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    Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Items Are Already Starting To Hit Shelves — Here's Everything To Pick Up This Year

    From party apps and sides to turkey and desserts, the gang's all here.

    Look, I know it's barely November, but Trader Joe's is already starting to stock its shelves with some must-try thanksgiving items from heat-and-serve cheesy scalloped potatoes, sparkling cranberry cider, and ready-to-eat crispy apple blossoms. Here's everything I saw on my last visit to TJ's that you might want to try on your holiday table.

    1. Thanksgiving Pie Chocolate Truffles

    Thanksgiving Pie Chocolate Truffles
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Now that's my kinda pie.

    2. Cornbread Stuffing Mix

    Cornbread Stuffing Mix
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Spice up this stuffing with sausage, Holiday vegetable hash, some fresh herbs, and/or a drizzle of Turkey gravy.

    3. Holiday Vegetable Hash

    Holiday Vegetable Hash
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Add these diced autumn veggies to your butternut squash soup, your stuffing, or add them to your day-after-Thanksgiving frittata. 

    4. Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Forget about all the mashing and let Trader Joe's do the work with this heat-and-serve side dish.

    5. Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese

    Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Sure, this mac 'n' cheese with a kick can be found in frozen aisles all year long, but it also makes for a delightful Turkey side dish.

    6. Gingerbread Turkey Trot Cookie Decorating Kit

    Gingerbread Turkey Trot Cookie Decorating Kit
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Keep the kids entertained while the adults get boozy.

    7. Apple Blossoms

    Apple Blossoms
    Hannah Loewentheil

    You won't regret topping these mini apple pies with big scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.

    8. Nuts About Rosemary Mix

    Nuts About Rosemary Mix
    Hannah Loewentheil

    The perfect snack for your guests to munch on while they wait for the Thanksgiving feast.

    9. 12 Cranberry Orange Bars

    12 Cranberry Orange Bars
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Nobody needs to know these came from a box in the frozen aisle 🤫🤫🤫. 

    10. Squash Galore

    Squash! Squash! And More Squash!
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Acorn! Butternut! Delicata! The gang's all here.

    11. Sparkling Cranberry Ginger Beverage

    Sparkling Cranberry Ginger Beverage
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Just add vodka...or don't. 

    12. Fried Onion Pieces

    Fried Onion Pieces
    Hannah Loewentheil

    While these fried onions are an obvious garnish for your green bean casserole, there really isn't a side dish that doesn't benefit from these crispy, savory bites of deliciousness.

    13. Turkey Flavored Gravy

    Turkey Flavored Gravy
    Hannah Loewentheil

    If you're going to go with a store bought gravy, this one is a good bet.

    14. Roasted Cauliflower and Orzo With Four Cheeses

    Roasted Cauliflower and Orzo With Four Cheeses
    Hannah Loewentheil

    This ready-to-eat veggie-packed pasta dish is new to shelves this year, and it's looking very promising. Anything topped with four melty cheeses is a win in my book.  

    15. Four Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

    Four Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
    Hannah Loewentheil

    This fan-favorite dish truly needs no introduction.

    16. Cranberry Sauce

    Cranberry Sauce
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Many things in life are best homemade, but there's nothing quite like shelf-stable cranberry sauce.

    17. Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Maybe the dopest store-bought cookie mix in the history of Trader Joe's cookie mixes. 

    18. Cornbread Mix

    Cornbread Mix
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Make it for Thanksgiving dinner and all winter long paired with a big bowl of chili. 

    19. Organic Pumpkin

    Organic Pumpkin
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Not the sexiest item on shelves, but one that will certainly come in handy.

    20. Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque

    Pumpkin Butternut Squash Bisque
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Trader Joe's pre-made soups have the tendency to taste more homemade than most. 

    21. Herbs de Provence

    Herbs de Provence
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Add this fragrant and potent blend of herbs to your Thanksgiving turkey or roasted veggies to take them to the next level.

    22. Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Pecans

    Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Pecans
    Hannah Loewentheil

    For those who like their sweet potatoes a 'lil bit sweet.

    23. Pumpkin Pie

    Pumpkin Pie
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Is it as good as the made-from-scratch version? Nah. Is it good enough and a total time-saver? You bet.

    24. Turkey Harvest Salad

    Turkey Harvest Salad
    Hannah Loewentheil

    While this might look a bit lame on your holiday table, it's an excellent lunch to get you into the Turkey day groove.

    25. Cornbread Stuffing With Roasted Apples, Cranberries, and Savory Herbs

    Cornbread Stuffing With Roasted Apples, Cranberries, and Savory Herbs
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Stuffing gets a fruity twist thanks to apples and tart dried cranberries.

    26. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Bites

    Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Bites
    Hannah Loewentheil

    A seasonal take on a frozen favorite, these mac 'n' cheese bites are pretty darn addictive.

    27. Roasted Potatoes With Pepper & Onion

    Roasted Potatoes With Pepper & Onion
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Make them for Thanksgiving dinner and then again for breakfast, topped with runny fried eggs.

    28. Roasted Seasoned Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan Cheese

    Roasted Seasoned Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan Cheese
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Fact: Veggies taste better when they're coated in cheese.

    29. Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin

    Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Lots and lots of melty cheese, that is.

    30. Condensed Cream of Portabella Mushroom Soup

    Condensed Cream of Portabella Mushroom Soup
    Hannah Loewentheil

    A must-have for any holiday green bean casserole.

    31. Scallopini Potatoes

    Scallopini Potatoes
    Hannah Loewentheil

    If your Thanksgiving potatoes are coated in cream and not one but four cheeses, they have no place at the holiday table. 

    32. Turkey & Stuffing En Croute

    Turkey & Stuffing En Croute
    Hannah Loewentheil

    This is the ultimate lazy Thanksgiving move, and there ain't nothing wrong with that.

    33. Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast With Gravy

    Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast With Gravy
    Hannah Loewentheil

    And of course, let's not forget about the lazy vegan version.

    34. Sparkling Cranberry Flavored Juice Blend

    Sparkling Cranberry Flavored Juice Blend
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Your party punch dreams start right here.

    35. Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix

    Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Sure, this might be more Christmas-y than Thanksgiving-ish, but once November hits it's all fair game.

    36. Turkey Stock

    Turkey Stock
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Am I the only one who wish this stayed on shelves all year long?

    37. Green Bean Casserole Bites

    Green Bean Casserole Bites
    Hannah Loewentheil

    How do you turn an otherwise boring green vegetable into a crave-worthy party app? Just add fillo dough and fried onions.

    38. Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice

    Turkey Sausage Stuffing Fried Rice
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Whoever thought of a way to make fried rice appropriate for the Thanksgiving table is, quite simply, a genius.

    39. Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

    Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies
    Hannah Loewentheil

    It's time that we all admit store bought cookies are usually just as delicious as the freshly, home-baked version. 

    40. Apple Pie With Lattice Crust

    Apple Pie With Lattice Crust
    Hannah Loewentheil

    It's not the filling but the flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth lattice crust that makes this apple pie a really good buy.

    41. Apple Cranberry Tart

    Apple Cranberry Tart
    Hannah Loewentheil

    They're sweet, zesty, flaky, and oh-so-tasty. Pop them into the microwave for a few seconds before serving so they're warm and toasty.

    42. Cranberry Orange Relish

    Cranberry Orange Relish
    Hannah Loewentheil

    This cranberry sauce with a zesty hint of citrus is the perfect accompaniment to anything and everything on your plate.

    43. Pastry Bites With Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onions

    Pastry Bites With Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onions
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Everything Thanksgiving gathering needs a solid assortment of party apps, and this heat-and-serve snack is a must-buy.

    44. Mac and Cheese Bites

    Mac and Cheese Bites
    Hannah Loewentheil

    It's an OG for a reason.

    45. Everything But The Leftovers Seasoning Blend

    Everything But The Leftovers Seasoning Blend
    Hannah Loewentheil

    I'll be stocking up on a few of these to hold me over 'til next November.

    46. Winter Wassail Punch

    47. Spiced Pumpkin Goat Cheese

    48. Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix

    Gluten-Free Stuffing Mix
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Trader Joe's knows that gluten-free diners should still experience the glory that is stuffing. 

    49. Sparkling Pomegranate Punch Beverage

    Sparkling Pomegranate Punch Beverage
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Elevate your Moscow mule.

    50. Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Bread With Garlic Herb Butter

    Brined Bone-In Half Turkey Bread With Garlic Herb Butter
    Hannah Loewentheil

    If you're afraid to roast a turkey like I am, this is a godsend.

    51. Brussels Sprouts Stalk

    Brussels Sprouts Stalk
    Hannah Loewentheil

    Talk about an absurdly good bargain. That's like a million Brussels sprouts for $4.

    52. Pumpkin Cobbler

    What's your favorite Trader Joe's Thanksgiving product? Tell us in the comments below!