23 Prepared Meals at Costco to Feed Your Family
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23 Prepared Meals at Costco to Feed Your Family

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23 Prepared Meals at Costco to Feed Your Family
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Prepared foods can really come to the rescue when getting out isn't possible and you’ve got a crowd to feed. For most of these entrees, appetizers, sides, and desserts, simply turn on the oven, heat them up, and your work is pretty much done. (Looking for more quick and easy meals to fix from the warehouse giant? Be sure to check out 25 Costco Dinners You Can Make in Under 25 Minutes.) Not a Costco member? You can apply here.

Prices and availability were researched in mid-March and are subject to change. Some prices are approximate by weight.

Ravioli Lasagna with Beef and Pork Bolognese Sauce
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Kirkland Signature Ravioli Lasagna with Beef & Pork Bolognese Sauce

Price: $19.11 ($6.02 per pound)
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A nice hot meal that looks like you slaved over the recipe, this is a classic lasagna with a twist: It features ravioli instead of traditional lasagna noodles. No one has time to do a homemade Bolognese these days.

Taco Temptation
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Kirkland Signature Chicken Street Tacos

Price: $18.87 ($6.55 per pound)
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Forget about filling your grocery cart with the array of ingredients necessary for a tasty taco spread — this package of 12 comes complete with soft shells, chicken, salsa, and even lime slices. And since they’re just 190 calories each, you’ll be happy to have more than one.

Related: How to Live on $500 a Month at Costco

Pit Smoked Brisket
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Kirkland Signature Pit Smoked Brisket Sliders with Coleslaw

Price: $18.90 ($8.59 per pound)
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If you love barbecue but hate barbecuing, this is a handy solution that will not only put brisket front and center on your table but also provide the slaw to serve on the side.

Related: 27 Barbecue Recipes and Tricks From Celebrity Chefs

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef and Rice
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Kirkland Signature Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef & Rice

Price: $5.29
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Perhaps an old-school pick — who remembers their mother making stuffed peppers as a quick weeknight meal? — this selection might even be considered healthy thanks to those green peppers.

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Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken

Price: $6.09
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Crispy rotisserie chicken is the quintessential prepared food from Costco, one that can be the start of countless quick meals — but you can also just let the bird take center stage. Add a salad and some bread and your meal is complete.

Baked Scalloped Potatoes
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Reser’s Main Street Bistro Scalloped Potatoes

Price: $7.69 (19 cents per ounce)
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Some dishes have fallen by the wayside, taking enough time to prepare that they become reserved for holidays or other special occasions. Forget that when it comes to this 40-ounce tray, a convenient option made the old-fashioned way, with real cheddar cheese and fresh potatoes. Turn a weeknight meal into something special. 

Related: 25 Betty Crocker-Era Holiday Recipes That We Secretly Love

Rana Meal Solutions Pappardelle Short Rib
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Rana Meal Solutions Pappardelle Short Rib

Price: $12.19 (31 cents per ounce)
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This is 40 ounces of ready-to-serve pappardelle short ribs and savory sauce. All you do is pop them into the microwave for 8 minutes.

Chicken Alfredo
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Mac and Cheese
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Kirkland Signature Mac and Cheese

Price: $12.44 ($3.69 per pound)
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This pleasing entrée or side dish is a perennial favorite of all ages. Nothing fancy — it’s just designed to satisfy like comfort food should.

Lasagna
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Kirkland Signature Beef Lasagna

Price: $14.69 (15 cents per ounce)
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You’d have a hard time buying the individual ingredients for a meat lasagna at this finished product’s price: It’s 6 pounds of gooey goodness featuring 100% USDA choice ground beef chuck, vine-ripened tomatoes, and whole milk ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.

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La Terra Fina Quiche 2-Pack
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La Terra Fina Quiche

Price: $13.49
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This two-pie variety pack includes spinach and artichoke and cheddar and broccoli quiches. Cook one or both of these egg white-based options for a vegetarian meal that’s idealfor brunch, lunch, or a light dinner. Yielding eight servings each, the quiches can be served hot or cold.

Kirkland Signature Italian Sausage & Pasta in Wine Sauce
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Kirkland Signature Italian Sausage & Pasta in Wine Sauce

Price: $20.31 ($5.49 per pound)
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Sometimes the family just wants to dig into a hearty dish that’s pure comfort, and this classic pasta seems likely to fit the bill. It’s also ideal for a buffet or post-game gathering when you’re serving those with big appetites.

Related: Cheers to Julia Child: 11 Recipes for Leftover Wine

Quinoa Salad
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Master Carve Ham
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Kirkland Signature Mastercarve Half Ham

Price: $12.50 ($3.19 per pound)
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You won’t spend the day watching over a ham baking in the oven, because this apple-wood smoked half-ham is not only fully cooked but boneless, ready to eat and easy to carve.

Cauliflower Bites
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Don Lee Farms Organic Cauliflower Bites

Price: $6.09 (35 cents per ounce)
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This hefty pick — it’s a 1.75-pound box — doesn’t have to be cooked all at once. A fun appetizer, snack, or side dish, these tasty morsels can be prepared easily four ways: in a skillet, the oven, an air fryer, or even the microwave.

Roasted Chicken and Swiss Tray
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Kirkland Signature Roasted Chicken & Swiss Roller Tray

Price: $12.19
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This tray of wrap “rollers” is ready to go for a buffet table or in a lunch sack, with six two-piece servings per package.

Frankly Fresh Stuffed Grape Leaves
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Frankly Fresh Stuffed Grape Leaves

Price: $12.19 (38 cents per ounce)
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A ready-to-eat vegetarian choice, this exotic option is handmade with seasoned rice, tomatoes, onions, and red peppers. It’s also gluten- and dairy-free.

Related: 25 Best Gluten-Free Finds at Costco

Shrimp Cocktail
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Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tray with Cocktail Sauce & Lemon

Price: $12.19 per pound 
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Sure, shrimp cocktail is a splurge, but it can be a light meal or elegant appetizer that, with this pick, you don’t have to boil and watch to be sure it reaches that perfect texture. It’s all done for you and will impress any guests, especially those highfalutin’ relatives.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tray
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Kirkland Signature Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Price: $12.19 per pound 
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For those who might prefer their shrimp with a bit of a kick, this fully cooked option fits the bill. A quick entrée or appetizer with minimal — make that zero — prep, it includes six servings at 130 calories a pop.

Sweet Kale Gourmet Salad
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Sweet Kale Gourmet Salad

Price: $6.09 (22 cents per ounce)
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Dubbed a “popular” pick on the shopping site, this 28-ounce salad kit comes with the basic (or in this case, not so basic) greens along with mix-ins and dressing.

Related: 25 Veggies to Buy Instead of Kale

Southern Potato Salad
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Reser’s Classic Potato Salad

Price: $6.69 (10 cents per ounce)
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Billed as “a classic potato salad the whole family will love,” this pick features onions, red bell peppers, and sweet pickle relish. It’s also 64 ounces of a filling side dish that needs nothing more than a serving spoon.

Braided Apple Strudel
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Kirkland Signature Braided Apple Strudel

Price: $9.79
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If baking is not your thing, or you’re crunched for time, this eight-pack can serve as a ready dessert. Heat it up and go to town with a scoop of ice cream on the side.

Cheesecake
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Kirkland Signature 12-inch Cheesecake

Price: $17.09
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Anyone who’s made homemade cheesecake knows it’s not only a labor-intensive project but also kind of stressful. It always seems to come out lopsided or with a crack in the middle. (Or is that just me?) This is a handy alternative, lovely to look at, and serving 16.

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