Costco Chicken Pot Pie
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Prepared Meals at Costco That'll Feed Your Whole Family

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Costco Chicken Pot Pie
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Prepared foods can really come to the rescue when you’ve got a crowd to feed but you're trying to avoid dining out or ordering delivery (again). For most of these entrees, appetizers, sides, and desserts, simply turn on the oven, heat them up, and your work is pretty much done. Tell us the comments if you have other Costco prepared-food favorites, Not a Costco member? You can apply here.


Prices and availability were researched in-store in mid-September and are subject to change. Prices are based on online Instacart sales and may be significantly cheaper when bought in-store.


Lacey Muszynski contributed to this report.


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

Price: $18.41 ($4.99 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.


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Kirkland Signature Chicken Street Tacos
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Kirkland Signature Chicken Street Tacos

Price: $15.37 ($5.49 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.


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

Price: $16.72 ($4.99 per pound)
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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: $4.99 (or $6.21 online)
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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.

Kirkland Signature Chicken Alfredo
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Kirkland Signature Mac and Cheese
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Kirkland Signature Mac and Cheese

Price: $13.09 ($3.49 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.

La Terra Fina Quiche 2-Pack
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La Terra Fina Quiche

Price: $13.59
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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 ideal for brunch, lunch, or a light dinner. Yielding eight servings each, the quiches can be served hot or cold.

Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tray
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Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tray with Cocktail Sauce & Lemon

Price: $14.47 ($8.99 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.

Kirkland Signature Shrimp
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Kirkland Signature Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Price: $14.95 ($10.99 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.

Kirkland Signature Yakisoba
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Kirkland Signature Yakisoba Stir Fry with Seasoned Chicken

Price: $21.35 ($6.49 per pound)

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Stir-fried noodles such as this yakisoba are a great way to get vegetables in to your family's diet. You have to stir fry the ingredients together yourself, but for vegetables this fresh and colorful, it's worth it.

Kirkland Signature Meatloaf
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Kirkland Signature Meatloaf with Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Price: $16.08 ($3.99 per pound)

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Meatloaf and mashed potatoes may be the ultimate comfort food combo, especially in fall. The Yukon gold potatoes mash up creamier than russets and have a lovely golden color, and there's plenty of saucy glaze on the meatloaf. 


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Kirkland Signature Wrap
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Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken Asian Wrap

Price: $14.21 ($6.49 per pound)

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Shredded rotisserie chicken breast pairs up with a crunchy slaw with Asian-inspired dressing in these wraps. They're made with huge green tortillas, and they're so big you need to eat only one-half a wrap. 

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

Price: $16.29 ($6.99 per pound)

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These roller sandwich pinwheels are just as popular for parties as they are for busy weeknight meals. Cranberry mayo gives them a little sweet tanginess, and the lavash flatbread holds up better than tortillas. 

Kirkland Signature Caesar Salad
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Kirkland Signature Caesar Salad

Price: $8.18 ($3.99 per pound)

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A fresh, crisp salad such as this one is a great complement to Costco's other prepared family meals, and at a great price for a huge container, too. Make a full meal out of it with some shredded rotisserie chicken. 

Kirkland Signature Chicken Noodle Soup
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Kirkland Signature Chicken Noodle Soup

Price: $13.72 ($3.49 per pound)

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Fall means all those seasonal sniffles are going to start, and what better way to feel better than with chicken soup? It's full of egg noodles and vegetables, and best of all, someone else made it for you.

Costco Main Street Bistro Scalloped Potatoes
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Reser’s Main Street Bistro Scalloped Potatoes

Price: $7.79 (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. 


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Kirkland Signature Enchilada
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Kirkland Signature Enchilada Bake with Rotisserie Chicken

Price: $21.52 ($5.49 per pound)

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You may have purchased a $5 rotisserie chicken to make enchiladas before, but now Costco does the hard part for you. This enchilada bake is made with the same shredded chicken plus red enchilada sauce, pinto beans, corn, rice, and plenty of cheddar cheese. 

Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie
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Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie

Price: $28.14 ($4.99 per pound)

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If you've ever been lucky enough to go on a day when they're handing out chicken pot pie as the free sample, then you know how good this massive pie is. It's full of vegetables and chicken breast in a flaky crust. 


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Costco Bean and Cheese Burritos
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Red's Organic Bean and Cheese Burritos

Price: $11.99

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It never hurts to have a box of burritos in the freezer for meal emergencies — or let's face it, midnight snacks. There are 10 of these bean, cheese, and rice burritos in each box, so they're only about $1.20 each.


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Kirkland Signature 12-inch Cheesecake
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Kirkland Signature 12-inch Cheesecake

Price: $16.99
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Anyone who’s made homemade cheesecake knows it’s not only a labor-intensive project but also 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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Kirkland Signature Apple Filled Danish
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Kirkland Signature Apple Filled Danish

Price: $11.99
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If baking is not your thing, or you’re crunched for time, these four-packs can serve as a ready dessert or brunch. You pick two packs for the price, and you can mix and match fillings, including cherry and almond cream.

Ruprecht Irish Stew
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Ruprecht Irish Stew

Price: $19.11 ($6.39 per pound)

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A hearty beef stew is a comforting meal any time of the year. This one is full of potatoes, carrots, and pearl onions in a rich brown gravy. Serve it with fresh bread from the bakery section. 

Pulmuone Mongolian Noodles
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Pulmuone Mongolian Beef Stir Fry Noodles

Price: $13.69

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This one package contains ramen noodles, seared beef steak, mixed vegetables, Mongolian beef sauce, and even a green onion and chili topping. Just put it all in the included tray and pop it in the microwave.

Kirkland Signature Shepherd's Pie
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Kirkland Signature Shepherd's Pie

Price: $19.97 ($3.79 per pound)

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Technically, this huge dinner pie is a cottage pie since it contains ground beef and not lamb, but it's so good that it doesn't matter. It's full of vegetables and beef in a red wine gravy and topped with a layer of mashed potatoes.

Kirkland Signature Beef Chili with Beans
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Kirkland Signature Beef Chili with Beans

Price: $14.03 ($3.49 per pound)

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A big pot of chili can simmer all day, but that work is already done for you with this version. Chili purists need not apply though, because this one contains beans. A sprinkle of cheese on top never hurt anything.

Kirkland Signature Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
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Kirkland Signature Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Price: $14.97 ($4.99 per pound)

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For a salad that's more substantial than the popular ready-made caesar, this spinach salad is a great choice. It's topped with Craisins, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, cheese, bacon bits, and onions, plus a tangy poppyseed dressing. 

Kirkland Signature Chicken Salad
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Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Eggless Mayo

Price: $18.73 ($6.99 per pound)

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All you need is some bread, crackers, or even a Costco caesar salad to turn this chicken salad into a full meal. It's made with eggless mayonnaise so those with allergies can partake.