Buy all of your groceries at Trader Joe’s? I thought so. 😉 Run out to your nearest TJ’s to stock up on these ingredients that turn everyday Trader Joe’s ingredients into easy Trader Joe’s meals!
The 15 recipes below are made with minimal ingredients and effort to get your meals on the table asap! Click on the link for each recipe to be taken to the full recipe with all of the details.
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I’ve visited Trader Joe’s a LOT. Like, probably way too much. So I’ve tried many of their items, and I’ve made many meals from Trader Joe’s ingredients. Some turn into “real” meals, made from scratch, but when you’re looking for easy meals made with a few ingredients that take minutes to prepare? I got you! All meals contain SOME sort of vegetable too, so you can rest easy.
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Carne Asada with Pepper and Corn Salad This meal feels slightly fancy, even though there is nothing fancy about it! Steak and veggies, what more do you need?
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Chicken & Vegetable Curry I’m not sure I can pick a favorite Trader Joe’s meal, but if I had to this one would definitely be at the top of the list. It’s creamy, sweet, with a bit of spice! And a full meal with protein, veggies, and a carb.
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Pollo Asado Tacos Because everyone loves tacos!
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Casserole This chicken broccoli quinoa casserole is divine, hearty, and satisfying. I love that it covers all of the nutritional bases that I look for: whole-grain, protein, veggies, flavor!
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers The turkey bolognese sauce can go in so many directions, but combine with some rice (either made fresh or microwaved!) and stuff in a turkey for a fast and wholesome meal.
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Jerk Chicken with Rice & Beans These skewers are surprisingly tasty, and you’ll definitely want to add the coconut rice & beans into your rotation.
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Country Potatoes with Eggs TWO INGREDIENTS! And seriously, so yummy. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Turkey Bolognese Pizza Turkey Bolognese makes another appearance as a pizza sauce!
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Palak Paneer Eggs I’m always impressed by the Indian Food at Trader Joe’s, and just #putaneggonit for perfection!
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Falafel Sandwich Make tzatziki. Bake falafel. Feast.
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Penne Peperonata with Sausage and Spinach When the veggies are lacking, throw in some wilted spinach for good measure!
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Classic Southern Dinner Don’t mess with the classic combos.
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Tortilla Pizza with Meatballs The meatballs are decent on their own, better on pizza!
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Chimichurri Rice and Sausage Flavorful rice, sausage, and broccoli. Dinner is complete.
Easy Trader Joe’s Recipe: Pasta with Mushrooms and Parmesan Sautéed mushrooms make an easy pasta toppings, just don’t forget the parm!
If you made it this far, you MUST be a Trader Joe’s super fan so tell me, what’s your favorite item?