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7 Surprising Foods You Didn't Know You Could Get at Costco's Deli

Yes, the rotisserie chicken is a favorite, but these are just as good of a deal and require no cooking!

Costco is a great place to buy a ton of fresh ingredients like meat and produce for a good price when you're cooking up lots of food. But sometimes, you just want an appetizer or side dish that's ready-to-go without any prep work on your part. It may come as no surprise, but Costco has a solution for that, too!

The warehouse chain's deli isn't like the deli counter at your regular local grocery store, though, that has freshly sliced meats and cheeses. Instead, it's where you can find everything from shrimp cocktail to fresh chicken salad, in addition to the famous rotisserie chicken. Whether you're looking for a protein or a side dish, the Costco deli has you covered.

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Beef Bulgogi


Costco beef bulgogi
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No need to pull up a recipe for this Korean dish on the internet—you can get a premade beef bulgogi platter at Costco. Just heat it in a skillet, and you'll be good to go!

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Shrimp Cocktail

Costco shrimp cocktail

Have a happy hour right at home with Costco's ready-to-serve shrimp cocktail. Of course, the warehouse is generous with the sauce—just dip and eat!

Chicken Salad

Costco chicken salad
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Costco is famous for its $4.99 rotisserie chickens. They're great for making recipes like buffalo chicken dip or burritos. But if getting all the ingredients and whipping up chicken salad isn't on your agenda, you can also buy a premade version, made with that signature rotisserie chicken, right at the Costco deli.

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Shrimp Salad

Costco shrimp salad
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Not into shrimp cocktail? Serve this chilled shrimp salad as an appetizer instead. It's ready to eat, no cooking necessary!

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Chicken Wings

breaded and fried chicken wings with parsley garnish

If you don't want the whole bird, you can buy a platter of fully cooked chicken wings at the Costco deli, instead. Yum!

Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Costco meatloaf
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Think of the Costco deli as a go-to for soul-warming food, and think of this as a ready-made version of the classic comfort food dinner. This platter will serve multiple people, and all you have to do is heat it up.

Mac and Cheese

Costco mac and cheese
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Need an easy side dish to go with that rotisserie chicken? Try this mac and cheese from the Costco deli. All it needs is 40 to 60 minutes in the oven, no assembly required.

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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