These easy dinner recipes will get dinner on the table fast by using healthy and time-saving ingredients you can get at your nearby Trader Joe’s. Get a special dinner on the table fast with these quick Trader Joe’s recipes designed to save you time without cutting any corners with flavor or quality.
I’m a huge Trader Joe’s fan. In fact, I get almost embarrassingly excited when I get the newest Fearless Flyer each month. I just love seeing all the new items and which old favorites are returning.
But the main reason I love Trader Joe’s is that they make dinnertime so easy – especially now that it’s just the two of us.
We’re trying to do less delivery and takeout these days, and you can easily make an easy, quick, and delicious dinner just by combining a few pre-made Trader Joe’s dinner ingredients into your own unique dinner that you could be proud to serve to guests.
I’ve got a few Trader Joe’s recipes I always keep on hand for those nights when I need to get dinner on the table fast and I’ve collected a few more to share with you today.
Here’s 25 of the best and easiest Trader Joe’s recipes just perfect for those nights when you want to get a delicious dinner on the table fast.
15 Easy Trader Joe's Recipes
This easy dinner comes together in minutes thanks to Trader Joe's Thai Green Curry Sauce and Frozen Riced Cauliflower and packs a healthy dose of veggies. Use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken to make this recipe even faster and easier.
Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Baby Arugula
This one-pan meal uses Trader Joe's cult-hit Cauliflower Gnocchi along with green onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and baby arugula for a healthy, flavorful meal that's ready in less than 20 minutes. It's low carb too!
Chicken Bacon Gnocchi with Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi
Another recipe that uses Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi, this is another recipe that's just perfect for two people. It's also paleo- and keto-friendly and, I might add, totally delicious.
Simply combine two pre-made options - Trader Joe's frozen Chicken Gyoza Potstickers and Trader Joe’s pre-made Broccoli & Kale Slaw - with an easy sauce that can be as gentle or spicy as you like for an easy Asian-inspired dish that just needs a side of rice to make a complete meal.
Trader Joe's Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe
The 3-ingredient meal cooks in the slow cooker so it really couldn't be easier. You can also add your favorite veggies to add an extra dose of healthy.
Trader Joe's frozen Mandarin Orange Chicken is one of their most popular dishes, and deservedly so. I really do think it's better than takeout. Add some frozen fried rice and you've got the perfect Chinese dinner in less time than it would take to call your favorite Chinese place on the phone.
Trader Joe’s Babka French Toast
This is the perfect "Breakfast for Dinner" recipe and it's also the perfect French Toast recipe because the sturdy Chocolate Babka doesn't get soggy like a lot of french toast recipes. It's also absolutely decadent - I'd make this at my next special brunch celebration when I want to focus more on my guests than staying in the kitchen whipping up some time-consuming dish.
This dressed-up gnocchi uses Trader Joe's Gorgonzola Gnocchi as its base, but spinach, pecans, and lemon zest turn it into a special gourmet meal just perfect for a romantic meal for two.
Trader Joe's Kale Gnocchi with Arrabbiata
Trader Joe's makes an assortment of healthy gnocchi options! This kale gnocchi pairs beautifully with this easy (and wonderfully spicy!) arrabbiata sauce.
This easy weeknight dinner is ready in 15 minutes. Plus, it's healthy and low in calories. It combines two staples from Trader Joes: their delicious and reasonably priced Argentinian Red Shrimp and their new Limone Alfredo Sauce to create an easy dish that you could totally serve to unexpected guests and that your family will love.
EASY Roasted Corn Esquites Recipe (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
This corn salad uses one of my favorite Trader Joe's staples - their frozen roasted corn - to make a corn salad inspired by Mexican Street Corn (another thing I absolutely love). This would be a great summer entree when you want something light and filling.
Quick, easy, and decadently delicious, these stuffed peppers will taste like you spent your afternoon making homemade bolognese sauce but you'll get dinner on the table in less than an hour.
Trader Joe's Caprese Risoni
Trader Joe's Organic Chickpea & Red Lentil Risoni is another one of my TJ favorites. It's a great high-protein alternative to pasta, plus it tastes like a nutty risotto but it's ready in a fraction of the time. This dish combines several pre-made Trader Joe's favorites for a quick meal that will taste like you spent the afternoon cooking.
The Greatest Grilled Chicken...Ever!
Here's another reason to love Trader Joes: their great selection of unique spice mixes. This grilled chicken uses Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute spice blend (which should be in everyone's pantry), to bring out the flavor of this simple grilled chicken. Perfect for topping a salad.
Farmer’s Market Garlic Naan Pizza
I always, always have at least one package of Trader Joe’s Garlic Naan in my freezer for emergencies. They make the perfect base for customizable, personal-sized pizzas. This pizza recipe uses ham, basil, and mozzarella cheese for a quick and healthy dinner that's ready in no time flat.