Lidia's Kitchen


Chef Lidia Bastianich prepares simple, seasonal, and economical dishes. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen.

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Southern Italian Salads

26:46 | #618 | TV-G

Lidia makes a bruschetta with a fiery salami spread called 'nduja. She also makes a raw and cooked salad for summer with green beans and tomatoes.

A Perfect Roast

26:46 | #617 | TV-G

A salad of warm greens with bacon and mushrooms and roasted pork loin with cabbage are served.

Spice It Up

26:46 | #616 | TV-G

Recipes include mussels with fennel and saffron, spicy stuffed clams, and chicken and zucchini salad.

Starring Olive Oil

26:46 | #615 | TV-G

Lidia uses olive oil to prepare cannellini bean and lentil soup along with olive oil cake.

A Meal for the Grandkids

26:46 | #614 | TV-G

A kid-friendly cherry almond spritzer and pasta salad with green beans and tomatoes are prepared.

Crispy Favorites

26:46 | #613 | TV-G

Crispy shrimp, crispy baked tomatoes and polenta torta with gorgonzola, and savoy cabbage are served.

Soups On

26:46 | #612 | TV-G

Spicy Italian soup, Calabria's version of vegetable soup, and butternut squash soup are prepared.

Italy's Heartland

26:46 | #611 | TV-G

Cannellini and pancetta bruschetta and beef and root vegetables braised in red wine are served.

Italian All Stars

26:46 | #610 | TV-G

Lidia shares some of her all-time favorites including tomato and onion salad alla Calabrese, a leftover meatball panini, and stuffed pizza rolls.

An Easy Holiday

26:47 | #609 | TV-G

Lidia makes marinated mushrooms that can be part of an antipasto spread or as a nibble with drinks. Vin Brule, the Italian version of mulled wine, is a warm and welcoming drink to make for any holiday celebration. Last on the menu is turkey breast with apricots, an easy and quick way to serve turkey without having to cook a whole turkey.

Northern Italian Comforts

26:46 | #608 | TV-G

Beef and potato goulash, made with sweet Hungarian paprika, is a great recipe for family gatherings.

Pasta Party

26:46 | #607 | TV-G

A quick ziti with kale pesto and crispy bacon and campanelle with shrimp and fennel are prepared.

The Best Bar Food

26:46 | #606 | TV-G

Lidia serves chicken and sausage bites with apple cider vinegar sauce and fried onion rings.

A Seaside Buffet

26:46 | #605 | TV-G

Today's menu includes swordfish skewers with a sweet and sour sauce and stuffed calamari.

Party Favorites

26:46 | #604 | TV-G

Stewed savory peppers, a delicious antipasto, pear bellini, and fried balls of rice are served.

Eggs All Day

26:46 | #603 | TV-G

Lidia prepares herb frittata roll-ups, pancetta with fennel-flavored eggs and apples, and potato and egg frico.

A Cheesy Craving

26:46 | #602 | TV-G

Lidia prepares baked goat cheese, fava and artichoke dip, and baked stuffed vegetables.

Crowd Pleasers

26:47 | #601 | TV-G

Lidia cooks up sausages and apples, a flavorful one-pot meal that is great for family-style dining.

A Summer Shindig

26:46 | #525 | TV-G

Lidia's summer menu includes grilled skewers of shrimp spiedini, steamed summery green beans, and berry tiramisu.

Summer Picnic

26:46 | #526 | TV-G

Recipes include herb frittata rollups and pasta salad with tomato, mozzarella, and green beans.

Cocktail Party

26:46 | #524 | TV-G

Spicy stuffed clams with cheesy breadcrumbs and Italian deviled eggs with salsa verde are served.

Family Brunch

26:46 | #523 | TV-G

Lidia makes brunch favorites crostata with kale butternut squash, carrot and orange salad, and potato and egg frico.

Tomato Time

26:46 | #522 | TV-G

Eggs poached in tomato sauce, stuffed tomatoes, and chilled tomato soup are prepared.

Italian Style BBQ

26:46 | #521 | TV-G

Grilled calamari salad with tomato coulis and apple and radicchio salad with gorgonzola are made.

A Winter Garden

26:46 | #520 | TV-G

A spicy escarole and white bean soup and a delicious spaghetti with fennel and greens are prepared.

Heartwarming Favorites

26:47 | #519 | TV-G

A rice and lentil soup roasted olives with orange and rosemary and ricotta meatloaf are prepared.

Slow Cooking

26:46 | #518 | TV-G

Lidia prepares an elegant risotto with mushrooms and a luscious ziti with pork rib guazzetto.

The Dessert Table

26:46 | #517 | TV-G

Limoncello tiramisu made with limoncello zabaglione and chocolate anise biscotti are served.


26:46 | #516 | TV-G

Lamb meatballs with lemon sauce and monkfish meatballs in tomato sauce are prepared.

Italian Staples

26:46 | #515 | TV-G

A chicken parmigiana light, beef and arugula bruschetta, and broccoli rabe and sausage are made.

Pizza Party

26:46 | #514 | TV-G

A Caesar salad with baby kale and focaccia croutons and individual pizzette with toppings are served.

Game Day Bites

26:47 | #513 | TV-G

Lidia serves fried mozzarella sandwich skewers, carrot and chickpea dip, and pizza rolls.

Cold Weather Comforts

26:46 | #512 | TV-G

Turkey meatloaf with mushroom sauce and barley, kale, and butternut squash risotto are served.

Party Fixings

26:46 | #511 | TV-G

Fig and prosciutto Barstow, winter squash, and prosciutto purses tied with chives are prepared.

A Dinner Party

26:46 | #510 | TV-G

The elegant menu includes swordfish alla bagnara, a spicy bloody Mary and classic lagane e ceci.

Weeknight Dinner

26:46 | #509 | TV-G

Quick night dinner ideas include sausage crostini, penne rigate in vodka sauce, and arugula salad with porcini mushroom.

The Roast

26:46 | #508 | TV-G

Dishes includes red onions stuffed with rice, a roast pork shoulder with roast vegetable sauce, and bourbon and warm baked pineapple served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

A Special Occasion

26:47 | #507 | TV-G

Wedding soup, prosecco punch, and a roasted lamb shoulder with carrots and parsnips are served.

Spiced Up Soup and Salad Night

26:46 | #506 | TV-G

Italian style vegetable soup, bruschetta with nduja, and skillet peppers and potatoes are prepared.

Crazy for Mushrooms

26:46 | #505 | TV-G

A warm mushroom salad, funghi marinati, and vegetarian chestnut and mushroom ragu are served.

A Comforting Casserole

26:46 | #504 | TV-G

Lidia makes a delicious layered casserole of beef, cabbage, and potatoes topped with fontina cheese.

It's Pasta Night!

26:47 | #503 | TV-G

Recipes include spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs, pasta chinja, and panzanella calabrese.

Fish Fiesta

26:47 | #502 | TV-G

Lidia prepares mussels with fennel and saffron and baked striped bass with lemon sauce. Her grandson Lorenzo joins her in the kitchen.

Italian American Classics

26:46 | #501 | TV-G

Lidia cooks up lasagna with ricotta and fresh mozzarella and eggplant parmigiana stacks.


26:46 | #426 | TV-G

A red cabbage and bacon salad in a warm bacon and balsamic vinegar dressing is prepared.

Italian Cakes

26:47 | #425 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a gianduia cake, a chocolate and zucchini cake, and a walnut and espresso cake.


26:47 | #424 | TV-G

Bolognese with milk and dandelion greens with almond vinaigrette and ricotta salata are served.

Best of Zucchini

26:46 | #423 | TV-G

Zucchini with anchovies and capers and orecchiette with clams and zucchini are prepared.

Olive Oil

26:46 | #422 | TV-G

A delicious tomato and bread salad, rice and lentil soup, and a cannoli napoleon are prepared.

More Italian American Favorites

26:47 | #421 | TV-G

Spaghetti and meatballs, a broccoli rabe with garlic and zeppole, a holiday must, are prepared.

The Tomato

26:46 | #420 | TV-G

Braised pork ribs with rigatoni and green beans in chunky tomato sauce are served.

My Favorite Braises

26:46 | #419 | TV-G

Beef braised in barolo, a braised kale with bacon, and braised cauliflower are prepared.


26:46 | #418 | TV-G

Crispy cheesy bites; celery, artichoke, and mortadella salad; and meatloaf ricotta are prepared.

Vegetable Favorites

26:46 | #417 | TV-G

Celery stalks stuffed with gorgonzola and apples and an asparagus and scallion salad are served.

Sweet and Savory

26:46 | #416 | TV-G

Prosciutto and fig bruschetta, spaghetti with fennel and bitter greens, and chocolate anise biscotti are prepared.

Steak House Favorites

26:46 | #415 | TV-G

Seared steak with mushroom sauce and baked potatoes with pancetta and oregano are prepared.

Herbs and Spices

26:46 | #414 | TV-G

Tasty dishes include pickled carrots, braised beef in guazzetto, and cauliflower florettes.


26:46 | #413 | TV-G

A marinated winter squash, swordfish in sweet and sour sauce and sesame candy are prepared.


26:46 | #412 | TV-G

Manicotti is used and for a sweet crepes dish and chocolate and walnut crespelle is served.

Fruit Desserts

26:46 | #411 | TV-G

Strawberries with balsamic vinegar, nectarines and blueberries in prosecco, and a plum crostata.

Italian American Favorites

26:46 | #410 | TV-G

Recipes include caesar salad and a baked eggplant stuffed with meat and vegetables.


26:46 | #409 | TV-G

Lidia shares two ragu recipes, lamb and pepper ragu and a chestnut and mushroom ragu.

Italian Taste for Bitter Vegetables

26:46 | #408 | TV-G

Lidia makes baked radicchio, broccoli rabe and sausage, and an escarole and white bean soup.

Eggs - All Different Ways

26:46 | #407 | TV-G

Delicious recipes include stracciatella, frittata with ricotta, and baked eggplant and egg.

Cooking with Wine

26:46 | #406 | TV-G

Wine plays a part in Lidia's sausage crostini and linguine with white clam sauce.


26:46 | #405 | TV-G

Lidia shares delicious dishes including butternut squash gnocchi and plum gnocchi.


26:47 | #404 | TV-G

Salted cod fritters, penne rigate in vodka sauce, and beef chuck and beer are prepared.

All About Chicken

26:46 | #403 | TV-G

Recipes include a succulent roasted chicken and an earthy seared chicken breast with mushrooms.

Poached Egg

26:46 | #402 | TV-G

Lidia shows the classic technique of poaching an egg and making a warm mushroom salad.

Layering Italian Flavors

26:46 | #401 | TV-G

Lidia showcases her chicken parmigiana light, limoncello tiramisu, and more great dishes.


26:46 | #326 | TV-G

Stuffed mushrooms are made with a delicious mixture of scallions, red peppers, and fresh parsley.

Dough and Crusts

26:46 | #325 | TV-G

Lidia begins this meal with a savory zucchini and rice crostata. She turns to the sweets with a celebration of zeppole, a fried delicious dough stuffed with creamy ricotta.


26:46 | #324 | TV-G

Roasted peppers stuffed with tuna and savory onions stuffed with lamb and sweet raisins are served.

Baked Pasta

26:46 | #323 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a baked penne dish with pork ragu and zucchini topped with a crust of cheese.


26:46 | #322 | TV-G

Lidia creates brodetto with onion, scallion, clams, and mussels and lots of parsley and pepperoncino.


26:46 | #321 | TV-G

Lidia makes butternut squash gnocchi and a marinated bread of chicken seared with shiitake mushrooms.

Savory Baking

26:46 | #320 | TV-G

Lidia creates a fish dish, a vegetable dish, and chicken drumsticks - three great main course ideas!


26:46 | #319 | TV-G

Rosemary and lemon focaccia and a filled focaccia with smoky speck and fontina cheese are served.

Chicken Stock

26:46 | #318 | TV-G

Lidia makes a flavorful chicken stock and uses it in her succulent stuffed veal chop with oozing fontina.


26:46 | #317 | TV-G

If you can't make it to Milan for a dish of "Risotto alla Milanese" bring the dish to your kitchen!

Seared Steak

26:46 | #316 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a crispy Montasio cheese frico stuffed with potatoes and onions and a seared steak.

Fresh Pasta

26:46 | #315 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a silky pappardelle pasta and tortelloni stuffed with spinach and ricotta.

More Pasta

26:46 | #314 | TV-G

Lidia creates three new pasta dishes including a simple dish of farfalle with swordfish, prepared with tomatoes, fresh herbs, and capers.

Roasting and Baking

26:46 | #313 | TV-G

Recipes include a springtime crunchy, cheese roasted asparagus dish and an almond torte with chocolate chips.

Savory Baking

26:46 | #312 | TV-G

Lidia makes sesame and fava bean dip, a baked eggplant stuffed with meat and vegetables, and her unique version of baked potatoes.


26:46 | #311 | TV-G

Lidia makes three dishes: orecchiette with clams and zucchini, spaghetti Caruso, and a unique rigatoni dish.

Fish and Seafood

26:46 | #310 | TV-G

A refreshing pan seared shrimp with arugula pesto and butterflied trout are prepared.

Quick and Delicious Braises

26:46 | #309 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a velvety lettuce soup in a fontina gratin, pork tenderloin with balsamic onions, and tring beans with rocky mashed potatoes.

Braising Smaller Cuts

26:46 | #308 | TV-G

Lidia makes a unique salad of radicchio and oranges, a braised chicken thigh dish with potatoes and olives, and braised cauliflower.


26:46 | #307 | TV-G

Lidia makes a simple Margherita pizza and another version topped with prosciutto. A crunchy salad and peaches and blueberries soaked in prosecco finish the meal.


26:46 | #306 | TV-G

A crispy Italian-style quiche is followed by fork tender beef braised in Barolo wine.

Perfect Roasted Chicken

26:46 | #305 | TV-G

Lidia makes a Caesar salad, lemon-roasted chicken, and a crostata with juicy plums.


26:46 | #304 | TV-G

Lidia prepares savory egg-battered zucchini roll ups; a simple fennel, red onion, and celery salad topped with Italian salami, and a frittata filled with ricotta, tomatoes, onion, and basil.


26:46 | #303 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a large pot of bubbling polenta to bake crostini with mixed mushrooms and cheese. She makes sweet skillet sausage with mixed grapes.


26:46 | #302 | TV-G

Lidia makes crepes stuffed with tomato and grated cheese; celery, artichoke, and mortadella salad; crespelle manicotti stuffed with ricotta; and strawberries topped with balsamic vinegar.


26:46 | #301 | TV-G

Lidia creates a delicious meal of celery stalks stuffed with gorgonzola and apples, lamb ragu, and a gianduia cake.

Going Fishing

26:46 | #226 | TV-G

Lidia makes clam bruschetta, halibut baked with mushrooms in a lemon and white wine sauce, and grouper with potatoes and peppers.

The Versatile Tomato and All Things Italian

26:46 | #225 | TV-G

Tomato and mint salad, tomato and ricotta crostini, and spaghetti with quick pantry sauce are made.

A Light Summery Meal

26:46 | #224 | TV-G

Lidia serves a beautiful striped bass with tomato pesto over a bed of fennel and mint string beans.

Garden of Goodness

26:46 | #223 | TV-G

Lidia prepares tuna salad with boiled zucchini, string bean salad with capers and basil, whole wheat cous cous with cucumbers, and shells with chicken and zucchini.

Lemony Chicken - A Family Favorite

26:46 | #222 | TV-G

Crispy oven baked chicken with lemon and celery gratin and a Belgian and walnut salad are made.

Trio of Heartwarming Pasta

26:46 | #221 | TV-G

Lidia makes a spaghettini with olive oil and rosemary and baked whole wheat penne with ceci beans.

Quick Light and Easy Meal Ideas

26:46 | #220 | TV-G

Caprese salad with celery and walnuts, stuffed artichoke with tuna, and scallop salad are prepared.

Gnocchi Time Memories with the Grandkids

26:46 | #219 | TV-G

Lidia serves lentil salad, cheese gnocchi, and pork pockets stuffed with pickles and cheese.

Super Simple Seared Lamb Chops

26:46 | #218 | TV-G

Grilled lamb chops, potato salad, and almond and coffee cream mini tarts are served.

Seafood Symphony

26:46 | #217 | TV-G

Lidia prepares popular dishes Pappa al Pomodoro with Clams and Clam and Scallion Risotto.

I Love Eggs

26:46 | #216 | TV-G

Oregano Eggs and anchovy frittata, rustic salad, and zabaglione with fresh fruit are whipped up.

Sweetest of Sweets

26:46 | #215 | TV-G

Anise cookies, a mint granita, an angel cake with fresh berries, and rice pudding are served.

Dinnertime Soup and Sandwich

26:46 | #214 | TV-G

A spinach and chickpea soup, an Italian-style baked toast sandwich, and oatmeal crepes are created.

More Family Favorites

26:46 | #213 | TV-G

Lidia prepares Peppers Piedmontese, Mafalde Michelangelo-style, and a filet mignon Italian-style.

Heartwarming Comfort Foods

26:46 | #212 | TV-G

Pasta and bean soup, decadent ham in marsala sauce, and a hamburger with homemade ketchup are made.

Grandma's Favorites

26:46 | #211 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a quick skillet gratin of mushrooms and chicken and celery potatoes and tomatoes.

A Perfect Weeknight Meal

26:46 | #210 | TV-G

Carrot and apple salad and salmon fillets with prosecco and savory potatoes are prepared.

Cozy Wintertime Kitchen

26:46 | #209 | TV-G

Lidia prepares comfort food including veal stew with onion and squash and cauliflower with potatoes, zucchini, and parsnips.

Symphony of Pastas

26:46 | #208 | TV-G

Lidia prepares baked rigatoni with zucchini and a delicious penne with ricotta and mushrooms.

The Oven Is On

26:46 | #207 | TV-G

Lidia makes eggplant and rice parmigiana, vegetable and meat casserole, and bread pudding with pears.

Family Favorites

26:46 | #206 | TV-G

Marinated meatballs, zucchini parmigiana, artichoke carbonara, and jam-filled mezzaluna are served.

A Little Spice with a Hint of Beer

26:46 | #205 | TV-G

Lidia prepares spicy butterflied cornish hen with hot cherry peppers and potatoes baked in beer.

Garlic and Onion Steal The Show

26:46 | #204 | TV-G

Quick and easy savory onion tart, creamy garlic risotto, and moist torta caprese are served.

Simple Weekday Dinner Ideas

26:47 | #203 | TV-G

Lidia shares three of her favorite quick and simple meal ideas including scallops, scallions, and mushrooms.

Fall's Flavorful Favorites

26:46 | #202 | TV-G

Lidia makes pork medallions with grapes, baked fennel with sage, and orange in marsala for dessert.

Steak Night with London Broil

26:46 | #201 | TV-G

London Broil is marinated to perfection and a delicious vegetable patty is served with a green salad.

Piemonte Peppers

26:46 | #126 | TV-G

Recipes include peppers piemontese, a cozy country style fava soup, and oatmeal palacinke.

Light and Delicious Supper

26:46 | #125 | TV-G

Lidia makes baked swordfish with lemon, capers, and vinegar and boiled potatoes with fresh mint sauce.

Good Enough for Grandma

26:46 | #124 | TV-G

Grandma joins Lidia to taste creamy ricotta and vegetable crostata and a semolina and escarole soup.

Michelangelo's Favorite Pasta

26:46 | #123 | TV-G

Mafalde Florentine style, savory loin lamb chops in a red wine sauce, and apple cake are created.

Chicken Three Ways

26:46 | #122 | TV-G

Delicious recipes include poached chicken breast salad and shells with zucchini and chicken.

Party Favorites

26:46 | #121 | TV-G

Giardiniera, anchovy frittata with zucchini, a savory onion tart, and marinated meatballs are made.

Heart Healthy & Heavenly

26:46 | #120 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a meal of crispy savory potatoes baked with tomatoes and salmon with mustard sauce. Dessert is a light Angel Cake, garnished with fresh berries.

Summertime Delights

26:46 | #119 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a light, healthy summer meal. Beat the heat with a scallop salad, savory seared sesame chicken breast, and a refreshing mint granita for dessert.

Rice Is Twice As Nice

26:46 | #118 | TV-G

Lidia makes creamy clam and scallion risotto with tomatoes and a Neapolitan rice and meat mold.

Get to Know Your Grains

26:46 | #117 | TV-G

A fresh salad of cucumbers with whole wheat couscous and toasted grain soup are served.

Seafood Surprises

26:46 | #116 | TV-G

Lidia prepares artichokes with a delicious light salad of tuna, capers, and hard boiled eggs.

Potato Pizza

26:46 | #115 | TV-G

Lidia creates a cozy barley soup and a dough made from potatoes for potato pizza.

Sundays with Nonna Rosa

26:46 | #114 | TV-G

Recipes include seasoned olives and fresh pappardelle with tender, flavorful turkey rolls.

Rustic and Rich Flavors

26:46 | #113 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a rich meatball and eggplant tagliatelle, an vegetable and meat casserole, and a rustic lentil salad.

Crostini to Parmigiana

26:46 | #112 | TV-G

Lidia makes tomato and ricotta crostini, tuna salad with boiled zucchini, and eggplant and rice parmigiana.

Just for the Halibut

26:46 | #111 | TV-G

Lidia prepares halibut baked with mushrooms in a lemon and white wine sauce, stuffed peppers, and anise cookies for dessert.

Comfort Food

26:46 | #110 | TV-G

Lidia prepares apple cider braised pork shoulder, mashed potatoes and fava beans, and pear crumble.

Not Your Typical Burger

26:46 | #109 | TV-G

Lidia redefines the hamburger. She makes burgers stuffed with mozzarella and basil and topped with her own homemade ketchup.

Pork Kabobs and Heavenly Ham

26:46 | #108 | TV-G

Lidia makes prune and pork kabobs, braised cabbage with prosciutto, and decadent ham in marsala sauce.

Waste Not Want Not!

26:46 | #107 | TV-G

A creamy risotto, veal stew with onion and squash, and bread pudding with pears are served.

Under The Sea

26:46 | #106 | TV-G

Lidia prepares clam bruschetta, mushrooms paired with scallops and scallions, and grilled tuna salad.

Classics with a Twist

26:46 | #105 | TV-G

Lidia reinvents fresh mozzarella salad, Pappa al Pomodoro from Maremma, and zucchini parmigiana.

Time for Brunch

26:46 | #104 | TV-G

Oatmeal biscuits and a dish of tomatoes stuffed with bread, herbs, cheese, and eggs are created.

Two Savory Soups and Ligurian Focaccia

26:42 | #103 | TV-G

Lidia makes country onion soup and Le Marche-style bean soup with sweet and mellow cabbage.

All in the Pantry

26:46 | #102 | TV-G

Hearty pasta and bean soup, spaghetti with quick pantry sauce, and a delicate spaghettini are served.

A Delicious Elegant Meal

26:46 | #101 | TV-G

Lidia prepares a tomato and mint salad, filet Italian-style, and a gluten-free torta caprese.

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