Grab 'em before they sell out, folks. 

By Maki Yazawa
March 25, 2020

Searching to fill your pantry with canned goods that actually taste good? Look no further! We’ve rounded up the best nonperishable goods Trader Joe's has to offer that will make your quarantine cooking a million times tastier.

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1
Organic Garbanzo Beans  

Keep a can of garbanzo beans in your pantry for last-minute homemade hummus, crispy air-fryer chickpeas, or an Indian-inspired chana masala (chickpea stew). Packed with vitamins, protein, minerals and fiber, garbanzo beans are an excellent addition to vegetarian or vegan diets. If you’re craving something sweet, combine some cocoa powder, agave, peanut butter, chickpeas, vanilla and a pinch of salt in a blender for a healthy dessert. 

2
Italian Marinara with Barolo Wine  

Quite possibly one of the best items sold at Trader Joe’s, this marinara sauce reigns superior for its rich flavor likely attributed to the addition of the Italian Barolo wine. Kettle cooked in small batches with Italian plum tomatoes and Barolo wine from the Piedmont region, this sauce pairs perfectly with spaghetti and meatballs, turkey chili or fresh lasagna.

3
Premium Chunk White Chicken  

Canned white chicken is the necessary pantry essential to solve all of your weeknight dinner woes. Whip out a can of this protein-packed food to make a quick buffalo chicken dip or easy classic chicken salad to satisfy your hunger when pressed for time or simply too tired to cook.

4
Organic Butternut Squash  

Use Trader Joe’s organic butternut squash to make a rich mac and cheese sauce, combine with ricotta for the perfect ravioli filling, or turn it into a creamy butternut squash soup. If you’re ever stumped on what to make for dinner, pull out a can of this reliable ingredient for a guaranteed-quick dinner solution.

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5
Solid White Albacore Tuna

Made with only three simple ingredients—solid white tuna, water and salt—this minimally processed canned good is a great option to add any much-needed protein to your everyday diet (13 grams per serving!). Mix your tuna with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, diced celery, salt and pepper for a quick and easy tuna salad

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6
Green Jackfruit In Brine  

Instead of having to carve this gigantic fruit by hand, purchase this 20-ounce can to keep on hand to make last-minute, delicious vegetarian meals. This hearty meat substitute is perfect for making vegetarian-friendly BBQ sliders that’ll 100% fool you into thinking it’s the real deal. Not only is jackfruit incredibly versatile and tastes great cooked, raw or in sweet or savory dishes, it is also packed with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.

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7
Organic Vegetarian Chili  

This vegan chili is packed with tons of hearty and healthy ingredients like red beans, bell peppers, garlic, and spices—and we swear it will warm your soul. Pair with a bag of tortilla chips for easy dipping or top with cheese for the ultimate comfort meal.

8
Organic Coconut Milk  

This incredibly affordable (just $1.69 per can) organic coconut milk is something you should keep in your pantry at all times. Perfect for making rich coconut curry or coconut whipped cream to pair with some freshly picked (or frozen) strawberries, this dairy substitute adds luscious decadence to any dish.  

9
Diced & Fire Roasted Tomatoes  

These fire-roasted canned tomatoes are perfect for adding depth and a little bit of heat to sauces, chilis, or soups. Made with organic green chile peppers to add a little kick to your recipe, these canned tomatoes are perfect for when you’re low on ingredients yet looking to spruce up a bland dish into a tasty meal.

10
Fire Roasted & Diced Green Chiles  

If you’re looking to add even more heat to your meal, Trader Joe’s fire roasted green chiles are the ideal ingredient. Toss into a pot of white chicken chili or make a green chili queso dip your friends and family will obsess over.

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