We can all learn a little something from France.
Eating is more than just filling up, it’s an experience—sometimes even a day-long affair. Food is made to be savored and it’s meant to be eaten at the table.
Each meal is made with a wide variety of ingredients, cooked slowly, and known for its finesse and flavor—but don’t be intimidated. French cuisine is a lot easier to cook than you think.
If you’re looking to taste a little bit of France, try our top five French meal kits. From creamy bourguignons to light salads, we’ve got it all and more.
1. Beef Bourguignon
Beef Bourguignon, otherwise known as Beef Burgundy, is one of the most popular French recipes. This stew-like dish is prepared with tender beef braised in red wine. Accompanied by crisp garlic, fresh thyme, and light pearl onions, this dish is a truly gourmet version of traditional steak and potatoes.
Our Beef Bourguignon has been our most popular meal kit since it’s release. The rich flavor of the beef tenderloin and red cooking wine, combined with airy mashed potatoes and green beans creates a family friendly meal that can be enjoyed any night of the week.
“This meal was just delicious! We have cooked a handful of Chef'd dishes and this was best to date. Really easy to prepare and the flavors were fabulous - admittedly better than we've had in some restaurants in France.” - Scott
2. Provençal Salmon
There are many variations of Provençal dishes—fish, chicken, duck, and more. These dishes are inspired and originate from the southern portion of France, Provence. This area borders the Mediterranean Sea, that heavily influences their cuisine. The flavors resemble those in Greek and Spanish cuisine, creating light and flavorful dishes.
Provençal-inspired dishes are commonly known for being light and refreshing. This version by Mark Bittman of New York Times Cooking is no different. Filled with vibrant flavors from fresh rosemary and fennel, this dish is a great way to experience classic French flavors without the guilt.
Try it: Provençal Salmon
3. Steak Mock Frites with Arugula and Parsley Salad
Steak Frites is a widely popular French dish that simply translates to “steak and fries”. This dish is served throughout Europe and consists of steak paired with a generous side of french fries.
This dish by New York Times Cooking is a bit different. Rather than serving the steak with fries, Sam Sifton has created a more elegant fried potato. The “mock frites” in this dish are made from Yukon gold potatoes, which are small in size. They are baked and smashed to give you the crispy texture you crave plus an extraordinarily fluffy filling that you’ll love to pair with each bite.
4. Steak Au Poivre with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Green Beans
Love steak and potatoes? Love French cuisine? You’ll combine your two loves with this dish! Steak Au Poivre is a highbrow version of American steak and potatoes that will rival any 5-star restaurant.
The standout ingredient in this dish isn’t the steak, it’s what comes on top of it. A creamy peppercorn sauce, consisting of brandy, cream, and hearty peppercorns is slathered over a filet and served with crisp veggies on the side to round out the flavors in this dish.
5. Beef Salad Parisienne with a Tarragon Vinaigrette
This beef salad is a staple in Paris. Made with a light and tart vinaigrette, this dish is perfect for warmer nights. Olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt and pepper are all it takes to create a mouthwatering vinaigrette that pairs well with just about any protein.