Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals Is Finally Coming Back to TV

published Jan 29, 2019
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For almost 20 years, Rachael Ray has appeared on screens across the world with her simple, convenience-minded approach to cooking. In fact, she’s gone beyond the screen with her magazine, her website, and books. But now, firmly planted as a culinary A-lister, Ray’s making her way back to the root idea that got her EVOO in the door, so to speak.

This week Rachael Ray herself made the announcement on Instagram while on the set of her eponymous weekday talk show: “Have you heard the good news? 30 Minute Meals is coming back to @foodnetwork. More info to come!!” The show ran from 2001 to 2012 with much success, and now it’s BACK.

“Rachael Ray is a culinary firebrand as evidenced by her success across her television shows, magazine, books, live events, philanthropy, and all of her businesses,” Food Network president Courtney White said in a statement. “Her time-saving and creative ideas for whipping up delicious meals at home are perfect for the home cook of any level, while her infectious energy and enthusiasm make viewers feel like they are right there cooking along with her in the kitchen. We can’t wait to deliver more time with Rachael for her fans.”

“We are rolling deep this time around, proving to everyone that, yes, these are really meals you can cook in 30 minutes or less,” Ray added in the statement. “And our show will now be part of Food Network’s on-demand offering, so our friends can actually binge-watch their meals.” The shows will be simulcast on Food Network’s TVE platform, and Facebook Live. The new season will be comprised of 30 brand-new episodes of 30-Minute Meals released over a month — which Ray is doing in addition to the recently-renewed Rachael Ray show for a 14th season.

Tune in on Monday, April 1 at 12 p.m. ET. on Facebook or TVE to see Ray make 4-ingredient Zuchinni Papardelle on 30-Minute Meals and prepare to be wowed by simplicity once again.