Don't Even Think About Leaving Publix Without Stocking Up On These Frozen Foods

Add these go-to-grocery finds to your buggy—you won’t be sorry you did.

Cooking an elaborate multi-course dinner can be relaxing and invigorating. Baking can be blissful. But sometimes, an easy, fast, and delicious meal means taking an item out of the freezer and popping it in the oven or the microwave. At Publix, the frozen food section is packed with attractive options that will make the home cook and their loved ones perfectly happy. Here are some outstanding frozen hits to seek out.

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Jamaican Style Patty Spicy Beef Turnovers

A treat for unexpected guests

Delicious when homemade, turnovers can be time-consuming. These satisfying patties, filled with flavorful beef, can be ready in just two minutes—stock up on a few boxes to throw a last-minute turnover party with sauces and dips.

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Amy's Margherita Pizza

A quick and tasty family dinner

This light and satisfying frozen pizza is the perfect canvas for a weeknight dinner; nothing but classic marinara, basil, and mozzarella. Dress it up with mushrooms, olives, and your favorite cheeses, and serve alongside a fresh salad.

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Plantános Maduros Ripe Plantains

An impressive, low-stress side

Soft, addictive and barely sweet, plantains are impossible to say no to. Bake them in the oven and pair with pork or chicken to make a cozy, bright meal.

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TGI Fridays Loaded Cheddar and Bacon Potato Skins

A crowd-pleasing appetizer

Bacon, cheese, and potatoes? Sold. While creating this appetizer from scratch may be a weekend project, this restaurant-worthy pack heats up in the oven and is ready to serve crispy, oozing goodness in no time.

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Base Culture Sweet Banana Bread

A dessert that stands the test of time

Base Culture's cheerful banana bread might be gluten free and dairy free, but it still feels indulgent. Warm it up in the oven and serve with vanilla ice cream and you have a delicious dessert, minus the messy kitchen.

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Sister Schuberts Rolls

The Southern breadbasket staple

Though fans were upset over the iconic Southern brand removing its beloved sausage rolls from their lineup, we're still loyal to Sister Schuberts' classic Parker House-Style Rolls. Still craving the sausage rolls at breakfast? Try the new Sausage Pinwheels on for size.

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Rays New York Bagels Bialys

A weekend brunch essential

Though one Southern Living editor admitted these Rays New York Bagels aren't Southern, she's "obsessed" with them. The company explains "Bialy" as having "the flavor of a bagel" with "the texture of an English muffin." Sounds good to us!

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Publix Premium Ice Cream

The unexpected crowd pleaser

Even when stacked up against boutique brands, Publix's chocolate ice cream won the top spot in a Southern Living editor taste test. Testers noted that the ice cream is "very chocolatey and rich," with a fluffy, spoon-worthy consistency.

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Callie's Hot Little Biscuits

The Southern cook's shortcut

Southerners don't play when it comes to biscuits, which is why busy cooks are so lucky to find Callie's biscuits in the freezer section at Publix. A Charleston-based brand that's been serving up tender, buttery biscuits for more than 15 years, you can trust that Callie's frozen buttermilk biscuits will even impress Mama.

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Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pies

A Southern Mama's secret weapon

"When we were younger, I'd beg my mom to pick up Marie Callender's Pot Pie. Occasionally, she'd give in," says one Southern Living editor. "They're not as good as my mom's, but they're good enough in a pinch."

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For more grocery store inspiration, check out our favorite healthy frozen foods. And, if you're the type who likes to stock your freezer with homemade goodness ready to pull out at a moment's notice, check out our easy freezer recipes that reheat beautifully.

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