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25 Best Thanksgiving Buys at Costco

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Don't Wing It

Even though your local Costco may have festive winter wonderland displays ready for the gifting holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah, there are also amazing food and beverage buys ahead of Thanksgiving. If you're cooking the entire meal yourself or just contributing classic side dishes to a group effort, the deals here — from booze to food to treats and beyond — can be your recipe for success on this year's turkey day. Note that Costco requires a membership to buy items in-store, and prices across the U.S. can vary due to availability, state liquor laws, and freight costs.


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The in-store prices listed here reflect our in-person audit done at Costco in Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 16. All non-liquor products are available in-store and at all U.S. locations unless otherwise noted.


Related: Depression-Era Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Actually Delicious


Costco Organic Sweet Potatoes
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Kirkland Pumpkin Pie
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Kirkland Pumpkin Pie

Price: $6 per pie


Already made and ready to serve, this huge, deep-dish pumpkin pie will feed a crowd. It just needs some whipped cream or ice cream, and you'll have dessert handled with very little effort.


Related: 24 Best Thanksgiving Buys at Aldi

Costco's Columbus Charcuterie Sampler
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Columbus Charcuterie Sampler

Price: $15


With six assortments of salami, the work is almost all done for you — and at a bargain price. Serve with crackers, fresh, sliced French bread, and a sparkling dry wine.

Costco Pumpkin Spice Loaf
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Pumpkin Spice Loaf

Price: $9


Houseguests will love this pumpkin spice loaf with a thin layer of white chocolate frosting for a quick, no-fuss breakfast in the morning. 

Martinellis Sparkling Cider
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Martinelli's Sparkling Cider

Price: $10


Bubbles without the alcohol and a holiday table staple to have on hand, this four-pack of 25.4-ounce bottles can be used for drinking or in Martinelli's easy-to-follow cocktail and mocktail recipes.

Costco apple pie
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Apple Pie

Price: $15


Just like the famous pumpkin pies, these crowd-pleasing apple pies are huge — more than 4.5 pounds. If someone in your family doesn't like pumpkin pie, they're bound to love apple instead.

Kirkland Signature Whole Smoked Turkey
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Kirkland Signature Whole Smoked Turkey

Price: $4.59 per pound


These whole turkeys have been smoked for four to six hours, leading to a succulent, savory alternative to the traditional roast bird. It makes for great leftover sandwiches, too. 

Cranberry and Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs Costco
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Amylu Cranberry and Jalapeño Chicken Meatballs

Price: $11


The cranberry and jalapeño combination seems to be all the rage this year. Fry up these fully cooked refrigerated chicken meatballs and throw them into a slow cooker with barbecue sauce and cranberry sauce for a spin on cocktail meatballs.

Celebrity Goat Cheese
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Celebrity Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese

Price: $7


This pound log of cranberry-coated soft goat cheese will last a long time on your cheese spread. The cranberries provide festive color and a sweet-tart flavor, and cinnamon gives it depth.

Reser's Mashed Potatoes
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Reser's Main Street Bistro Mashed Potatoes

Price: $8


Think of all the time you'll save on Thanksgiving just by buying these four pounds of mashed potatoes. Plus freeing up a spot on the stove to cook more complicated things. 

Kirkland Signature Pecans Costco
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Kirkland Signature Pecans

Price: $15


Stuff your pecan pie full of nuts with this 2-pound bag of pecan halves. At less than $8 a pound, this is a great deal on a bag that will last through all the holiday baking projects.

Marie Callender's Organic Cornbread Mix
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Marie Callender's Organic Cornbread Mix

Price: $7


Whether your family eats cornbread as a side or you put it into your dressing, this 4-pound mix from Marie Callender's will last a long time. You only need to add eggs, milk, and oil.

Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions Costco
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Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions

Price: $5


It's practically impossible to have Thanksgiving without green bean casserole. If you're making it for a crowd, grab this bag of crispy fried onions that'll cover many servings with more to spare.

Kirkland Signature Praline Pecans Costco
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Kirkland Signature Praline Pecans

Price: $15


Before the big turkey dinner comes the snacking. Sweet praline pecans such as these are perfect for setting out in a little bowl for guests to help themselves all day long.

Kirkland Signature Elegant Plastic Plates Costco
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Kirkland Signature Elegant Plastic Plates

Price: $14 for 50


Big gatherings can go a lot smoother with fast cleanup solutions, and these nice-looking disposables are recyclable. Hurry, though — this price is unlikely to last past November.

Plastic Cutlery Costco
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Kirkland Signature Crystal Clear Cutlery

Price: $16


If you're going to be using plastic plates, you might as well use disposable cutlery. This box contains 180 forks, 120 spoons, and 60 knives, because somehow everyone runs out of forks first.

Boudin Organic Sourdough Stuffing at Costco
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Boudin Organic Sourdough Stuffing

Price: $9


You know Boudin stuffing has to be good because, well, the company is the west coast's sourdough expert. Discerning shoppers will be happy to hear that it's organic, too.

Butterball turkey at Costco
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Butterball Turkey

Price: $1 per pound


Butterball's pre-brined turkeys are a steal at Costco for just $1 per pound — cheaper than Target, Walmart, and other retailers. And although these birds aren't organic, they don't contain artificial ingredients, hormones, or steriods. If you're looking for a more premium turkey for Thanksgiving, consider Norbest's organic, ranch-raised bird, which is around $3 per pound.

Diestel Whole Turkey
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Diestel Brined and Seasoned Turkey

Price: $4 per pound


Looking for a high-quality, affordable turkey that's pre-prepared? Costco has you covered with its Diestel-brand brined and seasoned bird. The family-owned farm specializes in providing ethically raised and sustainable turkey.

Chef Hak's Turkey Gravy
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Chef Hak's Turkey Gravy

Price: $10


Whip up a pot of well-seasoned gravy in minutes with Chef Hak's pre-cooked pouches. All you have to do is heat and serve.

Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham
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Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham

Price: $2 per pound


There are plenty of folks who don't like turkey. If you've got more than a few coming to your dinner table, consider a ham. These are fully cooked and just need to be heated through; their spiral slicing makes them convenient to serve.


Costco Pecan Pie
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Pecan Pie

Price: $17


There's no getting away from the fact that pecans are expensive, especially in the wake of inflation. If you consider that a bag of pecans costs $15, then this huge 4-pound pie starts seeming like a good deal.

Husk Organic Cranberry Sauce at Costco
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Husk Organic Cranberry Sauce

Price: $8


Whereas jellied and canned cranberry sauces come packed with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, Costco's offering contains just a few simple ingredients: organic fruit, sugar, salt, and sunflower oil. Plus, this large container will serve up to 20 people.

Sunnyvale Cooked Boneless Half Ham at Costco
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Sunnyvalley Cooked Half Ham

Price: $3 per pound


Since turkeys these days seem to get bigger and bigger, a half ham may be the perfect centerpiece for smaller gatherings like Friendsgiving.

Roli Roti Turkey Bone Broth at Costco
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Roli Roti Organic Turkey Bone Broth

Price: $9


You can make your own gravy at home without deconstructing a whole bird and making your own broth. Just pick up a bottle of Roli Roti's bone broth, which you can mix with herbs, butter, flour, and onions to make a top-notch gravy.