Sam’s Club vs Costco Prepared Meals: Which Warehouse Club Offers the Best Deals?
Dinner is served!
If you don’t want to feed your family fast food and don’t have time to cook, stop by your local Sam’s Club or Costco deli and check out their prepared meals. Both clubs offer a variety of meals for easy and affordable dinner ideas – all you have to do is heat it up! Each dish feeds around a family of four, so consider adding a side dish or vegetable, salad, or rolls and dinner will be ready in no time! 🍽
But, are you wondering which warehouse offers the best bang for your buck on these prepared meals? Check out FIVE of our favorite prepared meals at both Costco and Sam’s Club and which store offers the best prices. Then, just pick it up, heat it up, and your family will gobble it up! 😋
1. Stuffed Peppers
🏆 Sam’s Club: Stuffed Peppers – Just $3.99/lb
Red, yellow, and orange peppers filled with a browned beef mixture and topped with mozzarella cheese. The tray contains six stuffed peppers.
Costco: Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef & Rice – $4.29/lb
Six red, yellow, and orange peppers filled with a ground beef and rice mixture, topped with a shredded cheese mixture.
“Oh my gosh, my family loves the stuffed peppers! They are so darned good and great for leftovers!” – Hip Sidekick Lina
🏆 Sam’s Club: Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas – Just $3.47/lb
Hand-rolled enchiladas made daily with authentic red enchilada sauce, rotisserie chicken, Cotija, and Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses.
Costco: Enchilada Bake with Rotisserie Chicken – $4.69/lb
Made with cooked chicken, tomato paste, white rice, cheddar cheese, and fresh bell peppers.
3. Pasta Classics
🏆 Costco: Mac and Cheese – $3.29/lb
Made with enriched pasta, cheddar cheese, cream, milk, Romano cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
Sam’s Club: Five Cheese Stuffed Shells – $3.98/lb
Gourmet, five cheese stuffed shells topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
4. Chicken Alfredo
🏆 Sam’s Club: Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo – $3.99/lb
Fettuccine pasta with rich, creamy Alfredo sauce, premium grilled chicken strips, and shredded Parmesan cheese.
Costco: Chicken Alfredo – $4.29/lb
Fettuccine pasta with a rich, creamy Alfredo sauce, chicken breast strips, and topped with Parmesan cheese.
5. Chicken Salad
🏆 Sam’s Club: Rotisserie Chicken Salad – $4.98/lb
A tasty combination of dressing, celery, and rotisserie chicken breast.
Costco: Chicken Salad with Rotisserie Chicken – $4.99/lb
A delicious mixture of cooked rotisserie chicken breast, dressing, eggs, and celery.
🏆 BONUS: Dessert
If you’re looking for a delicious dessert, both Costco and Sam’s Club offer delicious options! As an idea, you can pick up a 42oz Fresh Fruit Bar Cake with Vanilla Mousse for just $15.99 at Costco. Or, consider grabbing a 75oz Mixed Berries Topped Cheesecake for just $15.98. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of these yummy options! 😋
Sam’s Club versus Costco: Whose costs less?
Excluding desserts, at an average of $3.94 per pound, Sam’s Club offers the best deals on these prepared meals versus Costco’s $4.48 per pound, (a per-pound difference of $0.54)! Sam’s Club wins! Still, with only a 12% difference in pricing, you can’t go wrong with either club when you need a quick, delicious meal!
Do you have a favorite prepared meal from Costco or Sam’s Club?
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