Look for Meal Prep in the menu tabs on your Upcoming page.
When you crave wholesome, homemade meals but don’t have the time for daily cooking, we make things easy. Save time in the kitchen each week with one streamlined cooking session that gives you a variety of flavorful meals with multiple servings each. Take them to work, reheat them at home—do what works for you.
New flavors, ingredients, variety—it’s what you love about Blue Apron, made for your schedule
Each box is full of fresh ingredients, flavorful spices and sauces, and proteins that fit your lifestyle—all prepped and cooked in roughly 90 minutes. Take your pick from two options (examples below), one of which features carb-conscious meals.
Recipes in each bundle change every two weeks. Box deliveries are scheduled for Fridays, so you can cook over the weekend and have multiple meals for the week.
The term “meal prep” is regularly used to describe cooking multiple meals at once, to eat later when cooking may be inconvenient. A common example: Cooking weekday meals on Sunday.
What kinds of recipes can I expect with Meal Prep by Blue Apron?
Meal Prep by Blue Apron allows you to cook one time and get 8 servings of food. You’ll receive 4 different recipes that can be prepared in under 2 hours using one streamlined set of steps. This means you get to enjoy a variety of delicious meals instead of eating the same thing day after day. You’ll get to choose from grains, noodle and rice bowls, entree-size salads, pastas, tacos, and more, all enhanced by sauces and garnishes at the end.
How is Meal Prep different from my normal Blue Apron box?
With Meal Prep, you can still expect chef-designed dishes that use high-quality, pre-portioned ingredients, and easy-to-follow recipe cards. However, we’ve redesigned the process to better suit your busy life. If you’ve ever tried to make the recipes in our typical Blue Apron boxes all at once (like traditional meal prep), you may have found that it’s hard to follow multiple recipes at once and have everything come out well. This meal prep plan makes things easy—our chefs streamline the cooking of multiple recipes to create one easy-to-follow process that yields the most food in the shortest amount of time. The best part? You get variety instead of eating the same thing day after day.
We’ve specifically chosen proteins, recipes, and cuisines that lend themselves well to being made ahead of time and enjoyed/reheated later. Our unique ability to help you create many different dishes keeps meal prep interesting throughout the week.
Note: Unlike other Blue Apron boxes, Meal Prep boxes are scheduled for Fridays.
What materials and tools do I need to do Meal Prep effectively?
You’ll need 16 storage containers to hold your food and sauces—8 on the large side and 8 smaller containers for sauces and garnishes. We recommend glass for reheating.
We’ve designed recipes that require minimal kitchen equipment—just one pot, pan, and up to three sheet pans will be needed to cook these recipes. A few mixing bowls will also be helpful.
Round out the above-mentioned tools with a cutting board, peeler, and a knife. You’ll also provide the olive oil, salt, and pepper that you normally have on hand.
Don’t forget to clear out fridge space to hold all of your meals!
How long does it take to Meal Prep with Blue Apron?
We’ve designed an experience that should take no more than 90 minutes to 2 hours.
How much food is included? How many meals do I get?
Each box comes with ingredients and recipes to create 8 make-ahead servings. This means 4 recipes of 2 servings each.
How do I order Meal Prep recipes? How does it fit with my normal Blue Apron plan?
To view each week's Meal Prep menu, look for Meal Prep in the menu tabs on your Upcoming page.
Is Meal Prep available every week?
Yes. The recipes for each box change every two weeks. You can opt into Meal Prep at any time.
What’s the cost breakdown per meal?
Each meal comes in at $8.99/per serving or $71.92 for the box—an incredible value for chef-created meals that give you variety and convenience.