61 Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Products to Add to Your Holiday Menu

Your semi-homemade feast awaits

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Fact: Trader Joe is the best grocery store boo we’ve ever had. Seriously—he’s even cooking Thanksgiving dinner for us this year. (Have you *seen* his butternut squash mac and cheese bites? Swoon.) To prove that you can pull off a delicious semi-homemade holiday feast with his help, here are 61 of our favorite Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving products to zhuzh up your holiday menu with—and on a budget to boot.

(Note: Our list includes both new products that are on shelves for fall 2023, as well as products from past years that we're hoping make a triumphant return.)

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But First...Is Trader Joe’s Open on Thanksgiving?

Unfortunately not. Our fave grocery store is closed on the holiday every year, so be sure to get all your shopping done before November 23.

The Best Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Products


1. Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Brazil Cerrado Arabica beans are brought to life by pumpkin spice oil, orange peel, vanilla beans and spices. Serve it with dessert (or help yourself to a cup before you start cooking).

2. Non-Dairy Pumpkin Oat Beverage

In case you want to kick off coffee hour with a batch of homemade PSLs. As a bonus, this oat-based bev froths up just like regular dairy milk when it's heated.

3. Apple Cider (return TBA)

Few things scream fall like a warm mug of apple cider, and this one's only ingredient is fresh-pressed apple juice. Spruce it up on the stovetop with spices like cinnamon, allspice and cloves, then add a glug of whiskey or spiced rum to your mug.

4. Villa Antica Asolo Prosecco DOCG Superiore (return TBA)

Sweater season is cause for celebratory cocktails, but we're not about to pay an arm and a leg for a bottle of Champagne. Enter this bubbly alternative that's crisp, refreshing and just as elegant.

5. Sparkling Green Apple Mineral Water (return TBA)

Use it to add seasonal flair and effervescence to autumn sangria, apple cider or Black Friday mimosas. It's a seasonal, crisp ingredient to add to a fruit-forward punch bowl, too.


6. Onion Confit Swirls

This savory spin on palmiers will be a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving snack spread. The onion filling is slow cooked until jammy, then stuffed into flaky puff pastry alongside Emmental cheese. BRB, drooling.

7. Garlic & Asiago Cheese Dip

"I'll pass on the cheese dip," said no dinner guest ever. Slather it on pieces of baguette, dip into it with fresh crudités or scoop it up with tortilla or pita chips. This garlicky, nutty delight also pairs seamlessly with sauv blanc.

8. Thanksgiving Stuffing Seasoned Popcorn

This gem's vibe is equal parts casual and festive. The light-as-air kernels are dusted in a seasonally spot-on blend of spices, including thyme, black pepper, sage and celery seed. Might we suggest combining it with dried cranberries and candied nuts for a quick snack mix?

9. Almond Chipotle Dip

Almond butter meets a flurry of smoky, spicy seasonings (chipotle pepper! smoked paprika! garlic!) to create a vegan appetizer that none of your Thanksgiving guests will see coming. It's a tasty match for pita chips, pretzels and French fries alike.

10. Vegetable Tray

On one of the busiest cooking days of the year, it helps to have a ready-to-serve appetizer of washed, pre-cut produce. Pair the veggies with hummus, salsa, guacamole, yogurt dip or whatever accompaniment you're craving—just go store-bought to keep your work to a minimum.

11. Crunchy Chili Onion Hummus

Speaking of, this lip-smackingly savory hummus is one of our favorite Trader Joe's Thanksgiving products of the year. It's earthy, spicy, just fancy enough and feeds a crowd without asking anything of the host. Save the leftovers (if there are any, that is) for falafel, sandwiches and burgers.

12. Baked Pizza-Flavored Pillow Crisps

Take your relatives on an edible journey to Sardinia with this crisp, hollow snack that's reminiscent of a fresh pie. Herbaceous, tomatoey and downright irresistible, a bowl of the stuff will last about 20 seconds on your dinner table.

13. Garlic & Black Pepper Almonds

Use them in a communal salad, add them to an autumn charcuterie board or simply pour them into a big bowl for your guests to nosh on. Either way, this crunchy, aromatic, subtly spicy snack is an easy home run. Bonus points for washing 'em down with beer or hard cider.

14. Pumpkin Spice Hummus (return TBA)

Pumpkin purée injects traditional tahini with plenty of fall flavor, while maple, vanilla, sugar and spices transform vine-dried garbanzo beans into an epic, surprisingly sweet spread.

15. Chicken Noodle Soup

We tested (and loved) Trader Joe's boxed Chicken Noodle Soup with Veggies, so we're psyched about this canned soul-soother. It has all the essentials: tender egg noodles, white meat chicken, carrots, celery and lots of garlicky, oniony flavor. (And if you have picky eaters on the guest list, it's a no-brainer.)

16. Raclette Sliced Cheese

A cheese board is expected, but not this Insta-famous appetizer. Melt the raclette in a frying pan to scrape onto apples, potatoes, bread or cornichons, as they do in France and at your favorite outdoor holiday market.

17. Pumpkin Bisque

Just looking at this soup makes us cozy. And it's got a secret ingredient that makes it nutty, decadent and unexpectedly creamy: tahini. (If butternut squash is more your style, opt for TJ's pumpkin-butternut squash bisque instead.)

18. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Bites

Each bite brings you closer to squash heaven. We're talking tender roasted butternut squash, elbow macaroni and cheddar and gouda cheeses, all coated in a luscious béchamel sauce. Go ahead, buy two (or three) bags.

19. Cranberry Chèvre Goat Cheese

Tart, tangy and decidedly decadent, this creamy goat cheese can easily play the leading role on your annual cheese plate. Pair it with herbed crackers, fig jam and olives.

20. Pumpkin Spread (return TBA)

Use it as an unconventional-yet-satisfying topper for a baked wheel of Brie. The spread pairs well with sharp cheddar cheese, spicy crackers, pickled jalapeños and pancakes.

21. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

Your gluten-free relatives will be overjoyed to see a loaf of pumpkin bread they can actually eat on the table. All the mix needs is egg, oil, water and a quick stir before going in the oven. In the words of Ina Garten, how easy is that?

22. Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

Thanks to their size, you can totally swap these in for canned biscuits or dinner rolls. The Indian-inspired pastries are stuffed with spiced pumpkin filling and paneer cheese. Just try not to ruin your appetite before the turkey hits the table.

23. Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps (return TBA)

No appetizer spread is complete without an herby, crunchy cracker. Pumpkin in the dough gives them a dense texture and a touch of sweetness, while cranberries cut through with natural tartness.

24. White Bean Chicken Chili Soup

Comforting, satisfying and flavorful, this heat-and-eat pick is everything we love about soup season. Serve it solo, spoon it over baked potatoes or dunk into it with crusty bread—whatever you do, crown it with a dollop of sour cream.

25. Pumpkin Empanadas (return TBA)

The only thing better than pumpkin filling? Pumpkin filling wrapped in flaky pastry dough, obvi. These handhelds can be a hearty app or a decadent dessert (with a massive scoop of ice cream, of course)—the choice is yours.

Mains & Sides

26. Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Tart

No prep time is a busy hostess's dream—and flaky dough stuffed to the brim with sage-kissed, jammy onions, diced butternut squash and cheesy, creamy filling is everyone else's. It'll pair beautifully with poultry, roasted Brussels sprouts, steak, roast beef and more.

27. Root Vegetable Fries

Sweet potatoes, carrots, beets and parsnips are likely suspects when it comes to Thanksgiving—but in fry form? Be still our spud-loving heart. Serve them as a side with a drizzle of tzatziki and sriracha (OK, or ketchup).

28. Cornbread Mix

Because you'll need something scrumptious to soak up all the leftover gravy on your plate. Prepare the ridiculously easy batter and bake it in a square pan or muffin tin. Then, serve it hot with a pat of butter (and a drizzle of hot honey, if you're fancy).

29. Roasted Cauliflower and Orzo

This simple side offers endless versatility and a mélange of textures you'll adore. We're talking tender roasted cauli, fluffy orzo, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, crisp panko breadcrumbs and four creamy cheeses (Parm, asiago, fontina and provolone, to be exact).

30. Apple Blossoms

At first glance, these single-serve pastries bursting with Northern Spy apple filling and cinnamon crumble may seem like dessert. But we'd argue that they're fair game at dinner, especially if you're serving pork or herb-heavy poultry. Thank us later.

31. Bulgur Pilaf with Butternut Squash & Feta Cheese (return TBA)

Face it: You've been over quinoa, and your family has had your wild rice dressing more times than they can count. Switch things up with bulgur, complemented by tangy feta, winter squash and aromatic spices.

32. Harvest Apple Salad Kit

Because it never hurts to have something green on the table alongside the mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. The kit boasts a leafy spring mix, cheddar cheese, apple cinnamon chips, pecans and apple vinaigrette.

33. Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce (return TBA)

If pasta is your go-to side, give it a seasonal twist with this ready-to-eat sauce. Pumpkin is the first ingredient, but it's in good company: Think Grana Padano and Pecorino Romano cheeses, garlic, onion and sage.

34. Autumn Vegetable & White Bean Gratin

This comforting side dish consists of roasted cauliflower, butternut squash and butter beans, doused in a lush white cheddar cheese sauce. The panko breadcrumb topping is *chef's kiss*.

35. Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce (return TBA)

Smoky, tangy chipotle peppers in adobo are the ultimate match for warm-spiced pumpkin. When roasted, the flavors turn deep and caramelized. Might we suggest using it on Brussels sprouts, cauliflower or even the turkey?

36. Cornbread Stuffing

You can't go wrong with this crowd-pleasing classic, especially since all you have to do to prepare the stuffing is pop it in the oven and wait for it to warm through.

37. Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice

If you'd prefer to go the unconventional route with sides this year, look no further than this takeout-inspired mashup. It's made with long-grain rice, breadcrumbs, fall veggies and all the fresh herbs.

38. Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Skip the mushy mash in favor of heat-and-eat scalloped potatoes, swimming in a rich cream sauce spiked with garlic, leeks and four flavorful cheeses. Even picky kiddos won't be able to turn it down.

39. Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli (return TBA)

Your guests are going to go gaga for this pasta side. The filling is a seasonal medley of sweet pumpkin, honey, brown sugar and molasses, plus ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.

40. Holiday Vegetable Hash

Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and herbs await. Transform them into soup or stuffing, or simply roast them to accompany the main course.

41. Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Only cooking for a few people? There's no need to roast an entire turkey. Opt for this citrusy ready-to-cook chicken instead that's marinated in extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon and herbs.

42. Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast (return TBA)

If you're celebrating with vegans, this plant-based roast is a must. The wheat gluten base is stuffed with wild rice, cranberries, veggies and a slew of herbs and spices.

43. Turkey Gravy

This essential accompaniment will be table-ready in mere minutes. Spruce it up with fresh rosemary, thyme and sage to make your guests think you made it from scratch.

44. Green Bean Casserole Bites (return TBA)

All the flavor of the old-school casserole, down to the crispy fried onions on top. Good luck stopping after just one creamy phyllo cup.


45. Teeny Tiny Apple Pies

When it comes to holiday desserts, we're all in favor of sizing down. Tiny treats mean no fighting with your sister over the last slice of anything, and getting to have pecan and apple and pumpkin pies. Oh, and they’re undeniably adorable.

46. A Turkey Walks into a Pumpkin Patch Cookie Kit

Get the kids' table in on the Thanksgiving dinner prep by letting them decorate these festive cookies. They'll get to drizzle icing to their hearts' content atop turkey-, acorn-, leaf- and pumpkin-shaped cookies. The kit also includes two packets of sprinkles and one packet of sanding sugar.

47. Cinnamon Sugar Toffee Trio

As if crunchy squares of almond toffee enrobed in white, milk and dark chocolatey coatings aren't drool-worthy enough, they're also dusted in a flurry of cinnamon sugar for an autumnal finishing touch. We'd serve them with spiked cinnamon lattes, if we were you.

48. Triple Ginger Snaps

This confection is prepared with not one, not two, but three types of gingers: fresh, crystallized and ground. Sweet, spicy and just right for a chilly evening, the cookies would taste even more divine with vanilla ice cream, cookie butter or plain ol' milk.

49. Apple Cinnamon Buns

Crafted by hand in Denmark, these buns are made by twisting dough filled with cinnamon-apple compote into a knot, topping it with streusel and baking it until flaky and golden brown. Let your guests gobble them down for dessert (or offer them for breakfast to whatever stragglers spent the night).

50. Caramel Apple Mochi

Because ice cream is never off-limits, even when the weather's cold. Each scoop of rice dough-wrapped deliciousness is infused with sweet caramel, apple puree and apple juice concentrate.

51. Nantucket-Style Cranberry Pie (return TBA)

It's sort of like a cross between a pie, an upside-down cake and a cobbler. Cranberries and walnuts make for a tart, nutty base (which pairs gloriously with vanilla ice cream—but you already knew that).

52. Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Stirring Spoon with Mini Marshmallows

If sweet-and-salty desserts are your kryptonite, watch out for this nostalgic, ingenious drink that's sure to soothe your holiday stress at first sip. We'll look the other way if you choose to top your mug with extra marshmallows, caramel drizzle or flaky salt.

53. Pumpkin Cheesecake Croissants (return TBA)

What a way to end a fall feast. The all-butter croissant dough is drool-worthy as it stands, but it's straight-up revelatory when stuffed with cream cheese- and pumpkin-spiked pastry cream. Toast them before serving.

54. Maple Walnut Biscotti

These buttery, twice-baked cookies loaded with chopped walnuts, brown sugar and maple flavor can be dunked into a PSL, mulled cider or even hot chocolate.

55. Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes

These microwaveable cakes are one minute away from being warm, sticky and devourable, so they're just the solution for a tired hostess. The cakes are gooey with pumpkin, dates and brown sugar, but the sticky toffee sauce on top really gilds the lily.

56. Pumpkin Cheesecake

Why add dessert to your already long list of Thanksgiving chores? Treat yourself to one of these rich, silky, ready-made confections instead and call it a day.

57. Maple Poffertjes

PSA: You need this treat from the Netherlands in your life ASAP. The sweet yeast batter rounds (which are infused with maple syrup) taste like tiny, fluffy pancakes. Color us intrigued.

58. Pumpkin Blondie Brownies (return TBA)

Studded with white chocolate chips and pecans, in case they didn't sound indulgent enough to you. The moist texture and a delicate drizzle of royal icing make these one TJ's confection you'll search for every year.

59. Pumpkin Ice Cream

Believe it or not, this pint is nearly 20 percent pure pumpkin purée. We'll take a heaping scoop atop a warm slice of sweet potato pie, please.

60. Salted Maple Ice Cream

Vanilla who? This is the most heavenly pairing for a slice of pecan pie. Crafted with real maple syrup and a dash of sea salt, this treat deserves to be topped with warm caramel and a handful of TJ's granola.

61. Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing (return TBA)

Our favorite desserts are those that require minimal effort. Try transforming these seasonal beauties into pumpkin pull-apart monkey bread.

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