The Best Frozen Meals at Trader Joe’s

By Kelley Boymer
20 Mar 2023

Ok so is it obvious that we can’t get enough Trader Joe’s around here? It’s one of the most popular places to grocery shop in the US (with good reason!). Not only do they sell specialty quality products but they are reasonably priced and so delicious. With everything from their snacks and dips to their sweets and treats, Trader Joe’s has made a name for themselves in households across the country.

Frozen meals from the grocery store can be, not great. Finding good frozen meals can be such a life saver and Trader Joe’s has outdone themselves with their selection of frozen meals back that have inventive varieties and delicious, authentic flavors.

You can’t go wrong with a TJ’s frozen meal, which can make mealtime so much easier and convenient. Today we’re sharing some of the very best, so you know exactly what to grab on your next Trader Joe’s shopping trip.

Want more Trader Joe’s recommendations? Check out these post: 20 Must Haves From Trader Joe’s According to The Internet, 22 Best Frozen Foods From Trader Joes, The Best Trader Joe’s Desserts, and The Best Snack Foods at Trader Joe’s.

The Best Frozen Meals at Trader Joe’s

Best Frozen Meals at Trader Joe's

Roasted Garlic & Pesto Pizza with Deep Fried Crust

I mean, fried pizza? Does it get any better than that? We’ve included the Roasted Garlic & Pesto Pizza with Deep Fried Crust in several of our TJ’s posts now, because it is THAT good. It isn’t surprising that this pizza is made in Naples using a lengthy artisanal process, due to its authentic, truly Italian taste. In addition to the deep fried crust, the provolone, mozzarella, Parmigiono, Reggiano, burrata, pesto and garlic combination are mouthwateringly delicious.

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Another favorite of ours are the TJ’s frozen chicken varieties. The Mandarin Orange Chicken does not disappoint! The tender chicken pieces wrapped in crispy breading and the sweet and spicy mandarin orange sauce make for an excellent meal. This chicken is best cooked in the oven and finished off in a skillet before serving with your choice of rice and vegetables. You could even serve it with TJ’s Stir Fried Garlicky Cabbage.

Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice

Butter Chicken is cooked in a tandoor oven (traditionally used for baking bread) and soaked in a delicious curry sauce made with tomatoes, onion, cream, ginger, garlic and butter. The basmati rice is the perfect pairing for this flavorful dish. Delish!

Cauliflower Gnocchi

All of TJ’s Gnocchi varieties are delicious but the Cauliflower Gnocchi is especially yummy and much healthier for all the cauliflower fans. These gnocchi are made with cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, olive oil and sea salt making them dairy and gluten-free! Pair with the Seasoned Corn Ribs for a delicious and nutritious meal!

BBQ Teriyaki Chicken

The BBQ Teriyaki Chicken is a favorite amongst many as well. These deliciously yummy chicken pieces marinated in BBQ and topped off with soy make for a perfect protein. Serve with rice and broccoli and make it a meal!

Pork Gyoza Potstickers

Chicken and Pork Gyoza Potstickers

The Chicken Gyoza Potstickers are made with chicken, onion, cabbage, soy sauce, sesame seed oil and ginger powder all cooked inside delicious wheat flour wrappers. Don’t forget to get TJ’s Gyoza dipping sauce or try over a bed of greens with a delicious soy-sesame vinaigrette.

Tomato & Red Onion Focaccia

Focaccia is an iconic Italian bread and TJs knows how to deliver. The combination of Neopolitan style focaccia with roasted tomatoes and grilled red onion slices make this Tomato & Red Onion Focaccia to die for!

Organic Acai Bowl

Originating in Brazil, Acai bowls have recently taken off in the U.S. TJ’s Organic Acai Bowl is one you won’t want to miss! The perfect combination of fruit, coconut chips, coconut beverage and açaí frozen and ready for your morning commute, lunch or even a nutritious snack. Top it off with the ancient grains granola for perfection.

Chicken Soup Dumplings

These are a big favorite among our community of followers. Both the Chicken Soup Dumplings and the Steamed Pork & Ginger Soup Dumplings are a clear winners. These dumplings are prepared traditionally to honor their Chinese roots. The yummy dough is filled with pork, ginger, onion, soy and a delicious soup base. Serve with a flavorful sauce, vegetables or maybe TJ’s Vegetable Fried Rice.

Mini Chicken Tacos or Mini Beef Tacos

The Mini Chicken & Beef Tacos are the perfect Mexican fix on the go. Pop them in the microwave, oven or air fryer for a meal or snack and enjoy the delicious flavors of corn tortilla, chicken or beef and roasted green salsa. They are fried with soy bean oil for that extra crispy finish. Be warned it’s hard to just eat one and bonus, they are gluten free!

Mini Beef Tacos | Best Frozen Meals at Trader Joes

Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons

The Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons are another crowd pleaser. The insides are filled with chicken, cilantro, green onions, cabbage, soy and garlic. These make a great appetizer or meal paired with some rice and vegetables. Mmm mmm good!

Cheese & Green Chile Tamales

Readers also love the Cheese & Green Chile Tamales for their fresh, flavorful finish. Corn masa and corn husks envelope delicious Monterey Jack cheese, green chiles, red Chile puree. Heat these up in the microwave or on the stove for a tasty treat!

Gluten Free Breaded Shrimp

TJ’s has some great options for different dietary restrictions including gluten free. The Gluten Free Breaded Shrimp are so good you would never even know the breading is in fact not bread! Both crunchy and tender these little guys are addicting. They make a great addition to tacos, burritos and rice bowls. Try them dipped in a little mayo and sweet chili sauce.

Jamaican Style Beef Patties

This Caribbean derived treat is one you will fall in love with! The Jamaican Style Beef Patties are filled with spicy yet savory beef and enveloped by a delicious crust that is both flakey and crispy. These patties make a great snack alone or could be paired with rice or greens for a meal.

Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese

The Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese is out of this world. For all mac & cheese fans or not, Hatch may change your mind! Made with Hatch chiles grown in New Mexico, this mac & cheese has an amazing smokey-spicy flavor in addition to the traditional creamy comfort food we all have grown to love.

Pastry Pups

Pastry Pups are a great go to frozen meal for kids that will be devoured. It also makes a great appetizer or game day snack for adults. Made with mini-hot dogs wrapped in delicious crispy pastry wrap and topped with parmesan cheese this elegant take on pigs in a blanket is a big step up in the hot dog game.

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken delivers just enough heat to bring all the flavors to life. This combination of chicken, in a delicious spicy soy ginger sauce and vegetables pairs nicely with TJ’s Organic Riced Cauliflower or rice.

What are your favorite meals from the TJs frozen aisle? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Sara W wrote:

    *aisle, not “isle”

    3.24.23 | Reply
  2. Georgann Beatty wrote:

    Are you able to send refrigerated items?
    I shopped at TJs for years in San Diego and would like to do the same here in Pensacola. I miss TJs so so much!!

    3.26.23 | Reply
    • Unfortunately TJ’s does not deliver! Such a bummer. You will have to make a special stop there the next time you are traveling!

      3.29.23 | Reply
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    3.29.23 | Reply
  4. I think trader Joe’s should bring the tomatoe basil humus back.

    4.1.23 | Reply

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