Favorite brands of tv dinners?

sal 60 Hanzlik

I haven't found any that are really good. DH likes Hungry Man swiss steak. Sure would like to find some good ones so I do not have to cook so much. Any suggestions?

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nicole___

We like Banquet Pot Pies. They even have berry pot pies for dessert. ☺ Maybe pizza.....which is nothing like "my" home made. For something quick I don't have to "cook".....canned Stokes Green Chili.....smothered nachos. Otherwise I freeze salmon steaks. Grilling is as close to "not" cooking as I like to get. ☺

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sal 60 Hanzlik

We can't grill anymore too cold here. We do have pizza.

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LoneJack Zn 6a, KC

I always keep a few Marie Callender's in my office freezer for when I forget to bring my lunch and don't have time or feel like going out to get something (at least pre-Covid I did). To me they are much better than the rest. Their pot pies are also the best I have tried. They used to have the dinners on sale for about $2 every couple months at my usual grocery but I haven't seen that price since pre Covid.

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sal 60 Hanzlik

I've tried those and pretty good.

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Judy Good

Marie Callender's for me also. Great Salisbury steak one, have not found any I do not like.

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Lars

My mother used to buy Old El Paso TV dinners, but I don't know if those are still made or how good they were. We buy tamales at our local Latin market, Cárdenas, when we do not want to cook. They are fresh instead of frozen, but you can freeze them for later.

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marilyn_c

I remember when I was a kid and I was a picky eater and didn't like whatever my mother cooked for supper, I would have a Swanson fried chicken tv dinner. I thought it was a treat back then.... probably wouldn't like it now. I keep a few Marie Calender pot pies on hand. I like the one with corn and bacon chowder in it. Also Marie Calender chicken and fettuccine dinner.

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marilyn_c

I also keep frozen tamales on hand. I like the ones from HEB, pork tamales. When I find someone who makes them to sell, I buy some of those also.

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terezosa / terriks

I love the single serving Stouffers lasagna.

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nickel_kg

We used to eat Healthy Choices, but it's been probably 10 years since we've had one.

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Kathsgrdn

Marie Callendar pot pies, I like the beef ones the best. MC cheese chicken & rice, beef & broccoli bowl, and the pineapple chicken. I also like Amy's cheese enchilada meal with the beans and corn, Mexican casserole bowl, Indian Matter Paneer, Tortilla casserole & black bean bowl, and the ravioli bowls.

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sweet_betsy No AL Z7

Healthy Choice Beef Merlot

Healthy Choice Kung Pao Chicken (which I haven't found in a while)

Marie Callendar Chicken Pot Pie

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glenda_al

ditto marie callender

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Lucille

I like the Lucille's TV dinners, when I freeze portions of casseroles, chili, pot pies and so on that I have made.

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Rose Pekelnicky

Another fan of Marie Callender's dinners

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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Marie Callender mostly. I am the only one that eats them occasionally.

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maifleur03

I like the Banquet pot pies better than the Marie Callender ones because the bottom crust is always cooked along with the flavor of the seasonings. I also like the Stouffers lasagna. I have purchased the cheap 10 for $10 mac and cheese to use as side dishes.

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graywings123

Primal Kitchen bowls

Primal Kitchen

Michael Angelos chicken piccata



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Richard (Vero Beach, Florida)

Marie Callender. (country fried pork chop or country fried chicken if calories is no option, honey roast turkey or turkey with stuffing if they are)

Lean Cuisine. (they're not very big but surprisingly good and affordable)

Healthy Choice. (most are good but my favorite is probably Barbecue Seasoned Steak With Potatoes)


Hungry Man Turkey/other. (high calorie but good)

Hungry Man Selects Classic Fried Chicken (a crap shoot, sometimes great, sometimes disappointing depending on the chicken)

Swanson (I think it was) used to have a decent frozen mexican dinner, and Banquet had an okay one. Enchiladas or whatever, refried beans, hot sauce and mexican rice if I remember correctly. I miss those. They were relatively good and filling at an affordable price. Amy's seems to have something that may be almost good enough but it's $3.98 and I just can't bring myself to pay that darn much to try one.

Michelina's Mac and cheese is quick, cheap and filling enough to satisfy a (usually late night) craving.

Banquet. I used to consider them to be xxxxxxx xx but I recently gave them another try and learned they're not so bad and besides, my dog likes the salisbury steak and the meat loaf so I'll buy them again, at least until he quits liking them. He gets tired of the same thing if I feed it to him three days in a row. :)

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Zalco/bring back Sophie!

I don't eat much frozen food. I do remember my mother serving Stouffer's spinach soufflé whenever we had steak when I was growing up. That was delicious, and I may see if I can find that at the store soon.

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adellabedella_usa

I like some of the products that Costco has. Of course, you buy a bunch at one time. Not sure of brand, we like their udon noodles, frozen cod, and some of the other frozen products.

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Amazing Aunt Audrey

I like a mixed bag. I like Marie's turkey dinner, the pork cutlet dinner, Sesame Chicken, Teryaki Chicken, Beef Merlot, and her pot pies. I like Stouffers for Macaroni and Beef, Chipped beef and gravy (SOS), Lasagne, Fettucine Alfredo, Stuffed Peppers, French bread pizzas. Healthy Choice has a few bowls I like. Night Hawk has some good ones too.

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lindaohnowga

Another vote for Marie Callender. Not a dinner, but if you are a chocolate lover, her turtle pie is scrumptious.

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JoanMN

We had a Marie Callender Dutch Apple pie for T-day. Well, since it's just the 2 of us, we will be having it a few days. I think they are out of this world good!

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ci_lantro

Not a TV dinner but easy almost no-cook:

Very good & cheap! If you have any leftover veggies, you can toss them into the noodles after cooking. DSI & I love them. Teriyaki Beef is our favorite (the only one I buy) but other flavors available. I had to give them up due to gluten intolerance, sadly.

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sal 60 Hanzlik

I'll have to check those out. Not too big a selection where I live.

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chisue

I'll add some leftover chicken or beef to Fronteras or Eating Well frozen entrees. Always have two 'on hand'. Add some salad and a chunk of La Brea bread...done.

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Marilyn_Sue

I like the little Banquet Chicken Pot Pies. The Marie Callender ones have too much crust for my liking. They are bigger too. Once in a great while I have room in my freezer for something but as for a favorite, I don't know.

Sue

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LoneJack Zn 6a, KC

ci_lantro - I like those noodles too. My favorite are the spicy chicken. I stocked up on about 25-30 of them over several shopping trips to WM back in February pre-covid for something like $.75 each. I only have a couple left and I haven't seen them at any WM since March. Another grocery has had them but they are asking $1.25.


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ci_lantro

LoneJack, yes, I've gotten them at WMT and sometime, Aldi. Seems like Aldi has them on an off 'n on basis. I've paid as little as 68 cents but not lately. Definitely some months preCovid.

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chisue

We like Alessi split pea soup mix -- makes four servings in 15 minutes; plenty for two to finish in a week. I add ham bits. It's been out of stock at three local groceries. Yesterday I ordered 10 packets from the company; free shipping on $25 orders.

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Rusty

I've found almost anything I've tried from Stouffer's has been very good. I especially like their stuffed bell peppers. Their lasagna is also very good, they have a vegetarian version, too. Michael Angelo's for Eggplant Parmigiana. They also have a very good lasagna. Some of the Birdseye Voila meals are pretty good, as well as easy prep. Just put in a skillet and finish cooking. Not quite as fast and easy as a microwave frozen meal, but still speeds up dinner prep time, eliminates most of the work.

I think it mostly depends on what kind of dishes you like. For example, I love meat loaf, and have tried every single brand of frozen meatloaf that is offered in the stores here. Haven't found a one that is edible, IMHO. But those same brands have other entrees that I like a lot. So I'd suggest simply trying different ones to find what you like.

Rusty

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Kathsgrdn

I forgot about Stouffer's bell peppers, don't buy them often but they are really good.

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