My Hello Fresh experience

Penne with peas and pancetta

Recently I signed up to receive Hello Fresh deliveries to help reduce the time and stress of planning, shopping, and preparing home cooked meals. Each Friday a box appears on my doorstep with food and recipes for two meals. Here I will share one of this week's recipes (with reaction cam at the end!).

Ingredients come pre measured which saves time. And the garlic is already peeled!


12 oz penne 4 oz pancetta 8 oz peas 2 oz pine nuts 2 tsp vegetable stock concentrate 4 cloves garlic 1/4 oz mint leaves 8 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 2 tsp olive oil

Step 1. Chop garlic and mint leaves. (Unfortunately you still have to do some chopping...)

Step 2. Heat the oil in a pan and add pancetta and cook 3 mins. Interestingly they sent me prosciutto (not pancetta) but it worked fine.

Step 3. Toast pine nuts in a pan for a couple of minutes and then put in a bowl for later.

Step 4. Add garlic and peas to pancetta. Boil water and cook pasta in a separate pot.

Step 5. Add sour cream, 1/2 of the Parmesan, vegetable stock, and about 1/2 cup of water from the boiling pasta. (Save more pasta water for later).

Stir it up! Add more pasta water if it gets too dry.

Plate immediately and top with cheese, pine nuts and mint. Recipe serves four.

So let's see what people think. #reactioncam

He approves!


This was one of the better meals we've gotten from Hello Fresh so far. I think it is a great service for busy families that want to have a home cooked meal at least a few times a week. Bon appetit!

  • gessarinb

    Italian Pasta :)

  • frichiela

    would love to try this recipe

  • heikojahn

    Yummy πŸ˜‹ β€’ Sieht sehr lecker aus πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

  • amoracalistaque

    Can't wait to tryπŸ‘

  • ninagraceless

    What a fun service! How do you like it compared to Blue Apron?

  • brajohn1

    @ninagraceless So both are quite good. I just got my new Hello Fresh box for this week and I'm excited! Paella and Penne Arrabbiata.. Perhaps a new Steller on the way.....

  • chizlev

    And now I'm craving for this! Lol

  • azmihoffmann

    Omg.. As cool as the recipe is.. I couldnt stop staring at the beautiful scenery outside the window 😍😍

  • alleinad

    πŸ‘†πŸ»second that.. Amazing view! πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • bangrapy

    Thanks for the receipt. I'll try it someday..

  • tforia

    What is that amazing mountain in the background?!

  • triv

    Great work! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ And it seems so good... πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

  • Eve_

    Miam Miam

  • ciumdulu

    Useful, cheers:)

  • fabrixfragile


  • epilog

    You just made me more hungry. Late night here. My bad! πŸ˜‘

  • fareryniel

    This looks amazing! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  • fwhelan2014

    Looks yummy!

  • hiszwan

    mm...tasty! 😍

  • napitpoldo

    Looks delicious

  • Brickfish

    Oh my goodness, you might have just convinced us to use Hello Fresh!

  • SansSouciBlogs

    Delightful to view, Brava!!

  • dakotalane

    Fun and delicious!!!

  • stoneysteiner

    looks yummy

  • DJxo

    Just did the Jamie Oliver ministry of food course in the travelling van which is going around Australia. They taught a variation of this & used creme frache. How yummy is the mint in this recipe!

  • karma_oviquio

    Ok, I have a question. Do you purchase #hello fresh because everything is measured out or because you don't have time to preplan and shop? I'm thinking it might be great to add diversity when I'm bored cooking the same type of meals.

  • Mrfreps

    Italian approved