Classic Box Menu from 10/14 to 10/20

Although nothing beats kicking back by the grill on a lazy Sunday, sometimes you just wanna get your barbecue fix pronto. Which is why we came up with this quick and easy chicken recipe that’s inspired by the tart, spicy flavors of North Carolina’s signature ’cue sauce. Served with green beans and a mac ’n’ cheese that comes together with just a few stirs, it’s ready in less time than it takes to fire up the charcoal.


Cooking time
20 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Spaghetti and meatballs doesn’t have to be a strictly red-sauce affair. In fact, we’re taking the dish on a journey to Asia with this spin. Bouncy yakisoba noodles are tossed with ground pork baubles seasoned in our Thai-style blend of garlic, sesame, and spices, plus there’s broccoli to keep things green. It’s just as fun to twirl around your fork (or chopsticks), too!


Cooking time
35 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Are you as loco for adobo as we are? If not, it’s time to get on board. The chipotle-based, Mexican-style ingredient is used to flavor a creamy sauce that’s drizzled onto steak in this HelloFresh Hall of Fame recipe. It makes the meat pop and provides a deep, smoky contrast to the brightness of the potato poblano hash. The flavors are so sabroso that they’ll bring some better-than-so-so mojo to your plate.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


With this recipe, we gave ourselves a challenge: to see how many veggies we could tuck into orzo pasta before going into veggie overload. As it turns out, it might be impossible to have too many veggies. But we settled on a pretty solid bunch: half-moons of succulent zucchini, strands of sweet bell pepper, and juicy grape tomato baubles. Plus, there are bits of Italian sausage to keep things nice and meaty.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


What’s sweet and nice with a little bit of spice? These tacos! Filled with beef tossed in our blend of warm, earthy spices and topped with a fruity pineapple salsa, they’ve got a perfectly pleasant personality with just a little bit of a wild streak. And just in case you’re not convinced that they’re as congenial as can be, let it be known that they can be prepared in a jiff and are super-duper easy.


Cooking time
20 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Cranberry sauce is for more than just turkey. Here, we’re using it to make crispy, pan-seared duck breasts truly dazzle. The rich poultry is enlivened by its tart fruitiness, resulting in a wave of bold flavors that travel over the tongue and linger. Add some buttery mashed potatoes and a peppery watercress salad to the side, and you’ve got a meal that is sure to be a favorite in your kitchen through fall and beyond.


Cooking time
45 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


The words “chicken parm” usually have us reaching for our stretchy pants, but this version has all of the cheesy, breaded goodness you know and love in a less over-the-top package. The chicken breasts are baked, not fried, while the heavy sauce is swapped out for a spinach salad with a fresh-squeezed creamy lemon dressing.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Did you ever think that you could grill cheese? We’re not talking about the sandwich, but about throwing a nice big hunk of cheese directly onto the heat so the outsides get beautifully charred while the insides get warm and melty. It took us by surprise, too, but by golly, it’s tasty. Here, we’re dredging the cheese in za’atar, the Middle Eastern herb blend, then putting it on top of bubbly couscous and tender zucchini.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1