Aldi sells some large, deluxe frozen lasagnas occasionally, and sometimes Aldi even sells lasagna noodles if you want to make the dish from scratch, but if you can’t find those in your local store, you can pretty much count on finding the smaller Bremer Everyday Frozen Lasagna with Meat Sauce any time.
This 28-oz. lasagna sold for $2.69 at the time of publication. (It’s impressively cheap, similar to Aldi’s Salisbury steak dinner.) The lasagna box describes it as “freshly made pasta layered between rich meat sauce and topped with real mozzarella cheese.”
It contains just four servings (I told you it was on the small side). Each serving contains 220 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat (20% of your daily value), 800 mg of sodium (33% DV), and 6 grams of sugars.
It contains wheat, milk, and soy.
The lasagna should be kept frozen until ready to use, and it should not be refrozen.
You have two ways to prepare the Bremer lasagna: conventional oven (recommended) or microwave oven.
To prepare in a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the heat-safe tray from the carton, and remove the film from the tray. (The film is a bit annoying to remove because it tears into multiple pieces, and it’s difficult to remove it from the edges of the tray.) Place on a cooking sheet in the center of the oven. Cook for 45-50 minutes or until fully baked. Carefully remove cooking sheet from the oven with oven mitts and let the lasagna stand for 2 minutes. Check that the lasagna is cooked thoroughly; internal temperature needs to reach 165 degrees as measured by a food thermometer in several spots.
I opted to bake my lasagna in the oven, and it took about 50 minutes to get it up to 165 degrees.
To prepare in a microwave, the box recommends cooking only one meal at a time. First, remove the heat-safe tray from the carton and place the tray on a microwave-safe plate. Do not remove the film. Microwave on high power (100% power) for 10 minutes. Carefully peel off the film cover, rotate the tray 1/2 a turn, and microwave on high for 7-8 minutes or until fully cooked. Let stand for 2 minutes. Using oven mitts, carefully remove the microwave-safe plate with the lasagna tray from the microwave. Use a food thermometer to check that the product is cooked thoroughly; internal temperature should reach 165 degrees as measured by a food thermometer in several spots.
Remember to recycle the box after you prepare this lasagna.
My family enjoyed this lasagna. It tastes like your typical frozen lasagna entree; it’s not the same as homemade lasagna, but it’s still really good. It’s got plenty of cheese and sauce, with small bits of meat throughout.
Also, because this lasagna is small, with only four servings, my family did not fall into the trap of eating too much, which often happens when we have lasagna because it’s so good. The serving sizes were generous enough that we didn’t feel too deprived.
Aldi’s Regular Buy frozen Bremer Everyday Lasagna with Meat Sauce is a cheap, tasty dinner. It’s easy to heat up in less than an hour. It only contains four (reasonably sized) servings, so it will not feed a large crowd, but if you’re trying to not overeat (an easy thing to do when lasagna is on the menu), this might be the lasagna for you. It tastes like a lot of other frozen lasagnas I’ve had; it’s good, although clearly not the same as homemade. At $2.69, this lasagna also makes for a thrifty meal. Serve with a salad and you’ll have a complete meal for your family for less than $5.