Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie Review & Nutritional Information

A little bland, definitely not my favorite pre-made meal from Costco!

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The pre-made meals from Costco are amazing for a quick and convenient dinner/meal. I’ve reviewed quite a few of them but my current favorites are the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie and the Costco Gyro Pita Greek Style Meal.

Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie. This can be found in the pre-made meal/deli section at Costco and the item number is 11683.

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I love homemade Shepherd’s Pie that I’ve had in the past. The idea of meat, potatoes and vegetables being mixed together to form one convenient casserole is appealing to me. What I wasn’t sure about was the cheese on top of the Shepherd’s Pie. I’ve never had cheese before on mine.

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I gotta say, I didn’t love this. The cheese on the top didn’t really add much flavor and was just kind of weird tasting. The potatoes were creamy but tasty enough but not really flavorful. The meat has a bit of gravy that I didn’t love and found really bland and there’s only a small amount of peas and corn mixed into the Shepherd’s Pie. It wasn’t was just underwhelming.

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Nothing about the Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie wanted me to have any more than a few bites. It didn’t taste at all like homemade Shepherd’s Pie which I expected but also didn’t taste as good of quality as Costco usually has in their pre-made meals.


The price is dependent on the weight of the Shepherd’s Pie. I paid $20.33 Canadian which seems overpriced to me after I tasted it.


The best before date says it’s good for five days from the date this was packaged. It’s really easy to heat up, you just pop it in the oven at 320 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 40 minutes. The Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie could easily feed six people or a family of four with leftovers.

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I feel like this has way too many ingredients. 1/8th of the tray is 310 calories, 16 grams of fat, 490 mg of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, three grams of sugar and 18 grams of protein. I’m pretty sure most adults would eat about 1/6th of the tray!

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I didn’t love this Shepherd’s Pie and wouldn’t buy it again. I was hoping for a convenient comfort meal but just found it lacked flavor.


Taste: 6/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 4/10


Walk on by!

Costco carries other pre-made meals that are way better in my opinion!

What’s your favorite pre-made meal to buy from Costco?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

3 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie Review & Nutritional Information”

  1. Thanks for taking another hit for the team. I’ve always wondered about this dish and suspected it tasted about what you described. Wondering if the mashed potatoes are just the bagged stuff add water or real potatoes? I found their dishes are pretty hit and miss, with the best probably being the manicotti. I have a theory the reason their best before dates are so short (often half of other stores) is so they have time to repurpose the meat for dishes like this.

  2. We used to buy this occasionally & really enjoyed it…. found it quite flavourful. A year or so ago we were tremendously disappointed in the product & thought we had a bad batch…. found it totally flavourless. I spoke to someone in the food prep area who reluctantly admitted they had been directed to change the recipe to substantially reduce salt content. We will not buy again.

  3. I would agree with another comment that the recipe has changed. I am in favour of a lower sodium content, but the product has become lackluster and not worth the price. There are other pre-prepared dishes at the Warehouse that are better. Sad to see a great Shepherd’s Pie go so wrong.


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