Michael Symon shares his favorite crowd-pleasing recipes, from casual family dinners to drinks night with the boys. Visiting with family members and chef friends to share stories and recipe secrets, Michael prepares delicious meals like spaghetti and meatballs, restaurant-worthy roasted chicken, and Sunday brunch inspired by the farmer's market. Simple, seasonal, and made with love, this is how an Iron Chef cooks at home.
Season 1, Episode 3

Sunday Suppers

Michael Symon stirs up a soul-satisfying meal perfect for a cozy Sunday. Tagliatelle Bolognese is a hearty match for Chef Symon's take on a Caesar salad. For dessert, creamy Nutella Espresso Mousse comes together in minutes. A cool Campari Soda adds to the relaxed Sunday vibe.

Wednesday
Feb 7
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

Mezze

Michael Symon has a delicious game plan for his next party: mezze! Join Michael as he sources fresh ingredients from a garden in the sky. On the roof of a New York restaurant, this is farm-to-table in the extreme! Featuring Greek almond dip (Skordalia), golden Zucchini Fritters (Keftedes), Roasted Cauliflower and an Ouzo Lemon Spritzer inspired by the rooftop garden's refreshing mojito.

Wednesday
Feb 7
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Comforting Classics

Michael Symon prepares his favorite comfort food menu, and visits the chef who inspired it all. Roasted Chicken pops with vibrant Salsa Verde and Fried Potatoes With Spicy Aioli are satisfyingly crunchy and creamy. For dessert, Michael's untraditional technique for Molten Chocolate Cakes renders warm chocolate heaven in minutes. A glass of Rose wine is the perfect pairing for this simple, comforting meal.

Thursday
Feb 8
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Better with Bacon

Everything is better with bacon! Michael Symon celebrates the virtues of bacon in a surprisingly balanced menu that includes dessert! Join Michael as he visits his butcher for house-smoked bacon to use in his Double Trouble Meatloaf, Peas and Bacon, and fudgey Bacon and Pecan Brownies. Don't miss his tour of an artisanal chocolate factory as he sources the perfect bittersweet bar for those brownies.

Thursday
Feb 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Southern Favorites

Michael Symon cooks up a soul-satisfying Southern spread, complete with Fried Chicken, Braised Greens and Bread Pudding. A few easy tricks elevate these classics from simple to spectacular and a frosty Kentucky Mule sends the meal over the top.

Wednesday
Feb 14
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 5

Hog Wild

Go hog wild with Michael Symon as the chef pays tribute to one of his favorite foods: pork. There's a bacon vinaigrette on his Spinach Salad with mushrooms, and he finishes the salad with a farm fresh fried egg he picks up on a visit to a community farm. Then Michael goes whole-hog with a Pork Pie filled with ground pork, bacon and potatoes, all baked in a traditional lard crust. That flaky crust is equally delicious with sweet fillings, like Chef Symon's bubbly Apple Pie.

Wednesday
Feb 14
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Grilling

Michael Symon showcases the versatility of the almighty grill, with a salad, pork entree, and even dessert fired over the iron grates. A frozen Cucumber Margarita is a refreshing foil for the flame-kissed menu.

Thursday
Feb 15
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 6

One Pot Wonders

Michael Symon shares his love of one-pot wonders like his luscious Pot Roast, beef brisket braised in beer then topped with mint, lemon zest, and a spicy Celery Giardiniera. To serve alongside, Michael visits the farmer's market for freshly ground polenta, and explores a local distillery where he picks up gin for a Negroni.

Thursday
Feb 15
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Childhood Favorites

Michael Symon is in the kitchen with two important chef mentors: his parents! Michael's mom reveals the secrets to her famous Spaghetti and Meatballs, while his dad whips up a decadent triple-chocolate trifle for dessert. Now that Michael's all grown up, the three toast to family dinner with a glass of red wine.

Wednesday
Feb 21
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 7

Cooking with Friends

Michael Symon invites a friend over for dinner and drinks, but first he visits his favorite beer shop for the perfect IPA. The beer adds flavor and character to his Bloody Beer cocktail-nice and spicy with horseradish and jalapeno. Next up, Slow Roasted Beets with Buttermilk Blue Cheese, Watercress and Toasted Walnuts. For the main course, Chicken Thighs roasted with Kale and marcona almonds. Michael's buddy is going to love it, and so will you!

Wednesday
Feb 21
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Brunch with Lizzie

Michael Symon celebrates the weekend with his wife Lizzie, with a fresh brunch inspired by the farmer's market. Lizziebakes up Michael's favorite granola, while Michael whips up Grilled Peaches with Honey, Yogurt, and Mint. Poached Eggs & Crab English Muffins and Maple Pecan Bacon are also on the menu, with Lizzie's Meyer Lemon and Basil FIzz washes it all down.

Thursday
Feb 22
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 8

Burgers 'n' Shakes

Burgers, fries, Michael Symon and Bobby Flay -- sounds like the perfect combo meal! Michael travels to Brooklyn for some small-batch ice cream so Bobby can share his milkshake secrets. Then the two friends share tips on the perfect burger, and Bobby helps out with Michael's signature Lola Fries with Rosemary.

Thursday
Feb 22
7:30am | 6:30c

COOK LIKE AN IRON CHEF

KITCHEN COMFORT

Elevate your home cooking to Iron Chef status with our easy recipes for comfort classics.
Cook Comfort Favorites

Most Popular Recipes

All Symon's Suppers Recipes

Creamy Polenta

Arugula and Grape Salad

Lamb Bolognese

Brick Grilled Chicken

Lizzie's Granola

Warm Dandelion, Bacon and Potato Salad

Frozen Cucumber Margarita

Turkey

"Cleveland Style" Clambake

Sherla's Southern Greens

Peach Almond Crumble

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Fruit

Italian Braised Beef with Root Vegetables

Shaved Asparagus Salad

Braised Veal Shanks with Gremolata

Crispy Rock Shrimp with Lime and Coriander

Yia Yia's Sunday Sauce

Beer Mojito

Cornbread and Wild Rice Dressing with Pine Nuts and Parsley

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Chipotle Porky Joe Sliders

3 Minute Chocolate "Cup" Cake

Grilled Corn Salad

Baklava

Apple Bread Pudding

Michael's Gin Fizz

Chocolate-Hazelnut-Espresso Mousse

About the Host

Michael Symon

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