Trader Joe’s Harvest Chili Review

Trader Joe's Harvest Chili

When fall rolls around, the Freezer Meal Frenzy staff loves to chow down on squash. That’s why we’ve been sampling all of Trader Joe’s seasonal autumn dishes. We adored their creamy Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, and we were really impressed with their Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole. Even though Trader Joe’s Harvest Chili isn’t a frozen meal, we really wanted to give this squash-filled soup a try.

Because we’re so used to thawing out frozen meals, we were a little bit surprised to see how quickly this chili heated up. It was hot and ready to eat after about two minutes on the stovetop. Even if you choose to warm it in the microwave, it shouldn’t take long to prepare.

Trader Joe's Harvest Chili

Normally, we prefer our chili on the spicy side. However, we really enjoyed this milder chili. Because the spiciness isn’t overwhelming, the flavor of the butternut squash, sweet potato, and pumpkin are all able to stand out. The cauliflower and quinoa help to give this chili an interesting texture, and, thanks to the bean blend, this is protein-rich and extremely filling.

Trader Joe’s says that there are 2.5 servings of chili per container. That’s probably a fair estimate, especially if you’re eating the chili alongside a sandwich or salad. Still, one person could easily polish a container off in a sitting. Thankfully, at 350 calories per container, this chili won’t destroy your diet.

If you’re a big fan of traditional chili, you might be a little disappointed with Trader Joe’s Harvest Chili. There are no kidney beans, you can barely taste the chili powder, and there it’s fairly light on tomatoes. It’s also vegan, which means it probably won’t be a big hit with meat lovers. However, if you in the mood for a soup that’s filled with fall flavors, this chili will definitely satisfy your cravings.

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Trader Joe's Harvest Chili