7 Meals You Never Thought You Could Make at Home

Over time, we can become stuck in a rut because we tend to cook dishes we feel comfortable making and have less room for error. Restaurants aren’t the only place to explore new flavors—explore new things at home!

Our chefs have transformed your favorite gourmet recipes into easy to cook meal kits that will leave you feeling like a pro. Put your skills to the test and see which of these seven restaurant inspired meal kits your taste buds love the most.

1. Bánh Mì

These delectable bánh mì recipes from our chefs are delicious and feature complex flavors that mirror the quality you get from authentic restaurants. Making these tasty sandwiches at home requires extensive planning and preparation, normally, but when you use a meal kit, you have all the ingredients you need already portioned out and ready to use. Try making this traditional Vietnamese sandwich at home tonight.

Beef Short Rib Banh Mi French Dip in Pho Broth

Easy Bahn Mi Recipe

This recipe brings together a variety of elements to create a perfect sandwich you can't get enough of. Included in the meal is everything you need to make a flavorful pho and French dip broth and a bánh mì sandwich. You get sous vide beef short rib, which is rich and tender, served on a demi French baguette. Some of the bold flavors that give this sandwich its character are spicy jalapeño pepper, fresh cilantro, matchstick carrots, and beef stock concentrate.

Try it: Beef Short Rib Banh Mi French Dip in Pho Broth

Grilled Pork Banh Mi with Apple Serrano Slaw

Easy Bahn Mi Recipe

This recipe adds a spicy and tangy twist to the classic Vietnamese street sandwich and only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Highlights of this recipe include tart granny smith apples, fresh cilantro, and a kick of spicy serrano chili. Added to this fantastic combination is high-quality pork tenderloin sure to awaken your taste buds.

Try it: Grilled Pork Banh Mi with Apple Serrano Slaw

2. Mussel

Mussels are notorious for being hard to select and prepare correctly. With these recipes, you get all of the ingredients you need, along with incredible quality mussels to create a restaurant-inspired meal you can be proud of and will want to make again in the future.


Easy Cioppino Recipe

This delicious recipe from the James Beard Foundation gives you the lovely flavors of the sea combined with a light and tasty meal you won't soon forget. This meal combines Chilean sea bass fillet expertly paired with fresh, succulent shrimp, white cooking wine, and fresh black mussels.This combination of simple, yet elegant, ingredients elevates a simple dinner into something truly special.

Try it: Cioppino

3. Rack of Lamb

Preparing a rack of lamb can be intimidating and somewhat challenging if you are not skilled with the execution of the prep work and method of cooking. These recipes come with cuts of lamb that are ready to cook, along with all of the ingredients you need to create a meal with the wow factor.

Rack of Lamb with Mustard Sauce and Curried Corn

Easy Rack of Lamb Recipe

This recipe from songwriter, Anthony Hamilton will give you a new take on a classic favorite. Try this simple recipe and amaze yourself with how perfectly your meal turns out. This classic dish gets an exotic twist with a hint of spiciness and flavor from the curry, combined with the richness of the rack of lamb and other fresh elements. You won't believe how easy to make this dish full of complex flavors is to make in the comfort of your own home.

Try it: Rack of Lamb with Mustard Sauce and Curried Corn

4. Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a favorite at many upscale restaurants. You may have wished you could prepare this delicacy in the comfort of your own home—well, now you have the ingredients and step by step instructions you need to create a flawless tiramisu.

Not Your Nonna's Tiramisu

Easy Tiramisu Recipe

This classic Italian dessert gets a bold and delicate twist with top-notch ingredients that create a masterpiece. Enjoy the crispy biscotti savoiardi blended with rich Kahlua and Madeira cooking wine. Bold instant coffee and dark chocolate give it a rich and inviting flavor. This dessert only tastes like it took all day to make.

Try it: Not Your Nonna's Tiramisu

Individual Tiramisu

Easy Tiramisu Recipe

This rich and tasty recipe comes from chef Melissa d'Arabian and is perfect for making individual desserts that are sure to wow you and your guest. This recipe features the traditional Biscotti savoiardi, rich Kahlua, and cocoa powder, bold instant coffee in smaller individual servings. You will have a satisfying dessert in no time with this easy recipe. No more having to go to a restaurant to get the ultimate Italian dessert.

Try it: Individual Tiramisu

5. Pho

Many people are unfamiliar with these bold, yet bright flavors and may hesitate to try these recipes. Never fear, the high-quality ingredients and instructions will help you make incredible pho in minutes.

Quick Beef, Chicken, and Vegetarian Pho

Easy Pho Recipe

Chef Andrea Nguyen has made this classic Vietnamese dish simple to make at home. This hearty soup can make either an excellent lunch or dinner in a flash. Whether you prefer beef, chicken, or tofu, you’ll combine spicy jalapeño peppers and a variety of fresh herbs simmered with fresh pea shoots, and delicious Pad Thai noodles to create a piping hot soup you’ll crave time and time again. You are going to love how easy it is to get restaurant quality pho in your own home.

Try it: Beef Pho, Chicken Pho, Vegetarian Pho

6. Kung Pao Chicken

When the urge to order takeout strikes, fight back. You can actually create your favorite take-out recipes at home!

Classic Kung Pao Chicken

Easy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

This classic Kung Pao chicken recipe comes from The New York Times Cooking kitchen and it gives you the same quality you get at a restaurant. The stars of this recipe include fluffy jasmine rice and fresh chicken thighs combined with exotic black vinegar, blended with tangy tamari sauce. It's all topped off with spicy dried red chili and peanuts. This combination of ingredients gives you all the flavors you need to make authentic Kung Pao chicken in your own home.

Try it: Classic Kung Pao Chicken

7. Risotto

No matter how hard you try, you can never get that cheesy, fluffy risotto at home. With the right ingredients and the right techniques in the kitchen, you can master the art of risotto at home with spending hours in the kitchen.

Low Maintenance Risotto with Crimini Mushroom

Easy Risotto Recipe

This quick and easy recipe from PureWow is going to become a favorite. It blends all of the ingredients you love in a smooth and rich risotto and only takes minutes to prepare. The highlights of this risotto are nutty Parmesan cheese, meaty crimini mushrooms with port cooking wine simmered in arborio risotto.You have everything you need to make the risotto you love to order at a restaurant.

Try it: Low Maintenance Risotto with Crimini Mushroom

Jumbo Scallops with Wild Mushroom Risotto and Truffle Oil

Easy Risotto Recipe

This recipe from Chef'd is complex, yet easy to create to add a special touch to any meal.The ingredients needed to create this recipe are meaty portobello and shiitake mushrooms, port cooking wine and fresh sea scallops for a fantastic side.

Try it: Jumbo Scallops with Wild Mushroom Risotto and Truffle Oil