20 Meals at Costco for $150 – Meal Plan #2 with Printables

20 Meals for $150 Meal Plan #2 from 5DollarDinners.com

Are you ready?  We’ve got another awesome meal plan for 20 Meals at Costco for $150!

Recipe List

  • Tuna Melts
  • Cheesy Tuna Pasta
  • Tuna Quesadillas
  • Spicy Tuna Melt Pie
  • Tuna Sandwiches with Hard Boiled Eggs and Carrots
  • Loaded Potato Frittata
  • Potato Saute with Baked Eggs
  • Grilled Sausages and Potatoes
  • Slow Cooker Sausage with Peppers and Onions
  • Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes (freezer pack)
  • BBQ Meatballs on Potatoes (freezer friendly)
  • BBQ Meatball Sliders (freezer friendly)
  • (2) Taco Meat, serve with Tortillas and Corn (freezer pack)
  • (2) Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas (freezer pack)
  • (2) Slow Cooker Chicken and Sausage Stew (freezer pack)
  • (2) Corn Chicken Chili (freezer pack)

A note about Tuna ~ If you prefer not to use tuna, then you can purchase a 6 pk of 12.5 oz canned chicken for only $11.49 at Costco 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, walking through the plan, the recipes and the ingredients. I share tips and tricks for each recipe! I hope the video is helpful to you in understanding how this all works!’

Meal Plan 1 Ingredients

Costco Ingredients & Price List

  • 1 – 8 pack of 15 ounce cans stewed or diced tomatoes – $5.99
  • 1 – 12 pack of 16 ounce chicken stock containers – $9.99
  • 1 – 12 can package of tuna in water – $15.99
  • 1 – 6 pack of 1 pound organic spaghetti noodles – $6.59
  • 1 large pineapple – $2.99
  • 1 bag 6 mixed peppers – $6.79
  • 1 – 15 pound bag gold potatoes – $7.49
  • 1 – 5 pound bag organic baby carrots – $5.29
  • 1 – 2 pound block mild cheddar cheese – $4.99
  • 1 – 5 pound bag Sweet Onions – $3.79
  • 1 – 5 pound bag organic frozen corn – $5.99
  • 1 – 5 pound bag organic frozen green beans – $6.79
  • 2 – 18 count eggs – $2.65 x 2
  • 1 – 40 ounce container sour cream – $3.99
  • 1 – 3 pack, 5 count Chicken and Apple Sausage – $13.99
  • 1 – 6+ pound package ground beef $20.58
  • 1 – 7+ pound package boneless, skinless chicken breast  – $21.29
  • 3 dozen dinner rolls – $4.49
  • 40 count 6” flour tortillas – $3.19
  • 2 pack sandwich loaves – $3.99

Total Cost – $159.50 plus LOTS of leftovers

(And note there are a number of organic products included too!)


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)
  • 6 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!!!

Grab the Printables, Then Get Started Shopping & Cooking

 costco recipes 2

While we have all the content free above to piece together from the site, we thought we’d simplify the experience for you with this one printable that includes:

  • Complete grocery shopping list for Costco AND additional ingredients you might need from the grocery store
  • Each recipe with all ingredients listed
  • Directions for each recipe
  • Freezer and slow cooker tips

So simple with everything in one place…and for only $2.49!

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See all of the Warehouse Store Meal Plan FAQs here!

Disclaimer: I have no formal relationship with Costco and am not paid by them to share these plans. I created these plans to help myself (and you!) spend less money at Costco, while using up all the bulk ingredients without them going to waste. Hope they help your family as much as they help our family!


  1. Kristy Peck says

    Thank you!! I started this with list #1 on the 6th of this month & haven’t even cooked every recipe yet!! It has REALLY helped me with my grocery budget!! I look forward to using list #2 next week!!!

    • Dona Navarr0 says

      I’m doing the same thing. I have a ton left in my freezer and a lot of pantry staples left. I can already cross some things off the list that I have left over from last meal plan!

  2. Megan says

    Hi Erin! i got the printable for meal plan 1 (costco) but i only got the shopping list and meal plan with ingredients not recipes? I also just saw plan 2 could you email me the printables I am missing? thanks!

  3. Gwyn says

    So hoping this one comes in a Sam’s edition too!! We just switched from Costco to Sam’s because we got a deal on membership. Would be bummed to lose these great recipe plans!

  4. Dona Navarr0 says

    Thank you so much for your Costco meal plans! We have slimmed our grocery budget for 2 adults and 2 hungry boys to $400 per month and these meal plans have really helped us. I already did meal plan #1 last month and am preparing my list for a Costco trip next week for meal plan #2. I still have a ton of spaghetti and corn left from last month, so I’m already saving money before I even enter the store. I’m going to substitute shredded chicken breast for the tuna. Let you know how it turns out!

  5. says

    For those wanting vegetarian, most of the meat options could be substitute beans, or what ever you normally use in place of protein. Since I have both a Sam’s membership and a Costco membership I can tell you, most of the time Sam’s as the same stuff only cheaper. Costco has more organic, Sam’s has the same in non organic(they do have some organic at some locations) This meal plan would work for any big box with similar prices, just cross off Costco on the printable and insert or store (Sam’s, BJ’s, or whatever).

    I just noticed Erin has a Sam’s list too, it just seems like the list would be pretty interchangeable.

    I am curious and will check next time I go to Costco if non organic noodles, corn, green beans are an option and cheaper? Just thinking of easy ways to keep it simple on stop, one list but still lower price, if I take your advice on buying the canned chicken for $11.xx instead of tuna, I can use the difference to buy the big container of taco seasoning.

    Thank you for these lists! I learn something new everytime you posts one:D

  6. elizabeth says

    I am attempting this meal plan for the first time but help. Can I freeze the rolls I bought? Can I freeze the chicken how about the sausage?? Thanks

    • Jessica says

      Yes, I froze all of those items. I divided the rolls into large zip-top bags, with 8 rolls per bag, and froze them that way- I think one bag had 6. I put the sausage and chicken in the freezer as soon as I got home and just thawed them out as needed.

  7. ian says

    It’s there a current Costco meal plan? I just stumbled upon the site and neither list seem current, is this still the current list?

  8. Amber says

    Excited about this, here’s why… I can buy a lot of these items with wic, making it even easier on my budget. Tuna, eggs, cheese, peppers, bread, pineapple, onions, plus I already have stuff in my house to make my own chicken stock.

  9. Amy says

    Can’t wait to try your plan out. I’m a single mom of 3 who makes too much for any government help but I don’t make enough to survive. Hoping this will be the help I’ve been looking for. Now to just get a Costco card first :)

  10. Julie says

    Do the meals from your Costco plans freeze well? I am looking to stock up freezer with meals in preparation for shoulder surgery. Need to have a few weeks worth of meals prepped.


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