So you went to Costco, bought some meatballs, and now what? There are just so many of them (160 to be exact)! If you don’t plan on hosting a party any time soon, you are stuck with A LOT of mini balls of meat. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with these recipes using Costco meatballs. Whether you want an appetizer, main dish, or even breakfast, it’s here.
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Are Costco Meatballs Good?
Yes! They have a great flavor that adapts well to almost any cuisine. They do have a high sodium content so when you add other ingredients, try to use lower sodium ones to complement. Also, they can be a little greasy but, you can cut down the oils by blotting any excess with paper towels after cooking.
How Much Are The Meatballs At Costco?
A six-pound bag costs $19.99 plus tax. Each has approximately 140 meatballs.
How Long Do You Cook Kirkland Frozen Meatballs?
Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 14-16 minutes.
Alternatively, you can cook 20-25 meatballs in the microwave on medium power for 4 minutes. Let stand for two minutes before serving.
You want the internal temperature to reach 165 degrees, and it’s important to note that cooking times may vary.
Appetizer Recipes Using Costco Meatballs
If you are looking for a simple, crowd-pleasing appetizer, look no further. Heat, place a toothpick in the top, and they are ready to go. You can serve a bowl of marinara sauce on the side for dipping or take the jar-cuterie approach and place them in individual bowls with the sauce on the bottom.
Grape Jelly Meatballs
It sounds like a unique combination, but there’s a reason that this appetizer has been around for years. It’s delicious and trendy. This recipe calls explicitly for Costco Meatballs. It’s worth noting that the meatballs and the chili sauce both have a fair amount of salt. If you are sensitive to sodium, you can make your chili sauce. It only takes a few minutes with this recipe. Be sure to use ketchup with NO SALT ADDED. Did I mention that the grape jelly meatballs are made in the crockpot?
Dinner Recipes Using Costco Meatballs
Meatballs don’t need to be the main component of a meal. Why not add them to your favorite pizza? Costco Meatballs add great flavor to this saucy staple, whether from scratch, frozen, or take-out. Heat them in the microwave, slice thinly and then place them on top of the pizza. You may need to add some extra mozzarella cheese to help them stick.
Topping for Italian Salad
No matter how large it is, sometimes salads can leave you unsatisfied. To combat this, add protein which will help you to feel full. “Beef up” your greens and add some cooked, chopped meatballs to an Italian-style salad. Swap the salami for meatballs in this recipe from Cozy Apron, which is a personal favorite. Be sure to blot after cooking to stop them from making your salad soggy.
Be the hero in your household and get dinner done in a flash. Cook the meatballs, mix with some marinara sauce (just a light coating). Place them inside a hoagie roll and then top with mozzarella. Put under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Boom! Dinner on the table in less time it takes to go to your local pizza place.
Meatball Cabbage Egg Noodles
Who says meatballs are only in Italian meals? There are varieties in a myriad of ethnic dishes. Taking a hint from Eastern Europe, try meatballs over eggs noodles. Melt two tablespoons of butter over medium heat and sautee one chopped onion until soft. Add thinly sliced cabbage and cook until soft. Serve over egg noodles and then top with cooked Costco Meatballs.
Taking a nod from heroes, why not try its cousin, the calzone?
Roll out some pizza dough and place meatballs, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese in the center. Place the sides of the dough over the toppings and bake. This article from The Kitchn gives step-by-step instructions. Serve with a green salad to round out the meal.
Meatballs Gravy, Rice
Three ingredients you may already have on hand are all that’s needed to have dinner on the table in a snap. Heat the meatballs and top with gravy. Any kind will do. Serve over rice, and there you have it! A simple, satisfying meal.
Called Keftedes in Greek, meatballs are typically served as part of a mezze platter. You could certainly add some meatballs to a Mediterranean charcuterie plate. Or, you could make them a whole Mediterranean-style meal. Create a platter with meatballs, pitas, chopped cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce. Everyone can create a meal they love!
Breakfast Recipes Using Costco Meatballs
Meatballs are not just regelated to dinner! Add chopped meatballs to an omelet with sundried tomatoes and spinach. This hearty meal is a great way to start the day.
Scrambled Eggs And Toast
Is an omelet too fussy for you? Then scramble some eggs and add chopped meatballs. Serve with your favorite hot sauce and toast for a filling breakfast that takes no time to prepare.
What Do You Think?
Are you going to try any of these recipes using Costco meatballs? Have you ever overbought from Costco? What item was it? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to hear.
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Happy Costco Shopping!