Cauliflower, Milk (Milk, Vitamin D3), Heavy Cream, Quattro Formaggio Shredded Four Cheese Blend (Parmesan and Asiago Cheese [Cultured Unpasteurized Milk, Animal and Microbial Rennet, Salt], Fontina and Mild Provolone Cheese [Cultured Pasteurized Milk, and Microbial Rennet, Salt], Powdered Cellulose, Natamycin [for Freshness]), Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil), Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Microbial Rennet, Powdered Cellulose), Modified Cornstarch, Sea Salt, Parsley, Dehydrated Onion, Black Pepper, White Pepper.
Contains Milk, Wheat.
Microwave (1,200 watts):
Microwave cook times may vary depending on oven wattage. Remove cooking tray from outer packaging, lift one corner of film and heat on high 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes; let stand 1 minute. Contents will be hot. Please remove film carefully.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lift corner of film and place on baking sheet on center rack of oven (do not place plastic tray directly on oven rack). Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before serving.
We cooked a few different varieties of ready-made TJ’s sides at once, in a 350°F oven for 20-25 minutes. Not exactly as prescribed in the directions, but it worked perfectly in our tests.
Sometimes side dishes really make the meal, and this Thanksgiving season, we found some new and exciting side dish options at our local Trader Joe’s. With options like Cauliflower Gratin, we think it’s ok to cut a few corners on our Turkey Day prep.
So what did we think of this side dish? Overall, we were pleasantly surprised. It was crunchy, cheesy, flavorful and decadent. In short, we really enjoyed it. And it definitely turned out to be a crowd-pleaser. Truthfully, it almost tasted homemade.
Also on the table for our Test Thanksgiving dinner was Corn Pudding, Scalloped Potatoes with Quattro Formaggio, Carrot Souffle, Cornbread Stuffing Mix, and Kettle Cooked Turkey Gravy. The result? Our best test Thanksgiving yet!
Have you tried this side dish from Trader Joe’s? Let us know your opinions in the comments below!