National TV Dinner Day | September 10
Sun Sep 10th

National Tv Dinner Day

The first Swanson TV Dinner consisted of a Thanksgiving meal of turkey, cornbread dressing, peas, and sweet potatoes. Swansons made the aluminum tray from scratch. They also divided each food item into individual compartments. The cook cooked the dinner in the oven at home. The cooking time was usually 25 minutes. Almost all frozen food trays can be cooked in the microwave or a conventional oven today.

They priced TV dinners at 98 cents when Swanson's first sold TV dinners. Production estimates reached 5,000 dinners in the first year. Swanson far exceeded that number, to their surprise. They sold more than ten million of them in the first year.

Tv dinner facts

  • Swanson introduced desserts to a new four-compartment tray in 1960
  • Night Hawk steak houses in Austin, Texas, operated from 1939 to 1994, the Night Hawk brand descended on the Night Hawk steak houses. The original diners were open all night, catering to the late-night crowd. In 1964, the restaurants served the first frozen Night Hawk TV dinner
  • 1969 – The first TV breakfasts were sold in the United States. Great Starts Breakfasts and breakfast sandwiches will be served later
  • Swanson sells the first Hungry-Man dinners in 1973. The meals were made up of larger portions of its standard dinner items
  • Microwave-oven safe trays debut on the market in 1986
  • The original Swanson TV Dinner tray was inducted into the Museum of American History by the Smithsonian Institute in 1986

Since the first TV Dinner was broadcast, a lot has changed. They also remain a popular option for a quick and convenient meal that is fun to eat in front of the television!

How to plan national television dinner day on national television dinner day

Make a TV dinner, pop it in the microwave or oven, and enjoy! To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalTVDinnerDay.

History of national television dinner day has influenced national tv dinner day

We were unable to determine the source of this food holiday, but we continue to investigate the source.

Tv dinners FAQ

Q. Is there shelf-stable TV dinners?

A. Yes. Yes. Shelf-stable TV dinners do not need refrigeration, and shelf-stable TV dinners do not need refrigeration. You can heat them in a microwave, an oven, or even at room temperature.

Is TV dinners a healthy option? Q. Is it a healthy option?

A. Although most TV dinners are portion-controlled, they do contain significant amounts of fat, sodium, and calories. However, you can still choose lighter TV dinners that are lower in fat and calories. To find TV dinners lower in sodium, you'll need to check the package label or search for those labeled "low sodium."