20 Recipes to Spruce Up Dinner

February 10, 2020
by Katherine Sousa Eat

    In a recent study we conducted, we found that there are four main meals that over 75% of Canadians know how to cook. So, we’re sharing five delicious ways to spruce up these dinnertime staples to add variety to your dinner rotation.  

    Spaghetti & Meatballs

    Don’t be upsetti, eat some spaghetti! Good ole’ reliable spaghetti and meatballs is a go-to in most households across Canada. It’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and both kids and adults enjoy it. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be the same recipe night after night. There are so many delicious and creative pasta-bilities to get cooking with!

    Shake up pasta night with our Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs with Saucy Cavatappi Pasta. The cavatappi pasta holds onto the sauce and each meatballs is stuffed with ooey, gooey melty mozzarella cheese. A delicious surprise in every bite!

    Looking to shake it up each day of the week? Try out these other delicious takes on Spaghetti and Meatballs: Swedish Beyond Meatballs, Classic Turkey Meatballs, Ginger Pork Meatballs, and Tandoori Meatballs.


    When grilling season springs upon us, it’s suns out buns out for Canadians. Canadians love to get outside to cook up some delicious juicy burgers. Spruce up this summertime classic with one of these delicious recipes.

    Enjoy the great taste of a hamburger without the meat! Our Nacho Beyond Meat Cheeseburger is loaded with creamy guacamole, crispy tortilla chips, and smoky jalapeños — all sandwiched between pillow-y buns. 

    Looking for more adventurous burgers? Try these delicious options: Japanese Chicken Burger, Sriracha Turkey Burgers, Grilled Halloumi Bun, and Pork and Apple Burger.


    Canadians love a good steak. It’s a go-to for a dinner party and never ceases to impress! Well, we think it’s time to raise the steaks…and take your dinner to the next level. 

    Give your dinner the royal treatment with our Montreal-Spiced Bacon-Wrapped Steak. The extra special recipe features crispy bacon and a rich pan sauce, paired with creamy mashed potatoes and garlicky green beans. Yum!

    The steak game doesn’t end there, try our Pan-Seared Steak with Warm Potato Salad, Steakhouse Cheeseburger, Rosemary and Butter-Basted Steak, or Pan-Seared Steak with Tomato Pan Sauce for even more twists on the classic dish. 

    Stir Fry

    Hands up if a stir-fry is your go-to weeknight dinner. They’re quick, easy, and so delicious — no wonder busy Canadians love it! While convenient, our favourite part is that a stir-fry offers so much room for creativity! Stir the dinnertime pot a little bit with these creative takes on the classic. 

    Break free of your usual fix and try our Miso Tofu Stir Fry for a delicious meatless twist. Miso is a traditional Japanese condiment made from fermented soybeans. It lends its salty, earthy flavour to this delicious weeknight dinner. 

    Enjoy more delicious stir fry options with our Beyond Meat and Broccoli Stir Fry, Saucy Turkey Stir Fry, Chicken and Noodle Stir Fry, and Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry.


    There are so many delicious ingredients, cuisines, and techniques in the world of cooking. Change up your dinner routine and try new flavours with the help of HelloFresh. It’s as simple as choosing your recipes, getting your delivery, and cooking delicious dinners. Check out our full range of plans here


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