10 Recipes You Can Make with All Trader Joe’s Ingredients

published Jun 28, 2019
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If you’re as obsessed with Trader Joe’s as I am, you likely don’t want to shop at any other store. That’s where these ingenious recipes come in. From an Indian-inspired pizza made with their popular cauliflower pizza crust, to a weeknight pasta dinner made with their ricotta-stuffed ravioli, we’ve gathered 10 vegetarian recipes that are packed with the fun and time-saving products you can find at Trader Joe’s — and don’t require a trip to any other store.

This salad is simple to make but is by no means boring. The Mediterranean-Style Salad Kit, 10-Minute Farro, and Falafel Mix combine to create a hearty lunch or dinner bowl that takes a fraction of the time as making falafel from scratch.

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If you thought Trader Joes’ frozen Palak Paneer couldn’t get any better, think again. Spread it out on a Cauliflower Pizza Crust and top it with their Roasted Potatoes with Peppers & Onions or any other veggie mixture you like for a whole new twist on pizza night.

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If you have yet to try Trader Joe’s famous Soy Chorizo, you’re in for a treat. It’s chock-full of protein and absurdly flavorful. Pair it with the Butternut Squash Zig-Zags,  Frozen Brown Rice, Organic Baby Broccoli, and hard-boiled eggs. Delicious!

Canned jackfruit has the texture of meat and can be dressed up in so many different ways, making it great for vegetarians who are cooking for meat-eaters. Shred and chop the jackfruit and heat it up in a pan. Douse it in the Sriracha Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce and stick it in the oven for a half-hour or so. Serve it on toasted buns with the Organic Cole Slaw Kit, cilantro, and jalapeño, then dig in.

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If you’re tempted to skip the cooking tonight and order a pizza, I encourage you to try this recipe instead — you’ll have dinner in a quarter of the time it would take for delivery to arrive. Just top the Garlic Naan with a pack of frozen veggies and a sprinkle of Quattro Formaggio Shredded Cheese Blend and bake.

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Pot pies are always a fun treat, and TJ’s Frozen Pie Crusts make it so much easier to throw them together. Cook the Colorful Carrot Coins, the Mushroom Medley, onions, and peas in vegetable stock. Add lemon, maple syrup, and the Umami Seasoning Blend. Pour the filling into the crusts and, in 30 minutes, you’ll have dinner.

7. Sheet Pan Cauliflower Gnocchi from Domestikated Life

TJ’s Cauliflower Gnocchi has a cult following for a reason — it’s good.The only complaint is that it’s a little gooey if you just cook it in the microwave. Don’t worry! Spread the gnocchi on a sheet pan with cherry tomatoes, shallots, and a few seasonings and you’ll have crispy gnocchi in no time.

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By just swapping out the grains for Cauliflower Rice, you can make a bowl that has twice as many veggies. This one calls for baking the rice instead of sautéing it, which will give it a nice texture and save you the aggravation of sweating over the stove. Top it with sweet potato wedges, chickpeas, feta, and avocado for lots of flavor and color.

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If you always burn your rice, Trader Joe’s cooks it and freezes it for you so all you need to do is toss it in the microwave. Baking cauliflower in hot sauce will make it taste way more indulgent than it actually is. Avocado, green tahini, and their delicious Organic Cole Slaw Kit will cool down the heat of the cauliflower — trust us, you’ll need it!

10. Lemon Ricotta Ravioli with Wilted Greens from The Clever Carrot

Stressing over the cooking can ruin a perfectly nice date night. Boil Girasoli Ricotta + Lemon Zest Ravioli, wilt some greens, and sprinkle on olive oil and Parmesan. All that’s left to do is open up a bottle of wine.