree, Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Pancetta, Sweet Pea Crostini and Spiced Americano with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.

Jan 9
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 1

Lite and Healthy

Giada De Laurentiis cooks a light and healthy lunch for her girlfriends, with Conchiglie with Clams and Mussels, Tuscan Salad, Grapefruit Zabaglione Over Mixed Berries and Blissini.

Jun 6
11am | 10c
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Jun 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Picnic Planner

Giada De Laurentiis is packing a picnic lunch to surprise her husband at work. An extra-special Penne with Beef and Arugula, Parmesan Poppers, irresistible Almond Blueberry Cookies and a fruity Iced Tea with Grenadine make for an easy, satisfying and portable picnic meal.

Jun 13
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hotel Style Luxury

Giada De Laurentiis has spent a lot of time traveling around the world, so today she's created some dishes (Polenta Crusted Shrimp with Mustard and Herb Mayonnaise, Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Profiteroles with Herb Oil and Lemon Hazelnut Tiramisu) that bring home the luxury of staying at a hotel.

Jun 13
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 7


With the Mediterranean Sea lapping all around the coast of Italy, seafood is a huge part of Italian cooking. Today, Giada's cooking up a menu of Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops, Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni, Sea Bass Alla Fiorentina and a Halibut and Chickpea Salad that's sure to turn even the strictest landlubber into a seafood fan.

Jun 20
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 3

Mixed Grill

Grilling is an age-old art form in Italian cooking. Giada De Laurentiis is going to show you how they do it in Italy with clean cuts of meat and fresh citrus flavors. A Saffron Orzo is the luxurious bed for a mixed grill of meats and vegetables with a Grilled Mixed Fruit dessert and a delicious Tiziano to drink.

Jun 20
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 15

Cooking for Beginners

Giada De Laurentiis is always being asked what the perfect dish is for the beginner cook. Giada is going to show you that with a few select items from the supermarket, anyone can create a satisfying dinner and feel comfortable in the kitchen! Recipes include: Italian Fish and Veggie Pockets, Fusilli Alla Caprese and Black and White Cookies.

Jun 27
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 3

Quick and Easy

Giada De Laurentiis shows you four new quick and easy ways to get dinner on the table in no time without having to skimp on flavor. Recipes include: Apricot and Chicken Bruschetta, Spaghetti with Olives and Bread Crumbs, Fennel Slaw with Prosciutto and Pistachio Pesto, and Gianduja Bars.

Jun 27
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Giada's Dating Tips for the Bachelor

Giada De Laurentiis shows her younger brother four delicious recipes ranging from an alternative to the regular TV dinner to a dish to impress the ladies! Recipes include: Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad, Ravioli with Balsamic Brown Butter, Creamy Baked Fettuccine with Asiago and Thyme and Espresso Martini.

Jul 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 17


Giada De Laurentiis is inviting friends over for a late morning meal: they'll flip over her savory Mini Frittatas and will absolutely devour her sweet Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls. But it's the Spiked Iced Cappuccino that'll really kick-start the day.

Jul 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 18

Baby Shower

Giada De Laurentiis shows you how to make lunchtime gatherings extra fun and delicious. On the menu: Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Skewers; Artichoke and Tuna Panini with Garbanzo Bean Spread; Farro with Coarse Pesto; and Chocolate Gelato Baguettes.

Jul 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 19


Inspired by her Neapolitan roots, Giada De Laurentiis makes a southern Italian feast with the flavors of Naples: Veal and Lemon Saltimbocca, Eggplant Timbale and Smoked Mozzarella and Ricotta Fritters.

Jul 25
11am | 10c

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Pancetta and Parmesan Torte

Spicy Baked Macaroni

Mediterranean Bruschetta

Spaghetti with Sauteed Onions, Feta and Herbs

Pizzette with Gorgonzola, Tomato and Basil

Herb Crusted Lamb

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes

Grilled Lamb with Salsa Verde

Veal Milanese

Hearty Tomato Soup with Lemon and Rosemary

Creamy Farfalle with Cremini, Asparagus, and Walnuts

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Limoncello Frosting

Artichoke Pesto Torta

Gelato Cooler

Linguine with Butter, Pecorino, Arugula and Black Pepper

Sgroppino (Italian cocktail)

Stracoto with Porcini Mushrooms

Spicy Chicken

Chocolate-Strawberry Panini

Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Involtini of Beef

Toasted Cecchi, Almonds, and Pistachios

Polenta Crusted Shrimp with Mustard and Herb Mayonnaise

About the Host

Giada De Laurentiis

Learn more about Giada De Laurentiis, host of Everyday Italian, and see how she makes easy Italian recipes for any occasion, from quick weeknight meals to entertaining a crowd.