But First, Apps

These 10 Tasty Trader Joe’s Appetizers Are The Perfect First Bite For Holiday Parties

From finger foods to cheese and crackers.

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Holiday season is upon us, which means pants are getting stretchier and fridges are getting fuller. Round out your holiday menu with some Trader Joe’s appetizers that are sure to impress. From cheese and crackers to dips and finger foods, these first bites won’t disappoint.

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Pastry Bites Feta Cheese & Caramelized Onions

Whether you’re serving apps with beer or wine, these cheesy bites will pair heavenly. Bonus: They’re a perfect snackable size.

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Mini French Baguettes

There are few things that can stave off family while you finish cooking than some great table bread! Bring a little France to your holiday meal pre-game with these mini baguettes made for TJ’s by a French bakery.

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Italian Style Meatballs

These ready-to-eat meatballs come fully cooked, all you have to do is reheat them in the microwave or oven for a few minutes. Serve with marinara sauce or your own homemade sauce.

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Fried Olive Bites

Holidays and olives basically go hand in hand. If martinis aren’t your thing, get your olive fix with this cheesy fried finger food.

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Syrah Soaked Toscano Cheese Spread & Dip

Described as a “nutty, aged-Parmesan-like cheese infused with jammy Syrah wine,” this rich and creamy dip pairs best with toasted French bread.

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White Stilton with Cranberries

Charcuterie boards are an appetizer staple, especially during the holidays when snacking foods go a long way.

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Chickenless Crispy Tenders

An app for vegan lovers, TJ’s chickenless crispy tenders are made from soy and whole grain and can be heated up via the oven, air fryer, or skillet.

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Brie en Croûte

Brie is a shining star at many holiday parties, and this TJ’s version is pure magic thanks to a delightfully flaky pastry crust. Just plop this baby on foil or a parchment-lined baking sheet, bake, and enjoy. Or top it with a dollop of raspberry preserves to really wow everyone.

Southwest Style Chicken Quesadillas

Stuffed with shredded cheese, black beans, corn, spinach, red bell peppers, and jalapeños, these chicken-loaded quesadillas are finger-licking good.

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Artichoke Timbales

Tired of serving up the same old artichoke dip at holiday parties? Level up with this Italian app made with hearts of artichokes (69% of the recipe!), mozzarella and Grana Padano cheese, spinach, onion, garlic, and a savory mix of spices.

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Rosemary Sfogliette Crackers

These rosemary and sea salt hexagon-shaped crackers are great vessels for creamy dips or textured spreads like hummus.

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Mac and Cheese Bites

TJ’s mac and cheese is such a crowd-pleaser, and now you can enjoy it as an appetizer. The pasta includes a melted mix of cheddar, Havarti, Swiss, gouda, pecorino Romano, Monterey jack, and cream cheese.

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Scallops Wrapped in Uncured Bacon

Fresh sea scallops, uncured bacon (meaning no added nitrites or nitrates), generously drizzled with a sweet brown sugar glaze — seriously, what’s not to love here? Even better: They bake from frozen in just 20 minutes.

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Step Up to the Snack Bar Mix

It wouldn't be happy hour without a bowl of snack mix. With a pub snack theme, you’ll get pieces of honey mustard pretzels, chili lemon corn sticks, honey-roasted peanuts, and TJ’s cheddar rocket crackers.

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Kalua Pork Spring Rolls

Inside these crispy spring roll wrappers, you’ll find classic island-style Kalua pork with cabbage, onions, carrots, and scallions. Perfect for dipping in a little shoyu or sweet chili-mango sauce.

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