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

We’ve been official for a while now, so we can safely say that Trader Joe is the best grocery store boo 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 44 of our favorite Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving products to zhuzh up your holiday menu with—and on a budget to boot.

(Note: Our list includes both new products that are on shelves for fall 2022, as well as products from holidays' past that we're hoping make a triumphant return this year.)

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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 24.

Our Fave Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Foods & Drinks


1. 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 (or help yourself to a cup before you get cooking).

2. Non-Dairy Pumpkin Oat Beverage

In case you want to kick off coffee hour with a batch of homemade PSLs. As a bonus, this oat-based bev froths up just like regular dairy milk when it's heated.

3. Howling Gourds Pumpkin Ale (return TBA)

PSA, pumpkin beer stans: You'll want to keep a lookout for this crisp, subtly sweet ale at your local TJ's. It boasts balanced notes of seasonal spices and pumpkin that are bound to hit the spot.

4. Apple Cider (return TBA)

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.

5. Villa Antica Asolo Prosecco DOCG Superiore (return TBA)

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.

6. Sparkling Green Apple Mineral Water (return TBA)

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


7. Sage Derby

When it comes to hosting, you can never go wrong with a charcuterie board, and this herbaceous pick deserves to be front and center. Hailing from Lancashire, the cheddar is hand-blended with sage and spinach for flavor and color.

8. 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.

9. Raclette Sliced Cheese

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

10. 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.)

11. 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.

12. Cranberry Chèvre Goat Cheese

Tart, tangy and downright decadent, this creamy goat cheese can easily play the star of your annual cheese plate. Pair it with herbed crackers, fig jam and olives.

13. Pumpkin Spread

Use it as an unexpected topper for a baked wheel of Brie. The spread pairs well with sharp cheddar cheese, spicy crackers, pickled jalapeños and pancakes.

14. 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.

15. Mini Spicy 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.

16. Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps

No appetizer spread is complete without an herby, crunchy cracker. Pumpkin in the dough gives them a dense texture and a touch of sweetness, while cranberries cut through with natural tartness.

17. White Bean Chicken Chili Soup

Comforting, satisfying and flavorful, this heat-and-eat pick is everything we love about soup season. Serve it solo, spoon it over baked potatoes or dunk into it with crusty bread—whatever you do, crown it with a dollop of sour cream.

18. Pumpkin Empanadas (return TBA)

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.

Mains & Sides

19. Bulgur Pilaf with Butternut Squash & Feta Cheese

Face it: You've been over quinoa, and your family has had your wild rice dressing more times than they can count. Switch things up with bulgur, complemented by tangy feta, winter squash and aromatic spices.

20. 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.

21. Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

If pasta is your go-to side, give it a seasonal twist with this ready-to-eat sauce. Pumpkin is the first ingredient, but it's in good company: Think Grana Padano and Pecorino Romano cheeses, garlic, onion and sage.

22. Autumn Vegetable & White Bean Gratin

This comforting side dish consists of roasted cauliflower, butternut squash and butter beans, doused in a lush white cheddar cheese sauce. The panko breadcrumb topping is *chef's kiss*.

23. Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce

Smoky, tangy chipotle peppers in adobo are the ultimate match for warm-spiced pumpkin. When roasted, the flavors turn deep and caramelized. Might we suggest using it on Brussels sprouts, cauliflower or even the turkey?

24. Cornbread Stuffing

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

25. Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice

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

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. Turkey Gravy

This essential accompaniment will be table-ready in mere minutes. Spruce it up with fresh rosemary, thyme and sage to make your guests think you made it from scratch.

32. Green Bean Casserole Bites (return TBA)

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.


33. Caramel Apple Mochi

Because ice cream is never off-limits, even when the weather's cold. Each scoop of rice dough-wrapped deliciousness is infused with sweet caramel, apple puree and apple juice concentrate.

34. 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).

35. Pumpkin Cheesecake Croissants

What a way to end a fall feast. The all-butter croissant dough is drool-worthy as it stands, but it's straight-up revelatory when stuffed with cream cheese- and pumpkin-spiked pastry cream. Toast them before serving.

36. 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.

37. Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes

These microwaveable cakes are one minute away from being warm, sticky and devourable, so they're just the solution for a tired host. The cakes are gooey with pumpkin, dates and brown sugar, but the sticky toffee sauce on top really gilds the lily.

38. 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.

39. Maple Poffertjes

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

40. Pumpkin Blondie Brownies

Studded with white chocolate chips and pecans, in case they weren't indulgent enough for you. The moist texture and a delicate drizzle of royal icing make these one TJ's confection you'll search for every year.

41. Pumpkin Ice Cream

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

42. 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.

43. Salted Maple Ice Cream (return TBA)

Vanilla who? This is the most heavenly pairing for a slice of pecan pie. Crafted with real maple syrup and a dash of sea salt, this treat deserves to be topped with warm caramel and a handful of TJ's Just the Clusters Maple Pecan Granola.

44. Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing (return TBA)

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

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.