Cruising through the aisles of Costco can be an exciting experience. You think to yourself you’d be insane NOT to buy that item! Then, you get home, and reality hits. There’s no way you are going to eat that before it expires.
Therefore it’s best to go into the warehouse store with a plan. But it can be daunting to plan for a week, let alone more than that. Well, look no further; this monthly Costco meal plan is it. Filled with simple dinners you and your family will love, nothing will go to waste.
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Costco Meal Plan
This Costco Meal Plan has enough meals to feed your family for a month. All of the recipes are straightforward and aim to please. Here’s what you need to buy.
Costco Grocery List
First, we need to have the food on hand to cook. Here is what to buy for our Costco Meal Plan. If you prefer a printable, we’ve got that, too! Click on the image to download.
- Chicken Tenderloins
- Ground Beef
- Pork Tenderloins
- Bell Peppers
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Romaine Lettuce
- Sweet Potatoes
- Chicken Broth
- Naan Bread
- Ramen Noodles
- Taco Cheese
Besides the list above, this assumes the following items in your pantry.
- Canola Oil
- Chili Powder
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Dried Oregano
- Garlic Powder
- Ground Thyme
- Italian Seasoning
- Olive Oil
- Onion powder
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Rice Wine Vinegar
- Sesame Seeds
- Soy Sauce
Grocery Store Items
A trip to the grocery store is required for this meal plan. Costco doesn’t carry every item we need. Also, remember it’s not a deal if you don’t use something. Then it’s just wasted money.
- Green Onion
- Red Onion
- Black Beans
- Diced Tomatoes
- Italian Dressing
- Crushed Tomatoes
- Buffalo Hot Sauce
- Bread Crumbs
- Blue Cheese Dressing
- Oyster Sauce
- Pinto Beans
- Red Wine
- Smoked Paprika
- Taco Seasoning
- Tomato Paste
- Tomato Sauce
- Heavy Cream
- Parmesan Cheese
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
What Should I Make For Dinner From Costco?
There is nothing worse than standing in front of the refrigerator at 5 pm and wondering what the heck to make for dinner – it never answers back. We at the Kitchen Chalkboard are big proponents of meal planning as it saves time and money. But what do you cook?
Need some ideas for your meal plan? Here are some Costco dinner Ideas
Costco Dinner Ideas
There’s no need to serve turkey only in November. These open-faced sandwiches are filling, easy to prepare, and sure to be a hit.
Swap the chicken for leftover turkey, and dinner is on the table in no time with this big salad.
Turkey With Sweet Potato Mash and Broccoli
Just the colors of this dish make me smile. Healthy, easy, and family-pleasing, what more could you want?
Ground Beef Recipes
This recipe is a Chalkboard favorite! Hearty, easy to prepare, and not too spicy. It’s also great on nachos and freezes well.
I’ve made this recipe so many times, and it’s in lots of our meal plans. There’s no need for a full pound of meat; half will do. It’s a speedy one, taking less than 20 minutes to prepare.
Typical bolognese takes hours to prepare. This Ina Garten recipe works well for a weeknight without losing quality.
Tacos are a great idea, no matter what day of the week! Use your family’s favorite spice blend added to ground beef for a fabulous fiesta.
Buffalo Chicken Topped Sweet Potatoes
I use vegetable oil in place of coconut oil, and store-bought blue cheese dressing makes this dinner come together in a flash. Any leftover chicken is excellent for lunch sandwiches or in a wrap.
Use this marinade to make simple chicken flavorful and moist, then pop in a pita with cucumbers, lettuce, and tomato. Top with Tzatziki or hummus.
Chicken Ramen Noodle Stir Fry
Stir-fries are quick meals, and pairing them with ramen bricks gets dinner on the table in a flash. Kids love this dish.
This shrimp stir fry is so yummy! If you qcan’t find miso, use tahini instead.
Butter Shrimp Scampi
Garlic, butter, and a few other ingredients make a delicious dinner. Serve over angel hair pasta or zucchini noodles.
Sausage Tortellini Soup
Costco tortellini is a staple in our house. They are versatile and cook in minutes. This soup is hearty and delicious. Feel free to leave out the sausage.
Ziti is not a weeknight meal, but it is a great Sunday dinner that provides yummy leftovers for a few days.
Almost any type of pasta works in this recipe that even picky eaters will love. If you have little ones that don’t like anything touching their food, take out the cooked broccoli and sausage for a simple meal for them.
This recipe from Giada is next-level good, but if you just want a simple dinner, sautee sausage and bell peppers in a big pan and put them on a roll.
Italian Tortellini Salad
This dinner is great for dinner or to bring to a potluck since it’s a real crowd-pleaser. It also tastes better as it sits, so leftovers make a great lunch.
Chickpeas Cooked In Tomato Sauce
Serve this Mediterranean-inspired meal with some naan bread or brown rice, and you have a comforting vegetarian dinner.
You can easily swap out the chicken for the cauliflower in this dish. It has a few components, shawarma, but it is well worth the time to prepare.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower has been all over lately and it’s no surprise why. It’s a great healthy swap for a variety of foods. These buffalo wings are light and tasty.
We love buddha bowls since they are easy to customize to your liking, and you can make the parts when you have time. This vegetarian bowl is so delicious and filling.
The title of this recipe is the “BEST Baked Pork Tenderloin,” and I have to agree. We’ve made it many times, and it always turns out great. Take the leftovers and make ramen noodle bowls later in the week.
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Monthly Costco Meal Plan
No one wants to cook seven nights a week, so each weekly plan includes six meals under the notion that one night will be for leftovers.
Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches
Shrimp Stir Fry
Tortellini and Sausage Soup
Greek Chicken Pitas
Turkey with Mashed Sweet Potato and Broccoli
Big Mac Salad
Ramen Chicken Stir Fry
Sausage and Pepper Heroes
Chickpea and Tomato with Naan
Tortellini Pasta Salad
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower Shawarma Bowls
Pork Tenderloin, Quinoa, Broccoli
Ramen Noodle Bowls with leftover Pork
Broccoli and Sausage Pasta
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Grilled Chicken Wraps
Costco Meal Plan Printable
If you prefer a printable version, we’ve got you covered! Click on the image to download.
What Do You Think?
Will you make any of these Costco Dinner Ideas? What’s on your Costco Meal Plan? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Meal Planning!
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