Chopped Episodes

2009, TV Show

Chopped Season 16 episodes

A Chopped Thanksgiving Season 16, Episode 13

A battle with a Thanksgiving twist begins with the chefs working to elevate the traditional green-bean casserole in the appetizer round. Later, entrée ingredients include a big bird and a frozen orange treat. read more

Extreme Halloween Season 16, Episode 12

Baskets with a Halloween theme challenge the chefs, who must make appetizers out of a bloody protein and a can of chips. Later, entrées are prepared with something gooey, gory and offal; and the dessert round proves to be devilishly difficult. read more

Chopped Family Feud Season 16, Episode 11

Two pairs of brothers compete. Ingredients include falooda noodles in the appetizer round; steak and cinnamon rolls for entrées; and desserts made from a Greek pudding and Japanese candy. read more

Walk on the Whelk Side Season 16, Episode 10

Whelk snails and lemon bars are found in the appetizer baskets. For entrées, the chefs each show their personalities in lamb shawarma dishes; and the dessert round proves challenging with cucumber salad as the featured ingredient. read more

Break a Crab Leg! Season 16, Episode 9

Ingredients that are difficult to identify are found in the appetizer baskets. For entrées, the chefs must tackle a seafood surprise; and they create desserts using jicama. read more

Sweet Surprises Season 16, Episode 8

Something sweet is included in each of the baskets, beginning with a towering cake in the appetizer round. Later, the chefs need to incorporate a colorful dessert in their entrées and use a chocolaty treat when making their final dishes. read more

Mochi Obliged Season 16, Episode 7

Dishes composed of escargot and biscuit dough are served as appetizers; for entrées, the chefs work with an unfamiliar produce and an unappealing pâte; and desserts are created using mochi and mango. read more

Teen Invasion Season 16, Episode 6

Teen chefs compete, preparing tuna and cereal in the appetizer round. Later, butchery is required in order to complete entrées; and dessert ingredients include a snack food and an Asian condiment. read more

Big Fish, Small Basket Season 16, Episode 5

Appetizers created with seitan and mescal impress the judges. Later, the competitors find a premade sauce and a large fish in their entrée baskets; and for dessert, they must combine a pastry with a pork product. read more

Gyro We Go Again Season 16, Episode 4

A gyro-themed appetizer round features hearts of palm as an ingredient. For entrées, the chefs must work with steak and donuts; and desserts are made from a classic American finger food and something sticky. read more

Mix and Mache Season 16, Episode 3

Pickled sausage and mâche make for unique appetizers. Also: Squid entrées are prepared; and desserts showcase an ingredient that's hard to pronounce. read more

Cleaver Fever Season 16, Episode 2

Bacon popcorn is an ingredient found in the appetizer basket. During the entrée round, a chef sustains an injury while preparing his lamb dish. Finally, desserts are made using a mashed treat and a floral syrup. read more

Fry, Fry Again Season 16, Episode 1

A deep-fried food must appear on each plate throughout the competition, beginning in the appetizer round when catfish is the main ingredient. Later, entrées are created with a cheese and cherry preserve; and the two finalists face the challenge of frying dessert. read more

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Premiered: January 13, 2009, on Food Network
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Four up-and-coming chefs transform everyday ingredients into an extraordinary three-course meal in a three-round cooking competition. A panel of culinary experts determine which 'chef-testant' walks away with $10,000.


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