10 Quick and Easy Trader Joe’s Dinners {When You Don’t Want to Cook!}

You know those days when you need to get dinner on the table but the last thing you want to do is get out a bunch of pans and chop stuff??! Well, you’re in luck! These 10 quick and easy Trader Joe’s dinner ideas are all super simple, and require NO CHOPPING! They’re satisfying, delicious, and hassle-free! #winning

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1. Crockpot Meatball Subs

These crockpot meatball subs are one of my favorite easy meals! There’s hardly any prep or hands-on time–gotta love that! Serve it up with tater tots or a green salad. You can also swap the hoagie rolls for pasta for spaghetti and meatballs! What really takes this over the top is a generous amount of  TJ’s Aglio Olio Seasoning!

Trader Joe's crockpot meatball subs.

2. Easy Beef Bulgogi Bowls

If you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s Beef Bulgogi, you’re missing out! It’s super flavorful and cooks up in about 10 minutes. Use prechopped veggies for these bowls to save yourself chopping time!

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3. Egg Roll Bowl

Need an easy, protein and veggie-packed meal?? Look no further than this Easy Trader Joe’s Egg Roll Bowl! This easy meal uses only FIVE ingredients and comes together in less than 15 minutes! Pair with rice, or enjoy on it’s own or wrapped in lettuce leaves for a light weeknight dinner!

Trader Joe's egg roll bowl in a white bowl.

4. “Flatbread” Pizza

This Trader Joe’s Pizza is sooooooo easy to make, but can totally pass for weeknight gourmet! This is a perfect “busy-night” dinner with very little prep and a baking time of less than 8 minutes! Mix and match your toppings, too–I give you 4 of my faves below but sky’s the limit!

Trader Joe's pizza with balsamic glaze, and arugula on a piece of parchment paper with a pizza cutter.

5. Bruschetta Chicken

This Trader Joe’s Bruschetta Chicken only uses 5 main ingredients, but is bursting with flavor! It’s a light and healthy meal when served with a green salad. Or, serve it over pasta or rice. Either way, you’ll love how this dish will be on your table in about 15 minutes!

Pinterest Pin with Trader Joe's Bruschetta Sauce and Trader Joe's bruschetta chicken on a plate.

6. Beef Bulgogi Noodle Stir Fry

Whenever I’m craving a stir fry, this Trader Joe’s Beef Bulgogi and Noodle Stir Fry is my super easy go-to! Most stir-fries require lots of prep time and chopping — not this one! There is hardly ANY prep involved and it’s ready in about 10 minutes!

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7. Orange Chicken + Fried Rice

No brainer, right? However, you can take it to the next level with this simple sauce hack:

While the chicken is cooking, heat the sauce in a small saucepan. Add a few teaspoons of soy sauce, a nice big tablespoon of Crunchy Chili Onion, and a tinyyyyy drizzle of sesame oil! Pour over the orange chicken and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Instant upgrade!

Trader Joe's Orange Chicken with fried rice.

8. Ravioli Chicken Parmesan

You’ll be shocked that the “secret ingredient” in this Ravioli Chicken Parmesan is…chicken nuggets! I know it sounds weird but it works SO WELL! My family loved this dish and it’s done in about 30 minutes!

Trader Joe's raviolii parmesan in a white dish with a wooden spoon.

9. Cheesy Hot Pepper Pasta

This Cheesy Hot Pepper Pasta using Trader Joe’s Bomba Hot Pepper Sauce is fabulous! If you love cheesy pasta with a kick to it, this one is for you!

Trader Joe's cheesy hot pepper pasta in a white bowl.

10.Cauliflower Gnoochi with Pesto

Here’s a great Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi recipe using the kale, cashew, and basil pesto sauce. However, you can swap it up and use whatever pesto you like! Cooking the gnocchi in the air fryer makes it perfectly crisp on the outside and pillowy on the inside!

A package of Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi and a container of pesto.

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