Amy’s Vegan Cheeze Meals go Green with Plant-Based Packaging

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My how time flies. I still remember reviewing Amy’s Baked Ziti nearly fifteen years ago. A frozen entree with dairy-free cheese was a big deal then. Today, it’s a much more common luxury. Amy’s Vegan Cheeze Meals now come in nine varieties, and they have new easy-to-recognize green packaging.

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: All Dairy-Free Cheese Alternative Entrees

Amy’s Vegan Cheeze Meals go Green with Plant-Based Packaging

Amy’s is a vegetarian and egg-free company, but they do use dairy in quite a few of their frozen entrees. The new packaging makes it easy to spot the dairy-free options, and hopefully prevents anyone from confusing the Cheeze Bake with the Cheddar Bake!

Amy’s Vegan Cheeze Meals include all types of Italian and Mexican frozen entrees, from ravioli to lasagna, enchiladas to casseroles. If you’ve tried any of them, go ahead and leave your own rating and review below!

Vegan Broccoli & Cheeze Bake

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Broccoli and Cheeze BakeIngredients: rice pasta (organic rice flour, filtered water, organic potato starch, rice starch, organic soy flour), filtered water, organic broccoli, vegan cheddar-style cheeze (filtered water, tapioca starch, expeller pressed high oleic safflower oil, coconut oil, inactive yeast, pea protein, salt, vegan natural flavors, xanthan gum, citric acid, yeast extract, annatto [color]), organic vegan mozzarella-style cheeze (filtered water, organic potato starch, organic coconut oil, sea salt, organic ground sunflower kernels, natural flavoring, organic fruit and vegetable concentrate [organic carrot, organic pumpkin and organic apple]), organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic rice flour, organic sweet rice flour, organic tapioca starch, organic potatoes, organic extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, organic agave syrup, nutritional yeast, mustard powder, yeast, organic potato flour, organic rice bran extract. Contains: soy.*

Nutrition (per bowl): 450 calories, 22g fat, 55g carbs, 5g fiber, 3g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 9g protein.*

Vegan Chili Mac & Cheeze

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Chili Mac and CheezeIngredients: filtered water, organic rice pasta (organic rice flour, filtered water), vegan cheddar-style cheeze (filtered water, tapioca starch, expeller pressed high oleic safflower oil, coconut oil, inactive yeast, pea protein, salt, vegan natural flavors, xanthan gum, citric acid, yeast extract, annatto [color]), organic red beans, organic onions, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic sweet rice flour, organic green chiles, spices, sea salt, organic garlic, organic tomato purée, organic ketchup (organic tomato concentrate, organic distilled vinegar, organic cane sugar, sea salt, organic onion powder, organic spice, natural flavor), organic jalapeño peppers, nutritional yeast, mustard powder, organic smoked paprika. Contains: soy.*

Nutrition (per bowl): 410 calories, 19g fat, 50g carbs, 5g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein.*

Vegan Mexican Casserole with Cheeze

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Mexican Casserole with CheezeIngredients: filtered water, organic corn, organic corn masa (organic stone ground corn flour, trace of lime), organic black beans, organic vegan mozzarella-style cheeze (filtered water, organic potato starch, organic coconut oil, sea salt, organic ground sunflower kernels, natural flavoring, organic fruit and vegetable concentrate [organic carrot, organic pumpkin and organic apple]), olives, organic tomato purée, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic sweet rice flour, organic onions, spices, sea salt, organic garlic, organic cilantro.*

Nutrition (per container): 360 calories, 14g fat, 51g carbs, 6g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 8g protein.*

Vegan Tortilla Casserole with Cheeze

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Tortilla Casserole with CheezeIngredients: filtered water, organic tomato purée, tortilla chips (organic stoneground corn, high oleic safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, water, sea salt, trace of lime), organic onions, organic black beans, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), vegan cheddar-style cheeze (filtered water, tapioca starch, expeller pressed high oleic safflower oil, coconut oil, inactive yeast, pea protein, salt, vegan natural flavors, xanthan gum, citric acid, yeast extract, annatto [color]), jalapeño peppers, organic mushrooms, organic vegan mozzarella-style cheeze (filtered water, organic potato starch, organic coconut oil, sea salt, organic ground sunflower kernels, natural flavoring, organic fruit and vegetable concentrate [organic carrot, organic pumpkin and organic apple]), organic carrots, organic cilantro, organic garlic, organic lime juice, sea salt, organic extra virgin olive oil, spices. Contains: soy.*

Nutrition (per container): 380 calories, 15g fat, 49g carbs, 7g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 13g protein.*

Vegan Spinach and Cheeze Ravioli

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Spinach and Cheeze RavioliIngredients: vegan spinach ravioli (filtered water, organic unbleached durum wheat semolina flour, organic unbleached wheat flour, organic vegan ricotta-style cheeze [organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), filtered water, organic coconut milk (organic coconut, water), organic tapioca syrup, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic nutritional yeast, organic lemon juice, sea salt], organic spinach, organic onions, organic extra virgin olive oil, nutritional yeast, sea salt, spices, black pepper), organic tomato purée, filtered water, organic onions, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic basil, sea salt, organic garlic, organic cane sugar, black pepper. Contains: wheat, soy, and coconut.*

Nutrition (per bowl): 360 calories, 9g fat, 56g carbs, 4g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 13g protein.*

Vegan Baked Ziti with Cheeze

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Baked Ziti with CheezeIngredients: organic rice pasta (organic rice flour, filtered water), organic tomato purée, organic peas, organic onions, filtered water, organic vegan ricotta-style cheeze (organic tofu [filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride], filtered water, organic coconut milk [organic coconut, water], organic tapioca syrup, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic nutritional yeast, organic lemon juice, sea salt), organic vegan mozzarella-style cheeze (filtered water, organic potato starch, organic coconut oil, sea salt, organic ground sunflower kernels, natural flavoring, organic fruit and vegetable concentrate {organic carrot, organic pumpkin and organic apple}), organic extra virgin olive oil, organic garlic, organic basil, sea salt, black pepper, organic cane sugar. Contains: soy and coconut.*

Nutrition (per container): 380 calories, 13g fat, 54g carbs, 4g fiber, 7g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 11g protein.*

Vegan Rice Mac & Cheeze

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Gluten-Free Rice Mac and CheezeIngredients: organic rice pasta (organic rice flour, filtered water), filtered water, vegan cheddar- style cheeze (filtered water, tapioca starch, expeller pressed high oleic safflower oil, coconut oil, inactive yeast,  pea protein, salt, vegan natural flavors, xanthan gum, citric acid, yeast extract, annatto [color]), organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic sweet rice flour, sea salt, nutritional yeast, mustard powder.*

Nutrition (per container): 430 calories, 20g fat, 55g carbs, 3g fiber, 70g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 7g protein.*

Vegan Black Bean & Cheeze Enchilada

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Black Beand and Cheeze EnchiladasIngredients: filtered water, organic corn tortillas (organic white corn, water, trace of lime), organic zucchini, organic tomato purée, organic vegan mozzarella-style cheeze (filtered water, organic potato starch, organic coconut oil, sea salt, organic ground sunflower kernels, natural flavoring, organic fruit and vegetable concentrate [organic carrot, organic pumpkin and organic apple]), organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), organic black beans, organic corn, organic onions, organic sweet rice flour, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic bell peppers, spices, organic tapioca starch, sea salt, olives, organic garlic, organic green chiles. Contains: soy.*

Nutrition (per container): 350 calories, 15g fat, 45g carbs, 6g fiber, 3g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 9g protein.*

Vegan GF Vegetable Lasagna

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Gluten-Free Vegetable LasagnaIngredients: organic rice pasta (organic rice flour, filtered water), organic tomato purée, organic zucchini, filtered water, organic onions, organic spinach, organic vegan mozzarella-style cheeze (filtered water, organic potato starch, organic coconut oil, sea salt, organic ground sunflower kernels, natural flavoring, organic fruit and vegetable concentrate [organic carrot, organic pumpkin and organic apple]), organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), extra virgin olive oil, organic carrots, organic basil, sea salt, organic garlic, black pepper, spices. Contains: soy.*

Nutrition (per container): 330 calories, 13g fat, 44g carbs, 3g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 8g protein.*

More Allergen Notes

We’ve found Amy’s to be very friendly toward allergic consumers, but they do state the following regarding allergens in their facility.

At Amy’s we take every precaution to ensure that cross-contamination of ingredients does not occur in our production facility, but we want you to know that this product was produced in a plant that processes foods containing wheat, milk, soy, tree nuts and seeds. Amy’s Kitchen does not use any peanuts, fish, shellfish or eggs.

Amy's Vegan Cheeze Meals Reviews and Information (plant-based, dairy-free, organic frozen entrees). Pictured: Vegan Mexican Casserole with Cheeze

More Facts on Amy’s Vegan Cheeze Meals

Price: $4.29 per entree

Availability: Amy’s Vegan Cheeze Meals are sold in the freezer section of most major grocers and natural food stores in the U.S. Select varieties are also available in Canada.

Certifications: Amy’s Vegan Cheeze Meals are Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, and Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amy’s Vegan Cheeze Meals are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Most varieties are also gluten-free, and some are soy-free.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Amy’s Kitchen website at www.amys.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.

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The tomato base had just a hint of warm black pepper like spice (the type that I loved as a kid), but the real surprise came in the form of soy ricotta. Within the bright red sauce lurked a fabulous soy based “ricotta cheese.” It was sensational! “Was” being the operative word. We plowed through those bowls quickly. Even my husband began scraping the sides of his empty bowl for every last bit of sauce. As he licked the bowl clean, he mumbled, “I think it was the ricotta, mmm, really good.” The sparse mozza topping was just okay, but the sauce and ricotta were a big win.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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