My $4 Trader Joe’s dinner takes just 20 minutes to make and is six ingredients – it’s my favorite go-to

A FOOD fan has shared her budget-friendly Trader Joe’s dinner that uses just six ingredients.

She shows viewers how simple it is to prepare a $4 meal in just 20 minutes.

Creator Gwyneth shared a Trader Joe's dinner that costs $4 and takes 20 minutes to make


Creator Gwyneth shared a Trader Joe’s dinner that costs $4 and takes 20 minutes to makeCredit: Instagram/gwynethyuma
It only requires six ingredients and can be used for up to four meals


It only requires six ingredients and can be used for up to four mealsCredit: Instagram/gwynethyuma

Lifestyle enthusiast Gwyneth Yuma (@gwynethyuma) is a New York City resident who loves to recommend delicious food online.

In an Instagram rollshe showed viewers how she makes one of her favorite dinners at Trader Joe’s.

First, she cut the yellow onions and put them in a blender to make them into small pieces.

Next, she put a pan on the stove and brushed it with oil.

Then, she poured boiling water into a large pot and placed it next to the pan on the electric stove.

The young woman turned her attention back to the pan and sauteed onions in it, before adding Trader Joe’s frozen meatballs and tomato-basil pasta sauce.

She poured the mixture into the liquid and let it simmer and cover for a few minutes.

When the large pot boiled, she added the pasta and salt.

She opens the pan and piles it with fresh spinach for a healthy topping.

Finally, she added the cooked pasta to the pan and mixed well.

She sprinkled the cheese of her choice on top, stuck her fork into the pan and happily took a big bite.

There were mixed opinions about the price in the comments section of the video.

“Huh??? $4 per person????????? What the hell???????” one viewer asked.

One person commented: “Girl, those meatballs are $4.99 haha, there’s no way this meal is ‘$4 per person’ unless they eat like ten pieces of farfalle lol.”

Gwyneth clarified that the pasta costs $1.99 and the sauce is about $3.

In total, all she spent was 16 USD and cooked 4 fairly large meals, equivalent to 4 USD each.

She said pasta with spinach and meatballs is her favorite dish.


She said pasta with spinach and meatballs is her favorite dish.Credit: Instagram/gwynethyuma

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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