The contestants must create an exquisite dish using foreign delicacies in the mystery box challenge. Then, a very special guest, Joe's mom and legendary chef Lidia Bastianich, joins the judges to determine the best and the worst pasta dishes in the elimination round. Later, the contestants visit a Hollywood set and cook a lunch meal for the cast and crew of GLEE. The home cooks will split into two teams to prepare a delicious chicken, salmon and vegetarian lasagna dish. The stars of GLEE - Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison - help the judges determine the winning team. In the end, two more home cooks will be eliminated
The remaining 16 home cooks compete in a team challenge and cook a hearty and balanced steak meal for 101 firefighters. The losing team will face a pressure test and cook their best eggs benedict dish. Later, the bottom four contestants from the previous challenge will try their luck in Las Vegas for the first time in MASTERCHEF history. The four home cooks will split into two teams to prepare their most impressive burger dish at Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood. The losing team will go head to head in a cook-off that will send one contestant home for good
Recaps4x8: Top 16 Compete, Part 2 recap
: Last episode, we saw a team challenge that caused the losing Red team to fall apart and attack each other. All four of the lowest-ranked competitors head into an overtime pressure test competition, as last week's pressure test failed to produce a clear loser... read more.4x5: Top 18 Compete recap
: We had nineteen of the top home cooks in the country... and now we have eighteen. Sasha was eliminated and Howard barely escaped with his apron--although he did shed some tears... read more.4x4: Top 19 Compete recap
: The episode opens with a recap of the lamb challenge from last episode and the culling of half of the competitors. We've shaved down to nineteen home cooks and the real competition is about to begin... read more.4x3: Top 19 Revealed recap
: We recap the thousands of applicants who submitted themselves for a place in the Masterchef kitchen. Only a chosen few get the chance to prove themselves to three of the biggest names in the culinary world..... read more.4x2: Auditions #2 recap
: The competition continues as judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe and Graham Elliot wait for another group of contestants as they enter the warehouse. They have one shot to prove they have what it takes to make it to the top and win the title of Masterchef, the cookbook and the $250,000. The cooks get in and begin to prepare their dishes... read more.