How to Hack Supermarket Frozen Foods: 8 Fast, Delicious Recipes

Short on time? Here's how you can turn frozen prepared foods from the supermarket into dishes that taste homemade. No one will be the wiser

Chicken Pot Pie With Frozen Vegetables

Chicken Pot Pie With Frozen Vegetables

browneyedbaker.com

Craving comfort food in a flash, but don’t feel like toiling in the kitchen? Skip the takeout and make this hearty chicken pot pie. The super-easy recipe puts frozen mixed veggies, supermarket rotisserie chicken, and a baking mix (for the crust) to brilliant use.

Get the recipe at Brown Eyed Baker 

Frozen Puff-Pastry-Crust Quiche

Frozen Puff Pastry Crust Quiche

supergluemom.com

A quiche will take you less than 15 minutes of prep time when you make the crust out of frozen puff pastry. Top it with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls and zucchini—or whatever ingredients you like—and pour on the egg mixture for a classic quiche texture.

Get the recipe at Super Glue Mom

Spicy Southwest Alfredo

Spicy Southwest Alfredo

wannabite.com

Frozen vegetables and an alfredo sauce amped up with chili powder and sriracha make a terrific topping for a base of pre-made cheese tortellini.

Get the recipe at Wanna Bite 

Frozen Fish Stick Burritos

Frozen Fish Stick Burritos

wearychef.com

Use crispy fish sticks (yup, the frozen kind) to make a delicious filling for a burrito stuffed with rice, beans, shredded cabbage, fresh salsa and avocado.

Get the recipe at Weary Chef 

Frozen Ravioli Lasagna With Frozen Spinach

Frozen Ravioli Lasagna With Frozen Spinach

alidaskitchen.com

Not in the mood to make a labor-intensive lasagna? Put this one together in just 10 minutes using five pre-prepped ingredients: frozen ravioli, frozen spinach, pasta sauce, shredded mozzarella, and grated Parmesan.

Get the recipe at Alida’s Kitchen 

Frozen Meatball Beef Stroganoff

Frozen Meatball Beef Stroganoff

bakedinthesouth.com

Turn a bag of frozen meatballs into an easy beef stroganoff. No one needs to know you didn’t make your own (or that you’re using canned cream of mushroom soup). Add cream cheese, sour cream and fresh mushrooms and onions, and put everything in a crock pot. Serve it piping-hot over fettuccine noodles or rice. Done.

Get the recipe at Baked in the South 

Frozen Fish Stick Tacos

Frozen Fish Stick Tacos

servinguplove.blogspot.com

Wrap frozen fish sticks in a corn tortilla with coleslaw-shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, a squirt of ranch dressing, and a generous squeeze of lime to make these crowd-pleasing fish tacos.

Get the recipe at Katherine’s Kitchen 

Tater Tot Burger With Sriracha Sour Cream

Tater Tot Burger With Sriracha Sour Cream

domesticfits.com

Tater tots turn into veggie burgers when you mash them with eggs, onion powder and bread crumbs. Top the patties with melted cheddar cheese and sriracha-spiked sour cream.

Get the recipe at Domestic Fits 

Ellen Sturm Niz is an editor and writer living, parenting, and working in New York City. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google+.

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