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15 Easy Trader Joe’s Recipes to Try Before 2024

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One of the reasons Trader Joe’s has such a loyal following is that its shoppers love the vast amount of prepared foods that make throwing together a meal super simple – and delicious! Hit up your closest Trader Joe’s and try a few of these recipes before 2023 is over!

1. Curry Meatballs

easy trader joe's meatballs with currry
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Here we’re leaning on TJ meatballs and cooking them in a flavorful curry sauce, all served over rice and sauteed cabbage. It’s a balanced meal, with tons of flavor, and ready in 20 minutes.

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2. Lobster Ravioli and Sauce

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Wondering what sauce to use on Trader Joe’s lobster ravioli? This lobster ravioli sauce recipe is a simple and subtle sauce that lets the seafood shine.

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3. Ground Turkey Meal Prep Bowl

meal prep with ground turkey
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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. Chicken & Veggie Curry

Easy Trader Joe’s meal ideas for a quick dinner at home: chicken, sweet potatoes, and green beans all cooked together in a flavorful thai curry sauce. 
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This chicken curry recipe is nutritious, flavorful, and EASY! Use the Trader Joe’s Thai red curry sauce for a flavor shortcut that has major flavor.

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8. Trader Joe’s Cheese Board

Ultimate Trader Joes charcuterie board with meats, cheese, crackers, and more
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This will show you that making a fabulous Trader Joe’s cheese platter doesn’t have to cost $100! I’ll show you exactly what to buy, the best Trader Joe’s cheese for cheese boards, how to arrange the items, and the tools you’ll want to use to make the ultimate Trader Joe’s cheese board! 

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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

Easy Trader Joe's Recipe Meatball Marinara Sub3
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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. 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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