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    I Shop At Trader Joe's Wayyy More Than I'd Like To Admit, And These Are My Favorite Cheap And Easy Recipes

    These recipes are pretty much impossible to mess up — and none of them breaks the bank.

    It's officially summer, which means you probably want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. And, of course, the price of groceries (and everything else) is skyrocketing. So I'm on the lookout for realistic, low-effort recipes that call for as few ingredients as possible.

    A man barbecuing while holding a beer

    Which is yet another reason I really adore Trader Joe's. I always rely on TJ's for creative and delicious products that I can turn into easy recipes without spending a fortune. So I wanted to share a few of my favorite easy meal ideas.

    A refrigerated aisle at Trader Joe's

    Without further ado, here are a bunch of my favorite meal ideas — all using four Trader Joe's items. Besides the ingredients listed, all you'll need are basic ingredients from your kitchen (think: olive oil, salt, and pepper).

    1. Easiest Crispy Chicken Parmesan

    Breaded Chicken Tenderloin Breasts + Bruschetta Sauce + Genova Pesto + Mozzarella

    2. Spicy Summer Corn and Burrata Ravioli

    Zucchini + Sweet Corn, Burrata & Basil Ravioli + Roasted Corn + Chili Onion Crunch

    3. Easy Pork Fried Rice

    Eggs + Fully Cooked Pork Belly + Vegetable Fried Rice + Soyaki

    4. Everything Bagel Seared Salmon

    Salmon Fillets + Cherry Tomatoes + Leeks + Everything Bagel Seasoning

    5. Soffritto Potato and Egg Skillet

    Baby potatoes + Eggs + Spinach + Soffritto Seasoning Blend

    6. Barbecue Jackfruit Sliders

    Shredded Cabbage + Sweet Pull Apart Aloha Rolls + Green Jackfruit in Brine + Truffle Flavored BBQ Sauce

    7. Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta Alfredo

    Pappardelle Pasta + Asparagus Sauté + Lightly Smoked Salmon + Limon Alfredo Sauce

    8. Hash Brown Eggs Benedict

    Eggs + Hash Browns + Smoked Salmon + Avocado

    9. Carne Asada Cauliflower "Rice" Bowls

    Riced Cauliflower + Carne Asada + Melange à Trois Bell Peppers + Jalapeño Sauce

    10. Breakfast Sausage and Potato Egg Hash

    Eggs + Shredded Sharp Cheddar + Breakfast Sausage + Roasted Potatoes With Peppers and Onions

    11. Coconut Masala Cauliflower Curry

    Cauliflower + Coconut Milk + Masala Simmer Sauce + Rice

    12. Seafood Fiocchetti Pasta

    Cheese Filled Fiocchetti With Pink Sauce + Parmesan Reggiano + Seafood Blend + Peas

    13. Pickle Falafel Pita Pockets

    Pita Bread + Dill Pickle Mini Falafel + Antipasto Mix + Zhoug Sauce

    14. Brie and Prosciutto Naan Pizza

    Tandoori Naan + Brie + Prosciutto + Fig Butter

    15. Korean-Inspired Short Rib Rice Bowls

    Korean Style Beef Short Ribs + Rice + Baby Bok Choy + Kimchi

    16. Crispy Fish Tacos

    Breaded Cod Fillets + Tortillas + Corn and Chile Tomato-Less Salsa + Guacamole

    17. Baked Meatball Sandwiches

    Brioche Buns + Bread & Butter Pickle Chips + Italian Style Cooked Meatballs + Magnifisauce

    18. Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and Nectarine Summer Salad

    Mozzarella + Prosciutto + Nectarines + Balsamic Glaze

    19. Lightened-Up Chicken Cacio e Pepe

    Grilled Chicken + Spinach + Squash + Frozen Cacio e Pepe

    20. Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Frittata

    Eggs + Garden Vegetable Hash + Goat Cheese + Shredded Potato Hash Browns

    21. Tuscan Cauliflower Gnocchi Skillet

    Cauliflower Gnocchi + Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup + Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage + Kale

    22. Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches

    Whole Grain Frozen Waffles + Eggs + Sliced Gouda Cheese + Uncured Apple Smoked Bacon

    23. Chicken Shawarma Bowls

    What you need: Chicken Shawarma + Couscous + Hummus + Grecian Style Eggplant With Tomato & Onions

    24. And Finally, Paratha Breakfast Burritos

    Malabar Paratha + Eggs + Pico de Gallo + Shredded Mexican Style Cheese Blend

    What are your favorite easy meals using minimal Trader Joe's ingredients? Tell us in the comments!