12 Amazing Costco Family Meals for Under $20

Discover budget-friendly Costco family meals that will satisfy everyone's taste buds.
Updated Dec. 5, 2023
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Costco is an excellent place to pick up food staples and side dishes, but it can also be a good option for full family meals at home.

The retailer has plenty of pre-made meals or other easy options when you don’t have the time or money to make elaborate meals.

Check out these options the next time you go to Costco. They can feed your family for less than $20, allowing you to keep more money in your wallet.

Editor’s note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

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Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken

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One of the best-known items at Costco is the rotisserie chicken in the deli section.

You can serve the chicken on its own for dinner for $5.94. Or, pull it apart to use as a main ingredient for shredded barbecue chicken or chicken salad.

Check out the refrigerated section for a side dish like Main St. Bistro All Natural Mashed Potatoes, just $9.35 for two 32-ounce packages.

Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadilla

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You can order quesadillas from a fast-food restaurant for your family, but that cost adds up quickly.

Instead, grab Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas from the prepared meal section. The quesadillas come with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole, so everyone in your family can have their own toppings. The cost is $19.49.

Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp

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Grab Kirkland Signature Garlic Butter Shrimp, which you can make on its own or add to pasta and other dishes.

The garlic butter shrimp comes in a pack of two 1-pound containers for $18.71, or $9.36 per package. You can also add pasta or vegetables and make a complete meal.

Kirkland Signature Beef Chili

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Chili is a delicious warm option on cool autumn nights. Check out the Kirkland Signature Beef Chili, which comes in at $4.08 per pound or $16.48 per container.

That amount of chili should feed a family of four for under $20, giving you extra room for crackers or add-ins like extra onions.

Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pies

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Get a delicious meal that’s also easy to make with Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pies.

The pot pies come in a pack of eight and are filled with chicken, vegetables, and gravy inside a flaky crust. You’ll have plenty for your family at just $16.37.

Kirkland Signature Chicken Street Tacos

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You can try and pull together all the ingredients you need for taco night, or you can simply buy a taco kit from Costco.

Kirkland Signature Chicken Street Tacos come with everything you need, including chicken, salsa, tortillas, and more, for $17.33. Your family can assemble tacos however they want, with enough ingredients for 12 tacos.

Kirkland Signature Beef Lasagna

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Kirkland Signature Beef Lasagna might take a little time to cook, but it is big enough to feed your family.

It comes in a 3-pound pack of two for $21.63 (around $11 each), making it an affordable way to feed everyone for two nights.

Rana Meal Solutions Tagliatelle Chicken and Portobello

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Grab a bag of Rana Meal Solutions Tagliatelle Chicken and Portobello Mushroom Sauce and heat it up to make your hungry family happy.

The 40-ounce bag will cost you $15.20.

Kirkland Signature Italian Style Beef Meatballs

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Meatballs are a quick and easy option for any number of meals, such as spaghetti and meatballs or meatball subs.

Costco’s Kirkland Signature Italian Style Beef Meatballs cost $23.39, but the 6-pound bag has enough meatballs for plenty of dinner options, bringing your cost per-meal under $20.

Kirkland Signature Pizza

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If you're shopping at Costco and your family needs a meal, start at the Food Court and place an order for a pizza. Then, swing by again when you’re done shopping, and your hot pizza will be waiting for you to take home.

You can get a whole 18-inch pizza at your local Costco Food Court for under $10, making it an easy and affordable option for the entire family.

La Terra Fina Quiche

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There’s no rule that says you can’t have breakfast for dinner. So, toss a quiche in your oven and bake it for a hearty meal for your family.

La Terra Fina Quiche comes in a 48-ounce two-pack with both a cheddar and broccoli and spinach and artichoke quiche. Grab the two-pack for $15.90.

Kevin's Natural Foods Hot Honey Chicken Stir Fry

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Toss Kevin's Natural Foods Hot Honey Chicken Stir Fry in a pan on your stovetop and make a delicious meal fast.

The chicken stir fry can feed your family with chicken and broccoli in a honey garlic sauce for $15.20 for a 32-ounce bag.

As with all the items on this list, you can increase your savings at Costco by making your purchases with a credit card that helps you earn cash back.

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Shopping for these great family dinner deals is one of the best ways to make your Costco membership worth it.

And remember that you can save on other purchases — like vacations or repairs and maintenance on your vehicle — at Costco.

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