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10 Assembly-Only Trader Joe's Holiday Appetizer Ideas

Save some extra time this holiday season with these no-sweat bites.

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Unpack, Heat Up, Dig In!

When it comes to lowkey entertaining, some people like to cut corners — and others like to barely lift a finger. That's where Trader Joe’s comes in. The cult favorite grocery brand, beloved for its huge selection of frozen foods, snacks and dips, can be a lifesaver when it comes to throwing a holiday party with minimal prep. Whether you’re looking to toss a premade appetizer on a plate or are open to getting your hands a little dirty with a few minutes of basic mixing and layering, here are the best (and easiest) appetizers from Trader Joe's to throw together for a hungry crowd.

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Mini Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

These mini samosas with a seasonal twist are one of Trader Joe’s newest frozen appetizer additions. Garam masala, cumin, coriander, chili powder and fennel seeds spice up the savory sweet filling of paneer and pumpkin chunks found inside.

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Creamy Cauliflower Jalapeno Dip

You might think cauliflower sounds a bit too plain for a holiday party, but this delicious dip brings the flavor. Blended with cream cheese, light cream, ricotta and Parmesan, it’s extra tasty when heated up in the oven.

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Bruschetta

To make this classic Italian snack, slice Trader Joe’s Organic French Rolls (see photo above), top them with the store’s Fresh Mozzarella Cheese and Bruschetta Sauce, and throw them in the oven to toast. Once the cheese has melted, top them with some tangy Balsamic Glaze. You’ll impress your guests and be done in no time.

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