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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.

I love Trader Joe's for so many reasons, but above all, it's my favorite place to stock up on affordable and creative ingredients for low-effort but seriously tasty meals.

A shelf of new items at Trader Joe's.

I'm constantly trying new flavor combinations and whipping up easy recipes, but these are some of my favorite tried-and-true T.J's meals that call for four ingredients or fewer. Besides the ingredients listed, all you'll need are basic ingredients from your kitchen (think: olive oil, salt, and pepper).

A refrigerated aisle at Trader Joe's

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. Chicken Tortellini Soup

Mirepoix, chicken, cheese tortellini, and chicken broth.

6. Kung Pao Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Bowls

Stir fry vegetables, Thai wheat noodles, and kung pao chicken.

7. Soffritto Potato and Egg Skillet

Baby potatoes + Eggs + Spinach + Soffritto Seasoning Blend

8. Barbecue Jackfruit Sliders

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

9. Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pasta Alfredo

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

10. Hash Brown Eggs Benedict

Eggs + Hash Browns + Smoked Salmon + Avocado

11. Carne Asada Cauliflower "Rice" Bowls

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

12. Breakfast Sausage and Potato Egg Hash

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

13. Coconut Masala Cauliflower Curry

Cauliflower + Coconut Milk + Masala Simmer Sauce + Rice

14. Seafood Fiocchetti Pasta

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

15. Pickle Falafel Pita Pockets

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

16. Brie and Prosciutto Naan Pizza

Tandoori Naan + Brie + Prosciutto + Fig Butter

17. Korean-Inspired Short Rib Rice Bowls

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

18. Crispy Fish Tacos

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

19. Baked Meatball Sandwiches

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

20. Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and Nectarine Summer Salad

Mozzarella + Prosciutto + Nectarines + Balsamic Glaze

21. Pork Belly Ramen

Miso ginger soup, miso ramen, pork belly, and eggs.

22. Lightened-Up Chicken Cacio e Pepe

Grilled Chicken + Spinach + Squash + Frozen Cacio e Pepe

23. Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Frittata

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

24. Tuscan Cauliflower Gnocchi Skillet

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

25. Easy Pork Milanese

Pork chops, lemony arugula basil salad kit, panko, and eggs.

26. Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches

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

27. Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas, tortillas, and slaw from Trader Joe's.

28. Chicken Shawarma Bowls

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

29. 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!