Jul 9, 2010

Frozen Friday: Marie Callender's - Pot Roast

Marie Callender's Pot Roast Box
Marie Callender's is a restaurant chain probably best known for their pies but I'm probably most familiar with their line of frozen meals made by super giant food manufacturer ConAgraFoods. Actually, I don't believe I've ever eaten at a Marie Callender's, so their frozen food is actually all I know them by. Normally the dinners are around $3.99 at supermarkets around here, but they often go on sale for two for $4 or inexplicably $1.88 each.

The Old Fashioned Beef Pot Roast dinner contains rectangle cuts of beef, cubed potatoes, and carrot medallions in a brown gravy with a side of green beans. The box advertises a new recipe, but to be honest, I don't eat it often enough to know the difference.
Marie Callender's Pot Roast frozen
Fairly easy to heat up; I think I had to poke some holes in the plastic, but that was it.
Marie Callender's Pot Roast cooked
The result looked pretty decent and tasted pretty good. Plus plenty of vegetables right?!  It's less a roast and more of a beef stew though. The meat and vegetables weren't too mushy and had good texture. Most of the saltiness is in the gravy, which I eat sparingly. I liked that the green beans weren't too salty.

Nutritional Info - Pot Roast Meal (425g)
Calories - 260 (Calories from Fat - 60)
Fat - 6g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 1130mg
Carbs - 31g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 20g


  1. Just ate one of these. No way it is 260 calories. Consider that a serving of low fat yogurt is appx 80 calories, then consider that beef and potatoes and gravy is only 260? Not buying it...

  2. Haha, I don't know what to tell you. That's what they listed on the box.

    I would point out that most of low fat yogurt's calories come from sugar though.

  3. This is cool! And so interested! Are u have more posts like this? Plese tell me, thanks

  4. Is the plastic PET or PP?


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