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Lazy girl’s Costco meal plan for 2 weeks

Does going grocery shopping every two weeks sound good? I have a meal plan for you that is easy, delicious and costs $70 a week. Are you in?

This menu plan is especially for you if you: 1) don’t love cooking but want delicious dinners, 2) want to save money on groceries and 3) can rock the same meal plan two weeks in a row.

Of course you can have a meal plan cheaper if you shop different places and make things from scratch, but I’m in a serious cooking rut right now. I need this to be easy, affordable, a one-stop-shop and full of things my kids will eat!

Super easy Costco meal plan for 2 weeks

I shop almost exclusively at Costco lately. As our kids get older, they’re eating more, so I’m able to buy in bulk. I like shopping at Aldi and Trader Joe’s, but usually I don’t want to go to more than one place with these guys! Most of the bulk prices at Costco are unbeatable and their organic selection is growing all the time.

My grocery budget is $550-600 a month. That includes diapers, cleaning supplies and paper products. Read more here.

We are a family of five, but the kids don’t eat a large amount at dinner, so this would probably work for four adults over two weeks. If you have more mouths to feed, this would work for one week.

Costco shopping list - a 2 week menu plan

What to buy at Costco - an easy 2 week meal plan

Costco shopping list and meal plan

Family meal planning for two weeks under 70 dollars a week - Costco shopping list

Costco shopping list for a 2 week meal plan

Costco meal plan shopping list

Costco shopping list

  • avocados $7.99
  • tomatoes $4.79
  • baby spinach $4.49
  • creamer potatoes $7.99
  • mac and cheese $9.96
  • veggie burgers $12.69
  • beef pot roast $12.40
  • rotisserie chicken $4.99
  • frozen lasagna (2 pk) $12.79
  • eggs (2 dozen) $7.99
  • plain yogurt $6.49
  • shredded cheese (2 pk) $7.79
  • grated Parmesan cheese $7.49
  • rice $12.69
  • tortilla chips $4.99
  • hamburger buns $3.89
  • tortillas $3.99
  • black beans (8 cans) $6.79

= $140.20/$70.10 a week

So dinners are $70 a week and you are also working on your stockpile. At the end of the two weeks you will still have shredded cheese, parmesan cheese, beans, rice and you can freeze tortillas! Let them thaw in the refrigerator.

From your pantry:

  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • olive oil
  • hot sauce

Best things to buy at Costco

What to buy at costco - lasagna 2 pack for $13

The lasagna already comes frozen and divided in two, so it’s perfect. It amounts to only $6.50 a pan. You can’t make lasagna for that! It’s delicious too. Even my picky Italian husband give it two thumbs up. I usually one in the freezer for unexpected dinner guests.

What to buy at Costco - beef pot roast can go in many dishes

You can spread the pot roast out by putting it in dishes instead of making it the main course. This pot roast is incredible. It’s found in the refrigerated section. We’ve tried the ribs and pulled pork there too, but the pot roast is what I continue to buy! It’s even kid-approved here so that’s a huge bonus. If you have leftover, put it in a bun and enjoy a beef sandwich!

What to buy at Costco - mac and cheese

Almost $10 for a tray of mac and cheese, you say? This is a splurge for me, but this is my favorite mac and cheese! And this is coming from a good ol’ midwest girl who has tried a good number of this cheesy dish in her day. And when you split it in half, it’s $5 a week and that’s pretty fair. 

You can’t beat $5 for a perfectly cooked rotisserie chicken. Sometimes I shred it and put it in 2-cup baggies for casseroles or stir fries. Sometimes I serve the breast. I finally learned how to carve the chicken the right way here. It helped me get more and better slices from the chicken. I make my own chicken stock from the carcass like this.

5 ways to use up a giant Costco container of spinach

The organic baby spinach is an incredible buy at under $5. It’s packed with nutrients and is very versatile. Sometimes my kids will eat it, sometimes they won’t, but it’s good to include anyway. I know I need to eat more greens! One trick is to throw it in smoothies and the kids don’t even know it thanks to a banana! See 5 ways to sneak spinach into your food here.

What to buy at Costco - Mexican shredded cheese

I buy the Mexican shredded cheese because it has a lot of flavor and is finely shredded. It is good for a long time, but you can freeze it if you need to.

Rice pouches at costco

I bought a huge bag of organic brown rice, but to take another shortcut you could buy these pouches that heat right up in the microwave instead!


What to buy at costco - a 2 week meal plan

I put half the avocados in the fridge to slow ripening. I put the already frozen food back in the freezer.

I also freeze half of a lot of these items so they will remain fresh for the next week. It also saves food for the random nights that plans change and you won’t be home for dinner. Then you won’t worry about food going bad or be in a hurry to use it up.

Freeze half of the:

  • veggie burgers
  • pot roast
  • mac and cheese
  • chicken
  • buns

Will the produce stay fresh two weeks?

The potatoes will be fine in a cool, dark spot. The spinach will hold up in the fridge. Take out any limp leaves when you see them. The tomato skins will start to dry up at a week and a half, but you can sauté them and they will still be delicious. And avocados. You know how how those guys are. They’re fickle, but like I mentioned above, the refrigerator does keep them fresh longer.


Let’s lay out the menu. You can download the PDF at the bottom.

 Easy Costco meal plan - shopping list

Easy Costco meal plan - beef tacos and salad

Easy Costco meal plan - mac and cheese and chicken

Easy Costco meal plan - omelette and potatoes

Easy Costco meal plan - veggie burgers and potatoes

Easy Costco meal plan - rice bowl

Easy Costco meal plan - lasagna and salad

Told you it was easy! What do you think? Is this something you would try? Where do you shop and what are your favorite easy dinners?

Download the PDF here. »

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37 thoughts on “Lazy girl’s Costco meal plan for 2 weeks

  1. This is awesome, thanks. I always need new ideas for supper/what to buy at the grocery store. One question, what do you serve/plan for lunches? I find this to be my biggest struggle. I have 2 that take a lunch every day and 2 that are home with me for lunch. How do you budget for lunch?

  2. Hi Tracy! I hate lunch, lol! I pack for one and have two at home with me too. For the packed lunch I use divided tupperware containers and put in something like an applesauce pouch, and orange, string cheese, PBJ and maybe some tortilla chips. My son likes lots of little things, so that’s what I do. I do something similar for the ones at home, or leftovers. Did you know you can make a whole loaf of PBJs and freeze them? Take one out at a time and their thawed by lunch! I shop at Costco about every two weeks and I do make it a point to find a few things to add to school lunches to keep interest — applesauce pouches, cheese, trail mix, veggie straws, fig bars …

  3. Thanks so much for putting together the shopping list and recipes for these meals. We are working through them right now. It has really simplified my evenings and they taste good, too.

  4. Oh thank you so much for taking a minute to let me know you’re using it! I’m so glad it’s working for you. I’m getting ready to do it again too! :)

  5. Thank you so much for this post! Meal planning and grocery shopping for a family of 6 is always a struggle for me! I shop at Costco, Kroger and Aldi but it was nice being able to buy everything I needed for 2 weeks of dinner at Costco…that was a first! We just bought everything yesterday and I look forward to not stressing over dinner for the next 2 weeks, ahhh :)

  6. Oh I’m so glad you can use it, Marie! I really appreciate you letting me know! And I’ll take all the tricks you’ve got up your sleeve too :) I’ve not been to Aldi yet, can you believe it? We just got one and I haven’t been motivated enough to take all the kids in with me! Maybe when school is back.

  7. It’s surprising how much the 2 dozen package of eggs is from your Costco. I get them for $3.80. Maybe you get 2 packages? Or do you buy the brown eggs?

  8. This is so helpful, thanks! I am in a total cooking rut, too, and the STRESS of dinner. I love this idea and plan to use it this week. We have a Sam’s membership, so I’m going to modify it slightly, but you’ve basically done all the work for me–thanks!!


  9. I’m going to try this. Thanks for the ideas!
    Are those cheese quesadillas? Did you season the beans and rice in a particular way?

  10. This is amazing! I have been in such a dinner rut, and this has been a life saver. Can you plllllleeeassse do another one?! (Or two? 😉)

  11. Oh good! Thanks for letting me know :) I should do another one too because I’m a dinner rut as well! I’ll see what I can come up with.

  12. Hi! I just got a Costco membership and used this for my meal plan. I just made the beef tacos and they were amazing! I’m excited to try the rest of the meals. Quick question, it looks like the directions for Wednesday are missing with the quesadillas. Anything special I need to do?

  13. Oh good! Leah, I’m sorry I can’t remember!! I’m sure they’re nothing special with the quesadillas. A little parmesan on top never hurt though ;)

  14. Hi, I’m following the Amanda Neighbert #Leanwithamanda plan. I’m trying to find out if your Costco Shopping List is Amanda friendly. I love how you get everything in one shopping trip and would like to use it. Thanks

  15. SO glad I found this! I saw you mentioned doing another of these in January- I hope to look for that list in the future. I can’t wait to start whipping these meals up! THANK YOU!

  16. Oh I’m so glad you like it, Miriam! I should do another one! It’s so funny because I did this post two years ago and no one seemed very interested at the time, so it fell of my to-do list. It’s only gained popularity recently. The world of blogging is so strange :)

  17. Came back from a two week trip across 6 time zones with 3 littles and being pregnant and this plan is saving me. Thank you so much! I have never tired a couple of those things from Costco like the lasagna. I will now have those in my freezer for a rainy day! Thank you, I would also be interested in another plan of you make it!

  18. Absolutely loved this. We moved & all my dinner plans went crazy. It was a lifesaver & I’ve shared with several friends. One of which I know at least bought the stuff. Would love to see another one like this from Costco.

  19. Oh good! I’m so glad it worked for you! I have it in the back of my head to do another one. It just takes a long time so I keep putting it off!

  20. This is fantastic!!!! Please do another! Mom of 3 kids under 5 (2 if them are twins, and still trying to work FT. We spend WAY out of our means on emergency dinners, and eat much less nutritious meals. This is a great help. And I imagine a tough assignment, but any kind of cheat dinner ideas are helpful. Blessings to All!

    Thank you!

  21. This meal plan is incredible and has changed my meal plan game for the better! I really hope you do another one! I’d also love tips on how you heat up your meals if you do provide another Costco meal plan.

  22. Yay! I’m so happy to hear it Luisa! I get requests to do another one, but I haven’t been going to Costco as much. I need to get my head back in the game! haha

  23. Wow this is amazing! I’m from Jalisco Mexico, I won’t found all this things, but most of them 😁, thank you so much to take your time to share with us list shopping and recipes 😍😍 I loved it! The first thing tomorrow to do will be buy all this at Costco 😄☺️. Thanks again ❤️.

  24. Hi Tania! I’m so glad you were able to find most of the things! One of these days I will get around to doing another one of these :)

  25. I am so excited to try this out next week!! Often I put too much thought and ingredients into meals that are consumed in 10 mins (hehe) and this truly looks delicious and easy!! Thanks for sharing. Would love for you to do another two week plan at Costco!

  26. Katie,

    This meal plan is by far my favorite out of all the ones I see on Pinteres and out of all the ones I have tried this one hit the jackpot for my family when it came to being easy on the wallet and on the taste buds. Mostly because it’s simple, healthy AND filling, and as a tired momma with a toddler and a pregnant belly I just need something easy to put in the even these days. I also like the affordability of this plan a lot. Can you make a few more lazy girl Costco plans? I and I’m sure many others would love that!

  27. Thanks so much, Daria! I’m happy you like it. It takes a long time to make the post so I keep putting it off! But thank you for the motivation. Congratulations on baby number two! :)

  28. Thank you for this – during these times of telework, remote school, etc I just could not do the meal planning anymore and this fits the bill. Any chance you may be releasing more Costco meal plans in the future???

  29. I’m so glad I could help! It’s such a crazy time. I thiiiiink I’ll be doing another one in the future. It takes a lot of time, haha!

  30. Did you end up doing more plans like this? I see lots of requests for it in the comments so letting you know I’m looking for more too! Thanks for your great planning

  31. Hi Celeste! I could do another meal plan, but maybe not Costco?? because I really only get a few things there nowadays. I’ll have to rethink this. Thanks for putting this back on my mind!

  32. This looks awesome! I know this is from 5 years ago, but this is just what I was searching for today! Looking forward to this meal plan :) Glad you shared this, and it is still here for me to discover now!

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