Despite the opportunity Costco missed by rolling these loaded mashed potatoes out a month before they could be truly appreciated, many fans took to the comments of @costcohotfinds’ Instagram post to describe their ideal pairing with the deluxe spuds. One commenter offered, “This with a rotisserie chicken! Sooo easy and yummy,” while another stated, “I can already taste them with steak and broccoli or [green beans].” The original poster even jokes at the end of the video that the potatoes are large and loaded enough to qualify as a full meal on their own, if you choose to treat them as such.
Many users expressed hope that the massive side dish will remain available through the Thanksgiving holiday, though Costco is known to rotate stock on a fairly rapid basis. Regardless, the dish can still serve as basic inspiration for a home-cooked loaded mashed potato recipe. Additionally, making the potatoes at home for your next Thanksgiving get-together will allow you to customize certain elements of your meal, tailoring the final product to the specific needs and tastes of you and your esteemed guests.