10 of the Best Items From Sam’s Club to Simplify Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep
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Sam’s Club has everything you need for a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner!
Some people enjoy all of the planning, shopping, and preparation that goes into putting the perfect Thanksgiving meal on the table. Then there are those of us who would rather do as little of that stuff as possible and just get on with the best part – eating!
Thankfully, you can make one trip to Sam’s Club and get home with absolutely everything you need for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Best of all, most of it is either premade, heat-and-eat, or super easy to prepare, cutting down on your time spent in the kitchen.
So if you’re trying to make life a little easier on turkey day, check out 10 of the best items to pick up at Sam’s Club to simplify your Thanksgiving dinner meal prep!
1. This Gourmet Vegetable Tray with Dip is a huge time-saver – $9.98
This veggie tray comes with four pounds of freshly cut vegetables and ranch dip, enough for keeping 16 hungry family members out of the kitchen while you make last-minute preparations for the big meal! Not only is this veggie tray a good value, but it’s a huge time-saver when you think about how long it would take to wash and cut all of that produce.
2. The Hormel Gatherings Party Tray is such an easy appetizer – $12.48
In addition to vegetable trays, Sam’s Club has tons of other appetizers like this party pack that includes nearly four pounds of pre-cut meat, cheese, and crackers.
Check out Sam’s frozen food section too, where you’ll find a 2-pound Shrimp Cocktail Platter for $16.88 and lots of heat-and-eat appetizers like Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Lobster Crostini, and Mini-Quiche Assortments too!
3. Sam’s Club’s Oven Roasted Turkey Breast is perfect for a small Thanksgiving celebration – $3.48/lb
Member’s Mark Oven Roasted Turkey Breast is perfect for anyone who is celebrating small this year, or for those who prefer white meat. It comes fully-cooked too, so just throw it in the oven for about an hour or so, and your house will smell like you were up early that morning roasting a whole bird.
If you are looking for a whole turkey, Sam’s sells those too, although you won’t see them in-club until closer to Thanksgiving. We expect to see fully-cooked Oven-Roasted Whole Turkeys (9-14 lbs) for $1.98/lb. in-club on November 5, and Fresh All-Natural Whole Turkeys (10-24 lbs.) for $1.19/lb. in-club on November 9.
4. Heinz Homestyle Roasted Turkey Gravy is a great substitute for homemade gravy – $4.78
This three-pack of Heinz Turkey Gravy will ensure that you have enough gravy for leftovers! It’s made with real turkey stock as its main ingredient and includes cooked turkey meat for the same texture and flavor you’d expect from homemade gravy. It heats up quickly either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
5. Don’t tear bread… grab this Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Classic Stuffing instead – $6.98
Whether you call it stuffing, filling, or dressing, this side dish is essential for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Pepperidge Farm’s stuffing is seasoned to perfection and it will save you from the tedious task of tearing all that bread into cubes!
This box contains 3 individually-sealed bags of stuffing mix, so you can use the exact amount you need for your meal and keep the rest fresh for the next holiday if desired.
6. Skip the peeling and serve Member’s Mark Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes – $6.98
Sam’s Yukon Gold mashed potatoes are made with fresh spuds and a short list of simple ingredients. With no preservatives and a rich, buttery flavor, they’re just like your grandma would make (but without all the potato peeling)!
7. Member’s Mark Yeast Dinner Rolls are an easy side that everyone will love – $1.98/12
Sam’s dinner rolls are the perfect sidekick for your Thanksgiving dinner table, and they’re great for leftover sandwiches the next day too. They’re freshly baked in-club daily and just the right chew that you would expect from a homemade dinner roll.
If you’d like your home to smell like freshly-baked bread in addition to turkey, Sam’s also sells its frozen dinner roll dough in bulk. For $27.56, you can get enough pre-rolled frozen dough to make 288 dinner rolls (or just one) whenever the mood for freshly-baked bread hits you.
8. Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce is Thanksgiving nostalgia in a can – $7.48
While some folks prefer fresh cranberry sauce, there’s something really nostalgic (and maybe a little comical) about the way jellied cranberry sauce slides out of the can and retains its shape – lines and everything! It’s a required tradition on many Thanksgiving tables, and it won’t ooze all over your plate like the fresh stuff.
Sam’s Club sells a 6-pack of Ocean Spray’s Jellied Cranberry Sauce, so if you’re worried about having leftover cans Ocean Spray has you covered! Check out these easy recipes that will help you put your leftovers to use in the most delicious ways!
9. Member’s Mark 12″ Pumpkin Pie (58 oz.) is not only huge; it’s delicious – $5.98
These yummy pies have a flaky crusty and a creamy pumpkin filling that’s spiced to perfection. When it comes to size, this thing is a beast. At 12 inches in diameter and weighing in at nearly 4 pounds, it will easily provide dessert for 16 people.
We tested Sam’s Pumpkin pie in a taste-test vs. Costco’s version, and it came out on top despite the fact that the Costco pie is $2 more expensive! Read more to find out what we love about Sam’s pumpkin pie.
10. Member’s Mark Riesling is a guest-worthy, affordable wine – $7.98
If your Sam’s Club sells wine, be sure to check out their adult beverages and grab a bottle or two for your Thanksgiving celebration! If you haven’t tried Sam’s wines yet, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the club’s selection of highly-rated, affordable bottles.
The Member’s Mark Riesling received glowing reviews from Wine Enthusiast and it’s an ideal pairing for your Thanksgiving meal. Member’s Mark Sauvignon Blanc is another highly-rated choice that you could serve with confidence on Thanksgiving.
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