Web sensation and online superstar Laura Vitale brings her take on American mealtimes to television. Although Laura's roots are in Italian food she is first and foremost an all American girl. With an emphasis on seasonal and simple, Laura's blend of easy but enticing recipes and girl next-door charm will make for meals that America will adore. It's Simply Laura!
Season 2, Episode 4

Italian Girl in the Garden State

Growing up in Italy, vegetables were the star of Laura Vitale's plates and now, she has recipes to turn local New Jersey veggies into standing ovation dishes. Inspired by old family recipes and seasonal offerings, she makes Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili, Broccoli Rabe Pesto Pasta and Roasted Tomato Tart.

Saturday
Feb 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Date Night

Laura Vitale makes a restaurant-quality meal to enjoy with her husband, Joe, at home. Inspired by their love of steakhouses, Laura splurges on a beautiful cut of beef and pairs it with steakhouse-worthy sides without the hefty price tag. The date night menu is Seared NY Strip Steaks and Green Beans with Herbed Butter, Crispy Ribollita and Amaretto Tiramisu for Two.

Saturday
Feb 11
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Laura's Leftovers

There is nothing more fun and creative than making a new meal from yesterday's leftovers. Laura Vitale demonstrates her tricks for turning everyday leftovers into a delicious meal with her mouthwatering Smokey Black Bean Rice, a Mexican-Style Chicken Pot Pie, a Tomato Avocado Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing and phenomenal Brownie Truffles.

Monday
Mar 6
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 8

Girls' Day and Night!

Laura is spending a full day with her girls, and before heading out for some shopping and pampering, she tackles some finger foods that she can assemble before the fun. Back at the house, the girls break open the bottle of wine, and Laura heats up Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce, Spinach and Potato Puffs, Cheesecake Brownies and Sea Salt Caramel Corn.

Monday
Mar 6
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Super Simple Suppers

After a long day, preparing a meal from scratch can often seem like a daunting task. Before you reach for the takeout menu, Laura Vitale shows you a simple and delicious crowd-pleasing supper that's ready in a flash. She starts off with a tasty Sauteed Mushroom Bruschetta. For the main course, spicy Linguine with Shrimp Al'Amatriciana and a light Insalata Tre Colori with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette. But that's not all, Laura shows us that on even the busiest of days, a delectable dessert is within reach with her Toasted Hazelnut Twists and Affogato.

Saturday
Apr 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Papa's Pizza

Laura Vitale began her culinary career in her dad's Pizzeria. Today, they still love getting in the kitchen and cooking together. In this episode, Laura will make some of his favorites, before he joins her in the kitchen for a pizza making reunion. First up, Sal's Grilled Seafood Salad with Calamari and Shrimp, next it's a Classic Neapolitan Margherita Pizza and a White Pizza with garlic oil, prosciutto and arugula. Finally, a crave-worthy Chocolate-Hazelnut Zeppole.

Saturday
Apr 8
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 5

The Little Black Dress Ingredient

Laura Vitale is on the hunt for a versatile little black dress for upcoming events, and this inspires her to repurpose her dinner plans! She makes Marinara Sauce her culinary little black dress, accessorizing it in dishes like Italian Pot Roast with Porcini Mushrooms, Velvety Tomato Bisque and Greek Mini Pizzas.

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

Sweet & Savory Brunch

Brunch can be one of the most delicious and easy ways to entertain loved ones in a casual setting. Laura Vitale makes a mouthwatering brunch that pairs both sweet and savory ingredients. She begins with her light and crispy Belgian Waffles topped with her famous Savory Sausage and Apple Hash. On the side, a delicious Roasted Fig Salad with Goat Cheese, Arugula and Prosciutto. Laura makes Almond Madelines in individual packages as a fun favor. And since no brunch is complete without a special drink, Laura makes a quick, refreshing Orange and Raspberry Mimosa.

Saturday
Apr 8
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Date Night

Laura Vitale makes a restaurant-quality meal to enjoy with her husband, Joe, at home. Inspired by their love of steakhouses, Laura splurges on a beautiful cut of beef and pairs it with steakhouse-worthy sides without the hefty price tag. The date night menu is Seared NY Strip Steaks and Green Beans with Herbed Butter, Crispy Ribollita and Amaretto Tiramisu for Two.

Saturday
May 20
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

Family Game Night

Laura Vitale hosts a casual game night. Everyone has a job to do, including Papa Sal, who joins Laura to prepare his Spicy Steamed Mussels. Her guests make their selections from the Classic Italian Antipasti and enjoy Short Rib and Bechamel Lasagna. For dessert, there's White Chocolate and Raspberry Layered Panna Cotta.

Saturday
May 20
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Lessons From Nonna

Laura Vitale's passion for food and cooking was inspired by her Italian grandmother, who taught her not only how to cook, but also how to spread love through food. Today Laura takes you on a very personal journey through her some of her Nonna's favorite dishes. First up, Nonna's hearty Pasta al Forno with Mini Meatballs. On the side, her crunchy Spicy Broccolini, and finally, a zesty Orange Bundt Cake with Mandarinello and Blackberry Compote topped off with Mascarpone Cream.

Saturday
Jul 8
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 1

Date Night

Laura Vitale makes a restaurant-quality meal to enjoy with her husband, Joe, at home. Inspired by their love of steakhouses, Laura splurges on a beautiful cut of beef and pairs it with steakhouse-worthy sides without the hefty price tag. The date night menu is Seared NY Strip Steaks and Green Beans with Herbed Butter, Crispy Ribollita and Amaretto Tiramisu for Two.

Monday
Aug 14
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 6

Family Style

Laura Vitale shares her secrets to creating a meal that will impress a crowd and, more importantly, won't stress the chef. She starts off with crispy Pancetta Wrapped Pork Loin with creamy Polenta Parmigiano. She then whips up a refreshing Roasted Fennel Salad with Oranges and Baby Arugula. For the finale, a silky Gingerbread Tiramisu. This twist on an Italian classic is sure to become a favorite amongst your guests.

Monday
Aug 14
9am | 8c

Feast Your Eyes

Most Popular Recipes

All Simply Laura Recipes

Veggie and Creme Fraiche Frittata

Simply Dressed Bocconcini

Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Loin

Broccolini with Anchovies and Garlic

Roasted Fennel with Oranges and Greens

Laura's Basic Pizza Dough

Roasted Tomato Tart

Mushroom Bruschetta

Laura's Pasta al Forno with Sugo

Sherry Fennel Olives

Spanish Chicken and Rice

Linguine with Shrimp all'Amatriciana

Laura's Blackberry Compote

Velvety Tomato Bisque

Broccoli Rabe, Sausage and Pesto Pasta

Short Rib and Bechamel Lasagna

Scallops with Pancetta

Bruschetta Bar with Eggs in a Basket

Vegetable Pasta al Forno

Seared Steak and Green Beans with Herbed Butter

Cheesecake Brownies

Marinara Sauce

Sea Salt Caramel Corn

Orange and Raspberry Mimosa

Belgian Waffles

Pot Roast with Porcini Mushrooms

Smoked Salmon and Dill Quiche

About the Host

Laura Vitale

Internet sensation Laura Vitale developed her love for cooking from her Italian grandmother, learning many of the recipes for classic Italian dishes over the phone.