Eat Your Veggies!
Martha Stewart, the queen of farm-to-table cooking, is excited to judge a competition with gorgeous garden goodies in every basket.
Bacon, Burgers and Beer!
The chefs' baskets are packed with bacon, burgers and beer! The competitors go in some inventive directions with their bacon appetizers, and round two is an adrenaline-packed burger battle with a fun take on onion rings.
The first basket challenges the chefs to come up with a yummy solution to a culinary puzzle that includes a dill pickle-flavored treat. A Midwestern casserole and stunningly presented pork make for a unique entree basket.
Just Add Cheese!
The competitors face three challenges filled with cheesy yumminess including a Philadelphia classic in the first round, a fancy Spanish cheese in the entree round and a cheese-tastic tower in the dessert basket.
Team Ice Cream
The chefs set out to prove that ice cream can work well in savory courses. A unique flavor of ice cream is at the center of an unusual dish in the second basket, and the judges have high hopes for the ice cream dessert round.
Four chefs are forced to get creative in the Chopped Kitchen when they face kitschy cakes, hybrid veggies, offal surprises and ice cream mishaps.
The competitors face a fierce challenge as they open their baskets to find delicate herbs, a strange Italian street food, Dutch baby pancakes and more.
Four chefs prepare for summertime dinners in America using a variety of sunny ingredients including patriotic deviled eggs and star-spangled spaghetti.
Grills On! Game On!
When the ovens and fryers are turned off, four chefs have no choice but to get their grill on. A rare meat hits the heat in round one, and a frozen food favorite in the second basket might not thrill the competitors.
Hot Dog Hotshots
The chefs take on an epic hot dog battle that includes a state fair treat with a twist in the entree round. An intriguing dessert basket contains the mysterious "wieners in a quilt."
Take the Cake
In the first round, the chefs learn they must make appetizers that include ginger-like galangal and a trendy taco. A pretty cake that reminds one judge of his childhood is at the center of an eclectic dessert basket.
Beef Cake Mistakes
There's something peculiar about the huge, elaborate cake in the appetizer basket: It's made of beef! In the second round, a strange twist on a classic Italian dish tests the competitors' creativity.
The chefs battle it out to see who can build the most epic burger masterpieces. An awe-inspiring tower kicks off the first round of hamburger hustling, and an old-school lunchbox favorite adds kitschy fun to the entree round.
So Sumac Me!
Minced meat and something sweet are part of the appetizer round puzzle. Will sumac and a super salty curve ball in the second basket leave the chefs wondering what to make? The dessert round proves nothing is ever easy on Chopped.
Hot Dog Hot Shots
Four talented chefs are surprised by a strange hot dog creation in the first basket, but they push on with some delicious results. The two finalists get to make desserts using a yummy cake and a Japanese drink.
Ooey, Gooey Cheese!
The competitors take on a melted cheese theme, starting with a platter of comfort food yumminess at the center of a decadent first basket. The second basket contains the ultimate melty cheese dish -- fondue.
Weird, Wacky, and Wild!
Things get strange in the Chopped Kitchen when the chefs face baskets filled with the most bizarre ingredients imaginable.
Horror Flick Halloween
In a Halloween-themed competition, the four chefs face ingredient baskets packed with nods to horror movies, which guest judge and actor Rose McGowan knows well.
Sweets Showdown: Chocolate!
Four chefs compete in a series of chocolate challenges. Spicy booze and a book filled with bonbons are in the mix in round one, and an oversize beverage meets a stinky cheese in the entree basket.
Sweets Showdown: Doughnuts!
The chefs must demonstrate doughnut dexterity as they create sweet, savory and filled varieties that incorporate challenging ingredients such as onions and grasshoppers.
Sweets Showdown: Cake!
In this all-cakes battle, a beautifully bare edible art piece is at the center of the first basket, and a soup and a leafy green threaten to hinder the competitors' progress in the entree round.
Sweets Showdown: Ice Cream!
The $50,000 Sweets Showdown continues with a preliminary battle that shines the spotlight on ice cream. Each round challenges the competitors to churn out a different frozen treat: milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches and sundaes.
Sweets Showdown: Grand Finale!
In the thrilling culmination of a five-part tournament, a colossal cocktail is all the buzz in the entree round, and an edible candelabra is a bright surprise for the two chefs left in the dessert round.
No Meat? No Problem!
The competing chefs are challenged to make delicious dishes from plant-based mystery basket ingredients. A marvel of modern food science is the centerpiece of the first basket, and a crispy green makes an appearance in round two.
Four Chopped champions are hungry for more as they return for a special Thanksgiving competition. They face a shocking poultry product in the appetizer round and a big, bright orange surprise in the entree round.
Four big-hearted amateur chefs who serve their communities arrive in the Chopped kitchen ready to give the judges an unforgettable Turkey Day meal. Everyone gives thanks for turkey in the entree basket.
Battle of the Meats
A beef theme is a meat lover's dream in this competition. The four chefs must cut jumbo-sized ribs down to appetizer-appropriate portions, and a premium steak and a second-rate grocery store meal meet in the entree basket.
Four Chopped judges compete alongside their significant others in a festive battle between friends. The entree basket contains a stunning protein, and gingerbread and olives are an odd couple in the holiday dessert basket.
Holiday Sugar and Spice
Holiday desserts take center stage as four Chopped champions return for a sweet competition. A bold beverage in the first round has the chefs making faces and making do. Unwrapping chocolates is a tedious task in round two.
New Year's Party
As the clock counts down on New Year's Eve, four chefs take on Chopped baskets to celebrate another trip around the sun. In the appetizer basket, a bite of something decadent and a peppery sauce await.
Dine on a Dime
The four competing chefs get budget baskets full of low-cost ingredients for every round. A box of fish sticks is the big catch in the first basket, and the second round includes chicken feet.
Sweet and Salty Success
The chefs face three baskets where they must perfectly harmonize the quintessential flavor pairing of sweet and salty on their plates.
Four college students with a passion for cooking take over the Chopped Kitchen to see who can make the culinary grade.
$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 1
Chopped champions return to the stoves, racing the clock and conquering basket after basket with the hope of moving on to the $50,000 finale. Watermelon weirdness in the first basket threatens to shake the chefs' confidence.
$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 2
It's a rough reunion with the Chopped kitchen when the returning champs find a diabolical set of ingredients in their first basket. The chef who best handles a salad cake in the dessert round moves on to the $50,000 finale.
B.L.D.: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!
The chefs set out to make a whole day's worth of amazing food with the cooking rounds changed to breakfast, lunch and dinner.
$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 3
The fiercest Chopped champions are back to defend their titles, and a frozen oddity throws them a curve ball in the first round. The winning chef in the dessert round advances to the $50,000 finale.
Four chefs must utilize an ancient cooking technique while making delicious modern dishes in three smoked-food-themed challenges.
$50,000 Champs Challenge: Part 4
Passionate Chopped champions return for a shot at $50,000, and the competition kicks off with a colossal clam and a starchy comfort food in the first basket. The last chef standing gets to advance to the $50,000 finale.
Tendon Loving Care
Tenderizing beef tendon and bringing joy to bok choy are two of the challenges in round one. A veggie that barely fits in the basket and a prized protein are part of the culinary puzzle in the entree round.
$50,000 Champs Challenge: Grand Finale
Four repeat champions make their triumphant return to the Chopped kitchen to do it all over again for a shot at $50,000, but a dream cut of beef could turn into a nightmare in the 30-minute entree round.
The chefs set out to make an unforgettable summer feast in three clambake-themed challenges that include colorful cocktails, gamey sausage, a strange starch and more.
Give It a Nest!
If the tri-tip in the first basket doesn't trip the competitors up, the edible bird's nest just might. Stinging nettles threaten to hurt the chefs' chances for success in round two.
Eyes on the Prize
Mock meat and an unusual green powder set the level of difficulty high in round one, and an Italian-Japanese mashup ingredient in the entree round threatens to mess up the chefs' plans.
A Pretty Pickle Pizza
Four chefs must sort out what to do with pickle pizza in the appetizer round. An egg-flavored snack in the second basket leads to some novel ideas for the entree plates.
A plate of poutine and a jar of bamboo challenge the competitors in the appetizer round. Not all the chefs are happy to see a whole fish in the second basket, and the judges panic that not everyone will finish.
Chock-Full of Chocolate
Four pastry chefs step into the Chopped kitchen to show off their chocolate skills. A chocolate-covered seafood snack is a sneaky surprise in round one, and a tart fruit and a Japanese food staple appear in the entree basket.
Just Desserts: Celebrities
It's a star-studded countdown of the top five celebrity dessert battles on Chopped. The competition is stiff, with professional athletes, actors, rock stars and more facing off to be named the Chopped champion of dessert.
With $10,000 at stake, the chefs are required to fry something in every course. A brightly colored beverage and a stuffed pasta are part of the appetizer puzzle, and a wild sundae brings the fun to an exciting dessert round.
Beat the Judge: Alex
Fearless returning winners compete for a chance to face off against Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli. The competitors may have second thoughts when they find a jar of bright orange sauce in the appetizer basket.
Beat the Judge: Scott
Three Chopped winners set out to take down Chopped judge Scott Conant. First-round jitters could make the champs' path to victory more difficult, and Scott reveals a hatred for one of the final basket ingredients.
Beat the Judge: Tiffani
Three chefs return to the Chopped kitchen eager to take on judge Tiffani Faison. An unusual snack food is part of the puzzle in the appetizer round, and the champs try not to let a mashup ingredient get their entrees down.
Beat the Judge: Amanda
Three champions arrive back in the Chopped kitchen to take down a formidable foe, judge Amanda Freitag. The champs realize it will be a tough challenge when they open up the first basket and find chicken gizzards and fish heads.
Beat the Judge: Marc
Three champions are on a mission to beat Chopped judge Marc Murphy. The chefs get escargot in the first basket, and a superspicy surprise awaits them in the entree basket.
Beat the Judge: Maneet
Chopped winners return with purpose and passion to beat judge Maneet Chauhan. Sugary cereal and oddball meatballs make for a tough challenge in round one, and an edible centerpiece is a fun find in the entree basket.
Four chefs who specialize in cooking lighter, healthier fare are challenged to make lean dishes in the Chopped kitchen. Low-calorie chips inspire creativity in the round one, and avocado-free guacamole is a surprise in round two.
High on the Hog
Nose-to-tail cannot fail! The competing chefs are elated to get a pork theme for their battle, and the gorgeous cuts of premium meat in the first basket don't disappoint.
Four chefs set out to prove that fish heads are delicious in an exhilarating appetizer round. A strange-flavored fizz threatens to throw off the chefs and make their entrees flop.
The chefs must hop to it and make rabbit terrine work with a less highfalutin, packaged product in their appetizers. Combining cake mix and ramen is part of the challenge in round two.
Time and Turmoil
Daring competitors are up against the clock to use a red spread and dried fish in the second round, and the remaining chefs must combine a citrus food and an unusual seaweed snack in their desserts.
The competing chefs find unusual cupcakes and a curious jarred "candy" in the round two baskets, and the final two chefs feast their eyes on a jar of pigs' lips in the dessert basket.
Beasts and Bourbon
It's a match made in culinary heaven as four chefs must tame wild game meat in every round and use a different bourbon to accent and complement their dishes.
Cauliflower is the veggie of the moment and the undisputed star of this Chopped battle. In the first round, the chefs must use the ubiquitous carb substitute in their dishes along with a funky Mexican delicacy.
Quail Without Fail
The competing chefs keep the judges guessing as they attempt to make successful quail entrees and use Australian seasoning and a jar of Mexican caramel in their desserts.
Raise Your Game
It's game day in the Chopped kitchen with four football-loving chefs. They get an appetizer basket loaded with foods to fuel hungry sports fans, and the chefs left tackling game-day desserts must make cookies work with a cocktail.
Beat Bobby Flay: Battle 1
With their sights set on defeating Bobby Flay in the tournament finale, returning champs face an unusual beef jerky product and a twist on hummus in round two. In the dessert round, the finalists have to make use of some fancy bacon.
Here to Persevere!
The competing chefs work quickly to make appetizers from chewy candy and a canned sauce. Inspiring sweets in the dessert basket, including a nostalgic powder, keep the final two chefs on their toes.
Beat Bobby Flay: Battle 2
In the first round, an oven mishap leads to an alarming situation, and the two remaining champs must make big plans for a candy-themed tart and a peculiar popcorn product in the dessert round.
Skilfish Coping Skills
The competing chefs are in for a surprise when they open the appetizer basket to find a peculiar pate. In round two, the competitors must work with a fish that they've never cooked before.
Beat Bobby Flay: Battle 3
In this preliminary battle, the first basket includes champion-caliber ingredients like an anything-but-basic burger. The three chefs in round two have ambitious plans for their dishes, and a green veggie is part of the puzzle in the dessert round.
Creativity is crucial for the competing chefs trying to impress the judges, starting with deviled ham spread in the first basket. Sweet booza ice cream in the second basket is an unwelcome surprise for savory entree plates.
Beat Bobby Flay: Battle 4
In the first round, the chefs cook up appetizers using pizza bites and caviar -- a match made in Chopped heaven! The final two chefs tackle a difficult dessert basket featuring a sugary cereal and a gelatinous stumper.
Sweet and Sour Notes
Four chefs embrace a sweet-and-sour theme and seek to harmonize opposite flavors on their plates. A furious first round has them racing to figure out what to do with a ready-to-serve soup and three other basket finds.
Beat Bobby Flay: Finale Fight
The Beat Bobby Flay Tournament finale brings four winners back for a chance to defeat a Food Network legend and score $50,000. In round one, a pork product goes through a grinder, and a canned item in the second basket isn't what the chefs hoped for.
Pass the Popcorn Shoots
The competing chefs attack an appetizer basket that includes a classic Italian sauce and a simple sandwich. A popcorn product not available at movie theaters plays a starring role in round two.
Plumb Loco Moco
It's wild times in the Chopped kitchen as the chefs get loco with Loco Moco, a Hawaiian comfort food, in round one. The finalists are challenged to use a weird coffee and a crunchy cake in their desserts.
Soup and Sandwich Savvy
The competing chefs are challenged to make a scrumptious soup-and-sandwich duo for every round. In the appetizer round, they set out to make dunkable, slurpable creations while utilizing an unusual egg in the basket.
Want a Gnocchi Sandwich?
The competing chefs are under pressure as the clock ticks down and the judges wonder whether all the dandelion green appetizers will be plated in time. Then the chefs get more than they bargained for with gnocchi in sandwich form.
Finer Diner Dining
Four chefs enter the Chopped kitchen for a diner-themed battle with three courses of elevated comfort food and guest judge Neil Patrick Harris. A breakfast-inspired final basket leads the chefs in two distinct directions.
The competing chefs get a ton of sugar in the first basket in the form of a breakfast classic with a twist, and the level of cooking in the entree round seems extraordinary as the chefs excitedly dig into a seven-layer dip.
Fries and Thighs
The chefs get fries and thighs in every basket, starting with a delicate protein paired with a newfangled starch in the appetizer basket. Bubble tea crashes the theme party in the second round.
Dressed for Success
The chefs open the first basket to find dressed beer and three other surprises. A weird fungus and a peculiar pizza pie are the shockers in the entree round.
Comfort Food Feud: Bacon
Four competitors aim for bacon perfection as they attempt to advance to the grand finale of the Comfort Food Feud. The appetizer basket includes a Japanese condiment and a bacon-y bar food, and biscuit dough is part of the puzzle in the entree round.
Comfort Food Feud: Burgers
In a burger-themed battle of the $25,000 Comfort Food Feud, the chefs get a deep-fried surprise and a sloppy classic in round one. In the entree round, they must figure out what to do with a bizarre canned product.
Comfort Food Feud: Mac and Cheese
The chefs try conquer mac and cheese and claim a spot in the Comfort Food Feud grand finale. The first round basket includes a cocktail, and the entree round sees the competitors working with a mac and cheese-inspired brunch item.
Comfort Food Feud: Pizza
The $25,000 Comfort Food Feud continues with a battle devoted to pizza. The competitors find spaghetti and meatballs in an unusual form in the entree basket, and the dessert round involves some spicy, salty and sugary ingredients.
Comfort Food Feud: Finale
Four Comfort Food Feud champions return to a decked-out outdoor arena to battle for the $25,000 prize and the title of Chopped Grand Champion. In each round, the ingredient baskets contain delicious reminders of the tournament's culinary themes.
Burgers and Bravado
The competing chefs are surprised by parsley cake in round two, and when the finalists focus their attention on a dessert basket that includes Cara Cara oranges and a curiously boozy condiment, the judges are impressed by the level of skill they see.
The chefs are thrown off by the combination of beer-battered seafood and a bizarre bouquet of pickles in the first basket. Then, the second basket fails the smell test with a stinky surprise inside.
Grudge Match: Battle 1
A $100,000 grand prize is up for grabs in this tournament event, featuring some of the most brilliant stars of the game. One ambitious champion runs into problems in the first round, and something stinky in the entree basket has the competitors nervous.
Grudge Match: Battle 2
Four Chopped judges step behind the stove for an intense competition. In the appetizer basket, the chefs find a strange fish dish and some tiny exotic fruits. A pizza topped with something wild is the star ingredient in the entree basket.
Grudge Match: Battle 3
Four champs who were previously defeated return to the kitchen, hungry for sweet redemption. Sardines are the main protein in the appetizer basket, and a jiggly mustard-flavored surprise threatens to throw the chefs off their game in the second round.
Grudge Match: Battle 4
Chopped legends face off for a chance at the $100,000 finale! In round one, the chefs must incorporate a sweet breakfast item into an appetizer, and a clever fusion food in the entree basket has the potential to bring crunch and flavor to the dishes.
Grudge Match: $100,000 Finale!
It's judges vs. champions as two separate knockout rounds determine which judge and champ make it to the $100,000 title fight. The stakes are high as the competitors find an unusual seafood delicacy and a hot regional specialty in the first basket.
Battle of the Meats: Goat!
Four chefs are amped up for a meat battle featuring goat! In an intense first round, the competitors aim to impress with their butchery and flavor artistry. Then, the chefs must work with an unfamiliar goat-milk product in the entree basket.
Battle of the Meats: Pork!
Four carnivores are ready to crush it, and the pork battle begins with a double helping of piggy goodness in the first basket. The entree basket includes some fancy mushrooms, and the judges giddily approve of the meaty candy bar in the dessert basket.
Battle of the Meats: Beef!
Four chefs battle it out with bovine-centric ingredients. In the first round, more than one of the competitors decide to show off their raw talent by serving uncooked meat. Then, the chefs demonstrate their steak skills with the entree basket.
Battle of the Meats: Bison!
This fierce battle features a trending lean, mean protein: bison! The first round sees the chefs going in distinct directions with their jelly bean and short rib appetizers. In the final round, the last two contenders take on bison for dessert with gusto.
Cooked with Care!
Four compassionate nurses, who also cook, bring their TLC to the Chopped kitchen. In the entree round, the nurses must nurture a juice made from a vegetable and a prize protein. Then, a favorite hospital snack is a funny surprise in the dessert basket.
Hangry Baskets: Dumped
Hangry baskets are back for a battle featuring foods for the broken hearted. In the first round, the chefs must incorporate the post-breakup standbys wine and chocolate, and a nostalgic treat keeps the competitors on their toes in round two.
Hangry Baskets: Hungover
This battle is packed with must-have ingredients for a hangover. A greasy favorite and soupy carbs get the chefs' creative juices flowing in the first round. The final competitors must transform a tried-and-true hangover snack into a scrumptious dessert.
Hangry Baskets: Hot and Hangry
Four chefs battle using super spicy "hangry" foods, including one of the hottest peppers on earth for the first round. A hot Indian dish finds its way into the entree basket, and, in the dessert round, some classic spicy candy is part of the puzzle.
Hangry Baskets: Late Night
In a boisterous battle, the chefs get baskets inspired by late-night cravings. The competitors must resist munching away at the fried snack in the first round, and they have some wild ideas for the entree basket, which includes a creamy comfort food dish.
Martha Rules: Pantry Surprise!
Martha Stewart takes over Chopped! In an outdoor kitchen in Kennebunkport, ME, Martha calls the shots and even changes the rules as 16 chefs compete for a $50,000 grand prize. Martha's first big surprise is related to the pantry.
Martha Rules: Tick Tock!
Martha Stewart takes the reins for another gripping battle in the $50,000 Martha Rules tournament, and she has some tricks up her sleeve regarding the timing of the rounds. The three chefs who make it to the second round must whip up Cornish hen entrees.
Martha Rules: Blade and Switch!
Martha Stewart shocks the four competing chefs in the Martha Rules tournament when she reveals that she plans to make them switch stations – and dishes – at any time! The basket ingredients include everything from sea urchin to peanut brittle.
Martha Rules: Mystery Competitor!
Martha Stewart is at it again, revealing a showstopping twist in the Martha Rules tournament: There's only one spot in the dessert round because a mysterious fifth chef is waiting in the wings to compete against whomever makes it that far.
Martha Rules: Grand Finale!
In the finale of the Martha Rules tournament, Martha Stewart pulls out all the stops to make the road to $50,000 extra challenging. In the appetizer round, the chefs wonder what's up when they find footwear in the ingredient basket.
In this taco competition, four chefs attempt to prove who deserves to win all the dinero. A frantic first round leads to some missteps in the kitchen, and fish tacos are in order for the entree round, when the chefs find red snapper in the baskets.
PB and J
The ingredient baskets in this battle are inspired by peanut butter and jelly! A giant sweet surprise in the second basket must find its way onto chicken entree plates, and not everything goes smoothly for the chefs as they hustle their PB and J desserts.
Time Capsule: '60s Foods!
The competing chefs have to cook with foods that were popular in the 1960s. A certain soda and some sweet meat are part of the appetizer basket, but the clock seems to be the most difficult aspect of the challenge.
Time Capsule: '90s Foods!
The chefs set out to make trendy 1990s foods yummy for a new millennium. The combination of ingredients in the first basket confuses the competitors, and missteps threaten to derail one competitor's plans in the dessert round.
Time Capsule: Future Foods!
The competing chefs have to cook with ingredients representative of foods we might be noshing on in the future, including insects in the first round! In the second basket, the competitors find an alternative protein and what could be the next big grain.
Alton's Maniacal Baskets: Part 3
Alton Brown is in charge of an extraordinary Chopped tournament, and the competitors brace themselves for shocking surprises in the ingredient baskets. In the entree round, some sticky beans and a peculiar salad are shockers.
Alton's Maniacal Baskets: Part 2
The competitors brace for zany, brainy ingredients courtesy of Alton Brown, starting with a super stinky item in the appetizer basket. In the second round, a unique style of apple pie may have the competitors asking, "Why?!"
Alton's Maniacal Baskets: Part 4
Alton Brown and his fans curate maniacal baskets for an epic tournament, including a fermented Japanese dish and a strange banana product in the entree basket. The two bold chefs who make it to the dessert round must work with a fluffy, porky surprise.
Alton's Maniacal Baskets: Part 1
Alton Brown is at it again! The chefs in his Maniacal Baskets tournament are seriously tripped up by a canned wonder in the appetizer round, and a shelf-stable surprise in the entree basket is unlikely to be a crowd pleaser.
Alton's Maniacal Baskets: Finale
In the wild conclusion of Alton Brown's Maniacal Baskets Tournament, Alton has a big announcement that's sure to get the chefs fired up. For the entree round, the chefs open the baskets to discover one of the items staring back at them!
Chef's Best Friend
In addition to competing with appetizers, entrees and desserts, dog-loving chefs make treats for a canine judge! Things could get "ruff" if the golden retriever with the golden palate turns up its nose at their hard work.
The latest stadium fare is substantial and out-of-the-park sensational, so when four bold competitors get ballpark foods in every basket, the judges have high expectations. First in the lineup are cheesy, fruity and doughy appetizers.
Playing with Fire: Wild Things
In this battle of the live-fire tournament, the competitors take a walk on the wild side with wild game in every basket. In the appetizer basket, a crispy Korean snack food is a creepy-crawly shocker, and the judges chomp down on alligator entrees.
Playing with Fire: Hog Heaven
Four phenomenal live-fire cooks are ready to claim the last remaining spot in the tournament's finale, and they get lucky with a promise of perfectly porky baskets. In the first round, one of nature's sweetest gifts may not be a treat to the competitors.
Playing with Fire: High Stakes
Playing with fire is serious business in this "high-steaks" preliminary battle of Chopped's flame-filled tournament. A weird watermelon adds to the appetizer challenge, and the chefs are dealt a giant slab of meat and just 30 minutes in the entree round.
Playing with Fire: Surf and Turf
Four talented chefs push themselves to the limit to modernize the old concept of surf and turf, hoping to impress the judges and win a spot in the $25,000 live-fire tournament finale. In the first basket, strange sushi requires raw talent.
Playing with Fire: Finale
In this finale battle of a fiery tournament, four winners return with their sights set on taking the title of Chopped Grand Champion. The baskets contain ingredients reminiscent of the preliminary battle themes: wild game, steaks, surf and turf and pork.
Shakes and Fries
Two diner favorites find a home in the ingredient baskets, and the chefs have to make the most of milkshakes and French fries. A city's signature dish is part of the challenge in round two, and a toaster treat meets a fun fry variation for dessert.
Pasta, Pasta, Pasta
Four chefs who are passionate about pasta are ready to show the judges what they've got! In round two, the chefs hurry to make spectacular pasta plates that must include a succulent seafood and a strange sweet.
Casino Royale: Battle 1
Chopped is always a gamble, but the Casino Royale tournament allows competitors to replace basket ingredients with a roll of the dice. In the first round, something slithery is in the basket, and a Vegas-themed item in round two isn't a big hit.
Casino Royale: Battle 2
In the second battle of this special Chopped tournament, the chefs get to gamble for a chance to replace a basket ingredient, and the fish offal in the first basket is begging to be gambled away. More gambling in round three leads to serious drama.
Casino Royale: Battle 3
In this third battle of the tournament, the chefs can gamble to get lucky or unlucky replacement ingredients. The appetizer basket reveals a notoriously challenging ingredient, and the final round chefs decide to take a chance by baking something.
Casino Royale: Battle 4
In the fourth battle of the tournament, the chefs try their luck at replacement basket ingredients, if they dare. A roll of the dice in the entree round leaves one chef with two proteins, and an interesting gamble keeps things exciting in the final round.
Casino Royale: Finale
Four winners return to compete for the jackpot and the title of grand champion! The chefs have a choice to gamble away an ingredient before each round, and the $25,000 jackpot will get higher or lower depending on the champs' good or bad fortune.
Cooking for Love
Eight single-and-ready-to-mingle chefs are set up with blind dates as their teammates for a quadruple date and culinary showdown! An aquatic aphrodisiac is a fun find in the appetizer basket, and steak in the entree basket takes the date up a notch.
Black History Month Celebration
Four chefs celebrate Black History Month through incredible food. Fish fillets and fish peppers must be combined for the appetizer course, and a hearty soup and a Southern vegetable inspire the chefs in the entree round.
In this battle, the chefs are blessed with an abundance of the so-called food of the gods. The competitors attempt to make duck and chocolate fly in the first round, and faux deviled eggs are a sweet trick in the entree basket.
The chefs get alligator in the first basket and race to see who can make it most tender and flavorful. The three competitors who advance to the second round are determined to show their skill and creativity, but the clock threatens to upset their plans.
Meal of Fortune
Golden baskets are packed with the fanciest of ingredients, and the chefs are challenged to rise to the occasion and create upscale meals. Caviar potato chips are a posh surprise in the first basket, and high-class sushi must be included in the entrees.
Four chefs tackle a thrilling takeout takedown. In the second round, the competitors must make a Chinese specialty work with an Italian cocktail. Then, a tower of something sweet and a cup of something bubbly are part of the puzzle for the dessert round.
The competing chefs must use the fryers to create crunchy, decadent dishes. The appetizer basket contains something spicy and a strange soda. The judges are excited for fried fish entrees but won't let anyone off the hook for making careless mistakes.
In the Fans' Hands
The chefs are scared when they find out that the ingredients for their battle were chosen by the fans, via social media. An alarming sandwich appears in the first basket, and a gag-inducing soda is a frightening find in the dessert basket.
Epic BLT Battle
The chefs find BLT-themed ingredients in every basket, including a cheesy-creamy comfort food in the first round. In the dessert round, a lettuce-flavored ingredient has the final two competitors shaking their heads and crossing their fingers.
Pie in the Sky
Four chefs set out to make perfect pies, and one chef scrambles in the appetizer round when a competitor declines to share a coveted pantry ingredient. Then, an abundance of protein in the entree basket means meat-lovers pies are in order.
Four chefs are eager to show off their pickling talents, and the baskets are packed with pickled goodness for inspiration. Pickle ice cream shows up in the appetizer round, and an action-packed dessert round features pickled flower blossoms.
Four delicatessen pros take over the Chopped Kitchen to prove that sandwiches are just the start of their culinary expertise. A platter with a classic combo and a fruit with a cult following are two of the ingredients in the first basket.
Crunchy or soft, minimalist or filled to the max, it's taco time! The chefs find a beverage and a seafood surprise in the first basket, and the competitors must find a place on their plates for a squirmy shocker in the entree round.
When the Chopped baskets contain aphrodisiacs, the judges expect the competitors to come through with some sexy dishes. In the entree basket, a heart-shaped comfort food and a sweet fruit make for a rare pair.
Pride and Pea Tendrils
The four competitors in this Chopped battle share a common goal: to be the last chef standing! An orange powder provides some colorful inspiration in the first round, and a savory cake is not the protein the chefs were hoping for in the entree round.
Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Four competitors who love rustic chuck-wagon food are ready to show they have the chops to win. Booze and bell peppers in the appetizer basket get things started, and later the judges are on pins and needles waiting to try some prickly pear desserts.
Desperately Seeking Sous-Chef: Battle 1
Three Chopped judges are seeking a sous-chef in a five-part event. In the first preliminary battle, four hopeful candidates must tackle an appetizer basket that includes some fish-shaped cakes and an intimidating piece of poultry in the entree round.
Desperately Seeking Sous-Chef: Battle 2
Four chefs arrive to give everything they've got for a chance to become a sous-chef for a Chopped judge. In the entree round, the competitors are challenged to break down whole chickens, and the last round features one judge's favorite dessert ingredient.
Desperately Seeking Sous-Chef: Battle 3
Four more enterprising chefs try to ace the most difficult job interview and score the chance to work for a Chopped judge as a sous-chef. In round one, offal is an awfully shocking surprise, and a cut of meat proves problematic in the entree round.
Desperately Seeking Sous-Chef: Battle 4
In this fourth preliminary battle of the sous-chef tournament, the four competitors open the appetizer basket and find a special seafood item. In the entree round, the chefs gain confidence as they work with an Asian street food and a sugary soft drink.
Desperately Seeking Sous-Chef: Finale
Four champions return to the kitchen on a mission to become a sous-chef for a Chopped judge. A specialty of Naples is the curveball ingredient of the entree basket, and a stinky fruit and a spicy ice cream are a part of the dessert round challenge.
Grilling on the Edge
Four chefs with a talent for live-fire cooking bring their passion to the Chopped kitchen. Second-guessing in round two leaves one chef confused about the main protein, and the two finalists must make dessert plates that include a dough and a fancy fruit.
Tiny But Mighty
The chefs turn dainty ingredients into petite dishes that don't skimp on taste, presentation or creativity. Tiny sausages and an adorable breakfast item show up in the appetizer basket, and the dessert round includes an unusual berry and a baby vegetable.
More Cheese, Please!
The chefs find cheese in every basket and have to make it the star of every plate. They impress the judges with their talent and speed in the appetizer round, and a wild comfort food hybrid proves challenging in round two.
They may be hot on social media, but four online cooking stars have to prove they have what it takes to compete in the Chopped kitchen. The appetizer round proves tough for one competitor, who runs into trouble with the mussels in the basket.
Thankful for Teachers!
It's Thanksgiving, and class is in session! Four beloved teachers get the chance to compete for the title of Chopped Champion. In the first Turkey Day basket, they find something fried and something shaped like a pumpkin.
Buzzworthy Bizarre Baskets
The baskets are loaded up with ingredients that have the chefs shaking their heads in disbelief. The first basket features a cut of pork not available at the local supermarket, and the chefs contend with a wild stew and a savory cake in the entree round.
In addition to the three mandatory ingredients in each basket, the competing chefs have to share a colossal fourth ingredient in every round. It's a shockingly big surprise that takes some getting used to.
Grandmas' Grand Holiday
Four talented grandmothers are put in charge of making a remarkable holiday feast with love in every bite. They open the first basket to find a wreath made of something sweet, but nerves lead to some mistakes and scrambling.
Four chefs who specialize in all things noodles compete in a delicious battle to make a beloved food out of this world. A spicy surprise means the noodle appetizers might come with a kick, and an extra special coffee makes an appearance for dessert.
Casino Royale XL: Battle One
The chefs tempt fate when they are given the risky option to switch out their ingredients, and everyone is shocked when one competitor decides to keep an extra strange one. Then, a wild turn of events leaves a chef with an ingredient nobody saw coming.
Casino Royale XL: Battle Two
Four more culinary gamblers have high hopes as they arrive for a preliminary battle of an extraordinary tournament event. The chefs unanimously agree to give one appetizer ingredient the boot and debate on using an odd cotton candy creation in the entrée.
Casino Royale XL: Battle Three
Four new bold chefs compete in a preliminary battle of Chopped's Casino Royale, and a super-sweet ingredient in the first basket proves to be problematic. Then, the entrée basket reveals a cured piece of seafood that doesn't seem like a piece of cake.
Casino Royale XL: Battle Four
With a spot in the tournament's finale at stake, four chefs open their first basket to find an ingredient called "goat water." Then, a squirmy sea creature in the second basket doesn't seem like a keeper, but a risky switch could land something worse.
Casino Royale XL: Grand Finale
The Casino Royale champions are back, and they're chasing a jackpot that starts at $25,000! The champs come eye-to-eye with a shocking ingredient in their appetizer basket, and one chef deals with the consequences of gambling away their entrée basket.
A pork theme is a true treat! Four chefs get basket ingredients that make them feel like they've died and gone to hog heaven. Round-by-round, the competitor who's able to celebrate the pig the best in their dishes is bound to be the champ.
Blind Date Night
The Chopped Kitchen is the place to go when looking for love and the experience of a lifetime. Four pairs of chefs are set up on teams to compete against other lovelorn duos in an epic culinary showdown, where sparks could fly in the heat of battle.
Good Ole Creole Cookin'
Four chefs who specialize in comforting and complex Creole cuisine are challenged to get creative with their basket ingredients. The judges are excited to chomp down on their appetizers, but the chefs seem overwhelmed by a protein in the entrée basket.
Gluten for Punishment
Something fried in the appetizer basket is a bit of a head-scratcher for the chefs, and the competitive fire is strong in the entree round as they pull some curious fusion tacos from the basket and hustle to put together plates.
With powerful peppers in every basket, four chefs learn that they'll get chilies increasing in heat for every round. After balancing hot and cold components in the entree, they'll have to use finesse to add one of the hottest peppers to their desserts.
A Bunch of Abalone!
Four chefs with distinct personalities are on a quest to show the judges what they can do. In the first basket, they're not thrilled to see a sea creature nobody has worked with before, and a condiment made with worms is a squirmy surprise for dessert.
Four determined chefs may think that combining ramen with fruity cereal is their biggest challenge, but a serious injury leaves one competitor stunned. Then, the chefs must deal with a strange frozen food and show their point of view with meaty desserts.
Wanna Pizza Me?
It's a pizza style showdown as four pizza pros race the clock in a battle for $10,000. In the appetizer round, the chefs discover that a notorious pizza topping is a mandatory ingredient, and dessert deals them one of the most controversial toppings ever.
Fry of the Beholder
The chefs must fry and fly as they use the deep fryer or air fryer to make crispy, creative cuisine. First round jitters affect the chefs as they rush to fry up appetizers, and it's unclear whether everyone will remember to plate every basket ingredient.
It's a fiesta in the Chopped kitchen as every basket features foods from Mexico, The chefs dial up the flavor when they must combine a weird ice cream and a classic sauce for the entree and get creative with unusual chips and a leafy green for dessert.
Ribeye on the Prize
When four competitors feast their eyes on the thinly sliced ribeye in the basket, they each take their appetizers in very different directions. Then in the entrée round, the chefs must incorporate a movie snack and a piece of poultry into their dishes.
Military Salute: Navy
On choppy Chopped seas, U.S. Navy chefs can expect anything but smooth sailing. They'll have to create spectacular appetizers using an aged meat product before reworking a patriotic cake for dessert, all with $75,000 for a charitable cause on the line.
Military Salute: Air Force
Flying high and cooking well, four members of the U.S. Air Force compete in the Chopped kitchen! In the appetizer basket, the chefs find a bowl of something comforting and a crunchy snack, while the dessert round includes a wild play on pickles.
Military Salute: Marines
Chopped welcomes the few, the proud, the U.S. Marine Corps chefs to the kitchen! The competitors must figure out how to make something that's normally "ready to eat" ready for the judges and get creative when a breakfast food appears in the basket.
Military Salute: Army
Four chefs from the U.S. Army have their marching orders to transform a favorite soldier comfort food into an elevated appetizer. Then, a festive drink shakes up the competitors in the dessert round as they fight for a spot in the tournament's finale!
Military Salute: Finale
Joining forces for the finale, the four military finalists cook as a team against a mystery Chopped judge in every round! Their teamwork and creativity will be tested as they battle against star chefs for the chance to win $75,000 for a charitable cause!
Get Your Geoducks in a Row
The chefs are in for a tricky puzzle when they discover a very sweet drink and a challenging beef product in the first round. Then, a giant clam in the second basket is an exciting find for the competitors, but cooking it correctly may prove challenging.
Four lucky superfans get the chance of a lifetime to compete in the Chopped kitchen! They'll have to take on a giant gummy creature and an intimidating piece of protein for the main course before using two tricky ingredients judiciously for dessert.
Home on the Range
Four chefs who are right at home on the range keep it real and rustic while making food with western flair and flavor. The competitors find a beautiful cut of meat in the entrée basket, but with no time for "low and slow" cooking, there might be trouble.
Too Yacht to Handle
Chefs who usually cook on yachts trade their sea legs for a topsy-turvy experience in the Chopped kitchen! Proverbial rough waters in the appetizer round make for a rocky start, and the dessert basket deals the chefs a strange butter and fruity cocktail.
Meat and Taters!
Four chefs are all about the meat and potatoes with baskets that feature this classic comfort-food combo. They'll have to make bite-sized appetizers out of mighty, meaty portions and craft an appetizing entrée using a bizarre savory cake.