Classic Box Menu 7/15 to 7/21

Red and yellow peppers, orange sweet potatoes, scallion greens and lime—okay, so we might be missing the BIV part of ROYGBIV, but the first four letters are well-represented on this plate. The bright and colorful veggie jumble is bursting with concentrated, oven-roasted flavors, while the spice-rubbed chicken breasts on top bring plenty of Southwestern flair.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Spiked with aromatic rosemary, these mini meatloaves are what happens when an American classic spends a semester abroad in Rome. Their piccolo size doesn’t just make them adorable, it allows them to cook quickly, too. Even the mashed potatoes on the side, fragrant with garlic, sneak in a little European flair


Cooking time
45 min


Difficulty level
Level 2


This week’s inductee to the HelloFresh Hall of Fame is part sweet, part tangy, and all-around delicious, thanks to the jammy, flavorful, stick-to-your-spoon-thick cherry balsamic glaze that our happy cooks absolutely loved the last time we made this recipe. The sides are kept simple, with roasted broccoli and potatoes that allow the pan-seared pork chops to shine. And boy, does it steal the show.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 2


Caprese salad—that’s mozzarella, tomato, and balsamic—is addictive as an appetizer. But in this recipe, we’re turning it into a main event. Seared sirloin steak adds some meaty heft to the meal, while orzo pasta fills it out and soaks up all the flavorful juices. Throw in some garlic and a drizzle of olive oil for flavor and you’ll realize at first bite, that’s amore.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Lemongrass is used throughout Southeast Asian cuisine, but it’s usually hidden and blends in with other aromatics and seasonings. Here, however, it’s hard to ignore because the reedy stalks are used to skewer ground turkey in a riff on a traditional Cambodian recipe, and their citrusy perfume infuses the meat. With coconut rice and a carrot cucumber slaw on the side, this dish sings out with enticing, enrapturing aromas and flavors.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Our chefs took inspiration from Italian saltimbocca when developing this recipe—that’s meat wrapped in a luxurious blanket of prosciutto. Because if there is a food that can’t be improved by the addition of a salty, savory layer of pork, we haven’t met it. In fact, the prosciutto is so irresistible, we’re also folding it into the accompanying vegetable risotto. That way, you get a taste of it with every bite.


Cooking time
50 min


Difficulty level
Level 3


A hash is an anything-goes sort of dish and one that’s hard to do wrong. And with both sweet and Yukon potatoes, spicy chorizo crumbles, bell pepper squares, and pieces of kale for good measure, ours is a prime example of a delicious and delightful hodgepodge. Although if you want to take the mixing and matching even further on your own—a splash of hot sauce, a few dashes of pepper—we fully encourage you to go there and then some.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Crispy fish tacos offer something that not all soft tacos have: because the fish is battered and fried, you get a mouthful of satisfying crunch in each bite. But because they’re fried, we’ve usually left making them to the pros—until now. Our hack will have you achieving that perfect golden-brown crust in the pan, no special equipment required. And to double the crunch, there’s also a snappy quick-picked slaw to go on top.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 2