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The Best Trader Joe’s Frozen Foods

These frozen foods are freezer aisle gold
Trader Joe's frozen food
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The freezer section of your local grocery store is a wonderful place to peruse and pick out particularly delightful products that make for easy, simple meals. From appetizers to main courses to desserts, always keep your eyes peeled for these fantastic frozen food items at Trader Joe’s.

Cauliflower Gnocchi

Cauliflower Gnocchi

An awesome alternative to pasta, Cauliflower Gnocchi has consistently been one of those Trader Joe’s products customers love the most.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Ditch the dough at your next pizza night for TJ’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust, a gluten-free, low-calorie alternative.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

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Chicken tikka masala is a beloved international food that you can certainly make at home, but if it’s convenience you’re looking for, get it at Trader Joe’s.

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Make dinner at home feel like a restaurant by ending your meal with TJ’s Chocolate Lava Cakes. Pro tip: Add fudge sauce on top and a handful of chopped pistachios.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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Spinach and artichoke dip has long been a favorite party food — even if it’s a party for one — and Trader Joe’s version combines Swiss and Parmesan cheese for the ultimate gooey goodness.

Stacked Eggplant Parmesan

Stacked Eggplant Parmesan

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You can definitely find eggplant parmesan at the best Italian restaurant in your state, but you can also find it in the frozen section of Trader Joe’s.

Gone Bananas

Gone Bananas

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Gone Bananas frozen chocolate-covered banana slices are easily one of the best Trader Joe’s desserts of all time.

Hold the Cone!

Hold the Cone!

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Ice cream is the MVP of desserts, and these mini treats — dubbed Hold the Cone! — are sure to curb any craving.

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie is one of the iconic dishes from Florida, but you can find it at most Trader Joe’s during warm-weather months.

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Mandarin Orange Chicken
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Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken is a legendary alternative to the real deal, and it’s one of the store’s best finds for under $5.

Meatless Meatballs

Meatless Meatballs

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For all the plant-based eaters out there, grab Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs to pair with your perfectly prepared spaghetti.

Organic Acai Bowl

Organic Acai Bowl
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Acai bowls can run you a hefty tab at your local eatery, but TJ’s version is cheap and delicious.

Taquitos

Taquitos
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Frozen taquitos make for a quick and easy dinner, and Trader Joe’s sells this popular Mexican food frozen and ready for you to heat.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Mac and Cheese Bites
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If you’re feeling like you need a little cheese in your life, go for the breaded Mac and Cheese Bites at Trader Joe’s.

Shakshuka Starter

Shakshuka Starter
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It’s brunch time baby, and Trader Joe’s has a Shakshuka Starter to get you going on your next midday meal.

Pork Gyoza Potstickers

Pork Gyoza Potstickers

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Potstickers are an iconic street food that every world traveler needs to try, but until your next trip, you can grab a box from Trader Joe’s. They come in pork, chicken, shrimp and vegetable.

Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Ice cream sandwiches are a guilty pleasure food we won’t apologize for loving, and Trader Joe’s Sublime variety is similar to a famous Chipwich with vanilla ice cream between chocolate chip cookies that’s then rolled in mini chocolate chips.

Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes

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Potato latkes are one of the most well-known of all Hanukkah foods, and Trader Joe’s sells both potato and cauliflower pancakes to enjoy year-round.

Thai Tea Mini Mochi

Thai Tea Mini Mochi

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Trader Joe’s has offered many flavors of mochi-wrapped ice cream, including green tea, chocolate, strawberry, pumpkin pie, mango and more. The Thai Tea Mini Mochi are non-dairy and totally tasty.

Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings

Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings

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If you’re looking for a simple weeknight dinner, check out Trader Joe’s Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings, or the Pork and Ginger variety. They come six to a pack, and are filled with rich, savory broth.

Meatless Breakfast Patties

Meatless Breakfast Patties

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For many, breakfast sausage was an essential part of morning meals growing up, and Trader Joe’s vegetarian version is nearly identical to the meaty side dish.

French Onion Soup Bites

French Onion Soup Bites

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Trader Joe’s French Onion Soup Bites have all the familiar flavors of the iconic restaurant dish — caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and a savory, vegetable-based broth — plus pastry puff. All you have to do is bake.

Scallops Wrapped in Uncured Bacon with Brown Sugar Glaze

Scallops Wrapped in Uncured Bacon with Brown Sugar Glaze

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Whether you’re entertaining or watching your state’s favorite sports team from the couch, Trader Joe’s Scallops Wrapped in Uncured Bacon with Brown Sugar Glaze are sure to please.

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

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Eating rice-based dishes for dinner is a cheap way to guarantee you’ll feel satiated when your plate is empty, and TJ’s Chicken Fried Rice takes just five minutes to make.

Mixed Mushroom and Spinach Quiche

Mixed Mushroom and Spinach Quiche

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If you’re looking for something easy to make for breakfast in the a.m., Trader Joe’s umami Mixed Mushroom & Spinach Quiche is just a reheat away. The chain also offers a Broccoli and Cheddar option.

Tarte au Brie et aux Tomates

Tarte au Brie et aux Tomates

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Trader Joe’s Tarte au Brie et aux Tomates is made with “a very French” thin crust, Brie cheese and tomatoes. It sounds fancy, and it tastes fancy too. If you consider yourself a pizza purist, we tracked down perfect pepperoni pies and beyond in this official ranking of the 101 best pizzas in America.

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