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Best Costco Appetizers and Finger Foods for the Holidays and Beyond

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Holiday Hors d'Oeuvre

Holiday entertaining is always easier when you plan a finger food menu instead of a big, complicated sit-down meal. Everyone will find something they like and eat as little or as much as they want, all while mingling and drinking. For a diverse but frugal menu of appetizers, dips, treats, and snacks head to Costco and grab some of these party favorites. Not a Costco member? Apply here.


Note: For those items that are available from Instacart, we've included shopping links for an even more stress-free holiday. 


Prices and availability are subject to change. Prices may be lower in store.


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Hannah Mediterranean Feta Dip Trio Costco
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Hannah Mediterranean Feta Dip Trio

$7


There are three dips in this one container, all made with whipped feta cheese. They're flavored with cilantro, garlic and chive, and sundried tomato and basil.

Queso Mama White Queso Costco
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Queso Mama White Queso

$7


Queso is a crowd pleaser, and if you put this white queso made with mild green chiles out in a mini crockpot at your next party, it's going to be gone in no time.

Sofia's Chicken Flautas Costco
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Costco Shrimp Cocktail
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Kirkland Signature Shrimp Cocktail

$10 per pound

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No holiday gathering is complete without shrimp cocktail. Costco does all the work for you with its deli-made version. It even comes with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges. 

Kirkland Signature Cheese Flight Costco
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Fratelli Beretta Charcuterie Assortment Costco
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Fratelli Beretta Charcuterie Assortment

$14


Turn that cheese flight into a whole grazing board with this charcuterie kit. It comes with Italian cured meats including coppa, dry sausage, and soppressata. 

Cello Cracker Cut Cheese Variety Pack Costco
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Fromacoeur Goat Cheese Pearls with Fig and Cranberry Costco
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Fromacoeur Goat Cheese Pearls with Fig and Cranberry

$9


For something completely unique on your cheese tray, grab these little goat cheese balls. They have dried cranberries mixed in with a filling of fig jam. 

Cuisine Adventures Spanakopita Costco
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Bibigo Mini Chicken Wontons Costco
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Bibigo Mini Chicken Wontons

$10


These fully cooked wontons are filled with chicken and cilantro. They just need a couple minutes in a pan or steamer, and the mini size makes them perfect finger food.

Costco Chicken and Swiss Roller Tray
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Good Foods Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Cheese Dip Costco
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Good Foods Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Cheese Dip

$8


Standard onion chip dip gets an upgrade with sweet caramelized onions and sharp Gruyere cheese. Dip chips, toast, or veggies in it.

Cuisine Adventures Mini Quiche Costco
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Cuisine Adventures Franks in a Blanket
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Cuisine Adventures Franks in a Blanket

$12


You don't have to be a kid to love these franks in a blanket — though kids love them, too. Smoked pork sausage is wrapped in a parmesan-dusted puff pastry and would be great with honey mustard for dipping.

Good Foods Pimento Cheese Spread Costco
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Foster Farms Buffalo Crispy Wings
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Foster Farms Buffalo Crispy Wings

$18

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Wings are expensive right now, which makes these fully cooked wings a steal around $18 for four pounds. They're fully cooked so they're ready quickly and they come with buffalo sauce. A Sweet Chipotle BBQ flavor is also available.

Galil Organic Roasted Chestnuts
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Galil Organic Roasted Chestnuts

$7


For a traditional treat try these already-roasted chestnuts. They're organic, already-shelled so your guests won't have to do any work, and come in pouches so they stay fresh until you serve them.


Related: 38 Cheap or Free Family Traditions for the Holidays

La Terra Fina Spinach Artichoke and Parmesan Spread Costco
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La Terra Fina Spinach Artichoke and Parmesan Spread

$9


Gooey spinach and artichoke dip is usually reserved for restaurants, but you can treat friends and family this holiday with this version that can be served hot or cold.

Kirkland Signature Shrimp Ceviche
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Kirkland Signature Shrimp Ceviche

$10 per pound

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For a cold shrimp app that's a little more unique than cocktail, try this shrimp ceviche. The shrimp are mixed with onions, bell peppers, cilantro, and lime in a Mexican-inspired dish. 

Phillips Foods Crab Cake Minis
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Phillips Foods Crab Cake Minis

$25

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People love crab cakes, but they're expensive and don't fit into a finger food setting. Both those problems are solved with these mini-versions that come 36 to a package. Set out some tartar sauce or remoulade for dipping.



Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp
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Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp

$18

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Japanese-style fried shrimp in an airy tempura batter cook up crispy in the oven or deep fryer. You can dip them in cocktail sauce, but they also come with a soy-based sauce.

Schwartz Brothers Bakery Garlic and Herb Bagel Chips
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Schwartz Brothers Bakery Garlic and Herb Bagel Chips

$7

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Your guests will need something to scoop up all those creamy dips. These organic bagel chips are coated in garlic and herbs and are good enough to eat on their own. 

Tassos Pitted Kalamata Olives
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Tassos Pitted Kalamata Olives

$7


No finger food party would be complete without a bowl of fancy olives. These extra large Greek olives are pitted and brined in extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar.

Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates
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Utz Pub Mix
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Utz Pub Mix

$7


Nothing is easier than a bowl of crunchy snacks. This pub mix, with a variety of pretzels, breadsticks, and rye chips with savory seasoning, feels more festive than the usual potato chips.

Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares
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Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares

$12


Peppermint bark is a classic holiday treat. Give it an upgrade from your usual brand with these Ghirardelli squares. The package includes individually wrapped dark and milk chocolate peppermint bark squares. 

Pear's Snacks Winter Cheer Nut Blend
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Pear's Snacks Winter Cheer Nut Blend

$10


A bowl of nuts is a must have during winter parties. Forget cracking whole nuts and go with this sweet blend of almonds, pecans, and cashews in a cinnamon and caramel glaze.

Noel Spanish Serrano Ham Costco
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Noel Spanish Serrano Ham

$100


If the holidays aren't the time to buy a whole jamon Serrano, then when is? Slice paper-thin pieces of this cured ham to impress your guests. The whole-leg-ham comes with its own wooden holder so you can keep carving for weeks to get your $100 worth. 


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