Trader Joe's $13 Turkey & Stuffing En Croute Is Back to Save Your Thanksgiving

This Trader Joe’s turkey option will feed your whole household without costing a fortune.

Some people wait all year to cook an entirely-from-scratch Thanksgiving feast. Other people want all the classic turkey-day flavors with none of the hassle (or clean-up)—and may even struggle to remember when Thanksgiving is. This year, of course, Thanksgiving might look different for both those groups as families across the country reconsider their typical Thanksgiving gathering plans and seek out safe ways to celebrate Thanksgiving during COVID-19. Some people are planning exclusively outdoor feasts, while others will be celebrating only with their household—and maybe reconsidering that 20-pound turkey.

Whether you're facing your first Thanksgiving as host and want to keep it simple or you're not feeling the Turkey Day cheer and want the flavors of the day with minimal effort, Trader Joe's has got you covered. The Trader Joe's Turkey & Stuffing En Croute, back for 2020, comes complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. All you need to do is pick a mini pie to pair with it.

Trader Joe's Turkey en Croute with stuffing
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The best part about this Trader Joe's Thanksgiving product is that it's not just turkey and stuffing in a box. Rather, it's turkey tenderloin and cornbread stuffing hand-rolled in flaky, buttery puff pastry, topped with herbs de Provence (a blend of rosemary, marjoram, thyme, and lavender). The dish uses the same technique as beef Wellington, another comfort food favorite.

Trader Joe's Turkey and Stuffing en Croute
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So you've got the turkey and stuffing covered. What about the other sides? Trader Joe's figured that out, too, by packaging the puff-pastry–wrapped turkey with cranberry sauce (made with orange juice and orange zest) and turkey gravy, flavored with mushroom broth, black pepper, garlic, onion, and sage. So although you may be choosing convenience over homemade, you're definitely not missing out on flavor.

Each 40-ounce box sells for just $13, just like it did when it launched in 2017, and serves eight people. You can find it in the freezer aisle at your local Trader Joe's—just plan a little bit ahead, as Trader Joe's stores are closed on Thanksgiving this year and this turkey product needs to thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before you bake it. (Fortunately, it only needs to be in the oven for an hour after that.) For best results, purchase this ahead of Thanksgiving Day or your socially distanced Friendsgiving. Whether this is your sole ode to Thanksgiving feasts this year or you pair it with other Trader Joe's Thanksgiving finds, you won't be disappointed with this easy, affordable feast centerpiece.

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