Season 16

Season 16 (2021)

Episodes: 35

Star Cast: Rachael Ray ,


Episodes List

Ep.1 Season 16 Premiere: Go Inside Rach's Newly Rebuilt Home + Emotional Surprise From Jessica Alba

Air Date: 2021-09-13

We've got a sweet show today for our season 16 premiere! Jessica Alba is back with a big surprise for an amazing woman bringing beauty to the streets of Los Angeles. Plus, Rachael's sharing an exclusive home rebuild update on her house that was destroyed last year by a fire. And get ready for an all-new pasta night recipe from Rach that makes the most of late summer produce: Roasted Eggplant, Pepper and Tomato Pasta!

Ep.2 Behind the Scenes of Rach's Italian Villa Renovation + Chef Scott Conant's Spinach Ricotta Gnudi

Air Date: 2021-09-14

Rachael's celebrating her favorite place on the planet—Italy, of course—by taking us along on her journey to renovate her dream Italian villa! She's also chatting about the new (mostly) Italian issue of her mag, Rachael Ray In Season, with the editor-in-chief and her pal, Lauren Iannotti. Then, Chef Scott Conant's making an irresistible dish in his kitchen: Spinach Ricotta Gnudi (a.k.a. "naked" ravioli). And Rachael's serving up classic Chicken Cacciatore. Later, we're kicking off a new segment featuring the best local restaurants in America—nominated by you, our viewers!

Ep.3 Rach's Spaghetti alla Puttanesca + 3 of Our Chef Friends Share the Recipes They Wish They Wrote

Air Date: 2021-09-15

We're celebrating dishes that make us say, "Why didn't I think of that?" with our friends Chef Curtis Stone, world-renowned Chef Jacques Pépin and Sara Moulton today. They're each cooking up a recipe they wish they wrote (from their own favorite chefs), including Oven Fried Chicken and a super simple dessert. And in her own kitchen, Rachael's dishing out her own take on Spaghetti alla Puttanesca using pantry staples.

Ep.4 Kate Hudson Dishes On Truth Be Told Season 2 + Smokehouse Stack Burger from LA's Hottest Food Truck

Air Date: 2021-09-16

The lovely Kate Hudson is here and she's filling Rachael in on her new role in the big hit on Apple TV Plus, Season 2 of "Truth be Told" with Octavia Spencer. Then, the inspiring trio of cooks behind L.A.'s hottest food truck are stacking up a mouthwatering burger. And what's for dinner? Rach is making Deviled Steaks!

Ep.5 Justin Long Talks Upcoming Projects + Surprise For One of Our Most Inspiring Guests EVER

Air Date: 2021-09-17

Actor Justin Long is joining Rach to talk about his new scary funny film, "Lady of the Manor" (which he wrote with his brother!), his recent travels and his podcast with David Duchovny. Rachael's cooking up a simple seafood lover's supper and her husband, John, is making an accompanying cocktail. Plus, we have a surprise for the most incredible football coach you'll ever meet!

Ep.6 1 Hour, 3 Desserts: Buddy Valastro, Milk Bar's Christina Tosi + Gail Simmons Celebrate Our Sweet 16

Air Date: 2021-09-20

The biggest and baddest dessert chefs are joining us to celebrate our 16th season with a Sweet 16 party! First, "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro surprises Rach with a rainbow shag cake masterpiece. Then, Milk Bar's Christina Tosi makes one of her favorite recipes: Apple Cider Doughnut Cake, layered with apple cider jam and cream cheese frosting (YUM). And "Top Chef's" Gail Simmons shares her Bumbleberry Pie Sundae recipe. Plus, Rachael's making a Japanese-inspired noodle bowl.

Ep.7 Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski's Easy Sheet Pan Chicken From New Cookbook + Rach's Red Wine Risotto

Air Date: 2021-09-21

It's our sweet 16 season, but today's all about the savory! In her kitchen, Rachael's serving up a delicious Red Wine Risotto with Garlicky Spinach and Oven Charred Tomatoes. Then, "Queer Eye's" Antoni Porowski is using up pantry staples with an easy sheet pan chicken recipe from his new cookbook. Later, Sunny Anderson's making grilled corn with jalapeño cilantro glaze. Plus, put the "cute" in charcuterie with snack boards that look almost too good to eat.

Ep.8 GMA's Robin Roberts Talks Inspiring New Docuseries + Swoon-Worthy Caramel Apple Shortcakes

Air Date: 2021-09-22

"GMA's" Robin Roberts is back and giving us hope in her new docuseries, "Last Chance Transplant." Designer John Colaneri is showing us how to stretch a DIY budget with a two-for-one living room makeover. And Rachael's all-new supper is a fall feast of sausages with apples and onions. Plus, a swoon-worthy autumn dessert from our former Culinary Producer Grant Melton: Caramel Apple Shortcakes.

Ep.9 Brooke Shields Gives Us a Recovery Update After Devastating Injury + We Surprise a Super Mom of 10

Air Date: 2021-09-23

Supermodel and super mom Brooke Shields gives Rach a recovery update on her devastating injury. Plus, we have a surprise for another super mom—of ten! What's for dinner? Rachael has a salt 'n pepper supper you can make with pork or chicken.

Ep.10 Rach & John Celebrate Their 16th Wedding Anniversary + The Morning Show's Billy Crudup On Season 2

Air Date: 2021-09-24

Ray and J are celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary—and you're invited! Rach is making a crazy good date night steakhouse supper for John. Then, hear a special song from John and our friend Bob Schneider. Later, we catch up with "The Morning Show's" Billy Crudup and he dishes on Season 2.

Ep.11 Rach's Pasta with Pumpkin & Brown Butter + David Burtka's Home Garden Tour

Air Date: 2021-09-27

Rachael's serving up a new fall favorite today: Pasta with Pumpkin, Brown Butter, Crispy Sage and Nuts. Then, David Burtka gives us a tour of his home garden—and shares a recipe for a fresh and healthy salad. Plus, the best produce to buy right now, according to a farmer who literally wrote the book on veggies!

Ep.12 Jason Biggs Talks New Hosting Gig + Rach Makes Subs Stuffed with Chicken TENDERS

Air Date: 2021-09-28

Jason Biggs, host of the new game show, "Cash at Your Door," joins Rach for plenty of laughs. Then, Ray the Butcher shares how to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to beef. Plus, sammie night done right—Rach is making subs stuffed with chicken TENDERS, peppers and cheese!

Ep.13 Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg Dishes on the Newest Season of Masked Singer + Rach's Fried Stuffed Peppers

Air Date: 2021-09-29

"The Masked Singer" judge Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg catches us up on the newest season of the hit show. Plus, we've got our first ever mystery meal challenge, with TruTV's "Fast Foodies" cooking on the fly using a mystery box of ingredients. Later, Rachael's dishing out hearty stuffed peppers!

Ep.14 Country Music Megastar (& Talented Cook) Trisha Yearwood + Queer Eye OG Thom Filicia

Air Date: 2021-09-30

Country music megastar and mega-talented cook, Trisha Yearwood, is back and showing off an easy comfort food dish from her new cookbook! Then, it's burger night at Rach's—she's stacking up Beef and Chorizo Burgers with Chimichurri Special Sauce and making Crushed Crispy Potatoes with Cheese. Plus, Thom Filicia from the original cast of "Queer Eye" gives us design inspiration and tips.

Ep.15 Rock & Roll Legend Stevie Van Zandt on Memoir + The Kitchen's Jeff Mauro

Air Date: 2021-10-01

Rock and roll legend and member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Stevie Van Zandt, joins Ray and J to talk about his new memoir. Human Lab is back with a couples' edition: "The Kitchen's" Jeff Mauro and his wife are testing out a tool that may solve a common cooking problem. Plus, Rach's Barbecue Pork Stir-Fry with Corn and Zucchini is what's for dinner!

Ep.16 The Resident's Malcolm-Jamal Warner + Rach's Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

Air Date: 2021-10-04

"The Resident's" Malcolm-Jamal Warner is back and catching us up on season 5 of the medical drama. And our resident doctor, Dr. Ian Smith, shares the top three things to know about the upcoming flu season. For dinner, Rachael's making Greek-style stuffed peppers!

Ep.17 Drew Carey Celebrates The Price Is Right's 50th Anniversary + Rach's Simple Spicy Scampi

Air Date: 2021-10-05

The price is always right when Drew Carey stops by—and he's celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show! Then, design duo Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have your DIY needs covered with tips to liven up your space. Plus, meet a 99-year-old Girl Scout! And Rach is whipping up a super-simple spicy scampi for dinner.

Ep.18 Chef Bobby Flay's Salisbury Steak Twist + Legendary Musician Peter Frampton

Air Date: 2021-10-06

Chef Bobby Flay is back and he's showing us an updated take on a Salisbury steak from his new book and hit show, "Beat Bobby Flay." Meanwhile, Rachael's putting a hot twist on a cozy classic with her Spicy Shepherd's Pie. Plus, legendary musician Peter Frampton shares stories from his incredible life and career!

Ep.19 Rach's Chicken and Citrus Salad + The Hilarious Ali Wentworth is Back!

Air Date: 2021-10-07

The hilarious Ali Wentworth joins an all-new Rachael with a round of "Go Ask Ali." Then, more Q&As with a TikTok doctor who's sharing his top medical advice. In the kitchen, it's salad night at Rach's! She's serving up a delicious chicken and citrus salad.

Ep.20 Rach's Pumpkin Pasta + Sneak Preview of Our NYC Studio Makeover!

Air Date: 2021-10-08

Rachael is giving you a sneak preview of our New York City studio makeover! Then, "Scandal's" Joe Morton is talking about his new show, "Our Kind of People." Plus, Rachael's serving up pumpkin pasta.

Ep.21 Rach's Juicy Greek Meatballs + Dr. William Li's Longevity Pasta

Air Date: 2021-10-11

We've got an hour that'll make you happier and healthier! Lifestyle expert Tommy DiDario is sharing one exercise, two products and a three-ingredient snack to help you stay healthy. Then, live longer by eating better with Dr. William Li's "Longevity" Pasta recipe. Plus, Rachael's making baby Greek meatballs with BIG flavor.

Ep.22 Stanley Tucci Talks New Memoir & His Award-Winning Show + Rach's Italy Dream Home Update

Air Date: 2021-10-12

Stanley Tucci is talking about his award-winning show "Searching for Italy" and his new book, Taste. Later, Rachael and John are sharing an update on their Italy dream home renovation. Plus, Rachael's making an Italian classic: pesto pasta! And meet a chef from Chicago who's catering to her community.

Ep.23 It's Our Housewarming Party! Surprise Guests, José Andrés + Rach Makes Tacos

Air Date: 2021-10-13

Welcome to our housewarming party! We're back in New York City and showing off our brand-new set with some surprise guests. Then, Rachael's hosting taco night and Chef José Andrés joins us from his kitchen.

Ep.24 Anthony Anderson Talks Final Season of Black-ish + Rach's Shortcut Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Dish

Air Date: 2021-10-14

"Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson is back and dishing on filming the show's final season. Plus, he brought his mom, Doris! The hilarious duo has teamed up to prank people on their new show. For dinner, Rachael's using a store-bought rotisserie chicken to make a simple noodle dish.

Ep.25 Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis On Reprising Iconic Role + Sunny Anderson Shares 2 Scary Good Desserts

Air Date: 2021-10-15

The world's favorite scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis, is back and talking about reprising her iconic role in "Halloween Kills!" Then, Sunny Anderson is sharing two scary good desserts and Rach and John answer your questions during Q & Ray & J. In the kitchen, Rach is dishing out Greek-inspired beef and rice.

Ep.26 Rach's Bucatini with Creamy Bacon and Onion Sauce + "Chucky" Actress Jennifer Tilly Talks TV Reboot

Air Date: 2021-10-18

Chef Richard Blais shares his take on a classic steakhouse supper: he's making a delicious feast of Butter-Basted Ribeye Steaks, Parsnip Creamed Spinach and Corn Crème Brûlée. Then, Rachael's serving up Bucatini with Creamy Bacon and Onion Sauce. Later, Jennifer Tilly's talking about the killer TV show remake of "Chucky." And don't miss our next viewer-recommended "Bestaurant!"

Ep.27 Rach's Easy Fall Fave: Chicken with Apples & Pears + Gretta Monahan Styles Sweats

Air Date: 2021-10-19

Gretta Monahan is here, and we're challenging her to style as many going-out outfits as she can…using the comfy pieces we've all been lounging in. Then, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer chats about his new children's book. And Rachael's making an easy fall feast chicken dinner: Chicken with Apples and Pears and Cheesy Potatoes!

Ep.28 Jeremy Sisto Dishes on "Law & Order" Revival + Rach's Greek-Style Burger Patties

Air Date: 2021-10-20

"FBI's" Jeremy Sisto is talking about the newest season of the hit show and dishing on the "Law & Order" revival. Plus, makeovers are BACK! Clinton Kelly is hooking up an inspiring Philadelphia police officer with our first makeover back in the studio. Later, a real-life spy shares safety tips. For dinner, Rachael's making delish Greek-style burger patties.

Ep.29 Anthony Michael Hall Talks "Halloween Kills" + Rach's Crispy 5-Spice Chicken Dinner

Air Date: 2021-10-21

We're hanging with actor Anthony Michael Hall and he's talking about his scary role alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in "Halloween Kills." Then, designer John Gidding shows us how to build a better bathroom without breaking the bank. Plus, meet a candle curator who took his passion to social media and became a phenomenon online. In the kitchen, Rachael's making a crispy five-spice chicken!

Ep.30 Rockstar Nikki Sixx from Mötley Crüe + Broadway Superstar Laura Benanti

Air Date: 2021-10-22

Rockstar Nikki Sixx from Mötley Crüe is sharing stories of his life before he became a musical legend! Then, Broadway superstar Laura Benanti is back and dishing on what it's like to work with Lin-Manuel Miranda. For dinner, Rachael's serving up a Shrimp Parm dish.

Ep.31 Chef Missy Robbins' Homemade Cheese Ravioli + Ron & Clint Howard Share Family Stories from New Memoir

Air Date: 2021-10-25

Director Ron Howard and his brother, actor Clint Howard, are at the kitchen table sharing priceless family stories from their new memoir, The Boys. Then, it's pasta night! Rockstar Chef Missy Robbins is schooling you on the rules of pasta and sharing her recipe for homemade cheese ravioli. And Rachael's cooking up yummy Creamy Spinach Pasta.

Ep.32 Stacy London Shares Her Menopause Diary + Dr. Kristi Funk's Tips for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Air Date: 2021-10-26

It's Menopause and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our friend Stacy London is sharing her menopause diary and fashion picks. Then, Dr. Kristi Funk is back with her top four tips for reducing risk of breast cancer. Plus, Rachael's making Za'atar Chicken Shawarma.

Ep.33 Chef Anne Burrell Dishes On Her Wedding + Shares Date-Night Dinner Recipe

Air Date: 2021-10-27

Chef Anne Burrell is talking about her wedding and serving up a date-night dinner of lobster risotto. Then, Rachael's making a fall and winter favorite in her family: White Pasta e Fagioli soup. Plus, we're getting into the Halloween spirit with some spooktacular pumpkins!

Ep.34 Rob Lowe Gives the Lowdown on His New Projects + Rach's One-Pan Chicken with Greens

Air Date: 2021-10-28

Rob Lowe is giving us the lowdown on his new movie, new podcast and new season of "9-1-1: Lone Star!" Rachael's serving up a one-pan Chicken with Greens, Beans and Semi-Dried Tomatoes; Plus, we've got a big surprise for an amazing New Yorker feeding kids with his Harlem Grown program.

Ep.35 Our Halloween Show! Tamron Hall Stops By for Trick-or-Treating + Rach Makes Pumpkin Fonduta

Air Date: 2021-10-29

Happy Halloween! Trick-or-treater Tamron Hall is stopping by for the first time. Then, Jeffrey Eisner shows you how to roll your leftover candy into a cheesecake—in an Instant Pot. Plus, Rach is making Pumpkin Fonduta!