Costco Kirkland Signature Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes Review

I’ll say this right now: I don’t really like meatloaf. I’ve had a couple of surprisingly good meatloaf dishes at restaurants over the years, but for a seemingly simple dish, it’s not easy to do well. A lot of the time it just turns out as a boring, dry block of ground meat.

Anyway, I wasn’t exactly excited about trying this Kirkland Signature Meatloaf with Mashed Yukon Potatoes and Glaze, but I consider it my job to review every pre-made meal from Costco, so here we go!

Top down image of an unopened container of Costco Kirkland Signature Meatloaf with Yukon Potatoes and Glaze sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Meatloaf with Yukon Potatoes and Glaze.

Other pre-made meals from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas, Kirkland Signature Enchilada Bake, Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna, Kirkland Signature Four Cheese and Spinach Manicotti, Kirkland Signature Chicken Penne Alfredo, Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon, Kirkland Signature Chicken Chow Mein, Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie and the Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie.

Top down image of the meatloaf and mashed potatoes container open so you can see the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The potatoes have two slabs of butter on top.
The butter sits on top so you need to stir your potatoes after heating them.

Location in Store

I bought these enchiladas at the Kalispell, Montana Costco and they’re located in the pre-made meal, fresh deli section at Costco. The item number is 30783.

Top down image of a white plate with a piece of meatloaf beside a pile of mashed potatoes on it.
This needs some greens!


I’ll start off with the positive. I love the mashed potatoes, they’re extremely buttery, smooth, soft and fluffy. The potatoes are salty but not overly salty, just well seasoned.

The meatloaf is just okay, not great. For some reason, I found the meatloaf tastes a bit gamey to me. I also find the glaze to be very sweet and taste basically like extra-sweetened ketchup.

Closeup image of a forkful of mashed potatoes. In the background is mashed potatoes and meatloaf on a plate.
I love the potatoes.

The quality of the meatloaf doesn’t seem amazing either, it tastes processed and I noticed a bunch of hard bits in it. The texture of the meatloaf is pretty soft but still formed, it can be easily cut with a fork and doesn’t fall apart.

After a few bites, the meatloaf grew on me a bit but I still wouldn’t be thrilled about having it for dinner or using up leftovers.

Closeup image of a forkful of meatloaf. In the background is mashed potatoes and meatloaf on a plate.
The glaze on the meatloaf is too sweet and tomatoey.


The cost of the meatloaf and mashed potatoes is $3.99 per pound. You pay based on the weight of your tray, my particular tray or meatloaf cost $16.60 USD which isn’t cheap, especially when I convert US dollars to Canadian.

Closeup image of the front label on the meatloaf and mashed potatoes showing cost, ingredients and best before date.
The meatloaf and potatoes cost is $3.99 USD per pound.


The best-before date is three days from the day it was packaged on and it needs to be kept refrigerated. The meatloaf is really easy to heat, it’s already fully cooked. You just need to pop it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 to 70 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Closeup image of the cooking instructions for the meatloaf and potatoes from the package.
Cooking instructions.

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes is the definition of comfort food and buying this Costco version of the dish is far easier than making it from scratch at home. I feel like homemade tastes better but this makes a convenient “homemade” style meal.

Top down image of the meatloaf and mashed potatoes tray on a baking sheet after being cooked.
After heating in the oven.

I think kids will love the mashed potatoes, maybe not the meatloaf though. There are no veggies in the meal so I recommend making a salad or some green beans or peas as a side.

Image of a tray of mashed potatoes and meatloaf covered with aluminum foil sitting on a baking tray being baked in the ovven.
Baking my mashed potatoes and meatloaf!



A 7.9-ounce serving contains 390 calories, 20 grams of fat, 33 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, 20 grams of protein and 920 milligrams of sodium. I think a lot of people would eat more than about an eight-ounce serving.

The sodium, sugar, calories and fat are high but not as high as I expected, I think that’s because the serving size isn’t that big. The sodium is pretty high and for meatloaf I’d like there to be more protein in a serving.


The ingredients list is pretty long which I expect for a store-bought pre-made meal like this. Some ingredients I don’t love are the sugar, corn syrup, fractioned palm oil, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup and all the preservatives.

Image of the ingredients list for the meatloaf and mashed potatoes from the package.

Seeing ingredients like this urges me to stop buying pre-made meals and just make it myself but I also have a really busy life and appreciate the convenience of meals like this.

The meatloaf and mashed potatoes from Costco contains milk, wheat and egg. It may contain soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, crustaceans, shellfish and sesame seeds.


Taste: 5.5/10 for the meatloaf, 8/10 for the mashed potatoes.

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 3/10


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As much as I love the mashed potatoes, the star of the dish is supposed to be the meatloaf and I just don’t like the glaze that much. I wouldn’t buy this again. I think if they improved their glaze and it wasn’t so sweet the meal would be a lot better.

Have you tried this Costco Kirkland Signature Meatloaf with Yukon Potatoes and Glaze? What did you think of it?

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18 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes Review”

  1. The meat was tasteless – nice try with the ketchup – no help. Tried to help it with gravy…no help. But thanks for the potatoes! I will never buy this product again. Ate the potatoes, threw out 1/2 the meat. One more thing – When I walked in on the exit side, I was asked where I was going. I showed my executive card and was STILL HARASSED about where I was going by two women. WTH is that about? I showed my VISA card and they kept yelling, “It’s our job!” Once I show my card, the conversation is over. I should have reported this to Corporate?

  2. I love the meatloaf and the mashed potatoes. It is one of my favorite ready meals that I get from Costco. They don’t need to change a thing and I will keep buying it.

  3. I have purchased the Meatloaf and Mash potatoes once. I liked the potatoes but had to smother the meatloaf in barbeque sauce just to finish it.

  4. That is a winning comment, but …how do you get a pellet grill to stick at 325°F? I guess alternately I could ease back on the label 400°F in the oven after some time (the done brussel sprouts x balsamic) and bare the top aiming for 150°F center…

  5. Apparently addressing cost (price) of the item of focus is equivalent to a sacred cow. Paying $3.99 a pound for meatloaf is still a bit on the high side, BUT, paying $3.99 for mashed potatoes is ridiculous AND a rip-off to boot. Looking at the serving(s) one can readily see that there’s more potato content than there is meatloaf content. One does not need a degree in rocket surgery OR brain science to make an intelligent choice pertaining to this item.

  6. We too enjoy Costco meatloaf and mashed potatoes. It’s better than making it myself. We get 2 full meals and then my husband gets a couple of sandwiches on the third day from the meal. I’ve picked it up for my neighbors and they all enjoyed it too. It’s a lot easier than preparing my own meatloaf.

  7. I thought it was awful as well. Where were the onions? Where was ANYthing with salvor? Even the mashed potatoes were blah! Thumbs up on your review!

  8. When I read those ingredients in the store I said nope. To many sugars in it plus palm oil? I was looking to see if it had worsteshire sauce in it (hubby has allergies). Weird they don’t list that but their is possible shellfish?

  9. Your a typical millennial entitled idiot. Stay home. If you’re that picky, then don’t go to Costco. But yea, trust me, you ARE special just like your parents say you are.🙄

    • Wow, no need to get nasty. She is trying to give a detailed review so people can make their own decision if the nothing-special taste is really worth $3.99/lb. to them. For some people, the trade-off in taste is worth the higher cost and convenience, for others, it isn’t. Maybe you should stop visiting this site since you hate millennials so much?

    • You’re an ass! CG3PUTT! Great review Natalie! Don’t pay any attention to pathetic haters and losers, like CG3PUTT here! Myself, I absolutely love this wonderful, free service that you provide to all of us, the people who appreciate it! Thank you! Please keep making your wonderful reviews, regardless of what idiots like this have to say! If you’re able ban this person!

  10. The meatloaf is great, very tasty and the mashed potatoes are devine. I love it, and it is a great buy and much easier then preparing a meatloaf+.

    • The meatloaf to spud ratio is off but if prepared properly tastes great. I cook it on my 10 year old traeger little tex at 325 until the meatloaf internal temp reaches 150F. Whatever smoke flavor is soaked into the glaze mellows out the sweetness quite a bit vs the oven. The potatoes taste like instant to me but he kids love them. Its a no argument meal for my kids.

  11. That looks like straight up ketchup on the meatloaf. Guess I’m glad it’s not in Canada. Gotta say I’m kinda tired of the Montana food. We can’t get it but I know many of your fans are stateside. Hope you and Shaun, baby and pups are well! Enjoying our last kick without snow 🤗


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