Delicious 3-Ingredient Trader Joe’s Dinners to Make This Week

If you’re anything like me, you skip into Trader Joe’s every weekend with your reusable shopping bags, ready to take on another week of meal prep. A trip to Trader Joe’s doesn’t feel like a chore, but rather, an exercise in creativity. There are so many delicious and healthy options to work with. 

If you’re trying to cut down on your weekly grocery budget or just want a no-fuss dinner that’s still scrumptious, try any of these three-ingredient Trader Joe’s dinners.

 

1. Orange Chicken, Fried Rice, Broccoli

In my opinion, the orange chicken in the refrigerated section of Tradey J’s is better than any takeout you could order. Toss your chicken over some fried rice and some roasted broccoli for a delicious dinner with enough leftovers for a few days.  

 

 

2. Broccoli & Kale Pizza Crust, Marinara Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese

Make a quick and easy weeknight dinner by spreading marinara over Trader Joe’s Broccoli and Kale pizza crust and topping with the cheese of your choice. If you’re trying to up your veggie intake, but still need a pizza fix, Trader Joe’s has your back. 

 

 

3. Cauliflower Gnocchi, Pesto, Chicken

Hi, my name is Sydney and I’m a pasta-holic. Substitute products like zucchini noodles just can’t compare to the real thing — or so I thought. In case you haven’t been introduced to the wonder of cauliflower gnocchi, you’re welcome in advance. Toss your gnocchi with pesto and chicken for a filling low-carb dinner.

 

 

4. Penne Arrabbiata, Cheese, Ciabatta Bread

Hello again, beautiful refrigerated aisle. Heat up some warm and spicy penne arrabbiata, top with mozzarella, and pair with a crusty bread from the bakery like ciabatta.

 

 

5. Low-Carb Banana Pancakes with Cookie Butter

One of the best things about being an adult is that you can eat breakfast for dinner anytime you want! Mash a banana and add two eggs (or egg whites if you prefer), then pour into small circles in a frying pan until they’re golden brown. These flour-less pancakes are easy to make and packed with protein, so topping with a little cookie butter won’t turn this dinner into a sugary mess.

 

6. Sweet Potato Fries, Veggie Burger, Cole Slaw

Missing warm weather during the cold winter months? This summertime favorite will make you forget that it’s cold and dreary outdoors. Which way to the beach?  

 

What are your favorite dinners from Trader Joes? Let us know in the comments!

  • Sally

    I love trader joes and the staff are awesome just wished they carried fresh beans

    • Srini Ram

      Green beans they did …dont thry hv it anymore ?

  • bernadette

    Only problem is: my last broccoli stalks were WOODEN and inedible. And did not notice the hole in my sweet potato bag: only 1lb of potatoes, not 2. My bad.

    • Srini Ram

      They are really good at returns

      • bernadette

        Thx Srini.

  • bernadette

    But i agree with Sally: the Best helpful staff, will stop what they are doing to help, give advice, etc.

  • Veronica

    I love Trader Joe’s but what you think is healthy is laughable. The orange chicken is very unhealthy.

  • Srini Ram

    I take the cowboy veggie patties cook it scramble it with eggs and / or cheese and garnish with cilantro …season to your taste…

    The other fusion i like is mixing the veggie biriyani with chimichuri rice and having the cucumber dip on the side

  • Patricia Delorey

    Try TJs Riced Cauliflower Stuffing(make as directed..but i leave out the oil), mix with diced precooked chicken breast and douse with TJs Thai red curry Sauce. Makes a delicious low cal/carb..1pan/3ingrediant meal.