One week of $10 gluten free meals with Costco ingredients

One week of $10 gluten free meals with Costco ingredients

Seven gluten free meals…to feed a family of four…with Costco ingredients…that only cost $10! Sound good? It can be done, I promise, read on.

Eating gluten free can be expensive! It’s already is hard enough eating this way but then paying a premium at the grocery store just seems to rub salt in the wound doesn’t it? We need COST SAVING strategies to make this diet more affordable. One way a lot of people try to save money on groceries is by shopping at wholesale stores. Costco being a popular choice. There is definitely money to be saved by buying in bulk.

I’ve done the homework for you and am about to share with you one week worth of $10 recipes. These recipes are easy to make with a different protein, vegetable and grain/starch everyday.

Ready to get started? Here we go.

Pasta and meat sauce is a staple in many households because it is a quick and easy dinner. Budget and kid friendly too! Perfect for days when you need to run out the door to evening activities.

Serve with a green salad and glass of milk or milk alternative to round out the meal.


Gluten free pasta, 340 grams box or equivalent

1 pound of lean ground beef

1 medium onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 can tomato sauce + 1 jar tomato paste + 2 teaspoons each oregano and basil OR 1 jar of pasta sauce


In a skillet add the ground beef, onions and garlic in a skillet and cook until browned. Drain if necessary.

Add in tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil and oregano, salt and pepper or use a pre-made pasta sauce. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes or longer.

Wash and chop up lettuce and any other vegetables you like for your salad.

Boil the pasta, drain. Time for dinner!

These power packed patties pack a serious nutrition punch! By using canned salmon and mashing up the skin and the bones you keep all the omega 3 fatty acids in there and boost up calcium as well! Mash it up well and you will not even notice it’s in there. Canned salmon is also a more affordable choice and is a handy food to have in your pantry for a quick meal. The dill pickle flavour in these makes it fun for kids and give them a nice crunch too.


2 cans of salmon, drained and mashed well with the skin and bones

1 egg

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs

1 tablespoons dried or fresh dill

1/4 cup dill pickles, minced

2-3 tablespoons pickle juice or white vinegar

Fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste



Drain salmon, mash well in a bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients.  Mix together until well combined.

Heat skillet with a bit of oil. Using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, divide mixture into about a dozen patties.

Fry on pan until browned on both sides. Alternatively you can bake patties in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes until browned.

Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.  Great for leftovers too.

Nothing beats chicken noodle soup on a cold day or when you are under the weather. Since Campbell’s chicken noodle soup is off limits, try making your own. It’s quick and easy.


2 tablespoons oil

1/4 cup each onion, celery and carrots, minced

3 or 4 chicken thighs

1 litre of gluten free chicken stock

1 teaspoon dried parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

1 or 2 packages of gluten free ramen noodles


Saute onion, celery and carrots in oil in the bottom of a soup pot. Cook until onions are translucent.

Add in chopped chicken thighs and cook until no longer pink. Add in parsley, salt and pepper.

Add in 1 litre of gluten free chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low for 20 minutes or longer.

During the last 5 minutes of cooking, stir in 1 or 2 packs of ramen noodles (depending on how many noodles you like) and cook according the package directions.

Serve with gluten free toast and carrot sticks or a gluten free sandwich.

Stir fry recipes are quick and adaptable, it’s easy to swap different vegetables, protein sources or sauces to change it up. I love using frozen vegetables for stir fry recipes because all the prep is done for you, so convenient!


2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided

1 pork tenderloin, chopped and marinaded in 1/4 cup gluten free teriyaki sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon ginger, minced

4 cups of stir fry mixed vegetables

1/2 cup gluten free teriyaki sauce (additional)

Cooked brown rice


Marinade the chopped pork tenderloin in teriyaki sauce for at least 30 minutes to overnight.

Heat 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a wok or skillet and add garlic and ginger and cook for a minute. Drain sauce from pork and discard sauce. Add pork and cook for a couple minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan and keep warm.

Add the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil to wok or skillet. Add vegetables into the wok or skillet and cook until hot and tender. Add in pork and fresh teriyaki sauce. Stir and heat until hot and steaming.

Serve over top of hot baked brown rice.

For a super quick and easy supper, boil and mash some sweet potatoes with butter. Sautee spinach in a pan with oil and garlic until just wilted or keep it fresh for a salad. Quickly cook some cod by drizzling fillets with oil, lemon juice and spices and baking in the oven or on the stove.


1 pound of cod

1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice (about half a lemon)

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried

1/4 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste


Thaw the cod overnight in the fridge or under cool running water. Remove from packaging and rinse under water. Pat dry with a paper towel and place into a baking dish.

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Drizzle fish with olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle over top with spices and garlic or whatever herbs you like!

Bake for around 15 minutes until the fish is white and flakes with a fork.

Shakshuka is a delicious dish that is simply stewed vegetables with feta cheese and eggs poached right in there! You can change out whatever vegetables you would like or use different spices and herbs according to your taste preference.


1 medium onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 small zucchini, sliced or chopped

Any other vegetables you like for example bell peppers or greens like swiss chard or spinach

1 large can of diced tomatoes

Herbs – parsley, basil, oregano, etc

1 teaspoon sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

3 ounces feta, crumbled

6 eggs


Saute onion, garlic and vegetables in a large skillet for a few minutes until soft.

Add in spices, sugar, salt and pepper and the can of diced tomatoes. Cook for another 10 minutes, until the sauce had thickened slightly.

Make 6 wells in the sauce. Crack the eggs directly into the wells. Sprinkle the feta and additional salt and pepper over top. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for about 7-9 minutes or until the whites are firm and the yolks are still a bit runny. Or longer if you like.

Serve with gluten free bread.

A very budget friendly, fast and easy dinner that is vegetarian too! Try it for a “Meatless Mexican Monday” in your house. Serve it like a chili with gluten free toast or gluten free garlic bread on the side, spoon it over top of hot rice, add it to gluten free corn tortillas or put whole grain gluten free tortilla chips on the table and eat it like a hot dip!


1 can black beans, rinsed

1 cup corn

1 cup salsa

1/4 cup cream cheese, optional

1 cup grated cheddar cheese


In a pot combine black beans, corn, salsa, cream cheese (if using) and heat on low heat for a few minutes until hot and steaming, stirring occasionally.

Sprinkle grated cheese over hot bean mixture just before serving.

There you have it! Seven $10 meals for your family from Costco ingredients. If you like this article feel free to share it and check out my other resources or services.


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