Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie Review

Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie

Michelle Keldgord

Taste: Good, not great.
Price: Fair for the amount of food you get.
Nutrition: Too many ingredients, too many calories.
Ease of Use/Store: Effortless to bake and store!


Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie is a delicious blend of mashed potatoes, ground beef, and vegetables on a flaky pie crust. It’s a comfort meal that can easily serve a large family. It’s purchased by the pound and cooks in about 45 minutes, making it a simple weeknight meal.

Personally, I enjoy homemade shepherd’s pie compared to Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie. While I liked the mashed potatoes and the flaky crust, I wasn’t a big fan of the meat or the vegetables. However, this could work if you’re in a pinch and want something cozy to munch on. I probably won’t repurchase it.

What I Like: Good value for the price, easy to bake, flaky pie crust, delicious mashed potatoes, comforting

What I Don’t Like: Lacked flavor depth, did not like the vegetables, not as good as homemade


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I recently moved to the Midwest from Southern California and love everything about it. However, there’s no secret that it’s much colder. This is a pro and a con for me – now I get to whip up some delicious comfort foods to warm our bellies!

One of those comfort foods, of course, is shepherd’s pie.

Yet, as much as I love making homemade shepherd’s pie, I decided to give Costco’s a try. After all, I’ve heard plenty of moms rave about it, so I figured I’d save some time in the kitchen and go for the store-bought option.

Here are my thoughts.

Detailed Review

If you’re trying to warm up like me and want something comforting and cozy for your tummy, you’re likely eyeballing the Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie. But before you toss it into your cart, look at my in-depth review below.

Location in Costco Store

For me, the Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie was in an odd spot. It was right in front of the dairy section at the back of the store. It was in between the baked treats and the frozen section. It is not difficult to find, though – don’t worry!

The item number for Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie is 41217.


The Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie is sold for $3.79 per pound, which isn’t bad.

Most of the pies in my store hovered around $20 to $22. As you can see, I spent $21.45 on this pie.

That’s a pretty good deal, considering you can easily feed up to eight people! 

(Think – you’d probably spend much more going through a fast food drive-thru line.)

Ease of Use/Store

The Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie is straightforward to bake!

  • Preheat oven to 380F
  • Remove the pie from the packaging
  • Place on a baking sheet for stability
  • Put in oven
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes
  • Remove carefully
  • Let it cool
  • Scoop and enjoy!

If you have leftovers, you can place them in a container and store them in the refrigerator for three days or in the freezer for up to three months. The sooner it’s eaten, the better.


OK, let’s talk about taste.

Did I love this shepherd’s pie? No. But I also didn’t hate it, either.

My favorite part was the mashed potatoes. They were incredibly smooth and melted in my mouth. I enjoyed the buttery flavor immensely.

The beef was OK. It tasted like ground beef – which is underwhelming.

The vegetables were a miss for me. Yes, I know many shepherd’s pie recipes call for frozen vegetables, but these tasted particularly frozen – if that makes sense. They just didn’t taste fresh, and I didn’t like the texture or flavor.

Finally, let’s talk about the crust. So good. It was impossibly flaky and really added a nice touch to the rest of the pie.

With a bite of everything together, I’d say this shepherd’s pie was pretty good and definitely comforting on a chilly evening. Personally, I prefer homemade versions to this as you can add more flavors and desired ingredients. But if you’re in a rush, this will suffice.

A delicious blend of potatoes, meat, and veggies!


Disappointment alert – the Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie has so. Many. ingredients. I don’t like to eat anything with an ingredient list the length of a CVS receipt. So, in that regard, I give this pie 2 out of 5 stars.

Allergy alert (yes, there are two alerts in the section!) – this shepherd’s pie contains wheat, milk, egg, and soy. It’s also made in a facility that may have peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, and sesame seeds. 

The calories and fat aren’t surprising. An eighth of the tray will yield 420 calories, 21 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbs, and 28 grams of protein. That said, it’s not incredibly “healthy,” but not as bad as other comfort foods.

Final Verdict

Simply put, the Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie didn’t wow me, and I probably won’t purchase it again. Because of the lack of depthful flavor and a long list of ingredients, I prefer to make my own. However, if you’re in a rush and need a large meal that won’t break the bank with a pretty good taste, you might consider it.

Have you ever tried the Costco Kirkland Signature Shepherd’s Pie? What are your thoughts? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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