We’d all love to say we can cook 5-star meals every day — or, let’s be real, have them cooked for us — but the convenience of the occasional frozen meal shouldn’t be totally overlooked.
So, here’s a list of frozen dinners you can find at major supermarkets, ranked from worst to best:
SOME DISCLAIMERS BEFORE YOU START:
-These are meals from national brands that you can find at most major supermarkets. That means no Trader Joe’s frozen foods are on here, since they have their own in-store brand.
-I know some of these placements won’t be exactly surprising, but I tried to get a variety of brands so that the rankings would be as fair and unbiased as possible.
-Yes, I did try every single one of these meals myself, so these rankings are technically based on my opinion. I was as objective as possible.
27.Hungry-Man Country Fried Chicken
26.Smart Ones Homestyle Beef Pot Roast
25.Hungry-Man Salisbury Steak
24.Lean Cuisine Glazed Turkey Tenderloins
23.Banquet Chicken Strips Meal
22.Smart Ones Slow Roasted Turkey Breast
21.Marie Callender’s Meat Loaf & Gravy
20.Banquet Spaghetti & Meatballs
19.Marie Callender’s Fried Chicken Mac & Cheese Bowl
18.Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo
17.Banquet Mega Meals Backyard BBQ Combo
16.Smart Ones Chicken Parmesan
15.Stouffer’s Classic Meatloaf
14.Marie Callender’s Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bowl
13.Healthy Choice Café Steamers Beef Teriyaki
12.Healthy Choice Simply Steamers Unwrapped Burrito Bowl
11.Healthy Choice Café Steamers General Tso’s Spicy Chicken
10.Stouffer’s Fish Filet
9.Lean Cuisine Salisbury Steak with Macaroni & Cheese
8.Stouffer’s Meat Lovers Lasagna
7.Atkins Chicken Margherita
6.Lean Cuisine Fettuccine Alfredo
5.Amy’s Pesto Tortellini
4.Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli
3.Atkins Meat Lasagna
2.Stouffer’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
1.Amy’s Cheese Enchilada