Costco Kirkland Signature Salsa Verde Enchiladas Review

Both my husband and I love Mexican food and I make tacos and fajitas regularly but something I don’t make is enchiladas! If you’ve never had enchiladas before, they’re a dish made from tortillas wrapped around meat, cheese, beans or fresh vegetables and cooked in a sauce. Sounds delicious right? When I saw these new Kirkland Signature Salsa Verde Enchiladas at Costco they looked so good I knew I had to try them. Do they taste as good as they look?

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Salsa Verde Enchiladas tray unopened sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Salsa Verde Enchiladas.

Other similar pre-made meals from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp Tacos, Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos, Kirkland Signature Enchilada Bake and the Kirkland Signature Chicken Quesadillas.

Image of the enchiladas tray opened, uncooked and sitting on a table. You can see six enchiladas in the tray.
There are six large enchiladas in the tray.

Location in Store

The enchiladas are located in the refrigerated pre-made meal section at Costco and the item number is 33263.

Image of a tray of cooked enchiladas with cheese on top sitting on an oven.
Ready to serve!

Taste

I liked the enchiladas more than my husband did! My parents also liked them but my mom had to use a ton of sour cream because there is a moderate amount of heat in the enchiladas. The kind of spiciness that lingers in your mouth even after you’ve finished eating.

Image of two cooked enchiladas served on a white plate, there is a fork and knife beside the plate.
They look less soggy than they are.

People that are very sensitive to spice probably won’t like these. My husband didn’t love them because he found the texture pretty mushy, which it is. It’s kind of like a big mushy casserole and all the ingredients just kind of mush together.

Closeup image of a fork with a bite of enchilada on it. In the background of the image is a plate with an enchilada on it.
All the ingredients go well together but create a kind of mush.

There aren’t any real chunks of chicken that I could taste, it’s more like a chicken paste. Overall I love the flavor despite them being mushy. I wish there was a bit more cheese but that’s because I’m obsessed with cheese, more cheese might make them even mushier.

Top down image of a plate with two enchiladas served on it.
The enchiladas really do look delicious!

Cost

The enchiladas cost $17.99 per kilogram and I paid $21.88 for the enchiladas. The price is dependent on the weight of the tray. The heavier the tray the more they cost.

Image of the label from the enchiladas showing cost, cooking instructions, ingredients.
The cost is dependent on the weight of the tray.

I think the price is reasonable, there are six enchiladas in the tray and they’re pretty hearty and filling!

Convenience

I followed the cooking instructions on the label and my enchiladas turned out fine, although mushy. We cooked them for the full 55 minutes and used a thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the filling had reached 165 degrees Farenheit.

Image of the cooking instructions for the enchiladas.
Cooking instructions.

The enchiladas need to be kept refrigerated and the best before date is four days from when we purchased them. They make a convenient, filling meal! I might recommend serving them with a nice garden salad or some Mexican rice!

Image of a tray covered in aluminum foil in an oven being baked.
Baking my enchiladas!

Nutrition

Calories

1/6th of the tray or one enchilada contains 410 calories, 20 grams of fat, 39 grams of carbohydrates, six grams of fibre, four grams of sugar, 22 grams of protein and 760 milligrams of sodium.

That’s quite a bit of sodium but I was expecting that. The fat, protein and calories seem pretty reasonable considering how filling one enchilada is.

Ingredients

Making enchiladas at home from scratch is obviously way more nutritious and healthy but I actually don’t see too many preservatives or really unhealthy ingredients listed. I love that they use olive oil in the enchiladas instead of palm or canola oil. Something that’s cool to see is that they use corn tortillas so if you’re following a gluten-free diet you can enjoy these!

The only ingredient I hate to see is “artificial flavour”, I think that’s completely unnecessary. The enchiladas contain milk and may contain wheat, soy, egg, fish, molluscs, crustaceans, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and mustard.

Image of the ingredients list for the enchiladas from the back of the package,
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 7/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 4/10

Overall

Give it a try!

I didn’t mind the texture as much as my husband did! I thought the flavor was really good and enjoyed them although I did find the enchiladas a bit spicy for sensitive taste buds!

Have you tried the Costco Kirkland Signature Salsa Verde Enchiladas? What did you think of them?


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