Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Harvest Pasta

If you have been following my blog since the beginning you know that I am a huge Trader Joe’s fan. Every fall I eagerly anticipate the arrival of Trader Joe’s seasonal fall items. I try and stock up on my favorites in case they sell out quickly. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze served with two of our family fall favorites, the Fall Zucchette Pasta and Autumnal Harvest Creamy Pasta Sauce provide a balanced dinner in under 30 minutes. The tangy, balsamic glaze is the perfect compliment to a pan of crispy, seasoned Brussels sprouts, what kiddo won’t get a kick out of pasta shaped like a pumpkin and only parents will recognize that it is the pumpkin, butternut squash and carrot accents that that give the creamy, tomato based sauce its sweet flavor. If you are limited on time and looking for something easy to serve for dinner, look no further than the pasta aisle at  Trader Joe’s for the pasta, sauce, and glaze. You will find the bagged Brussels Sprouts in the refrigerated veggie section.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

serves 4

Trader Joe's side dish


  • 1 pound bag of Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Trader Joe’s balsamic glaze


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut ends off of Brussels sprouts, then cut in half lengthwise. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread evenly onto foil lined baking sheet. Roast until tender for about 20- 25 minutes. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.

Harvest Pasta

serves 4-6

Trader Joes Dinner


  • Trader Joe’s Fall Zucchette Pasta
  • Autumnal Harvest Creamy Pasta Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional)


Transfer the Autumnal Harvest Pasta Sauce to a small saucepan and place over medium-low heat until it has reached a simmer. Continue to simmer until the pasta is ready and the sauce is warm throughout. While sauce is heating, bring a pot of water to a rolling boil, add salt to taste. Add pasta, stir gently. Return to boil and boil uncovered; stir occasionally for 7-9 minutes.  Remove from heat. Drain well and serve with Autumnal Harvest Creamy Pasta Sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese (optional).

I was at the mall over the weekend and I stopped in at Williams Sonoma. I spotted this bag of organic zucchette that looks almost identical to the bag I purchased at Trader Joe’s.

The only difference that I could find was that Williams Sonoma’s 17 oz. version was $10.95 and I purchased my Trader Joe’s Fall Zucchette 14 oz. bag for $1.99!!!

If this meal is a hit in your household you might also try this easy weeknight recipe. Is there a Trader Joe’s seasonal item that you have been looking forward to adding to your cart?

1 Comment

  1. Malu Trehan

    October 9, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Looks delicious Melissa! Thank you for sharing.

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