We gathered answers to the most common questions we're asked so they're easy to find.
Ice crystals occur naturally on frozen product. Excessive ice crystals (a snowy appearance) may result from fluctuations in storage temperature.
The fat listed on our package accounts for all of the fat in the product, including the polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fat. However, the three fats may not add up to the total because the balance is made up of unclassified fats such as triglycerides, glycerol and trans-fatty acids.
We offer several selections and a wide range of sodium levels to meet the desires of all of our consumers. If you feel the sodium level in our STOUFFER'S® items is too high, you may want to consider our LEAN CUISINE® line of products.
"Salt" usually refers to table salt, technically known as sodium chloride. Salt contains about 40% sodium and 60% chloride. "Sodium" refers to a specific mineral, which happens to be part of common table salt. It is sodium, not salt, which is usually studied in relation to health issues.
One teaspoon of salt contains 2,000 mg of sodium.
We offer several selections and a wide range of sodium levels to meet the desires of all of our consumers. If you feel the sodium level in these items is too high, you may want to consider other STOUFFER'S products.
The round discs in our Skillets are our unique way of delivering our sauce for the product. These discs maintain the flavor and ensure the highest quality.
We regularly evaluate our programs to ensure the best consumer experience and, based on consumer feedback, we felt STOUFFER’S® Dinner Club was not providing the experience we had hoped for our loyal consumers. We are always looking to develop new and exciting programing for our valued consumers. Follow us on our social channels to keep up-to-date on what the brand is working on.
You will no longer be able to enter and redeem points for rewards and sweepstakes. At that time the program ended and all points have expired.
No, you unfortunately will not be able to redeem your points for rewards and great sweepstakes. All rewards are redeemable while supplies last.
No, your points from STOUFFER’S® Dinner Club expired 12/31/14. Any remaining, unused points were forfeited at that time. STOUFFER’S® Dinner Club points were only valid for that particular loyalty program.
Points are non-monetary, so cash cannot be given.
We began to announce the program end date in July of 2014 and published in the official rules and on the website throughout the year. We also made further attempts to provide this information through landing page banners, email notification and social media announcements.
If you’ve opted in to Stouffer’s you will receive communication from the brand however, if you have opted in to Stouffer’s Dinner Club you will no longer receive email.
All rewards were disbursed late Dec 2014 and should have been received no later than end of March. The program has ended and we can no longer offer rewards (or replacements).
We do not recommend that the tray be reused because it was not designed as a permanent container.
Aluminum Trays: This package is recyclable where suitable recycling programs exist. Recycling programs for aluminum packaging may not exist in your area.
Paperboard: The paperboard outer carton is recyclable. However, the pressed paper trays are not recyclable. It contains a layer of flexible material that prevents recyclability
Plastic Trays: Check the bottom of plastic trays for a triangle with a number in it. That's the recycling code for the particular type of plastic used in the tray. You can check with your local recycling company to see if they accept that type of plastic
Flexible pouches used for some STOUFFER'S® products are not considered recyclable due to their different layers of materials. This type of packaging is used to provide necessary barrier properties and properly protect the product.
It is necessary to completely penetrate the pouch as holes can re-seal themselves. It might be necessary to make slightly larger holes when piercing so this will not reoccur.
We do not recommend using any STOUFFER'S® product other than Party Size items if it is thawed. Party Size items may be thawed under refrigeration and prepared. See package for details.
50% power is synonymous with power level 5, medium, medium-low, and in some instances, defrost. However, if the microwave has only one setting, you can prepare the product on high for half the amount of time. If the product is not done in that amount of time, continue cooking on high but check after a minute or so to keep it from overcooking.
We do not recommend using a toaster oven due to the toaster oven's small size and proximity of the heating element to the container.
Your STOUFFER'S® pie is boiling over because there is steam building up within the pie during the cooking process. We recommend using a utensil to further open the slit at the top of the crust before cooking. This should let some of the steam escape and stop the pie from boiling over.
You can partially cook your French bread pizza in the microwave and complete cooking in the oven to maintain the crispy bread texture. See package for complete instructions.
Our Skillets were designed to be prepared in a skillet or in the microwave.
If you divide the product and do not prepare it all at once, there may be a chance that there will be an uneven distribution of the ingredients.
Our Skillets were designed to be prepared from a frozen state.
While we understand some of our consumers require the use of a convection oven, unless otherwise indicated on the package, our test kitchen chefs have found that for the best results our products require the use of a conventional oven or microwave. Therefore, we do not recommend the use of a convection oven to cook Stouffer's products.
STOUFFER’S FIT KITCHEN is a new line of satisfying, high protein meals you can feel good about eating. Each hearty, satisfying meal has 25 grams of protein or more. Each of the 6 contemporary recipes is thoughtfully prepared with protein, vegetables and ‘good’ carbs providing a balanced ratio of nutrients in a complete and satisfying 13-14oz. meal.
STEAK FAJITA in smoked red chile sauce with a mix of red & green peppers and seasoned brown rice
CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN white meat chicken with a black bean & corn mix, seasoned brown rice and a verde tomatillo sauce
ROTISSERIE SEASONED TURKEY turkey tenderloin with diced red skin & sweet potatoes & green beans
MONTEREY CHICKEN white meat chicken with diced red skin & sweet potatoes, green beans and a BBQ style sauce, topped with Monterey cheese
BOURBON STEAK with chipotle mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli & red peppers
OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN with diced red skin potatoes, seasoned broccoli and a savory wine sauce
The pie chart shows the ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fat in each STOUFFER’S FIT KITCHEN meal. The size of each piece of the pie is calculated using the number of calories per the meal building block: Protein (4 calories per gram), Carbohydrates (4 calories per gram), and Fat (9 calories per gram). The chart is intended to show these are nutritionally balanced meals and provide the facts upfront regarding key nutritional components.
Most of the beef is sourced in the U.S., but at certain times of the year we also source from Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Some of our suppliers for STOUFFER’S FIT KITCHEN meals include Wayne Farms, Butterball, and Miniat Foods. All meat in our products is processed in USDA inspected facilities and must pass U.S. food safety regulations prior to sale.
You are correct. Freezing is a natural method of preservation, allowing us to minimize use of added preservatives. STOUFFER’s is on a journey to remove preservatives from all of our recipes. We currently have over 100 recipes with no preservatives if you’re looking for other options.
Just a few easy steps:
- - Peel back film cover to vent & cook 4-6 min. in the microwave at full (100%) power
- - Stir (follow instructions on the box
- -- This is an important step as it helps speed the cooking process and makes sure your food warms evenly so you don’t bite into anything too hot or too cold.
- - Cook again (1-3 minutes)
- - Let stand 1 minute, stir & enjoy!
Steak Fajita preparation is slightly different to achieve the best results:
- - Do not vent – leave film on meal
- - Cook on high for 6 minutes
- - Pull back film and stir entire meal together, re-cover with film
- - Cook again 1 minute, let stand 1 minute, stir and enjoy!
For other preparation questions, find more details in section three above.
STOUFFER’S FIT KITCHEN meals are available in the Single Serve Entrées freezer section of grocers alongside your other STOUFFER’S favorites. Visit the “Where to Buy” section on stouffers.com to find a grocer near you.
STOUFFER’S strives to provide all of our delicious recipes at a fair price. Please keep in mind that more contemporary ingredients, ‘good’ carbs and higher levels of real protein are more expensive, just as you may experience in your own grocery shopping.
We occasionally offer cents-off coupons in local newspapers and through direct mailing programs. In addition, we suggest that you watch for special sales or promotions at your local grocery store.