It's an unfortunate fact of life that we often don't have enough time to spend focusing on what we consume for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For anyone struggling to eat healthy in between all their other commitments, grocery stores like warehouse giant Costco can be a major help by providing reliably sourced frozen and refrigerated meal starters. We've compiled a collection of the tastiest and most time-saving dinners you can whip up using groceries found at most Costco stores across the nation.
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Here's where you can put that remaining pesto to use. Costco regularly offers a 3.5-pound bag of Pasta Prima's spinach and mozzarella ravioli for $10.50 or as low as $7.50 on sale. For that price, you get 16 servings of versatile ravioli that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes and pair with any sauce from simple olive oil to pesto or Prego Italian Sauce ($7.99 for two 67-ounce jars).
Two pounds of raw frozen shrimp sell for $17.79 at most Costco locations, so you can make several days' worth of dinners using the tail-on shellfish. One of the simple ways to prepare them is just by sautéing them with lemon juice and seasonings for a couple minutes per side before serving over rice or quinoa (available from Costco for $10 for 4.5 lbs.).
Americanize the Italian classic carbonara pasta by replacing pancetta with Kirkland bacon, whether fresh or pre-crumbled for $11.49 a package). The only other ingredients needed for this Gwyneth Paltrow-originated recipe are eggs, parmesan, salt, pepper, and noodles, all of which you can stock up on at Costco.