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23 Trader Joe's Fall Items That Are Absolutely Worth Stocking Up On

From tried-and-true favorites to new items, here's what you'll want to try this season.

No offense to the other seasons, but fall cooking might be our absolute favorite. That's partially because grocery store wonderland, Trader Joe's, has so many great seasonal products that make autumn even more delicious. From old favorites to new products we can't wait to get our hands on, here are the absolute best items to try.

1. Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

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At 250 calories per serving, this lightened up mac 'n' cheese still tastes seriously decadent. Keep a box or two in your freezer for lazy nights.

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2. Pumpkin Empanadas

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We've never met an empanada we didn't like, but these savory, flaky pumpkin-filled hand pies are an A+ fall snack.

3. Cinnamon Rugelach

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If you're not familiar with rugelach, it's a traditionally Jewish dessert made of pastry filled with anything from raspberry jam to chocolate. The TJ's version is made with sweet dates and cinnamon. Just defrost them and chow down.

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4. Unexpected Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Move over Panera, there's new competition in town.

5. Mini Cheesecake Cones

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These are small but mighty β€” super decadent and rich in flavor. Be warned: you won't be able to stop after just one.

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6. Turkey Cranberry Apple Salad

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This pre-made turkey salad tastes like everything we love about fall. Add this to your grocery cart for an easy lunch on the go.

7. Spicy Chai Tea Latte Mix

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Cut back on a few dollars each morning at your local coffeeshop and make a sweet-meets-spicy chai tea latte right at home. It's got to be the best store-bought chai we've ever tried.

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8. Cinnamon Bun Spread

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BRB, we'll be eating this cinnamon spread by the spoonful.

9. Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

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Transport yourself to a Roman holiday with the help of this frozen, ready-to-serve cacio e pepe. It's seriously cheesy, delightfully peppery, and a serious crowd pleaser.

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10. Buffalo Style Chicken Dip

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There's something about buffalo chicken dip and fall that go hand in hand. Serve this party dip with veggies, crackers, or slathered on a sandwich.

11. Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin

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Forgive us for talking about turkey day prematurely, but this veggie-packed, cheesy side dish always gives us major Thanksgiving vibes.

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12. Apple Cider Jam

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Give your toast a seasonal makeover with the help of this apple cider jam. Pro tip: It pairs perfectly with TJ's pumpkin flavored cream cheese on some cinnamon swirl bread.

13. Rustic Apple Tarte

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Just pretend you whipped up this decadent dessert with all the apples you picked this autumn. No one needs to know it comes from the frozen aisle πŸ˜‰.

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14. Pepita Salsa

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This pumpkin salsa is creamier than your normal tomato-based blend. Rather than dip tortilla chips in it, we prefer using it as a condiment for anything from roasted chicken to pork chops. It also tastes great on sandwiches, turkey burgers, and more.

15. Apple Cider Donuts

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It wouldn't be autumn without cinnamon apple cider donuts now would it? These delicious creations taste even better served warm.

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16. Pumpkin Ginger Hold The Cones

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Everyone's favorite mini dessert is back with a seasonal twist: pumpkin ginger ice cream. These are an easy 10/10.

17. Cauliflower Gnocchi

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It's nothing original, but no fall food round-up would be complete without this OG frozen aisle find. If you're still boiling your cauliflower gnocchi, try roasting it in the oven, pan-frying with some oil, or best of all, tossing it into your air fryer.

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18. Pumpkin Bisque

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Trader Joe's advertises this pumpkin bisque as a soup, and it does taste great on its own, but we love it even more as a pasta sauce.

19. Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

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Pasta night just got upgraded all fall long. Each of these honey and pumpkin raviolis are bursting with sweet-meets-savory flavor.

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20. Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites

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A finger food fit for fall, these cranberry and camembert pastry puffs are a must-have for any fall entertaining.

21. Steamed Pork and Ginger Soup Dumplings

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There's something about chilly fall weather that makes us want to turn the fireplace on, throw on a cozy sweater, and heat up these juicy soup dumplings. You can find them at your local T.J's filled with chicken or pork and ginger.

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22. Tomato Feta Soup

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Here's the deal: Make yourself a grilled cheese sandwich, heat up this pre-made tomato and feta soup, and call it a perfect fall day.

23. Autumnal Harvest Alfredo Sauce

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Made with butternut squash and pumpkin, this cheesy, alfredo sauce is the secret to making restaurant quality pasta in your very own kitchen.

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Do you have any favorite Trader Joe's fall products we didn't mention? Tell us in the comments below!

Oh, and for more Trader Joe's intel, check out this list of 200+ tips, tricks, and product recommendations.

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