How many times have you wanted to just order takeout instead of cooking something on a busy weeknight? Probably more than a few. Rather than stress over preparing a meal from scratch, why not rely on some of the best Trader Joe’s frozen food? These meals, snacks, and sides are quick, simple, and easy on the wallet. Best of all, there’s something for everyone, even your pickiest eaters. (Check our top Trader Joe’s food for picky eaters, too!)

Trader Joe’s Frozen Kimbap

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These newcomers took the freezer case by storm and were often on backorder, much to the chagrin of TJ’s shoppers. They pack an umami punch and are great to have on hand for quick lunches.

Mac and Cheese Bites

mac and cheese bites are some of the best frozen food from Trader Joe's

It's the best of both worlds with Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese bites: bite-size bites of cheesy goodness and a crispy crust. With seven types of cheese that include Cheddar, Havarti, Swiss, Gouda, Cream Cheese, Monterey Jack, and Pecorino Romano for good measure, the whole family will meet their dairy quota for the day, all while enjoying the updated panko-style breading.

Beef Bulgogi

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This is one pound of seasoned beef, and you’ll love serving it up with some rice (see below) and potstickers.

Trader Joe’s Frozen Rice

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You can have jasmine or brown rice on the table in three minutes with these microwaveable packets in the frozen section. They have literally saved so many dinners.

Hash Browns

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These hash browns have addicting properties so consider yourself warned. We love them on weekends when you want something to go with your scrambled eggs.

Sublime Ice Cream Sandwiches

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While these aren’t a meal per se (though no judgment if you disagree), we had to include them in this list of favorites. You won’t want to share these with the kids so find a safe spot for them behind the broccoli. They are that good.

Vegetable Fried Rice

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This quickly cooks up in minutes on your stove and it’s as close to Chinese take-out as you could hope for.

Beef Birria

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If you are craving those dippable tiny tacos that you see at all the taco stands, this is a great product to keep on hand. It packs a flavor punch and is great for Mexican rice bowls or burritos.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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You’ll love having this dip in your freezer for last-minute visitors or it also works well baked with gnocchi and cherry tomatoes for an easy, cheesy dinner.

Spizzico di Pizza

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Forget Bagel Bites, these tiny pizzas will please any picky eater. We guarantee it.

Dutch Griddle Cakes

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These are a relatively new release and we love them as a quick option for school mornings. They are flavored with maple syrup (think McGriddle) so you don’t even need to add any messy syrup on top. Pop a sausage patty in between for an on-the-go option.

Potato Pancakes

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These latkes are delicious any time of year and heat easily in your oven so you don’t have to worry about frying them.

Gyoza Pot Stickers

This bag of potstickers is your future dinner in a flash. We prefer tossing them in with a bag of frozen vegetables and some of Trader Joe's Gyoza sauce for the perfect one-pot dinner. You can also simmer them in some broth to warm you up on a cold night. 

Related: 16 Easy Trader Joe’s Recipes That Take 15 Minutes or Less

Mixed Mushroom and Spinach Quiche

Mixed Mushroom and Spinach Quiche is some of the best frozen food from Trader Joe's

Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this quiche—packed with Swiss cheese, spinach, and two kinds of mushrooms—just hit freezer shelves straight from France. The sweet flower shape of its real butter and wheat flour crust is pretty darling, too. Your tot can don the corresponding aluminum pan as a hat for some entertainment while this dish cooks—it needs 30 minutes in the oven. You’ll find it right next to their Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese and Quiche Lorraine mainstays.

Mini Beef Tacos

Mini Beef Tacos are some of the best frozen food from Trader Joe's

If the Shopkins sensation is any indication, kids absolutely love tiny things—so give mini foods a try. These tacos come in beef or chicken varieties and are also easy to load up with nutritious goodness like fresh tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, or Trader Joe’s reduced-guilt chunky guacamole!

Related: 20 Things from Trader Joe’s That Picky Eaters Will Love

Parmesan Pastry Pups

Pastry pups are some of the best Trader Joe's frozen food
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We all have those nights when dinner needs to be fast and fun. Thankfully, our cries have been heard with this spin on the perennial kid favorite—the hot dog, but in a mini form. The kids will love watching these pups “puff” up in the oven. Then try widening culinary palates with a variety of dipping options, from ketchup to garlic aioli.

Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza

Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza is some of the best frozen food from Trader Joe's

Food allergies are more common than ever these days it seems, and thankfully so are food options that everyone can enjoy, like this classic cheese pizza with a nutritious cauliflower crust. But the kids don’t have to be gluten-free to absolutely love this version of pizza night. It even made the list of 50 of the best Trader Joe’s products in store history.

Mini Vegetable Samosas

Trader Joe’s doesn’t rest on its food laurels. These vegetable samosas are chock full of peas, carrots, potatoes, lentils, onions, and Indian spices. So, yes, these do have a bit of a kick, perfect for kids who aren’t afraid to spice things up. These also pair deliciously with their Mango Ginger Chutney and other ready-to-heat side dishes.

Related: 26 of the Healthiest Things You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s

Party-Size Mini Meatballs

Just when you think there isn’t anything to make for dinner, you'll remember there are meatballs in the freezer and a bag of pasta or a cup of rice ready to boil. With a stash of these minis on hand, it’s also easy to heat up a portion for a side of protein whenever a little diner needs it. Pair it with Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki for an easy dinner sensation. Toothpicks always make fun mealtime props for kids, too.

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Considering this is THE most popular Trader Joe’s frozen food item for the last several years, chances are you may already know and love this freezer favorite. You fortify it with broccoli, peas, and green peppers. Vegetarians and vegans can also rejoice because Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels are back in the freezer aisle as well.

Chocolate Croissants

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Breakfast anyone? These flaky croissants will have you feeling major French vibes, with just the perfect amount of chocolate. Put out the night before to rise overnight, then toss in the oven before enjoying on the go. There's even an almond version if you prefer. 

Gone Berry Crazy!

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Don’t forget about dessert! How do strawberry halves drenched in dark chocolate sound? These sweet treats are brand new and already a chilly craze for summer days. The best part may be that you can eat them straight from the freezer.


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