13 Trader Joe’s Appetizers to Serve During the Holidays This Year

This seasonal dip is a new Trader Joe's appetizer in 2022. Trader Joe's

These Trader Joe’s appetizers are the easiest way to look like a gourmet chef in 15 minutes or less

Big gatherings are officially back, which means you’ll be on the lookout for amazing appetizers to take to all those holiday parties. Whether you’re a novice chef or someone who doesn’t like spending time in the kitchen, there are tons of easy appetizer recipes from your neighborhood grocer that are easy to whip up (have you seen their amazing selection of frozen food?). From mini quiche to French onion soup bites, these Trader Joe’s appetizers will save you tons of time during the holidays this year.

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Mini Veggie Samosas

Mini veggie samosas are a popular Trader Joe's appetizer

A popular Trader Joe's appetizer, these two-bite samosas are filled with a curry-infused mixture of peas, carrots, potatoes, lentils, and onions. Wrapped in a flaky phyllo crust, the scent alone will have guests wandering toward the appetizer table. 

Find them in the freezer aisle for $3.80.

Red Pepper, Cranberry & Walnut Dip

This seasonal dip is a new Trader Joe's appetizer in 2022.

Sweet, spicy, and tart, this seasonal dip from Trader Joe's will make a statement at holiday parties this year. Add it to your charcuterie board and pair it with a crostini or veggies! 

Find it in the refrigerator section for $4. 


Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Bites

Why have butternut squash mac and cheese, when you can have it in a bite version? This tasty seasonal product won't be around for long, so dig into the breaded cheesy goodness that's found in the freezer aisle before they're gone.

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Creamy Cauliflower Jalapeño Dip

You can't go wrong with dip for the holidays! Take this already savory product and toss it into a skillet before baking to get a crispy top. Crackers or bread slices and you're done!

Check the refrigerated aisle to pick up a carton.

Korean Pancakes

Perfect for brunch, these cinnamon-filled Korean pancakes are flaky, chewy and irresistible. Kids and adults will love each and every bite.

Find them in the freezer aisle.

Breaded Fried Ravioli

Breaded fried ravioli are a yummy Trader Joe's appetizer
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You had us at "fried!" Kid-friendly and easy to whip up, these fried ravioli are made with semolina pasta, and five kinds of cheese that includes ricotta, mild Monterey Jack, mozzarella, Asiago and Parmesan.

Grab a bag in the freezer section for $3.99.

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Kibbeh is a Trader Joe's appetizer
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Hearty and flavorful, this Kibbeh appetizer will become a family fave. Made with ground beef, onions and seasonings, these meatballs pair well with almost any dip.

Find for just $4.79 in the freezer section.

French Onion Soup Bites

French Onion soup bites are a popular Trader Joe's appetizer

Soup doesn't exactly make a great appetizer when feeding a crowd, so that's why these French Onion Soup Bites are genius. Each two-bite goodie is filled with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese and flavored with a vegetable broth base, then wrapped in a dough wrapper. No spoon is required!

Pick up a box in the freezer aisle for $4.49 each.

Chicken Soup Dumplings

While these are technically an appetizer, we see nothing wrong with whipping up the entire box for dinner! Each one of these chicken soup dumplings is made with chicken, onions, green onions and a flavorful broth and can be found in the freezer section.

Vegetable Birds Nest

These crispy vegetable bird nests are perfect for an Asian-themed dinner! They are made with onion, carrot, kale and tempura batter, and come with a delicious soy dipping sauce. Cook until crispy!

Snag these fun pre-dinner snacks for roughly $3 in the freezer section.

Mini Quiche Duo

Mini Quiche Duo are a classic Trader Joe's appetizer

Perfect for brunch or lunch, this box of mini quiche duos includes both mushroom and Swiss cheese and bacon and sweet onion options. Bake until golden brown, and enjoy thoroughly.

Each box is just $3.99 in the freezer section.

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A Greek "spinach pie," the spanakopita takes time to make from scratch. That's why we prefer this frozen version that's filled with spinach, ricotta and feta that's wrapped in phyllo dough and warmed in the oven. Perfect for brunch appetizers or to pair with your Greek-themed dinner menu. 

Enjoy this tasty app for just $3.99, found in the freezer aisle.


Hummus Quartet

Make everyone happy with the hummus quarter from Trader Joe's. Choose from traditional, roasted garlic, spicy and tomato basil and enjoy with pita chips or bread. 

This four-pack is just $4.99 in the refrigerated section.

5 Cheese Greek Spiral

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Made in Greece, you know this five-cheese Greek spiral is going to be good! It looks fancy, too, with a flaky phyllo dough surrounding gouda, Kasseri, Kefalotyri, blue and semi-hard cheeses.

For only $3.99 and a stop by the freezer section, this could be yours!

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Forget making your own spinach artichoke dip, and snag this frozen version instead! All it takes is a simple warm-up before you're enjoying it with tortilla chips. This is a nice change to the traditional onion dips you find at family get-togethers.

You can't beat the $2.99 price tag on this dip!



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