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The Best Costco Appetizers and Party Foods

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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 fresh and frozen appetizers, dipping sauces, party platters, treats, and snacks, grab some top-rated Costco party food. Here are the 19 best Costco appetizers for the holidays, Super Bowl, and beyond. Not a Costco member? Apply here.


Note: For those items that are available from Instacart or Costco.com, 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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Kirkland Signature Roasted Chicken Swiss Rollers Tray

$7 per pound ($18 online, final weight)

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

Cuisine Adventures Mini Quiche Costco
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Cuisine Adventures Mini Quiche

$18 ($22 online)

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Who says you can't have finger foods for brunch? Pull these Florentine and three-cheese mini quiche out on Christmas morning — your house guests will love them.

Foster Farms Buffalo Crispy Wings
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Foster Farms Buffalo Chicken Wings

$19 ($24 online)

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Chicken wings are expensive right now, which makes these fully cooked wings a steal for around $19 for four pounds. 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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La Terra Fina Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip & Spread

$10 ($12 online)

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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.

Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp
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Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp

$20 ($24 online)

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Hidden in the frozen food aisle, you'll find Japanese-style fried shrimp, which you can cook up crispy 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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Kirkland Signature Spanish Queen Olives

$16 ($20 online)

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You can't throw a party without a bowl of fancy olives. Costco sells these Spanish olives, which come pitted and stuffed with pimiento peppers — not to mention they're a great deal.

Kirkland Signature Croissant Sandwich Platter
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Kirkland Signature Croissant Sandwich Platter

$40


If you're entertaining guests but short on time, this sandwich platter will serve more than a dozen gifts. And given the quality of Costco appetizers and croissants, these chicken, roast beef, and ham sandwiches are sure to be a hit.

FarmRich Breaded Mozzarella Sticks
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Farm Rich Breaded Mozzarella Sticks

$13

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Mozzarella sticks are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Pair them with a marinara dip, 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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Royal Asia Vegetable Spring Rolls

$11 ($14 online)

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

Tipiak Pull-Apart Cheese Bread
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Tipiak Pull-Apart Cheese Bread

$11 ($16 online)

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Heat this cheese bread — or pain au fromage, if you're feeling fancy — for an easy, cheesy appetizer that pairs nicely with soup or dip.

Oberto Charcuterie Platter
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Oberto Charcuterie Platter

$12


Oberto's charcuterie sampler comes with everything you need for a small communal feast: provolone cheese, green olives, and two types of Italian salami. Since everything is sourced from Italy, you know this is the good stuff. 

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Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken

$5 ($6 online)

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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. 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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Marin Petite Cheese Variety Pack

$16 ($17 online)

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Pick up premium French-style cheeses on your next Costco trip. This cheese variety pack was founded by Marin French Cheese Co. 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
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Phillips Foods Mini Crab Cakes

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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 crab cakes that come 36 to a package. Set out some tartar sauce or remoulade for dipping.