All the Premade Thanksgiving Dishes You Can Get at Trader Joe's

by Justina Huddleston
Nov 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET

I love Thanksgiving, and since I live so far away from my family, I usually host my own Friendsgiving dinner on the big day. And though I absolutely love cooking, from making a perfect spatchcocked turkey with sherry-infused gravy to baking up a maple-nutmeg cream pie and mini pecan tarts, I'm not too proud to pick up a few store-bought items every now and then if I think it'll make the day a little more manageable. If it means I have more time for cleaning, decorating and hanging out with my guests once they actually arrive, then that sounds like an all-around good thing to me.

And it only makes sense that I pick up some premade Thanksgiving goodies when I head to Trader Joe's for my affordable wine too. TJ's has tons of variety, and they always go hard when it comes to stocking their shelves with seasonal products. Whether you're looking for an easy turkey option that doesn't involve storing a massive bird in your fridge in the days leading up to your feast or some easy, tasty side dishes to accompany the rest of your meal, these Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods have you covered.

1 /12: Trader Joe's turkey & stuffing en croute

1/12 :Trader Joe's turkey & stuffing en croute

Turkey and stuffing en croute, $13 at Trader Joe's

2 /12: Mashed cauliflower

2/12 :Mashed cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower, $3 at Trader Joe's

3 /12: Honey-roasted pumpkin ravioli

3/12 :Honey-roasted pumpkin ravioli

Honey-roasted pumpkin ravioli, $4 at Trader Joe's

4 /12: Butternut squash mac & cheese

4/12 :Butternut squash mac & cheese

Butternut squash mac and cheese, $3 at Trader Joe's

5 /12: Trader Joe's cranberry sauce

5/12 :Trader Joe's cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce, $2 at Trader Joe's

6 /12: Seasoned mushroom medley

6/12 :Seasoned mushroom medley

Seasoned mushroom medley, $4 at Trader Joe's

7 /12: Riced cauliflower stuffing

7/12 :Riced cauliflower stuffing

Rice cauliflower stuffing, $3 at Trader Joe's

8 /12: Pain au lait

8/12 :Pain au lait

Pain au lait, $3 at Trader Joe's

9 /12: Apple-cranberry tarts

9/12 :Apple-cranberry tarts

Apple-cranberry tarts, $4 at Trader Joe's

10 /12: Fire-roasted tomato-cranberry salsa

10/12 :Fire-roasted tomato-cranberry salsa

Fire-roasted tomato-cranberry salsa, $3 at Trader Joe's

11 /12: Fully cooked, brined half turkey breast

11/12 :Fully cooked, brined half turkey breast

Fully cooked, brined half turkey breast, $7 at Trader Joe's

12 /12: ABC + K Slaw

12/12 :ABC + K Slaw

ABC + K Slaw, $4 at Trader Joe's