20 of the Best Thanksgiving Foods You Can Get at Trader Joe’s This Year

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Trader Joe’s has the best Thanksgiving foods for all your meal preppin’ needs! 🦃

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and even if you’re keeping your celebration small this year, it still takes a fair amount of planning to get a traditional holiday dinner on the table. If you’re planning to prepare a Thanksgiving meal this year, it’s time to get your shopping list ready!

Luckily, Trader Joe’s has everything you need to put together the perfect Thanksgiving meal, from appetizers to dessert and everything in between. Head on over here to locate a TJ’s near you, and keep reading for 20 of the best Thanksgiving foods you can get at Trader Joe’s this year!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Fall Leaf Corn Tortilla Chips

Trader Joe’s Fall Leaf Corn Tortilla Chips – $2.99

These colorful tortilla chips shaped like fall leaves are just perfect for an easy Thanksgiving appetizer! Keep the fall theme going and serve them alongside TJ’s Fall Harvest Salsa, also available for a limited time for $2.99.

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Trader Joe's Turkey Gravy

Trader Joe’s Turkey Gravy – $1.49

Trader Joe’s Turkey Gravy is just like the homestyle gravy your grandma would make (but without the lumps… sorry, grandma)! It comes ready to use – just pour, heat, and serve!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Trader Joe's Cornbread Stuffing Mix

Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing Mix – $3.99

Whether you call it stuffing, filling, or dressing, you may grow tired of the same old recipe year after year. Shake up your Thanksgiving side dish routine with Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing this year!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Trader Joe's gluten free stuffing mix

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix – $5.99

If you’re eating gluten-free, it can be difficult to find a boxed stuffing mix that actually tastes good. Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix gets it right, and that’s something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - fried onions on shelf at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Gourmet Fried Onion Pieces – $2.99

If you’re making green bean casserole this year, then fried onions are going to be an essential item on your Thanksgiving shopping list! Trader Joe’s version is both vegan and Kosher.

Looking for a yummy alternative to traditional green bean casserole? Try Lina’s Bacon Green Beans for an easy side dish!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Trader Joe's Creamy Pasta Sauce

Trader Joe’s Autumnal Harvest Creamy Pasta Sauce – $3.49

Pasta is gaining traction as a low-key alternative to traditional Thanksgiving Day side dishes. If you’re serving pasta with your Thanksgiving meal, this sauce features all the flavors of the fall season!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Trader Joe's Cranberry Sauce

Trader Joe’s Cranberry Sauce – $1.99

Level up from the canned stuff and serve Trader Joe’s Cranberry Sauce from a jar this year. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without that sweet pop of color provided by the cranberry sauce on your plate!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Trader Joe's Maple Leaf Cookies

Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies – $3.29

TJ’s Maple Leaf Cookies consist of two leaf-shaped cookies filled with a layer of maple cream. Just open the box and you’ve got a fast and festive addition to your seasonal dessert platter!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Flock of Milk Chocolate Turkeys at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Flock of Milk Chocolate Turkeys – $3.99

These limited-edition turkeys have landed for another Thanksgiving at Trader Joe’s. Whether you use them as a decoration or a dessert (or both), these milk-chocolate birds are sure to be a welcome addition to your Thanksgiving celebration.

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - gingerbread turkey kit in box in hand at trader joes

Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Turkey Trot Cookie Decorating Kit – $5.99

Keep the kiddos busy while you’re prepping dinner with this fun cookie decorating kit! It comes with everything you need to decorate four adorable turkey-shaped gingerbread cookies.

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - turkey breast at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Breast – $6.99

This half turkey breast is already perfectly brined, seasoned, and cooked. Just heat it up while you focus on your side dishes!

Got leftovers? Bake them into this yummy crescent roll and serve it up on day 2!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Turkey Pot Pie at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Turkey Pot Pie – $6.99

Celebrating small this year and don’t feel like wrestling with a bird and all the side dishes? This Turkey Pot Pie is the perfect way to get your turkey fix without all the hassle of a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Trader Joe's turkeyless roast

Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy – $12.99

This savory vegan entreé is stuffed with wild rice, cranberries, celery, and onions. Then it’s coated in a crisp, delicious breading seasoned with herbs and red pepper flakes. Just heat it, cut it into medallions, and serve with the included vegan gravy!

best Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods - Turkey and Stuffing En Croute at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Turkey & Stuffing En Croute – $12.99

TJ’s Turkey & Stuffing En Croute is a turkey tenderloin coated in sweet cornbread stuffing and hand-wrapped in a flaky, buttery, puff pastry. It comes with separate pouches of gravy and cranberry sauce, so it’s the complete package if you’re looking for an easy “Thanksgiving in a box” option!

holding a bag of frozen mashed potatoes at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes – $2.49

These are Beauregard-variety sweet potatoes fully cooked, mashed, and frozen. Nothing is added, so you can prepare them to your liking or easily incorporate them into casseroles, pies, or other dishes.

Hold the Corn appetizer from Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Hold the Corn Appetizers – $3.99

Inspired by TJ’s Hold the Cone Mini Ice Cream Cones, these savory little corn-ucopias would make a great Thanksgiving appetizer! They’re filled with sweet corn, water chestnuts, green onions, and wood ear mushrooms.

Trader Joe's Pastry Bites

Trader Joe’s Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onions – $4.99

Looking for an easy appetizer to keep hungry revelers out of your kitchen? Pair these yummy pastry bites with a glass of TJ’s wine and they should do the trick!

Trader Joe's Puff Pastry

Trader Joe’s Puff Pastry – $3.99

Keep this puff pastry in your freezer and use it to throw together a quick dessert on the fly. Better yet, substitute your leftover turkey for the chicken in this recipe and make a yummy sheet pan turkey pot pie on the day after Thanksgiving!

Wholly Gluten Free 9" pie shells

Wholly Gluten-Free 9″ Pie Shells (2-pack) – $3.49

These gluten-free pie shells are a real time-saver if you’re planning to bake a pie this Thanksgiving. Use one to make Lina’s easy Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie recipe!

holding Cranberry Pie at Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s Nantucket Style Cranberry Pie – $6.49

We love this unique method of incorporating cranberries into your Thanksgiving meal! Just defrost this tart, nutty dessert and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Learn how to use your Instant Pot to make a perfectly juicy turkey breast and gravy!

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Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 12

  1. Jill

    Cute kids!

  2. Sandy:)

    The turkey cookie decorating kit is peanut/tree nut safe! That hardly every happens. Was very happy to stumble upon it. This allergy mom is so excited!

  3. Deanna

    I went to trader joes yesterday and had to use ALL my willpower to not buy any Cookie Butter. Lol

  4. Sarah Scudder

    Is there a way to find out when my local TJ’s will get the olive boards in? I went to Nashville Saturday and ours didn’t have any. My store is 45 min away.

    • susanwalters

      Call them – There is no “Brickseel” for TJ but they are happy to tell you if it is in store or coming

    • mommyof51987

      My TJ will set aside an item for me if I call and ask. Worth a shot.

  5. Jervine87

    That gluten free stuffing mix is no good! I’ve found all gf stuffing mixes are really soggy

  6. mommyof51987

    The maple leaf cookies are delicious and addicting!!!

    • Melinda

      Aldis sells these too, they are amazing!

      • mommyof51987

        Awe that is awesome. I don’t have any aldis near me unfortunately. I wish I did though!! I would save so much there. 😀

  7. Chrissybozz

    I live 35 minutes away from a TJ but I am OBSESSED!! EVERY SINGLE THING I’ve bought from there is AMAAAZING!.

  8. nin

    FYI-At TJ today and person said because of COVID there would not be Mystery Bags this year:(
    Anyone else hear that?

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