20 Meals from Costco for $150 – Recipes & Printable Shopping Lists

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 9, 2013

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Spicy Quinoa Recipe Herbed Meatballs Recipe Ranchero Chicken Recipe Grilled Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

{We’ve also got a Sam’s Club 20 Meals for $150 as well!}

AND…the 2nd version of 20 Meals from Costco for $150 is published!

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Well, who knew that this idea would be so popular. I seriously thought a few of you would like it…but since there were a bazillion of you who thought it would be helpful, here it is…packaged up in more detail just for you!

Let’s get to it, shall we?!?

Disclaimers

  • Yes, I realize this makes for $7.50 dinners. Meat at Costco is more expensive than sale prices at grocery stores, and many argue that the quality is better. That explains that!
  • Produce prices may vary by region. And season.
  • Meals are for a family of 4. Larger families, or families with teenagers will need to adjust quantities.
  • Meals are as kid friendly, family friendly, and allergy friendly as I could make them. Hopefully you will enjoy them!
  • Mix and Match Meals – because of the bulk purchasing, this is really a game of mixing and matching ingredients. The ingredients are very common and work in a wide variety of recipes, so feel free to use them in other recipes besides those listed below.
  • I would expect you to have some ingredients needed for the different recipes in your pantry, like spices, soy sauce, etc. In the recipe/ingredient list below, I’ve only included the ingredients from the Costco purchase list.
  • Swap Idea – save a few bucks and get a 10 lb. bag of rice and not the quinoa. I just like quinoa, and I like that it has a higher protein content than rice. Make rice with corn, black beans, etc instead of the quinoa. You could also serve the rice alongside the taco/tortilla meals too.
  • And lastly…as you’ll see if you really analyze this chicken scratch, I forgot to add the peppers to the bottom portion where I priced everything out. So I added them as optional as it would push the total cost to $155 if you added them.

Wine Pairings

My good friend, Amy from VineSleuth.com/Uncorked, has added a brand new feature to our Costco Meal Plan!  She has taken the time to pair all of our 20 Meals from Costco recipes with fantastic wine options!  Most of these wines should be available in your Costco store as well as other stores in your local area.  Plus, they are almost all between the $8-$15 range!  So, if you like wine or just want to learn more about it, then be sure to check out her blog.

Recipe List

Follow $5 Dinners {Erin Chase}’s board 20 Meals from Costco for $150 on Pinterest.

Ingredients & Price List

  • 1 big package of chicken breasts (contains 6 – 1 lb packages) ~ $19
  • 1 big package of ground beef (about 5 1/2 to 6 lb) ~$17
  • 1 package of beef for stew (about 4 lbs) ~$14
  • 1 – 5 lb bag of baby carrots $4.99
  • 1 – 15 lb bag of gold potatoes $9.99
  • 1 – 6 ct package of avocados $5.49
  • 8-9 mangoes or 1 box $5.99
  • 1 – 40 ct bag of 6″ tortillas $3.19
  • 1 – 36 ct bag of Costco bakery dinner rolls $4.49
  • 1 – 4 lb package of frozen broccoli $5.89
  • 1 – 18 ct package of eggs $1.99
  • 1 – 6 lb package of spaghetti noodles $6.59
  • 2 pack Prego pasta sauce $7.49 (MINUS $2.30 coupon!)
  • 2 pack Kirkland salsa $7.49
  • 1 – 24 oz. container Parmesan cheese $7.99
  • 1 – 4 lb bag of quinoa $10.99
  • 1 – 8 ct package of canned corn $7.89
  • 1 – 8 ct package of canned black beans $5.79
  • 1 – 8 ct package of canned tomatoes $5.99
  • Optional – a 6 pack fresh peppers $6.49

Total – $149.94

(or $156.43 if you get the peppers too!)

Leftovers – you will have lots leftover too…including a jar of spaghetti sauce, lots of quinoa, jar of salsa, several pounds of potatoes, a ton of Parmesan cheese, and smaller quantities of other ingredients. I did not reflect these “leftovers” in the total cost, so it would really be $10-$15 less than $150!!!

Get the printables for this plan…

While we have all the content available to piece together from the site, we thought we’d simplify the experience for you with this printable. This printable has the complete grocery shopping list (with south TX Costco prices), as well as complete recipes with ingredients broken down to make it easy for you.

All in one place y’all! This is worth gold when it comes to saving time in preparing to shop and cook your meals.

Well, maybe not gold…but way more than $1.49!!!

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Printable Recipes & Ingredient 20 Meals from Costco for $150

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{ 403 comments… read them below or add one }

Brooke June 15, 2014 at 12:31 am

Thank you SO MUCH for this!!

Question for you: do you use iBotta and Favado?

Thank you!

Brooke Nagy

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Jenn K June 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Brooke – Favado shows you where the best deals are in your local area at your favorite stores. Ibotta is a savings redemption program where you submit a scan of your receipt for different offers to earn cash back.

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Natalie Rivera June 25, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Do you have anything like this with less meat and chicken or just no chicken in the recipes/grocery list for costco? I am actually VEGAN. I have 4 kids ( minus 7 month old ) so 3 kids and 2 adults (me and husband) and we all dont like the same things. My son who is 4 will not eat meals anymore. He wont touch green beans, any kind of rice other then White basmati, jasmine or normal rice. He will only eat pasta with nothing on it or red sauce, ketchup, white sauce. No veggies in it. The only way he eats vegetables are raw cut up dipped or just raw. He will eat pizzas of any kind. he likes chicken and meat but we dont buy chicken often as i dont eat it and its expensive. Husband now only buys 1 big tray of ground beef for tacos on days hes home from work. He wille at vegan or vegetarian for lunch at work. Im having a hard time making a 14 meal plan for $180. I keep grabbing a bunch of recipes with similar ingredients but its never enough. We like eating more then 2 plates at a time. we are not over weight by any means. the foods we eat a lot are Vegan. most of us dont like meats anyway. My son eats a ton of white bread in 2 days for sandwhich. oatmeal is gone in a few days.

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Robin July 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

When you say meals are for a family of four, does that mean the recipe makes four servings or that it feeds four people until no longer hungry? Also, are these intended to be complete meals or only the entrees?

Thanks!

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Robin July 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Oops! My second question was answered by reading the plan.

I bought the plan, and am heading to Costco tomorrow. I’ll be feeding six people (including 2 teens) on this plan. The way my family eats, I’m expecting to need to multiply each recipe times 1.5 and add an additional side for each meal, but it would be good to get my first question answered since I’ve never cooked with your recipes before and am not sure if they “run large, ” “run small,” or “fit as expected.”

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