Costco 'Executive' Membership Holder Reveals the Best Things He Buys for Easy Meals

Shopping at Costco for over 20 years, despite not having a large family, has been a routine. The $120 executive membership comes with a 2% reward on qualified purchases.

A recent Business Insider article featured a Costco shopper with an "Executive" membership and he reveals the best things he buys for his family of 2.

Like many of Costco's 129 million members, value in groceries is a priority. With his wife being a teacher and working from home, quick meal options are essential for busy days.

Costco offers many easy meal options he loves.

Prices vary by location.

Costco's $5 rotisserie chicken is irresistible, always making its way home. He uses the breast meat for Caesar salads and shreds the leftovers for chicken salad.

Reheating the thighs, wings, and drumsticks in the oven provides a quick indoor barbecue.

The Kirkland Signature stir-fry kit is a great alternative to takeout. It includes noodles, chicken, vegetables, and soy sauce, prepared in just five minutes.

This meal is $6 per pound, totaling around $20. For a quick Italian meal, the Kirkland Signature lasagna is a go-to.

Initially skeptical, he now loves it. While it might not beat Grandma's recipe, it's quick and flavorful.

The sausage and beef version is particularly tasty, but the all-beef option is great too. The Italian-sausage-and-beef lasagna is $16.80, while the beef version is $18.

Authentic Motor City Pizza Co. deep-dish double-pepperoni pizza is his choice for Detroit-style pizza. Loaded with pepperoni and a perfect crust, it’s ready in under 30 minutes.

A two-pack of pizza is $13 at his store. The Kirkland Signature Caesar-salad kit makes an easy side or main dish.

It includes romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing, perfect with rotisserie chicken. Each salad is $4.50 per pound, about $8 to $9 per container.

Ajinomoto Tokyo-style shoyu ramen with chicken satisfies his noodle cravings. These ramen bowls are restaurant-quality with noodles, chicken, scallions, and vegetables in a soy-based sauce.

Each box of ramen is $18. For seafood, the Kirkland Signature shrimp cocktail is a favorite.

The shrimp cocktail pairs perfectly with the Caesar salad. The 1-½ pound container stays fresh for three days.

Leftovers are great for scampi. Each container costs $9 per pound, about $14 to $15 total.

Kirkland Signature beef pot roast with gravy is a comforting meal. The rich sauce and USDA-choice beef are delicious, paired with a fresh salad and crusty bread.

Each container is $7 per pound, about $21 total. The Kirkland Signature chicken street-taco kit is another perfect dinner.

It includes spiced chicken, shredded cabbage, cheese, tortillas, salsa, and cilantro-lime crema. Extra cilantro-lime crema is available at many Costco locations.

This kit is $5 per pound, about $14 to $15 total. Kirkland Signature cheese pizzas offer great value.

Four pies in a package for $11. He adds toppings halfway through reheating, but they’re also delicious plain.

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