Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon Review

Everything you need to know about the Costco Stuffed Salmon – including nutrition information!

A package of the Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon.
Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon

I’m really excited to be reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon today! This is a pre-made meal at Costco that I’ve seen around for a long time. Finally, I convinced my husband to let me buy and review it! He doesn’t eat fish also can’t stand any kind of fishy smell.

Some of the best Costco pre-made meals I’ve reviewed are the Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pie, Costco Kirkland Signature Chicken Tacos, Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Peppers and the Costco Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna.

Location in Store

The Kirkland Signature salmon can be found in the refrigerated pre-made meal section and the item number is 11037.

A piece of the Stuffed Salmon on a plate.
Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon

Taste

I’m already a salmon fan so I was happy to taste the stuffed salmon from Costco and I have to say, this is a pretty delicious salmon meal from Costco!

I baked the salmon in the oven following the directions and the salmon came out perfectly moist and fall-apart flaky. There is absolutely no fishy smell from the salmon either before baking it or while baking it. As well, there is zero fishy taste.

A close-up of a forkful of the salmon.
Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon

The salmon itself isn’t extremely flavorful, just a slight earthiness. The stuffing however is very tasty and absolutely full of flavor! It has imitation crab (but you wouldn’t know it’s imitation crab), shrimp, pollock, rice, potato starch, mayo and cheese.

The filling tastes like a yummy crab cake with potato and rice stuffed inside a huge delicious moist, fresh piece of salmon.

A top-down view of the tray of Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon with the lid removed.
Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon

Cost

The price of the salmon from Costco depends on the weight. I paid $34.83 for four huge pieces of stuffed salmon. More than enough for four adults.

The stuffed salmon is one of the most expensive pre-made meals at Costco which I think might make some people a little apprehensive about purchasing it.

The tray of Stuffed Salmon after cooking it.
Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon

Convenience

Cooking the stuffed salmon from Costco is extremely simple. All you have to do is either bake it in the oven or bake it on the barbecue.

The label on the Stuffed Salmon package.
Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon

To bake it in the oven you preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the plastic lid bake it for 25 to 30 minutes. I used a thermometer to check the internal temperature after 30 minutes in the oven and it wasn’t cooked enough so I had to put it back in the oven for about eight additional minutes.

We didn’t use the grill method but to grill it, you remove the plastic lid, place the tray with the salmon on the grill, close the lid and cook on medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes.

The salmon is cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

The best before date on the salmon is three days from the date it’s packed on. I didn’t freeze mine as we ate it right away but I would recommend probably freezing leftovers after baking rather than freezing it raw.

Cooking instructions for the Costco Stuffed Salmon.
Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon Cooking Directions

This stuffed salmon at Costco makes a super quick and easy meal. In my opinion, it’s not necessary to make any rice or potatoes on the side because of the stuffing. I would just make a side vegetable or side salad to have with it.

It’s a great meal idea if you’re hosting a dinner and want something easy yet fancy!

Nutrition

Calories

Salmon is rich in omega-3, high in protein and is high in B vitamins, selenium and potassium, but that doesn’t make this stuffed salmon from Costco the healthiest option. One piece of the Kirkland Stuffed Salmon contains 500 calories, 31 grams of fat, 37 grams of protein, three grams of sugar, 650 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates and one gram of fiber.

The ingredients list for the Stuffed Salmon.
Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon Ingredients

Ingredients

The Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon is farm-raised without the use of antibiotics. I know a lot of people prefer to not eat farm-raised salmon. This article from Costco Connection has some really good information about their farm-raised salmon and I suggest checking it out!

This is not gluten-free or dairy-free, and it’s made from “fresh and frozen” portions. After doing some research, I discovered Costco appears to get their farm-raised salmon from Norway.

Scoring

Taste: 8/10

Cost: 6.5/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 6.5/10

Overall

Give it a try!

If you’re someone who enjoys salmon and want an easy to prepare, slightly fancy salmon dinner I recommend trying this!

Have you tried this? What did you think of it?


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).

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14 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon Review”

  1. So Good. Friends of ours served this stuffed salmon at their cottage and we loved it so much, we had to stop at a Costco on our way back home to buy it. We froze it as soon as we got home. We ate it last night for dinner (baked on BBQ) for 22 min (low temp) and it was just perfect. Yummm! so good… When we break down the price (under $9./portion), it is a very affordable meal. Our lunch costed us $18. for a footlong and a 6″ subs yesterday and that was without any chips or drink. We will definitely buy this item again.

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  2. I disagree with the statement in the review that the salmon has no flavor. It has wonderful flavor maybe not as good as the wild caught salmon but still a very optimal meal meal. I can’t get enough and it sells out very fast. I get it on a regular basis so I don’t run out. Absolutely love it!

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    • Totally agree we’ve had it several times and haven’t been disappointed. And the cost I not bad at all👍

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  3. I’ll buy the Trident salmon patties ($18.99 for 12) instead as the patties are made from wild caught salmon and the stuffed salmon is farmed.
    I enjoy your reviews very much.

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  4. Hello, my husband and I purchase this stuffed salmon often.
    He’ll prepare it in a steamer but I make it my own and prefer to cook it in a covered sauce pan with sliced onions, julienned yellow, red and orange peppers with fresh garlic, parsley and McCormick salmon seasoning. I add olive oil and a little butter. It is always delicious!

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  5. I buy this frequently as it is one of my favorite fish, truly a slam dunk for dinner party or just yourself.

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  6. Used to buy this regularly, but early in Covid, they changed the formulation and we no longer like it. I think the cheese was added. It used to come with a lemon wedge which is no longer there. The differences are subtle but we no longer purchase it.

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  7. In the past, I used to buy this frequently as we both love salmon. We always preferred it BBQ’d rather than baked. Unfortunately about five years ago they changed from wild to farmed salmon and the difference in taste was quite noticeable. I agree, the stuffing is so tasty. I used to freeze it fresh with no change in texture or flavour.

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