10 Dinners Using Only Costco Foods

Costco Dinner Ideas | thegoodstuff

Pull out that Costco card and stock up on some dinner supplies! Costco is our friend for getting dinner on the table quickly. Sometimes the large amounts of food seem overwhelming, but with a little planning you can build a meal plan that will use many of the same ingredients and make that bulk purchase worthwhile.

Here are 10 recipes to get you started, featuring Costco rotisserie chickens, frozen meatballs, pork tenderloins, chicken breasts and bags of frozen shrimp. Pair these with a big bag of frozen vegetables and you have the start of many family meals.

Costco Buy: Rotisserie Chickens

Costco is famous for its rotisserie chickens. They are the staple of quick weeknight meals. Serve with potatoes and veggies for a traditional meal, or, with a little shredding, transform it into the base for many other meals.

Recipe 1: Chicken Quesadilla Pie

10 Meals From Costco #1
Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

The flavors of quesadillas baked into a pie. You can make ahead earlier in the day or even over the weekend and reheat for dinner.

Grocery List

Flour tortillas
1 rotisserie chicken
1 bunch cilantro
Shredded cheddar cheese
Pickled jalapeños (optional)
Baking Powder

Recipe 2: Chicken Pot Pie Empanadas

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Source: Real Simple

Turn a family favorite into dinner on the run with these Chicken Pot Pie Empanadas. With the help of frozen peas and carrots, refrigerated piecrust, and chicken broth you can put these together pretty quickly. Enlist the kids to help and reheat for those quick dinners between school and sports practices.

Grocery List

1 Rotisserie chicken
1 box frozen peas and carrots
2 refrigerated pie crusts
Chicken broth

Recipe 3: Herbed Chicken and Orzo

10 Meals From Costco #3
Source: Midwest Living

If you are tired of serving the same old rotisserie chicken, this is the recipe for you. Turn a rotisserie chicken into a fancy one-dish meal.

Grocery List

1 box orzo
1 rotisserie chicken
Green beans
2 containers semisoft cheese with garlic and herbs
1 bag shredded carrots

Costco Buy: Frozen Meatballs

Recipe 4: Sweet BBQ Meatballs

10 Meals From Costco #4
Source: Food.com

This 3-ingredient dish can be served over pasta or rice. Throw it in the Crock-Pot in the morning for a no-fuss dinner.

Grocery List

1 bag frozen meatballs
1 bottle barbecue sauce
1 jar grape jelly

Recipe 5: Crock-Pot Meatball Stroganoff

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Source: Julie’s Eats and Treats

Meatballs are perfect for Crock-Pot meals, including this hearty stroganoff.

Grocery List

1 bag frozen meatballs
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can beef broth
1 onion
Garlic powder
Steak sauce
Sour cream
1 pkg (16 oz) egg noodles

Costco Buy: Boneless Chicken Breasts

Recipe 6: Pesto Chicken

10 Meals From Costco #6
Source: A Spicy Perspective 

Jarred pesto makes this a super fast dinner to get on the table.

Grocery List

1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup pesto
3 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper

Recipe 7: Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Mango Slaw

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Only 15 minutes of prep and you have dinner on the table.

Grocery List

4 boneless chicken breasts
Package of coleslaw
1 Mango
Flour Tortillas

Costco Buy: Pork Tenderloin

Recipe 8: Crockpot Pork Tenderloin

10 Meals From Costco #8
Source: Whisking Mama

Cooking pork in a crockpot is so easy. You can slice or shred the pork. Mix in a few items from your pantry to create a yummy sauce and serve with your favorite side.

Grocery List

2 pork tenderloins
Soy Sauce
Maple Syrup
Olive Oil

Costco Buy: Frozen Shrimp

Recipe 9: Garlicky Shrimp Bake

10 Meals From Costco #9
Source: Gimme Some Oven

Turn shrimp scampi into an easy oven bake. One bag of frozen shrimp with a few toppings is in the oven for baking in just minutes. Serve over pasta.

Grocery List

1 bag frozen shrimp
Panko Bread Crumbs
White wine

Recipe 10: Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry

10 Meals From Costco #10
Source: Health.com

Skip take-out and make this shrimp and veggies stir-fry. Take frozen shrimp, mixed veggies and a sauce made from pantry items to create a fun family meal.

Grocery List

1 bag frozen shrimp
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables

While you’re saving money on your Costco purchases, make sure to grab some grocery coupons to save at the grocery store as well! 

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