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10 Potato Products At Trader Joe's To Buy And 10 To Avoid
Buy: Sweet Potato Gnocchi
There’s no shortage of goodies at Trader Joe’s, like the Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage, which makes for a delicious yet easy dinner.
The gnocchi is soft and tender with a herbaceous buttery sauce that adds a rich element to the dish without overpowering it. The meal is a steal at $3.79 for two servings.
Avoid: Everything Chips
While TJ’s doesn’t lack a quantity of goodies, some lack quality, like the Everything but the Bagel Seasoned Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips.
Although the store’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning is quite popular, these chips are bland, with just a salty, slightly sesame dimension added by the seasoning.
Buy: Country Potatoes
For a quick and easy side dish, make sure to grab a bag of Trader Joe’s Country Potatoes with Haricots Verts and Wild Mushrooms.
Combined with haricots verts, aka green beans, and mushrooms, this dish provides plenty of flavors and textures and takes just seven minutes to prepare.
Avoid: Sorrentina Gnocchi
If you’re a fan of red sauce, Trader Joe’s Gnocchi alla Sorrentina might pique your interest, but it’s best left on the shelf.
Compared to the store’s other gnocchi offerings, the Sorrentina doesn’t compare due to the stingy amount of sauce that doesn't add much flavor or complexity to the dish.
Buy: Potato Pancakes
Potato pancakes, or latkes, are denser than an average hash brown, with a crispy exterior. Trader Joe's Potato Pancakes are an excellent version.
Best of all, the latkes are easy to prepare whether you bake, air fry, or pan fry them. Thanks to their versatility, they're delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack.