Aldi’s Bremer Shepherd’s Pie cost $5.99 for a 30-oz. box at the time of publication. It’s a Regular Buy that is in the store’s freezer section year round. The package describes it as “seasoned minced beef and vegetables in a savory tomato sauce with a buttery mashed potato topping.” It’s gluten free and a product of Canada.
One box has four servings, and one serving has 240 calories, 11 grams of total fat (14% of your daily value), 3.5 grams of saturated fat (18% DV), 35 mg of cholesterol (12% DV), 620 mg of sodium (27% DV), 22 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 2 grams of total sugars, 0 grams of added sugars, and 14 grams of protein.
The first two ingredients are potatoes and ground beef. It also contains corn, peas, and carrots, but when my family was eating this for dinner, we noticed the potatoes and ground beef are definitely the stars here. It’s not exactly light on the veggies, but they’re not exactly the standout in this dish either.
This is a processed product, so it also contains ingredients such as maltodextrin, guar gum, and high fructose corn syrup.
Those with allergies should know this contains milk and anchovy (fish).
The shepherd’s pie can be prepared in a conventional oven or in the microwave.
To heat in a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the tray from the carton and remove the film from the tray.
Place the tray on a baking sheet on the middle oven rack. Cook for 55 minutes. Halfway through the cook time, rotate the baking sheet.
When finished cooking, remove the sheet from the oven. Let stand for three minutes before serving.
To prepare in the microwave, remove the tray from the carton. Vent two corners by peeling the film back slightly.
Heat on high for 14 minutes.
Remove from the microwave and let stand for three minutes before serving.
Regardless of the cooking method, the shepherd’s pie should be heated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
I heated my family’s shepherd’s pie in our conventional oven. It took exactly 55 minutes, as indicated on the package.
My family enjoyed Aldi’s shepherd’s pie, although I’m not sure it was the most memorable meal we’ve ever had. My middle schooler was a fan and repeatedly helped herself to more, though.
We also noted the mashed potato presentation in this meal. The layer of mashed potatoes on top of the casserole looked like they had been applied by a cake decorator’s frosting tip. They were neatly arranged rows of swirled dollops of mashed potatoes, topped with seasonings that looked like they included paprika.
While it’s not the healthiest meal, and it wasn’t as good as homemade shepherd’s pie put together from scratch, it was satisfying. It’s a decent option to keep in the freezer for nights when you aren’t able to cook from scratch.
Aldi’s Bremer Shepherd’s Pie was a satisfying if not particularly memorable meal. It’s a processed dinner, so it’s not the greatest in terms of healthiness, but it’s fine if you need a no-fuss dinner that’s easy to pop in the oven or microwave.