When Was the TV Dinner Invented and What Was In the First TV Dinner Made by Swanson?

In January 1952, in Omaha, Nebraska, the first TV dinner in history rolled off the Swanson Company’s assembly line in a segmented aluminum tray shaped like a TV screen.

It contained turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy, buttered peas, and sweet potatoes in orange and butter sauce, and retailed for 98 cents.

TV dinners, also known as frozen dinners, come in individual packages, require very little preparation and contain all you need for a single-serving meal.

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