A home-cooked meal is great, but sometimes, even the best chef needs a break in the kitchen. And when that’s the case, the best thing to have on hand are some simple premade meals ready and waiting. So we’ve compiled the best Trader Joe’s premade and refrigerated meals for the perfect go-to options (that are ready in just minutes!)
When you need something fast, easy, (and delicious) Trader Joe’s definitely has you covered. They have a huge selection of refrigerated and frozen meals which you can heat up in the microwave in minutes. With everything from frozen Italian pasta, to premade Indian food, to Mexican tamales and tons of vegan options, there’s something for everyone’s palette! So keep scrolling to see 13 Trader Joe’s premade and refrigerated meals that are fast – and full of flavor – for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Trader Joe’s Refrigerated Meals
Peanut Udon Noodle Salad
This chilled Udon noodle salad is the perfect meal for a hot summer day. The wheat flour noodles are soft and chewy – a great contrast to the crunchy shredded cabbage, carrots and peanuts. Toss in the peanut ginger dressing, and you’ve got the finishing touch on this tasty warm-weather treat.
Chicken Marsala with Mashed Potatoes
This meal will truly make you feel like you’re sitting in a fine restaurant (even if you’re in sweatpants on your couch) The tender chicken marsala, rich sauce, and creamy mashed potatoes make for one indulgent meal. Just be sure to heat it up in the oven to keep the chicken tender and the potatoes smooth.
Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa And Wheatberry Salad
A combo of squash, quinoa, and wheatberries makes the perfect lunch- or side salad for almost any meal. The crunch from the toasted almonds, the sweetness of the cranberries, and a drizzle of the honey sesame vinaigrette all complement each other and bring an ideal balance.
Trader Joe’s Frozen Meals
Layered Beef Tostada
Are you a fan of the Mexican pizza? Then you’re in luck because TJ’s has its very own version of this layered delight (that you can microwave in minutes). Two tostadas are filled with seasoned ground beef, beans and topped with cheese, tomatoes, and green onion for a delicious dish.
These are the best and our favorite 13 Trader Joe’s premade and refrigerated meals. Let us know if you have any others that we might not have included.