5 Heat-and-Eat Costco Appetizers That Always Fly Off the Holiday Table

Make Costco your official holiday caterer.

When it comes to hosting during the holidays, desserts typically take the spotlight. But, we'd argue that a good appetizer table has the power to steal the show.

However, sometimes that takes straying from the tried-and-true mozzarella sticks and pigs-in-a-blanket and going for something a little more elevated and unexpected. Something that will really wow.

Does that mean you have to cook? No, no—you have enough decorating, hosting, and entertaining responsibilities to worry about. Luckily, Costco's stash of frozen apps lets you put together a shining appetizer table in no time. All you have to do is turn the oven on.

From cheesy toasted pastries to crispy seafood bites, these frozen finger foods don't look like they came out of a box, but like you hired a caterer. So, before you start cooking for a holiday get-together, here are the heat-and-eat favorites to add to your Costco cart.

The 5 Best Heat-and-Eat Appetizers at Costco

Spanakopita Bites



Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these Spanakopita bites are like the traditional Greek dish but reinvented as a finger food. Just pop them in the oven and the handmade spinach and feta pastries will get as flakey and golden as if they were made fresh.

Mini Quiches



Quiche isn't just for breakfast—in this mini format, it makes the perfect holiday appetizer (that nobody would expect!). Sprinkle some fresh parsley on top and these hor d'oeuvres will instantly feel even fancier.

This 72-piece offering comes with two classic flavors, three cheese and Florentine. Trust me when I say, I've been to several parties where these quiche cups are on the table—they never last long.

Crab Cake Minis



Nothing elevates a dining experience like bringing seafood to the table.

These delicious, breaded bites are made with so much premium crab meat, they barely hold together as you grab them off the plate. Just flip them once in the oven as you bake, and they'll get the crispy golden crust that you love from a classic crab cake.

Puff Pastry Bites

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These puff pastry bites taste as crispy and flakey as if you'd picked them up from the bakery down the street (but for a fraction of the price!). This variety box offers 48 single-serve pastries with unique and delicious fillings from roasted red pepper with cheddar to caramelized onion with ricotta. With so many cheesy flavor options, we bet you won't have a single guest turn them down.

Brazi Bites Cheese Bread



Soft, cheesy, and perfectly-poppable, these Brazilian-inspired cheese bites won't last long around a crowd. After a quick oven bake, these puffs get a crisp outer layer and a fluffy, chewy center loaded with savory flavor. Bonus: they're certified gluten-free, so you don't have to worry about your gluten-free guests missing out on the party apps.

Read the original article on All Recipes.