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How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese

Kirkland Mac and Cheese, Sold Exclusively at Costco, is a cooked macaroni tossed with a creamy sauce and sprinkled with chopped cheddar cheese, and that’s pretty much mac & cheese. Costco’s mac and cheese is prepared and then frozen to preserve its quality.

Is Costco Mac and Cheese Good

With 2.5 pounds of cheesy delight for around $12, Costco Kirkland’s Mac and Cheese is a wonderful price and one of the richest and most decadent precooked mac & cheeses you can buy. Although the cooking time of 40-60 minutes is significantly longer than that of packaged mac & cheese, the end result is delicious.

How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese
How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese

Costco Mac and Cheese Ingredients

Costco Kirkland’s Mac and Cheese ingredients are cooked Enriched macaroni Pasta, Cheddar Cheese, Cream, Water, Milk, Romano Cheese, Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Parmesan Cheese, Yeast Extract, Corn Oil, Olive Oil, Cream Powder, Sugar, Natural Flavorings, Salt, Granulated Garlic, Cultured Dextrose, Garlic, and some Spices.

What Kind Of Cheese Is In Costco Mac And Cheese?

Costco Kirkland’s Mac and Cheese is made with a velvety alfredo sauce in addition to romano, parmesan, and shredded cheddar cheeses.

How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese
How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese

How Many Does Costco Mac and Cheese Serve?

You can serve four adults with one Costco mac and cheese package. If you pair it with other dishes such as salads, roasted vegetables, etc. it can serve 6 members as well.

How Long Do You Cook Costco Mac and Cheese

Costco mac & cheese should be baked at 400°F for 40-60 minutes, however, the precise cooking time varies on numerous aspects such as the oven’s performance, the state of the mac and cheese (cold or frozen), and so forth.

In general, I recommend cooking your mac and cheese until the temperature reaches between 160°F and 180°F. You should avoid cooking it under 350°F.

How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese In The Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  • Remove the plastic lid, and cover it with aluminum foil. 
  • Place on the baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 50- 60 min, or until the temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Bake it uncovered for 5 min if you want to top brown.
  • Serve and Enjoy

How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese In The Microwave

  1. Remove the plastic lid and uncover your Costco mac and cheese box. 
  2. Place it in the microwave and cook for about 15 min. 
  3. Check the temperature which should be between 160°F and 180°F. 
  4. If not, give it 3 min more and check Again.

Cooking Costco mac and cheese in the microwave takes between 17 and 20 minutes, though this is not an exact time. For best results, make sure the temperature is checked frequently.

How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese
How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese

How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese In The Air Fryer

The air fryer is another great way to heat Costco mac and cheese. Air fryers are great for cooking frozen or precooked food because they are fast, easy, and clean.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 ° F.
  • Wrap the mac and cheese in aluminum foil.
  • Cook for about 35 min.
  • Check the temperature here and give it more time if necessary.

Cooking Costco mac and cheese in the air fryer will take between 35 to 45 min. It is possible to brown the top of mac and cheese by cooking it uncovered for 5 minutes.

What To Serve With Costco Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese are one of the most famous dishes in the world. It goes well with a bunch of sides such as salads like tomato and cucumber salad, or roasted vegetables. Alternatively, you can serve this Costco mac and cheese with chicken wings and dipping sauces like mayo, ketchup, or yum-yum sauce.

Check out this list of delicious side dishes to serve with Kirkland mac and cheese:

How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese
How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese

How long is Costco mac and cheese good for in the fridge?

Once you buy Costco mac and cheese you can store it in the fridge and last For about 5 days. Freeze it if you want to store it for more than 5 days. Costco mac and cheese can last n the freezer for 2 months or more.

Also after baking Costco mac and cheese, you can cover it with plastic foil and store it in the fridge, and will last for 3 days. Just make sure to let it cool to room temperature before storing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can U Microwave Costco Mac And Cheese?

Yes, you can cook Costco mac and cheese in the microwave, just follow the steps carefully. Uncover your Costco mac and cheese and cook for 15 min, check the temperature and give it minutes more if needed.

Can You Freeze Kirkland Mac And Cheese?

Yes, you can freeze uncooked Costco mac and cheese, and will last for up to 2 months.

How Much Does Costco Mac And Cheese Cost?

You can find Kirkland Mac and cheese at Costco for about $12. Am not sure know how much is it but is not too high from this number.

How Long Is Costco Mac And Cheese Good For After The Sell-by Date?

If you didn’t cook it, Costco mac and cheese can last in the fridge for about 5 days. But if you want to keep it more I recommend you to freeze it, it can last for up to 2 months.

Does Costco Have Mac And Cheese?

Absolutely, one of the best locations to get pre-cooked mac and cheese is at Costco. Costco sells frozen and ready-to-eat mac and cheese in its stores.

Costco Mac and Cheese Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 153 g  

  • Calories 340  
  • Total Fat 22g
  • Saturated Fat 13g 
  • Trans Fat 0g 
  • Cholesterol 60mg 
  • Sodium 490mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 12g

How To Cook Costco Mac and Cheese

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 2 minutesCook time:1 hour Rest time: 3 minutesTotal time:1 hour 5 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:340 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Kirkland Mac and Cheese, Sold Exclusively at Costco, is a cooked macaroni tossed with a creamy sauce and sprinkled with chopped cheddar cheese, and that’s pretty much mac & cheese. Costco’s mac and cheese is prepared and then frozen to preserve its quality.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. 
  2. Remove the plastic lid, and cover it with aluminum foil. 
  3. Place on the baking sheet. 
  4. Bake for 50- 60 min, or until the temperature reaches 165°F.
  5. Bake it uncovered for 5 min if you want to top brown.
  6. Serve and Enjoy
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 153 g

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 490mg21%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Bob L

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

If you freeze it, can you cook it frozen when you're ready? Or should it defrost in the fridge before you cook it?

Mohamed Shili

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

Yeah, you can cook it from frozen in the oven, it should take 15 to 20 min at 350°F (this is not exactly the duration it may vary).

KW

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

Our Costco (Brookfield CT) did away with the foil bottom and now sells the mac and cheese in an all plastic container. You have to transfer it all into an oven safe container. I know its not much but it does take away from the convenenice of buying their mac and cheese - more cleanup.