Iconic brand launches eight comfort-inspired savory recipes, including easy-prepared potatoes, savory veggie casseroles, and mac and cheese options

SOLON, Ohio, March 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — STOUFFER’S®, the brand best known for its personal and family meals, has prepared something new and tasty. Introducing STOUFFER’S® Sides, the brand’s first line of side dishes boasting a variety of delicious comfort-inspired recipes to complement and elevate your dinner plate. From mashed potatoes and scallops, to rice and vegetable dishes, to creamy mac and cheese, all recipes feature classic STOUFFER’S® flavor and are made with high-quality ingredients that you can serve with pleasure.

Think of STOUFFER’S Sides as your new dinner sidekick. Packaged in a convenient serving tray, all options are ready from the microwave in 17 minutes or less, helping you take the hassle out of meal prep and cleanup and leaving you and your family happy and full.

New Side Dishes Delivered on STOUFFER’S Taste and Quality
STOUFFER’S® side dishes are available in eight tasty varieties and provide 3 – 4 servings based on product size. Varieties include:

  • Homemade mashed potatoes: Enjoy the taste of comfort in every bite of this mashed potato side dish, made with the perfect mix of cream and pepper for added flavor.
  • Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Bake: This new side dish features rotini pasta and broccoli topped with a real cheddar sauce and topped with breadcrumbs to deliver the homemade taste you love.
  • Potato Pie: Made with sliced ​​potatoes covered in Parmesan sauce and topped with more Parmesan, this side dish is the perfect meal accompaniment.
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes: A satisfying addition to any dinner party, these mashed potatoes feature a savory garlic flavor with a hint of pepper.
  • Potatoes Bacon Cheddar: An indulgent side dish featuring diced potatoes mixed in cheddar gravy, sprinkled with bacon and topped with breadcrumbs for extra crunch.
  • Southwestern Cheese Rice and Beans: Featuring a base of Mexican-style rice mixed with beans, topped with sour cream and sweet chili sauce, and topped with cheddar cheese, this side offers an appetite for global flavors.
  • Macaroni and Cheese: Enjoy fan-favorite STOUFFER’S® macaroni and cheese, now in a side-serving format. Featuring freshly made macaroni in a creamy real cheddar sauce, this offering is sure to please.
  • Vegetable Fried Rice: This version of a takeout staple features rice mixed with carrots, peas, onion, and eggs scrambled in garlic soy sauce.

The introduction of STOUFFER’S Sides comes as people are looking for more convenience in meal prep and have turned to the freezer section more frequently. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 62% of Americans surveyed buy frozen items for dinner, more than any other time slot, and 51% buy packaged items as a side dish, more than those who buy appetizers.1

“After offering the comfort taste for nearly 100 years, this entry into the icy sidewall category felt like a natural extension,” he said. Nate Hill, Vice President of Marketing, STOUFFER’S and Portfolio Expansion. “We’re excited to make it easier and more convenient for people to enjoy a full meal in minutes with our elevated side recipes, with the delicious flavors our consumers have come to expect.”

All varieties of STOUFFER’S Sides will be available at grocery stores and retailers nationwide, including Meijer, Publix and Target, beginning in April for an MSRP of $4.49 (16 oz) and $6.99 (24 oz), prices may vary by retailer.

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1 Advantage Solutions, “What’s Hot in the Frozen Food Aisle” Report, February 2023.