Everything on this list is a definite win.

By Betty Gold
January 24, 2020
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The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and as much as we’d love to pretend it’s necessary to spend your entire Saturday and Sunday prepping the perfect multi-course meal for your guests, it’s just…not. For starters (no pun intended), Super Bowl ~cuisine~ is all about snacking. How else are you going to be capable of eating for the entirety of the event? The average length of the game is nearly four hours!

Alas, we graze. And there’s just no better place for snack party provisions than Trader Joe’s. Here, the seven best Trader Joe’s products for your Super Bowl celebration spread.

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Buffalo Style Chicken Dip

This delicious dip combines the trifecta of Super Bowl appetizers: chicken wings, melty cheese, and sour cream buffalo sauce. TJ’s 12-ounce tub blends bite-sized pieces of white meat chicken breast with cayenne pepper sauce, cream cheese, sour cream, and Monterey Jack cheese. Heat it up before serving if you really want to score. Best part? It retails for only $4.99.

Organic Creamy Cashew Fiesta Dip

Indeed, it wouldn’t be a proper roundup of Super Bowl provisions without at least two dips. The base of this one is a blend of cashews and assorted organic vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, green chile peppers, jalapeño peppers, and tomato paste). They season it with salt, garlic powder, and distilled vinegar. The result = a salty, savory, vegan (!) dip with a deliciously creamy consistency. Find it in the refrigerated foods section for $3.49.

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Mini Brie en Croute

Look at you, fancy pants! Trader Joe’s Mini Brie en Croute features a bite-sized portion of warm, creamy brie cheese wrapped in flaky puff pastry. Simply open the box, bake, then inhale. If you want to kick things up a notch, follow the instructions on the packaging for adding your favorite jelly (we could definitely get jiggy with some figgy jam) and serve with sparkling wine.

Sweet Potato Frites

This one’s a no-brainer. Trader Joe’s sweet potato fries are incredibly easy to make, and the 15-ounce bag sells for just $1.99. Cook them in the oven with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese on top, or dip them in the aforementioned buffalo chicken dip.  

Sloppy Joe Sliders

If you haven’t tried Trader Joe’s recipe for Sloppy Joe Sliders, this is going to be a game changer (literally). These baby burgers combine TJ’s Turkey Bolognese Saucetomato, ground turkey, onions, carrots, celery, butter, garlic, and spices—with bell peppers and ketchup, all sandwiched between two buttery slices of TJ’s Aloha bread rolls.

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Gluten-Free Cornbread

Whether or not your guests have a gluten allergy or intolerance, they’ll go crazy for this semi-homemade cornbread. Feel free to mix in citrus zest and dried cranberries to make it a dessert dish, or keep things savory by stirring in jalapeños and serving with (more) melted cheddar on top.

Organic Vegetarian Chili

To pair with the above, of course. TJ’s vegetarian chili combines a crop of organic red beans, onions, garlic, stewed bell peppers, and plenty of savory spices.