Classic Box Menu 11/25 to 12/1

Food fads come and go. But some recipes are tried, true, and timeless. Like this one: chicken, roasted carrots, and gravy are a trio that’s as top-notch as can be. To jazz things up just a little bit, though, we’re introducing mashed potatoes with Parmesan and black pepper, a combo that’s known in Italy as “cacio e pepe.” Because, hey, even a classic can be improved by the magic powers of cheese.


Cooking time
35 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


It doesn’t matter whether the weather’s hot or cold where you are—it’s chili season! In this version, we’re keeping things simmering with ground pork, kidney beans, poblano pepper, and our Mexican spice blend, which has just the right amount of smoky heat. It’s mild enough for anyone to gobble up, but with plenty of flavor. Just break out the hot sauce if you like it scorching!


Cooking time
35 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


This week’s HelloFresh Hall of Fame recipe is a favorite thanks to the compound butter—that’s softened butter mixed with herbs and seasonings. For chefs, this ingredient is the ultimate secret weapon, because it’s just about the easiest and most instantaneous way to sauce a dish. Here, the butter is dabbed onto steak to rich effect. But we think you might find yourself adding it to everything once you see how it rewards with simple deliciousness.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Between their race cars and rapid-fire dialects, the Italians are known for keeping a molto rapido pace. This recipe is an homage to that speed—it turns traditional pasta amatriciana (pasta with pancetta) into a meal that can be prepared in just 20 minutes. You’ll be crushing the tomatoes for the sauce with your hands, just to get a feel for that Old World rusticity. But once they go in the pan, everything comes together with just a few easy stirs.


Cooking time
20 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


You could make this recipe without stuffing the poblanos and it would still be delicious—the turkey, corn, rice, and cheddar filling is a splendid meal in its own right. But would it be just as fun? Probably not. Something about having all that goodness inside a warm pepper package makes it feel like you’re piloting a raft down a river of flavor. (Kids and kids at heart who like to play pretend with their food—this one’s for you.)


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Scallops aren’t just for fancy restaurants. In fact, since all they need to become delectably tender and browned is a quick sear in a pan, they might just be the perfect ingredient for a sophisticated yet simple meal at home. To continue the easy elegance theme, we’re adding toasted hazelnuts, heirloom tomatoes, a buttery potato mash, and a few dashes of Meyer lemon (a fruit that’s a cross between a lemon and an orange and prized for its gently tart flavor).


Cooking time
40 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Cook it once, eat it twice: this is a crave-worthy dinner with extras that quickly transform into tomorrow’s lunch. That’s thanks to special added ingredients that can easily be heated up, even at the office (your coworkers will be amazed, trust us). Here, that means a succulent pork chop in balsamic sauce with sweet potatoes and a green salad for dinner. The next day, it becomes an enviable couscous jumble topped with thick slices of warm grilling cheese. *The nutrition facts panel represents the nutrient values for the Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chop Dinner. The Grilling Cheese and Couscous Salad nutrition information is as follows: Calories: 800, Fat: 43 g, Saturated Fat: 16 g, Carbohydrate: 80 g, Sugar: 22 g, Fiber: 9 g, Protein: 29 g, Cholesterol: 55 mg, Sodium: 660 mg.


Cooking time
40 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


If you’re like us, you’ve seen a lot of stir-fries in your day. But thanks to our sweet hoisin shrimp marinade, aromatic rice, and a sprinkle of nutty sesame seeds, this one is bound to top them all. Even the pickiest of eaters will love its tour de force of Asian-style flavors. Sounds like a win-win to us.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1