Whether we’re looking for a mid-day bite to tide us over till dinner time or a midnight snack to curb those cravings, frozen food has always been there for us. Just pop them into the oven and microwave and you’re good to go.
But plain ol’ popcorn chicken and frozen prata can get boring fast. To zhng up your favourite snacks, here are 7 easy frozen food recipes from mini sausage puffs to pound cake french toast to try:
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For a sticky, spicy and all-round addictive side or snack, this spicy Korean popcorn chicken ticks all the boxes. Using frozen popcorn chicken saves you time from figuring out the right proportions for making crispy fried chicken. Plus, they’re boneless and bite-sized so there’s not much more you can ask for.
Time taken: 10-15 minutes
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For an easy, lazy puff pastry hack, use frozen prata. It’s more forgiving than trying to make your own, plus it’s cheaper and less fussy than frozen puff pastry. You can make these mini sausage puffs in an oven for larger batches or even an airfryer if you’re making this for 1.
For a sweet alternative: replace the sausage with berries or chocolate.
Time taken: 10-15 minutes
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Reminiscent of churros, these sweet and crunchy cinnamon sugar twists are perfect warm with a scoop of cold ice cream or dipped in melted dark chocolate. This is a fuss-free dessert that will impress both kids and adults.
Time taken: 15-20 minutes
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Essentially mini hash browns wrapped in bacon and cheese – you can’t go wrong with this recipe. Don’t skip the brown sugar on these bacon-wrapped cheesy tater tots, it’ll help caramelise the bacon and take this to the next level.
Time taken: 25-30 minutes
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This chocolate and banana dessert pizza is easily customised to your liking. If you don’t like bananas, switch it for berries and instead of nuts, use granola or even crushed up pretzels. You can also get kids involved and let them create their own pizzas for a fun home activity using frozen food recipes.
Time taken: 15 minutes
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Instead of using dry graham crackers, try switching them out for slices of buttery cake to make these indulgent pound cake s’mores. If two slices of cake is a bit too much, just have it like an open-faced sandwich with the marshmallows and chocolate on top.
Time taken: 10 minutes
Serves: 14 (or however many slices you’d like)
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The beautiful thing about french toast is that not only can you have it for breakfast, you can also have it for dessert. Enjoy this pound cake french toast with berry compote and ice cream for a sweet treat, or with a side of crispy bacon and maple syrup for a savoury-sweet combo.
You can even try this recipe with chocolate, lemon or blueberry pound cakes to mix things up.
Time taken: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 5 (based on 2 slices each)
These under 30-minute frozen food recipes are not only simple but delicious and addictive enough to fool your family into thinking you were slaving away in the kitchen.
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