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

Smoky Chicken and Cider

Sloppy Joe and Macaroni Casserole

Broccoli and Cauliflower Gratin Mac n Cheese

Reuben-Style Shepherd's Pie

Reuben Style Casserole with Pastrami Meatballs, Sauerkraut and Barley

Roast Chicken Enchilada Suizas Stacked Casserole

Baked Ziti with Spinach and Veal

Ham, Bean and Bacon Soup with Sauerkraut

Italian Roast Beef

Braised Pork Tacos

Make-Ahead Paella Casserole

Hungarian-Style Shepherd's Pie

Fisherman's Stoup

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One-Pot with Pot Pie Toppers

Pork Ragu

Corn and Crab Chowder Pot Pies

Chipotle Chicken Thighs with Chunky Guacamole

Portuguese One Pot Chicken and Potatoes

Jane Fox's Famous Tortilla Soup

Mexican Beef Stew

Brisket Supper with Mushroom-Sage Polenta

Make-ahead Meal 3 Minute Steak Hoagies with Homemade Steak Sauce

Beer-Braised Chicken Thighs

Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Marinara

Pumpkin Lovers Lasagna

Black Bean and Beef Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs

Indian Curried Chili and Oven Fries

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!