These Trader Joe’s Instagram Accounts Are Sharing Genius Recipe Ideas

Search “Trader Joe’s” on Instagram, and you’ll be met with a virtually endless list of Trader Joe’s fan accounts. And while many are worth the follow to keep up-to-date on all the new TJ’s products — and the return of cult-favorites — hitting its shelves, others boast unique, delicious recipes that use some of the best TJ’s products (and even products you’ve likely never tried before).

Two IG accounts that quickly come to mind — and that you should immediately search for and follow — are Trader Joe’s Obsessed (@traderjoesobsessed) and Trader Joe’s Kitchen (@traderjoeskitchen). They’re both equally as popular (each have more than 300K followers), and they both share many, many mouthwatering recipes.

Take, for instance, Trader Joe’s Obsessed’s jerk grilled chicken skewers with slaw. This recipe calls for two popular TJ’s items: Jerk Chicken Thigh Skewers with Mango Chutney, and Tahini, Pepita and Apricot Slaw Kit. Essentially, you’re just following the cooking instructions for both of these products, but Obsessed does have a couple tips, including thawing the chutney a half-hour before cooking the skewers and using an air fryer to cook the skewers. The end result? A colorful, flavorful dish you can quickly toss together on a weeknight.

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I am so happy these jerk grilled 🍗 chicken skewers are back with mango 🥭 chutney sauce 😋 They are so tender and have a lot of flavor with a kick 🌶 ✅ Make sure to thaw out the mango chutney a half an hour before cooking the skewers (I used the air fryer 9 mins 375 degrees from frozen). I paired these with the Pepita tahini & apricot slaw for dinner tonight. The salad dressing was just OK for me nothing special and there wasn’t enough either I probably wouldn’t get this again. The curry slaw kit one is amazing and I want to try the new buffalo ranch sauce one soon😋 Please check out my stories ⬆️ and Highlights for even more TJ’s items as well as new & fav kitchen items & swipe up to find out more info ❤️ 🙏🏻 #chicken #skewers #bbq #mango #pepita #apricot #salad #chutney #dinner #lunch #yum #love #yes #delish #yas #traderjoesfans #groceryshopping #traderjoesobsessed #traderjoeslove #traderjoesfinds #traderjoesrocks #traderjoes #traderjoesdoesitagain #traderjoeshaul #traderjoesinsider #traderjoesmusthaves #traderjoesfan #traderjoes

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Another simple dish — prepared with Trader Joe’s products — is Trader Joe’s Kitchen’s Birds Nest breakfast dish. For this, Kitchen used Trader Joe’s frozen hash browns, chopped onions, garlic powder, egg, and the ever-so-popular Everything But The Bagel Seasoning.

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Here’s how I made this Birds Nest🐣 1. I used Trader Joe’s frozen hash browns and chopped onions as the “nest”. Sauté them in olive oil until browned and crispy. The hash browns don’t come with any seasoning on them so I put garlic powder, black pepper, and a little salt. 2. Form the hash browns into a circle and hollow out room for your egg. Separate your egg white and yolk. Add in the egg whites first and they’ll spread a little which will hold the hash browns together. After a few minutes, add the egg yolk on top and cook to your liking. I put a lid on the pan to speed up the process a bit but just make sure you don’t overcooked the yolk. 3. Carefully place on a plate with a spatula and top with Everything But The Bagel Seasoning!

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We’ve only grazed the surface.

Before your next Trader Joe’s run, jot down all the ingredients you’ll need to make any of these genius recipe ideas.

Salmon with Mango Salsa

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Salmon with mango salsa🥭😍 For the salmon and mango salsa: – Chop mango and red onion and toss in a bowl with fresh lime juice, minced garlic, cilantro, Chile lime seasoning, black pepper, and salt. – Place salmon in a good non-stick pan, skin side down with some olive oil on medium high heat. – Cook on one side for about 5-6 minutes depending on how thick the cut is. Flip the salmon and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Once the salmon is done, it should flake nicely with a fork. Season with chile lime seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Spritz with fresh lime juice. For the Garlic Parmesan Riced Cauliflower: – Use Trader Joe’s frozen riced cauliflower. Sauté minced garlic in a pot with a little olive oil and then add the riced cauliflower (and don’t add water!). Once the cauliflower is defrosted, add a little butter, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

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By: Trader Joe’s Kitchen

TJ’s items you’ll need: Chile Lime Seasoning Blend, Organic Riced Cauliflower

Banana Coconut Cookies

By: Trader Joe’s Vegan Recipes (@traderjoesveganrecipes)

TJ’s items you’ll need: The Dark Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Bar, Organic Unsweetened Flake Coconut

Simple Tuna Casserole

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Here’s an easy recipe for a simple tuna casserole that can be pre-made as well and baked the next day 🥘😋 The kiddos also approve ✅ Directions: 1️⃣ Boil water and cook 3/4 bag of the fusilli pasta & during the last 2 mins pour a half a cup of frozen peas in then drain and pour everything into a big bowl 2️⃣ Mix 3/4 of the whipping cream, 2 table spoons of mayonnaise, 2 table spoons of aoli garlic mustard, tuna (break it up into small pieces), 4 shakes of the chicken less vegan seasoning into a medium bowl and mix all of it in the pasta 3️⃣ Add 3/4 bag of the fancy shredded cheese 🧀(I love this one since the cheese is so fine) and stir well (swipe left for a video) 4️⃣ Pour everything into a greased casserole dish and top it off with some Panko breadcrumbs & 1/4 bag of the cheese then bake it for 25 mins at 350 degrees 👍🏻😀 Enjoy! I also like adding some black pepper at the end 👏🏻 Please check out my stories ⬆️ and Highlights for even more TJ’s items as well as new & fav kitchen items & swipe up to find out more info ❤️ 🙏🏻 #traderjoesfans #groceryshopping #traderjoesobsessed #traderjoeslove #traderjoesfinds #traderjoesrocks #traderjoes #traderjoesdoesitagain #traderjoeshaul #traderjoesinsider #traderjoesmusthaves #traderjoesfan #traderjoes #casserole #tuna #lunch #dinner #yum #yas #easy #meals #comfortmeals #delish #garlic #aoli #pasta #mustard #bake #cook #nom #chicken

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By: Trader Joe’s Obsessed

TJ’s items you’ll need: Japanese Style Panko Breadcrumbs, Whipping Cream, Vegan Chicken-Less Seasoning Salt, Shredded Mexican Style Cheese, Aioli Garlic Mustard Sauce, Wild Skipjack Tuna, Frozen Organic Peas, Organic Mayonnaise, Italian Fusilli

Homemade Acai Bowl

By: Trader Joe’s Cravings (@traderjoescravings)

TJ’s items you’ll need: Unsweetened Organic Acai Puree Packets, Organic Chia Seeds, Pecan Praline Granola

Spinach & Artichoke Dip Chicken

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Who was able to snag food at Trader Joe’s before the apocalypse hit?🦠😂 I haven’t been to Trader Joe’s in about a week butttt if you’ve seen my freezer, you know I’ve been preparing my whole life for this🏆 Kidding, but I always keep my freezer/pantry stocked because I hate realizing in the middle of a recipe, that I’m out of something. Soooo here’s a super easy two-ingredient recipe you could make with stuff you may already have in the freezer: – Preheat your oven to 400° – Season chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning, and pepper. – Cook the Spinach Artichoke Dip in the microwave until it’s heated through and slather onto the chicken. – Cook in the oven for about 30 min depending on how thick your chicken is. I used a meat thermometer to make sure it was fully cooked (165°).

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TJ’s items you’ll need: Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Tempeh

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TEMPEH in a peanut sauce, oh so good! Add this to your salad, pasta, stir-fry and bowls. INGREDIENTS: Tempeh chopped 1Tbsp sesame oil or other oil PEANUT SAUCE: 6 Tbsp peanut butter 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil 1/2 Tsp chili flakes 1 1/2 tsp coconut sugar 1/2 inch knob ginger, peeled 1 clove garlic, peeled 1/4 cup coconut milk or water INSTRUCTIONS: 1. In a large skillet, warm sesame oil over medium heat. Add chopped tempeh into skillet. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes, until light golden brown on edges. Peanut Sauce: Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. 2. To the skillet, pour in the peanut sauce, stir until tempeh is evenly coated while cooking on medium heat until warm. Serve immediately Enjoy🌱 Sauce by @makingthymeforhealth

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TJ’s items you’ll need: Organic 3 Grain Tempeh, Organic Creamy No Salt Peanut Butter, Toasted Sesame Oil, Organic Coconut Sugar, Natural Rice Vinegar, Red Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce

Ice Cream Sundae

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Happy Friyay!! It’s time for a simple Ice Cream Sunday🧁🍨🍫🍪 made with the amazing sandwich sprinkles cookies 🟣🟢🔴🟡🟠🔵 🍪& vanilla ice cream 🍨topped with midnight moo 🍫😋The cookies are very buttery rich & decadent 👏🏻 Have a fabulous weekend and stay safe & healthy 😘 Please check out my stories ⬆️ and Highlights for even more TJ’s items as well as new & fav kitchen items & swipe up to find out more info ❤️ 🙏🏻 #traderjoesfans #cookies #buttercream #sprinkles #partyfood #appetizer #dessert #icecream #vanilla #yas #yum #delish #chocolate #cookie #friyay #dessert #sweets #sundae #sweettreats #groceryshopping #traderjoesobsessed #traderjoeslove #traderjoesfinds #traderjoesrocks #traderjoes #traderjoesdoesitagain #traderjoeshaul #traderjoesinsider #traderjoesmusthaves #traderjoesfan #traderjoes

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By: Trader Joe’s Obsessed

TJ’s items you’ll need: These Sprinkles Walk Into a Sandwich Cookie. , French Vanilla Ice Cream, Midnight Moo

Before you go, check out more delicious Trader Joe’s ideas in our gallery below: 

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