Trader Joe's Recipes

  • Tuna-Mayo Onigiri Recipe (Japanese Rice Ball)

    December 5, 2020Van

    Onigiri or Rice Balls are one of the most popular food items in Japan, you can pretty much buy it everywhere in Japan since every convenience store carries them. 7-Elevens in Japan are insane, they carry restaurant quality food for very cheap prices and they have tons of Onigiri. I’m making one of the most…

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  • The most delicious Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

    December 1, 2020Van

    This has been a family favorite for years, any time I make this Bacon Fried Rice, my kids clean their plate! It’s also a huge hit at potlucks, so you can double the recipe if needed. Looking for a gift for your favorite foodie, chef or yourself? Click on the list below for the coolest…

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  • How to cook Frozen Gyoza with Crispy Lacey “Wings”

    December 1, 2020Van

    In Japan, you can find hanetsuki gyoza or gyoza with “wings” pretty easily – I haven’t found any restaurants in the states that serves it this way so I always make it like this at home, even when I’m cooking frozen gyoza. It creates and extra crispy texture on the bottom of the gyoza, while…

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  • Thanksgiving Leftovers Egg Rolls Recipe

    November 30, 2020Van

    This is now my favorite way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers – I think it’s even more delicious than Thanksgiving dinner!  You simply use the leftovers you have and wrap them in an egg roll wrapper and deep fry until they are golden and crispy, serve with cranberry sauce and gravy as the dipping sauces.  Everything…

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  • EASY Butterscotch French Toast Casserole Recipe

    November 22, 2020Van

    If you’re looking to make a special breakfast or brunch, look no further! This Butterscotch French Toast Casserole is quick and easy to put together and it will seriously impress your guests. It’s made with a rich custard, crusty sourdough bread and a delicious butterscotch sauce – the greatest part is it’s baked in a…

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  • Trader Joe’s Pork Belly Banh Mi Recipe Hack

    November 20, 2020Van

    I’m extremely impressed that Trader Joe’s had all the ingredients to make this amazing Pork Belly Banh Mi Sandwich! This is a super quick and easy meal, I put this together in about 15 minutes. Coming from someone who makes authentic Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches from scratch all the time – I’m seriously in shock…

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  • Trader Joe’s No-Bake Vanilla Bean Mini Sheet Cake Recipe Hack

    November 9, 2020Van

    Being an avid baker my whole life, I almost never buy cakes, especially from a grocery store. I kept hearing about Trader Joe’s Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean Mini Sheet Cake and I had to try it, I’m amazed at how good it is and how much it tastes like it’s homemade. The cake is moist…

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  • Trader Joe’s St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

    October 29, 2020Van

    Gooey Butter Cake is a classic American recipe that originated in St. Louis in the 1930’s, over the years it’s transformed into this easy and simplified version using cake mix. There are two layers, the bottom is a chewy, buttery vanilla cake that has caramelized edges and the “gooey” topping is made with cream cheese,…

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  • Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar Broccoli Soup Recipe

    October 8, 2020Van

    Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar is one of my favorite cheeses – it tastes like a combo of an aged cheddar and Parmesan – it has a creamy, slightly crumbly texture. If you don’t live near Trader Joe’s, look for Montamoré Cheddar by Sartori at your local markets – it’s the same cheese.  This broccoli cheese soup…

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  • Trader Joe’s Brioche Custard French Toast Recipe

    September 23, 2020Van

    The most delicious French Toast you’ll ever have, made with slices of Trader Joe’s Brioche or Pumpkin Brioche Twist dipped in a rich custard. Since the slices are pretty thick, you want to brown them quickly in a pan with butter then finish them the oven for perfectly cooked French Toast.

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