30 Minute Meals

30 Minute Meals

  • TV-G
  • 2006
  • 29 Seasons
  • 6.4  (312)

30 Minute Meals is a cooking program hosted by Rachael Ray on the Food Network. In each episode, Rachael teaches viewers how to prepare a meal or variety of dishes in exactly 30 minutes. Rachael first discusses what she is going to prepare and then begins to collect the necessary ingredients from the refrigerator and pantry. This gives the appearance that the meal is truly prepared (i.e., there is no pre-work done by network interns) in the 30-minute time slot. Rachael does not have formal culinary training, but she was raised by restaurateurs and worked in her parents' restaurants when she was young. Later food related occupations included managing a pub and being a buyer for a gourmet market. It was at the gourmet market that Rachael conceived the concept of teaching folks how to cook wholesome, delicious meals in 30 minutes or less. Rachael is also a successful cookbook author and has won several Daytime Emmy awards. The food Rachael prepares for the program is inspired by her Italian roots. She mentions her mother and grandfather and their cooking styles frequently on the show. The recipes prepared are intended to be simple enough to be tackled by the everyday home cook. Rachael incorporates ingredients available at viewers' local grocery stores and farmers markets. She even provides tips on how to care for and prepare fresh food and herbs after returning from the market. At the end of each episode Rachael plates the food she has created. She then indulges in tasting what she has prepared and explains the experience to the viewing audience. She always reminds the audience that a tasty and healthy meal is never more than 30 minutes away.

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Chicken Curry with Sriracha
29. Chicken Curry with Sriracha
April 29, 2019
Rachael Ray's Curry Chicken Chili with Sriracha is a spicy change from the everyday. Ground chicken and smashed chickpeas are loaded with jalapeno, spices and a hefty kick of sriracha.
ChickenChange-Up
15. ChickenChange-Up
April 15, 2019
Rachael Ray's Deviled Chicken Francese gets its devilish flavor from spicy Calabrian chile paste, tangy Dijon mustard and sharp Pecorino Romano cheese. Charred Bread and Arugula on the side make sure no sauce is wasted.
Portobello Fries
12. Portobello Fries
April 12, 2019
The secret to Rachael Ray's cheese-steak fries is that there's no steak! Instead of sliced beef, she packs portobello mushrooms with flavor and layers them on fries with cheese sauce for a meat-free win.
Takeout at Home
10. Takeout at Home
January 18, 2020
Rachael Ray makes her takeout favorite, Crazy Szechuan Beef and Messy Corn with Shishito.
No Way! Pizza and Antipasti
9. No Way! Pizza and Antipasti
January 4, 2020
Rachael Ray's Zucchini PepperNOni Pan Pizza has a secret -- it's not real meat! The crispy pizza packs a lot of flavor, though, thanks to smoked paprika and a drizzle of hot honey.
Hooked
8. Hooked
December 28, 2019
Rachael Ray makes a quick and easy fish recipe to fall for hook, line and sinker. Her crispy, golden, battered Fishwiches pair perfectly with creamy Yogurt Tartar Sauce, and Rachael adds frozen salt and vinegar fries to round out the meal.
On a Roll
7. On a Roll
December 21, 2019
Craving a cheeseburger but want to make it fancy? Rachael Ray's French Dip Cheeseburgers on Brioche Rolls use the elements of French onion soup to take a cheeseburger to the next level. Rachael pairs her burgers with Crispy, Buttery Crushed Potatoes.
6. "Big Night" Appetite
December 14, 2019
Skip the fancy Italian restaurant and make a 5-star, three-course meal right at home in under 30 minutes. Rachael Ray's gourmet meal starts with Bruschetta with Ricotta and Walnuts as well as a refreshing Escarole Salad with Fennel. She saves room for the starring dish, sweet and spicy Beef and Sausage Ragu with Fusilli.
Steak Out, Italian-Style
5. Steak Out, Italian-Style
December 7, 2019
Rachael Ray's spin on the classic meat-and-potatoes dinner will have friends and family staying in on steak night. She makes Sliced Steak with Rosemary, Meaty Mushrooms with Marsala and crispy Waffle Fries with Gorgonzola Sauce for a hearty, can't-miss meal.
Everyone Loves Food on a Stick!
4. Everyone Loves Food on a Stick!
November 30, 2019
The secret to Rachael Ray's Japanese-style skewers is the thick, sweet and savory sauce. She makes Chicken Yakitori, White Rice and Green Beans with Tofu and Sesame Sauce for a fast meal that pleases all ages.
Sofa Night Super Snacks Supper
3. Sofa Night Super Snacks Supper
November 23, 2019
Rachael Ray gives comfort food a kick with her BGT: Bacon, Guacamole and Tomato with Chips and Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers. The jalapenos stuffed with cheese and chorizo contrast with cool, smoky guacamole packed with crispy bacon and citrus-y tomato.
Vive La Din Din
2. Vive La Din Din
November 16, 2019
Rachael Ray proves that rich and creamy chicken can be prepared in less than 30 minutes -- with only a handful of ingredients, too! She makes Dijon-Tarragon Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with Brie or Camembert and Rainbow Chard with Bacon and Leeks for an instant favorite.
Alright! It's Taco Night!
1. Alright! It's Taco Night!
November 9, 2019
Forget Taco Tuesday and make tacos every night with Rachael Ray's Easiest Fish Tacos with Red Rice and Black Beans. Rachael tosses tilapia in a blend of spices, lightly fries it up and layers it with fresh pico de gallo.
Description

30 Minute Meals is a cooking program hosted by Rachael Ray on the Food Network. In each episode, Rachael teaches viewers how to prepare a meal or variety of dishes in exactly 30 minutes. Rachael first discusses what she is going to prepare and then begins to collect the necessary ingredients from the refrigerator and pantry. This gives the appearance that the meal is truly prepared (i.e., there is no pre-work done by network interns) in the 30-minute time slot.

Rachael does not have formal culinary training, but she was raised by restaurateurs and worked in her parents' restaurants when she was young. Later food related occupations included managing a pub and being a buyer for a gourmet market. It was at the gourmet market that Rachael conceived the concept of teaching folks how to cook wholesome, delicious meals in 30 minutes or less. Rachael is also a successful cookbook author and has won several Daytime Emmy awards.

The food Rachael prepares for the program is inspired by her Italian roots. She mentions her mother and grandfather and their cooking styles frequently on the show. The recipes prepared are intended to be simple enough to be tackled by the everyday home cook. Rachael incorporates ingredients available at viewers' local grocery stores and farmers markets. She even provides tips on how to care for and prepare fresh food and herbs after returning from the market.

At the end of each episode Rachael plates the food she has created. She then indulges in tasting what she has prepared and explains the experience to the viewing audience. She always reminds the audience that a tasty and healthy meal is never more than 30 minutes away.30 Minute Meals is a series that is currently running and has 29 seasons (718 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2006.

Where to Watch 30 Minute Meals

30 Minute Meals is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 30 Minute Meals on demand at Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Food Network, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (312)