Massive List of Must-Have Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Items
By Cooking Panda
We’ve all seen what cranberry sauce looks like from a can, and it’s not really the peak of appetizing. We’d definitely take a beautiful, decorative jar over the can any day. “Canadian cranberries boiled in small batches with cane sugar, then blended—fruit & skins included for texture. Bold, tart & sweet flavor.” It’s only $1.99!
If you prefer fresh cranberry sauce, TJ’s has you covered on that, too. “North American, whole cranberries boiled in water and sugar. Simple & fresh.” This one must be kept refrigerated, though. Each 16-ounce tub of Fresh Cranberry Sauce is $3.49.
A delicious alternative to that powdered gravy that comes in a packet! This rich and creamy topping just needs to be warmed up. Reviewers online say this gravy has a strong herby flavor and is very creamy!
The “Turkey & Stuffing En Croute” is the ultimate Thanksgiving entrée. “Flavorful turkey tenderloin and sweet cornbread stuffing are hand rolled into flaky, buttery puff pastry. A sprinkling of herbes de Provence on top of the pastry adds an elegant touch.” This one takes all the pressure off the main dish so you can work on whipping up some magical sides!
We all need to keep a good puff pastry in our freezer, especially during pie season. You never know when an emergency pie situation will show itself, people. The TJ’s Puff Pastry has a rich and buttery flavor that you’re going to love!
The Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar is a fantastic smaller dessert if you don’t feel like going all out or don’t have a ton of people to entertain.It features a gooey and tender combination of brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate, and butter, and it is generously strewn with pecans! We think this would be amazing with ice cream.
It can be difficult to get the full Thanksgiving experience for two without over-cooking or over-spending. This makes it much easier to have just the right amount of food. This 2.5-pound fully cooked breast (weight varies slightly from package to package) has a 40-minute heat time, so it’s an oven space & time saver.
The golden, crispy-crunchy Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces are hands down, the best part of green bean casserole, and the hardest part to get perfect. These ready-to-eat Fried Onions from TJ’s take all the work out of it. They’re vegan, too! “The Dutch yellow onions are breaded with wheat flour and crisped in vegetable oils to create an ideal vegan topping for that classic green bean dish!”
A great alternative if you’re not up for cooking a full turkey, or just want turkey served a little differently this year! It only takes 20 minutes to heat up. “Made with tender white-meat turkey, seasoned cornbread stuffing, chopped root vegetables, and a creamy turkey gravy sauce, TJ’s Turkey Pot Pie is topped with an oh-so-flaky, buttery puff pastry crust that complements every other ingredient.”
Trader Joe’s Herbes de Provence contains all of the most recognizable and beloved Thanksgiving spices in one jar!
If you love Herbes de Provence, then you’ve gotta try this high-quality olive oil!! Trader Joe’s Herbes de Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil begins features high quality EVOO from France’s Provençal region, blended with the dried herbs typically found in the seasoning blend: rosemary, thyme, basil, marjoram, savory, and oregano. They also included bay leaf in this blend!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a great, quick option if you want to have an alternative side to the traditional, expected, regular russet mashed potatoes! These are easy to make in the microwave, and you can heat up the entire bag in under 8 minutes!
Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix is here for anyone with gluten intolerance! Trader Joe’s is king of delicious gluten free options, so it makes sense they’d roll out a GF cornbread! “All you need is 1 egg, ½ cup oil, and ¾ cup milk. Bake it in a 375ºF oven for 20-25 minutes and you’ll get a Cornbread with a classic moist and grainy texture, and a buttery, sweet, corn flavor.”
One less thing you need to throw together if you’re running short on time! You can’t go wrong with cornbread stuffing. This one features herbs like oregano and sage! It’s made with lightly toasted white bread mixed with cornbread croutons, and is $3.99 for each 12.4-ounce box.
A delicious savory stuffed option for the vegetarians & vegans out there, but we think anybody would love this roast! Featuring cranberry-studded wild rice stuffing wrapped in seasoned soy protein & ancient grains flour, it’s the perfect meatless stuffed roast!
We think this Creamy Roasted Cauliflower & Onion Dip would make a perfect appetizer to tide people over without filling them up before dinner’s ready!
TJ’s Pastry Bites With Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onions is another excellent appetizer that would look gorgeous on a charcuterie board with some cheese and taste fantastic with a good glass of wine.