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Costco Seasoned Rack of Pork with Cooking Instructions

Rack of Pork at Costco

We host almost every holiday, and love hosting in our home…but it’s a lot of work. Sometimes I need to use shortcuts and another easy ready-to-roast holiday meal option from the Costco Deli we recommend to consider is the Kirkland Signature Seasoned Rack of Pork at Costco. The Costco pre-seasoned rack of pork ribs is a crowd pleaser with adults and kids alike, and on the affordable side for such a popular, easy and flavorful main dish. We think it is a great easy meal main dish shortcut for a busy host, holiday party, Easter dinner or Christmas dinner. Plus, it’s actually affordable enough to make it for no-occasion! In case you lost your cooking directions or just prefer to use a larger recipe card (that print is REALLY tiny, isn’t it? lol) we’ve also got the cooking instructions for you here to roast your rack of pork from Costco!

We recommend you toggle “hands free mode” on the recipe card below (when using on a desktop/laptop) to keep your computer from sleeping while you’re using them. The cooking directions for the Costco Rack of Pork are also printable if that’s easier 🙂

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Costco Rack of Pork Instructions
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ProTip: Calculate out this rack of pork’s cooking time (based on the size of your actual piece the day before you need to roast it so you can be sure to set a plan how/when to cook any side dishes. The main thing about roasting this Costco rack of pork is to check for an internal temperature reading of 145 degrees fahrenheit. We recommend using an in-oven meat thermometer to avoid having to check it repeatedly – it’s more accurate and much easier, especially when preparing a large family holiday meal!

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Costco Rack of Pork Tips

If you’re planning ahead to serve the Seasoned Rack of Pork from Costco, here are some tips for you:

  • set aside 1.5 to 2 hours of cooking time, plus 15 minutes to rest. See detailed cooking instructions below.
  • plan to purchase the rack of pork 5 days or less ahead of the date you need it.
  • purchase about 1 pound per person, including the weight of the bone, for about ½-¾ pound of meat per guest. If you’re expecting big eaters or want to have leftovers, you may need to buy more.

ProTip: These are made in-house locally in each Costco Deli. As such, they can vary a bit – we’ve heard a number of questions about the onions stuffed inside the rack of pork. If you don’t know there are onions inside, you might wonder if they’re fat or plastic packaging – but don’t worry, they are tiny diced onions! If you don’t love them, you can scootch them off to the side – but overwhelmingly, Costco members like the onions!

Nutrition Facts in Costco Seasoned Rack of Pork

The Costco Seasoned Rack of Pork nutrient values below are based on a serving size of 4 ounces (114 grams):

  • Serving Size: 4 ounces (114 g)
  • Calories: 160
  • Total Fat: 4.54 g (6% DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g (13% DV)
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg (7% DV)
  • Sodium: 1140 mg (50% DV)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 9 g (3% DV)
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g (4% DV)
    • Total Sugars: 2 g
      • Added Sugars: 2 g
  • Protein: 21 g
  • Calcium: 45 mg (4% DV)
  • Iron: 1 mg (6% DV)
  • Potassium: 95 mg (2% DV)

(DV = Daily Value)

Costco Price and Item Number

Kirkland Signature USDA Choice Seasoned Seasoned Rack of Pork sold for Christmas 2023 is Costco Item Number 43097 and costs $4.49 per pound.

That’s $0.50/lb more than it cost last year for Christmas. Not too bad considering Costco has managed to keep a very large number of holiday items the same price as last year – not everything can stay the same I suppose 🙂

Most packages range from 5 to 7 lbs, so plan on spending between $24 and $30 depending on the size of the rib rack you choose. You’ll find the prepared Seasoned Rack of Pork in the Costco deli, near the meat and prepared food aisles. It comes in an aluminum pan, and you can bake it right in the pan it comes in (just remove the plastic wrap of course).

ProTip: You do not need to pre-order the seasoned pork rib rack from Costco – these are all pre-packaged in the open refrigerator cases in-store. You can just grab one!

Seasonal Availability

The pre-seasoned Costco rack of pork is only available during the holidays, it generally hits stores a week or two before Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. This rack of pork is the same, it’s just had a different item number at Christmas than Easter.

Costco Seasoned Rack of Pork Cooking Directions

Historical Pricing Notes:

In April 2023, the Kirkland Signature Seasoned Rack of Pork sold at Easter cost $3.99 per pound and was Costco Item #28150.

In December 2022, the Kirkland Signature USDA Choice Seasoned Seasoned Rack of Pork sold at Christmas was Costco Item Number 43097 and costs $3.99 per pound.

Quick and Easy Meal Idea: Serve the Costco rack of pork with Mac & Cheese and a Costco Cheesecake or Tuxedo Cake for dessert!

Costco Seasoned Rack of Pork Cooking Directions

Costco Seasoned Rack of Pork Recipe Cooking Instructions
Yield: 6

Costco Seasoned Rack of Pork Cooking Instructions

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 1 minute

The ready-to-roast Kirkland Signature rack of pork is pre-seasoned and makes an easy and delicious holiday meal option from Costco. Plan on about 1.5-2 hours of cooking time for the Costco seasoned rack of pork, and as always we recommend calculating the cook time in advance so you can ensure your meal is ready when you need it!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pre-Seasoned Rack of Pork from Costco

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Remove plastic wrap and discard foam tray
  3. Place rack of pork onto the center rack of oven
  4. Cook 18 minutes per pound - approx 1.5-2 hours or until meat thermometer reaches 145 F
  5. Let set for 15 minutes before serving

Notes

Helpful Cooking Time Calculations:

  • 7 lbs = 126 minutes or 2 hours and 6 minutes
  • 6.5 lbs = 117 minutes or 1 hour and 57 minutes
  • 6 lbs = 108 minutes or 1 hour and 48 minutes

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Seasoned Rack of Pork at Costco – Ingredients

RACK OF PORK (ENHANCED WITH PORK BROTH, SODIUM CITRATE, AND SALT), SEASONING (SALT, SUGAR. SPICES, DEHYDRATED VEGETABLES (RED BELL PEPPER, GARLIC, ONION), CITRIC ACID), DEHYDRATED ONIONS.

Product Label

Please double check the product label on the actual pork roast at your local Costco – these are locally prepared in the deli department and ingredients or cooking instructions may vary slightly from Costco to Costco location. Although the Rack of Pork isn’t labeled gluten-free and keto-friendly, from our reading of the label on ours, we do think this is compliant with both keto and a GF diet.

Rack of Pork at Costco
Ready-to-Roast Seasoned Rack of Pork at Costco

More Quick Prepared Side and Dessert Ideas to Serve with the Costco Pork Rib Roast:

There are tons of delish and flavorful new Costco Finds to pair with this pork to make holiday hosting easier and more enjoyable.

Seasoned rack of pork at Costco Item #43097 cooking instructions directions
Costco Ready To Roast Rack of Pork Label 2022 – Holiday Meal Ideas
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