The $3 Trader Joe’s Italian Dinner Find You’ll Make Every Single Week

published Apr 12, 2024
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There are a lot of lemon food finds on Trader Joe’s shelves right now. Lemon loaf baking mix, baked lemon ricotta cheese, and even lemon animal crackers. But we think the most recent TJ’s item is probably our favorite lemon product yet: an organic lemon torchietti pasta.

Imported from Italy and sold at just $2.99 a box (so affordable!), this high-quality pasta is made with organic durum wheat semolina and organic lemon oil to give it that lemon-flavored taste (plus a pinch of turmeric for the color). This pasta is only available for a limited time, so you’re going to want to act fast.

For a simple TJ’s dinner idea, you could cook this pasta and pair it with a jar of the Lemon Pesto (read our honest review!). Throw in some of TJ’s precooked chicken for protein and you have dinner on the table in a matter of minutes.

However, if you’re looking for something a little more creative, this pasta has spurred a lot of TJ’s shoppers to make delicious springtime meals at home. Some of our favorites include this lemon pasta with roasted tomatoes and garlic shrimp and a sprinkle of Parmesan, as a side with garlic chicken topped with sauce, or mixed into a pasta salad with herbs and springtime vegetables like asparagus and peas.

Because Trader Joe’s is known for stocking the shelves with delicious seasonal finds, it’s likely this pasta won’t be on shelves for very long. TJ’s keeps items on shelves up until it runs out at the warehouse, and then they don’t go back onto the shelves again (unless it becomes so popular that Trader Joe’s brings it back). Needless to say, if you absolutely love this pasta, you might want to stock up on a few boxes before they’re completely gone for good.