Chef Anne Burrell and a premier chef cohost each take on a team of six hopeless home cooks and try to transform them from kitchen zeros into kitchen heroes in only 10 days. Viewers will follow the personal journeys of the twelve "recruits" as they face a series of high-pressure culinary challenges in their attempts to triumph over their inability to cook. At the end of each episode, one recruit from each team must be eliminated. The two who make it to the end will face the final challenge-to prepare a 3-course, restaurant-quality meal for a panel of food critics. At stake for the chefs: their professional reputations. At stake for the recruits: $25,000, and the right to say that they are no longer one of the Worst Cooks in America.

Season 12, Episode 2

Fish Are Food, Not Friends

Mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence introduce a game in which the recruits meet some magical and mysterious kitchen gadgets. The recruits become fast friends with the most important tool of all, a knife, to make fajitas while demonstrating their knife skills. Then boot camp transforms into a fish market, and the recruits get up close and personal with the catch of the day as they learn to fillet and prepare fish. The recruits who don't get along with their new friends end up sleeping with the fishes.

Saturday
Jan 4
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 3

Show Me the Vegetables!

The Worst Cooks boot camp is transformed into a game show, Family Food, and the teams of recruits go head-to-head in trivia rounds and culinary tasks that test their knowledge. For the main dish challenge, they're finally ready to put down roots in the kitchen and learn about cooking vegetables. Some will make dishes that taste fresh from the garden, but some recruits will leave mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence missing the meat.

Saturday
Jan 4
1am | 12c
Season 12, Episode 4

Game Day!

It's game day at Worst Cooks boot camp, and the recruits must make varsity-worthy nachos inspired by different flavor profiles. They get into the game day spirit by competing in a game of cornhole to determine what flavor profile they will use. For the main dish challenge, mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence teach their recruits how to make irresistible, stuffed burgers. The recruits step up to the plate and throw darts at a map to determine which of the 50 states will inspire their own craveable creations. The recruits who score touchdowns with their burgers will continue on, but those who fumble in the kitchen will be cut from their teams.

Saturday
Jan 4
2am | 1c
Season 12, Episode 5

Leftovers Again?

The recruits are halfway through boot camp and they're learning how to create new dishes from common leftover ingredients. They play a taste and describe game, "What's in My Mouth? Leftovers Edition," and then Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence leave the recruits alone for the first time to make pizza from scratch. Some pizzas impress the Chefs in the blind taste test, but others get boxed out.

Saturday
Jan 4
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 6

Sweets For My Sweetie

It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air at boot camp. A prancing cupid finds his way into the kitchen and the recruits learn how to make sweets for their sweeties, test their ability to whip cream and create molten chocolate cakes. For the main dish challenge, they'll have to make a swoon-worthy, multi-component dessert to win over Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence's affection. In the end, the romance will be over for two of them and the Chefs will each have to break up with one of their recruits.

Friday
Jan 10
7pm | 6c
Season 12, Episode 7

Sausage Party

Each team gets an out-of-order recipe and the recruits must work together to figure out how to unscramble it. Then Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence tell the recruits they are being left alone in boot camp, but secretly watch every move from a remote command post. For the main dish challenge, the recruits learn the ugly truth of sausage making. The tasting is a potluck dinner, so their sausages must impress both the Chefs and their fellow recruits.

Friday
Jan 10
8pm | 7c
Season 12, Episode 8

Can You Please Pas-Ta Sauce?

The remaining recruits take charge during "Remote Control Chef" by tasting a dish put in front of them and describing it so Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell can recreate it. For the main dish challenge, recruits attempt the difficult task of making fresh pasta from scratch with a little help from Italian nonnas who have years of pasta-making experience. The top recruits earn a spot in the semi-finals.

Friday
Jan 10
9pm | 8c
Season 12, Episode 9

Flair Flair Everywhere

The final four recruits learn the art of showing off as they compete to represent Anne and Tyler in the finale. First, they learn high-flying bartending tricks and make happy hour cocktails with bar snacks for Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must cook a dish and perform a flashy tableside demonstration for some very special guests. After dinner is served, Anne and Tyler decide which recruits will represent them in the finale for a chance to win $25,000.

Friday
Jan 10
10pm | 9c
Season 12, Episode 10

The Final Countdown

The final two recruits face off in the ultimate challenge -- cooking a 3-course, restaurant quality meal for a panel of culinary experts. Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence coach their recruits from the sidelines, but it all comes down to the skills that the recruits have learned over the past 10 weeks. Judges Paulette Goto, Jordan Andino and Michael Chernow taste the recruits' dishes in a blind taste test and determine the winner of the $25,000 prize.

Friday
Jan 10
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 7

Sausage Party

Each team gets an out-of-order recipe and the recruits must work together to figure out how to unscramble it. Then Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence tell the recruits they are being left alone in boot camp, but secretly watch every move from a remote command post. For the main dish challenge, the recruits learn the ugly truth of sausage making. The tasting is a potluck dinner, so their sausages must impress both the Chefs and their fellow recruits.

Saturday
Jan 11
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 8

Can You Please Pas-Ta Sauce?

The remaining recruits take charge during "Remote Control Chef" by tasting a dish put in front of them and describing it so Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell can recreate it. For the main dish challenge, recruits attempt the difficult task of making fresh pasta from scratch with a little help from Italian nonnas who have years of pasta-making experience. The top recruits earn a spot in the semi-finals.

Saturday
Jan 11
1am | 12c
Season 12, Episode 9

Flair Flair Everywhere

The final four recruits learn the art of showing off as they compete to represent Anne and Tyler in the finale. First, they learn high-flying bartending tricks and make happy hour cocktails with bar snacks for Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must cook a dish and perform a flashy tableside demonstration for some very special guests. After dinner is served, Anne and Tyler decide which recruits will represent them in the finale for a chance to win $25,000.

Saturday
Jan 11
2am | 1c
Season 12, Episode 10

The Final Countdown

The final two recruits face off in the ultimate challenge -- cooking a 3-course, restaurant quality meal for a panel of culinary experts. Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence coach their recruits from the sidelines, but it all comes down to the skills that the recruits have learned over the past 10 weeks. Judges Paulette Goto, Jordan Andino and Michael Chernow taste the recruits' dishes in a blind taste test and determine the winner of the $25,000 prize.

Saturday
Jan 11
3am | 2c

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Spinach and Bacon White Pizza with Shaved Truffle

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Banana and Pecan Pancakes with Maple Butter

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