20 Meals from Sam’s Club for $150 – Recipes & Printable Shopping Lists

by Jenn K on November 4, 2013

20 Meals from Sams Club for $150

Beef Stirfry with Broccoli Beef and Bean Oven Tacos Herbed Meatballs Ranchero Chicken Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Grilled Chicken with Mango and Avocado Salsa

Our 20 Meals from Costco for $150 was quite popular as so many people found it helpful – yay!  So, we decided to do the same menu plan (with a few substitutions) for those that shop at Sam’s Club.

Sign up for a Sam’s Club membership online here if you don’t already have one.

Let’s get to it, shall we?!?

Disclaimers

  • Yes, I realize this makes for more like $7.50 dinners. You’ll have lots leftover! 
  • 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 and printable below, I’ve only included the ingredients from the Sam’s Club purchase list.

Let’s get to the recipes and printables, shall we?!?

Recipe List

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Ingredients & Price List

  • 1 big package of chicken breasts 6 lbs, fresh $10.50 or frozen $10.98
  • 1 big package of ground beef (about 5 1/2 to 6 lb) ~ 17.50
  • 2 – 2 lb Angus chuck roasts, cut into stew meat ~ $15.50
  • 2 – 3 lb bags of baby carrots $7.96
  • 2– 10 lb bags of russet potatoes $11.96
  • 1 – 5 ct package of avocados $5.98
  • 1 – 2 lb package of mango slices $7.98
  • 2 – 20 ct bags of 6 inch tortillas $4.98
  • 1 – 36 ct bag of Sam’s bakery dinner rolls $4.98
  • 1 – 4 lb package of frozen broccoli $5.89
  • 1 – 18 ct package of eggs $2.26
  • 1 – 6 lb package of spaghetti noodles $5.76
  • 2 pack Prego pasta sauce $7.48
  • 1 – 2 ct jars of Chi-chi’s salsa $7.96
  • 1 – 24 oz. container Parmesan cheese $8.48
  • 1 – 12 lb bag of long grain rice $8.48   
  • 1 – 8 ct package of canned corn $6.38
  • 1 – 10 lb bag of dried pinto beans $7.76
  • 1 – 8 ct package of canned tomatoes $6.27
  • Optional – a 6 pack fresh peppers $6.98

Total – $154.54

A couple of recipes call for bell peppers…they are optional, and would add another $5-$7 to the total.

Leftovers – you will have lots leftover too…including a jar of spaghetti sauce, lots of rice, jar of salsa, several pounds of potatoes, a ton of Parmesan cheese, a load of beans 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!!!

Also, please note that the recipes call for cooked beans…here is more information on how to cook dried beans since Sam’s Club doesn’t sell canned beans.  It’s not hard – you can do it!

Also, due to having a large amount of inexpensive leftover rice and beans, feel free to pull some recipes from our Rice & Beans Budget post to help you use up those ingredients in a frugal way!

Recipes with Ingredients Breakdown

Please note that each recipe below has the ingredients listed as a single meal. Note that many of the recipes will be made twice, as noted above, so be sure to check if you need to double the ingredients if you are making one for the freezer.

Also, this ingredients list below is just what you purchase from Sam’s Club. The other “pantry staples” and “optional toppings or garnishes” are listed on the Recipes Ingredients printable, linked below.

Grilled Chicken with Mango & Avocado Salsa

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 mangoes
  • optional – diced peppers
  • 4 dinner rolls

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • Pasta sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. spaghetti noodles
  • 1 egg
  • optional – mozzarella slices
  • 4 dinner rolls

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • optional – diced pepper
  • 1/3 jar of Prego pasta sauce
  • 1 lb. spaghetti noodles

Beef and Bean Soft Tacos

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cups cooked pinto beans
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • Salsa
  • 8 Tortillas
  • Rice on side

Ranchero Chicken – makes 2 meals worth

  • 2 lb. chicken breasts
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 8 tortillas for 1 meal and rice on side for other meal
  • Side dish, cooked pinto beans
  • Avocado, on side or mixed in

Note: to freeze, let the cooked chicken cool and then add to freezer baggie. Freeze, then thaw and use at a later time.

Potato & Egg Breakfast Tacos

  • 8 eggs
  • 4-6 potatoes
  • 8 Tortillas
  • Salsa
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Avocado, on side or mixed in

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  • 1 lb. beef stew
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 4-6 potatoes
  • 4 dinner rolls

Note: to package for freezer, combine all ingredients except the dinner rolls and add to gallon size freezer baggie. Freeze. Let thaw overnight in fridge before adding to slow cooker. Add enough water to cover, then slow cook.

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Potatoes

  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 4-6 potatoes
  • 4 dinner rolls

Note: to package for freezer, combine all ingredients except the dinner rolls and add to gallon size freezer baggie. Freeze. Let thaw overnight in fridge before adding to slow cooker.

Meatballs & Spaghetti

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles
  • 4 dinner rolls

Note: to package the meatballs for freezer, see these details.

Beef & Broccoli Stirfry

  • 1 lb. stew beef
  • 1 lb. frozen broccoli
  • Baby carrots on side, or cut up and mixed in with the stirfry
  • Rice on side
  • Mangoes on side

Note: to package for freezer, combine all ingredients except rice and add to gallon size freezer baggie. Freeze. Let thaw overnight in fridge before adding to slow cooker.

Rice with Corn & Pinto Beans

  • Rice
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can tomatoes (subbed for the diced tomatoes and green chilies)
  • 2 cups cooked pinto beans
  • optional – diced pepper

Make it Simple…get the printables for just $1.49!!!

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