The 31 Best Costco Appetizers and Party Foods

Costco Appetizers and Costco Party Foods


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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 fresh and frozen appetizers, dipping sauces, party platters, treats, and bite-sized snacks, grab some top-rated Costco party food. Here are the best Costco appetizers for the holidays, Super Bowl parties, and beyond. 

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Costco Shrimp Cocktail
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1. Kirkland Signature Shrimp Cocktail

Around $17 per package

No holiday gathering is complete without shrimp cocktail. Costco does all the work for you with its deli-made version. It comes with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges, but reviewers note that the sauce could use an extra dose of horseradish and lemon juice.

Fratelli Beretta Charcuterie Assortment Costco

2. Fratelli Beretta Uncured Antipasto

$16.37 for a 2-pack

Assemble your own grazing board and feed a crowd with this uncured antipasto set. It comes with an array of Italian cured meats including prosciutto, coppa, Milano salami, and soppressata. It's a perfect addition to a charcuterie board

Bibigo Mini Chicken Wontons Costco

3. Bibigo Mini Chicken Wontons

$11.69 for 48 oz.

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 party finger food.

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Costco Chicken and Swiss Roller Tray
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4. Kirkland Signature Roasted Chicken Swiss Rollers Tray

About $17 for 12

For a more substantial finger food there are these popular chicken and cheese roller sandwiches. Deli meat, cheese, vegetables, and spreads are rolled in a flatbread that's filling and delicious.

Cuisine Adventures Mini Quiche Costco

5. Cuisine Adventures Mini Quiche

$19.88 for 72 pieces

Who says you can't have finger foods for brunch? Pop these classic Florentine and Swiss cheese and bacon flavored mini quiche into the oven pre-party — your house guests will love them.

Foster Farms Buffalo Crispy Wings

6. Foster Farms Buffalo Chicken Wings

$18.11 for 4 lbs.

Chicken wings are expensive right now, which makes these fully cooked wings a steal. But beyond saving money, these wings taste great and are easy to prepare, coming fully cooked and with buffalo sauce. A Sweet Chipotle BBQ flavor is also available.

La Terra Fina Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip
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7. La Terra Fina Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip & Spread

$10.68 for 31 oz.

While gooey artichoke dip is something you usually find at restaurants, you can treat friends and family at home with this version, which can be served hot or cold. Costco also sells 31-ounce tubs of Stonewall Kitchens dip, available in creamy cranberry jalapeño and spinach artichoke and parmesan flavors, for around $11.

Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp

8. Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp

$22.24 for 30

Hidden in the frozen food aisle, you'll find these Japanese-style fried shrimp, which you can cook to a satisfying crisp in the oven, deep fryer, or air fryer. Dip them in cocktail sauce or try the included soy-based sauce.

Kirkland Signature Spanish Queen Olives
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9. Kirkland Signature Spanish Queen Olives

$14.02 for a 2-pack

You can't throw a party without a bowl of fancy olives. Costco sells these Spanish versions, which come pitted and stuffed with pimiento peppers. They can be used in martinis, too, and are a great deal at this price.

Petite Cuisine Mozzarella Sticks

10. Petite Cuisine Mozzarella Sticks

$19.88 for 5 lbs. (82-92 per package)

Mozzarella sticks are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. These are made using mozzarella string cheese and can be popped into the air fryer for a quick party appetizer. Pair them with a marinara sauce, and you've got all the ingredients for a mouthwatering appetizer: salt, fat, acid, and heat.

Royal Asia Vegetable Spring Rolls
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11. Royal Asia Vegetable Spring Rolls

$12.62 for 50

Throw these in the air fryer or bake them in the oven for an easy, vegetarian appetizer. Don't worry about furnishing a dip — these vegetable spring rolls come with a pre-packaged soy ginger sauce.

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Costco Rotisserie Chicken
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12. Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken


If you have extra time to prepare your hors d'oeuvres and are particularly frugal, consider picking up one of Costco's famous rotisserie chickens for a delicious meal. From no-bake pizza to rotisserie chicken salad, there are plenty of quick, easy, and cheap appetizers that make use of this year-round deal.

Marin Petite Cheese Variety Pack
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13. Marin Petite Cheese Variety Pack

$16.37 for four 4-oz. packages

Pick up premium French-style cheeses for your party. This variety pack comes via Marin French Cheese Co., founded in 1865, and features selections from domestic farmers. The small artisanal creamery won a prestigious award in 2005 for its brie at the World Cheese Awards in London, the first time a U.S. company has won in a European competition.

Phillips Foods Crab Cake Minis

14. Phillips Foods Mini Crab Cakes

$22.80 for 36

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 crab cakes. Set out some tartar sauce or remoulade for dipping.

Dot's Pretzels

15. Dot's Homestyle Pretzels

$11.69 for 35 oz.

These original-seasoned pretzel sticks are addictive. And, since you can just pour them into a bowl and set 'em out, they're about the easiest party food to get into your party appetizer spread. They're also a great alternative to mixed nuts.

Costco meatballs

16. Kirkland Signature Italian Style Beef Meatballs

$21.05 for 6 lbs. 

Throw a package of these in a slow cooker with grape jelly and chili sauce, and you'll have an easy party food that will seem like it took more time and effort than it did. These make a great addition to spaghetti sauce, too, if you don't use them up for the party.

Costco Panko Shrimp

17. Kirkland Signature Breaded Panko Shrimp

$22.22 for 2.5 lbs. (about 40-50)

Want a shrimp appetizer with a bit more crunch? These puppies have their fans, for sure, and buyers say they can be made in the oven or the air fryer. 

Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers

18. Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers

$14.85 for 67.2 oz

Looking for party food with Asian flavors? These potsticks can be prepared in a skillet, microwave, or oven, and they come with a savory dipping sauce.

Costco Pigs in a Blanket

19. Hebrew National Beef Franks In A Blanket

$13.44 for 32

Pigs in a blanket, anyone? These crowd-pleasing appetizers are bake-and-serve, and can be offered up to guests alongside dipping condiments like mustard and ketchup.

Spirella Minis Prosciutto & Sopressata

20. Spirella Minis Prosciutto & Sopressata

$18.71 for .64 oz. 

Prosciutto and sopressata are wrapped around King Armenian mozzarella cheese for an artisanal treat that your party guests will devour.

Kirkland Signature Organic Roasted Pine Nut Hummus

21. Kirkland Signature Organic Roasted Pine Nut Hummus

$7.01 for 34 oz.

Is any gathering complete without hummus served alongside a plate of olives? We think not. This organic version comes in a large tub that offers way more value than what you'd get at the regular grocery store. 

Stonefire Mini Naan Bread

22. Stonefire Mini Naan Bread

$7.59 for 18

Your guests are gonna need something carby to dip into their hummus, and serving Stonefire's mini naans won't even require you to break out a slicing knife. Easy peasy.

Kirkland Signature Organic White & Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips

23. Kirkland Signature Organic White & Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips

$7.01 for 40 oz. 

Even the party-size bags of tortilla chips at the regular grocery store are less than 20 ounces. With this monster bag, you're unlikely to run out of chips and it gives guests one more thing to load some delicious dips onto.

Kirkland Signature French Brie

24. Kirkland Signature French Brie

$11.69 for 1.32 lbs. 

Fancy up that charcuterie board a bit with a central display of imported French brie cheese. But, is it good? Some people certainly think so: "I'm impressed with how good it is compared to other more expensive bries," says one fan.

Kirkland Signature Host & Toast Cheese Flight

25. Kirkland Signature Host & Toast Cheese Flight

$29.24 for 28.8 oz.

There is never — never — too much cheese at any party, as far as we're concerned. If you're willing to spend a bit more to impress guests with some artisanal cheese, this flight offers five types: gruyere, bellavitano, chevre, pecorino, and fontal. Yum.

Cello Cheese Cracker Cut Tray

26. Cello Cheese Cracker Cut Tray

$15.20 for 2 lbs.

If cheese is a necessity but you don't want to spend more than you have to, this pre-sliced option includes aged cheddar, jarlsberg, creamy havarti, and Dutch gouda.

Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

27. Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

$18.71 for 12 bottles

Is this technically an appetizer? No. Will your guests need something to wash down all those cheese and crackers with? Yep. Fever-Tree makes some mean mixers, and any version of a mule cocktail would benefit from a splash or two of this stuff. Note: Costco also sells a Fever-Tree sparkling pink grapefruit mixer for the same price.

Don Lee Organic Veggie Bites

28. Don Lee Organic Veggie Bites

$13.68 for 28 oz. 

If you've got vegetarians or vegans on your guest list, they'll appreciate some party foods that play to their diet. These are made with carrots, celery, onions, sweet potatoes, and more, and offer up a satisfying sweet-savory flavor combo with plenty of crunch. They can be prepared in a skillet, air fryer, or microwave.

Cuisine Adventures Spanakopita Spinach & Feta Phyllo Triangles

29. Cuisine Adventures Spanakopita Spinach & Feta Phyllo Triangles

$18.63 for 48 oz. (48 pieces)

Go a little exotic with the flavors of Greece with Costco's spanakopita. With four trays of 12, you can pop these in the oven (or air fryer!) as they start to run out. Either way, they take less than 20 minutes to get on the table.

Bistro 28 Pretzel Bites

30. Bistro 28 Pretzel Bites

$15.20 for 36.5 oz. 

With about 50 bites per package and three containers of dipping sauce — two cheddar cheese and one mustard — these tasty appetizers will almost certainly go fast. Even better? They take five minutes to prepare.

Tipiak French Macarons Variety

31. Tipiak French Macarons Variety

$19.88 for 36

Guests need sweets, too, and this macaron flight comes with six flavors: salted caramel, pistachio, chocolate hazelnut, almond white chocolate, creme brulee, and red velvet. In other words, an array of flavors for pretty much any preference.