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How to Elevate Your Pizza Game: Hot Honey Brussels and Lemon Ricotta Flatbread

Do you remember those days when green vegetables were the last thing you wanted to eat as a kid? Brussels sprouts, in particular, were the ultimate "yuck" food. But guess what? Vegetables have gone through an incredible transformation and become something truly amazing.


In my household, HelloFresh has completely changed the game. With their weekly meal kits, I no longer have to worry about meal prep or grocery shopping for individual ingredients. Everything I need arrives conveniently in one bag, making cooking a stress-free and enjoyable experience. As a working mom, this is an absolute dream come true.

Let me tell you about one of HelloFresh's incredible creations: the Hot Honey Brussels and Lemon Ricotta Flatbreads with Parmesan and Italian cheeses. Yes, you heard that right - Brussels sprouts on pizza-like flatbreads. And the lemon ricotta takes this dish to a whole new level of culinary delight.


I always opt for the four-portion meal kit from HelloFresh because I not only cook for my husband and son but also for any family members who happen to visit. On this occasion, I prepared this delectable meal for my husband, myself, and my brother-in-law. Each of us enjoyed one flatbread, and my husband and I even split the fourth one in half. We simply couldn't let this mouthwatering recipe go to waste as leftovers.


Let me share the ingredients HelloFresh provided for this recipe:

  • 16 ounces of Brussels sprouts

  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

  • 1 lemon

  • 8 ounces of ricotta cheese

  • 4 flatbreads

  • 1 1/2 ounces of hot honey

  • 1 cup of Italian cheese blend

  • 6 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese

Of course, you'll need to have kosher salt, black pepper, cooking oil, and olive oil on hand, but they're easy to find and great for future recipes.


When it comes to cookware, I swear by Farberware. Their pots and pans consistently deliver great results and keep the integrity of the dishes intact. I often use their recipes from 1964 because I know I can count on their consistency.


Now, let's talk about these Hot Honey Brussels Sprout and Lemon Ricotta flatbreads. These little wonders are the perfect solution for any pizza cravings you might have, all while providing a healthy dose of antioxidants and bold flavors.


Here's a quick rundown of how to prepare this incredible dish:


1. Prep your Brussels sprouts and preheat your oven.


2. Make sure to properly wash and dry all the produce.


3. Cook the Brussels sprouts to perfection.


4. Combine the ricotta cheese with lemon for a delightful twist.


5. Toast the flatbreads for that perfect crispiness.


6. Bake the flatbreads to create a harmonious symphony of flavors.


7. Finish off with a flourish and serve.


For detailed, step-by-step instructions and an array of easy meals to cook during your busy workweek, signing up for HelloFresh is an absolute must!


Now, let's dive into my ratings and whether I would recommend this meal as part of your weekly box. In terms of prep, I give this meal a solid 9 out of 10. With just 5 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of cooking, it's as efficient as the recipe promises. Quick and hassle-free, it's perfect for those nights when you want to hit the hay early without compromising on a delicious meal. When it comes to taste, I rate it a 10 out of 10.


Shayne's Rating: 8/10. When it comes to vegetable-based pizza, he is satisfied with just one. He prefers the ultimate meat lovers pizza from Walmart for 10 bucks and change. However, the hot honey is what elevated the pizza for Shayne. He is a huge fan of spicy dishes, and that includes pizza too.


Now, let's talk about the financials. If you want to try making those Hot Honey Brussels and Lemon Ricotta Flatbreads on your own, here's the breakdown of ingredient costs at Walmart: 16 ounces of Brussels sprouts ($2.98), 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning ($1.12), 1 lemon ($0.58), 8 ounces of ricotta cheese ($2.48), 4 flatbreads ($3.26), 1 1/2 ounces of hot honey ($8.48), 1 cup of Italian cheese blend ($2.22), and 6 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese ($2.98). The total comes out to $24.10, just a little cheaper than receiving a four-portion size with HelloFresh. However, you'll have to figure out the timing and all of that.


With HelloFresh, I don't use any cashback applications at this time with my subscription.


Personally, I truly appreciate the concept behind this meal. It caters perfectly to the busy lifestyle of a working mom like me. It's quick, convenient, bursting with flavor, and incredibly easy to clean up. However, whether it becomes someone's absolute favorite depends on their tolerance for heat and spiciness. So why not give it a try and see for yourself? HelloFresh is ready to elevate your vegetable game and turn them into scrumptious masterpieces that will leave you craving more.

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