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homemade tv dinners

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Elaine Bovender
Wilmington, NC

Since it's now just my husband and me, I love making these frozen TV dinners from my leftovers. It really cuts down on food waste and the dinners are a tremendous help when I'm in a time crunch. Just pop them in the oven, eat and go, no muss, no fuss! They also reduce the amount of leftover mess in my refrigerator. I can also share them with people who might need them. You can find the aluminum trays on and many restaurant suppliers carry them in stock. They really are a great time and money saver!

★★★★★ 3
serves Makes one frozen TV dinner
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For homemade tv dinners

  • 1
    aluminum three compartment tray with lid
  • leftovers from your favorite dinner meals

How To Make homemade tv dinners

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    On the white topside of lid, date and label the contents of the compartments.
  • These dinners are soooo good! It's so great to be able to customize your dinners and you know exactly what's in them.
    Fill compartments with your favorite meats, vegetables and/or desserts. (I usually fill with a meat and two vegetables).
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    Secure labeled lid and place in freezer.
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    REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place frozen dinner on cookie sheet and place in oven. Heat for about 35 to 40 minutes. Carefully remove lid and enjoy!
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    You may order these trays Here is a link: