9 Awesome New Trader Joe's Products and the Perfect Recipes to Use Them

You'll want to add these tasty stars to your regular TJ grocery list.


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Part Skim Ricotta Cheese

Trader Joe's Part Skim Ricotta Cheese

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

One of the (many) things we love about Trader Joe’s is we know we can depend on them for our longtime favorites, but they still aren’t afraid to shake things up a bit. Whether it’s creating a brand new product or putting a fresh spin on an older best seller, they are constantly updating their shelves.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up nine intriguing new Trader Joe’s products and paired them with some of our favorite Family Circle recipes you can try at home.

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Use It: For Cutting Calories on Pizza

White Pizza with Arugula, Lemon, Parmesan and Ricotta

Top this easy-to-make pizza with the part-skim ricotta cheese and you’ll be skimping on calories, not on taste.

Don't Miss: Our Perfect Pizza Recipes

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Bake 15 m

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Shawarma Chicken Thighs

Trader Joe's Shawarma Chicken Thighs

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

These boneless, skinless thighs are seasoned with a traditional blend of onion, garlic, sea salt, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, paprika, turmeric, and parsley. And you won’t need a rotisserie to cook it!


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Use It: To Skip a Few Steps

Chicken Thigh Shawarma

Whip up a faster, simpler, but still healthy family dinner by incorporating these pre-marinated and pre-seasoned thighs in our delicious chicken shawarma recipe.

Must See Recipes: Our Easiest Recipes for Juicy & Flavorful Chicken Thighs

Makes 4
Prep 25 m
Cook 28 m
Rest 5 m

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Gluten-Free Norwegian Crispbread

Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Norwegian Crispbread

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

These bite-sized crispy squares—inspired by the Vikings—are great even if you’re not gluten-averse. They’re packed with 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per cracker.


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Use It: For a Gluten-Free Snack

White Bean Spread

It can sometimes be hard to find options for gluten-free friends and family. Top this crispbread with our white bean spread and everyone will be fighting over these treats.

Makes 8
Prep 5 m

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Honeycomb Honey

Trader Joe's Honeycomb Honey

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

Each 16-ounce jar travels all the way from Turkey and comes with its very own honeycomb. Add a dollop to your morning coffee or tea or slather it on your breakfast toast.  


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Use It: In This Delicious Honey Cake Dessert

Honey Cake

Take your dessert game up a notch by drizzling this sweet honey all over our mouthwatering honey cake. Top it off with sliced almonds and you’ll please even the pickiest eaters in your family.

Makes 12
Prep 20 m
Bake 40 m
Cool 15 m
Cook 5 m
Chill 240 m

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Sumatra Coffee Brownies

Trader Joe's Sumatra Coffee Brownies

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

Coffee: It’s no longer just for breakfast! This delectable dessert—filled to the brim with ground Sumatra coffee beans and coffee extract—combines two of your favorite flavors, coffee and chocolate.


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Use It: As the Perfect Complement to Ice Cream  

Midnight Mocha Almond Ice Cream

Why not double the coffee-chocolatey goodness with Midnight Mocha Almond Ice Cream? Make the ice cream and the fudge ahead of time so they have plenty of time to chill before scooping!

Also See: Delicious Brownie Recipes

Makes 8
Prep 20 m
Cook 4 m
Chill 240 m
Microwave 2 m
Process 30 m
Chill or overnight
Freeze at least 3 hrs

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Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels

Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

This meat-free version of the customer-favorite Mandarin Orange Chicken is back on Trader Joe’s shelves. The good news is, these juicy morsels are not only a great option for vegetarians, they’re kosher and vegan as well.


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Use It: For a Vegan-Friendly Meal

Orange Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

All you have to do is add your favorite pasta—we chose angel hair for this recipe—and voila! You’ve cooked up a simple and easy meatless meal for any night of the week.

Also see: Healthy & Satisfying Vegan Recipes

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Slow Cook 300 m
Slow Cook (low) or 3 hours (high)

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Blarney Scone

Trader Joe's Blarney Scone

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s take on the traditional Irish soda bread, this super-dense scone is made with real buttermilk and butter and filled with raisins and caraway seeds. And when we say “super-dense,” we mean it: This morning treat weighs over a pound!


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Use It: For a Tasty Breakfast Pairing

mixed citrus marmalade

Our mixed citrus marmalade includes oranges, grapefruit and lemons, with sugar and a pinch of ground cloves for an amazing blend of sweet, sour, and spicy. Spread it generously over the Blarney Scone and you’ll be transported across the pond.

Prep 15 m
Cook 28 m

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Cauliflower Gnocchi

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

Trader Joe’s has become known for getting even the pickiest of us to eat our cauliflower. (Seriously, if you haven’t tried their riced cauliflower yet, go buy some now.) Their latest concoction, a low-carb, wheat-, sugar-, dairy-, and egg-free version of the Italian dumpling, is sure to be another hit. 


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Use It: As a Low-Carb Alternative

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Love pasta, but hate the carbs? Just substitute the cauliflower gnocchi for the traditional potato-based dumplings in this tomato sauce dish and you won’t even miss the extra fat and calories.

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 5 m

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Organic Pepper Jack Cheese

Trader Joe's Organic Pepper Jack Cheese

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Photo courtesy of Trader Joe's

This cheese from California and Wisconsin is made by adding organic green and red jalapeño peppers brined in organic vinegar and salt during the cheesemaking process. It’s great for burgers, pairing with sliced meat and crackers, or even by itself.


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Use It: To Spice up Nachos

Pepper-Jack Nachos

Shred up this peppery cheese and sprinkle it over the top of some tortilla chips and beans and settle in for family movie night. We recommend adding sides of sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo for extra flavor!

Must See Cheesy Goodness: Our Favorite Cheesy Enchilada Recipes Ever

Makes 8