25 Trader Joe's Items That You Can Bring To Thanksgiving & No One Will Notice

Thanksgiving is fast-approaching — it falls earlier than usual this year — meaning that it's time to start menu planning. But before we start our annual recipe-search, grocery-dash, and meal-assembly scramble, there may be an entirely easier way to handle the pre-Turkey Day scaries. On top of its usual affordable goods, Trader Joe's also has one majorly impressive spread of seasonal pre-made dishes.
From surprising specialty appetizers, to creative takes on classic mains, and even trendy desserts — that, tbh, we wish we'd invented — these dishes are so good that we'd actually feel good about bringing them to Thanksgiving this year. Avoid sapping your energy levels and draining your bank accounts by checking out the 20 products ahead. Let pre-made magic take care of all 2018 Thanks and Friendsgiving woes.
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We know it's not pie, but we are strong believers that there's a place for monkey bread at every celebration.

Trader Joe's Caramel Cinnamon Monkey Bread, $5.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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The riced cauliflower trend officially has a place on the Thanksgiving table.

Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Stuffing, $4.49, available at Trader Joe's.
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Buying pre-made pie crusts makes life a lot easier when you've got a busy oven schedule — and this one happens to be gluten-free.

Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Pie Crust, $3.49, available at Trader Joe's.
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Drink these festive sparkling juices as-is or let the adult table spike them with vodka or gin.

Trader Joe's Sparkling Cranberry & Clementine Juices, $2.99 each, available at Trader Joe's.
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Trader Joe's had us at gratin.

Trader Joe's Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin, $3.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Don't serve your dinner rolls with regular butter — this affordable Italian truffle take will be the talk of the table.

Trader Joe's Black Truffle Butter, $2.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Pour these thick-cut, kettle-cooked, and turkey stuffing-seasoned potato chips into a bowl for a festive pre-dinner app.

Trader Joe's Turkey and Stuffing Seasoned Kettle Chips, $1.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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This classic New England-style pie looks rustically homemade with cranberries, walnuts, and a buttery almond-vanilla base — your guests will never guess it came from the freezer section.

Trader Joe's Nantucket Style Cranberry Pie, $5.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Throw a classic cranberry sauce curve-ball with this fire-roasted tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime spicy-sweet mashup — serve it solo as a dip, a side with turkey, or even inside a melty baked brie.

Trader Joe's Roasted Tomato & Cranberry Salsa, $2.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Become Thanksgiving's charcuterie MVP with insanely creamy and tangy candied cranberry-encrusted goat cheese.

Trader Joe's Cranberry Chèvre Fresh Goat Cheese, $3.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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The beef Wellington of Thanksgiving; this turkey tenderloin comes stuffed with sweet cornbread, rolled in a puff pastry-herbes de Provence coating, and ready-to-serve with an included turkey gravy and cranberry sauce.

Trader Joe's Turkey & Stuffing En Croute, $12.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Need a cheap and easy craft holiday cocktail? Just add a splash of your favorite liquor to this fresh-squeezed cranberry, raspberry, and lemon juice soda before pouring it over ice in a fancy tumbler.

Trader Joe's Raspberry Cranberry Spritzer, $3.49, available at Trader Joe's.
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Wow the crowd with this creamy-crusty, white corn, diced onions, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese soufflé-like side.

Trader Joe's Corn Pudding, $4.49, available at Trader Joe's.
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Not up for cooking an entire turkey this Turkey Day? Turns out there's a pre-made, perfectly-portioned, and herb butter-seasoned option for that.

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Brined Half Turkey Breast, $6.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Skip boring potato salad and serve up this turkey, dried cranberry, green apple, pecan, and red onion mixture instead — coated in a creamy dijonaise dressing to boot.

Trader Joe's Turkey Cranberry Apple Salad, $3.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Specialty sips add an extra holiday layer — so let this eggnog exclusive with spiced rum, brandy, cinnamon, and real cream do the festive trick.

Trader Joe's Eggnog Holiday Liqueur, $7.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Pecan pies are so Thanksgiving 2016 — this buttery, brown sugar, chocolate, and pecan-topped pastry crust bar is where it's at.

Trader Joe's Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar, $6.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Did you roast these caramelized sweet potatoes with sweet cranberries, pecans, butter, and real maple syrup?! No — but, your secret's safe with us.

Trader Joe's Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes, $4.49, available at Trader Joe's.
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This tangy-sweet cranberry and California Valencia orange relish puts our family's classic recipe to shame.

Trader Joe's Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish, $3.49, available at Trader Joe's.
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Bringing a bottle of "nice" wine to a Thanksgiving feast is no easy or cheap feat — unless you've scooped up this smooth Grand Reserve Pinot Noir.

TJ’s Grand Reserve Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highland, $12.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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No time or energy to make dessert? No problem.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie, $5.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Besides filling pre-made pie crusts with this brilliant creation, we'll also be serving it over vanilla ice cream for a surprise deconstructed dessert — If only all Thanksgiving dishes could be so simple.

Trader Joe's Pecan Pie Filling In a Jar, $6.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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Stumped on what to serve as an inventive vegetarian option this Turkey Day? Make it easy with a soy protein roast — seasoned with herbs, coated in a crispy breading, and stuffed with savory wild rice and sweet cranberries.

Trader Joe's Breaded Turkey-less Stuffed Roast with Gravy, $9.99, available at Trader Joe's.
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This pint takes real pecan pie (made with roasted pecans, brown sugar molasses swirls, and chunks of shortbread) and folds it into a premium vanilla ice cream base.

Trader Joe's Pecan Pie Ice Cream, $4.49, available at Trader Joe's.
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Leave your guests begging for that "secret family stuffing recipe," with this pre-made mixture of cornbread croutons, chicken sausage, apples, sautéed onions, celery, and garlic.

Trader Joe's Chicken Sausage & Cornbread Stuffing, $4.49, available at Trader Joe's.

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