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15 Easy Recipes to Try if You Shop at Trader Joe’s

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Trader Joe’s is a great place to head when you are looking for some super simple recipes to throw together! From breakfast to dinner, Trader Joe’s has you covered with some tasty options to make your life easier, that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

1. Breakfast Board

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The Trader Joe’s breakfast board is super easy to put together and there is something on the board for everyone to enjoy for breakfast. Bacon, pancakes, sausage, croissants, and fruit are just a few of the items that you might choose to include on your breakfast board. 

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2. Trader Joe’s Two-Minute Lunch

Ingredients to make Trader Joe's lunch
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No time to waste on prepping lunches this week? That’s why you are going to LOVE these two minute lunches. Simply portion out your cheese, meat, veggies, and snacks and lunch is done! Sweet, simple, and delicious! 

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3. Ground Turkey Meal Prep Bowl

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This is a perfect, quick and easy lunch with just four ingredients and it will keep you full until dinner. Ground turkey, peanut sauce, broccolini and quinoa are all you need to make this delicious and healthy lunch. 

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4. Trader Joe’s Chicken Shawarma Hummus Bowls

Hummus bowl with chicken and pita chips.
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If you find yourself with a package of chicken shawarma, this is just the meal you need! With a few more simple ingredients, we’ll turn this into a delicious and nutritous meal – shawarma chicken hummus bowls.

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5. Trader Joe’s Tikka Masala 

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This easy recipe made with Trader Joe’s steamed lentils means that you can have lunch on the table in minutes. You will also need some Trader Joe’s Simmer Tikka Masala sauce, and some riced cauliflower. You are going to love this flavorful meal! 

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6. Pollo Asado Quinoa Bowls

Trader Joe's pollo asado quinoa bowl
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If you are looking for a sweet, savory, and spicy dish that you can meal prep ahead of time then this just might be the recipe for you. You can have it on the table in just under 15 minutes by using Trader Joe’s frozen quinoa and pre-marinated pollo Asado. 

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7. Farro Grain Bowl

Trader Joe's farro grain bowl with pesto sauce
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This lunch is another one that’s perfect for meal prep and busy days. Grab your Trader Joe’s farro and their kale pesto and you are just about there. Now all you need is some cauliflower florets, roasted grape tomatoes and tahini and this meal is ready to go. 

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8. Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi

Plate of Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi
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If you are looking for an easy, but tasty dinner then you might like this recipe for Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. You can pair it with your favorite meats, sauces and vegetables for a versatile meal that the whole family is sure to enjoy. 

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9. Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg roll in a bowl topped with sesame seeds
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This is a tasty meal that you can have on the table in just a few minutes thanks to some Trader Joe’s products like shredded coleslaw and Goyza dipping sauce. Brown some ground pork and grab any additional ingredients you might like to add and dinner is done! 

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10. Trader Joe’s Italian Meatball Sub

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Meatball subs are a great comfort food meal and you can have them on the table in minutes with the help of Trader Joe’s. Grab a bag of their frozen meatballs, a jar of your favorite pasta sauce, some fresh baked bread, and some sliced cheese and you are good to go. These would also make a great game day meal!

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11. Carne Asada with Pepper & Corn Salad

Plate with trader joe's carne asada
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This is a delicious meal everyone is going to love. Grab a pre-marinated Trader Joe’s carne asada, some fire roasted bell peppers and onions, and some roasted corn. Cook your steak and the pepper and corn salad at the same time. Dinner will be ready in just a matter of minutes! 

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12. Classic Southern Dinner

easy trader joes recipe classic southern meal
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If you are in need of a comfort food dinner, but simply don’t have time to cook then Trader Joe’s has got you covered. Shredded BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, and shredded collard greens that you can steam or saute mean that you can have a hot Southern style meal on the table in minutes. 

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13. Penne Peperonata with Sausage and Spinach

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This is a delicious Italian dinner that you can have on the table in minutes. Frozen pasta, fresh spinach and Italian sausage make this a meal to remember. Your family is going to love this fresh, tasty dinner. 

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14. Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole is a twist on the old favorite! It's easy and so satisfying. Click here for recipe. #chickendinner #casserole #healthycasserole #healthydinner
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Chicken, broccoli florets, quinoa, and a creamy sauce all baked together in a delicious casserole. What’s not to love? This filling and delicious meal is kid-approved and the leftovers are especially tasty the next day too! 

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15. Air Fryer Orange Chicken

Two bowls of Trader Joe's mandarin orange chicken with rice bowls and broccoli
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Craving a quick and easy takeout meal, but trying to avoid eating out? Then this air fryer orange chicken recipe might be just what you’re looking for. Sweet and savory orange chicken pieces crisped to perfection in the air fryer, served over rice, with a side of broccoli florets, and you have a well-rounded meal the whole family will love! 

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