Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to enjoy delicious food and create memories. If you’re planning on hosting a Thanksgiving dinner this year, you might be wondering what to serve your guests. Luckily, Trader Joe’s has a variety of products that are perfect for the occasion. Here are some of the best Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving products that you should consider adding to your menu.
What Thanksgiving products are currently available at Trader Joe’s?
Thanksgiving items start arriving on the shelves at Trader Joe’s around the second week of October.
Already spotted in stores across the country are the following items:
- Turkey Flavored Gravy
- Portobello Mushroom Gravy
- Cornbread Stuffing Mix
- Gluten Free Stuffing Mix
- Cranberry Sauce
- Harvest Apple Salad Kit
- French Fried Onions
- Everything But the Leftovers Seasoning
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
What are the Best Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving products?
First on the list is the Turkey & Stuffing en Croute. This is a delicious dish that combines turkey and stuffing in a flaky pastry crust. It’s the perfect main dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s easy to prepare. Simply bake it in the oven, and you’ll have a delicious and impressive dish that your guests will love. However, this item was missing from stores in 2022 but fans are hoping to see its return this year.
Next up is the Cornbread Stuffing Mix. This mix makes it easy to prepare a classic Thanksgiving side dish. All you need to do is add some broth and butter, and you’ll have a delicious and flavorful stuffing that will complement any main dish.
The Gluten Free Stuffing Mix is very popular for those with dietary restrictions. It’s seasoned with traditional poultry spices along with other familiar flavors, like chicken broth, onion, celery, garlic, and mushrooms. The difference is the Gluten Free mix is made with croutons made from non-wheat flours, like, rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato flour.
Everyone raves about the Trader Joe’s Gourmet Friend Onion Pieces and have begged the grocer to stock this item all year long. However, these French fried onions are only seasonal. So whip up that green bean casserole and grab a can – or two – of these crunchy onions when you see them.
Prepared Side Dishes for Thanksgiving
A few years ago I made a very small Thanksgiving dinner with everything from Trader Joe’s. A lot of it was from the prepared section of the store, including a Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Breast Fully Cooked which was a fine replacement to making a whole turkey.
Here are some other easy-to-make dishes that are tasty for Thanksgiving.
- Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice – this is a frozen item and while fried rice isn’t usually on our menu, I gotta say, this sounds delicious.
- Scallopini Potatoes – these are a brand new item for 2023 and can be found in the frozen food section. Cheese potatoes, what else do you need to know?
- Four Cheese Scalloped Potatoes – can’t get enough scalloped potatoes? This prepared dish is back by popular demand and can be made in the microwave or oven.
- Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage – this frozen item is so delicious and available all year long. Try this recipe from thekitchn!
Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Desserts
- Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar
- Turkey Cookie Kit
- Teeny Tiny Apple Pies
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin or Almond Kringle
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