Eating at home may be having a comeback, but making dinner is still no piece of cake. Dinner Pre-Paired by Kowalski's makes restaurant-quality home-cooked meals easier and tastier than alternatives in a very reasonable length of time.
Dinner Pre-Paired meal kits are exclusive Kowalski's recipes featuring the same quality Naturally Raised proteins and Kowalski's Signature products that customers expect from Kowalski's without the need for advance planning or the long-term commitment of a national meal kit delivery program. Our fresh, locally packaged meal kits place a premium on easy, but there's still enough hands-on to give time-starved home cooks a sense of accomplishment and a boost of kitchen confidence in about 30 minutes. Meals feature a main dish paired with a chef-selected side or accompaniment – it's dinner, Pre-Paired.
You can find the menu below in stores now. Look for Dinner Pre-Paired Meal Kits in the Meat Department.
Meal Kits Available Now
Key Features of Dinner Pre-Paired:
- Available without a subscription – no advance planning or long-term commitment required
- Each kit serves 2 adults
- More environmentally friendly than national meal kit programs because they require less packaging, create less food waste and use less fuel to transport than alternatives
- Easy to make at home in about 30 minutes
- Includes pre-measured ingredients so you can bring home just what you need
- Limited cooking equipment required – kits provide just enough hands-on prep to boost kitchen skills and confidence
- Feature premium-quality ingredients sold throughout Kowalski's, including Naturally Raised proteins and products from local producers
More Meal Kit Options from Local Crate
New to our markets, Local Crate meal kits give you even more dinnertime options to choose from. Local Crate is a locally owned and operated meal kit business that features trendy, globally inspired meals developed by award-winning local chefs and influencers. Gavin Kaysen, Tim McKee, Yia Vang and Ann Kim are among the long and growing list of top Twin Cities chefs whose recipes appear in the lineup.
You can find the menu below in stores now. Look for Local Crate Meal Kits in the Meat Department or order online.
Local Crate Meal Kits Available Now
Beef Pot Roast with Roasted Vegetables & Rosemary Jus
“Times are hard, so we eat pot roast.” So says local James Beard Award-Winning chef Gavin Kaysen, owner of Spoon & Stable and Bellacour. This is his classic dish perfected for the home cook. All you need is a bottle of red and you have an ideal winter night in. Top blade steak is cooked slowly in the oven with root vegetables, red wine and rosemary until rich and tender. Nothing feels homier and more fitting for a crisp evening. This recipe was inspired by Gavin Kaysen’s grandmother and lifelong inspiration, Dorothy. Her pot roast is one of Chef Gavin’s most iconic meals.
Kimchi Fried Rice with Buttered Vegetables & Fried Egg
Chef Ann Kim, owner of Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola and Hello Pizza, has the solution to your weeknight dinner despair! A mix of white and black rice, stir-fried until crispy, blends fantastically with veggies and a savory-sweet sauce of sesame oil, butter and tamari. The kimchi, a slightly spicy fermented cabbage, adds a kick and grounds the recipe in this local James Beard nominee's Korean roots.
Chicken Tikka Masala with Jasmine Rice
Tikka Masala is made weeknight-friendly in this take on a classic Indian dish. Chicken is marinated in yogurt to flavor and tenderize the meat before it's simmered in a creamy tomato sauce scented with garlic, ginger, turmeric, garam masala and more. Ladle the velvety sauce over jasmine rice, garnish with some fresh cilantro and curl up with this bowl of comfort.