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Chinese Take-Out Night

Host Spencer Watts shows us some of his favorite budget-friendly Chinese take-out dishes in around 30 minutes. Why order take-out when you can make it fresher, faster, and even healthier at home? Chef Spencer Watts shows us how to make his favorite Chinese take-out dishes. First, Veggie Fried Rice is on the menu. Simmered in veggie stock, this puffed up rice features delicous veg and fluffy eggs-a great way to sneak more nutrients into your kids diet. To compliment the rice, Spencer quickly cooks up some Chinese Broccoli doused in a garlicky sauce for extra flavor. Then, Spencer makes a zesty Asian-inspired sauce to carmelize some Sticky Garlic Ribs. These easy ribs eliminate any hassle-just pop them in the oven and you're good to go. To finish, Spencer prepares a Chinese take-out classic with a healthy twist-Sweet and Sour Cauliflower Balls. Deep-fried n a mind-blowing batter and dipped in a flavorful sweet and sour sauce, these bite-sized delights are more delicious and nutritious than the ones from the take-out restaurant.

Spencer's BIG 30

Tuesdays at 8PM 

Spencer's BIG 30 is a fast-paced series featuring healthy, hearty meals for four that can be made by anyone in around 30 minutes for around 30 dollars.

Episodes (5)

S1:E5

Chinese Take-Out Night

Host Spencer Watts shows us some of his favorite budget-friendly Chinese take-out dishes in around 30 minutes. Why order take-out when you can make it fresher, faster, and even healthier at home? Chef Spencer Watts shows us how to make his favorite Chinese take-out dishes. First, Veggie Fried Rice is on the menu. Simmered in veggie stock, this puffed up rice features delicous veg and fluffy eggs-a great way to sneak more nutrients into your kids diet. To compliment the rice, Spencer quickly cooks up some Chinese Broccoli doused in a garlicky sauce for extra flavor. Then, Spencer makes a zesty Asian-inspired sauce to carmelize some Sticky Garlic Ribs. These easy ribs eliminate any hassle-just pop them in the oven and you're good to go. To finish, Spencer prepares a Chinese take-out classic with a healthy twist-Sweet and Sour Cauliflower Balls. Deep-fried n a mind-blowing batter and dipped in a flavorful sweet and sour sauce, these bite-sized delights are more delicious and nutritious than the ones from the take-out restaurant.

S1:E6

Breakfast for Dinner Night

Breakfast for dinner is quick, easy and ever-delicious. Host Spencer Watts makes some breakfast classics like a BLT Frittata and Cheese Croissants. The best way to do a fast, inexpensive dinner for four? Make breakfast for dinner! Chef Spencer Watts starts off by whipping up a fluffy BLT Frittata. This frittata features crispy bacon, silky eggs, and juicy tomatoes, and puffys up in the oven for a delightfully creamy bite. For the L in BLT, Spencer makes a refreshing butter leaf lettuce salad drizzled in a mayo dressing featuring a special kick from teh reserved bacon fat. Next, mini tenderized potatoes tossed in fragrant spices and browned in butter are a great alternative to the classic breakfast hash brown. Then, Spencer bakes easy Cheesy Croissants made with delicious puff pastry. These buttery, flaky croissants melt-in-your-mouth and are perfect for a family breakfast for dinner. For dessert, Spencer prepares crunchy, homemade granola with sweet dried apricots to sprinkle on a healthy yogurt Granola Parfait.

S1:E7

Pizza Night

What's fun for the whole family? Pizza night! Chef Spencer Watts makes two easy, budget-friendly pizzas for a delicious family-style meal. Pizza night is a great go-to for the whole family to enjoy. Since pizza is quick and easy, host Spencer Watts makes two delicious pies: one classic deep dish and one tasty thin crust. The deep-dish pizza is cooked in a piping hot skillet and topped with savory tomato sauce, melty mozzarella, spicy pepperoni. The thin crust pizza is topped with creamy primavera sauce, mozarella, asparagus, onion, and halved tomatoes and baked in the oven for crispy, golden-brown edges. Spencer then makes a light side to add a little more veg to teh meal-soft Kale Caesar Salad. This healthy salad features Dijon and Worcestershire for some zing and a squeeze of lime for a tarte twist that will awaken your taste buds. Finally, Spencer prepares a sweet treat that is sure to be a hit with your kids-Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. To make dessert hassle-free, but full of flavor, these delightfully chocolatey-peanut butter squares are cooked in the microwave.

S1:E8

Curry in a Hurry Night

Indian Meals are the epitome of a fully family dinner. Host Spencer Watts uses bold flavors to make classic Butter Chicken and refreshing Mango Lassi. A rich flavorful Indian feast in under 30 minutes, for around 30 dollars? Some would say it's impossible, but chef Spencer Watts gives it a shot by using fragrant spices from his trusty pantry to make hearty Indian dishes that taste like they've simmered on the stove for hours. First, Spencer makes classic Butter Chicken for a warm, creamy dish loved by anyone. Then Spencer cooks an aromatic Chickpea Tomato Curry for a healthy, protein-filled main. For a nutritious carb, these curries are poured over traditional Indian Spiced Rice with cinnamon, cumin seed, and star anise. Next, Spencer loves his curries with a little spice so he makes a refreshingly cool Cucumbber Raita with creamy yogurt and fresh, summery cilantro to the contrast the bold flavors in the curries. For dessert, Spencer keeps the cool theme rolling with a sweet and light Mando Lassi that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

S1:E9

Taco Night

Have a fun, inexpensive, 30-minute fiesta in the kitchen with chef Spencer Watts' favorite taco night recipes. Taco night is quick, delicious, and great for entertaining friends and family. First up, chef Spencer Watts carmelizes extra-thin pork tenderloin slices in a skillet loaded with a medley of aromatic Mexican spices and sweet pineapple cubes for flavorful Pineapple Pork Tacos. Next on the menu, a refreshing Grilled Corn Salad. Crunch iceberg lettuce, roasted corn, sweet cherry tomatoes, and a chili-lime dressing is the perfect cooling side for spicy tacos. Then, taco night wouldn't be complete without Speedy Refried Beans. Rich, savory, and delectable, these beans are sure to be a household hit. To finish, Spencer bakes some Puffy Pastry Churros dusted with cinnamon-sugar, served with a delightfully thick dulce de leche caramel dipping sauce.