If you know me, then you know I love Costco! Not only is it my “go-to” for the large amounts of food I cook during small group season, but it is also where I buy some grocery product “faves” at a considerable discount.
Below are some of my go-to Costco products and how I use them. I also share how to freeze and store some of my favorite items for later.
My Favorite Costco Products You Can Check Out
Rosemary Parmesan Bread
This rosemary parmesan bread is my favorite bread of all time. It is baked fresh daily, and you get two large loaves in one package. I’ve served this for myriad parties and have found that two loaves, thinly sliced, easily serve 18 adults. The loaves also freeze beautifully when placed in Ziploc freezer bags. One loaf will usually fit into a one-gallon bag; two loaves will fit easily in a two-gallon Ziploc. If sealed properly, the bread can be frozen for up to 4 weeks. I love serving this bread with anything~especially Italian pasta dishes, such as Spaghetti, Baked Ziti, and Cauliflower Chicken Alfredo.
These individually wrapped Belgian waffles are insanely delicious and convenient! They have a sweet sugary coating that makes them delicious eaten straight from the wrapper! They make a perfect grab-and-go breakfast straight from the box and spread with nut butter. I’ve used these in lovely “bridesmaids’ brunch boxes” with Greek yogurt cups, fruit, cubed cheese, and miniature jars of jam and honey. I’ve also used them on a “waffle board” with assorted toppings. I also love to pick up our favorite drive-through chicken fingers to make the BEST chicken and waffles!!
Flame-grilled Angus burgers
These fully-cooked Angus burgers are super flavorful and so easy to prepare. You can find them in the freezer section near the frozen meats and fish. They have a wonderful flame-grilled flavor; they literally taste like burgers cooked on the grill. To prepare them for a weeknight meal, I place them in a skillet with a few tablespoons of water. I cover them with a lid to “steam” through until thawed. Then I remove the cover, add Worcestershire sauce, and heat them~turning until they get golden brown on both sides. I usually serve them plain, but they are great topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions. These are super tasty when paired with my white cheddar mac and cheese recipe linked here!
Flat-cut Beef Brisket
You can find flat-cut beef brisket in the fresh meat department. I almost always leave Costco with a flat-cut brisket even when I don’t need it immediately because they have larger briskets (4 pounds and more) at great prices. I have made Zane’s mom’s beef brisket recipe that is “smoked” in the oven. I usually freeze the brisket in the marinade and thaw and bake per the recipe. Once done, I chop it and serve with BBQ sauce for a DELICIOUS entree. Everyone loves this brisket!!!
Aidells Chicken Meatballs
Chicken meatballs are a great item to have on hand for a quick and easy dinner. You can find these Aidells chicken meatballs in the refrigerated meat section of Costco. One of our favorite ways to feed a crowd is to use these meatballs to make my delicious Teriyaki Meatball bowls. This is a “small group” favorite and can easily be made ahead and kept warm for hours in a slow cooker.
Kirkland Stuffed Peppers
These tasty peppers are found in the prepared foods refrigerated case at Costco. They are fully assembled but not cooked. To prepare these, I sprinkle them with Everything But the Bagel seasoning and add some extra sharp cheddar cheese on top. I bake them covered for the first 45 minutes and then uncover them until the internal temperature is at least 165°F. I like to cook them until the tops get brown and the cheese is melted. I always let them sit for at least 20 minutes before serving. These are great with my Greek chopped salad and cheesy cauliflower mash.
I use Rao’s Marinara ALL the time and love buying it in bulk so it is always on hand. It works well with a variety of my recipes including these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs and these quick and easy Italian Meatballs. I also love the Rao’s Alfredo sauce, which I use with my cauliflower chicken alfredo recipe.
President’s feta comes both crumbled in a large container or in packages of two large squares packed in brine. I use feta for salads almost every day! This Jennifer Anniston bulgur salad requires feta and is a healthy dish to add to your meal rotation! For any party or gathering, this whipped feta that tastes like Taziki’s is ALWAYS a hit!
Kirkland Shredded Parmesan
This shredded parmesan goes so well on top of pasta and salads. I love adding it to my quick and easy Italian meatballs, this delicious and satisfying wedge salad, and my favorite North Italia copycat Tuscan Kale Salad. The options are endless when it comes to shredded parmesan!
Chosen Avocado Oil Spray
I use avocado oil and love this spray version. Chosen Foods brand has the best avocado oil spray that I’ve found. It is 100% pure avocado oil, expeller pressed, and naturally refined. The spray makes it easy to completely coat fish, vegetables, or other food before baking, roasting, grilling, or sauteing.
Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers
These crackers are absolutely delicious, and they cost a pretty penny as far as crackers are concerned. I always snag the double box when I see them at Costco. My favorite way to enjoy the almond flour crackers with sea salt is with my Zesty Tuna Salad, Curried Chicken Salad, or with my Alabama-style Redneck Charcuterie.
Amylu Chicken Sausages
I love Amylu foods products, as they are nitrite/nitrate free, gluten-free, and all-natural. If you love sausages as much as I do, these are a must-try! Costco has several versions of Amylu, but my hands down favorite is the andouille. I use it to make my Cajun Sausage recipe that my family adores. I also grabbed a box of caramelized onion and cheddar chicken burgers on my last trip, and I’ll let you all know the ways I use them.
Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites
I love this “fairly new” product that I saw on my last trip to Costco, as I love these egg bites at Starbucks! Zane and I have already tried these, and we both give them a 10/10! These are a must-have for your next Costco trip if you are a fan of these egg bites at Starbucks. They tasted EXACTLY the same!
Watch me unpack my fave Costco products!
I recorded a reel for Instagram that show me “unboxing” my favorite Costco products. They might inspire you for your next Costco trip!
What are YOUR Costco faves (and fails)?
I would love to hear from you if you have a Costco fave or fail (a product that didn’t measure up). If you’ll leave them in the comments below, we can all learn from each other! I still think we need an “app” that rates Costco products. Until then, word of mouth is best!
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