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Vegetable & meat fillings that you assemble with your favorite fresh ingredients into quick, real meals. Dinner's almost ready.
Vegetable & meat fillings that you assemble with your favorite fresh ingredients into quick, real meals. Dinner's almost ready.
Vegetable & meat fillings that you assemble with your favorite fresh ingredients into quick, real meals. Dinner's almost ready.
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Dinner's Almost Ready

Mostly Made fillings help busy people who want to eat more veggies but don't have a lot of time to prepare meals. We need your help to bring fresh dinner fillings to market! Pre-order to help us launch – we can ship anywhere in the continental US.

Grocery store packaging mock-up
Grocery store packaging mock-up

How it works

Our fillings are made from meat and vegetables that are chopped, seasoned and fully cooked. Mostly Made handles the prep so you can cook real meals that are ready for the oven in ~5 minutes.

You aren't just reheating a frozen box; you can add your favorite fresh ingredients, customize the flavors and be creative. Find more recipes on our website.

 

You do the fun part, without the hassle of chopping & clean-up.
You do the fun part, without the hassle of chopping & clean-up.

We Need Your Support

Mostly Made is almost ready to launch! Our meals are freshly cooked so we need enough customers to meet our producer’s minimum batch requirements.

Your Kickstarter orders will help us cook and ship our initial 24-oz flavors: Lasagna Filling and Enchilada Filling. We'll also be able to develop new flavors and enter grocery stores.   

 Our Rewards

Lasagna assembly
Lasagna assembly

 Lasagna Filling: Italian sausage browned with crushed tomatoes, basil and over a pound of fresh veggies.

- Just add noodles, cheese and sauce! 

 - 24 ounces of filling, each assembled meal serves 6-8 people 

 - Make two calzones, Italian stuffed peppers, or lasagna 

 - Gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugar, some organic ingredients* 

- Freeze for 6 months (or refrigerate for 7 days)

Lasagna dinner serves 6-8
Lasagna dinner serves 6-8

 

Calzone. Yummy!
Calzone. Yummy!

 

Lasagna Filling ingredients
Lasagna Filling ingredients

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 Enchilada Filling: Chicken and black beans braised in tomatoes, cilantro, smoky chipotle and a pound of fresh vegetables.  

  - Just add tortillas, cheese and sauce! 

  - 24 ounces of filling, each assembled meal serves 4-5

  - Roll into tortillas, make southwest stuffed peppers, nachos or top a baked potato

  - Gluten-free, dairy-free, no added sugar, some organic ingredients*

  - Freeze for 6 months (or refrigerate for 7 days)

Enchilada Assembly
Enchilada Assembly

 

Enchilada Dinner
Enchilada Dinner

 

Southwest Stuffed Peppers
Southwest Stuffed Peppers

 

Enchilada Filling ingredients
Enchilada Filling ingredients

                               

Kickstarter rewards comparison
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Mostly Made compared to other dinner options

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Totally non-scientific chart for comparison purposes

 

Our Journey

Mostly Made began as an easier way to bring meals to my sister-in-law during her cancer treatment. After using the meals to manage our weeknight dinner routine, I realized Mostly Made could help other busy people cook and eat more vegetables.     

I spent two years perfecting the recipes, sharing meals with friends, and searching for the best possible partner who could safely scale up production. I found a USDA certified company that prepares gourmet foods for premium grocers and restaurants in Minneapolis. 

Mostly Made meals are cooked from the recipes I created at home, then frozen and delivered to your door. To ensure you get your meals delivered on time, we are working with a midwest fulfillment company that specializes in safely shipping perishable food.

Your food will be packed in a cooler with dry-ice and arrive at your shipping address frozen via 3-day ground shipping. It's ok if you aren't at home when the package arrives—the cooler should keep it frozen until you get it into your freezer. But please make arrangements to transfer it to your freezer within 8 hours of arrival.

We Need Your Support

You can support us by sharing our story, donating to this campaign or pre-ordering the Mostly Made flavors of your choice. Sign-up for a subscription at mostly-made.com to have dinners delivered to you each month.

Thank you for your consideration, your contribution or for sharing our campaign.

And to my friends and family; thank you for your continued support, encouragement, honest feedback and for the gift of your time, talents and advice.

Mostly Made Timeline
Mostly Made Timeline

 

 

Risks and challenges

I've been working on the recipes, brand, producer, insurance, fulfillment and logistics for two years. We've even done a test batch with my food producer to ensure they can source the ingredients, replicate the quality and package it. We've done our homework, but only your support can launch our products.

Potential hiccups could delay shipment, but not prohibit fulfillment.
- A problem with my printing vendor could delay the first shipment.
***Please note that the boil-in-a-bag products will likely come in a craft box, not the grocery store die-cut package. This is to cut down on packaging waste and weight for shipping.***

- Adapting my recipes for bulk production takes roughly 6 weeks. There could be delays as we work with the chef to perfect the home-cooked flavor. We've done a test batch and I've tasted a number of my producer's other gourmet products so I know they prepare amazing quality.

- The ingredient list may change slightly when adapted for scaled production.

- Required USDA nutrition and labeling review might take additional time, especially if changes are required.

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    Thank You

    Thank you for joining us! We'll keep you up to date on our progress and send exclusive offers reserved for all of our first supporters.

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    Random acts of casseroles

    Give a meal filling to someone in need. We are working with local faith groups to distribute your donated Mostly Made Fillings to someone dealing with hardship or illness. Your gift will bring the comfort of an easy family meal. Thank you!

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    Cloth grocery bag

    We'll send you a cloth grocery bag with our logo. You'll have a swell reusable bag and help us bring this idea to market.

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    5 Enchilada Fillings - Exclusive

    Preorder 1 case of Enchilada Fillings (includes 5 fillings). Roll into tortillas, make southwest stuffed peppers, nachos or a chipotle-topped baked potato.

    Includes fillings to make 5 easy dinners.

    Assembled meal serves 4-5 people.

    Free shipping (exclusive to Kickstarter)

    Case Dimensions: 1 box that is 9"x6"x 6"
    Total weight: 120 oz (7.5 lbs)
    Store frozen for months; use within 7 days of thawing.

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    5 Lasagna Fillings - Exclusive

    Preorder 5 of our Lasagna Fillings. Make a zesty calzone, lasagna or Italian stuffed peppers.

    Includes fillings to make 5 easy dinners.

    Assembled meal serves 6-8 people

    Free shipping (exclusive to Kickstarter)

    Case Dimensions: 1 box that is 9"x6"x 6"
    Total weight: 120 oz (7.5 lbs)
    Store frozen for months; use within 7 days of thawing.

    Includes:
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    Early Bird Gets The Dinners - Exclusive

    Enjoy fillings to make 10 easy dinners (5 of each flavor) at a special first run price.

    Make multiple recipes: zesty peppers, enchiladas, lasagna, calzone, stuffed zucchini and more.

    Special early bird Kickstarter price and free shipping (MSPR $159.90).

    Dimensions: 2 boxes, 9"x 6"x 6" each
    Total weight: 240 oz (15 lbs)
    Store frozen for months; use within 7 days of thawing.

    Includes:
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    • Lasagna Filling
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    10 Mostly Made Fillings

    Enjoy fillings to make 10 easy dinners (five of each flavor).

    Make dozens of dinner recipes: tortillas, lasagna, calzone, stuffed peppers, stuffed zucchini and more.

    Choose your preferred flavors in a follow-up survey (5 meals in each case).

    Includes 10 fillings. Each meal feeds 4-8 people.

    Free shipping!
    Dimensions: 2 boxes, 9"x 6"x 6" each
    Total weight: 240 oz (15 lbs)
    Store frozen for months; use within 7 days of thawing.

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    15 Mostly Made Fillings - Exclusive

    Preorder 3 cases. Pick which of the 2 flavors you prefer in the follow-up survey.

    Special Kickstarter pricing and free shipping (MSRP $239.80).

    Includes fillings to make 15 easy dinners! Each meal feeds 4-8 people.

    Dimensions: 3 boxes, 9"x 6"x 6" each
    Total weight: 360 oz (22.5 lbs)
    Store frozen for months; use within 7 days of thawing.

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    20 Mostly Made Fillings - Exclusive

    Fill your freezer! Pick which of the family meal flavors you prefer in the follow-up survey.

    Includes fillings to make 20 easy dinners! Each meal feeds 4-8 people.

    Special Kickstarter pricing and free shipping (MSRP $319.80).

    Dimensions: 4 boxes, 9"x 6"x 6" each
    Total weight: 480 oz (30 lbs)
    Store frozen for months; use within 7 days of thawing.

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    Share with your customers

    20 cases - 100 fillings in the pictured grocery packaging so you can share Mostly Made Fillings with your customers. Choose your flavors in a follow-up survey.

    Free shipping!
    Dimensions: 20 boxes, 9"x 6"x 6" each
    Total weight: 2400 oz (150 lbs)
    Store frozen for months; display in refrigerated case. Use within 7 days of thawing.

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    Sponsor dinner for cancer patients

    American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® in Minneapolis offers 41 private rooms for the comfort of its guests and their caregiver. Your contribution will allow us to bring dinner to up to 82 guests who stay there during treatment.

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