Embark on a culinary journey to elevate your Thanksgiving feast with the best and most delightful offerings. As the holiday season approaches, the quest for exceptional flavors and quality ingredients becomes paramount, and Costco stands as a haven for those seeking culinary excellence at an unbeatable value.
From savory turkeys to decadent desserts, this article unveils a curated selection of the Best Thanksgiving Food at Costco, ensuring your celebration is bountiful and effortlessly impressive. Join us as we navigate through the aisles of Costco, unearthing hidden gems and must-try seasonal delights that will make this Thanksgiving an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Best Thanksgiving Food at Costco 2023 — Appetizers
You want something light that is no fuss to have out when guests arrive, and a Costco veggie platter fits the bill. It even comes with a dip.
Costco shrimp cocktail is only suitable for two days, so buying these before Thanksgiving is best. It comes with cocktail sauce and lemons.
Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
This Costco dip is the perfect homage to the season; the cranberry’s sweetness is perfectly balanced with some slight heat. Serve with Ritz or Club Crackers.
Best Thanksgiving Food at Costco 2023 — Sauces
Kevin’s Gravy is an excellent alternative if you are deep-frying your turkey or don’t want to mess with making it from scratch. There are two pouches inside and we like to customize one with sauteed mushrooms.
Best Thanksgiving Food at Costco 2023 — Side Dishes
The warehouse has everything you need to make mashed potatoes from scratch: milk, five and 10-pound bags of potatoes, and butter. But, if you don’t feel like putting in the effort, buy Main Street’s Mashed Potatoes.
We tried every salad kit at Costco, and the Caesar Salad was one of our favorites. It’s a crowd-pleaser and so easy to put together.
These are currently on sale for $7.89 for 40 rolls. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen anywhere. They bake well in a toaster oven if you don’t have space in your regular range.
Named the Best Stuffing by Food and Wine, Costco carries Pepperidge Farms Herb Stuffing Mix.
Best Thanksgiving Food at Costco 2023 — Turkey
The warehouse sells five types of turkey. Whether you want pre-cooked, large or small, they’ve got you covered.
We review all turkey specifics in our Guide to Costco Turkey, including price, sizes, fresh or frozen, and more.
Best Thanksgiving Food at Costco 2023 — Desserts
Arguably one of the most popular holiday desserts, no Thanksgiving would be complete without a Costco pumpkin pie.
Another excellent option for the dessert table, apple pie is the ultimate crowd-pleaser.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Usher in the holiday season with unique winter flavors: Peppermint and chocolate are a winning combo.
Costco Thanksgiving Dinner For 2
Just because you have a smaller crowd doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a feast. Here are some great options for a Costco Thanksgiving Dinner for two.
There’s no need to make a whole bird for two people. Instead, try the Kirkland Signature Turkey Breast. It’s fully cooked, so there’s no prep involved; you just heat and eat. The packages are approximately three pounds, which is still a fair amount for a couple. But it freezes well. We like to cut it into thirds or quarters, place it in freezer bags, and store it for about 4-6 months.
Vicky’s Kitchen Roast Turkey Breast
If stuffed turkey is what you crave, try Vicky’s Roast Turkey Breast. Inside the meat is sausage cornbread stuffing, and the package includes a cranberry apple chutney glaze. It’s fully cooked, so a quick reheat in the microwave is all you need.
Main Street Bistro’s Mashed Potatoes come in two packages that will provide enough for leftovers. They aren’t as good as homemade, but work in a pinch. Make sure you stir them halfway as directed; it makes a difference!
For a quick vegetable side dish, try a salad kit. The Caesar Salad Kit is excellent here, and you can use leftover meat for a turkey Caesar Salad for lunches.
No Thanksgiving feast would be complete without a pumpkin pie. While Costco’s version is large, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy one. They freeze well—our Pumpkin Pie FAQ shares exactly how to freeze it.
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