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10 Best Prepared Foods at Wegmans

The popular grocery chain boasts an array of ready-to-heat prepared meals that make dinner a breeze.
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Ask any Wegmans fan to name their favorite thing about the highly popular, regional grocery chain, and you're bound to get several different answers. Some say it's the extensive cheese selection. Others contend it's the in-house bakery, serving up fresh loaves like the retailer's signature organic sourdough miche bread. Among the many answers, you'll also likely hear at least a few mentions about the grocer's prepared foods.

Whether you're in need of a quick and easy meal or you're just looking to satisfy your hunger, Wegmans has plenty of options for you. Visit the Market Cafe and you'll encounter a range of choices—Asian, Italian, soup, salad, chicken wings, the list goes on. Peruse the store's packaged dishes and you'll find an assortment of options ranging from sesame chicken to mashed potatoes. No matter your craving, Wegmans probably has a prepared version of it that requires little to no prep.

As you gear up for your next trip to this popular supermarket, there are numerous ready-to-heat and ready-to-eat options geared toward all sorts of taste preferences and occasions. While this list isn't exhaustive, here's a glimpse at 10 convenient prepared foods that can help you make mealtime even easier. As always, pricing can vary by location.


wegmans spicy tuna roll
Nutrition: Spicy Tuna Roll (1 Container):
Calories: 290
Fat: 9 g (Saturated Fat: 1.5 g)
Sodium: 650 mg
Carbs: 37 g (Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 5 g)
Protein: 14 g

Scan Wegmans' sushi selection, and you'll find a variety of choices, such as spicy tuna, king salmon, and shrimp tempura. In addition to rolls, the grocery chain sells other ready-to-eat seafood options, such as sashimi and poke bowls.

Wegmans fans have repeatedly raved about the grocery chain's sushi, with one shopper calling it the retailer's "best prepared food by far," adding, "It was pricey, but they have sushi you can't get at any other supermarket."

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wegmans tuscan-style lasagna turkey sausage soup
Tuscan-Style Lasagna Turkey Sausage Soup (1 Container)
Calories: 340
Fat: 14 g (Saturated Fat: 6 g)
Sodium: 1,710 mg
Carbs: 33 g (Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 9 g)
Protein: 21 g

If you're craving something warm and comforting, look no further than a bowl of soup. At Wegmans, shoppers can choose from an array of soup options, such as chicken noodle, Tuscan-style lasagna, and Italian-style wedding.

"The broccoli cheddar is always on point," one Wegmans fan noted on Reddit. "The spicy red lentil chili is #1," another one raved.

Sub Sandwiches

wegmans danny's favorite sub sandwich
Danny's Favorite (Medium Sub)
Calories: 700
Fat: 28 g (Saturated Fat: 11 g)
Sodium: 2,310 mg
Carbs: 74 g (Fiber: 3 g Sugar: 4 g)
Protein: 40 g

A sandwich might not be the most extravagant meal option, but it can certainly be a satisfying one. Visit Wegmans' beloved Sub Shop, and you can choose from pre-designed options like Danny's Favorite or customize your sandwich entirely. If you'd prefer not to wait in line, the grocery chain offers a variety of pre-packaged sandwiches, as well.

Pro tip: if you're ordering a cold sub, be sure to ask for the sub oil. You can thank me later.

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Rotisserie Chicken

wegmans hot rosemary roasted chicken
Rosemary Rotisserie Chicken (3 Ounces)
Calories: 170
Fat: 8 g (Saturated Fat: 2.5 g)
Sodium: 490 mg
Carbs: 0 g (Fiber: 0 g Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 20 g

Whether placed on a salad, added to soup, or incorporated into enchiladas, rotisserie chicken can be used in countless ways. While Costco might be best known for this versatile item, Wegmans also has one worth noting, particularly because it comes in a few different varieties. These include plain, barbecue, and rosemary, all of which are priced at $9.99. Plus, Wegmans offers both hot and cold rotisserie chicken options, depending on what you might be seeking.


wegmans meatballs and sauce
Nutrition: (Per 2 Meatballs):
Calories: 360
Fat: 26 g (Saturated Fat: 11 g, Trans Fat: 1 g)
Sodium: 990 mg
Carbs: 15 g (Fiber: 4 g Sugar: 2 g)
Protein: 19 g

Meatballs are often a crowd-pleaser, but they do require some prep work. However, Wegmans does most of it for you, only requiring you to heat the meatballs in the microwave for one to two minutes.

The grocery chain sells six-count trays for $13 or 12-count family-size packages for $21. The meatballs are made with beef, served with tomato sauce, and sprinkled with imported Parmigiano Reggiano.

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Mashed Potatoes

wegmans signature whipped mashed potatoes
Nutrition: (Per 4 ounces):
Calories: 190
Fat: 14 g (Saturated Fat: 9 g, Trans Fat: 0.5 g)
Sodium: 350 mg
Carbs: 13 g (Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 1 g)
Protein: 2 g

While they may be popular, mashed potatoes can be a time-consuming side dish, which is why many opt for the instant kind instead. However, if you'd prefer something fresher, Wegmans sells its signature whipped potatoes, which are available in 12-ounce and 32-ounce containers. The smaller option serves two to three people, while the larger one is intended to feed seven to eight.

Lemon Butter Cod with Artichokes and Spinach

wegmans ready-to-cook lemon butter cod with artichokes and spinach
Nutrition: (1 Pan):
Calories: 490
Fat: 31 g (Saturated Fat: 12 g)
Sodium: 1,390 mg
Carbs: 15 g (Fiber: 6 g Sugar: 2 g)
Protein: 35 g

Wegmans is home to a variety of ready-to-cook meals in golden colored trays, aptly named "Gold Pan Entrées." One enticing option that's complete with a protein and sides is the Lemon Butter Cod With Artichokes and Spinach. Priced at $15 for a 14-ounce tray, this ready-to-heat meal features a flaky wild-caught Icelandic cod filet, baby spinach, and artichoke hearts simmered in a lemon butter sauce with capers. Simply pour the sauce over the meal, pop it into the oven for 30 minutes, and enjoy.

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Teriyaki Black Pepper Salmon

wegmans ready-to-cook teriyaki black pepper salmon
Nutrition: (1 Pan):
Calories: 520
Fat: 32 g (Saturated Fat: 5 g)
Sodium: 1,480 mg
Carbs: 25 g (Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 19 g)
Protein: 33 g

Another 30-minute Gold Pan Entrée worth noting is the teriyaki black pepper salmon, which boasts a nearly 4.8-star rating on the grocery chain's website. This meal includes an Atlantic salmon filet simmered in a sweet and savory black pepper teriyaki sauce, along with red peppers and fresh mushrooms.

"As good as a $30-40 salmon dinner out, with no prep or cleanup at home. Highly recommend!" one customer reviewer wrote.

Shrimp Scampi

wegmans shrimp scampi
Nutrition: (1 Pan):
Calories: 350
Fat: 27 g (Saturated Fat: 13 g, Trans Fat: 0.5g)
Sodium: 900 mg
Carbs: 3 g (Fiber: 0 g Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 23 g

If you're a shrimp fan, Wegmans has a prepared option for you that is ready in just 13 to 15 minutes. This entrée features shrimp simmered in a creamy garlic-cheese butter with dry white wine and lemon. Customers can score a six-ounce tray of this oven-ready entrée for $6 or opt for a 25-ounce family-size tray, which serves around four people, for $15. Just add some pasta and you're all set.

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Chicken Wings

wegmans buffalo wings
Buffalo Wings (4 Pieces)
Calories: 390
Fat: 32 g (Saturated Fat: 9 g)
Sodium: 1,290 mg
Carbs: 2 g (Fiber: 0 g Sugar: 1 g)
Protein: 24 g

From grilled to fried to roasted, Wegmans sells several ready-to-eat chicken options, with wings being one of them. Customers can choose from flavor like Buffalo, barbecue, garlic parmesan, lemon pepper, and of course, plain. These are available in both 10-count and 20-count trays, so you can feed both large and small groups.

Brianna Ruback
Brianna is a staff writer at Eat This, Not That! She attended Ithaca College, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. Read more about Brianna