12 Thanksgiving Items That Have Already Landed at Trader Joe's
While planning out a menu for one of the biggest meals of the year can be a daunting task, Trader Joe's is here to help. Whether you're looking for an easy appetizer, a sought-after side dish, or a downright delicious dessert, TJ's is brimming with options you'll want to stock up on—and enjoy before the holiday even hits.
Since the popular grocery chain plans to close its doors on Thanksgiving, shopping early is the name of the game—and we've rounded up some of the best holiday-themed items you can add to your Turkey Day spread. Seriously, you won't want to miss these at Trader Joe's right now.
Cranberry Chèvre Goat Cheese
Fruit and cheese are a classic pairing, so Trader Joe's combined the beloved foods into one flavorful spread. Available for $3.99, this creamy goat cheese log is rolled in tart cranberries, which as TJ's writes, makes it "just a bit chewy around the edges."
Fun fact: This product also happens to be the grocer's first "fruit-enhanced goat cheese offering," and it was so popular that it inspired other fruity pairings, like blueberry vanilla.
Prepping a spread of dips for the holiday table? Kick the fancy up a notch with this combination of cream cheese, ricotta, parmesan, and of course, truffle.
On an Instagram post announcing the product's return, several users shared how they enjoy the dip, with some writing that they like to pair it with chips or crackers, while others said they've added it to mashed potatoes, chicken, and eggs.
Every appetizer spread needs a crunchy vehicle for dips and cheeses—and these Cornbread Crisps, priced at $2.99, pair well with a range of add-ons, as confirmed by shoppers.
In an Instagram post about the item, countless TJ's fans offered up how they like to consume the sweet and salty snack. While several people opt to use it as a topping on chili or soup, others said they couple the crisps with cheese spreads, guacamole, salsa, chicken salad, or as one user wrote, "No dips….straight out of the bag deliciousness."
Thanksgiving Stuffing Seasoned Kettle Chips
Who says stuffing is only meant to be a side dish? Certainly not Trader Joe's. Priced at $2.49 per bag, these potato chips are coated in a seasoning blend of salt, celery, sage, and thyme, capturing the essence of the beloved Thanksgiving staple.
After Instagram account @traderjoeslist announced the product's return, hundreds of people flocked to the comments section, with one writing, "Already bought 6 bags 👏." Another user added, "IVE WAITED ALL YEAR FOR THIS !!!!!!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍."
Fried Olive Bites
When you need to whip up an appetizer in a pinch, Trader Joe's frozen foods aisle has you covered. These crunchy, creamy bites are filled with a blend of mascarpone, Roquefort, and cream cheeses coated with a mixture of green castelvetrano olives and dark purple kalamatas.
Battered with a layer of panko breadcrumbs, this frozen food, available for $4.49, can be reheated in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes to reach ultimate crispiness.
Warm, buttery, and velvety smooth, mashed potatoes are typically a crowd-pleaser on Thanksgiving. But they can also be quite labor-intensive. If you're looking for a shortcut, this may just be it.
Available for $4.29, these frozen mashed potatoes eliminate the need to peel, cut, boil, and mash, only requiring you to reheat them minutes before serving. And shoppers are thrilled with the item's return, with one Instagram user writing, "My life is complete now, the mashed potatoes are back!!!"
Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice
Want to bring something more unique to the table this year? This frozen rice medley, priced at $4.49, certainly fits the bill, while simultaneously merging the elements of classic Thanksgiving recipes.
In it, you'll find a combination of long-grain rice, onion, celery, breadcrumbs, and herbs to give off the essence of stuffing. For an additional boost of Thanksgiving spirit, there are slivered green beans, corn, carrots, fried onion pieces, and turkey sausage, as well.
Everything But The Leftovers Seasoning Blend
To prolong the magic of Thanksgiving dinner even after the meal concludes (or well before it starts), Trader Joe's bottled up the flavors of stuffing and gravy in one flavorful seasoning blend. Available for $2.99, Everything But The Leftovers features herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme, and parsley, as well as dehydrated onion, sea salt, ground black pepper, turmeric powder, and dried celery seed.
Instagram user @traderjoeslist announced the product's return on Oct. 13, prompting fans to share how they use the seasoning blend. Adding it to vegetables, mashed potatoes, soups, and popcorn was among the many responses in the post's comments section.
Glazed Maple Donuts
Move over, apple cider and pumpkin spice, because maple has taken over. These cake donuts are infused with maple syrup and topped with a sweet maple glaze for a truly maple-y experience at $4.49.
On Trader Joe's Instagram post featuring the product, one person commented, "A terrific update for the maple people in a pumpkin spice world," while another social media user added, "TAKE MY MONEY ❤️ I love maple 🍁 anything."
Nantucket Style Cranberry Pie
This classic New England treat has made its return to stores for $6.49. Topped with cranberries and walnut pieces, the dessert can be served at room temperature or straight out of the oven. For some added sweetness, feel free to top the pie with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or powdered sugar.
"YES. Nobody gets hyped enough for the Nantucket Pie.. 😂🙌," one social media user wrote on an Instagram post announcing the dessert's comeback.
Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies
Trader Joe's takes sandwich cookies to a whole new level with these sweet treats—and people are loving them. "Oh, I'm buying like 20 boxes. I love these damn thing's! They freeze well. 👏🔥," one person wrote on an Instagram post. "Just got these. Whoa- they are good. Need to get another box to freeze!," another one added.
Snag a box for yourself for $4.99 to see what all the hype is about!
Apple Crumble Pie
Trader Joe's Apple Crumble Pie is back for $7.99—because what would a fall festivity be without an apple pie? The dessert is filled with cinnamon-coated Northern Spy apples and topped with a buttery crust and a crunchy oat crumble. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra sweet ending to your holiday meal.