30 Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Products to Add to Your Holiday Menu

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We’ve been official for a while now, so we can safely say that Trader Joe is the best imaginary bae we’ve ever had. He’s even cooking Thanksgiving dinner for us this year. Have you seen his butternut squash mac and cheese bites? Swoon. Here are 30 of our favorite Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving products to zhuzh up your holiday menu with (and on a budget to boot).

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But First...Is Trader Joe's Open on Thanksgiving?

Unfortunately not. Our fave grocery store is closed on the holiday every year, so be sure to get all your shopping done before November 25.

Our Fave Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Foods & Drinks

Drinks

1. Apple Cider

Few things scream fall like a warm mug of apple cider, and this one's only ingredient is fresh-pressed apple juice. Spruce it up on the stovetop with spices like cinnamon, allspice and cloves, then add a glug of whiskey or spiced rum to your mug.

Buy it (price varies)

2. Villa Antica Asolo Prosecco DOCG Superiore

Because sweater season is cause for celebratory cocktails, but we're not about to pay an arm and a leg for a bottle of Champagne. Enter this bubbly alternative that's crisp, refreshing and just as elegant.

Buy it (price varies)

3. Sparkling Green Apple Mineral Water

Use it to add seasonal flair and effervescence to autumn sangria, apple cider or Black Friday mimosas.

Buy it (price varies)

4. Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Brazil Cerrado Arabica beans are brought to life by pumpkin spice oil, orange peel, vanilla beans and spices. Serve it with dessert (and help yourself to a cup before you get cooking).

Buy it ($8)

Appetizers

5. Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Pumpkin purée injects traditional tahini with fall flavor, while maple, vanilla, sugar and spices transform vine-dried garbanzo beans into an epic sweet spread.

Buy it (price varies)

6. Raclette Sliced Cheese

A charcuterie board is expected, but not this Insta-famous appetizer. Melt the cheese in a frying pan to scrape onto apples, potatoes, bread or cornichons, as they do in France.

Buy it ($6)

7. Pumpkin Bisque

Just looking at this soup makes us cozy. And it's got a secret ingredient that makes it nutty, decadent and unexpectedly creamy: tahini. (If butternut squash is more your style, opt for the pumpkin-butternut squash bisque instead.)

Buy it ($4)

8. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Bites

Each bite brings you closer to squash heaven. We're talking tender roasted butternut squash, elbow macaroni and cheddar and gouda cheeses, all coated in a luscious béchamel sauce.

Buy it ($4)

9. Pumpkin Empanadas

The only thing better than pumpkin filling? Pumpkin filling wrapped in flaky pastry dough, obvi. These handhelds can be a hearty app or a decadent dessert—the choice is yours.

Buy it ($4)

10. Cranberry Chèvre Goat Cheese

Tart, tangy and downright decadent. This creamy goat cheese is bound to be the star of your annual cheese plate. Pair it with herbed crackers, fig jam and olives.

Buy it ($4)

11. Pumpkin Spread

It's destined for the top of a baked wheel of Brie. It pairs well with sharp cheddar cheese, spicy crackers, pickled jalapeños and pancakes.

Buy it ($3)

12. Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix

Your gluten-free relatives will be overjoyed to see a loaf of pumpkin bread they can actually eat on the table. All the mix needs is egg, oil, water and a quick stir before going in the oven.

Buy it ($4)

13. Mini Pumpkin Samosas

Thanks to their size, you can totally swap these in for canned biscuits or dinner rolls. The Indian-inspired pastries are stuffed with spiced pumpkin filling and paneer cheese. Just try not to ruin your appetite before the turkey hits the table.

Buy it ($4)

Mains and Sides

14. Harvest Apple Salad Kit

Because it never hurts to have something green on the table alongside the mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. The kit boasts a leafy spring mix, cheddar cheese, apple cinnamon chips, pecans and apple vinaigrette.

Buy it ($4)

15. Green Bean Casserole Bites

All the flavor of the old-school casserole, down to the crispy fried onions on top. Good luck stopping after just one creamy phyllo cup.

Buy it ($4)

16. Cornbread Stuffing

You can't go wrong with this crowd-pleasing classic (especially when all you have to do to prepare the stuffing is pop it in the oven and wait for it to warm through).

Buy it ($6)

17. Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice

If you'd prefer to go the unconventional route, look no further than this takeout-inspired mashup. It stars long-grain rice, breadcrumbs, fall veggies and all the fresh herbs.

Buy it ($4)

18. Four Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Skip the mushy mash in favor of heat-and-eat scalloped potatoes, swimming in a rich cream sauce spiked with garlic, leeks and four flavorful cheeses.

Buy it ($6)

19. Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

Your guests are going to go gaga for this pasta side. The filling is a seasonal medley of sweet pumpkin, honey, brown sugar and molasses, plus ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.

Buy it ($4)

20. Holiday Vegetable Hash

Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and herbs await. Transform them into soup or stuffing, or simply roast them to accompany the main course.

Buy it ($5)

21. Spatchcocked Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Only cooking for a few people? There's no need to roast an entire turkey. Opt for this citrusy ready-to-cook chicken instead that's marinated in EVOO, vinegar, garlic, lemon and herbs.

Buy it ($5)

22. Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast

If you're celebrating with vegans, this plant-based roast is a must. The wheat gluten base is stuffed with wild rice, cranberries, veggies and a slew of herbs and spices.

Buy it ($13)

23. Turkey Gravy

This essential accompaniment will be table-ready in mere minutes. Spruce it up with fresh rosemary, thyme and sage and your guests will think it's homemade.

Buy it ($2)

Desserts

24. Nantucket-Style Cranberry Pie

It's sort of like a cross between a pie, an upside-down cake and a cobbler. Cranberries and walnuts make for a tart, nutty base (which pairs seamlessly with vanilla ice cream, of course).

Buy it ($7)

25. Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing

Our favorite desserts are those that require minimal effort. Try transforming these seasonal beauties into pumpkin pull-apart monkey bread.

Buy it ($4)

26. Maple Walnut Biscotti

These buttery, twice-baked cookies loaded with chopped walnuts, brown sugar and maple flavor can be dunked into a PSL, mulled cider or even hot chocolate.

Buy it ($4)

27. Pumpkin Cheesecake

Why add dessert to your already long list of Thanksgiving chores? Treat yourself to one of these rich, silky confections instead and call it a day.

Buy it ($7)

28. Maple Poffertjes

PSA: You need this treat from the Netherlands in your life ASAP. The sweet yeast batter rounds infused with maple syrup taste like tiny, fluffy pancakes.

Buy it ($3)

29. Pumpkin Ice Cream

Believe it or not, this pint of deliciousness is nearly 20 percent pure pumpkin purée. We'll take a heaping scoop atop a warm slice of pecan pie, please.

Buy it ($4)

30. Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Stirring Spoon

End the holiday with a piping hot cup of cocoa. Each stick holds both milk and dark chocolates, plus a few mini marshmallows. Make a pot of hot milk, dole it out into mugs and let your guests stir in the magic themselves.

Buy it ($1)

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