We’ve been getting HelloFresh every week now for at least half a year. There are many things I love about it. It’s convenient, it’s so easy the kids can cook, and they always seem to be delicious. 

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One of the things I struggle with is replicating the recipes where they use an unknown sauce or special seasoning blend. After doing some digging all over the internet and testing I feel like I’ve figured these out. Thankfully HelloFresh tends to publish their spice recipes on their Facebook page or Twitter pages occasionally. There is even a HelloFresh Reddit thread where I found some. 

HelloFresh Sauce Recipes

First, we will start with the only sauce recipe I’ve managed to find and think is correct. The cream sauce is used in tons of their pasta recipes.

HelloFresh Cream Sauce BaseHelloFresh Cream Sauce Recipe


  • 1-1/2 oz (3 Tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups whole milk, heated
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Small pinch of freshly grated nutmeg


Melt the butter and then add the milk. Heat it up and stir in the flour and seasonings. 

Continue to heat up on medium until thickened, be sure to whisk quite a bit while it thickens. Add additional flour if you need to thicken it.

This makes enough for the four servings portion and it is what you use in their Oven Gold chicken Sausage Gnocchi Bake and the Chicken Sausage Rigatoni Napoletano. How to Make HelloFresh Cream Sauce Base

Roasted Red Pepper-Cashew Pesto


  • 3/4 Cup Roasted Red Peppers (from a jar)
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Cashews
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Red Chili Flakes, to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese, to taste


Add roasted red peppers, olive oil, and a pinch of salt into a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are combined but not totally smooth.

Roughly chop cashews. Add to a food processor and blend. Add more olive oil if it is too thick.

Squeeze in lemon juice and sprinkle in red chili flakes (to taste).

Grate in Parmesan and stir to combine.

Sweet Soy Glaze


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


In a small pot, whisk together soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sugar, salt, and ground ginger.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for two minutes. 

HelloFresh Spice RecipesSpoons arranged opposite each other on a black table filled with different colored spices.

Next up are the spices. I’ve managed to find tons of these so far. As I figure out more I will add them to this list. If you think any of them might be wrong send me a message. If you’ve managed to get your hands on one of the other spice recipes please leave it in the comments below. 

When deciding how much a part is you need to decide how much you need. One part could be 1 tsp which means .5 part is 1/2 a tsp. If you want to make a lot at once you may want to do one part as a tbsp instead. 

Cream Sauce Spice Blend

Tuscan Heat Spice Blend

  • 4 tsp Basil (dried flakes)
  • 2 tsp Rosemary (dried flakes)
  • 2 tsp Oregano (dried flakes)
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp Fennel (ground)

I made this with too much cayenne and our pasta was hot as hell. So, don’t measure incorrectly. This makes enough for what is called for in most of their recipes. Here’s a picture of the pasta I made. It’s the bubbly tortelli bake.

HelloFresh Recipes

Sweet and Smokey BBQ Seasoning

  • 8 parts smoked paprika
  • 6 parts granulated sugar
  • 2 parts garlic powder
  • 0.5 (half) parts black pepper
  • 1 part dry mustard
  • 1 part ground cumin
  • 1 part ground ginger

Fall Spice Blend

  • 3 parts dried thyme
  • 3 parts ground sage
  • 2 parts garlic powder
  • 1 part onion powder

Southwest Spice Blend

Seems like the southwest spice blend is one of the most popular spices they have, yet the simplest of them all!

  • 4 part garlic powder
  • 2 part cumin
  • 2 part chili powder

Shawarma Spice Blend

  • 2 part turmeric
  • 2 part cumin
  • 1 part dried coriander
  • 1 part garlic powder
  • 1 part paprika
  • .5 part ground allspice
  • .5 part black pepper

Turkish Spice Blend

  • 2 part cumin
  • 2 part garlic powder
  • 1 part ground coriander
  • .25 part ground allspice
  • .25 part chili flakes

Cajun Spice Blend

  • 2 part paprika
  • 2 part onion powder
  • 1 part garlic powder
  • 1 part dried oregano
  • 1 part dried thyme
  • .5 part dried basil
  • .5 part cayenne

Berbere Spice Blend 

Fry Seasoning 

  • 1 part garlic powder
  • 1 part onion powder
  • 1 part paprika

Meatloaf Seasoning 

  • 2 parts onion powder
  • 2 parts garlic powder

Tunisian Spice Blend

  • 4 parts ground caraway seed
  • 4 parts ground coriander
  • 4 parts smoked paprika
  • 4 parts turmeric
  • 4 parts chili powder
  • 4 parts garlic powder
  • 1 part cayenne pepper 
  • 1 part cinnamon
  • 1 part ground black pepper

Blackening Spice Blend 

  • 3 parts smoked paprika
  • 1.5 parts paprika
  • 1.5 parts onion powder
  • 1 parts garlic powder
  • 1/2 part white pepper
  • 1/2 part black pepper
  • 1/4 part thyme
  • 1/4 part Oregano
  • 1/8 part “low-heat” cayenne pepper


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