21 Best Prepared Family Meals at Costco

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How often have frozen or prepared meals saved the day when you have zero time to cook for your family? It is a must to have something on hand as a backup for those hectic days.

Continue reading so that on your next Costco run, you can pick up these prepared side dishes, appetizers and entrees that make for the perfect family meal!

21. Kirkland Signature Ravioli Lasagna With Beef and Pork Bologna Sauce

Lasagna, pork, beef

Here is a classic lasagna with a twist. The ravioli substitution for the lasagna noodles delivers a satisfying meal. It is a cheesy delight that the whole family is certain to enjoy.

20. Kirkland Signature Chicken Street Tacos

Street Tacos

You don’t need to hunt down ingredients to create a sumptuous taco spread. Costco sells this taco kit that comes with a complete ensemble of tortillas, salsa, cabbage, chicken and lime slices. And you can have more than one, as the calorie count is only 190 each.

19. Kirkland Signature Pitch Smoked Brisket Slider With Coleslaw


All barbecue lovers stand in line. Barbecuing can be a difficult, time-consuming task. So when you don’t feel like barbecuing, here is the perfect solution to put the brisket on your table and the slaw to compliment it.

18. Kirkland Stuffed Bell Peppers With Ground Beef and Rice

Stuffed Bell Peppers

A healthy selection for those quick weeknight eats. You may even have some memories from way back when your mom provided this meal for you.

17. Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken

chicken rotisserie

This signature item from Costco is a must-have, with many versatile servings. Just pair it with some vegetables, rice or a salad, and you are on your way to a balanced diet.

16. Reser’s Main Street Bistro Scalloped Potatoes

scalloped potatos

Forget the special occasions and turn your weeknights into something special with this age-old, delicious and filling recipe. You get real cheddar cheese and potatoes done the old fashion way. Yum!

15. Rana Meal Solutions Pappardelle Short Rib


A ready-to-serve 40-ounce meal of pappardelle short ribs in a savory sauce. Eight minutes in the microwave and enjoy a hot, savory, delicious meal.

14. Kirkland Signature Chicken Alfredo With Penne Pasta

Penne Chicken Alfredo

This chicken alfredo is filled with rich creaminess, balanced out with a flavorful sauce. It would be a crime if someone didn’t enjoy this dish. Place it in a fancy serving bowl once cooked, and your family won’t even notice that it is store-bought.

13. Kirkland Signature Mac and Cheese

Mac And Cheese

Use Costco’s mouth-watering mac and cheese as a side dish or entree. Kids love this quick and easy meal!

12. Kirkland Signature Beef Lasagna

Beef Lasagna

If you prepared this meal from scratch, it would cost you much more than purchasing the prepared meal. But, it’s six whole pounds of delicious goodness. It’s made of USDA ground beef, whole milk ricotta and mozzarella cheese.

11. La Terra Fina Quiche


All vegetarians, here’s two-pack spinach and artichoke and cheddar and broccoli quiche. They are egg-white based and ideal for brunch, lunch or a light dinner. You can enjoy the meal hot or cold, and each yields eight servings.

10. Kirkland Signature Italian Sausage and Pasta in Wine Sauce

Italian Sausage Pasta Garlic Wine Sauce Costco Meal

For a hearty family dinner or a buffet-style post-game meal for a group of friends, this right here is perfect. It’s comfort food of classic pasta that fits your bill and fills empty stomachs.

9. Kirkland Signature Quinoa Salad


Be health conscious by picking up this delicious quinoa salad. The 2-pound tray is hefty and makes for a perfect addition to chicken skewers, steak or salmon. Another option is to get creative and mix it with rotisserie chicken or salad.

8. Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham


Here’s a no-hassle apple-wood roast ham that’s fully cooked and saves you from a full day watching the oven. It is also boneless and easy to carve.

7. Don Lee Farm Organic Cauliflower Bites

Cauiflower Bites

Get this tasty side dish, snack or appetizer next time you find yourself at Costco. You don’t have to cook them all at once, so they should last in your freezer for quite some tie. You have four different ways to prepare it — a skillet, microwave, oven or air fryer. These are a great healthier substitute for tater tots!

6. Kirkland Roasted Chicken and Swiss Roller Tray

Turkey and swiss

With these ready-to-eat rollers, you’ll be the star of lunch. You can serve them in a buffet setting, pack them in a lunch bag or leave them in the fridge for the family to eat as they please.

5. Frankly Fresh-Stuffed Grape Leaves

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Here’s a gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan morsel. It’s an exotic ready-to-eat vegetarian dream of seasoned rice, tomatoes, onions and red peppers stuffed in grape leaves.

4. Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tray With Cocktail Sauce and Lemon

Kirkland Signature Shrimp Tray With Cocktail Sauce And Lemon

A shrimp cocktail makes for an elegant appetizer for parties or family gatherings. Plus, it doesn’t break the bank. All you have to do is place the pre-made shrimp and cocktail sauce in a nice dish, and you’re all set. You can rest easy knowing that your guests are enjoying a tasty appetizer you weren’t able to mess us.

3. Kirkland Signature Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

This fully cooked shrimp option is ideal for those who want to easily add some protein to a dish. These are also perfect for shrimp tacos! Almost zero preparation gives you a flavorful entree or appetizer.

2. Sweet Kale Gourmet Salad

Sweet Kale Gourmet Salad

Kale has many health benefits and is a great vegetable to incorporate into your diet. If you’re in the mood for greens, this gourmet salad is filling on its own but also works well as a refreshing side dish.

1. Reser’s Classic Potato Salad

potato salad

Your whole family will love Costco’s 64-ounce package of creamy potato goodness. Use it as a side dish for a barbecue, or if you really love it, you can eat is as a meal on its own.