20 Frozen Dinner Brands, Ranked From Worst To Best (6-10)


While it’s tough to beat a scratch-made meal, sometimes you need a quick supper solution that is ready in a matter of minutes and requires literally no prep. Enter: frozen dinner. A trip down the grocery store frozen aisle reveals a wide array of filling options that can be prepared quickly in your microwave or oven. Best of all, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re feeding a family of four or simply need a solo meal, there is brand for you. If you crave something global or an American comfort food classic, you’ll be covered. There are even meals that are targeted towards those on various diets, from keto and vegan, to low calorie and gluten free. 

Considering there is so much variety, it should come as no surprise that some brands are worth seeking out while other should remain on ice. That’s why we’re here to help make sure your meal isn’t a disappoint. Read below to find out which frozen dinner brands stand out among the rest. 

10. Stouffer’s

Stouffer’s is a household name, with frozen options that include lasagna, pizza, bowls, and other entrees. We grew up eating the brand’s mac and cheese on busy school nights. The popular dish is available in many sizes from single serving to a large portion suited for a family. We also love that the brand created spinoffs of the classic mac and cheese through different flavor variations, including Taco Mac and Cheese, Cajun Mac and Cheese, Southwest Mac and Cheese, and even Cacciatore Mac and Cheese.

According to reviews on the Walmart website of their classic single serving mac and cheese , many people still love this product despite the fact that there are some complaints alleging that Stouffer’s recently changing the recipe resulting in the cheese sauce being too soupy and watery. That said, most people seem to love this taste of nostalgia and the Stouffer’s brand in general.

9. Michelina’s

Michelina’s carries the largest variety of frozen dinners we’ve ever seen. You can practically find any frozen dinner of your dreams in their product line. Meals include macaroni and cheese, many types of pasta, beef and broccoli, pizza snack rolls, Swedish meatballs, popcorn chicken, and so many more.  We love this devotion to innovative products. And as far as taste, we think these meals really stack up well against the rest of the pack. Another plus, there are options like the Fettucine Alfredo with Chicken & Broccoli that are packed with protein (in this case, an impressive 13 grams).  

Because of the large variety of products and the incredible price point offered by Michelina’s, we think these are really great options for frozen entrees. The reviews on the Walmart website seem to reinforce our view. The combination of variety, quality and price point makes this brand a winner.  

8. Feel Good Foods

Feel Good Foods creates frozen breakfasts, dinners, and snacks that are all completely certified gluten free. For those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, you may need to follow a gluten-free diet, according to Healthline. Luckily, Feel Good Foods offer plenty of products that fit the bill including cheese pizza, margarita pizza, mushroom pizza, calzones, huevo ranchero pockets, potato egg and cheese pockets, snack bites, mac and cheese bites, empanadas, and egg rolls.

Per Amazon reviews of its vegetable potstickers, there are some mixed feelings about this product. There are some people who note that these potstickers lack flavor and texture, while others mention that this is just a result of how they are prepared. We recommend going the pan fried route to ensure they are crispy and full of flavor. Overall there is a lot of love for these potstickers, with 4.5 out of 5 stars based on over 4,000 reviews, and the other frozen meal options from Feel Good Foods are equally impressive.

7. Primal Kitchen

Primal Kitchen is a brand devoted to the Whole 30 or paleo diet. It products are always free from dairy, gluten, added sugars, canola oil, soybean oils, and preservatives. The extensive line of products. dressings, marinades, condiments, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, gravy, whey protein, and collagen peptides. We’re particularly fond of Primal Kitchen’s frozen dinners include Chicken Alfredo Bowl, Chicken Panang Curry Bowl, Chicken Pesto Bowl, Beef & Mushroom Bowl, No-Soy Chicken Teriyaki Skillet, Steak Fajitas Skillet, and Chicken Fried Riced Cauliflower Skillet, per the brand’s website.

Per the Amazon reviews of their Chicken Pesto Bowl, some people find that these are too small of a portion size and overpriced. One reviewer even notes that the bowl looks nothing like the picture on the packaging. Some reviewers suggest cooking it in the oven instead of the microwave for a better texture. However, most reviews contain lots of love for this product and the fact that the brand is devoted to healthy food products.

6. Kashi

If you’re a fan of Kashi’s frozen waffles and cereals, we suggest giving the brand’s frozen meals a try. While the product line is relatively small, we really enjoy the offerings. Currently, you can choose from a Creamy Cashew Noodle Bowl, a Mayan Harvest Bake, a Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl, and a Chimichurri Quinoa Bowl, per its website.

Per Nutritious Eats, these bowls are packed with whole grains and fiber. Whole grains are a great ingredient to seek out because, according to Healthline, consuming them is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease, lower risk of having a stroke, lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, lower risk of developing cancer, and an increased digestion. Can you believe all those benefits can come from just whole grains? We love that these bowls are healthy, but do not sacrifice flavor. This is a definitely a brand we highly recommend!

Source: https://www.tastingtable.com/824238/20-frozen-dinner-brands-ranked-from-worst-to-best/

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