Every Delicious Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving Item You Need to Buy This Year

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means that cult-favorite grocery store Trader Joe’s is rolling out all its holiday favorites. From whole turkeys to cornbread stuffing mix to craberry pie, there’s something for everyone, no matter your tastes. Here are the must-buy Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving items you need to try.

Caramel Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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Shoppers outside of a Trader Joe’s | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

  • Price: $5.99

You’ll need all your energy to prepare the big meal, so make your Thanksgiving morning easy by serving this Caramel Cinnamon Monkey Bread. The pull-apart bread comes covered in cinnamon, butter, and sugar. All you have to do is pop it in the oven for 10 minutes, then serve.

Cranberry Chevre

  • Price: $3.99 for an 8-ounce log

Start your holiday meal off right by serving the perfect hors d’oeuvres, like this tangy goat cheese covered in candied cranberries. (Try pairing it with the Scalloped Crackers.) Trader Joe’s has been selling this popular item for the past 10 years, so you know it has to be good.

Turkey & Stuffing Seasoned Kettle Chips

  • Price: $1.99

Definitely one of the quirkier Thanksgiving items at Trader Joe’s, this 7-ounce bag of turkey-and-stuffing flavored chips are probably a love-it-or-hate-it kind of product. The kettle chips are seasoned to mimic the flavor of turkey and stuffing, and according to a reviewer at the Kitchn, they “taste decidedly like Thanksgiving.”


Trader Joe's Turkey Breast

Trader Joe’s fully cooked, bone-in turkey breast | Karen Bennett/The Cheat Sheet

  • Price: $1.99 to $3.49 a pound

Trader Joe’s has several options for the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal. The All Natural No Antibiotics Ever Brined Fresh Young Turkey is $1.99 a pound. A Glatt Kosher turkey is $2.99 a pound, and an Organic Young Turkey is $3.49 a pound. If you’re not serving a big crowd, consider the Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Breast, which is sold fully cooked for $6.99 a pound.

The turkeys arrived in Trader Joe’s stores November 9.

Turkey and Stuffing En Croute  

  • Price: $12.99

Sometimes, an entire roast bird is just too much. If you want Thanksgiving flavors without the hassle of cooking a whole turkey, try Trader Joe’s turkey and stuffing en croute. It’s a turkey tenderloin and cornbread stuffing rolled into a puff pastry and then sprinkled with herbs. It even comes with gravy for serving and a side of cranberry sauce.

Cornbread Stuffing Mix


Stuffing | iStock

  • Price: $3.99

Save yourself some time by whipping up this cornbread stuffing mix instead of making your own from scratch. The 12.4-ounce box includes toasted white bread and cornbread croutons, plus a seasoning mix of onion, garlic, parsley, celery, and mushrooms. You can make it on the stove, as a casserole, or even bake it in the bird.

Les Petites Carrots of Many Colors  

  • Price: $3.99

Add some color to your Thanksgiving table with these miniature, multi-colored carrots in orange, yellow, purple, red, and white. The 16-ounce bag of veggies come peeled and trimmed, so all you need to do is cook them.

Nantucket Style Cranberry Pie

  • Price: $5.99

Pumpkin might be the traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but this cranberry pie from Trader Joe’s could give it a run for its money. Trader Joe’s describes it as “a cross between a cobbler, a cake, and a pie,” with cranberries and walnuts scattered across a flaky pastry crust. And you don’t even half to turn on the oven to get this dessert ready – just take it out of the freezer 1 or 2 hours before serving and let it come to room temperature.

Gingerbread Turkey Kit  

  • Price: $7.99

Keep the kids busy on Thanksgiving Day with this cute gingerbread turkey kit. You get seven pieces of gingerbread you can assemble into the shape of a turkey and decorate with icing.

Will Trader Joe’s be open on Thanksgiving?

If you’re planning on serving any of these tasty treats at your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you get your shopping done ahead of time. All Trader Joe’s stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Most Trader Joe’s locations are open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., but you should check with your local store for exact hours.

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