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Trader Joe’s Appetizers that Are Perfect for Any New Year’s Eve Party

The kitchen is unarguably the most stressful place to be during the holiday season; you have to whip up several delicacies to suit the preferences of different guests. From making a vegan turkey on Thanksgiving to seven fishes on Christmas, you’ve cooked a lot this holiday season. So when it comes to New Year’s Eve, you deserve a break. You can make things easier with easy-to-make appetizers from Trader Joe’s. We’ve scoured the frozen section and have come up with the five best options, so you don’t have to stress.

Chicken & Chimichurri Empanadas

What better way to ring in the New Year than with something spicy and savory? Empanadas are delicious appetizers full of flavor and versatility. You can have them sweet, spicy, meaty, or vegetarian. They’re also easy to share!

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If you’ve had empanadas before, you already know they are delicious in an exotic way. These chicken and chimichurri empanadas might just be the highlight of the day with their unforgettable taste. All you need to do is bake them and serve.

Breaded Fried Ravioli

Ravioli are a common holiday season delicacy loved by kids and adults. Well, these Trader Joe’s fried ravioli take the popularly amazing taste up a notch! Your guests will ask for more even after the ball drops in Times Sqaure.

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These breaded fried ravioli are made with five kinds of cheese: Parmesan, mild Monterey Jack, Asiago, Ricotta, and Mozzarella. Especially if you have kids over, this appetizer is a crowd-pleaser.

Mini Veggie Samosas

Trader Joe’s mini veggie samosas are far from ‘regular.’ There is hardly anyone who would refuse samosas, and this makes these tasty appetizers a great choice when you don’t have much time to cook. 

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Filled with lentils, peas, carrots, onions, and potatoes, each samosa invites guests with its curry-infused scent. The flaky crust makes the appetizer look even more attractive, and the taste doesn’t disappoint.

Red Pepper, Cranberry & Walnut Dip

Many people prefer making their dips because store-bought dips don’t taste good– this is an exception. The stress of preparing the items on your charcuterie board is enough so you don’t have to overwork yourself by making dips. 

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This red pepper, cranberry & walnut dip has a tart, sweet, and spicy taste that will please the pickiest eater. Pair the dip with your veggies or a crostini for a perfect combination- your guests will praise you!

Chicken Soup Dumplings

Soups can require a lot of precision to make- from the perfect amount of seasoning to the timing. Well, with these chicken soup dumplings, you can avoid all that headache and satisfy guests easily.

This appetizer consists of green onions, chicken, and a savory broth. We love the fact that you can enjoy the whole box for dinner instead of using it as an appetizer. So the choice is yours!

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