Blue Apron’s Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Our Thanksgiving menu is here, and this year, it’s a little different. Our chefs flexed their muscles to create a customizable mix-and-match menu that will work for your table, whether you’re traveling, hosting, or keeping your feast small. Choose to get a full turkey dinner delivered, try a new side dish, or opt for a vegetarian Thanksgiving. 

The Full Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Fill up your table with chef-designed twists on classic holiday dishes with our Thanksgiving Feast. This all-in-one box serves 6-8 and is available for delivery the weeks of 11/8, 11/15, or 11/22.

Pro tip: Beat the Thanksgiving shipping rush! Order by 11/17 and schedule your delivery for 11/22 or 11/23. 

Savory Butter Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fried Rosemary & Pumpkin Seeds

Apple Crumb Pie with Warming Spices & Almonds

Garlic & Herb Gravy

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes with Romano & Chives

Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Ginger & Spicy Maple Syrup


Thanksgiving Sides

Bring one of these celebratory Thanksgiving sides and you’ll be the talk of the potluck, or serve them alongside your favorite holiday main. These Add-ons are available for delivery the week of 11/22.  

Truffle & Parmesan Bread Knots with Chives

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts, Sage & Brown Butter

Flourless Chocolate Cake, Candied Pumpkin Seeds & Whipped Cream


Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu Options

Try these flavor-packed mains for a satisfying meat-free meal. Available for delivery the week of 11/22.

Butternut Squash & Spinach Risotto with Fried Sage & Walnuts

Four Cheese & Truffle Honey Flatbread with Mushrooms & Kale


Premium Recipes to Take Things Up a Notch

If you’re planning a smaller gathering, or you’re looking to fill out your table with something unexpected, try our seasonally inspired Premium recipes. Available for delivery the week of 11/22. 

Roasted Half Chicken & Herb Gravy with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes & Ginger-Glazed Carrots

Seared Scallops & Walnut-Thyme Breadcrumbs with Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts & Pear

A Note from Our Chefs

Our Thanksgiving menu features the best possible versions of the dishes you know and love. We didn’t leave the classics behind, we focused on taking them to the next level. Each course includes a special touch to make it memorable.

The roasted turkey gets a boost from our signature Weeknight Hero spice blend, which you’ll add the night before for maximum flavor. Our gravy is fortified with garlic and herb butter that will bring savory depth to your plate. Drizzle a ladle of it over the brown butter mashed potatoes for instant Thanksgiving bliss. Our side dishes got some extra love too. Crispy rosemary leaves and toasted pumpkin seeds add a satisfying textural crunch to the brussels sprouts, and spicy maple syrup brings seasonal warmth to our cranberry sauce. When it all comes together, you’ll have a mix of the nostalgic foods you love and new flavors that might just become tradition.

Heat & Eat Makes Meals Even Easier 

There’s a new addition to the Blue Apron menu. Our Heat & Eat ready-made meals deliver the same Blue Apron quality and flavor, without the cook time.

Each single-serving dish is ready in 5 minutes or less. These meals can be added on to any Blue Apron meal plan. They’re an easy-to-prepare option to have in the refrigerator for days when you just don’t have time to cook. 

The same Blue Apron quality, ready in just minutes.

Our Heat & Eat meals are inspired by the top-rated Blue Apron recipes our home chefs love the most.

Try the meals

Cheesy Guajillo Chicken & Rice with Corn, Black Beans & Peppers

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Southwest flavors for your midweek meal win.

Calabrian Chile Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Lemon-Caper Butter

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The dinner you deserve.

Soy-Miso Chicken & Udon Noodles with Bok Choy & Mushrooms

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A top-rated Blue Apron recipe, now ready in 5 minutes or less.

How to order

Choose Your Menu

Select your Blue Apron meal plan from our rotating list of chef-inspired recipes.

Add Heat & Eat Meals

Scroll down the menu on the website or app to find ready-made Blue Apron meals.

Ready in 5 Minutes or Less

Quality ingredients without the prep. Simply heat, eat & enjoy.

FAQs

Why can’t I find Heat & Eat on the menu?

Make sure to scroll down on the menu on the website or app. If you don’t see Heat & Eat, stay tuned—this product will be available to all customers soon. 

How many people do Heat & Eat meals serve? 

Each Heat & Eat meal is a single serving. When you order on the 2-person plan, you’ll receive 2 single-serving trays. When you order on the 4-person plan, you’ll receive 4 single-serving trays. 

Are Heat & Eat meals frozen? 

Heat & Eat meals are shipped frozen and should be stored in the refrigerator when they arrive. Meals should be eaten within 5 days of arrival and should not be re-frozen.

What We Mean When We Say ‘Premium’

All Blue Apron recipes are special, but premium recipes are *extra* special. These sophisticated meals are perfect for a date night or as a special treat for yourself. They’re not just the same Blue Apron dinners you know and love dressed up in formalwear. These recipes are slightly more elevated than an average weeknight dinner. 

What makes a Blue Apron premium recipe special? 

Restaurant-quality design

When it comes to premium recipes, our chefs don’t tone it down. These are restaurant-worthy meals with complex flavors, advanced cooking techniques, and sophisticated sides. Sometimes there’s even a dessert in the mix. Recipes like Butter Scallops with Peanut Butter Buckeyes deliver a full two course experience. 

blue apron premium Mother's Day Lime Butter Scallops with Spring Vegetable Rice & Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Dinner and dessert, delivered

Luxe ingredients 

Blue Apron premium recipes splurge on proteins like duck, strip steak, and scallops. In addition to being delicious, these are items you might not be able to find at your local supermarket. 

Many premium recipes feature two proteins, like a take on surf and turf with steak and shrimp, or this decadent pasta with scallops and pancetta. 

Seared Scallop & Pancetta Fettuccine with Roasted Vegetables, Ricotta & Pistachios
Pair buttery scallops with flavorful pancetta

These recipes can be a great way to master cooking with an ingredient you’re not familiar with. Maybe you’ll even discover something new that you love! 

Advanced techniques 

If you’re ready to take on new challenges in the kitchen, let Blue Apron premium recipes be your guide. Premium recipes include the same easy to follow instructions as our signature dinners, but these meals will introduce you to new cooking techniques. Learn to make hibachi at home, try your hand at saltimbocca, or master the art of crispy smashed potatoes. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to use your newfound confidence every time you cook. 

blue apron premium hibachi recipe
Hibachi-style steak and shrimp

See what’s coming up on the Blue Apron premium menu, and try a box in your next order.

Kick Off Summer with Dinner and a Movie

Blue Apron is getting ready for a summer full of adventure. We’re starting by celebrating the release of Disney and Pixar’s all-new movie Luca with three creative, nutritious meals that were created with the whole family in mind. 

Blue Apron makes dinner and a movie easy for families by providing high-quality, nutritious ingredients and step-by-step instructions. Invite your littlest cooks into the kitchen, where they can learn, help, and have fun along the way. With Blue Apron’s guidance, the whole family can learn about wholesome ingredients, discover new flavors together, and help your kids build skills that will serve them for years to come.

To order these recipes, look for the ‘Celebrate Luca’ badge on our 2-serving and 4-serving menus. These limited-time recipes will be available the weeks of 6/14, 6/21, and 6/28. Here’s previews of what you can expect: 

Prepared Salmon Dish from Pescatarian Meal Kit

Dijon-Roasted Trout & Potatoes 

with Arugula Salad & Honey-Olive Vinaigrette

Calabrian Honey Pork Chops 

 

Oregano Chicken & Orzo 

with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Spinach & Feta

Order now and dive into summer adventures—and don’t miss Disney and Pixar’s new movie, Luca, streaming 6/18 on Disney+.

Our Commitment to Social Impact

blue apron box
Introducing Aprons for All

At Blue Apron, our vision is better living through better food, and we believe it’s our responsibility to help make this possible for everyone.

That’s why we’re introducing Aprons for All, a social impact initiative to advance food equity. We’re committed to using our power as a company to address systemic barriers to health and wellbeing. Our approach is based on three key ways that we believe we can make progress toward better living for everyone:

By providing immediate relief to acute hunger

In 2019, 35 million people experienced hunger in the U.S.—that’s about 10% of all households. Feeding America estimates that in 2021 that number might grow to 42 million people, including 13 million children. Too many people don’t have enough to eat, or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and there’s a real need for immediate solutions. Today, we’re partnering with organizations committed to fighting food insecurity and its impacts on health. 

What we’re doing:

Since our founding in 2012, we’ve partnered with local food banks in our communities to donate millions of meals every year. We also collaborate with regional and national nonprofits to raise awareness and provide resources to improve food security and nutritional education. 

By addressing the root causes of food inequity

We know that there are many reasons that people experience food insecurity—job instability, unexpected medical bills, a lack of affordable housing, and a lack of easy access to grocery stores are just a few. We also know that in the U.S., Native American, Black, and Latinx people are more likely to live in food-insecure households than white people. Hunger and food security are issues of equity, and it’s essential that we recognize the biases and systemic inequalities that create them. We’re starting this change from within by creating an inclusive and equitable workplace that creates long-term economic security for all employees.

What we’re doing:

We’re building out diversity, equity, and inclusion programming specifically designed to address unconscious bias, promote anti-racism, and advance equity throughout our organization—from our offices to our supply chain. 

We also created Red, White, and Blue Apron, an initiative designed to champion our employees’ voices by getting them involved in the democratic process. Last year, through this initiative, we provided the education, tools, and resources necessary to be able to register, vote, and serve as poll workers. As part of this ongoing initiative, we continue to lend support to important conversations, including publicly supporting voting access, continuing to host voter registration events ahead of elections, and creating a paid company holiday on Election Day. 

By managing the environmental and social impacts of our business to support an ethical, resilient food system

Food systems generate more than a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The consequences of those emissions on our health, our food and water supply, our economies, and on our planet are not experienced evenly by all people. BIPOC, low-income, and vulnerable communities disproportionately feel the impacts of climate change. Advancing equity for our employees and promoting better living for everyone means mitigating the environmental footprint of our business.

What we’re doing:

We’re creating our climate action plan with a focus on preventing, recovering, recycling, and otherwise diverting waste across our value chain. We have teams dedicated to reducing food waste in our fulfillment centers and programs in place to improve the sustainability of our packaging. We also uphold high ingredient standards in our food sourcing strategies, including a commitment to third-party verified animal welfare standards. Learn more about our animal welfare policy here.

Blue Apron aprons for all

Our commitment to transparency:

Our Aprons for All initiative is led by our Head of Sustainability and Social Impact. It will also be supported by the creation of an Aprons for All Team, a group of engaged employees driving grassroots programs that reflect the priorities and values of our workforce. 

We know that we have a lot of work to do in pursuit of making better living through better food a reality for everyone—and that we won’t always get it right. We’re committed to sharing our progress and challenges along the way, and look forward to providing regular updates on our programs and partnerships in the months ahead. 

Read more about our social impact and sustainability work on our blog.

Try Desserts, Appetizers, and Sides with Blue Apron Add-ons

Blue Apron is sending you even more ways to eat together with Add-ons. In addition to the dinners that you love, appetizers, sides, and desserts are coming to the weekly menu. These restaurant-worthy dishes are a delicious way to fill out your plate, and the perfect excuse to linger around the table a little longer. 

Add-ons are available on the Blue Apron App or online through your Blue Apron account page. Find them on the Signature and Signature for 4 menus. 

Add-ons are designed with the same care as Blue Apron dinners. That means that each dish is packed with flavor and features high-quality, seasonal ingredients.  Recipes like Charred Asparagus & Calabrian Compound Butter with Golden Raisins and Truffled Potato Cakes with Fontina & Sour Cream add more vegetables to your plate and bulk up dinners for families.

Appetizers like Tomato & Basil Pesto Crostini with Garlic & Capers are the perfect shareable treat. These bites work just as well as after-school snacks as they do at happy hour. 

Desserts like Carrot Cornmeal Cake with Mascarpone Maple Frosting are elegant and easy to prepare. These sweets are the perfect way to end a meal, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just indulging your sweet tooth.  

FAQs

WHERE ARE ADD-ONS AVAILABLE? 

Add-ons can be found across all of our menus and in the upcoming menu pages. Select Add-ons via the Blue Apron app or desktop experience. 

HOW MANY RECIPES CAN I ORDER?

Customers can add a maximum of 2 Add-ons per box / order, provided they have a minimum of two core recipes in their box. Customers can only add one of each type. 

WHAT ABOUT PRICING: 

Pricing ranges from $6.99 – $10.99 and will be reflected in the updated cart once you checkout.

WHAT ABOUT SERVING SIZE?

Appetizers and sides will serve 2-4 people. Desserts will indicate # of units of the add-on, e.g. “makes 9 slices of cake.”  Nutrition information about each offering can be found by tapping the item in the Blue Apron app.

Still have questions? See our Customer Experience FAQ page for more info

Every Recipe Featured in the Blue Apron Modern Marvels Episode

Did you catch Blue Apron featured on The History Channel’s Modern Marvels TV series?

Blue Apron’s meal kits were featured as part of the Food: Inventions and Innovations episode of Modern Marvels. Host Adam Richman stopped by the Blue Apron packing facility and test kitchen in Linden, NJ to take a look at how our iconic meal kits are assembled. 

If you liked what you saw, you might be wondering about the food. Don’t worry, you can try these meals at home. These are the recipes Adam Richman and the Modern Marvels crew indulged in during the Blue Apron Modern Marvels episode. 

Host Adam Richman checked out the Chicken and Pork Chorizo Meatballs set of recipes from the Blue Apron Meal Prep menu.

recipes from blue apron modern marvels episode
Chicken & pork chorizo meatballs meal prep menu

This meal prep kit provides ingredients and instructions for four different recipes:

• Creamy Pesto Chicken with Spinach & Pepper Pasta
• Southern-Spiced Chicken with Spicy Maple Mustard
• Pork Chorizo Meatballs & Veggie Pasta with Red Pepper Yogurt
• Lemon-Tahini Pork Chorizo Meatballs with Broccoli & Sweet Potatoes.

With this kit you can cook once, and have four different delicious meals to eat during the week. Blue Apron instructions streamline the cooking process to make meal prep for the week easy. Find more information about the recipes here.

We recommend trying these dishes paired with the 2017 Anthesis Pinot Noir or 2016 Vermillion Red Blend.

If you missed the episode while it aired, don’t worry. You can find it streaming on the History Channel’s website to see these recipes in action.

Want to try Blue Apron for yourself? Sign up here for meals delivered straight to your door.

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Sustainability at Emmi Roth

Creating a sustainable business practice can feel like juggling a dozen frying pans. Electricity usage, waste generated, and carbon emissions all need to be considered and balanced carefully. It’s not as simple as just flipping a switch. Cheesemaker Emmi Roth, creator of Wisconsin-made Roth Cheese, has been walking this line delicately for years. For a multi-pronged approach, Emmi Roth considers the origins of their milk, the production of their product, and the operations of their creameries. It’s a lot to focus on at one time, but it’s the only way to move forward with creating a cheese that’s delicious and truly sustainable.

cheese in cellar
Photo by Anthony Wahl

Emmi Roth operates in the two cheese capitals of the world: Switzerland and Wisconsin, but they don’t use the same blanket approach globally. While their Swiss operations work only with milk meeting the “Suisse Garantie,” their domestic operations work with farmers who follow the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program. No matter where the cheese is made, it starts with high-quality milk. 

Although Emmi Roth is part of a global company, they’ve prioritized working with local farmers. The average dairy  farmer who supplies milk for Roth cheeses is located within 60 miles of one of their three creameries in Wisconsin, and has an average herd size of 100 cows. By partnering with more than 150 small Wisconsin farms, Emmi Roth has been able to produce larger amounts of cheese without compromising on values. 

sustainable cheese farmer

At the plant in Platteville, Wisconsin, Emmi Roth has installed 1,602 solar panels. They estimate that during the lifetime of this plant, the panels will eliminate over 14,000 tons of CO2 emissions. As they continue to evolve their sustainability program, they’ve vowed to convert to 100% recyclable packaging by 2027, as well as cut their water usage by 15%, and reduce their landfill-bound waste by 50%. Emmi Roth has pledged to be Net Zero by 2050.

Emmi Gruyère with spring ingredients from the farmers' market
Emmi Gruyère with spring ingredients from the farmers’ market

Blue Apron is proud to send Roth branded cheeses and other products made by Emmi Roth as part of our Meal Kits. Partnering with like-minded suppliers is just one way that we strive to meet our sustainability goals. To taste the fruits of their labors, pick your next cheesy dinner here.

A Letter from our CEO to Kick Off 2021

To our community of home cooks,

In 2020, we saw firsthand the value home cooking can bring to our lives. It’s more than making a meal. It can deepen bonds with those we love, whether it’s in-person or virtually, or offer a small moment of reprise as we manage through a stressful time.

By cooking with us, you pushed your culinary curiosity and learned new kitchen skills. Throughout the past year, we prepared over 970 recipes, many which featured new ingredients like lamb, scallops, duck, watermelon radish, and more.

At times, it’s hard to find a moment to prepare a home-cooked meal, especially as you look for the right variety and flexibility to fit your lifestyle. We are here to help. In addition to our new Wellness and customization options, we’re bringing you a series of recipes designed for quicker prep and easier cleanup, without sacrificing the flavor you expect from us. These recipes allow you to focus on the things that keep us away from the kitchen, and still come together over a flavorful, nutritious meal.

In 2021, we also plan to continue to give back to communities where we operate. To kick off the year, we are proud to support City Harvest, a food rescue and hunger relief organization and a Blue Apron partner since 2012, and its mission to feed New Yorkers during this challenging time. We will also continue to support people in need through our ongoing partnerships with regional food banks under Feeding America as well as explore additional partnerships throughout the year.

We are committed to responsibly sourcing fresh, high-quality, and wholesome seasonal ingredients directly from our suppliers, leaving out the middleman. In 2021, we will continue to strengthen our direct-to-source approach, while advancing our commitment to animal welfare, clean label, and sustainable seafood ingredient sourcing standards.

Lastly, as we continue to focus on bringing you incredible recipes, we regularly assess our impact on the environment and challenge our status quo. Cooking with Blue Apron could reduce your carbon footprint compared to preparing the same meal with ingredients purchased from a grocery store.* However, we’re striving to further lessen our environmental footprint and plan to do more in the coming year.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, and thank you for cooking with Blue Apron. 

Linda

Linda Findley Kozlowski, President and CEO, Blue Apron
*According to a University of Michigan paper published in 2019

Introducing: A 360 Approach to Wellness

Cooking at home does more than just nourish your body. Time in the kitchen can help you unwind, save money, and learn new skills. 

No matter what health means to you, Blue Apron’s new Wellness menu is full of nutritionist-approved recipes that will fit you and your unique goals. The menu includes Carb Conscious,  WW™ Approved, and vegetarian recipes that the whole family will love. 

Look for recipes with the Wellness label on the signature for 2 menu to find meals designed in collaboration with nutritionists with your holistic health in mind.  Current customers can adjust their account settings and sign up for Wellness meals as a default choice.  

We know that health doesn’t end after dinner. Follow along on Blue Apron’s Facebook and Instagram for tips and tricks supporting mental health, financial health, and more.

Here’s a preview of the meals to look forward to

Ponzu-Sesame Tofu & Vegetables​

Sheet Pan Cilantro Chicken

For loads of umami-rich flavor in this dish, you’ll sear tofu in savory sesame oil until delightfully crisp, then toss it with tender carrots and a combo of citrusy ponzu, soy-miso sauce, and spicy sambal. It’s all complete with a verdant duo of roasted broccoli and shishito peppers.

For irresistibly tender results, we’re using a mix of creamy labneh and cilantro sauce as a marinade for our chicken, which roasts alongside a trio of hearty vegetables—all topped with a drizzle of rich tahini sauce, crunchy almonds, and sweet dates.

Veracruz-Style Shrimp & Vegetables

Yellow Curry & Lemongrass Tilapia

In our spin on shrimp a la Veracruzana—a specialty from the historic Mexican coastal city—shrimp is tossed in a bright, spicy sauce filled with juicy tomatoes, pickled jalapeños, briny capers, and more.

In this sophisticated dish, delicate tilapia fillets and crisp bok choy are cooked in our light, savory-sweet broth that highlights soy sauce, honey, fragrant lemongrass, spicy curry paste, and more. It pairs perfectly with a bed of hearty brown rice, which will soak up all of the vibrant flavors of the broth.

Sign up here for wholesome, nutritious ingredients, and all of the benefits of home cooking, delivered to your door. 

Cooking at Home to Foster Health & Wellness

We’ve long believed in the power of home cooking to transform people’s lives—so when we set out to create our first-ever Wellness menu, we knew it wasn’t just about the food on your plate. Home cooking has the ability to unlock a whole host of benefits for your holistic health. 

Here’s just some of the ways we believe home cooking can benefit your overall wellness. 

Physical Health

Nutrition is the biggest factor that determines our overall health—but with copious amounts of fad diets, medical studies, and unreliable resources, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused by what’s out there. 

Blue Apron’s entire menu is designed for flexibility and balance, so you can enjoy both Meatless Monday and Burger Friday. Our new Wellness menu, launching December 26, focuses first on flavor, but also supports a variety of lifestyles including vegetarian, WW, 600 calories or less, carb conscious, and more. 

Created by our expert team of chefs in collaboration with our nutritionist, these perfectly portioned recipes feature fresh produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, and natural sweeteners. Our transparent online nutrition information also helps keep you informed so that you can achieve your unique goals—whatever they may be.

Brain Health

If 2020 has proven anything, it’s that keeping our brains engaged is a crucial component to our health. Home cooking is an amazing vehicle to challenge yourself and try out new things. 

Our recipes feature techniques for all skill levels, to help home cooks acquire knowledge they can take with them even when their Blue Apron meal is complete. Additionally, our Premium recipes feature advanced culinary techniques, and unique flavor twists for home chefs looking to take their culinary skills up a notch. At Blue Apron, we want to feed your curiosity and grow your mind. 

Relationship Health

For anyone who’s cooked a meal for their family (or anyone who’s enjoyed Grandma’s lasagna!), it’s not surprising that cooking can be viewed as a form of nurturing. This year, when home cooking has been more important than ever, many of us have rediscovered how a home-cooked meal can strengthen our bonds with family and friends. By cooking together, we’re building better relationships.  

Mental Health

Home cooking doesn’t just have the power to support your relationships with others—but also with yourself. A form of screen-free self-care, cooking can draw you into the moment, help you feel connected to the present, and allow you to enjoy a sense of accomplishment and achievement when complete. 

Financial Health

The average American household wastes an estimated 31.9% of its food a year—the equivalent of $1,866. While cooking at home can be better for your budget than eating out, predictable spending is key to financial stability. Our flexible plans, starting at as little as $7.49 per serving, help families plan better by delivering high-quality, pre-portioned ingredients, while limiting opportunities for impulse buying and food waste. 

We hope you’ll join us to see all the ways home cooking can help you unlock a holistic approach to wellness in your life. Check out new Wellness recipes, available in boxes starting the week of January 4, and follow Blue Apron on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

A Guide to Our Favorite Spice Blends

Blue Apron Spice Blends

Our cabinets are full of dozens and dozens of seasonings, but there are only a few spice blends that we keep on the countertop. That space is reserved for our tried and true favorites: the flavors that we turn to to make dinner special every day.

Blue Apron Spice Blends

It’s easy to make spice blends at home. Just measure out each spice and dump it into a jar with a lid. Reusing an old mustard or jam jar works well here. Give it a shake, label the jar with the blend and date, and then use it to season everything from popcorn to chicken. If you’re looking for a few ideas, we’ve got you covered. The Blue Apron culinary team carefully crafted five spice blends based on what our chefs use at home. No matter what you’re cooking, these seasonings will take it to the next level. 

Blue Apron Mexican Spice Blend

All the nostalgic flavor of Taco Tuesday, blended into one bottle. This spice blend gets its flavor from a mix of cumin, ancho chile powder, smoked paprika, garlic, and oregano. It’s a blend that all home cooks should be familiar with. This seasoning is  a shortcut to achieving traditional Mexican flavors. We use it to spice up enchilada filling, roasted sweet potatoes, elote corn, and, you guessed it, tacos.

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Tuscan Spice Blend

This blend is made from a combination of ground fennel, rosemary, and sage. It packs all of the traditional flavors of central Italy into one neat package. Use it on roasted vegetables or coat pork with a generous portion before cooking: the fennel seeds will form a nice crust. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Cajun Spice Blend

Do you want to recreate Louisiana cuisine at home? This handy cajun spice blend can help you pull it off. It’s a little sweet, with mild spiciness and a savory undertone, thanks to the mustard, oregano, and thyme. This seasoning works on nearly any protein, but the Test Kitchen particularly loves it with shrimp. It’s the perfect addition to any of your favorite New Orleans-inspired meals, from po’ boys to seafood boils. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Smoky Spice Blend

Our favorite smoky spice blend is based on a combination of smoked and sweet paprika. This seasoning has a deep, earthy flavor. It’s ideal for coating chicken or blending into ground beef or pork for a burger patty. The best part? It elevates dishes across cuisines, working just as well in a Middle Eastern rice dish as an Italian meatball. Add a pinch anytime you want to up the smoke-factor. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Barbecue Spice Blend

This spice blend is a cookout MVP. Use it as a rub for your favorite protein and it will do all the work for you. The blend of paprika, fennel, and garlic powder will impart a picnic-ready sweet and savory flavor (as well as a little char, thanks to the brown sugar). This seasoning works away from the grill too. It’s delicious on any roasted or seared meat. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Blue Apron Weeknight Hero Spice Blend 

When in doubt, this spice blend is the answer. Use it to season the protein or vegetables, toss it into salad dressings or swirl it into dipping sauces. Our ultimate go-to is a classic combination of onion, garlic, parsley, and paprika that makes any meal sing. In the test kitchen, our favorite application is on chicken. 

We love it in these popular recipes from our cookbook: 

Stock up on these spice blends or make your own, then head over to our cookbook and get cooking.