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.

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All Worst Cooks in America Recipes

New Orleans-Style Bouillabaisse

Cuban Picadillo Empanada and Cilantro Cream Sauce

Roasted Summer Ratatouille

Grilled Lamb Chops with Charmoula

Fried Chicken with Honey-Pink Peppercorn Sauce

Squid Ink Paella

Shrimp and Pork Shu Mai Dumplings

Yukon Gold and Green Chile Hash

Crispy Chicken Piccata with Frisee and Fines Herbes

Roasted Red Potatoes

English Breakfast

Fish & Chips with Homemade Tartar

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Lobster-Toasted Garlic Quesadillas with Brie Cheese 2

Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Cheddar

Pork with Polenta and Rosemary Peaches

Pan-Roasted Tilefish with Prosciutto, Lemon, White Wine and Capers

Pork Cubano

Pork and Shrimp Gyoza

Red Curry-Lime Chicken Wings

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Jalapeno Pesto and Pomegranate

Bone-in Rib-Eye with Green Peppercorn Pan Sauce


Lobster Scampi over Creamy Polenta with Garlic Chips

Oscar-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary Potatoes and Bearnaise

Shrimp Curry with Lentils and Coconut Rice

Sticky Brick Chicken with Creamed Corn and Crispy Kale