Junk Food Flip follows Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki as they travel the country looking for the most-delicious guilty pleasures that they can flip into lighter dishes that are still indulgent and taste great but can be eaten every day. When they find the right dish, Nikki and Bobby issue a challenge to the owners of the restaurant that created it: If people think their version is as delicious as the original, then it goes on the menu. If not? The owners get bragging rights ... and cash. The two dishes then go head-to-head in a fun-filled showdown where a hungry crowd of locals determines which version they enjoy the most.
Season , Episode

Thursday
Jan 5
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

The Cro-Do Burger Flip

The "Cro-Do Burger" is a 1650-calorie California champion that uses a pancake battered, deep-fried croissant donut as the bun! Long Beach, Calif., is the scenic scene of the flip, with local beachgoers serving as taste testers, but it's no day at the beach for Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen as they work to get the Challenger's calories and taste just right. Find out the fate of their "Low-Cal So-Cal Burger" and see if a cocky 17-year-old chef can take down the Junk Food Flip chefs!

Thursday
Mar 23
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

The Founder's Favorite Flip

The guys at Bruxie have reinvented the sandwich, using a thin Belgian waffle as the bread, so Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki will really have their hands full in this flip of the "Founder's Favorite," a fried chicken and waffle combo, that also features gruyere cheese, prosciutto di parma, arugula, hollandaise sauce and an over easy egg!

Thursday
Mar 23
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 2

Deep Fried Spam Musubi Flip

SPAM is at the epicenter of this volcanic Hawaiian food flip! Meet the champ: a decadent, deep-fried 1400 calorie spam "musubi" created by Homestyle Hawaiian owners Mo and Aimee Tolentino of Chula Vista, Calif. With bragging rights and cash on the line, Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen's heart healthier 410 calorie "Wham Bam Thank You Spam" steps into the ring. Find out if the Deep Fried Spam Musubi will remain champ, or if the ukulele players at the showdown will write a song about their Flip dish!

Wednesday
Apr 5
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Drunken Cubano Flip

It's a junk food journey down South to Bobby's home state of Georgia, to take on a legendary BBQ sandwich called 'the Drunken Cubano' at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island. It's a Cuban sandwich on buttered bread, piled high with slow-smoked pulled pork, cheese and pickles. But there's more decadence- it's served inside a bowl of creamy beer cheese soup. Nikki and Bobby challenge owners and pit-masters, Griffin and Harrison to the ultimate Junk Food Flip. They attempt to create healthier versions of the sandwich, first going head to head with each other in a street taste test. Nikki and Bobby finally merge their sandwich creations into a Challenger sandwich they name 'Smoked Stacked Lite-enin' to put up against the local BBQ favorite. Will Bobby and Nikki take these pit-masters down or are they about to get smoked?

Thursday
Apr 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

The Quadruple Bypass Flip

Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki travel to San Diego to sample the famous Quadruple Bypass at Carnitas' Snack Shack. After biting into this indulgent 1430-calorie sandwich, Nikki and Bobby join culinary forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Pacemaker," clocking in at 880 calories. Can the Pacemaker beat the Quadruple Bypass in a blind taste test showdown? Or, will the locals stick with their pork-tastic favorite?

Thursday
Jun 1
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

The Cro-Do Burger Flip

The "Cro-Do Burger" is a 1650-calorie California champion that uses a pancake battered, deep-fried croissant donut as the bun! Long Beach, Calif., is the scenic scene of the flip, with local beachgoers serving as taste testers, but it's no day at the beach for Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen as they work to get the Challenger's calories and taste just right. Find out the fate of their "Low-Cal So-Cal Burger" and see if a cocky 17-year-old chef can take down the Junk Food Flip chefs!

Thursday
Jun 1
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Chicharrones Nachos Flip

Surrounded by a colorful lucha libre wrestling-themed restaurant and actual masked luchadors, Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen go mano y mano against Jose and Diego Rojano's Champion's Chicharrones Nachos, which tip the scales at a massive 169g of fat. After they each attempt to create healthier versions of the dish, Nikki and Bobby finally merge their creations into a 550-calorie shrimp-filled challenger they dub, "Beache' Ceviche."

Monday
Jun 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

The Jalapeno Popper Flip

Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki travel to St. Augustine to discover and taste the famous Jalapeno Popper Burger at Gas Full Service restaurant. This beast of a burger has two beef patties stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapenos and then it's deep-fried! It's piled high on a freshly baked bun and slathered with a thick homemade ranch sauce. After biting into this indulgent 1600-calorie burger, Bobby and Nikki challenge Gas owners Ben and Lindy Loose to a food flip, where they will make a healthier version of the burger. If the people choose Bobby and Nikki's burger, then Gas has to put it on the menu. But if Ben and Lindy win, they get bragging rights and $1000. Nikki and Bobby join culinary forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Kickin' Crunch Burger" clocking in at 740 calories. Will it be delicious enough to beat the Jalapeno Popper Burger in the showdown, or will the locals stick with the deep-fried favorite?

Wednesday
Jul 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

The Founder's Favorite Flip

The guys at Bruxie have reinvented the sandwich, using a thin Belgian waffle as the bread, so Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki will really have their hands full in this flip of the "Founder's Favorite," a fried chicken and waffle combo, that also features gruyere cheese, prosciutto di parma, arugula, hollandaise sauce and an over easy egg!

Wednesday
Sep 6
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

The Jalapeno Popper Flip

Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki travel to St. Augustine to discover and taste the famous Jalapeno Popper Burger at Gas Full Service restaurant. This beast of a burger has two beef patties stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapenos and then it's deep-fried! It's piled high on a freshly baked bun and slathered with a thick homemade ranch sauce. After biting into this indulgent 1600-calorie burger, Bobby and Nikki challenge Gas owners Ben and Lindy Loose to a food flip, where they will make a healthier version of the burger. If the people choose Bobby and Nikki's burger, then Gas has to put it on the menu. But if Ben and Lindy win, they get bragging rights and $1000. Nikki and Bobby join culinary forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Kickin' Crunch Burger" clocking in at 740 calories. Will it be delicious enough to beat the Jalapeno Popper Burger in the showdown, or will the locals stick with the deep-fried favorite?

Wednesday
Apr 18
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 2

The Unidentified Flipping Object

If a tostada, taco and burrito had a baby it would be the U.F.O. This decadent 1500-calorie burrito is the creation of Nicholas and Robin Kimball, owners of the SoCal inspired A1A Burrito Taco Shop in St. Augustine Beach FL. Nick describes the UFO as 'meat, on meat on meat on cheese.' Bobby & Nikki describe it as coma inducing. Flipping a burrito packed with 1500 calories seems like an easy challenge at first but Bobby & Nikki soon learn that the customers who come to A1A Burrito aren't just looking for a burrito, they're looking for calorie-laced fuel that they can eat before surfing, riding or running all day. Bobby & Nikki have to come up with something that matches the U.F.O in flavor AND becomes a healthy source of fuel for the active people who eat it. With bragging rights & cash on the line Bobby and Nikki bring a healthy, hearty alternative called "The E.T" into the ring. Will they successfully Flip the U.F.O. or will Nick back up his smack talk with a winner?

Wednesday
Apr 18
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

Burnt Spaghetti Slider Flip

Chef Paul Cao created his signature dish, a burnt Spaghetti Slider, in his dorm room at UCLA on a hotplate. Today, at Burntzilla, Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki must face off against this 500-calorie fried pasta slider, served in a trio, that starts with burnt mozzarella cheese, a homemade Bolognese sauce, and is served on a Hawaiian roll.

Tuesday
Jun 26
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

The Jalapeno Popper Flip

Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki travel to St. Augustine to discover and taste the famous Jalapeno Popper Burger at Gas Full Service restaurant. This beast of a burger has two beef patties stuffed with cream cheese, cheddar cheese and jalapenos and then it's deep-fried! It's piled high on a freshly baked bun and slathered with a thick homemade ranch sauce. After biting into this indulgent 1600-calorie burger, Bobby and Nikki challenge Gas owners Ben and Lindy Loose to a food flip, where they will make a healthier version of the burger. If the people choose Bobby and Nikki's burger, then Gas has to put it on the menu. But if Ben and Lindy win, they get bragging rights and $1000. Nikki and Bobby join culinary forces to create a worthy Challenger called "The Kickin' Crunch Burger" clocking in at 740 calories. Will it be delicious enough to beat the Jalapeno Popper Burger in the showdown, or will the locals stick with the deep-fried favorite?

Tuesday
Aug 7
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

The Unidentified Flipping Object

If a tostada, taco and burrito had a baby it would be the U.F.O. This decadent 1500-calorie burrito is the creation of Nicholas and Robin Kimball, owners of the SoCal inspired A1A Burrito Taco Shop in St. Augustine Beach FL. Nick describes the UFO as 'meat, on meat on meat on cheese.' Bobby & Nikki describe it as coma inducing. Flipping a burrito packed with 1500 calories seems like an easy challenge at first but Bobby & Nikki soon learn that the customers who come to A1A Burrito aren't just looking for a burrito, they're looking for calorie-laced fuel that they can eat before surfing, riding or running all day. Bobby & Nikki have to come up with something that matches the U.F.O in flavor AND becomes a healthy source of fuel for the active people who eat it. With bragging rights & cash on the line Bobby and Nikki bring a healthy, hearty alternative called "The E.T" into the ring. Will they successfully Flip the U.F.O. or will Nick back up his smack talk with a winner?

Tuesday
Aug 7
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Drunken Cubano Flip

It's a junk food journey down South to Bobby's home state of Georgia, to take on a legendary BBQ sandwich called 'the Drunken Cubano' at Southern Soul Barbeque in St. Simons Island. It's a Cuban sandwich on buttered bread, piled high with slow-smoked pulled pork, cheese and pickles. But there's more decadence- it's served inside a bowl of creamy beer cheese soup. Nikki and Bobby challenge owners and pit-masters, Griffin and Harrison to the ultimate Junk Food Flip. They attempt to create healthier versions of the sandwich, first going head to head with each other in a street taste test. Nikki and Bobby finally merge their sandwich creations into a Challenger sandwich they name 'Smoked Stacked Lite-enin' to put up against the local BBQ favorite. Will Bobby and Nikki take these pit-masters down or are they about to get smoked?

Tuesday
Aug 7
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 3

Chicharrones Nachos Flip

Surrounded by a colorful lucha libre wrestling-themed restaurant and actual masked luchadors, Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen go mano y mano against Jose and Diego Rojano's Champion's Chicharrones Nachos, which tip the scales at a massive 169g of fat. After they each attempt to create healthier versions of the dish, Nikki and Bobby finally merge their creations into a 550-calorie shrimp-filled challenger they dub, "Beache' Ceviche."

Tuesday
Aug 7
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

The Cro-Do Burger Flip

The "Cro-Do Burger" is a 1650-calorie California champion that uses a pancake battered, deep-fried croissant donut as the bun! Long Beach, Calif., is the scenic scene of the flip, with local beachgoers serving as taste testers, but it's no day at the beach for Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen as they work to get the Challenger's calories and taste just right. Find out the fate of their "Low-Cal So-Cal Burger" and see if a cocky 17-year-old chef can take down the Junk Food Flip chefs!

Tuesday
Aug 7
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 5

The Founder's Favorite Flip

The guys at Bruxie have reinvented the sandwich, using a thin Belgian waffle as the bread, so Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki will really have their hands full in this flip of the "Founder's Favorite," a fried chicken and waffle combo, that also features gruyere cheese, prosciutto di parma, arugula, hollandaise sauce and an over easy egg!

Tuesday
Aug 7
9:30am | 8:30c

Bobby's Secrets for Healthy Eating

Most Popular Recipes

All Junk Food Flip Recipes

Nikki's Goat Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burger

Bobby's Fried Chicken Dutch Baby

The Pacemaker

Beache Ceviche

Bobby's Smoked Cubano with Cheesy Fondue Sauce

The Bombardier

Wham Bam Thank You Spam

Bobby's Spaghetti Sliders

Smoke Stacked Lite-enin' (with Beer Cheese Soup)

Jalapeno Bison Burger with Lettuce Bun

The Hungry Biker Sandwich

Bobby's French Toast Burger

Jason's Sandwich

Bobby's Chicken Carnitas

Nikki's Healthy Spaghetti Squash and Veggie Bolognese Open-Faced Sandwiches

Zilla Killa

Bobby's Lobster Mac and Cheese BLT

Nikki's Healthy Cinnamon Roll Turkey Burger

Nikki's Healthy Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffle Club Sandwich

Nikki's Sweet Potato and Pinto Bean Burrito

Kickin' Crunch Burger

The Low-Cal So-Cal Burger

Grilled Chicken Burrito with Refried Beans and Crunchy Slaw

Nikki's Beer Cheese Squash Soup with Cubano Croutons

The Best in Show Dog

Nikki's Healthy Spam Musubi

Bobby's Southern Stuffed French Toast with Spicy Sausage and Sorghum (Croque Madam Style)

About the Hosts

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.

Nikki Dinki

Nikki Dinki, a finalist on Season 9 of Food Network Star, created an online cooking show to highlight her semi-vegetarian culinary style and to share her newfound joy of cooking.

More from Bobby Deen