20 Frozen Dinner Brands, Ranked From Worst To Best (11-15)


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. 

15. 365 Organic

The Whole Foods store brand, 365 Organic, carries many products. Pretty much any item you would find in a grocery store, you can count on Whole Foods to create a 365 Organic version of it. This includes frozen dinners as well as many types of pizza and ravioli dinners.

Per the Amazon reviews of the Four Cheese Ravioli frozen entree, many people complain that this meal is very bland and mediocre in taste. While there are pretty creative ideas in the reviews about how many people utilize these frozen raviolis, including in a lasagna bake, there are many harsh reviews about how these are not the most tasty. We think that while 365 Organic has its hands full trying to mimic a variety of products in a grocery store, maybe they just let this one slip. We wouldn’t recommend these frozen dinners, unless you absolutely needed to eat them. Otherwise, you deserve better and can absolutely find tastier options.

14. Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine is one of the most familiar frozen dinner brands out there. It produces a huge selection of frozen food products including pasta, bowls, pizza, and sandwiches. These meals are categorized on its website as low calorie (less than 400 per package), very low calorie (less than 300 calories), gluten-free, meatless, high protein, carb conscious. In other words, the target eaters are those that want a healthier frozen food product. If you are hungry for a decadent comfort food frozen entrée, these won’t be for you. However, if you are looking for frozen meals that will help you stick to your calorie goals, Lean Cuisine is the best out there.

According to Walmart reviews for the 5 Cheese Ravioli, while there are a few complaints about a watery sauce, lack of cheese, and recent recipe changes, most people seem to really enjoy these products. While these meals might not wow your taste buds, they’re fine if you want to avoid overindulging.  

13. Frontera

Frontera is known for its gourmet Mexican food, which covers a variety of products, including salsa, tortilla chips, cooking sauces, guacamole, grilling marinades, as well as frozen bowls and skillets. In terms of its frozen dinners, you can choose among vegetarian and meat-packed taco and fajita bowls.

According to Amazon reviews of the Frontera chicken fajita bowl, some people seem to love the nutrition facts and healthy ingredients in this bowl, while others seem to dislike the taste. Apparently, this bowl can turn out very watery once cooked. One reviewer even mentioned that the bowl was inedible. Yikes! While we love a health focused product that is aimed at flavor, we don’t think these are the best options out there. Set your sights a little higher, because we know you can find a guaranteed slam dunk frozen dinner option on this list. Keep reading to see our top picks.

12. Caulipower

Caulipower is a brand that carries many gluten-free frozen dinner products, including pizza, chicken tenders, and pasta. True to its name, cauliflower is used instead of wheat as breading or crust in an effort to create gluten-free products.

Per reviews on Walmart of the Caulipower pizza crust, some people note that these are rather tasteless and the texture is too crumbly to stay together during cooking. Others complain that the crusts contain many more carbohydrates than they would expect in a gluten-free product. However, most people love these crusts. We think that if you are expecting a normal pizza crust, you may be setting yourself up for failure — these are made of cauliflower at the end of the day. If you have no restrictions on your pie consumption, there are plenty of other brands that offer a tastier product. But if you are on a gluten-free diet, we recommend giving these a shot on your next pizza night.

11. Marie Callender’s

Restaurant chain Marie Callender’s also offers a line of frozen dinners. Within it frozen product line, you’ll find plenty of options, including many with family-sized portions. Some of these products include lasagna, mac and cheese, chicken pot pies, pub pies, pasta bowls, pot roast, and Asian inspired rice bowls.

One of the products that appears to be the most well-loved is the chicken pot pie. Per the reviews on Walmart, there is a lot of love for Marie Callender’s signature dish. Many people note that this is the ultimate comfort food and one of their favorite meals. Though it’s exactly a healthy food option, one reviewer mentions that this meal is worth the extra calories. Considering this chicken pot pie is cooked from frozen, it’s impressive that reviewers even mention that the crust has a nice texture. We love Marie Callender’s for the most epic comfort meals.

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

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