Sometimes it seems like Trader Joe鈥檚 should open its own catering biz.聽First, they鈥檝e got your back with聽boozy聽budget wines聽to聽fuel every聽kind of gathering, from weekly game nights to full-on parties. When聽you鈥檝e got a super-special occasion and need bubbly for the聽toasts, it鈥檚 TJs to the rescue again, with聽affordable聽Champagnes. But聽when it comes to food, TJs聽really shines, with an offering聽of instant party聽appetizers that make hostessing a breeze.聽Here鈥檚 a look at聽some Trader Joe鈥檚 apps so good, your friends will think you hired a caterer.

Meaty Appetizers


No tummy rumbling allowed at this bash. Sure, chips and dips are delish,聽but they only fuel a body so far. If聽you want to keep your crowd聽happy and dancing into the wee hours, serve some聽hearty appetizers聽to feed聽the fun-making. Who doesn鈥檛聽love wings and meatballs, except maybe the hostess who was toiling over a聽hot stove. And that聽won鈥檛 be you, so long as TJs is around. If you鈥檝e got a microwave and toaster oven, your place just became聽party central.

Cheesy Appetizers


TJs cheesy apps are some of their best. Choose from an array of flat breads and pizzas. Cut them up bite size as they come hot out of the oven. The mac 鈥榥鈥 cheese bites, fried mozzarella, and arancini balls are everyone鈥檚 faves. You should buy聽them in bulk, because they鈥檙e going to go *fast.*



This one鈥檚 for the vegetable lovers聽in the house! If your veggie peeps聽haven鈥檛 tried TJ鈥檚 tempura cauliflower, prepare them to meet their new addiction. Greek spinach聽pastries and gyoza pot stickers are always聽a crowd pleaser, but the real star of the show will be聽the creamy spinach and artichoke dip. It tastes just like the real deal聽鈥 but without any聽mess and fuss. And what do all these聽TJs party apps have in common? You just open, heat, eat and聽repeat.

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