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Stouffers entrees, ranked

I think Mashed.com has been nipping at the cooking Sherry. Where’s the creamed chipped beef? And the macaroni and cheese? And French Bread pizza?

They’ve got to be kidding with the stuffed peppers and pepper steak- two entrees with horrible 🫑 green bell peppers!

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by Anonymousreply 58November 19, 2023 5:47 AM

Turkey Tet is not even on the list??? This is a complete joke!

by Anonymousreply 1August 1, 2023 11:00 PM

R1 I know. Who the hell eats the salisbury steak?

I love the Turkey Tetrazzini. In fact, I had it today.

by Anonymousreply 2August 1, 2023 11:01 PM

I don't think Macaroni & Cheese or Pizza Bread are considered entrées.

by Anonymousreply 3August 2, 2023 12:11 AM

That list looks like it could have been compiled in the 1970s.

In fact, I'm not sure it wasn't. I think I ate most of those meals as a kid in the 70s and 80s.

by Anonymousreply 4August 2, 2023 12:32 AM

Ugh! Stouffer's.

by Anonymousreply 5August 2, 2023 4:54 PM

R4, according to their current website's offerings, I don't see the chicken marsala or the green pepper steak on it anymore. (Not surprised about the latter!)

That article from Mashed.com is from 2022 - but yeah comfort food is what they go for a lot and it seems to be working for them.

R5 what's wrong with Stouffers? I remember going to the observation tower in the top of their building in Cedar Rapids, IA. It was a "highlight" of a high school vacation.

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by Anonymousreply 6August 2, 2023 5:00 PM

I really don't understand the love for their lasagna. I bought it based on the rave reviews here and to me it just tasted of salt.

by Anonymousreply 7August 2, 2023 5:07 PM

The Stouffers people have done something to their mac and cheese. It doesn't taste the same and the container is white and not black.

by Anonymousreply 8August 2, 2023 5:10 PM

I remember when Stouffer’s actually had restaurants. I grew up near one. It was considered a nice evening out. Remember I liked it quite a bit!

by Anonymousreply 9August 2, 2023 5:17 PM

The write-up for the Swedish Meatballs is very funny. If I ever want to replicate the IKEA cafeteria experience in my own kitchen I'll give them a try.

by Anonymousreply 10August 2, 2023 5:18 PM

The Rigatoni with chicken and pesto is superior to the Alfredo, IMO. I keep it in my freezer in case I’m feeling fat at night, lord halp me.

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by Anonymousreply 11August 2, 2023 5:26 PM

I prefer SUGAR over SALT

by Anonymousreply 12August 2, 2023 5:48 PM

I also enjoyed Stouffer’s restaurants.

Hard to find their Creamed Chipped Beef, but I have seen it.

Used to love their Welsh Rarebit, but haven’t seen it lately.

In the early 60’s, I loved their Cherry Upside Down Cake, but haven’t seen it in decades.

by Anonymousreply 13August 2, 2023 6:08 PM

R13 Stouffer's said on a tweet in 2021 that the Welsh Rarebit was discontinued. Sadly.

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by Anonymousreply 14August 2, 2023 6:10 PM

[quote]R6: what's wrong with Stouffers?

That's something I've wondered myself. Why is their meat always peppered with 'crunch' and 'bounce' (gristle, bone flecks, and cartilage)?

Manufacturing cheapassery would be my guess.

I won't touch a Stouffer's product.

by Anonymousreply 15August 2, 2023 8:58 PM

I tried the Stouffer's lasagna, after years of reading raves here about it.

It was not anything special!

by Anonymousreply 16August 2, 2023 9:05 PM

Turkey tetrazzini is my favorite! I first tried it at my grandmothers house around 40 years ago. Delicious! I also love the touch of sherry in the cream sauce. Sometimes I crumble potato chips on top. One of these days I want to try to make it myself.

by Anonymousreply 17August 2, 2023 9:13 PM

Well, the quality of all the Stouffers products has gone downhill since the 1970s.

Same thing with Entenmanns.

by Anonymousreply 18August 2, 2023 9:13 PM

Years ago, before every supermarket started having premade foods, I used to buy Stouffers.

The werid thing about it is that no matter what you got - pot pie or pasta - it all tasted the same. It all had a single flavor profile.

by Anonymousreply 19August 2, 2023 9:22 PM

I remember eating the escalloped chicken and noodles often after work but those were the days when I felt invincible and calories and carbs and sodium didn’t matter. I don’t eat anything that’s in the freezer case.

by Anonymousreply 20August 2, 2023 9:23 PM

R15 The turkey tetrazzini is now made with "premium white meat turkey" and I found no crunchy or gristly chunks in there. I think maybe they got the message? I hope so anyway. I'll have to try the others to see if they have also had quality improvements with the meat.

by Anonymousreply 21August 2, 2023 9:36 PM

I love the chicken parm, but I can never find it anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 22August 2, 2023 9:59 PM

Wow OP -when I read your post I had to think for a moment, "When did I post that?"

I think we might be long lost twins.

by Anonymousreply 23August 2, 2023 10:05 PM

I love the pesto chicken rigatoni.

by Anonymousreply 24August 2, 2023 10:08 PM

I tried the macaroni & cheese, based on DL rave reviews. Underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 25August 2, 2023 10:14 PM

Stouffer's is one of those topics that gets repeated on DL maybe three times a year, by dedicated socksters. No idea why. It's like 'Never Been to Me,' or the capybara troll. It's cyclical.

by Anonymousreply 26August 2, 2023 11:38 PM

Datalounge is full of fat whores and shut ins. There's really no grand mystery why we have threads on Stouffer's frozen food 4 times a month.

by Anonymousreply 27August 2, 2023 11:41 PM

Aaaannnd it's nearly time for yet another thread about meatloaf.

Isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 28August 2, 2023 11:56 PM

R6. Stuffed Peppers are still listed.

by Anonymousreply 29August 3, 2023 12:16 AM

My dad loved their Noodles Romanoff. He also died too young.

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by Anonymousreply 30August 3, 2023 12:26 AM

R24: my fave!

by Anonymousreply 31August 3, 2023 12:56 AM

I never ate these (or any frozen food whatsever) growing up, and didn't actually venture into the world of frozen food until a few years ago (I'm 54). I don't know what Stouffers entrees used to taste like.

But I love their vegetable lasagna. It's a once every few months treat.

by Anonymousreply 32August 3, 2023 1:10 AM

The sodium is the biggest concern.

Salt is a killer - not unlike the coked-out rentboys some of you hire on your monthly trips to Reno "just to relax."

by Anonymousreply 33August 3, 2023 2:57 AM

The Stuffed Peppers were decent but I haven’t had them in years.

by Anonymousreply 34August 3, 2023 3:17 AM

Some topics get repeated on DL because they are highly relatable and some are just fun to revisit.

by Anonymousreply 35August 3, 2023 3:41 AM

I have to be the only one here who never got into Stouffer's. Or any other frozen food entrées, for that matter. My mother would never have purchased that sort of thing, and the only frozen food I get now are fruits, vegetablea & (on occasion) Ice cream/desserts. And I'd just rather make my own.

I'm not suggesting Stouffer's isn't good. I just don't care for sodium-laden, preservative-filled frozen garbage. Perhaps I SHOULD try a single portion of Stouffer's frozen lasagne, though (only after reading the label....the sodium in that stuff is prohibitively high). Then I'd have an opinion. Connoisseur of frozen foods, I am not.

Out of morbid curiosity: where should I start? Do they have a good vegetarian lasagne? I'd try that.

by Anonymousreply 36August 3, 2023 4:03 AM

“Stouffer’s: Nothing Comes Closer to Home!”

by Anonymousreply 37August 3, 2023 3:34 PM

I've found the meatloaf to be decent, but the Salisbury steak is awful, hockey puck hard, but they're essentially the same ingredients. I like the stuffed bell pepper. The filling has rice and the tomato sauce has a nice tang. The bell pepper is nice and meaty, but the skin needs to be removed. Too tough.

R36 - according to the article, they have a veggie lovers lasagna. It must be relatively new.

by Anonymousreply 38August 3, 2023 3:55 PM

I like their fish filet + mac-cheese combo. It's pricey normally, but Publix often runs Stouffers sales where it comes down to relatively reasonable.

Their S. O. S. is pretty good, but I don't keep bread loaves in the house.

by Anonymousreply 39August 3, 2023 4:04 PM

Love their roasted ants in cricket souce! 😋

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by Anonymousreply 41August 3, 2023 5:07 PM

I tried their lasagna because of reading about it here as well. Awful. Used to like Marie Calendar's chicken pot pies but they've gone down in quality. Hate cooking and can't afford good restaurants so things become difficult.

by Anonymousreply 42August 3, 2023 5:14 PM

Stouffers was too expensive, so we were a Freezer Queen family. They don’t make beef patties with toasted onion gravy like they used to.

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by Anonymousreply 43August 3, 2023 5:24 PM

Because of back and leg issues, I can no longer stand long enough to cook a lot of things I used to make. I especially don't like having to clean up a lot of bowls, pots, and pans. So I've turned to Stouffer's after reading about it every so often here on Datalounge. Mostly, it's better than I expected. My favorites so far are the meatloaf dinner (w/mashed potatoes) and the turkey dinner with mashed and stuffing. I hated the chicken parm so much, I actually complained online. The piece of chicken had not an iota of crispness the way a piece of chicken parm ought to; it was just covered in some kind of floury goo. Dreadful. I didn't like the stuffed peppers: too watery.

Surprisingly, I liked the spaghetti and meat sauce. The spaghetti was thick, and slightly overcooked, but the flavor is so good, I wished I had two of them.

I don't imagine I'll want to eat this way for very long, but these frozen dinners are better than I expected.

by Anonymousreply 44November 18, 2023 1:33 AM

[quote]Stouffers was too expensive, so we were a Freezer Queen family.

I'll bet you're still a Freezer Queen.

by Anonymousreply 45November 18, 2023 1:44 AM

I am the Queen of Ice!

by Anonymousreply 46November 18, 2023 1:45 AM

R1 is completely correct…Turkey Tet rocks.

by Anonymousreply 47November 18, 2023 1:58 AM

I miss Swanson's. Bring it back, Tucker!

by Anonymousreply 48November 18, 2023 2:57 AM

OP- They should be ranked by which one of the entrees is the highest in


by Anonymousreply 49November 18, 2023 3:09 AM

I stayed at a Stouffer's Hotel in Fort Lauderdale in the mid-1980s.

by Anonymousreply 50November 18, 2023 3:23 AM

R44, I liked the Lean Cuisine spinach-artichoke ravioli with green beans with yellow carrots.

And if we're resurrecting frozen-food brands, I want Tyson's frozen dinners. Those were some of the best tasting frozen meals ever.

by Anonymousreply 51November 18, 2023 3:56 AM

Stouffer's Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo is my favorite but a lot of stores simply don't even carry it.

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by Anonymousreply 52November 18, 2023 4:18 AM

They used to make a bbq chicken breast that came with cheesy potatoes that was pretty decent but I haven’t seen it in many years. I never really liked anything else of theirs I tried except for the macaroni and cheese which I also haven’t had in years because it was just mushy and tasteless the last time I tried it. Their lasagna was always inedible, everything in it tasted fake. I’m sure it was.

by Anonymousreply 53November 18, 2023 5:16 AM

Their French Bread Pizza is quite tasty.

by Anonymousreply 54November 18, 2023 8:31 AM

Their lasagna, bricks not a regular flat rectangular box, are pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 55November 18, 2023 2:19 PM


Sounds about right.

by Anonymousreply 56November 18, 2023 3:25 PM

R22 here in Southern California Ralph’s carries the family size chicken Parm. I’ve also seen it at Walmart.

by Anonymousreply 57November 19, 2023 5:45 AM

R44 I tried the roasted turkey dinner the other day and I wanted to like it so badly. Unfortunately, it was pretty flavorless.

by Anonymousreply 58November 19, 2023 5:47 AM
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