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16 Ways To Upgrade Your Favorite Costco Foods Into Legit Dinners

While you're eating samples for lunch, why not grab stuff to make dinner?

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1. Baked Pesto Chicken

This easy chicken bake only takes 30 minutes and three ingredients to make (and because one jar of pesto is 22 ounces, you can make this recipe five times — just freeze the leftovers for later).

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Basil Pesto

— Perdue Economy-Sized Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Get the recipe here.

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2. Chicken Salad Croissants

life-in-the-lofthouse.com

This no-bake dinner combines two Costco classics (the rotisserie chicken and the freshly baked croissants) to create something even tastier.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken

— Costco Bakery Croissants

Get the recipe here.

3. Quinoa Cakes With Parmesan

https://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com
https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/crispy-parmesan-quinoa-cakes/

Quinoa is one of the best deals at Costco (you can get a four-and-a-half pound bag for just 11 bucks). This recipe pairs it with shredded parmesan cheese for a crisp-on-the-outside, melty-on-the-inside cake packed with protein.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Organic Quinoa

— Kirkland Signature Aged Parmigiano Reggiano

Get the recipe here.

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4. Two-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/2-ingredient-slow-cooker-salsa-chicken-recipe/
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/2-ingredient-slow-cooker-salsa-chicken-recipe/

It takes a lot of salsa to cover chicken in a slow cooker, so buying a 38 ounce jar just makes sense. This recipe uses it to turn boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a flavorful braise perfect for taco night.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Perdue Economy-Sized Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

— Kirkland Signature Organic Salsa

Get the recipe here.

5. Garlic Shrimp With Quinoa

wellplated.com

Shrimp and quinoa are generally expensive items, but at Costco you can buy them in bulk to really get your money's worth (just store any uncooked shrimp in the freezer). This recipe pairs them with quinoa and lemon for a protein-packed skillet perfect for the summer.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Organic Quinoa

— Kirkland Signature 50/70 Tail-Off Shrimp

Get the recipe here.

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6. Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

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http://wonkywonderful.com/baked-spaghetti-meatballs/

This comforting baked pasta is made with only four ingredients (pasta, cheese, meatballs, and marinara) and comes together in a flash. Assemble it ahead of time for the perfect make-ahead meal.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Organic Marinara Sauce

— Kirkland Signature Cooked Meatballs

Get the recipe here.

7. Swedish Meatballs

iwashyoudry.com

This recipe transforms those frozen Italian meatballs into a Swedish classic by pairing them with a comforting gravy. Try them over mashed potatoes or egg noodles for the perfect weeknight dinner.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Cooked Meatballs

— Honest Earth Instant Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Get the recipe here.

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8. Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork BBQ Pizza

thekitchenismyplayground.com

Precooked pulled pork makes this pizza super speedy to make ― just pile your ingredients onto a pizza crust and bake it for an easy DIY pizza night. (Pro tip: Some Costco's even sell their own pizza dough in bulk.)

Key Costco ingredient:
— Kirkland Signature Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork

Get the recipe here.

9. Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

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http://gimmedelicious.com/2016/11/05/pesto-chicken-and-broccoli-pasta/

Make this quick pasta even easier by using Costco rotisserie chicken (just skip the step of cooking the chicken and shred a rotisserie one instead).

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Basil Pesto

— Kirkland Signature Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken

Get the recipe here.

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10. One-Pan Sausage and Veggies

chelseasmessyapron.com

Grab one economy pack of sausage and you'll have enough to make this sheet tray eight times over (just store any uncooked links in the freezer for next time).

Key Costco ingredient:
— Costco Bulk Pack Mild Italian Sausage Links

Get the recipe here.

11. Honey Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry

dinneratthezoo.com

Make this stir-fry even easier by using Costco's frozen veggies instead of fresh for a fuss-free weeknight dinner.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Normandy-Style Vegetable Blend

— Perdue Economy-Sized Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

— Kirkland Signature Traditional Basmati Rice

Get the recipe here.

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12. Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon in Foil With Pineapple

http://www.eatwell101.com/honey-garlic-lemon-butter-salmon-in-foil
http://www.eatwell101.com/honey-garlic-lemon-butter-salmon-in-foil

Wrapping in foil concentrates the flavors and makes this salmon ridiculously easy to make (and clean up after).

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Pineapple Chunks

— Kirkland Signature Wild Sockeye Salmon Filets

Get the recipe here.

13. Parmesan and Garlic Baked Chicken Wings

Make this recipe on game day for a guaranteed win.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Uncooked Chicken Wings

— Kirkland Signature Aged Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

Get the recipe here.

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14. Teriyaki Turkey Burgers With Grilled Pineapple and Onions

Make this recipe even easier by using Costco frozen turkey burgers instead of making your own patties.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature 1/3 pound Turkey Burgers

Get the recipe here.

15. Spinach and Artichoke Egg Casserole

http://www.aspicyperspective.com/spinach-artichoke-egg-casserole/
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/spinach-artichoke-egg-casserole/

This casserole gives you the perfect excuse to eat breakfast for dinner.

Key Costco ingredients:
— Kirkland Signature Artichoke Hearts

— Kirkland Signature Aged Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

— Flav-R-Pac Chopped Spinach

Get the recipe here.

16. Slow Cooker Party Meatballs

http://cincyshopper.com/slow-cooker-party-meatballs/
http://cincyshopper.com/slow-cooker-party-meatballs/

This recipe cooks frozen meatballs with ketchup, jelly, and a handful of spices for the perfect dinner or party appetizer (just don't forget the toothpicks).

Key Costco ingredient:
— Kirkland Signature Cooked Meatballs

Get the recipe here.

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