Last Updated on December 28, 2022
EDITOR’S NOTE: In 2023, Aldi sold this under its Priano private label.
Lasagna is not a health food. It’s high in calories and carbs. So I have to give props to attempts to add some nutrition to the popular comfort dish. Perhaps it’s still not the healthiest meal out there, but it’s better.
Aldi offers its own attempt at a healthier lasagna with its Season’s Choice 7 Vegetable Lasagna. It sold for $6.49 for a 32-oz. box at the time of publication. It’s an ALDI Find (Special Buy), which means it’s only in stores for a short time. I bought the veggie lasagna during Aldi’s Italian week.
Season’s Choice 7 Vegetable Lasagna is described on the box as “seven vegetables, zesty marinara sauce and ricotta cheese layered between lasagna pasta, topped with Mozzarella cheese.” It’s sold frozen, and one box contains about four servings.
One serving nets you 260 calories, 10 grams of fat (15% of your daily value), 5 grams of saturated fat (25% DV), 25 mg of cholesterol (8% DV), 590 mg of sodium (25% DV), 32 grams of total carbohydrates (11% DV), and 11 grams of sugar. One serving also contains 12 grams of protein, 40% of your daily value of Vitamin A, and 40% of your daily value of Vitamin C.
The ingredients list is filled with mostly identifiable foods such as pasta, tomatoes, cheese, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, kale, garlic, and spinach. Also, I’m not sure what “7” vegetables the dish’s name refers to because I count at least eight, although spinach is so far down the ingredients list that perhaps they aren’t counting it.
It does include sugar, and while the nutrition information states there are 11 grams of sugar per serving, it’s not clear how much is natural sugar occurring in fruits such as tomatoes and how much is added sugar.
The veggie lasagna can be prepared from frozen in a conventional oven or “micro-baked” from frozen in a conventional oven and microwave. Either way, the internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.
To bake in a conventional oven (do not use a toaster oven), preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the heat-safe lasagna tray from the carton and cut a slit in the film to vent steam.
Place the heat-safe tray on a cooking sheet in the center of the oven. Cook for 50 minutes.
Remove the film and cook for 5 minutes or until fully cooked. Carefully remove cooking sheet from the oven using oven mitts. Let lasagna stand for 2 minutes.
To “micro-bake,” which uses both the microwave and a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the heat-safe lasagna tray from the carton and cut a slit in the film to vent steam.
Place the heat-safe tray on a microwave-safe plate. (Do not remove film.) Microwave on high (100% power) for 7 minutes.
Carefully remove microwave-safe plate from microwave with oven mitts and carefully place the heat-safe tray on a cooking sheet in the center of the oven.
Cook for 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked. Carefully remove cooking sheet from the oven using oven mitts. Let lasagna stand for 2 minutes.
I baked our lasagna in the oven (no microwaving). It required an extra five minutes of baking to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees, but needing extra bake time beyond what the directions indicate is common when I am preparing frozen lasagnas.
This veggie lasagna was surprisingly good. It was closer to a traditional lasagna than I expected. My middle schooler took one bite and declared she loved it. It has lots of thick noodles (yeah, it’s not a health food), flavorful sauce, and good amounts of ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. I noticed several bites of broccoli and cauliflower on top of the lasagna, and while vegetables definitely have a presence in this dish, I thought they were in just the right amounts. I still felt like I was eating an indulgent meal, just with veggies thrown in.
The whole lasagna tray is on the small side, with each person in my family of four getting one modest-sized serving. That ensured that none of us overate, but it’s a good idea to offer some side dishes like salad with this meal to round things out.
Aldi’s Season’s Choice 7 Vegetable Lasagna is a traditional meatless lasagna with noodles, marinara sauce, and cheese, but it stands out because it has veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and peppers mixed in. It tasted better than I anticipated for being loaded with good-for-you vegetables. Don’t make the mistake of assuming this is a health food, because it still has lots of carb-laden pasta, but at least you’re getting a serving of vegetables at the same time. We only wish the package was a little larger so we could have seconds.
We had this last night and even our 21-month-old daughter loved it. I baked it a few extra minutes as you suggested and when I peeled the film off, I added a little extra shredded Italian blend cheese. The three of us ate the whole pan!
I just found your site yesterday and like it a lot. We live almost right behind an Aldi, so we’re sampling their products often. One suggestion for your site… listing the nutrition facts or posting a picture of them from the box would be helpful.
Glad you like the site. With newer posts like this one, we always include nutrition information. We didn’t always list that information when we first started the site, though, so if you come across an older post, it may be missing those things.
We just had this product…extremely disappointed. Product was nothing like what was pictured here. You’ve heard the expression “where’s the beef?” this was “where’s the veggies” what was in the lasagna was cut so small it was hard to determine what it was 😔
I’m the only vegetarian in my family. Today I made this for my lunch, I had to cut it in 3 pieces because my husband and son wanted some too. It was DELICIOUS 😊 Definitely getting more if I find it again. My teenage son said he wants one for himself next time
I am a meatless eater. I love the veggie lasagne. I purchased 6 at one store. I know it’s limited very, very delicious. I recommend it.
I bought the lasagna today based on this review and because I used to buy vegetable lasagna at Trader Joe’s and I really loved it. The lasagna doesn’t look like the photo with this review. There aren’t any vegetables that I can see until I cut it, and there isn’t much flavor. I would expect more flavor from the marinara and the cheese but neither has much. I added cheese to the piece I had tonight because it wasn’t evenly covered by cheese. I’ll be eating this by myself so for tomorrow’s serving I will add Parmesan and some herbs to it.
I suspect Aldi has a new supplier for this and that’s why it looks different from the previous, and also why they would use a different brand for it.
That’s good to know. I picked up a veggie lasagna the other week and it’s still in my freezer. I might have to cook it sooner rather than later so I can compare it to this older version.
I forgot to mention the cooking directions are also a bit different with regard to the lengths of times, and they give only oven or microwave directions and not the micro-bake the older one had.
I heated this up tonight in my oven and the very top was scorched so hard it was like leather once finished. There were 3 layers of noodles, the only cheese was a ricotta layer that was more like spread as thin as butter and not a true “layer”. There were some shaved slivers of carrots – about a tablespoon total in the entire thing, lots of diced tomatoes and zero onions or broccoli and about another tablespoon of 3 different types of peppers. The tomato sauce tasted good but there was very little and the topping was a very thin layer of parmesan and bread crumbs. The whole thing from top to bottom was no thicker than an inch in it’s thickest spots. Nothing was evenly distributed throughout the entire dish. We were very upset because we basically ate a pile of noodles with a tiny bit of the other stuff within. And please, can we go without canola oil? It’s an unnecessary addition to this. There’s literally no reason to add it and I wouldn’t add it to any homemade dish either. Please do something to make this more than a pitiful side dish otherwise I won’t be wasting my hard earned money to make an expensive dinner if nearly nothing but noodles.
The recipe appears to have changed since we reviewed this lasagna. This site is not run by Aldi, so if you want to let them know you aren’t happy with the new formula, here’s how to reach them: https://www.aldi.us/en/contact/