15 Trader Joe's Freezer Deals This May That Are Tasty (And Affordable)

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Pack your freezer with these budget-friendly Trader Joe’s options.
Updated May 8, 2024
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From Mother's Day brunches to graduation gatherings, May can quickly turn hectic (and pricey.). Here's the solution: delicious, budget-friendly frozen finds from Trader Joe's.

Stock your freezer this May with everything you need to feed a crowd. You'll be able to keep more cash in your wallet because Trader Joe's frozen favorites won't break the bank.

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Kimbap

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz korean tofu vegetable seaweed rice roll

Price: $3.99

The pack of vegetarian seaweed and cooked rice rolls is one of the most popular Trader Joe’s products, so you may have to stalk the stock before finding enough Kimbap to fill your freezer.

This sushi roll is filled with perfectly braised tofu, vinegar-seasoned rice, root vegetables, pickles, and sauteed greens. It is just as good hot as it is cold.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Meat

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Meat

Price: $7.99

This 2.5-pound bag of boneless, skinless chicken breast and rib meat is pure convenience.

Pull a few pieces from this pack, defrost them, and sautee or air fry a healthy meal for your family. Trader Joe’s iced glazed frozen chicken is hormone, MSG, and preservative-free.

Japanese Style Fried Rice

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Japanese Style Fried Rice

Price: $3.79

Are you a Kimbap fan who can’t find the rolls at your local Trader Joe’s? This Japanese-style selection might just satisfy your craving.

With a similarly savory marinated tofu, strips of seaweed, and plenty of veggies, this is a heat-and-eat fan favorite.

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Brussels Sprouts

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Price: $1.49

Save money and stock your freezer with the frozen version of the fresh vegetable.

Heat them in the microwave, crisp them in the air fryer, bake them in the oven, sautee them on the stove, or add them to your favorite recipe.

Reduced-Guilt Mac & Cheese

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Reduced Guilt Mac & Cheese

Price: $2.29

Don’t let the low-fat/low-cal feature fool you. You won’t taste the difference in this popular Trader Joe’s pick.

Serve a few boxes together as one mega-batch of mac at your end-of-the-school-year picnic or grad party.

Tandoori Naan

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Tandoori Naan

Price: $2.99

Trader Joe’s naan is more than just flat bread.

The traditional Indian clay tandoor oven-baked treat is the perfect sandwich base, an alternative to pizza dough, or a dip for hummus. Every pack contains four individually frozen pieces.

Mango Chunks

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Mango Chunks

Price: $3.29

Blend a batch of smoothies for a pre-summer get-together, add the sweet fruit to an ice cream sundae, or just eat the thawed mango pieces as-is.

The generously sized chunks come in a one-plus pound bag, giving you plenty of pieces to use in everything from breakfast drinks to desserts.

Apple Blossoms

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Apple Blossoms

Price: $2.49

The pure pastry perfection of Trader Joe’s Apple Blossoms allows you to celebrate Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, or any day without overspending on pricey bakery treats.

With a sharply sweet taste and cinnamon spice, these blossoms are folded fruit pies with a twist. Each pack has two blossoms — one for you to eat and one to share.

Beef Tamales

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Beef Tamales

Price: $4.29

The tender taste of beef is just one of the perks of Trader Joe’s beef tamale two-pack.

Instead of ordering takeout, treat your family to the corn husk-wrapped frozen favorite. This microwavable meal is perfect for lunch on the go or as a side for your next backyard BBQ.

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Vegetable Spring Rolls

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Vegetable Spring Rolls

Price: $4.49

Skip the caterer and serve these veggie spring rolls as apps at your next party.

The five-roll pack is pure vegetarian goodness. Each crispy, wrapped roll includes shredded tofu, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, onion, cabbage, kale, and carrots.

Party Size Mini Meatballs

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Party Size Mini Meatballs

Price: $5.99

The one-plus-pound bag of ready-cooked mini meatballs adds protein to a carb-heavy spaghetti dinner — but that’s not all.

Spear the spheres with toothpicks and serve them as an app, coat them in your favorite sauce or marinade, or add them to pint-sized rolls and make teeny tiny hoagies.

Lemon Bars

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Lemon Bars trader joe's

Price: $4.99

This classic isn’t going anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stock up on summer-friendly food for extra savings.

With 12 sweet but tart bars in a box, you’ll have plenty of pint-sized treats for everyone at your first BBQ of the season.

Organic 3 Cheese Pizza

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Organic 3 Cheese Pizza

Price: $4.99

In a head-to-head price match-up, this under-$5 Trader Joe’s pizza out-values delivery from the local chain.

Stash some thin-crust pies in the freezer for an impromptu afterschool pizza party. The three-cheese blend has enough savory tang to make the organic dairy delight a family favorite.

Mini Mint Ice Cream Mouthfuls

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Mini Mint Ice Cream Mouthfuls

Price: $4.49

The 12 tiny sandwiches include just the right amount of chocolate chip mint ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Seve the cookie-covered sandwiches at your May backyard bash, keep a few in the freezer as an anytime treat, or gift mom with a box as part of her Mother’s Day present.

Mango Cream Bars

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz trader joe's Mango Cream Bars

Price: $3.49

Cool off on a warm start-of-summer day. Trader Joe’s Mango Cream Bars are a dessert dream.

Each bar has a sweet vanilla ice cream center surrounded by lush, fruity mango sorbet. With six bars on a stick in a box, you have enough of these tropical treats to share.

Bottom line

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Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet summery treat or want to stock a stash of apps for an upcoming end-of-school party, you can find everything you need (and more) at TJ’s.

While you might not get the bulk savings of a warehouse club, you’ll find enough deals to help you save on everyday essentials for your freezer, pantry, and more.

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Author Details

Erica Loop With more than a decade of experience writing about everything from e-commerce to pets and parenting, Erica Loop has written for sites such as BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, Tinybeans, Family Education, and Care.com. Erica has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and an MS in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

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