- Microwave - Remove sleeve. Vent film. Microwave for 2-3 minutes in 1000 watt microwave. Stir the meal (if applicable). Heat in 30-second increments until desired temperature is reached.
- Stove-top - Transfer to skillet, heat on low for 5-10 minutes. Add water if necessary and cover. Stir occasionally.
- Oven - Transfer to oven-safe pan. Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes.
Meals should be heated to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pro Tips from The Experts:
Pro Tip #1: Drain excess water. If the meal doesn't have an absorbent carbohydrate (such as rice), there may be excess water in the container after heating. After heating, just tilt the container over the sink and dump out the excess water.
Pro Tip #2: "Slack out" the meals. If you are planning to eat a meal within 48 hours, store it in the refrigerator. Thawing the meal out a little will allow for a more consistent cook with less microwave time!
Pro Tip #3: "Pop" the meal out of the plastic. If you have an aversion to putting the plastic in the microwave (which is perfectly safe), you can usually twist the frozen meal and the food will pop right out of the plastic and you can transfer to another dish before microwaving.