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 1, Episode 6

Pasta for Every Season

Italians love pasta no matter what the season. Giada De Laurentiis is going to show you how to create pasta dishes that will take you from winter to summer and all the in-between seasons. Ring in spring with Penne with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes; Fusilli with Shrimp, Orange and Arugula will cool you down in the summer; Whole-Grain Spaghetti with Pecorino, Prosciutto and Pepper is the perfect fall dish; and Swiss Chard and Sweet Pea Manicotti will keep you warm in winter.

Saturday
Sep 30
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Apres Ski

Giada De Laurentiis grew up skiing the Italian Alps and after a long day on the slopes she loved to warm up with the local northern Italian mountain food. She's going to show you how to prepare some of her favorite dishes from the Italian Alps; Beef and Butternut Squash Stew, Hearty Tomato Soup with Lemon and Rosemary, and Apple Zeppole with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.

Saturday
Sep 30
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 11

Hearty Italian

Nothing's better than digging into a hearty Italian meal that's filled with the flavors of fall. Giada De Laurentiis gets big pots bubbling on the stove, with a comforting Italian Vegetable Soup with Phyllo Croutons to dip, plus an oh-so-tender Lamb Stew. Instead of apple pie for dessert, Giada's baking up simply sweet Apple Crostatas.

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

Italian Street Food

Italian street vendors are masters at making quick, delicious foods that cost next to nothing. Giada De Laurentiis brings some of these classic recipes back to her kitchen and puts her own spin on her favorite Italian street foods: Sausage, Peppers and Onions; Fried Ravioli; Zeppole.

Saturday
Sep 30
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 16

Comforting One Pot Meals

A one pot meal may mean fewer dishes, but the real treat is to spend the day with the comforting aromas of a homecooked meal bubbling on the stove or baking in the oven. Giada De Laurentiis is making her favorite one-pot meals: Italian Cheese Fondue, Lentil Soup and Baked Tortellini oozing with melted cheese.

Saturday
Sep 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Tree Trimming Party

While her friends fill the tree with beautiful decorations, Giada De Laurentiis fills their appetites with Italian favorites to match the season. A hearty Cioppino soup brimming with fresh seafood, Pizza Blanca sprinkled with flavorful herbs and a decadent Panettone Trifle for dessert.

Tuesday
Dec 12
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 18

Holiday Gifts from Home

Giada De Laurentiis makes an Italian gift basket that will keep her family and friends enjoying Christmas well into the new year. With recipes for Salami and Gorgonzola Biscuits; Ragu with Pancetta and Prosciutto; Toasted Cecchi, Almonds and Pistachios; Parma-Style Carrot Cake.

Tuesday
Dec 12
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Holiday Cookies

No holiday is complete without an array of colorful, buttery-sweet cookies to nibble. Giada De Laurentiis is making batches of her all-time favorite Italian cookies -- Florentines, Fig and Walnut Cookies and Holiday Biscotti -- and wrapping them up as holiday gifts. These are so yummy, it'll be hard to give them away.

Tuesday
Dec 12
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 2

Christmas Brunch

Giada De Laurentiis is throwing a white Christmas party and you're invited. She's going to prepare an amazing holiday brunch buffet to ring in the good cheer. The menu: Linguine and Prosciutto Frittatas, Arugula and Roasted Fruit Salad with Panettone Croutons and Parmesan Potato Pancake.

Tuesday
Dec 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Giada's Spa Weekend Brought Home

Giada De Laurentiis recently went on a spa weekend with some girlfriends and came back inspired to recreate some of her favorite healthy meals giving them her unique Italian touches. She makes Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil and Salmon; Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach; and Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella.

Saturday
Jan 20
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.

Saturday
Jan 20
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 6, Episode 19

Feel Good Food

Giada De Laurentiis prepares flavorful dishes that won't weigh you down, like garlic chicken with a citrus zing, a super light and healthy spinach sauce to mix into pasta, and a fruity but tart icy drink that will cleanse the palate.

Saturday
Jan 20
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 12

Healthy Snacks

Giada De Laurentiis is going to show you how to make some of her favorite healthy Italian snacks! The best part is that you can make them ahead and keep them in your fridge all week to fight off your temptations for junk food. Recipes include: Parmesan Fish Sticks, Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip, Sweet Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit and Virgin Pomegranate and Cranberry Bellinis.

Saturday
Jan 20
8:30am | 7:30c

Show Extras

How to Cook Like an Italian

From easy homemade pasta to handmade sauces, our complete guide to Italian cooking will help you bring home the flavors of Italy.
Our Best Italian Recipes and Menus

Pantry: Italian Essentials

A well-stocked pantry makes whipping up delicious Italian meals a snap. Countless dishes can be made from ingredients on hand, but with a quick dash through the express line for perishables, the options are limitless.

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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.