In a previous post I talked about my initial impressions of the HelloFresh delivery that arrived this week. It’s our first time using such a service so the quality of the produce and the quality of the menu/recipes are equally important in determining if we’ll continue.
The HelloFresh Italian Spaghetti & Meatballs
Included in “the box” are recipe cards for the ingredients, they’re also available online at their website in PDF format. This is our third meal from “the box” after the North African Lamb Tagine and Pepper Crusted Steak with Warm Potato Salad posted previously.
The recipe was straight forward as previous experience has led us to expect. The pre-prepared mince joined an array of ingredients that did need some preparation.
Putting it together
When it comes down to it preparing this dish is quite simple, there’s a few steps but with only two saucepans at play it’s hardly a challenge.
The instructions are very clear and provide incremental timings which deliver a good result. I probably could have halved the size of the meatballs (I divided the mince as directed) and added a bit more Golden, Brown, Delicious to them but for the initial few boxes from HelloFresh we’ve trying o be sticklers for the recipes!
Hitting the Plates & How it Tastes
I found it a little hard plating, pasta just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate or be photogenic so there’s only the single photo.
In summary it was an interesting diversion from a regular bolognese and reasonable value at the $11.50 cost. It wouldn’t be hard to reproduce this recipe for about half that price, but you’d be having to make about 6 portions to do it!