If you've ever wished there were an easier and better way to get dinner on the table every night, you need Rachael Ray's Week in a Day. The woman who taught America how to make a meal in 30 minutes is back with an even bigger promise: one day of cooking, up to five days of eating! In every episode, Rachael will show you five meals you can put together in a single day. So when you come home from a hard day of work, the hard work in the kitchen's already done. Using the recipes, strategies, and tips from Week in a Day, you can eat well every night - even on those days when the clock is working against you.

Hearty Classics

Zinfully Delicious Short Ribs

A whole bottle of zinfandel makes these beef short ribs very happy indeed.
Season 1, Episode 6

Thanksgiving Anytime

It's Thanksgiving reinvented: an any-time-of-year turkey, plus four more dishes that can bring that turkey day flavor to your table any time of year. Roasted, Brined Turkey Breast With Maple Worcestershire Gravy and Fruit and Nut Pilaf; Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac 'n Cheese; Roasted Mushrooms; Parsnip, Potatoes and Spinach Casserole; Ginger-Soy Carrot Soup; Turkey and Mushroom Creamy Tomato "Gravy" With Gnocchi.

Nov 13
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 5


If holiday stress is putting a damper on your season, you need this: five no fuss meals that'll have your whole family feeling jolly. Italian Roast Beef; Portobello Cream Sauce With Whole Wheat Linguini; Stuffed Eggplant With Veal or Pork and Spinach; Fleuri's Curry Lentil Soup; Italian Barbecued Beef Sandwiches With Hot and Sweet Caprese Salad.

Dec 4
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 1

Season's Servings

Feed hungry friends and family with five holiday worthy meals that can be made in just one day. Ruby Port Braised Short Ribs and Mashed Potatoes, Prosciutto or Pancetta Wrapped Pork Roast With Fennel and Golden Raisin Stuffing, Pastitsio With Lamb and Sausage, Winter White Coq Au Vin, Risotto Timbale

Dec 4
8am | 7c

Pork Ragu

Ham, Bean and Bacon Soup with Sauerkraut

Crab Cake Mac N Cheese

Chorizo, Roasted Butternut and Zucchini Chili Pot

Salsa Marinated Chicken with Mexican Rice

Grandpa's Braised Beef

BBQ Turkey or Chicken Gumbo

Hungarian-Style Shepherd's Pie

Diner-Style Hot Turkey Sandwiches

Deconstructed Sweet Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Brisket Supper with Mushroom-Sage Polenta

Jalapeno Popper Orzo Mac-n-Cheese

Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Marinara

Pumpkin Lovers Lasagna

Black Bean and Beef Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs

Turmeric and Cumin Chicken with Chiles, Cinnamon Oranges and Olive-Chickpea Couscous

Golden Lemon-Olive Chicken with Pine Nut Couscous

Green Pastitsio

French Onion Soup with Porcini

Garden-Style Straw and Hay Pasta with Bagna Cauda Sauce

Sausage, Pepper and Onion One-Pot

Ancho-Chipotle Turkey Chili

Suped-Up Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup

Carrot, Sweet Potato and Squash Soup

French Stewed Chicken Thighs

Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs

Drunken Chicken ...heavy on the sauce!

About the Host

Rachael Ray

According to Rachael Ray, she grew up in food. “My first vivid memory is watching my mom in a restaurant kitchen. She was flipping something with a spatula. I tried to copy her and ended up grilling my right thumb!