5 Best Sam’s Club Prepared Meals That Are Reader-Approved!

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Heading to Sam’s Club? Try out one of these yummy prepared meals!

We could all use a little help in the kitchen some nights. It turns out, Sam’s Club has some pretty terrific prepared meal selections to choose from. And most of them require little to no meal prep!

After sharing my favorite prepared meals at Costco, many readers asked for a helpful Sam’s club version, so today I’m excited to share my recent faves from Sam’s Club!

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woman cooking sam's club taco kit

To be honest, I shop more frequently at Costco because it’s much closer to my home and I’m pretty much obsessed with all things the Kirkland brand. So we asked readers on Facebook what their favorite prepared meals are from Sam’s Club, and their helpful responses gave me lots of inspiration!

Note: I feel like most Sam’s Club members already know that rotisserie chicken is always a great option so I purposely chose to go beyond that choice to feature other ideas.  

holding a pan of manicotti

Anytime I don’t have to cook from scratch, it’s a win! 👏

When I purchased these meals the cashier said, “Hey, this looks like my kind of cooking!” HA! I can so relate to that, even though I do cook and share recipes for a living! These types of quick options can help keep your sanity when there’s no time or energy to cook, and can also save money from ordering take-out.

cart with sam's club meals

I am excited to report back that I am pleasantly surprised at how great tasting the following Sam’s club prepared meals are! I would 100% buy all of them again in the future.

1. Member’s Mark Chicken Taco Kit

chicken taco kit sam's club

Total Approximate Price: $16.44 ($5.48/lb)

Tacos are one of our favorite meals and this yummy chicken taco kit has everything you’ll need for a fun taco night! It has lots of seasoned shredded chicken that you can quickly warm up on the stove along with soft tortillas. There’s even some salsa and a great-tasting cilantro lime creme sauce, shredded cheese, cabbage, and lime wedges.

sam's club tacos on the stove

As far as taste goes, I enjoyed the chicken so much! It has lots of great taco seasoning flavors and makes some satisfying and hearty tacos, too. We all loved this kit and it was the perfect amount for my family of four!

members mark chicken taco kit

If you’re wondering how this compares to the Costco version of a similar kit, we liked it just as much… maybe even a little more! 😋

2. Member’s Mark Cheese Manicotti

sam's club cheese manicotti

Total Approximate Price: $11.94 ($3.98/lb)

If you love melted cheese, marinara sauce, and pasta, then this cheese manicotti meal will not disappoint! Not only does it come out of the oven looking so beautiful, but it tastes amazing as well!

I love that it only takes about 30 minutes in the oven to get bubbly cheesy results and there is no prep work at all.

baked cheese manicotti from sam's club

We absolutely LOVED this one. My kids attacked this comfort meal and there were no leftovers. 😂 I served it alongside a bag of Caesar salad for a super easy meal between baseball and softball practice. The sauce had lots of great flavors… I was impressed!

sam's club cheese manicotti cooked

Sam’s Club cheese manicotti is a perfect meatless meal!

3. Members Mark Mac and Cheese

mac and cheese in store

Total Approximate Price: $8.70 ($4.48/lb)

Even the most finicky mac and cheese fans will love a bubbly cheesy pan of the Sam’s Club version! We inhaled this and next time will likely buy two of these. As a meal, this would maybe feed 2 or 3 hungry people. Luckily I had some leftover pork tenderloin and roasted veggies to fill in the gaps to make this an outstanding dinner!

oven baked mac and cheese sam's club

In fact, my kids loved this mac and cheese so much, I already have requests from my family to buy it again! The texture isn’t soggy at all and it’s so incredibly comforting. I love how there is extra shredded cheese that melts perfectly on top to create a nice crust.

pan of baked mac and cheese sam's club

I have tried and hated store-bought prepared mac and cheese before and this experience is much different. We really enjoyed the Sam’s Club version and it doesn’t get much more convenient than throwing a pan in the oven! I love that it’s affordable and the taste is great.

4. Member Mark’s Hatch Chile Enchiladas

member's mark hatch chili enchiladas

Total Approximate Price: $14.98 ($4.68/lb)

If you’re in the mood for green enchiladas, these hatch chili ones will fit the bill! Oh my gosh, these are cheesy, creamy, a bit spicy with pepper jack cheese, and overall a great pick if your family loves Mexican food like mine does.

enchiladas sam's club

Once again, this is a zero-prep meal with an oven-safe pan that is convenient to bake and surprisingly delicious! I am a little bit of an enchilada snob and if it’s bland or plain, they are not for me. My family enjoys hatch chilis and was excited to try them in enchiladas.

biting into sam's club enchiladas

I love how the cheese gets bubbly and browned at the top as well as around the edges for excellent texture, and there is lots of yummy chicken in the enchiladas as well. The sauce is creamy and has a bit of bite to it, but not too spicy for kids in our opinion. I scooped up the leftover sauce on my plate with tortilla chips. SO YUM!

5. FujiSan California Crunch Roll

crunch roll sam's club

Total Price: $7.68

Need a quick meal for one? This crunch roll was pretty tasty and not bad for a fast lunch or dinner option. Even for store-bought sushi, I honestly enjoyed it! It has crab, rice, avocado, and cucumber and is topped with crunchy onions. A little bit of soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi is even included on the side.

I wanted to highlight Sam’s Club fresh sushi because they have various options with different sizes and trays available. If you don’t want to heat up a whole pan of something, this could be another yummy option since it’s ready to eat right away.

sam's club sushi

Their sushi is made in-house and seems pretty popular!

Honorable Sam’s Club premade meals mentions:

Sam's Club cart full of groceries

We asked all of you to share your favorite Sam’s Club and Costco meals on our community Facebook page, and we can’t wait to try everything!

Below are just a few of the delicious honorable mentions of the best Sam’s Club prepared meals:

Now your turn! If you are a fan of Sam’s Club prepared meals, please share with us in the comments your favorites so we can all get ideas!

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 43

  1. Kathryn

    We get the taco kit, chicken enchiladas and cheese manicotti. All delicious! This week I also picked up dark and white meat cold rotisserie pieces to use for other things. We used the bones to make chicken soup after! Here it’s about $4 for 4 chicken breast with wings and $4 for 6 legs with thighs 🙂

  2. candlehugs2u

    The stuffed peppers are the bomb! Add those to your list of deliciousness.

  3. Candice G.

    Has anyone bought and froze for a later time? Wonder how it held up

    • Keri

      We have froze the Chicken Alfredo and the Chicken Enchiladas with awesome results. I just put them in the fridge to thaw before I cook them.

    • Qvcnut

      I have frozen the manicotti. They turned out great. Absolutely love the manicotti and cheese and macaroni from Sam’s.

  4. Jackie

    We LOVE the street chicken tacos! We just had them last night.we also really like the rotisserie chicken enchiladas. They are very cheesy and just the right amount of spices. And , of course ,we also enjoy the rotisserie chicken.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great! Thanks Jackie!

  5. Keri

    The Chicken Alfredo is to die for. It is so good. I have even froze it to cook later and it was perfect. The Chicken Enchiladas are wonderful, too. Our whole family loves them! In fact, we have loved everything we have tried!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing! Sounds yum!

  6. Sally

    This weekend I separated and weighed a 3 pound rotisserie chicken. It ended up dividing up as 1 pound 1 ounce white meat, 12 ounces of dark meat, and 1 pound 4 ounces of bones/skin. I did it so I could compare buying the whole bird vs. buying shredded meat by the pound. Since I used the bones for stock, the entire rotisserie was worth it. Shredding it while warm made it really easy. If we don’t feel like dealing with ripping it apart, now we know about how much meat the rotisserie will yield.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow thanks Sally! Great info on the rotisserie!

  7. marsnolazco

    The sushi is pretty great!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for adding that!

  8. llc

    The meatloaf and chicken fettuccini is really good as well. However, the last few times I have gone there they didnt have either one. 🙁

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing! Yes, my store did not carry these those time around either but I have seen them before!

    • Kb

      My kids LOVED the meatloaf from Sams. It was the one thing my son requested when I would say I was going to Sams. Sadly, they told me that they discontinued the meatloaf 😔

  9. Lmb

    The chicken pot pie tastes very close to homemade, and feeds a lot! 😋

  10. Sue

    The mac and cheese is such a great deal, especially when you add some broccoli and chicken, almost like a chicken broccoli casserole. Making the mac and cheese is more expensive from scratch by the time all the ingredients are put together. I have also just added tuna and peas, or just bacon to bump up the flavor.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes exactly! It’s very good too! Tastes homemade.

  11. tipaye

    Going on a girls trip with my daughters to the beach this week. Going to grab a few of these meals to throw in the oven at the suite and save money by not eating-out 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh love that! Have so much fun!

  12. Tina Gocha

    We love the sushi! Especially the chicken sushi. They also have fresh made pinwheels with turkey, great on the go lunch for travel or the beach.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing!

  13. Lisa

    We got the enchiladas and I was highly disappointed. So bland. 😞

  14. LG

    I have to find the cheese manicotti!!! 😋 Looks delicious!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! I think that was our favorite!

  15. David

    We are Costco members due to proximity to our house. Everything shown in this article looks remarkably familiar. Don’t see anything that makes me want to go out of my way for Sam’s.

    • FourOhOne

      Yep-thinking the same. Costco does have some good prepared items just like these, at least the couple we have tried.

  16. Sharples

    My families favourites are the Manicotti – which I add some ground turkey too, and the Chicken Enchiladas – which can be spicy at times. They both are about $10 – not bad for a family of 4. I add some french bread, Ceasar Salad for $3 and we’re good to go. We also give them as gifts. For road trips we do the salads for $5, Yogurt and fruit $3, and pepperoni & cheese to go $2.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Tammy!

  17. melbeezie

    They have freshly grilled thin-ish rosemary chicken breasts with char marks and they are just deeeeelish to eat alone or sliced into a salad.

  18. molly

    My whole family loves their kale+pasta salad!! Great for dinner with rotisserie chicken and leftover lunches.

  19. Tracy

    Not an entree but we love the Sam’s Club fresh twice baked potatoes.

  20. Csandst1

    Stay away from chicken Alfred from Costco and BJ’s. Both very bland and sauce is thin. Not sure how they screw up such a simple recipe.

  21. Marcella

    Thank you for sharing! I SOOO wish there was a Sam’s Club in my city (I grew up 10 minutes from 1)! The nearest club is about a 30 minute drive from my house. So many good deals!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome, Marcella! ❤️ I’m about the same distance from my nearest Sam’s too – so it’s always a “trip” to go there, but I try to stock up when I go! 🙌

  22. bremoeller

    Does anyone know if the enchilada sauce has chunks of peppers in it?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! The hatch chile and chicken enchiladas do look like they include hatch green chile peppers, according to their ingredient list on the product page. The chicken enchiladas mentioned at the bottom of the post have fire roasted jalapeno peppers mentioned in their ingredient list as well. Hoping this might be helpful! ❤️

      • bremoeller

        Thanks Jessica much appreciated

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          You’re welcome! 🥰

  23. Dee

    I love costcos chicken Alfredo. I only belong to sams club now. I hope they have it to. I was only there once. I just joined.

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