Trader Joe’s is no stranger to good food. You can buy everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to plantain chips, pancake bread, cauliflower gnocchi and everything in between. We are true fans. So much so, we rounded up favorites from our team as you enjoy while watching TV.

We also love that Trader Joe’s removed nearly 6 million pounds of plastic from their packaging—a huge nod to sustainability that we can get behind.

If you’re wondering what’s good at Trader Joe’s, try these delicious dishes our staffers love:

1. Shakshuka Starter

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“This tastes like a chef-made meal but only costs a few bucks and is ready in 12 minutes on the stovetop. Just drop in some eggs, and enjoy the most flavorful breakfast you’ve ever had.” — Liz Tenety, Co-Founder

2. Broccoli + Kale Slaw

Broccoli & Kale Slaw

“This is so easy to make, is always a crowd pleaser and has the prefect mix of savory, sweet and crunch.” — Jill Koziol, Co-Founder + CEO

3. Vegetable Bird’s Nest

Vegetable Bird's Nest

“The combination of kale, carrots and onions paired with the savory dipping sauce is a delicious complement to any protein. And because the veggies are shredded, this is a great dish for even the pickiest of eaters.” — Stefania Sainato, Audience Development Manager

4. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter + Sage

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter + Sage

“If you’re sick of the old sweet potato casserole dish, swap this in as a savory twist on a classic. Just add a handful of spinach, let it wilt and you’re done.” — Amanda Heary, Video Producer

5. Parmesan Pastry Pups

Parmesan Pastry Pups

“These couldn’t be any easier to pop in a toaster oven for an instant crowd pleaser. Serve with ketchup or any kind of mustard for dipping.” — Anne-Marie Gambelin, Contributing Editor

6. Steamed Lentils

Steamed Lentils

“These refrigerated lentils are a good add to roasted veggies. It’s easy, quick and filling.” — Kim Traverso, Content Director

7. French Onion Soup Bites

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“If you’re a French onion soup lover, their version is just as good as any from a French restaurant. They could not be easier—pop a frozen serving in the toaster oven, make a salad and pour some pinot. If you are really being fancy, make potato fries and pour a glass of champagne! it’s great on a cold day. Okay—any day.” — Anne-Marie Gambelin, Contributing Editor

8. Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut Squash Ravioli

“Cook with a little butter, mushrooms and rosemary for a delicious meal!” — Nina Marrero-Pages, Design Director

9. Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

“I use this in salads, burrito bowls and crock pot meals. It’s delicious.”— Leigh Weinberg Manager, Client Services

10. Harvest Apple Salad Kit

Harvest Apple Salad Kit


“The combination of pecans, cheddar cheese and apple cinnamon chips is seriously a party in my mouth. And, surprisingly my picky kid loves it, too.” — Deena Campbell, Senior Lifestyle Editor

11. Zucchini Spirals

Zucchini Spirals

“Here’s an easy meal: simply spoon some marinara sauce over zucchini spirals and top with large shrimp saute in butter and peeled garlic. Sprinkle with parmesan. Yum!” — Anne-Marie Gambelin, Contributing Editor