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15 Best Appetizers at Costco You Can Serve Tonight

The deli has way more than just rotisserie chicken.

From the rotisserie chickens to the fresh cookies and cakes, Costco has everything you need for a delicious meal from start to finish. And whether you're looking for fresh ingredients to start on a new healthy dinner recipe or you need some time-saving premade products, Costco has you covered.

We've rounded up some of the best appetizers you can buy at Costco, from sliced mozzarella to frozen spring rolls. And for more Costco shopping ideas, don't miss these 15 Costco Foods That Make Meal Prep Easy.


Shrimp Cocktail

shrimp cocktail from costco

If you're only buying produce and packaged goods from the warehouse, you're missing out. The deli section has delicious appetizer and side dish options, like this ready-to-eat shrimp cocktail. Just open the clamshell and serve! At $9.99 a pound, you can't go wrong with this Costco appetizer.

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BelGioioso Sliced Mozzarella

package of belgioioso sliced mozzarella

Fresh mozzarella and tomatoes are one of the easiest appetizers out there. This pre-sliced mozzarella is perfect for serving with our Caprese Tomato Towers.


Aidell's Teriyaki & Pineapple Chicken Meatballs

aidells teriyaki pineapple chicken meatballs package
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Sure, you could serve traditional meatballs as an appetizer. But these pineapple-flavored chicken meatballs are way more fun.

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Roasted Chicken & Swiss Rollers

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You can find these mini sandwiches in the deli section at Costco. They're the perfect appetizer to serve at family get-togethers.


Caesar Salad

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As a meal, the Caesar salad from Costco can be heavy and high in fat. But if you serve it as an appetizer and share it with your family, it can be a great way to add some greens to your meal. Just don't use the entire dressing cup.

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Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Bites

don lee farms organic veggie bites

Think of these as a veggie-packed alternative to tater tots. Made with carrots, onion, sweet potato, kale, and more, these bites are a fun appetizer for kids of all ages.


Kevin's Natural Foods General Tso's Cauliflower

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This cauliflower dish is paleo and keto-friendly, making it the perfect appetizer for diners with food restrictions. Plus, who doesn't love the taste of General Tso's sauce?

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Bibigo Tempura Orange Chicken

If your household is made up of carnivores, serve this frozen chicken as an appetizer alongside that General Tso's cauliflower. It's the best of both worlds!


Cuisine Adventures Spanakopita

box of frozen cuisine adventures spanakopita

Add a bit of Mediterranean flair to your dinner spread with these spinach and cheese hand pies. They're the perfect pairing for these 15 Quick and Easy Kebab Recipes.


Royal Asia Vegetable Spring Rolls

box of frozen vegetable spring rolls

If you're serving orange chicken, you might as well add these spring rolls to the mix, too. They even come with a soy-ginger sauce for dipping.


Kirkland Signature Panko Breaded Shrimp

box of frozen kirkland signature panko breaded shrimp from costco

These frozen shrimp pieces are the easiest way to add some fun to your dinner table. Don't forget the dipping sauces!


Bagel Bites

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If you have young children at home or are just feeling nostalgic, you can buy Bagel Bites at Costco. Although, we do recommend that the rest of your meal be a bit more balanced.


Rojo's Black Bean and Cotija Cheese Six-Layer Dip

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Looking for chips and dip? Costco has plenty of delicious options, including this stacked six-layer dip. It's perfect for veggie crudities or for Tostitos.


Taylor Farms Vegetable Tray with Ranch Dip

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Don't have time to chop up a bunch of vegetables? Add some fresh produce to your dinner table with this ready-to-serve veggie tray.


Petite Cuisine Mozzarella Sticks

box of frozen petite cuisine mozzarella sticks

Sometimes, you just want nostalgic comfort food. And for those days, Costco is waiting in the wings with frozen appetizers like these mozzarella sticks. Yum.

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Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more about Meghan