When hosting guests at the holidays, your secret weapon is the freezer. Frozen, store-bought appetizers can be ingenious solutions to party food, letting you focus on the Christmas cookies. There are some great options out there for gourmet appetizers that need nothing more than a short spin through the oven.
But which are the best frozen appetizers? We went to Trader Joe's, one of the best spots for party treats, and tried 10 of their most popular made-ahead appetizers. There aren't any particularly bad choices at Trader Joe's, but some are better than others. Here are five frozen appetizers from Trader Joe's that are a total win, and five that we'd skip.