The BEST Episodes of The Pioneer Woman
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 2, 2021
Network: Food Network
Take one sassy former city girl, her hunky rancher husband and a band of adorable kids, an extended family, cowboys, 3000 wild mustangs, a herd of cattle and one placid basset hound and you have The Pioneer Woman. The Pioneer Woman is an open invitation into Ree Drummond's life: The award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author comes to Food Network and shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations. The series, set against the incredible story of life at home on the range, is the next best thing to actually sitting on a stool in Ree's kitchen.
#1 - Five Girls and a Baby
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 6, 2013
Ree and her Mom friends are celebrating the end of the school year with a girls night at the ranch with a delicious summery menu. Ree's making Fresh Herb Pizza, a fabulous Summer Chicken Salad, adorable Cherry Cheesecake Shooters and Bellini Cocktails.
#2 - Fill the Freezer
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 20, 2013
Ree's filling up the freezer with family favorites that are great standbys. She's making Sour Cream Noodle Bake, Chicken Pot Pies with delicious Thyme Pastry and Creamy Carrot Soup.
#3 - Simply the Best
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 27, 2013
Ree's sharing her ideas of the best things in the world. There are comfort classics like the Best Tomato Soup Ever and the Best Grilled Cheese Ever. For breakfast, the Best Scrambled Eggs Ever and a dessert to die for, the Best Yogurt Parfait Ever.
#4 - Big House Clean Up
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 10, 2013
It's a big day of cleaning up the homestead with a massive bonfire to round it all off after an alfresco dinner of crispy Fried Chicken, Perfect Potato Salad, crunchy Colorful Coleslaw and Individual Key Lime Pies to eat around the fire.
#5 - Alex's 16th Birthday
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 17, 2013
There's a big secret on the ranch — a surprise 16th birthday party for Alex with family, friends and all her favorite food. There's a fun pasta bar with Spaghetti Sauce, Pesto, Alfredo Sauce, Grilled Chicken and all the fixin's and a cute take on a birthday cake, an incredible Chocolate Chip Caramel Ice Cream Sundae!
#6 - Dear Pioneer Woman
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 24, 2013
No time? No Problem! Ree's solving time saving quandaries on love, life and what to cook in a time crunch, with recipes for a Quick and Easy Apple Tart, a speedy Shrimp Stir Fry and for the meat lovers, a fast and fabulous Big Steak Salad with crispy onion strings.
#7 - Building Pens
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 31, 2013
Ree's rustling up a frontier fiesta feast for her family who are hard at work building new pens on the ranch. Right off the truck tailgate she's serving citrus grilled Pollo Asado, cheesy Refried Beans, spicy Chile Con Queso, cooling Pico De Gallo and a refreshing vat of Perfect Homemade Lemonade.
#8 - Ten Things I Love
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 9, 2013
Today Ree is celebrating all the things she loves on the ranch. On the menu are Bacon Wrapped Filet, Fancy Mac and Cheese, White Wine Spritzers for the adults, and Heavenly Cream-Filled Cupcakes
#9 - Cowboy Tailgating
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 2013
The cowboys and kids have a long day hauling cattle so a hearty tailgate lunch is the way to go. There's got to be beef on the menu for these cowboys, so Ree's serving up warming and substantial Lasagna, Garlic Cheese Bread, and for dessert, individual Fried Pies perfect for eating on the hoof!
#10 - Special Delivery
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 2013
It's all about frontier style food to go and Ree has got two special deliveries to make. First she's taking ravenous kids and cowboys a well deserved breakfast in the pens — delicious Sweet Orange Rolls and Peppered Bacon. Then she's making a big hearty dinner of Root Vegetable Beef Stew and Creamy Cheddar Grits, and sharing it with her best friend Hyacinth as a delicious thank you gift.
#11 - Beat the Clock
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 2, 2013
It's all systems go when Ladd calls the ranch to say their friends Butch and Julie are coming over for dinner right now. Ree's got to fix a super fast meal from what she's got on hand. She makes Patty Melts, complete with Crash Hot Potatoes, Quick-Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad and Bananas Foster With Ice Cream for dessert, in the time it takes for them to drive out from town.
#12 - Food and Football
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2013
In the Drummond household, football reigns supreme. The day starts with Everything Cookies for the sporty family. While Coach Ladd and his quarterback, Bryce, play ball, Ree makes a dinner of Beef and Bean Burritos and Jumpo Pico Salad, for her hungry athletes. The next morning, Ree packs the family off with hearty Breakfast of Champions Sandwiches before the girls and boys set off for their separate matches.
#13 - Sunday Brunch
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 23, 2013
Three generations of Drummonds are gathering at the lodge for Sunday brunch after church. Ree's got a spectacular make-ahead menu featuring a glorious Baked Glazed Ham, Drop Biscuits and Ham Gravy, Baked Eggs in Hash Brown Cups and zesty Fruit Salad With Orange Vanilla Syrup. Plus sister-in-law Missy's bringing her famous Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes.
#14 - Edna Mae's Birthday
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 6, 2013
Ladd's grandmother Edna Mae is turning 89 so Ree and the kids are surprising her with a beautiful birthday care pack with all her favorite foods; Roast Chicken, Cauliflower Soup with Toasted Crackers and a stunning Blueberry Italian Cream Cake.
#15 - Paige and Friends
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 18, 2012
Ree holds a slumber party for Paige and her four very best friends. They kick off their day of fun with Cinnamon Baked French Toast before they go horse riding on the ranch. Ree delivers them a picnic by the creek with Prairie Sushi and Kid Friendly Pasta Salad. Then there's some soccer to play and a seriously fun treat up at the lodge, decorating Hand Cookies, the perfect end to their day of prairie adventures.
#16 - Frontier Fiesta
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 1, 2012
It's fiesta time on the ranch, where Ree's creating a truly classic Mexican feast with Tequila Lime Chicken, Refried Black Beans, Mexican Rice Casserole and all the yummy fixings. Ladd's manning the grill and it's time to get the party started, with Mango and Virgin Margaritas, a gorgeous dinner on the porch, good friends to share the celebration with, and lots and lots of laughter.
#17 - Horsing Around
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 15, 2012
It's time to saddle up for a big day of horse riding on the ranch. Ree's handing out Granola Bars to the kids as they set off on horse back for a riding lesson with Josh and his uncle Lee. To say thank you, Ree's making a care package for Lee with a seriously good homemade ready-meal, Sloppy Joes and a tasty Carrot Cake for dessert.
#18 - Tex-Mex for Cowboys
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2013
It's a frontier style Tex-Mex feast for the whole Drummond crew after a big day working cattle. There's a pre-dawn start so they're going to be hungry for a rib sticking spread with delicious Chicken and Beef Fajitas packed with grilled meat and fixin's, Fiesta Beans and Cinnamon Ice Cream With Cinnamon Chips.
#19 - Football Camp
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 25, 2014
Ladd's coaching football camp and Ree's making lunch to go for 120 hungry coaches and kids. To feed this crowd, she's whipping up a picnic of Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches, Spiced Up Potato Chips and Football Fruit. At the end of camp, a special treat of Chocolate Spreads with three delicious toppings.
#20 - Lighten Up
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 22, 2014
Ree is home alone in the snow — a perfect opportunity to eat lighter and pack in some exercise. For a pre-hike dinner, she's making a delicious Low Carb Lettuce Burger. To kick-start the next day, it's a Carb Buster Breakfast, complete with poached eggs, followed by a Butternut Squash and Kale Stir-Fry lunch, all rounded off with a fabulous Orange Resolution Smoothie.
#21 - Pet Parade
Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 2, 2014
Ree and Charlie, the Drummond's Basset Hound, have been invited to a pet parade and potluck picnic. Ree's making Roasted Lemon Chicken Legs, Mexican Macaroni Salad, Watermelon Pico de Gallo and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies to take with them to Tulsa.
#22 - Hitting the Road
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 16, 2014
Ree and her daughters are going on a college tour, so she's stocking up the fridge and freezer for the guys. She's leaving them with a Breakfast Burrito Kit, Pasta Alla Ladd, Chipotle Ranch Dressing for raw veggies and Cookies and Cream Cups for a treat.
#23 - 16 Minute Meals: Pasta Pronto
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 13, 2014
Ree's crazy for pasta, and is whipping up four meals pronto. For a crowd pleaser, Chicken Mozzarella Pasta, Shrimp Scampi for her and the girls, Pasta Puttanesca for a solo meal and Quick Shells and Cheese for the boys.
#24 - Healthy 16-Minute Meals
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 3, 2015
Over an evening walk, Ree plans some fast and healthy meals. She's dreaming of a Heavenly Hummus Wrap, flavorful Ginger Steak Salad, a gorgeous Grilled Nectarine Salad and a Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry that's stove to plate in minutes.
#25 - Souper Good
Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 10, 2015
Ree whips up four stunning soups, starting with the kid-favorite Hamburger Soup. Tomato Soup With Parmesan Croutons makes an incredible make-ahead freezer dish. Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup is a one-pot wonder and her Spinach Soup is liquid soul food.