This one’s for the Boomers! What were your favorite TV dinners when you were a kid? The 12 meal options shown below were available from Swanson’s back in the early 1960s.
Remember vintage TV dinners — shiny foil trays filled with delicious-looking dinner delights, waiting in the freezer for a special night? Plus find out the history of TV dinners!
Starting in the ’70s, making soup was easier than ever – you just emptied an envelope of Cup-a-Soup or Souptime into a cup, added boiling water, stirred, and you had a serving of hot soup. Here’s a look back!
Meatloaf retro recipes: Here are three tasty ways to make the most of meatloaf. All it takes is a little imagination, and the special flavors you get only from Lipton recipe & soup mixes.
This is perhaps the most popular recipe ever originated in the Hunt’s kitchens! The reason? Juicy hamburger . . . melted cheese blended with the delicious flavor of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce.
Ranch salad dressing and your favorite brand of tuna — they bring out the best in each other, like in this 6-layer tuna salad vintage recipe.
Here is a Hungarian-inspired chicken paprika recipe, simplified by using tomato soup for the base. Serve it with noodles and alongside a green salad.
Need a fast dinner? Besides being a “quickie” – just fifteen minutes cooking time – this 15-minute meatloaf recipe is truly delicious with its savory tomato gravy!
Get retro Thanksgiving recipes for turkey fondue with horseradish sauce; winter garden salad; caramel rum pumpkin cake; ham supreme in crépes; two-tone tower salad and ported raspberry pie.
This retro holiday spinach rice recipe makes 12 servings of a delicious and festive-looking side dish, which includes spinach, cheese and green onions – plus sliced almonds for crunch.
Here are two recipes for a stove top meatloaf dinner – it’s so easy to make, it doesn’t even need to be cooked in the oven.
What can you make with Spam? According to these retro Spam recipes – what *can’t* you make with it?! Check out these easy vintage how-tos here.
Back when cheap Halloween party decor was a distant dream, people had to make their Halloween decorations the old-fashioned way: by getting creative. Ghoul School 1919 is now in session!
How did people celebrate the spookiest holiday many generations ago? Look here for some very vintage – but hauntingly creative – old-school Halloween party table decor ideas & menus!
Try these tasty salads, sandwiches and more, all starring California avocados! These 10 easy avocado recipes some to you from the ’70s & ’80s.
If you’re in the mood for a savory old-fashioned dinner, here’s a delicious way to make onion meatloaf with soup mix, vintage ’60s-style.
This 1960s version of the French dish Chicken à l’orange is made easy enough for a weeknight dinner, thanks to ingredients like cornflake crumbs and orange juice.
Want to go on the Santa Fe Express? Mexican-style stewed tomatoes are the quickest way to add a rich, zesty flavor to this Southwestern recipe for Ranchero rollups.
This vibrant pasta gardena sauce gets a boost from fresh tomatoes and a bit of vinegar, and makes a delicious dinner when served over your favorite kind of pasta.
These breaded pork chops are marinated before bring lightly coated in breadcrumbs, then pan fried for an easy dinner dish.
Need an easy dinner that’s a little bit different? Try Tangy chicken with tomatoes & herbs — a deliciously kicky pasta sauce on top of your favorite pasta.
Try this easy turkey chili recipe from the ’90s. It’s simple. It’s quick. And so tasty the dinner table will need every chair you can find.
This hot dog crown casserole from 1965 uses hot dogs split lengthwise, and strategically placed in a circle around a creamy potato/green bean dish.
This ’50s recipe for macaroni pie makes a casserole full of cooked pasta in a red spaghetti sauce, tucked into a pastry crust.
This recipe for chicken Brunswick stew, made with stew seasoning mix, won a French’s recipe award for turning ordinary chicken into a really special dish.
This Mexican-meets-Italian Tostado pizza recipe won the $500 second prize in the Better Homes & Gardens Budget Recipe Contest in 1974.
Try the Bisquick dish with an elegant air: Tuna ring! It’s a baked biscuit-like ring that’s served with a cheesy tuna sauce in the center.
This Burger Bundles casserole features big meatballs stuffed with herb-seasoned stuffing mix, then baked in a mushroom soup sauce.
Here is a delicious vintage recipe for a basic beef pot roast — and you know it will be good, because it’s how James Beard would have prepared it back in the ’60s!
In 1985, country music star Loretta Lynn shared this recipe for herb batter fried chicken, which she said was ‘crisp as a country morning.’
These little tamale pies are single-serving meals that have sliced tamales baked into a spiced corn batter. Get the recipe from the ’50s here!
Here’s a retro ’80s recipe for a lattice-top chicken bake — a cheesy chicken casserole with golden biscuits baked right on the top.
This quick taco bake recipe from the ’90s is easy to prepare, using Bisquick as its base. It needs to be in the oven just 35 minutes before it’s ready to serve.
Full of veggies, Gilbert’s garden pasta sauce recipe came from a fireman named Gilbert, by way of Hunt’s tomato sauce, back in the ’80s.
This is macaroni and cheese pizza! It’s a scrumptious new version of pizza with a crust made from Kraft macaroni and cheese. Easy to make. Economical, too.
Serve your Caribbean coconut chicken with cornbread or French bread, pear-lettuce salad, and a full, dry white table wine.
This delicious orange pork tenderloin dinner is easy to make, and gets a wonderful brightness from citrus and a touch of cayenne.
Wholesome, full-flavored dinners like this Chicken macaroni casserole come easy with Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, chunk chicken, and pasta.
Homemade meatballs, spaghetti and a rich red sauce make this delicious pasta dinner: Vera’s favorite Spaghetti Romano recipe from the ’80s.
Scroll down and take a stroll into the iconic orange-roofed ice cream restaurants – vintage Howard Johnson’s – that were so popular in the fifties & sixties.
This vintage ’70s potato-cheese frosted meatloaf idea is covered with mashed potatoes, then topped with a little cheese, for three tastes in one!
In this superb macaroni loaf, the flavor of cheese, piquant snips of pimiento, green pepper and onion all add vigor and zest to a simple everyday dish.
Bake the recipe that won $40,000! This Italian zucchini crescent pie won America’s Bake-Off Contest, and it’ll win with your family, too.
Fresh lettuce and tomatoes top this savory cheesy bacon, lettuce & tomato Impossible Pie, based on a classic recipe from the ’80s.
Cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg make a crisp coating for lamb, beef or pork in this apple & spice roast recipe from the ’70s.
This recipe for savory crescent chicken squares was a winner at the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest in the ’70s because it was tasty and so easy to make.
Check out this retro recipe for an easy dinner casserole: a beef ’n potato bake that’s topped with crunchy French fried onions.
Here’s a winning recipe with western flair: Chili manicotti. Start with a popular Italian dish, and add a spicy Mexican influence for this delicious dinner.
A super simple must-try retro ’60s recipe: chicken crunch! Soup ‘n stuffing make chicken a taste treat. See how easy it is to make it here!
Savory ground beef meatloaf and canned liver spread retain the characteristic flavor, but not the expense, of the classic ingredients of Beef Wellington.
Texas Two-Step Chicken Picante. It’s easy as one, two, and is a lip-smackin’ new way to do chicken your whole gang’ll eat up.
Great American cook Anthony Gaglione shares a prize family secret with this: Anthony’s mouthwatering meatball recipe!