Classic Box Menu 6/17 to 6/23

You’re a key ingredient in the fight against AIDS. Just ask Rachael Ray, whose grilled buffalo chicken recipe was specially crafted for EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES. Featuring a crisp carrot celery slaw, creamy mashed potatoes, and chicken breasts coated in a sauce that’s positively (RED) hot, it’s got all the elements of a dinner classic done right.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Although there’s a wide world of food out there to explore, sometimes you just want to stick to the classics. We get it. But to make a tried-and-true recipe dazzle, you’ve got to maximize the power of your ingredients. Which is why we’re adding a freshly cracked peppercorn sauce to this steak and potatoes recipe; crushing those ’corns by hand releases their essential oils and adds a new depth of flavor.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


Making homemade dumplings sounds daunting, but we promise it’s easier than you think. Trust us: if you can fold a square in two, you can make these pork-filled delights. After filling and folding them, you’ll be frying them in a pan until they’re golden and crisp, then serving them with a crunchy slaw and soy sauce for dipping on the side. Truly, they’re a (wonton) wrapper’s delight!


Cooking time
50 min


Difficulty level
Level 3


We’re bringing back one of your favorite summer grilling recipes and inducting it into the HelloFresh Hall of Fame. These skewers were a big hit with you all last season because they make throwing shrimp on the barbie about as easy as can be. Plus, they’re drizzled in a lemon basil butter sauce that is as delightful as you’d expect it to be—let it dribble onto the orzo with avocado and tomatoes for the ultimate flavor experience.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


It’s commonly agreed that no one makes meatloaf quite like Mom. But our chefs will settle for second best by taking a page from her book and passing on this recipe that stays about as true to tradition as can be. These ground beef mini loaves are brushed with a ketchup glaze, served with tender roasted carrots and potatoes, and drizzled with an herby thyme gravy. If you’re a mom (or pop) who wants to claim this recipe as your own, don’t worry—we’ll stay mum.


Cooking time
35 min


Difficulty level
Level 2


Maitakes are native to Japan, where their name means “the dancing mushroom,” a nod to their fanciful, dynamic shape. You could say, however, that they dance across the tongue, too, with a flavor that shifts between delicate, woodsy, and savory. Here, they’re paired with decadent, lobster-filled ravioli, rich crumbles of bacon, and a creamy chive and lemon-zest sauce that ties it all together without missing a beat.


Cooking time
35 min


Difficulty level
Level 2


BLT. PBJ. EVOO. The food world has no shortage of acronyms, but we’d like to introduce a new one: CKT. This tasty trio combines the savory spiciness of chorizo, the vitamin-powered heartiness of kale, and the tanginess of tomato. And when you cook it up in a skillet and serve it over cheesy polenta, it becomes the pinnacle of home-cooked comfort. With your DIY skills FTW, it’s enough to make you exclaim OMG!


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 1


The secret to flawless chicken Milanese is butterflying—that means splitting the breasts into cutlets so that you not only have more surface area for the crispy breadcrumbs to adhere to, but also a thinner piece of meat that cooks quickly in the pan. All that deliciousness is best with an easy breezy side—in this case, a lemony arugula salad with slices of succulent yellow squash.


Cooking time
30 min


Difficulty level
Level 2