What to Serve with Costco Stuffed Peppers? [8 Fantastic Options]

What to Serve With Costco Stuffed Peppers
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Even though Costco stuffed peppers aren’t the most decadent dish you’ll ever have, they are an excellent wholesome family lunch. They include all food groups, they are delicious, and you just need to pop them in the oven, and you’re done. Wonderfully simple!

But if you ask me, the whole point in making them is how you combine them because even though they are good as they are, it is a shame to miss out on what they can become. So, what to serve with Costco stuffed peppers?

Goat Cheese Salad 

Opening the list with my favorite side for this tasty meal. Goat cheese salad is a meal in itself, but it is also a delicious and versatile side. The particular flavor and aroma of the goat cheese give the salad a very characteristic taste that perfectly complements the taste of your Costco dish.

Another reason why you absolutely must try this combination is the texture contrast. The soft peppers and the grainy texture of the rice and ground beef could really use some crunch. The salad is very easy to make, and you’ll need less than five minutes to put everything together. 

I make it with lettuce, scallions, and radishes — I chop them up, mix them in a bowl and crumble goat cheese on top. Finally, I add a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper, and I’m done. Still, you can add anything you want: nuts, seeds, and even fruits like strawberries or blueberries.


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Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is an excellent companion to Costco stuffed peppers and a great solution for lazy days. If you want, you can make it yourself, and if you don’t feel like baking, you can easily turn your regular store-bought bread into this garlic-flavored delicacy. 

I like to mix melted butter and garlic powder and spread it on a slice of bread. I then pop it in the oven and bake for a few minutes to make it taste as though I’ve freshly made it. 

The crunch of the garlic bread creates a delightful texture contrast with the soft and grainy stuffed peppers. It also infuses the dish with an extra layer of flavor and pungency, adding complexity and substance to the meal. 

Roasted Vegetables 

Roasted veggies are a classic among side dishes, and I just can’t go without mentioning them here. When paired with this type of dish, they add vibrancy and liveliness, as well as a variety of textures and flavors. 

I usually roast potatoes, carrots, zucchini, eggplants, and onions, but you can add whatever you like. Just remember to season them lightly; only salt and pepper will do. The roasted veggies have a lot of flavors, and when you season them more heavily, especially when you plan on combining them with another dish, it could be overwhelming. 

You can also make a simple green salad to add some crunch, and your lunch is done!

Cream of Mushroom Soup

You have probably made cream of mushroom soup, so you know that there’s no fuss at all. If you like the earthy and natural flavor of mushrooms, then you must give this idea a chance. It is among my favorites because it is very easy and it doesn’t take up much time or effort.

You can add croutons to your soup for extra texture and substance. Paired with your ready-made peppers, this soup will add flavor to your dish and even give it a different aspect. It will draw out the stuffed peppers’ natural flavors, making your dish much more flavorful.

Mashed Potatoes 

Mashed potatoes and these peppers make an excellent pair! The creaminess of the mashed potatoes makes the dish richer and more substantial. The mellow flavor will do a great job balancing the flavors already included in the dish giving you a delicious meal. 


goat cheese salad cream of mushroom soup and coleslaw go great with stuffed peppers

The edgy, umami flavor of coleslaw adds vibrancy to any dish, and the stuffed peppers could use some sharpening up. The combination of savory and sour notes in the coleslaw will refresh and work up quite an appetite. 

The contrast of textures with the crunchiness of the coleslaw and the grainy softness of the peppers will surprise your palate, making the overall meal more exciting, not to mention flavorful. 

I am crazy for umami flavors, so I also like to throw in a few olives, but I understand how that may be a little too much. Still, if you want to experiment, try this idea; you may really like it. 

Sauteed Broccoli  

Sauteed broccoli is another delicious side. They are slightly crunchy, a little grainy, somewhat soft, and a whole lot tasty. Still, if you aren’t a broccoli fan, you won’t magically start loving them, so you might want to skip this idea if broccoli isn’t your thing. 

If, on the other hand, you love them as much as I do, then you absolutely must give this idea a try. Just throw the broccoli in hot oil with onions inside and let them sizzle for a few minutes until they soften up. I season them with salt and pepper, and I have my side dish ready in a few minutes. 

Cucumber Strips 

This is probably the simplest idea on this list, but you shouldn’t underestimate it because of its simplicity. All you have to do is slice up a few cucumbers into thin strips and place them on a plate. Drizzle some oil and vinegar on them, sprinkle salt and pepper, and throw in a little minced parsley. 

Let the cucumber stripes marinate for a few minutes in the mixture, and your salad/side is done. The sour cucumbers will definitely add flavor and zing to your Costco stuffed peppers without overwhelming your palate. They will also make your meal more refreshing and certainly more exciting.