25 Best Costco Appetizers To Try in 2024

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Costco is a one-stop shop for easy, filling family meals, and it’s also a great place to get the party started. We aren’t talking about drinks, although the warehouse club is good for that, too. We are talking about Costco appetizers, the precursor to the main event.

Whether you are throwing a sporting event watch party, hosting a fete with your closest friends for a night in, or hosting an all-out blowout, Costco makes it easy to get a few nibbles out quickly without missing the fun.

As with all of its products, Costco appetizers vary in availability from month to month and warehouse to warehouse, but that’s part of the fun. It’s never the same spread twice.

Here are 25 of the best Costco appetizers spotted in the warehouse, ranging from comfort food to seafood—and including lots of cheese.

Royal Asia Coconut Shrimp

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Nutrition (Per 4-oz. Serving):
Calories: 370
Fat: 25 g (Saturated Fat: 10 g)
Sodium: 600 mg
Carbs: 24 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 18 g)
Protein: 10 g

These coconut shrimp look and taste impressive, like an appetizer you’d get at a formal affair. At $14.99 a box, they’re also a great deal. You can make dinner out of them; they’re one of my family’s favorite frozen meals.

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La Paloma Beef Nacho Style Mini Empanadas

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Nutrition (4 pieces):
Calories: 260
Fat: 15 g (Saturated Fat: 4 g)
Sodium: 360 mg
Carbs: 23 g (Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g)
Protein: 8 g

If your gathering includes teenagers, you’ll want to grab two boxes of these beef nacho empanadas, the perfect finger food to get the party started. Bite-sized empanadas are filled with nacho cheese and beef with the right amount of spice. Grab a box for $11.69 in the warehouse.

Crab Rangoon

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Nutrition (6 pieces):
Calories: 330
Fat: 14 g (Saturated Fat: 6 g)
Sodium: 760 mg
Carbs: 42 g (Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 10 g)
Protein: 10 g

Crab rangoon isn’t only for takeout. It also makes a delightful appetizer that everyone will gobble up. This box of 24 for $12.99 is made with real snow crab and cream cheese and comes with Thai chili sauce for dipping.

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Rispo Mac and Cheese Bites

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Nutrition (3 pieces):
Calories: 240
Fat: 10 g (Saturated Fat: 4 g)
Sodium: 450 mg
Carbs: 30 g (Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 1 g)
Protein: 7 g

These portable macaroni and cheese bites will surely be a hit for kids or adults at any party. The box comes with 32 pieces for $12.99 at the warehouse. They’re easy to make in the air fryer for a crispy exterior and a gooey, cheesy interior.

Bibigo Mini Chicken Wontons

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Costco

Nutrition (4 pieces):
Calories: 50
Fat: 1 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 150 mg
Carbs: 8 g (Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g)
Protein: 3 g

There are always dumplings at Costco, and they are always a sure-fire hit. These Bibigo mini chicken and cilantro wontons are a staple, and at $9.99 for a 3-pound bag, you can’t go wrong.

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Don Lee Farms Crispy Mini Tacos Variety Pack

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Nutrition:
Shredded Chicken (2 pieces)
Calories: 180 cal
Fat: 9 g (Saturated Fat: 2.5 g)
Sodium: 340 mg
Carbs: 14 g (Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 2 g)
Protein: 9 g

Variety is a good idea for appetizers, and this mini taco box fits the bill. Three varieties of crunchy mini tacos—birria beef, shredded chicken, green chili carnitas—are $17.99 for 30 tacos at the warehouse.

Vegetable Platter with Ranch Dip

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Nutrition (Per Serving):
Calories: 50
Fat: 2 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 210 mg
Carbs: 8 g (Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 4 g)
Protein: 2 g

It doesn’t get simpler than a vegetable platter with ranch dip. No need to cut up any veggies or pour any dip—everything is done for you. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, mini bell peppers, and snap peas come with a container of ranch ready for dipping. It costs you $13.11 on Instacart or is a little cheaper in the warehouse.

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La Vie Gourmand Mediterranean Margherita Flatbread

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These Turkish flatbreads are a fun twist on a typical pizza appetizer. The boat-looking breads are made with a special pide dough filled with cheese and tomatoes. I tried it on a sample, and it was delicious. You’ll also get a lot of bang for your buck—a box of 10 costs $12.49 at Costco.

Motor City Pizza Co. 5 Cheese Bread

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Nutrition (Per Serving):
Calories: 160
Fat: 6 g (Saturated Fat: 3 g)
Sodium: 250 mg
Carbs: 19 g (Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g)
Protein: 6 g

These cheesy breadsticks from Motor City Pizza Co. are among the best Costco appetizers—who doesn’t love cheesy bread? The five-cheese bread is topped with mozzarella, parmesan, asiago, romano, and cheddar cheeses and a decadent parmesan cheese sauce. It bakes in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve with a side of marinara. A two-count box is $9.79 at the warehouse.

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Kirkland Signature Isigny French Brie

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Nutrition (Per Serving):
Calories: 100
Fat: 9 g (Saturated Fat: 7 g)
Sodium: 190 mg
Carbs: 0 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 5 g

Brie is a versatile appetizer and one of the best cheeses you can buy at Costco. Spread jam on it, and wrap it in puff pastry for baked brie, a warm appetizer everyone adores. Want to keep it simple? Add it to any cheese board. For $9.99 at the warehouse, you can’t go wrong.

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Dungeness Crab

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If you feel fancy, seasonal Dungeness crab makes a fun dinner party appetizer. Serve it on crackers or mini toasts, turn it into a dip or crab cakes, or crack open and serve as-is. The limited-time seafood is $8.99 per pound in the warehouse.

MamaMancini’s Jumbo Beef Meatballs

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Nutrition (Per 6-oz.Serving):
Calories: 240
Fat: 19 g (Saturated Fat: 10 g)
Sodium: 600 mg
Carbs: 5 g (Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 2 g)
Protein: 14 g

Who doesn’t love a good meatball? These MamaMancini’s meatballs are a hit, and some Redditors tout it as a great low-carb option. Slice ’em up or serve as-is for a great appetizer. A 48-ounce package is $12.99 at the warehouse.

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Savanna Orchards Country Club Nut Mix

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Nutrition (Per 1/4 cup Serving):
Calories: 170
Fat: 14 g (Saturated Fat: 2 g)
Sodium: 160 mg
Carbs: 9 g (Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 3 g)
Protein: 7 g

Appetizers don’t have to be complicated. Sometimes, a good nut mix is all you need to complement a few cocktails. This 36-ounce container is filled with honey-roasted peanuts, sesame sticks, cashews, almonds, and pistachios—the perfect salty start. The bag is $10.99 at the warehouse.

Foppen Salmon Skewers, Sweet Chili and Lime Flavored

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Nutrition (3 skewers):
Calories: 290
Fat: 16 g (Saturated Fat: 3.5 g)
Sodium: 400 mg
Carbs: 10 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 9 g)
Protein: 21 g

These new salmon skewers from the brand behind some of Costco’s smoked salmon make a great appetizer. Serve with a fruity salsa or as-is. They come in a 1.15-pound box for $17.89 and can be made in the oven, air fryer, grill, or pan.

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Social Kitchens Sweet and Spicy Shrimp

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Costco has no shortage of shrimp appetizers—coconut, panko, tempura, and sweet and spicy, which is the newest addition. This appetizer combines crispy shrimp with a tangy vinegar sauce with spicy pickled chiles. A perfect pick for the air fryer, a box runs you $15.89 at the warehouse.

Big T Crab Dip

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Nutrition (Per Serving):
Calories: 80
Fat: 8 g (Saturated Fat: 2 g)
Sodium: 150 mg
Carbs: 1 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 3 g

This crab dip comes and goes from Costco, but if you spot it, grab it for an easy appetizer. Best served cold, this dip made with 100 percent wild-caught crab can be served with crackers, slices of baguette, or whatever you desire. A 16-ounce container costs $9.99.

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BelGioioso Burrata

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Nutrition (Per 1-oz. Serving):
Calories: 70
Fat: 6 g (Saturated Fat: 4 g)
Sodium: 85 mg
Carbs: 0 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 5 g

This fan-favorite cheese, one of the best items to buy at Costco, makes a delicious appetizer. For something special, add a drizzle of balsamic and fresh tomatoes or even peaches in the summer. You can’t beat the price at Costco: $7.49 for a 16-ounce container in the warehouse.

Shrimp Cocktail

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Nutrition (Per 3-oz. Serving):
Calories: 80
Fat: 0 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 340 mg
Carbs: 5 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 4 g)
Protein: 14 g

Shrimp cocktail is a quintessential appetizer. Costco makes it easy to serve it to a crowd—no peeling or deveining necessary. For $8.99 a pound at the warehouse, you get the shrimp, lemons, and cocktail sauce. All you have to do is set it out on a platter.

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Kirkland Signature Burnt Ends

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Nutrition (Per 3-oz. Serving):
Calories: 270
Fat: 19 g (Saturated Fat: 7 g)
Sodium: 450 mg
Carbs: 6 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 5 g)
Protein: 19 g

Heat these bite-sized pieces of burnt ends for a great appetizer. Throw in toothpicks, add barbecue sauce, and you have an impressive app in minutes, all for $12.99 a pound.

Bistro 28 Pretzel Bites

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Nutrition (Per Serving):
Calories: 300
Fat: 13 g (Saturated Fat: 4 g)
Sodium: 1240 mg
Carbs: 38 g (Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 2 g)
Protein: 8 g

Soft pretzel bites are easy to pop in your mouth and are a great crowd-pleaser. With this purchase, you can have 50 pretzel bites ready in less than five minutes. The box comes with cheese and mustard sauces. A box costs $12.99 at the warehouse.

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Amylu Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Meatballs

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Nutrition (4 meatballs):
Calories: 150
Fat: 7 g (Saturated Fat: 2.5 g)
Sodium: 750 mg
Carbs: 7 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 4 g)
Protein: 14 g

These bite-sized meatballs are on the sweeter side, combining teriyaki and pineapple, although some people complain they are salty. Sixty meatballs come in each package, and each package costs $14.49 at the warehouse.

Papouis Halloumi Cheese

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Nutrition (Per 1-oz. Serving):
Calories: 90
Fat: 7 g (Saturated Fat: 5 g)
Sodium: 320 mg
Carbs: <1 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: <1 g)
Protein: 6 g

This delicious cheese from Cyprus is a mix of goat, cow, and sheep milk and is downright delicious. It’s sturdy and meant to be grilled, resulting in the perfect salty, melty bite. Drizzle with honey for the perfect summer party app. A box contains two 8.8-ounce packages and costs $6.99 at the warehouse.

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Taste of the South Smokehouse Beef Brisket Dip

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Nutrition (Per Serving):
Calories: 100
Fat: 10 g (Saturated Fat: 4.5 g)
Sodium: 95 mg
Carbs: 4 g (Fiber: 0 g, Sugar: 3 g)
Protein: 2 g

Although some Redditors claim that there are very few chunks of brisket in the dip, the smoky flavor is prominent. Consumers who like it suggested serving it with naan dippers or tortilla chips for something different. For $7.99 at the warehouse, this dip is worth a go.

Kirkland Signature Organic Roasted Pine Nut Hummus

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Nutrition (Per Serving):
Calories: 70
Fat: 6 g (Saturated Fat: 0.5 g)
Sodium: 110 mg
Carbs: 4 g (Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g)
Protein: 2 g

Hummus and pita are always classic, crowd-pleasing appetizers. The Kirkland Signature version features roasted pine nuts for added texture and flavor. A 34-ounce container is $6.55 on Instacart.

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Cuisine Adventures Mini Quiche

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Nutrition (4 pieces):
Calories: 250
Fat: 15 g (Saturated Fat: 6 g)
Sodium: 530 mg
Carbs: 22 g (Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 2 g)
Protein: 8 g

These mini-quiches are always a hit at parties, according to fans on Reddit. In the frozen section, you’ll find a variety with Florentine and three-cheese quiches. Pop them in the oven for the perfect two-bite app for any event. They’ll cost you $18.57 on Instacart.