Marley Spoon Reviews: Martha Stewart’s Meal Kits

Published on March 25, 2020
Last modified on June 14, 2021

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon

Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon are bringing the joy of cooking into your home by delivering a variety of meal kits with trusted recipes by Martha Stewart and quality seasonal ingredients, making dinner a little easier (and a lot tastier). New customers get $80 OFF now with code A4COMXPON20W >>

What We Like

  • 29 weekly recipe choices, plus Seasonal/Holiday meal kits and baking kits
  • Flavorful, globally-inspired recipes
  • Optional Protein, Breakfast, Dessert, and Side Add-on’s

What We Don’t Like

  • Shipping is an additional $8.99
  • Some meals can take 40+ min to prepare
  • Packaging could be more environmentally friendly

Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon Reviews: #1

For our second Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon reviews, we ordered the Beef Bibimbap with Shiitake Mushrooms & a Fried Egg on top, Ginger-Scallion Rice Bowl
with Cod, Snow Peas & Spinach, and the Cottage Pie with Grass-Fed Ground Beef topped with Scalloped Potatoes. New customers get $80 OFF now with code A4COMXPON20W >>

We started the week with the Ginger-Scallion Rice Bowl with Cod, Snow Peas & Spinach.  This dish was easy to make and came together in around 30 min.  The fish was light and flaky alongside the spinach and snow peas packed with fresh ginger and scallions.  Yum!

Next up was the Beef Bibimbap with Shiitake Mushrooms & a Fried Egg on top.  This recipe was labeled as a 20 min meal kit on the Marley Spoon site and we found it to take around 30 minutes to complete for the 4 serving meal.  We loved this dish as it was topped with a slightly sweet, slightly spicey Gojuchang sauce, sesame seeds for crunch, and a rich fried egg on top.  The garlicky spinach and mushrooms had an earthy flavor and paired well with the beef.  We loved this dish!  It was easy to prepare and packed a lot of complex flavors.

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Finally, we made the Cottage Pie with Grass-Fed Ground Beef topped with Scalloped Potatoes.  This dish, which is similar to a Shephard’s Pie, is filled with peas, carrots, onions, and ground beef in a Worcestershire and thyme sauce.  The star of the plate was the cheesy scalloped potatoes!  This meal was perfect on the cold rainy night that we prepared it.  It was rich, filling, and comforting. New customers get $80 OFF now with code A4COMXPON20W >>

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Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon Reviews: #2

For our first Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon reviews, we ordered 4 portions of the Bacon Cheese Smash Burger, Pan-Roasted Steak & French Fries, and the Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin.

All of our ingredients were fresh upon arrival and lasted until we cooked the last meal 5 days later.  We are a family of 3 and there was plenty of food for us in the 4-serving meal kits.  These recipes could easily serve 4 adults.

The box, liner, and paper meal kit bags are recyclable.  The empty ice packs, cool pouch, and plastic bags Marley Spoon says can be recycled, but we do not recycle #4 plastics in our area.  I would be happy to have all of my ingredients in 1 bag or no bag at all versus all of the individual plastic bags reducing waste and potentially reducing costs.

Instructions were easy to follow and the skill level required, in our opinion, would be mid-level.  The recipes do require prepping, chopping, and several pans, but the step-by-step instructions walk you through everything.

We loved the tip around putting the sheet pans in the oven while it is preheating so that the french fries come out nice and crispy.  This is something that we will continue to do with homemade fries and other crispy baked veggies.

See below for the Steak and Fries recipe. New customers get $80 OFF now with code A4COMXPON20W >>

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All of the meals tasted great.  Our favorite this week was the Bacon Cheese Smash Burger.  We especially loved the addition of taco seasoning to both the cheeseburger as well as the crispy breaded brussel sprout tots and will be using this great idea for burgers in the future.  The brussel sprout tots weren’t as crispy as we hoped, but we did have a bit of trouble coating them evenly.  The sauce on the Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin was super flavorful and I could definitely see us making this recipe again in the future.

We are a family of 3 and ordered the 4 serving meal kits this week.  These offered plenty of food with leftovers for lunch.  We have purchased the 2 serving meal kits in the past and add a vegetable side or salad to add a little more to the meal.

I would recommend doing either if you are a family of 3 or a family of 4 with 2 young children but would note that when you purchase the 2 person kit you will have much smaller portions of protein and might be fine on carbs like rice and pasta.  New customers get $80 OFF now with code A4COMXPON20W >>

How much does Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon cost?

The total price of your Marley Spoon meal kit box will depend on how many servings you select as well as the number of recipes and add-on items.  Prices range from $6.99 per person per meal to $10.99 per person per meal.  There is a minimum order of four portions per box.

  • Serving size options: 2 or 4 people
  • Recipe selections per week: 2, 3, or 4 recipes per week
  • Recipe choices: 29 recipes across 5 categories Health & Diet, Vegetarian & Vegan, Meat & Fish, Under 30 Minutes, and Family-Friendly
  • Add-On’s:  Seasonal meal kits and packing kits, desserts, breakfast, snacks, and protein
  • Dietary options: Dairy-free, gluten-free, low calorie, low carb, vegetarian, vegan
  • Price:
    • 2 people/3 recipes are $65.93/week or $9.49 per person per meal
    • 2 people/4 recipes are $76.91/week or $8.99 per person per meal
    • 4 people/3 recipes are $104.87/week or $7.99 per person per meal
    • 4 people/4 recipes are $120.83/week or $7.99 per person per meal
  • Shipping: $8.99
  • Ships to: the Continental United States
  • Minimum Order: 4 portions
  • New customers get $80 OFF now with code A4COMXPON20W >>

Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon Reviews: Bottom Line

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Martha Stewart and Marley Spoon truly bring the joy of cooking into your home with a variety of flavor-packed meal kits with trusted recipes by Martha Stewart and quality seasonal ingredients.

We love the unique and flavorful recipes that are found with Marley Spoon.  In general, these recipes are more complex than other meal kits on the market and offer a wide range of international flavors, pushing you outside of your normal dinner routine.  The recipes from Marley Spoon were easy to follow, provided enough food to feed our family of 3 with leftovers, and tasted great.  We also love all of the add-on items like proteins and desserts as well as seasonal/Holiday recipes.

And while Marley Spoon is not the cheapest meal kit option compared to other meal kits, the quality and variety of the recipes and ingredients, it’s definitely worth a try. They are also not the fastest and easiest meal kit recipes to make, but the flavor of the end product, we’ve found, is well worth it.

Marley Spoon, like most meal kits companies, offers new customer promotions which make trying them out fairly inexpensive.  New customers get $80 OFF now with code A4COMXPON20W >>

Enjoy!

Looking for more meal kits?  Check out our Meal Kit directory >>

 This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.

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