The 10 Best Microwaveable Trader Joe's Finds Under $5

This is, hands-down, my favorite item at Trader Joe’s right now, and I know from my friends on the inside that I’m not alone.

1. Trader Joe's Kimbap ($3.99)

I was skeptical that I could get a flaky crust from a microwave, but TJ’s Jamaican Style Beef Patties give me just that, plus a savory, tender, cumin-scented beef filling, in about two minutes.

2. Trader Joe's Jamaican Style Beef Patties ($4.49)

When I’ve got unexpected company, TJ’s Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip is waiting in the freezer to make me a hero.

3. Trader Joe's Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip ($3.79)

The green rice is fluffy and flavorful, the paneer is bouncy with just a little chew, and the sauce is creamy and delicately spiced

4. Trader Joe's Paneer Tikka Masala ($3.69)

This is another item that I get every single trip to Trader Joe’s because my oldest child could probably eat their weight in dumplings, and these are some of their favorites.

5. Trader Joe's Steamed Pork & Ginger Soup Dumplings ($3.49)

I’m trying to include more brown rice in my diet, but my family is still firmly Team White Rice.

6. Trader Joe's Organic Brown Rice ($4.49)

Green beans are one of those vegetables that still taste great after freezing, and these frozen green beans get an extra flavor boost from garlic

7. Trader Joe's Garlic Shiitake Green Beans ($2.69)

A favorite of mine for years, Trader Joe’s Madras Lentils are in my cupboard at all times. Whenever I forget to eat lunch until the last minute

Trader Joe's Madras Lentils ($2.49)

The egg bite trend has fully taken hold of my family, and occasionally I whip up a batch from scratch.

9. Trader Joe's Cheddar Cheese and Uncured Bacon Egg Bites ($3.49)

Trader Joe’s Unexpected Cheddar is another one of those every-visit purchases that I add to my cart whether I need it or not.

10. Trader Joe's Unexpected Broccoli Cheddar Soup ($4.99)