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9 Best Costco Frozen Foods You Need to Try- No Thawing and Kid Friendly

Looking for the best frozen foods at Costco? I’m going to share with you my top picks for frozen foods that are perfect for quick meals and snacks. I’m a big fan of spontaneity, so I always look for foods that don’t require overnight thawing and defrosting. All the frozen food on this list are ready to go straight from the freezer. They’re also kid-friendly and safe for my son, who has a nut allergy (it’s always a good idea to double-check the label, just in case). Here are my top picks for the best Costco frozen foods.

Best Costco Frozen Foods

1. Ling Ling Potstickers

I always keep a bag of Ling-Ling Potstickers in my freezer, as they are my kids’ absolute favorites. They come in handy for those impromptu meals. I usually panfry them on a non-stick pan straight out of the freezer, and in just ten minutes, dinner is ready! No defrosting is required. 

Costco Ling Ling Potstickers

The potstickers come with a delicious dipping sauce. To make a complete meal, I often serve them with Ajinomoto Yakisoba (which you can find in the next item on this list).

Best Costco Frozen Food

2. Ajinomoto Yakisoba

I always have a box of Ajinomoto Yakisoba in my freezer. They are a quick and tasty meal solution that requires minimal preparation. Simply pop them in the microwave for 5 minutes and voila! 

What I appreciate most about these vegetable Yakisoba is that they don’t require any defrosting, making them perfect for those last-minute meals. To add some protein to the dish, I like to serve them with Ling Ling Potstickers. It’s the perfect combination.

Costco Ajinomoto Yakisoba

3. Just Bare Chicken Tenders

I always grab a bag of Just Bare Chicken Tenders whenever I visit Costco. They are so good that they’re borderline addictive! My kids can’t get enough of their Chick-fil-A-like taste. What’s more, they’re a quick and easy meal option when you’re short on time. I usually pop them in the air fryer for just eight minutes, and voila! Dinner is served.

Costco Just Bare Chicken

4. Kirkland Panko Shrimp

I love these Kirkland Panko Shrimp! Preparing it is so easy – I simply air fry it, no need to defrost it. It’s perfect as an appetizer when we have guests over and also makes for a great protein accompaniment with white rice. My kids are huge fans of it as well!

Costco Kirkland Panko Shrimp

5. Morey’s Wild Alaskan Salmon

I always have a box of Morey’s Wild Alaskan Salmon in my freezer. They’re my go-to when I want a quick and more substantial protein that’s not chicken nuggets. What’s great is that they come pre-marinated, so it’s so tasty. 

Costco Morey's Salmon

Preparing it is easy, too. Simply bake it in the oven, and you’re good to go. The best part is that you can cook it frozen if you are short on time. But it is recommended to thaw it for better results. But don’t worry—thawing is easy. Simply place the pouch in a bowl of water, and it should be defrosted in about 25 minutes.

Best Costco Frozen Food

6. Petite Cuisine Mozzarella Sticks

My kids love these Petite Cuisine mozzarella sticks. They can be cooked from frozen (no thawing), I just pop them in the air fryer for 8 minutes, and they’re ready to go! These mozzarella sticks are their go-to after-school snack, and they can’t get enough of them.

Costco Petite Cuisine Mozzarella Sticks

7. Dino Buddies Chicken Nuggets

My family is a big fan of chicken nuggets, and we always stock up on our favorite go-to nuggets: Dino Buddies. The thing we love about them is their fun dino shape. 

Preparing them is easy—I just pop them in the air fryer and done! Perfectly cooked and crispy nuggets in no time.

Costco Dino Buddies Nuggets

8. Bibigo Mini Wontons

I can’t get enough of these Bibigo Mini-Wontons; they’re absolutely addictive! I usually pan-fry them, but if I’m lazy, I air-fry them. They go really well with noodles, and I enjoy serving them up with some frozen yakisoba. And for those of you who aren’t fans of cilantro (like me), don’t worry! It doesn’t taste like cilantro at all!

Costco Bibigo Mini-Wontons

9. Organic Broccoli Florets

These broccoli florets are my go-to frozen vegetable. The packaging comes with four smaller inner bags, which is perfect for keeping the broccoli fresh and allows me to store them individually if I am running short of freezer space. 

I usually roast these frozen broccoli florets in the oven on a sheet pan, and drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper. The result is a delicious roasted broccoli dish that doesn’t even require defrosting!

More Go-to Frozen Foods

I’d like to share with you two more frozen food items that are always on my Costco shopping list. These are the go-to items that my family and I love. I recommend giving them a try! 

Organic Mixed Fruits

I always keep a bag of these frozen organic mixed fruits in my freezer. The pack is the perfect blend of fruits- peaches, mangoes, pineapples and strawberries. I put them in a blender and voila, the smoothie is ready! It is the perfect drink for my kids and they love it. The best part is that it is organic!

Costco Organic Mixed Fruits


We love these GoodPop Cherry Lemonade popsicles. Unfortunately, they’re only available during the Spring and summer months, so I always make sure to stock up whenever I see them. They come in a patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme, making them perfect for summer. 

Costco GoodPop Cherry Lemonade

My kids can’t get enough of them, and I’m happy that they’re not loaded with sugar. As a parent with a child who has a nut allergy, I’m grateful to have a dessert option that’s safe for him to enjoy!

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