The Costco Pizza Hack You Need To Know

When it comes to Costco pizza we can all agree that it is not only incredibly delicious, but also incredibly cheap. For just $9.95 — basically the cost of two Starbucks lattes — you are the recipient of a ginormous 18-inch pie. Fans of the Costco food court know that there are three standard options available — cheese, pepperoni, and combo — all of which are loaded to the hilt with toppings. We're talking 24 ounces of cheese, 60 pepperoni slices, and four-and-a-half pounds of meat and veg, respectively, according to The Costco Connection. But those looking for a topping combo outside the (pizza) box will be happy to know that there are other options.

The Costco food court menu might not advertise this, but those in-the-know say that if you're not ordering a custom pie, you're missing out. Yes, you absolutely can customize your Costco pizza to make it fit your family's needs. Want half cheese, half combo? Done deal. Half cheese, half pep? Sure. You're obviously limited to the toppings available in the food court, but it definitely provides new pie options.

But what if you want to go off menu even a little further?

According to one Instagrammer, that's your prerogative. GeekyMomAdventures filled us in on her genius Costco pizza hack, saying, "When we hit Costco, we always order a whole pizza for dinner. For the longest time, we would just order pepperoni pizzas off the menu. Then we found out that although it's not on the menu board, you can actually order a pepperoni and sausage pizza (it has to be when order a whole pizza, not by the slice). This blew our minds and has since been our go to for dinner on Costco night..."

It's worth noting, as GeekyMomAdventures mentions, that you cannot hack the Costco pizza menu for a single slice — it does need to be a whole pie or nothing at all (a sentiment with which Yelpers agree). Redditors do warn that the ability to customize your pizza varies by location, but it's certainly worth trying next time you hit the food court, isn't it? Think of the new taste treats that await. Pepperoni and sausage is only the beginning.