We don't have to tell you why it's so easy to love Trader Joe's. The aisles are stocked with lick-the-plate-clean foods and other fresh finds that are always affordable, and it's a well-known fact that everyone working there can readily put a smile on your face. So it's probably no surprise, then, that you have a well-honed routine when you shop at this chain and often stock your cart with the same familiar products. But how many of those items are from the frozen food section?
The frozen food section at a grocery store is the perfect place to pick up items out of convenience, but Trader Joe's makes it so you're not sacrificing flavors in the name of saving time. We think that it's just as important to have fresh produce in your fridge as it is to have a well-stocked freezer, and that's why we've picked the nine things from this grocery store that you should always have chilling at home. From chicken masala and soup dumplings to salted caramel gelato and riced cauliflower, these options can either be eaten on their own or used to enhance a dish you've whipped up yourself.
And in case you need some inspiration, we've also included recipes that would pair well with these frozen foods, too. Read on to get our recommendations, and get ready to stock your freezer.