Happy Thanksgiving

Best Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving

Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving

1. Thanksgiving Pie Chocolate Truffles

Thanksgiving Pie Chocolate Truffles
Hannah Loewentheil

Now that’s my kinda pie.

2. Cornbread Stuffing Mix

Cornbread Stuffing Mix
Hannah Loewentheil

Spice up this stuffing with sausage, Holiday vegetable hash, some fresh herbs, and/or a drizzle of Turkey gravy.

3. Holiday Vegetable Hash

Holiday Vegetable Hash
Hannah Loewentheil

Add these diced autumn veggies to your butternut squash soup, your stuffing, or add them to your day-after-Thanksgiving frittata.

4. Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Hannah Loewentheil

Forget about all the mashing and let Trader Joe’s do the work with this heat-and-serve side dish.

5. Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese

Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese
Hannah Loewentheil

Sure, this mac ‘n’ cheese with a kick can be found in frozen aisles all year long, but it also makes for a delightful Turkey side dish.

6. Gingerbread Turkey Trot Cookie Decorating Kit

Gingerbread Turkey Trot Cookie Decorating Kit
Hannah Loewentheil

Keep the kids entertained while the adults get boozy.

7. Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms
Hannah Loewentheil

You won’t regret topping these mini apple pies with big scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.

8. Nuts About Rosemary Mix

Nuts About Rosemary Mix
Hannah Loewentheil

The perfect snack for your guests to munch on while they wait for the Thanksgiving feast.

9. 12 Cranberry Orange Bars

12 Cranberry Orange Bars
Hannah Loewentheil

Nobody needs to know these came from a box in the frozen aisle 🤫🤫🤫.

10. Squash Galore

Squash! Squash! And More Squash!
Hannah Loewentheil

Acorn! Butternut! Delicata! The gang’s all here.

11. Sparkling Cranberry Ginger Beverage

Sparkling Cranberry Ginger Beverage
Hannah Loewentheil

Just add vodka…or don’t.

12. Fried Onion Pieces

Fried Onion Pieces
Hannah Loewentheil

While these fried onions are an obvious garnish for your green bean casserole, there really isn’t a side dish that doesn’t benefit from these crispy, savory bites of deliciousness.

13. Turkey Flavored Gravy

Turkey Flavored Gravy
Hannah Loewentheil

If you’re going to go with a store bought gravy, this one is a good bet.

14. Roasted Cauliflower and Orzo With Four Cheeses

Roasted Cauliflower and Orzo With Four Cheeses
Hannah Loewentheil

This ready-to-eat veggie-packed pasta dish is new to shelves this year, and it’s looking very promising. Anything topped with four melty cheeses is a win in my book.

15. Four Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Four Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
Hannah Loewentheil

This fan-favorite dish truly needs no introduction.

16. Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce
Hannah Loewentheil

Many things in life are best homemade, but there’s nothing quite like shelf-stable cranberry sauce.

17. Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix
Hannah Loewentheil

Maybe the dopest store-bought cookie mix in the history of Trader Joe’s cookie mixes.

18. Cornbread Mix

Cornbread Mix
Hannah Loewentheil

Make it for Thanksgiving dinner and all winter long paired with a big bowl of chili.

19. Organic Pumpkin

Organic Pumpkin
Hannah Loewentheil

Not the sexiest item on shelves, but one that will certainly come in handy.

20. Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque

Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque
Hannah Loewentheil

Trader Joe’s pre-made soups have the tendency to taste more homemade than most.

21. Herbs de Provence

Herbs de Provence
Hannah Loewentheil

Add this fragrant and potent blend of herbs to your Thanksgiving turkey or roasted veggies to take them to the next level.

22. Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Pecans

Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Pecans
Hannah Loewentheil

For those who like their sweet potatoes a ‘lil bit sweet.

23. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie
Hannah Loewentheil

Is it as good as the made-from-scratch version? Nah. Is it good enough and a total time-saver? You bet.

24. Turkey Harvest Salad

Turkey Harvest Salad
Hannah Loewentheil

While this might look a bit lame on your holiday table, it’s an excellent lunch to get you into the Turkey day groove.

25. Cornbread Stuffing With Roasted Apples, Cranberries, and Savory Herbs

Cornbread Stuffing With Roasted Apples, Cranberries, and Savory Herbs
Hannah Loewentheil

Stuffing gets a fruity twist thanks to apples and tart dried cranberries.

26. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Bites

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Bites
Hannah Loewentheil

A seasonal take on a frozen favorite, these mac ‘n’ cheese bites are pretty darn addictive.

27. Roasted Potatoes With Pepper & Onion

Roasted Potatoes With Pepper & Onion
Hannah Loewentheil

Make them for Thanksgiving dinner and then again for breakfast, topped with runny fried eggs.

28. Roasted Seasoned Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Seasoned Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan Cheese
Hannah Loewentheil

Fact: Veggies taste better when they’re coated in cheese.

29. Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin

Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin
Hannah Loewentheil

Lots and lots of melty cheese, that is.

30. Condensed Cream of Portabella Mushroom Soup

Condensed Cream of Portabella Mushroom Soup
Hannah Loewentheil

A must-have for any holiday green bean casserole.

31. Scallopini Potatoes

Scallopini Potatoes
Hannah Loewentheil

If your Thanksgiving potatoes are coated in cream and not one but four cheeses, they have no place at the holiday table.

32. Turkey & Stuffing En Croute

Turkey & Stuffing En Croute
Hannah Loewentheil

This is the ultimate lazy Thanksgiving move, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that.

33. Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast With Gravy

Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast With Gravy
Hannah Loewentheil

And of course, let’s not forget about the lazy vegan version.

34. Sparkling Cranberry Flavored Juice Blend

Sparkling Cranberry Flavored Juice Blend
Hannah Loewentheil

Your party punch dreams start right here.

35. Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix

Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix
Hannah Loewentheil

Sure, this might be more Christmas-y than Thanksgiving-ish, but once November hits it’s all fair game.

36. Turkey Stock

Turkey Stock
Hannah Loewentheil

Am I the only one who wish this stayed on shelves all year long?

37. Green Bean Casserole Bites

Green Bean Casserole Bites
Hannah Loewentheil

How do you turn an otherwise boring green vegetable into a crave-worthy party app? Just add fillo dough and fried onions.

38. Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice

Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice
Hannah Loewentheil

Whoever thought of a way to make fried rice appropriate for the Thanksgiving table is, quite simply, a genius.

39. Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies
Hannah Loewentheil

It’s time that we all admit store bought cookies are usually just as delicious as the freshly, home-baked version.

40. Apple Pie With Lattice Crust

Apple Pie With Lattice Crust
Hannah Loewentheil

It’s not the filling but the flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth lattice crust that makes this apple pie a really good buy.

41. Apple Cranberry Tart

Apple Cranberry Tart
Hannah Loewentheil

They’re sweet, zesty, flaky, and oh-so-tasty. Pop them into the microwave for a few seconds before serving so they’re warm and toasty.

42. Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry Orange Relish
Hannah Loewentheil

This cranberry sauce with a zesty hint of citrus is the perfect accompaniment to anything and everything on your plate.

43. Pastry Bites With Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onions

Pastry Bites With Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onions
Hannah Loewentheil

Everything Thanksgiving gathering needs a solid assortment of party apps, and this heat-and-serve snack is a must-buy.

44. Mac and Cheese Bites

Mac and Cheese Bites
Hannah Loewentheil

It’s an OG for a reason.

45. Everything But The Leftovers Seasoning Blend

Everything But The Leftovers Seasoning Blend
Hannah Loewentheil

I’ll be stocking up on a few of these to hold me over ’til next November.

46. Winter Wassail Punch

47. Spiced Pumpkin Goat Cheese

48. Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix

Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix
Hannah Loewentheil

Trader Joe’s knows that gluten-free diners should still experience the glory that is stuffing.

49. Sparkling Pomegranate Punch Beverage

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch Beverage
Hannah Loewentheil

Elevate your Moscow mule.

50. Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Bread With Garlic Herb Butter

Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Bread With Garlic Herb Butter
Hannah Loewentheil

If you’re afraid to roast a turkey like I am, this is a godsend.

51. Brussels Sprouts Stalk

Brussels Sprouts Stalk
Hannah Loewentheil

Talk about an absurdly good bargain. That’s like a million Brussels sprouts for $4.

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