10 Easy Trader Joe’s Recipes for a Quick Summer Meal

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For those of you who are lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s nearby, you know that they have some pretty AMAZING staple products that fly off the shelves rather quickly. Personally, we don’t think that the cauliflower everything trend is going anywhere any time soon, so the more cauli gnocchi and rice recipes, the better. In support of your busy schedules and expensive excursions coming up this summer, we decided to round up 10 EASY and CHEAP Trader Joe’s recipes that will have you whipping up delicious meals in no time.

For those of you who are trying to keep it cleaner this summer, we’ve got a SPECIAL surprise at the bottom (DISCOUNT CODE & GROCERY SHOPPING GUIDE), so keep reading!!

1. Recipe: Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata from PureWow

TJ’s Product(s): Cauliflower Gnocchi

It’s evident that this is a solid go-to. We shared a homemade gnocchi recipe here, but if you have a TJ’s near by grab a bag and make this recipe.

Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata

2. Recipe: Carne Asada with Pepper & Corn Salad

TJ’s Product(s): Carne, Frozen Corn, Feta, Mixed Peppers, Parsley

Grab the pre-bagged carne, roasted corn, feta and peppers from the fridge and freezer section, and snag a bunch of parsley too. Shout out to Life as Mama for the tip!

trader joes ingredients

3. Recipe: Trader Joe’s Gyros by Quinn’s Place

TJ’s Product(s): Italian style meatballs, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green bell pepper, Spinach, Red onion , Feta cheese , Tzatziki, Naan


4. Recipe: Trader Joe’s Individual Pot Pies by a Cup of Jo

TJ’s Product(s): Frozen Colorful Carrot Coins, Frozen Mushroom Medley, Garlic Herb Butter, Flour, Vegetable stock, Lemon, Maple syrup, TJs Multipurpose Umami Seasoning Blend, TJ English peas, TJ frozen pie crusts


Trader Joe's Pot Pie Recipe

5. Recipe: Pot Sticker Stir Fry found on The Kitchn

TJ’s Product(s): Trader Joe’s Stir-Fry Vegetables, Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers, Trader Joe’s Gyoza Dipping Sauce


6. Recipes: Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Chicken Wings by Whole Kitchen Sink

TJ’s Product(s): Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, Chicken wings, Mayo, Honey, Dijon Mustard,Olive Oil


everything but the bagel chicken wings

7. Recipe: Epic Cheese Board with TJ’s Products by Shutterbean

TJ’s Product(s): All of the ingredients making up this board are detailed in the post. Check it out to replicate!


How to Make an Epic Cheeseboard with items from Trader Joe's! See more on Shutterbean.com

8. Recipe: Shawarma Chicken Hummus Bowls by

TJ’s Product(s): Cauliflower Tabbouleh, Hummus, Shawarma Chicken Thighs


9. Recipe: Mediterranean Falafel Chickpea Salad by The Kitchen

TJ’s Product(s): Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix, Trader Joe’s 10-Minute Farro, Organic Mediterranean Style Salad Kit, Chickpeas


10. Recipe: Farmer’s Market Spring Vegetable Pizza with Cauliflower Crust by Kara Lydon

TJ’s Product(s): Cauliflower Crust


Farmer's Market Spring Vegetable Pizza with Trader Joe's Cauliflower Pizza Crust


Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac and Cheese by Rachl Mansfield

Crispy Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac and Cheese using Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi and a dreamy vegan cheese sauce!


AND as a HUGE BONUS to all of you – we’ve got a discount code to an amazing (and extremely affordable) Trader Joe’s Grocery Haul Guide ebook by the amazing Beyar’s Sisters.  Julie, Carly, and Alaina are certified integrative health coaches with some pretty kick-ass advice on how to grocery shop at TJ’s for optimal health. 

“Our Trader Joe’s Grocery Haul Guide is perfect for those who feel anxious at the grocery store and confused about what’s healthy and what’s not. Our eBook is a 42-page eBook jam-packed with frequently asked questions, our top picks from Trader Joe’s [meat, veggies, grains, fruit, protein bars, dressings, nut butters and more], science-backed tips and tricks and our favorite brand recommendations that help you save money! Our goal is to change your mindset and provide you the tools to make grocery shopping an enjoyable, affordable and achievable experience. Now download it to your iPhone and go have fun shopping!”

As a thank you for taking the time to read this post, we’re offering you an additional $5 dollars off (making this $10 in total!) All you have to do is purchase here and enter the code WANTTHERECIPE5 at checkout!

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