25 Best Appetizers From Costco That Your Super Bowl 2020 Party Can't Live Without
For most people, Super Bowl Sunday is all about football. I, on the other hand, am willing to admit that I care very little about the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs, and am way more interested in what’s on the menu for this Super Bowl LIV. Typically, Super Bowl spreads are all about comfort food and finger food options, which is an outstanding combination in my book. But if you’re hosting a party, you’re looking at approximately four hours of non-stop snacking and eating from your guests. Luckily, there are tons of delicious Super Bowl appetizers at Costco that will help you feed a crowd without going totally broke.
If and when the zombie apocalypse happens, I'm going to do my best to get my family to Costco. I'm pretty sure we could live there for a few decades, because each store contains an absurd amount of food and everything comes in one size: enormous. Thankfully, the quality usually matches up with the quantity, and you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Add a few of these items to your shopping list on your next Costco run, and I'm very confident your Super Bowl party will be a smash.
Frozen meatballs are one of the most versatile party foods around, because there are approximately seven million different ways to prepare them. Grape jelly and BBQ sauce meatballs, Swedish meatballs, meatball subs.... the possibilities are pretty much endless. You'll have no trouble going through the whole six-pound, $17 bag.
If you don't quite trust the store's shrimp cocktail platter (and according to The Kitchn, you wouldn't be alone if so), but still have a craving for some seafood, hit up the frozen food section. These Panko-coated bites should hit the spot, and you got 40 to 50 pieces per $18 box.
3. Mini Crab Cakes
My family had some of these crab cake minis as part of our Christmas dinner spread, so I can tell you firsthand that they are absolutely addictive. A box of 36 costs $20, but I'd suggest getting two. They'll go that fast.
4. Chicken Potstickers
Potstickers are a good option to add a little variety to the typical football spread of pizza, wings, chips, and dip. These are stuffed with chicken and veggies, and a 4-pound bag is just $12.
5. Mozzarella Sticks
I'm always a little tempted to buy this enormous, $14 package of mozzarella sticks whenever I go to Costco. And then I remember that I'm the only person in my house who eats mozzarella sticks, and just because I could eat five pounds worth doesn't mean I should.
6. Beef Franks Wrapped In Puff Pastry
Beef franks wrapped in puff pastry sounds way classier than pigs in a blanket, right? But they're one and the same, and they're one of my all-time favorite appetizers. You'll get 100 for $19 with this big box.
7. Mesquite Wings
Costco chicken wings will run you about $6 a pound, and most packages had a little over three pounds worth of wings. The ones I perused were all mesquite flavor, but I've found that you can coat them in a bottle of your preferred wing sauce and the flavors will blend together nicely.
8. St. Louis Ribs
Costco's racks of ribs go for $8 a pound, and the packages I saw were two to three pounds each. If you're picking up some, you might want to hit up the paper towel aisle, too, because there's just no way to eat ribs without making a huge mess.
9. Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are the first thing I add to my order when I get takeout, but I'm wondering if these Costco ones could cut my monthly Seamless bill way down. I very much appreciate that the $9 package comes with packets of plum sauce, because spring rolls just aren't complete without it.
Costco's roasted chicken and Swiss cheese pinwheel sandwiches are amazing for feeding a crowd. You get 48 slices for $33. That's said to serve 20 to 24 people, making it a pretty great deal and you literally don't have to lift a finger to put them together.
11. Meat And Cheese Rollups
These yummy rolls up are my go-to party food and look super fancy spread out on a cheeseboard. For $15 you get about three dozen rolls, which are about two-thirds prosciutto and cheese and one-third sopressata and cheese. I am very confident that if you put some out, they'll be gone before you know it.
12. Pull Apart Cheesy Bread
Listen, no one needs to know that you didn't lovingly slice up this loaf of broad and stuff it with cheese yourself. You can totally tell your guests you found the recipe on Pinterest instead of the box at Costco. It'll be our little $9 secret.
Pierogis are a great option if you've got kids to feed on Super Bowl Sunday. They're yummy, cheesy, easy to eat with your hands, and not super messy. And in my experience, even picky eaters will chow down on 'em. This pack will give you about three dozen for $10. You can serve bowls of caramelized onion, apple sauce, and sour cream on the site.
14. Spinach And Artichoke Dip
I'd like to meet the inventor of spinach artichoke dip and shake their hand. This delicious stuff belongs on every appetizer table everywhere as far as I'm concerned. The tub is just under two pounds and goes for $9.
You'd be surprised how fast two pounds of hummus will go, and two pounds of anything for just $6 is kind of ridiculous. If you're trying to keep your party budget under control, this should definitely be at the top of your list.
16. Six Layer Dip
This six layer dip is majorly addictive. Every time I've had it, it's been impossible to stop eating. I can't identity more than five layers to be honest, but every single one of them is 100 percent delicious. The nearly three pound tub seems to just go on forever, so at $9 it's a steal.
17. Naan Dippers
I love the idea of laying out these little Naan Dippers along side your salsa, hummus, and/or dips as an alternative to chips (which just fall apart anyway). This tub costs just $5.
18. Kirkland Super Extra Large Peanuts
Peanuts can be a perfect pre-game app. You can come up with creative ways to serve these supersized Virginia variety peanuts — or simply put them in a bowl and let your guests munch away. For $7, you can purchase a 40 oz. container of these extra crunchy, roasted and salted little legumes.
19. Santa Barbara Mango Peach Salsa
Up your chips and dip game with this mango peach salsa ($6). Not only is it fat and gluten-free, but it’s also super chunky, which means you can scoop and dip to your heart’s content.
20. Good Foods Plant Based Queso Dip
If you’re looking for a creamy queso dip for your chips, this one from Good Foods ($8) is a great choice. It’s dairy-free (it’s made from plants), and doesn’t have any artificial, well, anything. A one and a half pound tub will cost you around $8.
21. Kirkland Organic Tortilla Chips
Can you really call it a Super Bowl party if there aren’t chips and dips? Probably not. These restaurant style tortilla chips ($5) are organic and contain a blend of real ground white and yellow corn. Plus, they come in a big ‘ol bag, so you won’t have to worry about running out.
22. Tropical Fields Green Onion Crackers
Your Super Bowl spread of meats and cheeses might be missing crackers. This particular flavor is savory and made with real green onion. A package with nine sleeves of crispy crackers costs $6.
23. Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips
Move over, chicken nuggets. These crispy chicken strips from Tyson can be served solo, as part of a sandwich, or even chopped up as the start of a Super Bowl salad. A 3-pound bag costs $9, and you’ll only have to heat and serve.
24. Tyson Boneless Chicken Wyngz
There’s probably no food more synonymous with the Super Bowl than wings. But if you want to spend more time watching the game (and less time cooking), just heat up these frozen wings, which are essentially chicken nuggets that are breaded and coated in a tangy buffalo-style sauce.
25. Kirkland Super Premium Vanilla Ice Cream
Get your scooping arm ready, because there’s a lot of ice cream in this Kirkland container — four quarts to be precise. The dreamy dessert ($13) can be used to top warm brownies, or become the base to a beautiful Super Bowl Sundae. Is ice cream technically an appetizer? If you're an "eat dessert first" kind of person, yes it is.
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