Trader Joe’s is well known for selling a wide range of prepared meals in their frozen section. They have everything from frozen pizza to frozen spanakopita to salmon burgers, tikka masala, and everything in between.
But did you know that Trader Joe’s is also a great place to buy affordable bags of frozen vegetables? TJ’s offers a wide range of frozen veggies, including tons of organic offerings, and every single item is priced well below $5.
Trader Joe’s frozen vegetables range in price from $1.99 to $3.99 per bag. This even includes their many organic options, making Trader Joe’s an extremely affordable place to shop for frozen veggies.
Types of Frozen Vegetables at Trader Joe’s
In addition to their basic frozen vegetables, Trader Joe’s also offers a wide range of Asian-inspired frozen vegetable meals, such as their Stir Fried Garlicky Cabbage or their Asian Style Vegetables with Stir Fry Sauce.
But today we’re mainly focusing on TJ’s single-ingredient frozen vegetables with minimal added ingredients, sauces, spices, or other flavorings. (You will see a few exceptions on this list, but I will note these as they come up.)
Here’s a list of all the frozen vegetables I could find at my local TJ’s (plus their prices)…
- Organic Peas – $1.99
- Salted Edamame – $2.29 (contains salt)
- Organic Green Beans – $2.29
- Organic Foursome Vegetable Medley – $1.99
- Freschi di Campo Petite Peas – $1.59
- Extra Fine French Green Beans – $1.99
- Chopped Spinach – $1.49
- Organic Chopped Spinach – $1.99
- Broccoli Florets – $1.69
- True Belgian Brussel Sprouts – $1.49
- Artichoke Hearts – $3.29
- Asparagus Spears – $2.99
- Organic Rainbow Cauliflower – $2.99
- Colorful Carrot Coins – $2.99 (contains oil and seasonings)
- Mushroom Medley – $3.99 (contains oil and seasonings)
- Organic Riced Cauliflower – $1.99
- Roasted Seasoned Brussel Sprouts – $1.49 (contains cheese, olive oil, natural flavors, rice flour, and spices)
- Spicy Mexican Style Riced Cauliflower – $3.49 (contains about 15 ingredients – see full list here)
- Country Potatoes with Haricots Verts & Wild Mushrooms – $3.29 (contains oil, spices, dextrose, cornstarch, and more)
- Super Sweet Cut White Corn – $1.29
- Organic Super Sweet Cut Corn – $1.79
- Mexican Style Roasted Corn – $3.79 (contains dairy, cornstarch, eggs, and more – see full list here)
- Roasted Corn – $2.49
TJ’s has also been known to carry an Organic Green Vegetable Foursome in recent years for $2.99 a bag. However, many stores have been cleared out of their stock recently, leading customers to wonder if the item has been discontinued. Although it hasn’t been officially announced for discontinuation, it is currently listed as “unavailable” on TraderJoes.com.
The 5 Best Frozen Vegetables at Trader Joe’s
Clearly, Trader Joe’s doesn’t have any shortage of frozen vegetables. But some are bound to be better than others.
That’s why I’ve gathered info from all over the internet to determine the five most popular frozen vegetable options available at TJ’s.
1) Roasted Seasoned Brussel Sprouts
These seasoned brussel sprouts are featured on just about every list of TJ’s best frozen veggies you can find. They’re known for being tasty and easy to prepare in addition to being super affordable (just $1.49 per bag). Considering brussel sprouts are usually a fairly spendy veggie, TJ’s Roasted Seasoned Brussel Sprouts are a great option.
2) Organic Green Vegetable Foursome
I wasn’t sure whether I should include this one on the list considering the recent rumors that this item may have been discontinued. But nevertheless, this Vegetable Foursome continually shows up as one of the most popular frozen veggie options at Trader Joe’s. Considering its obvious popularity, I suspect that Trader Joe’s might just be having supply chain issues with this one. Hopefully it will show back up in stores soon.
3) Mexican Style Roasted Corn
Combined with cotija cheese and a sourcream-based sauce, this tasty Mexican-Style Roasted Corn is another one of TJ’s most popular frozen veggie options. This could be eaten as a side dish on its own, combined with some potatoes and beans for a breakfast hash, or baked into a taco pie. Whatever you end up doing with it, you’re not likely to be disappointed. Just make sure you check out the ingredients list first. This roasted corn contains multiple types of dairy, eggs, cornstarch, maple syrup, mayo, and more. Despite not being suitable for vegans, TJ’s Mexican Style Roasted Corn is 100% gluten free.
4) Country Potatoes with Haricots Verts & Wild Mushrooms
Another one of TJ’s most popular frozen veggie offerings are these Country Potatoes with Haricots Verts & Wild Mushrooms. Made with boletus, chanterelle, and button mushrooms, plus a heaping helping of green beans, this potato dish would make a great addition to a hearty meal with friends, especially around the holidays. That said, if you’re not a fan of mushrooms, then you’ll definitely want to avoid this one.
5) Salted Edamame
If you’ve never tried edamame, you might be wondering what it is. Basically, edamame is just another word for a whole soybean pod. It’s typically eaten steamed and salted, and the inner beans are removed from the outer shell which is too fibrous to eat. @traderjoeslist on Instagram recommends combining these salted edamame pods with a spoonful of Trader Joe’s Crunchy Chili Onion. As a big fan of Crunchy Chili Onion myself, this sounds like a perfect midday snack.
It’s also worth noting that a few of Trader Joe’s most popular frozen vegetable offerings are actually prepared meals that aren’t featured on this list.
For example, TJ’s shoppers are big fans of Trader Joe’s Vegetable Fried Rice, Asian Vegetables with Beijing Style Soy Sauce, and Spicy Thai Eggplant. To check out a list of some of TJ’s most popular Asian-inspired meals, click here.
Despite being a fan favorite, Trader Joe’s discontinued their frozen vegetable lasagna at the beginning of 2022. They also appear to have discontinued their frozen Vegetable Melange in Seasoned Butter Sauce despite it being very popular with customers.
Don’t just take it from me. Check out what these TJ’s shoppers have to say about their favorite frozen vegetables from Trader Joe’s.
Some Reddit users weighed in with their recommendations for the best TJ’s frozen veggies for both price and quality:
This commenter recommends sticking to the simple frozen veggies for the best value:
When asked about TJ’s frozen brussel sprouts, a couple users chimed in:
Here are some votes for the frozen edamame as well as the Organic Foursome Vegetable Medley:
How To Cook TJ’s Frozen Veggies
Finally, let’s take a quick look at some of the best ways to prepare your frozen TJ’s veggies.
Of course, your prep method is going to depend on a few different factors, such as what kind of veggie you’re preparing, what else you’re preparing it with, and what your favorite ways to cook are.
Since it’s one of their most popular frozen veggie options available at TJ’s, these frozen brussel sprouts deserve first mention. Check out this recipe for simple roasted brussel sprouts from WellPlated.com. You can use a bag of TJ’s Brussel Sprouts as the base for this recipe.
As an alternative to their popular yet currently unavailable Organic Green Foursome, try this vegetable quiche recipe from TheKitchn.com using Trader Joe’s Organic Foursome Vegetable Medley instead.
Finally, check out this list of the best TJ’s frozen vegetable cooking hacks from AllRecipes.com.
Remember that frozen veggies can be prepared in a bunch of different ways, including on the stovetop, in the oven, on the grill, or in an air fryer. Try experimenting and find your personal favorite way to prepare your TJ’s frozen veggies!