The 22 Best Costco Thanksgiving Sides That Shoppers Are Obsessed With

Best Thanksgiving Sides at Costco


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Moët Champagne 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 just contributing classic side dishes to a group effort, the deals here — from desserts to festive bites — can be your recipe for success on this year's turkey day. 

Keep in mind that we play fast and loose with the term "side" here. After all, who hasn't had a side of pumpkin pie with an extra-large helping of whipped cream? 

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The in-store prices listed here reflect our in-person audit done at Costco in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 31. Prices that are "estimated" are based on last year's figures, as Costco has yet to stock these items. Check back for additional updates.

Costco Organic Sweet Potatoes
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1. Organic Sweet Potatoes

Price: $9.99 per 6.5-pound bag

Swap out the pumpkin for sweet potato to make a memorable pie like the one you'll find in our 22 Classic Pie Recipes. Alternatively, opt for a more colorful take on mashed potatoes with this savory recipe that uses sweet potatoes. Need more ideas? Check out our roundup of 52 sweet potato recipes.

Costco Thanksgiving Dinner Meal Kit 2023
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2. Costco's Thanksgiving Meal Kit

Price: $199.99

Too lazy to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner this year? Consider Costco's premade Thanksgiving dinner, which ships straight to your door and comes with plenty of sides. Although we find it to be overpriced, its still a decent solution for families who don't have time to cook a full-on meal. Sadly, however, this meal kit won't work for vegan Thanksgiving celebrations, as meat and dairy feature heavily.

Kirkland Pumpkin Pie

3. Kirkland Pumpkin Pie

Price: $5.99 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.

Costco apple pie

4. Apple Pie

Price: $12.99

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.

Cranberry and Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs Costco

5. Amylu Cranberry and Jalapeño Chicken Meatballs

Price: $14.79

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

6. Celebrity Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese

Price: $7.99

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

7. Reser's Main Street Bistro Mashed Potatoes

Price: $7.99

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 Elegant Plastic Plates Costco

8. Kirkland Signature Elegant Plastic Plates

Price: $9.89 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

9. Kirkland Signature Crystal Clear Cutlery

Price: $14.99

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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10. Boudin Organic Sourdough Stuffing

Price: $8.99

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.

Kevin's Turkey Gravy at Costco
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11. Kevin's Turkey Gravy

Price: $8.99

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

Kirkland Signature Roasted Turkey Breast
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12. Kirkland Signature Roasted Turkey Breast

Price: $4.79 per pound

If time, money, and oven space are concerns this Thanksgiving, skip the whole bird and go for this pre-cooked turkey breast. Heat 'em up, add a little seasoning, and you're in business.

Costco Pumpkin Spice Loaf

13. Pumpkin Spice Loaf

Estimated 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. 

Costco's Columbus Charcuterie Sampler
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14. Columbus Charcuterie Sampler

Estimated 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.

Martinellis Sparkling Cider

15. Martinelli's Sparkling Cider

Estimated 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.

Kirkland Signature Pecans Costco

16. Kirkland Signature Pecans

Estimated 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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17. Marie Callender's Organic Cornbread Mix

Estimated 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

18. Fresh Gourmet Crispy Onions

Estimated 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

19. Kirkland Signature Praline Pecans

Estimated 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.

Costco Pecan Pie
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20. Pecan Pie

Estimated 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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21. Husk Organic Cranberry Sauce

Estimated 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.

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

Estimated 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.