Cooking with Trader Joe’s Recipes
Remember those yummy orange Creamsicles we all loved as kids? This creamy smoothie captures the creamy orange and vanilla essence of those beloved popsicles in a healthy morning smoothie. For a more frosty or light smoothie, substitute one cup of ice (5 cubes) for the second cup of frozen mango. This recipe appears in the […]
Panzanella is a Tuscan-born veggie salad with chewy bread cubes soaked with tasty salad dressing. We put a spin on the classic BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich and dreamt it up as a panzanella, where the bread cubes soak up the tangy balsamic vinaigrette and the rich bacon drippings. Use leftover Italian or French […]
What happens when mac-n-cheese meets a grilled cheese sandwich? Comfort-food heaven! Mac-n-cheese and bacon slices are placed in between slices of sourdough bread and grilled to golden, buttery perfection. This sandwich is perfect for leftover mac-n-cheese, and easy to make individually or for a group. For the ultimate comfort food combination, pair with a bowl […]
Does the food in this photo look like a good source of calcium? Well, there’s no milk, no cheese, no dollop of yogurt… but, as many are becoming more aware, dairy is not the beginning and end of the world of calcium. The California Caviar recipe pictured here (from our Vegetarian cookbook) contains a few […]
Right around March 1 of every year, I place a cup of lentils or wheat in water and sprout them in anticipation of Persian New Year, also called Norouz. The sprouts grow into a tall green grass that is symbolic of rebirth and one of the elements on the ceremonial table spread set up for […]
Baked Brie is one of the most popular appetizers I make; even the kids love it. When I was a kid, every holiday season my mom would buy a huge apricot baked Brie from the local grocer. Even though I was a picky eater as a kid, baked Brie was one of my favorite things.
Potstickers, also known as gyoza, are savory Asian dumplings filled with chicken, pork, shrimp, or vegetables. Trader Joe’s has several varieties all in the frozen section. Frozen potstickers are staples in our freezer, ready to be pan cooked, combined with stir-fried veggies, or used in a soup like we have here.
It’s here! We’re proud to introduce our newest Trader Joe’s cookbook using ingredients from our favorite store, Trader Joe’s.We started in 2007 with the original Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s. We started selling the books one by one out of our garage and word spread organically and quickly; all of a sudden we were […]
Cooking instructor Amy Fothergill recommends including the following 4 elements in your child’s lunchbox to create a balanced meal: protein, carbohydrate, vegetable, and fruit. Sample menus are shown below. Most of the menus can be served cold, but when it’s cold or rainy out, a warm lunch is comforting. Heat up warm lunches in the […]
A panini is a pressed and toasted sandwich, served hot. They are usually made with a panini press, a two-sided grill that you close on top of the sandwich, kind of like a waffle maker. However, you don’t need this special appliance to make a panini. A panini press uses the weight of the lid […]
Remember when we were kids, and summer vacation seemed to last forever? What happened?! Now before I know it, I feel like I’m buying pumpkins and sewing Halloween costumes. After years of enthusiastically packing in summer camps and vacations and being tireless summer warriors, I decided to slow things down and unschedule us a bit. […]
The 4th of July is the country’s most popular grilling day, so it’s likely that you’ll either be throwing a barbecue or going to a friend’s barbecue this weekend. If you’re looking for something beyond burgers and hot dogs, consider putting some of these on the grill:PizzaTrader Joe’s has pre-made pizza dough for just over […]
French toast is a classic breakfast, perfect for weekend mornings. This French Toast Casserole recipe uses Trader Joe’s challah bread and is cooked in the oven. It’s easy to throw together and you don’t have to stand over the stove cooking each piece individually. It does require about 35 minutes in the oven, so make […]
I love recipes when all the ingredients go directly into the slow cooker, like this Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Salsa Chicken recipe. Slow cookers are great for stews, meats, and veggies, especially when the recipes don’t require any prep work. Some slow cooker recipes require lots of searing and sautéing and dirtying of various pans and […]
Any plans for Valentine’s Day? This year you may want to skip the crowds and reservations and tables of tense couples. Nothing is more romantic than a quiet homemade meal with just the two of you — maybe even something you cook together. Here are a few easy recipes that you can make together leisurely […]
Who would like a Trader Joe’s gift basket or care package? Someone you know, of course!Trader Joe’s has an incredible number of holiday items right now and it’s so much fun to put together a gift basket. There are even cute gift sets of chocolate bars, coffees, and salt scrubs. Put together a basket of […]
My 11-year-old son thinks this Nugget in a Biscuit youtube video is hilarious. If you don’t, it’s probably because you’re not an 11-year-old boy. So when we were in Trader Joe’s together this week, he asked if we could please make it. Why not?
A frittata is a crustless quiche, versatile enough to work for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Doing away with the crust makes it lighter, gluten-free, and much lower in calories and fat. The main ingredient is egg, with various veggies and flavorings mixed in, often including shredded or grated cheese. This healthy recipe is made particularly […]
Have you noticed the mega EXPLOSION of pumpkin products at Trader Joe’s this month? I’m used to seeing pumpkin products emerge this time of year, but TJ’s buyers seem to have gone a little pumpkin crazy this time around! There are the usual favorites that make their seasonal appearances – such as Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin […]
The entire month of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and today is the kickoff. There are many reasons for going vegetarian, but no matter what yours are, we have plenty of yummy, easy, and healthy vegetarian recipes for you. In fact, we put our best ones in our popular “Cooking with Trader Joe’s: Vegetarian” cookbook. Whether […]