20 Meals from Sam’s Club for $150 – Meal Plan #2 with Printables

by Jenn K on February 24, 2014

20 Meals from Sam's Club for $150 Plan #2

Are you ready? We’ve got another awesome meal plan for 20 Meals at Sam’s Club for $150! A couple of things first…

  1. Subscribe to our free weekly recipes email newsletter!
  2. Sign up for a Sam’s Club membership online here if you don’t already have one.
  3. Check out the original 20 Meals at Sam’s Club for $150.
  4. If you prefer Costco, then we’ve got that as well!  Costco Meal Plan #1 is here and Meal Plan #2 is here.
  5. PLUS…Find more great “mix and match ingredients” recipes like the ones we use in the Sam’s Club Meal Plans in my 3 cookbooks!

Disclaimers

  • Yes, I realize this makes for roughly $7.50 dinners.  Mostly that is due to the cost of meat at Sam’s Club.  You can lower the cost by shopping for your meat elsewhere when it’s on sale etc.  Plus, you’ll have LOTS of leftovers, which you’ll see in the video below that helps reduce the actual meal prices down!
  • 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. Nothing is set in stone!
  • Some pantry and fridge ingredients like milk, butter, spices etc. are not listed on the Sam’s Club Ingredients List, since most household already have those items. However, every ingredient you need for each recipe is listed on each individual recipe linked below AND on the Sam’s Club Printable at the end of the post.

Recipe List

A note about Tuna ~ If you prefer not to use tuna, then you can purchase canned chicken that you can substitute instead. All tuna recipes can use canned chicken or purchase additional chicken breasts, cook them in the slow cooker so they are soft and easily shredded and use as a tuna substitute.

We did a live chat for the Costco Meal Plan #2, walking through the plan, the recipes and the ingredients. I share tips and tricks for each recipe that also fits with the Sam’s Club meal plan.  I hope the video is helpful to you in understanding how this all works!

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Sam’s Club Ingredients & Price List

  • 1 – 8 pack of 14.5 oz diced tomatoes – $4.27
  • 1 – 12 pack of 14 oz cans of chicken broth – $9.48
  • 2 – 10 packs of 5 oz cans of tuna – $16.36 ($8.18 each)
  • 1 – 6 pack of 1 pound spaghetti noodles – $5.76
  • 1 large pineapple – $2.73
  • 1 bag 6 ct mixed peppers – $6.83
  • 1- 10 lb bag butter gold – $5.48
  • 2 – 3 lb bags of organic baby carrots – $7.96 ($3.98 each)
  • 1 – 2 lb block of mild cheddar – $5.98
  • 1 – 5 lb bag of sweet onions – $5.48
  • 1 – 6 pack of 12 oz bags of frozen corn – $5.98
  • 1 – 6 pack of 12 oz bags of frozen green beans – $5.98
  • 2 – 18 ct eggs – $5.28 ($2.64 each)
  • 1 – 3 lb container sour cream – $4.48
  • 1 – 3 pack, 5 ct Chicken and Cheese Sausages – $13.99
  • 1 big package of ground beef (about 5 1/2 to 6 lb) ~ $17.50
  • 1 big package of chicken breasts 7 lbs, fresh $12.39 ($1.77/lb on sale right now!)
  • 36 ct Sam’s bakery dinner rolls – $4.98
  • 2 – 20 ct bags of 6″ tortillas – $4.98 ($2.49 each)
  • 2 pack sandwich loaves – $3.68

Total Cost – $149.57 plus LOTS of leftovers

What You’ll Need from the Store and Pantry:

Grocery Store:

  • small bottle BBQ sauce, 3 – 4 oz. cans green chilies, 6 oz can of mushrooms

Fridge & Pantry:

  • butter, milk, mayonnaise (or Greek Yogurt), flour, breadcrumbs, oil, taco seasoning and other common spices

(Full list of Additional Ingredients can be found on the printable at the end!)

Leftovers

Leftovers – you will have lots leftover including:

  • 5+ packages of pasta (about $5)
  • 1 can of tuna (about $1)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (about $1)
  • 5 containers chicken broth (about $5)
  • several onions ($1)
  • lots of sandwich bread ($1)
  • 2 lb. ground beef (about $6 worth!)
  • as well as smaller quantities of other ingredients

I did not reflect these “leftovers” in the total cost, so it would really be about $20 less than the total price!!!

Recipes with Ingredients Breakdown

Please note that each recipe below has the ingredients listed as a single meal unless otherwise marked as “DOUBLED INGREDIENTS”.

Also, this list is just what you will purchase from Sam’s Club. The other “pantry staples” and “optional toppings or garnishes” are listed on the Recipes & Ingredients Printable at the end or on the individual recipes linked below.

Tuna Melts

  • 2 cans tuna
  • 8 Bread slices
  • Cheese, sliced off the block
  • Baby carrots

Cheesy Tuna Pasta

  • 2 cans tuna
  • 1 lb. spaghetti noodles or other pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese
  • Green Beans

Tuna Quesadillas

  • 2 cans tuna
  • 1 pepper (any color)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • 8 Tortillas
  • Corn or Green Beans
  • Optional: Sour cream for garnish/dip

Spicy Tuna Melt Pie

  • 3 cans tuna
  • 3 eggs
  • Chopped Onion
  • Cheese
  • Corn or Green Beans

Special Instructions: Lunch or Light Dinner

Tuna Sandwiches with Hard Boiled Eggs and Carrots

  • 2 cans tuna
  • bread slices
  • 4 Eggs
  • Baby Carrots

Special Instructions: Lunch or Light Dinner

Loaded Potato Frittata

  • 6 gold Potatoes
  • 8 Eggs
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Optional: 6 slices of turkey or regular bacon
  • Pineapple as side dish

Special Instructions: Bacon is optional. If you already have bacon on hand, feel free to use. If not, it’s easy to omit. The packages of turkey bacon or regular bacon are very large at Sam’s Club and not worth purchasing for just 1 meal.

Potato Saute with Baked Eggs

  • about 8 gold potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sausages, cut up in place of ham
  • Pineapple as side dish

Special Instructions: Ham is in the original recipe, but you can substitute the delicious chicken & apple sausage instead!

Grilled Sausages and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Sausage with Peppers and Onions

  • 4 Chicken and Apple sausage links
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 onion
  • Dinner Rolls

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 6-8 small gold potatoes
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 can diced tomatoes

Special Instructions: This recipe is Freezer Friendly, so make it ahead of time on a “freezer cooking day” and then pull out when ready to use!

BBQ Meatballs on Potatoes

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 8 gold potatoes
  • Sour Cream for mashed potatoes
  • Corn or green beans

Special Instructions: Meatballs are Freezer Friendly, so make them ahead of time on a “freezer cooking day” and then pull them out when ready to use!

BBQ Meatball Sliders

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 12 Dinner rolls
  • Cheese, sliced off the block
  • Corn or green beans

Special Instructions: Meatballs are Freezer Friendly, so make them ahead of time on a “freezer cooking day” and then pull them out when ready to use!

(2) Taco Meat, serve with Tortillas and Corn

(DOUBLED INGREDIENTS BELOW)

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 16 tortillas, 8 each meal
  • Frozen Corn
  • Optional: 1 diced pepper, diced onion, shredded cheese

Special Instructions: Cook 2 meals of taco meat at one time. Use half for dinner and freeze the cooled other half for another time. Be sure to use my Flat Freezing trick to save on freezer space.

(2) Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

(DOUBLED INGREDIENTS BELOW)

  • 4 chicken breasts, shredded and cooked
  • 16 tortillas
  • 6 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 3 cups Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Frozen Corn or Green Beans as side dish

Special Instructions: Cook 2 meals worth of enchiladas at one time. Use half for dinner and freeze the cooled other half for another time.

(2) Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Stew

(DOUBLED INGREDIENTS BELOW)

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 sausage links
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 gold potatoes
  • 2 Peppers
  • 1 Onion
  • Green Beans
  • 8 Dinner Rolls

Special Instructions: Cook 2 meals worth of stew at one time. Use half for dinner and freeze the cooled other half for another time. Be sure to use my Flat Freezing trick to save on freezer space.

(2) Corn Chicken Chili

(DOUBLED INGREDIENTS BELOW)

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cups corn
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 Dinner Rolls
  • Sour cream, for garnish

Special Instructions: Cook 2 meals worth of chili in a large pot. Use half for dinner and freeze the cooled other half for another time. Be sure to use my Flat Freezing trick to save on freezer space.

Note: the Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas and the Corn Chicken Chili both call for shredded cooked chicken. Be sure to prep those ahead of time before you plan those meals for dinner!

sams club meal plan 2 printable list

sams club meal plan 2 recipes

Complete Printables of All Shopping Lists, Recipes, and Ingredients all in one place – for only $1.49!!!

While we have all the content free above and on the site, we thought we’d simplify the experience for you with this one major printable. In it you’ll find:

  • Complete grocery shopping list for Sam’s Club AND additional ingredients
  • Each recipe with all ingredients listed (Sam’s Club, pantry, and grocery ingredients)
  • Directions for each recipe
  • Freezer and slow cooker tips

So simple with everything in one place!

Complete Packet of Printables for this plan #2…

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Click each one and get both plans for under $3!

You might also like our Free Weekly Meal Plans that we post every Sunday evening filled with delicious ideas for dinners, “brinners”, and desserts!

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