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Lidia's Kitchen Season 5 Episodes

26 Episodes 2017 - 2018

Episode 1

Italian American Classics

Sat, Oct 7, 2017 27 mins

Italian-American favorites. Included: lasagna with ricotta and fresh mozzarella; eggplant parmigiana stacks; and a perfect simple salad, traditionally eaten at the end of the meal.

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Episode 2

Fish Fiesta

Sat, Oct 14, 2017 27 mins

Seafood menu. Included: mussels with fennel and saffron; cucumber salad; and baked striped bass with lemon sauce made with cheese flavored breadcrumbs.

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Episode 3

It's Pasta Night!

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 27 mins

Pasta party. Included: spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs; pasta chinja; and panzanella calabrese.

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Episode 4

A Comforting Casserole

Sat, Oct 28, 2017 27 mins

A hearty Italian style version of layered casserole of beef, cabbage and potatoes topped with fontina cheese. Also included: spiced fruit compote with apples and other dried fruits; and coffee panna cotta.

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Episode 5

Crazy for Mushrooms

Wed, Nov 1, 2017 27 mins

Warm mushroom salad; funghi marinati; and vegetarian chestnut and mushroom ragu.

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Episode 6

Spiced Up Soup and Salad Night

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 27 mins

Italian style menu of soup, salad and bruschetta. Included: spicy Italian style vegetable soup; bruschetta with nduja; and skillet peppers and potatoes.

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Episode 7

A Special Occasion

Sat, Nov 18, 2017 27 mins

Recipes for special occasions. Included: classic Italian dish that marries the vegetables and meatballs in a delicious pot of soup; Prosecco punch made with raspberries and nectarines; and roasted lamb shoulder with carrots and parsnips.

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Episode 8

The Roast

Sat, Nov 25, 2017 27 mins

Red onions stuffed with rice; a roast pork shoulder with roast vegetable sauce; and a brown sugar, bourbon and warm baked pineapple served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Also includes an easy dessert spread.

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Episode 9

Weeknight Dinner

Sat, Dec 2, 2017 27 mins

Quick weeknight dinner ideas. Included: sausage crostini; penne rigate in vodka sauce; and arugula salad with porcini mushroom and shavings of cheese.

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Episode 10

A Dinner Party

Sat, Dec 9, 2017 27 mins

Elegant dinner menu. Included: swordfish alla bagnara; a spicy bloody Mary; and a classic lagane e ceci.

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Episode 11

Party Fixings

Sat, Dec 16, 2017 27 mins

Party recipes from over the years. Included: fig and prosciutto bruschetta; marinated winter squash; and prosciutto purses tied with chives.

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Episode 12

Cold Weather Comforts

Sat, Dec 23, 2017 27 mins

Turkey meatloaf with mushroom sauce; Vin Brulé, a mulled wine infused with warm spices; and barley, kale and butternut squash risotto.

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Episode 13

Game Day Bites

Sat, Dec 30, 2017 27 mins

Game day party recipes. Included: fried mozzarella sandwich skewers; carrot and chickpea dip; and pizza rolls made with both broccoli rabe and sausage and ricotta and leeks.

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Episode 14

Pizza Party

Sun, Jan 7, 2018 27 mins

A Caesar salad with baby kale and focaccia croutons; and an individual pizzette with toppings.

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Episode 15

Italian Staples

Sun, Jan 14, 2018 27 mins

Chicken parmigiana light; beef and arugula bruschetta; and broccoli rabe and sausage.

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Episode 16


Sun, Jan 21, 2018 27 mins

Lamb meatballs with lemon sauce; leftover meatball panini; monkfish meatballs in tomato sauce; and a crispy fried monkfish meatball made in a tomato sauce that includes raisins and pine nuts.

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Episode 17

The Dessert Table

Sun, Jan 28, 2018 27 mins

Lidia shares three of her favorite desserts: a spoon dessert, seasonal fruit-based dessert and, of course, a baked sweet to warm up the kitchen. Her limoncello tiramisu is a sweet pick-me-up made with delicious limoncello zabaglione. Fruit is a natural as an Italian sweet to end a meal, and she loves to simply serve grilled fruit to magnify their natural sweetness. A favorite Italian cookie is the chocolate anise biscotti, made with a shot of espresso.

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Episode 18

Slow Cooking

Sat, Feb 3, 2018 27 mins

Risotto with mushrooms, parsley, cheese and butter; ziti with pork rib guazzetto. Also: breathing new life into risotto leftovers by breading it and frying it.

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Episode 19

Heartwarming Favorites

Sat, Feb 10, 2018 27 mins

Rice and lentil soup topped with cheese and olive oil; roasted olives with orange and rosemary; and ricotta meatloaf packed with cheese and topped with fresh tomato sauce.

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Episode 20

A Winter Garden

Sat, Feb 17, 2018 27 mins

A spicy escarole and white bean soup; a unique and delicious spaghetti with fennel and bitter greens; and a cabbage salad made with warm bacon dressing.

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Episode 21

Italian Style Bbq

Sat, Feb 24, 2018 27 mins

Grilled calamari salad with tomato coulis; apple and radicchio salad with gorgonzola.

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Episode 22

Tomato Time

Sat, Mar 3, 2018 27 mins

Eggs poached in tomato sauce, served over easy on top of a crunchy slice of grilled country bread; stuffed tomatoes, filled with a classic combination of rice, mozzarella and basil; and chilled tomato soup.

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Episode 23

Family Brunch

Sat, Mar 10, 2018 27 mins

Crostata with kale butternut squash and ricotta; carrot and orange ; and potato and egg frico.

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Episode 24

Cocktail Party

Sat, Mar 17, 2018 27 mins

Spicy stuffed clams with cheesy breadcrumbs; Italian deviled eggs made with salsa verde; meatless meatballs with cheese and quinoa; and fruity spritzers.

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Episode 25

A Summer Shindig

Sat, Mar 24, 2018 27 mins

Grilled skewers of shrimp spiedini with zucchini and tomato salsa; steamed summery green beans with mint pesto; berry tiramisu; and summer berry twist.

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Episode 26

Summer Picnic

Mon, Apr 2, 2018 27 mins

Lidia shares some of her favorite picnic foods from her childhood, including herb frittata rollups; pasta salad with tomato, mozzarella and green beans; and blueberry and ricotta parfait.

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