In this series, Bobby Deen takes his mother, Paula Deen's, recipes and transforms her Southern comfort food into lighter, lean, yet still delicious dishes. Each week, we'll follow Bobby as he tries to recreate one of his Mama's famous meals with healthy substitutes that cut down on calories and fat, but still deliver on taste.

Bobby's Breakfasts

Kale and Bacon Frittata

Vitamin-packed kale and a bit of bacon make Bobby's frittata super healthy.
Season 4, Episode 3

Sweet as Honey

Bobby visits the unlikely home of a colony of bees, and brings back some of their delicious honey to transform his Mama's dishes alongside guest Colette Burnett. He makes Grilled Honey Chicken With Rum Sauce and Honey-Pineapple Nut Bars.

Wednesday
Mar 8
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 4

Philly on My Mind

Bobby discovers a hydroponic garden on the rooftops of Brooklyn and brings back the freshest baby butterhead lettuce for his Cheese Steak Lettuce Cups and fresh basil for his Roasted Zucchini Skins.

Wednesday
Mar 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Clamming Expedition

Bobby heads out to Long Island and learns how to harvest the freshest clams the shore has to offer for his Seafood Pie. Later, Lime Mousse Cups for dessert.

Wednesday
Mar 8
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 6

Mexico in BK

Bobby visits a Mexican cheese shop that's been in Brooklyn for more than a decade and learns how to make authentic Oaxaca Cheese for his baked Chicken Cheese Empanadas with fresh Tomatillo Salsa. He also makes Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs With Garlic and Orange and Sweet Potato Chicken Mole.

Wednesday
Mar 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Totally Tofu!

Bobby uncovers an unlikely expert of Japanese cuisine who shows him that going totally tofu can be delicious. This episode features Silken Tofu, Crispy Black Pepper Tofu Bites, Tofu and Veggie Soup and Tofu Creme Brulee.

Wednesday
Mar 8
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 8

Nuts For Peanuts!

Bobby learns how to transform peanuts into peanut butter with a Mexican flair alongside acclaimed chef, Roberto Santibanez. Then, boxing superstar Laila Ail comes over to give their favorite dishes a peanuty twist, with Peanut Chicken Casserole and Peanut Butter Rice Pudding.

Wednesday
Mar 8
9:30am | 8:30c

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All Not My Mama's Meals Recipes

Bobby's Stuffed Red Peppers

Bobby's Buffalo Wings with Tangy Cheese Dip

Protein Bakery's Chocolate Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookie

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Baked Crab Cakes

"No-Fry" Apple Pies

Peanut Chicken Casserole

Bobby's Lighter Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie

Simply Smashed Potato Cakes

Cheesy Onion Artichoke Dip

Beer Battered Fish and Roasted Fries

Pot Roast Stew

Filet Mignon Goat Cheese and Pancetta

Bobby's Red Velvet Cupcakes

Light Lobster Roll

Light French Onion Soup

Raspberry Coulis

Burger and Barrel Veggie Burger

Turkey Bacon Cheeseburger Turkey Loaf

Grilled Honey Chicken with Rum Sauce

Poolish Starter

Fresh Salmon Croquettes

Shrimp Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Lean Pressed Cubans

Brooklyn Wok Shop's Fresh Egg Noodles

Baked Veggie Egg Rolls

Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Chops

About the Host

Bobby Deen

Growing up in a traditional Southern kitchen, Bobby Deen went to work for his mother when he was 18 and now is an essential ingredient in the recipe that has made Paula Deen an American hospitality and cooking icon.

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