How do I cook Costco stuffed salmon (AKA Kirkland stuffed salmon)? Learn how to cook stuffed salmon from Costco with my easy oven and air fryer directions. Baking stuffed salmon from frozen or fresh is so simple, and makes a delicious family dinner. Get tips on how long to cook stuffed salmon, nutrition info, reheating directions, and more in this Costco stuffed salmon review.
Is Costco stuffed salmon good? Yes! Costco premade salmon is a tasty and convenient main dish that works for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion.
This crab stuffed salmon at Costco is fresh and with no skin. It comes in an oven-safe baking pan, so all you have to do is remove the lid and bake.
The Costco stuffed salmon cooking instructions on the packaging recommend oven baking. I agree that this is the best way to cook stuffed salmon. However, if you want to save a little time, I’ve also got tips on cooking stuffed salmon in an air fryer.
Additionally, you're getting frozen Kirkland stuffed salmon cooking instructions. This is perfect if you want to buy the salmon ahead of time, and freeze until you’re ready to use it. Love the convenience!
- ➕ Costco Stuffed Salmon Cooking Time
- 🐟 Costco Stuffed Salmon Cooking Temp
- 🐠 Costco Stuffed Salmon (Frozen Directions)
- 🥘 Costco Stuffed Salmon in Air Fryer
- 📋 Costco Stuffed Salmon Nutrition Facts
- ⭐ Costco Stuffed Salmon Calories
- ❓ Kirkland Stuffed Salmon Ingredients
- 🤔 Costco Stuffed Salmon Price
- 🥶 Can you freeze the stuffed salmon at Costco?
- 🌡 How long is Costco stuffed salmon good for?
- 😋 What should I serve with salmon?
- 💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
- 👩🏻🍳 More Costco Reviews
- The Disclaimer…
- 📖 Recipe
➕ Costco Stuffed Salmon Cooking Time
How to cook Costco stuffed salmon? Uncover the salmon and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177C) for 30-35 minutes. Bake with the baking dish on an oven rack ⅓ down from the top of the oven.
You've fully cooked Costco stuffed salmon when it reaches a safe internal temp of 165F (74C). Stick a meat thermometer into the middle of the stuffing to check the temperature.
The safe temp for fish, including salmon, is 145F (63C). You must cook stuffed salmon to 165F because it’s a mixed casserole dish (USDA). Though the risk of food poisoning is small, it’s something to be aware of.
I did not find the salmon to come out dry when cooked to the relatively high safe internal temperature. After cooking the salmon, you can serve with black pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This entrée comes garnished with parsley, so you don’t even need to worry about that. 🙂
🐟 Costco Stuffed Salmon Cooking Temp
What temperature do you cook Costco stuffed salmon? As mentioned in the previous section, cook stuffed salmon at 350F for 30-35 minutes. Ensure the pocket of crab mixture in the middle of each salmon filet reaches an internal temp of 165F before serving.
🐠 Costco Stuffed Salmon (Frozen Directions)
If you don’t have time to cook your fresh Costco stuffed salmon within 1-2 days, put the pan in the freezer! Here’s how to oven bake frozen Costco stuffed salmon:
- Preheat the oven to 425F (218C). Cover the baking tray the frozen salmon is in with aluminum foil.
- Bake the frozen stuffed salmon at 425F on an oven rack ⅓ down from the top of the oven. It’s done when it reaches an internal temp of 165F (74C). Use a meat thermometer to check and add cooking time as needed. My piece of frozen stuffed salmon took 45 minutes.
🥘 Costco Stuffed Salmon in Air Fryer
You can also make air fryer Costco stuffed salmon. Here are the air fryer instructions:
- Preheat the air fryer to 350F (177C) for 5 minutes.
- Place one piece of fresh stuffed salmon in a small aluminum pan that fits in your air fryer.
- Air fry the salmon for 15-20 minutes, checking on it halfway through cooking time. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the stuffing reaches 145-165F (63-74C). Cover the fish with foil if it is drying out or if the stuffing is browning too much. Serve with lemon wedges.
📋 Costco Stuffed Salmon Nutrition Facts
Costco does not provide nutrition information on the packaging for stuffed salmon. Luckily, we can make a good estimate of the nutrition using a similar product (Superior Select stuffed salmon). Here is the estimated nutrition info for Costco stuffed salmon (one 12-ounce piece, per Cronometer):
- Calories: 799
- Total fat: 54g
- Saturated fat: 14g
- Cholesterol: 139mg
- Sodium: 1140mg
- Total carbohydrate: 22g
- Fiber: 0g
- Net carbs: 22g
- Total sugar: 6g
- Protein: 58g
- Iron: 11% DV
- Calcium: 23% DV
- Potassium: 874mg
⭐ Costco Stuffed Salmon Calories
One piece Costco Wholesale Stuffed Salmon (12 oz.) provides 799 calories. Note that nutrition information on Costco deli items is not on the packaging and is difficult to source.
❓ Kirkland Stuffed Salmon Ingredients
What is the salmon stuffed with at Costco? Here is the ingredients list for salmon stuffed with crab from the Costco prepared foods section:
- Fresh farmed Atlantic salmon (with color added through feed)
The Costco stuffed salmon stuffing gets its own ingredients list:
- Imitation crab meat (Alaska pollock, water, wheat starch, starch, sugar, potato starch, egg whites, sorbitol, natural and artificial flavors, soybean oil, salt, trisodium tripolyphosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, carmine, oleoresin paprika, soy lecithin)
- Wheat flour
- Soybean oil
- Sodium lactate
- Potato starch
- Tapioca flour
- Baking powder (calcium lactate, calcium carbonate, cream of tartar)
- Cellulose gum
- Modified cellulose
- Pasteurized egg
- Corn syrup
- Ground celery seed
- Natural flavors
- Ground mustard seed
- Modified food starch
- Citric acid
OK, so basically just 2 ingredients- salmon and crab stuffing. (Haha)
Needless to say, this is an ultra-processed food. Costco stuffed salmon is not dairy free, wheat free, egg free, soy free, low carb, keto, vegetarian, or vegan. I would steer clear of this one if you have severe food allergies.
🤔 Costco Stuffed Salmon Price
At the time of writing, the Costco salmon price per pound is $11.99. Each package of Costco stuffed salmon weighs around 3 lbs., so you’ll pay about $35 per package. Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.
🥶 Can you freeze the stuffed salmon at Costco?
Yes, you can freeze Costco stuffed salmon, whether you’ve cooked it or not. Though the stuffing was previously frozen, the USDA states you may refreeze raw or cooked food without reheating. Previously frozen fish may also be refrozen.
As with other perishable foods, throw out any salmon left at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.
🌡 How long is Costco stuffed salmon good for?
Keep Costco stuffed salmon for up to 1-2 days in the fridge. Keep it in a covered container so it the seafood aroma doesn’t transfer to your other food. If you know you won’t use it all in that timeframe, put the stuffed salmon in the freezer.
How to reheat Costco stuffed salmon?
Reheat Costco stuffed salmon in the microwave. Put a chilled portion in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with a paper towel, and microwave for 60 seconds on high. Alternatively, cover the salmon with foil and reheat for 20 minutes in an oven set to 350F (177C).
Please note that these directions are for stuffed salmon you've cooked already. Though the general recommendation is to reheat leftovers to 165F (74C), this may leave the salmon very dry. (Particularly because the salmon was previously cooked to 165F.)
😋 What should I serve with salmon?
Costco’s stuffed salmon provides plenty of protein-packed fish and a grain stuffing. What’s really missing here are the veggies! Here are some vegetable side dishes for salmon:
- Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
- Frozen Green Beans in Air Fryer
- Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Zig Zags
- Vegan Spinach Salad
💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). This stuffed salmon is another delicious Costco win from the deli section.
But is Costco stuffed salmon healthy? Well, it really depends on what you need.
Salmon is a fatty fish, which means it provides more of the heart-healthy omega 3s EPA and DHA than white fish. However, you lose out on a lot of these healthy fats when you don’t eat the salmon skin. Unfortunately, the Costco stuffed salmon rolls are skinless.
The portions of fish here are HUGE. Each piece of stuffed salmon weighs about 12 ounces (340g). IMHO, it would be reasonable to split each piece into two 6-ounce servings, giving you eight servings per package.
To make a low calorie meal, serve ½ piece of salmon with a large green salad and low-calorie dressing. For a moderate calorie meal, add on some starchy veggies or rice as well.
Salmon is high protein, but there's a lot of fat in the stuffing. As a result, you may be getting more calories from fat per serving here than from protein.
As with many highly processed foods, Costco stuffed salmon is incredibly high in sodium. Most of the sodium in the American diet comes from highly processed foods like this one, not the home salt shaker. If you are on a low sodium diet, you’re likely better off cooking a piece of fresh salmon with veggies and grains.
Here is a Costco stuffed salmon copycat recipe with cream cheese, if you prefer cooking from scratch. Use imitation crab instead of real crab meat if you want it to be more like the Costco stuffed salmon stuffing recipe.
No, Costco stuffed salmon is not gluten-free. The stuffing contains wheat flour.
No, according to US food safety guidelines, Costco salmon should not be eaten raw. Fish and other seafood should be cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature of 145F (63C). Fish in mixed dishes should be cooked to 165F (74C).
Here are directions for homemade grilled stuffed salmon over medium heat. Experiment with using the cooking time and temp here for grilling Costco stuffed salmon.
👩🏻🍳 More Costco Reviews
Make the most of your Costco membership! Don’t miss these other Costco food reviews:
- Costco Mac and Cheese
- How to Cook Costco Pork Belly
- Costco Cauliflower Rice
- Costco Spanakopita
- Stuffed Peppers from Costco
You may also enjoy this recipe for Frozen Salmon in Air Fryer.
All recipes on this website may or may not be appropriate for you, depending on your medical needs and personal preferences. Consult with a registered dietitian or your physician if you need help determining the dietary pattern that may be best for you.
The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be wildly inaccurate, so please don't sweat the numbers too much.
For more information on how the three recipe levels may help with a weight management goal, refer to my overnight oats no sugar post. Let's get cooking!
Costco Stuffed Salmon (How to Cook Kirkland Stuffed Salmon)
- 1 package Costco stuffed salmon
- lemon wedges
- Oven baked: Uncover the salmon and bake in an oven preheated to 350°F (177°C) for 30-35 minutes. Bake with the baking dish on an oven rack ⅓ down from the top of the oven. Costco stuffed salmon is fully cooked when it’s reached a safe internal temp of 165°F (74°C).
- From frozen: Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C). Cover the baking tray the frozen salmon is in with aluminum foil. Bake the frozen stuffed salmon at 425°F on an oven rack ⅓ down from the top of the oven. It’s done when it reaches an internal temp of 165°F (74°C). Use a meat thermometer to check and add cooking time as needed. My piece of raw frozen stuffed salmon took 45 minutes.
- Air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (177°C) for 5 minutes. Place one piece of fresh stuffed salmon in a small aluminum pan that fits in your air fryer. Air fry the salmon at 350°F (177°C) for 15-20 minutes, checking on it halfway through cooking time. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the stuffing reaches 145-165°F (63-74°C). Cover the fish with foil if it is drying out or if the stuffing is browning too much.
- Serve salmon with lemon wedges.