Costco Rana Beef & Short Rib Lasagna Review

Costco offers a great variety of pastas, both refrigerated and frozen, so this Rana Beef & Short Rib Lasagna has some tough competition! The price and packaging (which touts the large amount of protein per serving and quality ingredients) suggest that this is a higher-end pre-made lasagna. Could it possibly be better than the classic Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna or even homemade lasagna? Spoiler alert – sometimes more expensive doesn’t mean better!

Image of the Costco Rana Beef & Short Rib Lasagna package sitting on a table.
Costco Rana Beef & Short Rib Lasagna.

Whenever there’s a new Rana product at Costco I always want to review it! I love pasta and Rana does convenient pasta well. A lot of people really like the Rana Tagliatelle, Seasoned White Chicken & Mushroom Sauce that was available in 2021. One of my earliest reviews was for the Rana Butternut Squash Ravioli.

Top down image of one slice of lasagna served on a white plate with a fork and knife beside it.
Bon Appetit!

Other convenient pre-made pasta dishes from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Chicken Penne Alfredo, Scoiattolo Grilled Vegetable Organic Ravioli, Zinetti Meat Lasagna, Kirkland Signature Mini Cheese Manicotti, Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna and the Monterey Gourmet Food Spinach & Cheese Ravioli.

Location in Store

This lasagna is located in the refrigerated deli section at Costco, near the other fresh pasta, tofu and the La Terra Fina Quiche. The item number is 8882348.


The first thing I notice about this lasagna is how rich it tastes. It’s very, very cheesy and oily. The cheese overpowers the tomato sauce. There’s cheese sauce in the lasagna as well as a ton of cheese on top.

The cheese on top came out golden brown after adding a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time (though honestly cooking it didn’t change the appearance all that much!).

Top down image of the whole cooked lasagna in the tray on a baking sheet after coming out of the oven.
The cheese became golden brown after baking it a few extra minutes.

If you like cheese this might be up your alley but three of the four of us who had this found it a bit much. The meat is on the fattier side, which isn’t too surprising since short rib generally has more fat in it than other meats.

Side view image of a piece of cooked lasagna served on a white plate and sitting on a dining table.
There’s a generous amount of beef and short rib in the lasagna.

Overall the lasagna is fine it’s just a bit too greasy, it’s not bad but I’d prefer more tomato sauce, a little less cheese sauce and less fatty meat.

Closeup image of one bite of lasagna on a fork with the plate of lasagna in the background.
You can see how cheesy it is.


The 1.19-kilogram lasagna costs $19.99 Canadian at Costco which is actually pretty expensive in my opinion. The lasagna isn’t massive and there are less expensive lasagna options in the freezer section.

Image of the lasagna before cooking in the tray with plastic wrap on top.
The lasagna comes in a plastic tray with plastic wrap on top.


The lasagna has a best-before date that is two months from the date I purchased it. It can be kept in the fridge until the best-before date but if you’re not going to consume it by then it can be frozen for up to 12 months.

Image of the cooking instructions for the lasagna from the back of the package.
Cooking instructions.

Once opened the lasagna is good for three days. The lasagna can be cooked in the oven or microwave. I would recommend the oven method because it gets the cheese on top nice and crispy. The microwave is faster, it only takes eight minutes in the microwave.

Image of the product description from the box stating the lasagna has Non GMO ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors.
Non-GMO ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors.

To bake it in the oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the carton and plastic film and place the lasagna on a baking tray. Cook the lasagna for 20 minutes. We cooked the lasagna for an extra four minutes while carefully watching it to get the cheese on top browned.

This is perfect for a quick and filling dinner that takes zero effort to prepare. I recommend serving it with a side garden salad to offset the richness of the lasagna!

Image of the company description from the back of the package,
Rana has been making fresh pasta for 50 years.



1/4 of the package (a 300-gram serving) contains 500 calories, 26 grams of fat, 35 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, 11 grams of sugar, 33 grams of protein and 1240 milligrams of sodium.

That’s a lot of calories, fat and sodium but I do like how much protein is in one serving. The amount of sodium is more than half what the recommended intake is in a day.

Also if you’re really hungry you may find it easy to eat a lot more than 1/4 of the lasagna.

Image of the nutrition facts from the back of the package.
Nutrition facts.


The ingredients list isn’t actually that bad, it has pretty much the things I’d expect to see in a store-bought lasagna. It contains egg, milk and wheat and may contain crustacean shellfish (lobster, shrimp). I appreciate that it doesn’t contain soy or use soy oil.

Image of the ingredients from the back of the package.


Taste: 6/10

Cost: 5/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 2/10


Walk on by!

I prefer the Costco Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna over this and wouldn’t purchase it again.

Have you tried this Rana Beef & Short Rib Lasagna? What did you think of it?

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16 thoughts on “Costco Rana Beef & Short Rib Lasagna Review”

  1. tasted similar to lasagne noodles cooked in tomato ketchup with little round bits of mystery tasteless meat. Definitely beef/meat of a road kill quality but regardless of meats quality the issue of quantity is in question. Even though the filler tasted of hints of Freshly scraped droppings from the slaughter house floor with a flat nose shovel. One has to be on a search mission to even find the reclusive little bits amongst the flotilla of watery ketchup flavored sauce.

  2. Pass it by, the proportion of béchamel to tomato sauce is way off, (like 2 or 3 parts béchamel to 1 part tomato) it made for a super bland boring lasagna.

  3. I can’t believe I had to look up for the instructions here since the cardboard packaging got thrown out for more room in the fridge

  4. After reading what some of your reviewers said, I’m sorry that I also did not return the lasagna and get my money back.. I bought it on August 4, 2023 when it was $10.99 with Costco taking $5.00 off. Although mine didn’t have mildew, the package mysteriously inflated in the refrigerator well ahead of the expiration date. I baked it nonetheless and as it cooked a peculiar odor permeated the house. After trying a tiny bit on the end of a teaspoon I took the entire thing and dumped it in the garbage. Then I had to scramble and prepare something else for dinner.

  5. I purchased it at the end of August and opened it on 9/5/23 and it has an expiration date of 10/14/23 and it was mildewed and smelled horrible. Based on that, no one in our household tasted it!

  6. The Rana was recently on sale at Costco for about $10 This pricing was decent for what you get both flavor, portion and quality wise. Lasagna is all about the the pasta first then the cheese followed by a complimenting sauce (good appropiation for the Rana). Although not great tasting was good for us at this price point. We had 4 serving from the container. Goes well wtih a cesar salad;, garlic bread and some Meiomi wine. Salute!

    • Agree with you 100%!! I bought two, thinking I was going to like it. Consumed part of the first and threw the rest away. Returned the second package to Costco. I was expecting ground meat in lasagna, but it was chunks of tough, chewy meat.

  7. Costco Beef and Short Rib Lasagna. In a rush maybe this is good so you don’t get the shakes but $15 and this is basically The taste of Raviolis in a can from Chef Boyardee. The meat had the same taste and texture of the mash in the raviolis. Thank goodness I also got the Spinach & Artichoke dip, otherwise I would have the shakes.


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