Trader Joe’s Hacks for Thanksgiving Day

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Make a delicious meal in less time using store-bought products

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Making a traditional Thanksgiving dinner just got easier.

Easy Appetizer
Spread Trader Joe’s Honey Walnut Fig Cream Cheese on slices of toasted bread and top with slices of apple, roasted grapes, or a dollop of Trader Joe’s Fresh Cranberry Sauce for a super easy and super impressive appetizer.

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No-Fuss Turkey
If you’re cooking for a small group, Trader Joe’s even sells a fully cooked oven-roasted turkey breast; just reheat and serve.

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As-Good-As-Homemade Stuffing
One box of Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing Mix + a handful of dried cranberries + a handful of chopped raw pecans = pretty darn close to homemade!

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Super-Fast Sweet Potato Casserole
Use a package of Trader Joe’s maple roasted sweet potatoes to make a quick and easy sweet potato casserole. Heat the maple sweet potatoes in an oven-safe baking dish. When they’re warmed through, top with miniature marshmallows and put the casserole in the oven just until the marshmallows are toasted.

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Quick Dessert
If you’re not much of a baker, skip the pumpkin pie. Combine two bars of cream cheese with four eight-ounce containers of Trader Joe’s pumpkin Greek yogurt and then taste the mixture. If you prefer to make it sweeter, add sugar or maple syrup to taste. Then, spread the mixture into a store-bought graham cracker crust. Refrigerate your no-bake pumpkin cheesecake for at least two hours before serving.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.