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Ina's show "Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics" airs Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Monday at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday at 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., and Friday at 12:30 p.m. on Food Network (all times ET.)

Filmed in Ina's kitchen in East Hampton, New York, each 30-minute episode features recipes, menus, and serving ideas for stress-free cooking, baking, and entertaining.

Below are this week's programs. Just click on the name for the full recipe.



Food Network Schedule November 17 - November 23
Monday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Heard It Through The Grapevine
  •  Cafe Select Truffle Fondue
  •  Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Spicy Pork Meatballs with Spicy Pork Sauce


Monday 4:00pm/3:00c - Thanksgiving 2.0
  •  Roast Turkey with Truffle Butter Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Turkey Hashed Browns


Monday 4:30pm/3:30c - Thanksgiving Dinner
  •  Roasted Brussels Sprouts The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Parmesan Smashed Potatoes The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
  •  Perfect Roast Turkey Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Cranberry Fruit Conserve Barefoot Contessa Parties!


Tuesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Easy as Pie
  •  Perfect Pie Crusts Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  •  Fresh Blueberry Pie
  •  Raspberry Corn Muffins The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook


Tuesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Thanksgiving For Two
  •  Cornish Hens
  •  Mashed Yellow Turnips with Crispy Shallots Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Sauteed Broccolini
  •  Tomato Basil Elephant Ears
  •  Cornbread Stuffing


Tuesday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Turkey - Not Just for Thanksgiving
Turkey doesn’t have to be saved for Thanksgiving. It’s a delicious meal all year round, whatever the occaison- from midweek suppers to fancy dinner parties. Ina creates two menus from one turkey: a casual midweek supper with a friend with Herbed Butter Roast Turkey, Thyme Popovers, Vegetable Tian and Crème Brulee, and then, the perfect leftover turkey sandwich!
  •  Perfect Roast Turkey Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Vegetable Tian Barefoot in Paris
  •  Thyme Popovers
  •  Creme Brulee Barefoot in Paris


Wednesday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Fun In The City
  •  The Standard Grill Million Dollar Chicken
  •  John Dory Oyster Bar Oyster Pan Roast with Uni Butter Crostini
  •  Sidecars with Dried Cherries Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Wednesday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Old New York
  •  Baked Sweet Potato "Fries" Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Coffee Granita
  •  E.A.T. Tomato Salad
  •  New York Strip Steak with Lobel's Spice Rub


Wednesday, 4:30pm/3:00c - Perfect Pasta
It’s back to basics on pasta. Ina's got new ideas for pasta dishes that are quick and easy-- and perfect for both family and company.
  •  Pesto Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Lobster Mac & Cheese
  •  Tomato Feta Pasta Salad
  •  Marinara Sauce


Thursday, 12:30pm/11:30c - Good Stuff
There’s good food and great culinary adventures as Ina Garten explores the culinary scenes and cooks on her vacation in Napa.  There’s an incredible California-style lunch alfresco with Roasted Asparagus and Prosciutto drizzled in Easy Hollandaise using the best products from local markets. Then there's an unbelievable steak master class with Ina’s friend Tyler Florence at his restaurant El Paseo, where he’s sharing the secrets to making a perfectly cooked Porterhouse Steak. Then off with Jeffrey on a covert mission to blend a bottle of Chateau Garten, Ina’s heading to San Francisco to shop for everything she needs for a perfect no-cook sunset picnic right in the middle of a vineyard.
  •  El Paseo Porterhouse Steak
  •  Napa Picnic
  •  Roasted Asparagus & Prosciutto Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
  •  Easy Hollandaise Sauce Barefoot Contessa Foolproof


Thursday, 4:00pm/3:00c - Jeffrey Dinner
It’s Friday night and Ina is cooking up a delicious steak dinner for Jeffrey with a twist-- because this time, Jeffrey’s making his own supper on the grill. There’s Herbed Ricotta Bruschetta and Grilled Steak and Arugula, and Watermelon Mojitos to wash it all down. Then everyone gets the chance to "Ask Ina" about their own dinner party dilemmas.
  •  Herbed Ricotta Bruschettas Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Watermelon Mojito Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Steakhouse Steaks Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Grilled Filet Steaks and Arugula
  •  Grilled Tuna Steaks


Thursday, 4:30pm/3:30c - Oven Rules
Ina goes back to basic on oven rules to turn up the volume on flavor with simple oven techniques - cooking with the oven on high, low and even turned off! First the dial gets cranked up to high for a filet of beef that becomes incredible Truffled Sandwiches. Then, Ina turns it down to low for Roasted Tomatoes that make a spectacular Caprese Salad. Finally, she turns it off completely to make sweet, crisp Meringues Chantilly with Roasted Berries.
  •  Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Truffled Filet of Beef Sandwiches Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Meringues Chantilly with Roasted Berries


Friday, 12:30pm/11:30c - The Flame Game
Ina’s card shark friends are coming over to play bridge, but this time Ina is shaking things up with a pre-game BBQ. This episode is back to basics on playing with fire, as Ina turns up the volume on real barbeque classics.
  •  Confetti Corn Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Creamy Cucumber Salad Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Pomegranate Cosmopolitans Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Sliders


Sunday 8:00a.m./7:00c - Thanksgiving Countdown
  •  Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?
  •  Homemade Gravy Barefoot Contessa Family Style
  •  Sausage and Herb Stuffing
  •  Celery Root and Apple Puree Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics


Sunday 10:00a.m./9:00c - Thanksgiving Pot Luck
  •  Roasted Turkey Roulade Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics
  •  Cranberry Fruit Conserve Barefoot Contessa Parties!
  •  Thanksgiving Oven Roasted Vegetables
  •  Gingerbread Cupcakes with Orange Icing