12 of the best frozen foods you can get at Aldi

A shopper at Aldi.

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A shopper at Aldi.
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  • Aldi is a discount grocery chain founded in 1913 by German brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht.
  • It’s famous for its great selection of affordable food items.
  • Some of the best frozen foods to buy include vanilla ice cream sandwiches and veggie “noodles.”
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Aldi is a discount supermarket chain founded in 1913 by German brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht.

The store is gaining popularity in the US for its affordable prices: one of the reasons Aldi manages to keep its prices so low is that it avoids using brand names as much as possible, and offers a smaller selection of items.

Brand name or not, its frozen foods shouldn’t be missed. From gluten-free pasta to indulgent loaded potato skins, we put together the best frozen options available at Aldi right now (most of which are under $6, too). Calorie count per serving is also included, so you can be sure to know the nutritional value along with your price value.


1. Potato Puffs

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Potato Puffs.
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More commonly known as tater tots, these potato puffs are a super affordable and easy-to-make treat.

Current price: $1.95

Calories per serving: 140 kcal


2. Honey-battered Chicken Tenders

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Honey-battered chicken tenders.
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Yes, honey-battered chicken tastes as good as it sounds. Prepare these either in a conventional oven or a microwave to get the best texture. They’re just as good on their own as they are dipped in your favorite sauce.

Current price: $4.99

Calories: 210 kcal


3. Waffle Fries

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Waffle fries.
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Always a crowd pleaser with big groups, these waffle fries can be prepared in under 20 minutes in an oven, and in less than five minutes using a fryer.

Current price: $1.79

Calories: 150 kcal (oven preparation) or 280 kcal (fryer preparation)


4. Dino Nuggets

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Chicken nuggets.
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A great source of calcium and iron, these chicken nuggets are the ideal kid-friendly lunch. Boxes include 64 nuggets, which add up to 16 servings.

Cost: $6.99

Calories: 170 kcal


5. Mad Minis Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Vanilla ice cream sandwiches.
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Made with whole milk, these treats come in at an impressively low 60 calories.

Cost: $3.49

Calories: 60 kcal


6. Veggie Spiral “Noodles”

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Veggie spirals.
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Healthy eaters looking for a low-carb alternative to pasta are in luck: These vegetable spirals are a suitable alternative to pasta, and taste great topped with different sauces. Aldi currently offers two varieties, carrot and zucchini.

Current price: $2.89

Calories: 15 kcal (zucchini) and 30 kcal (carrot)


7. Loaded Potato Skins

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Loaded potato skins.
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A savory dish that never disappoints, these loaded potato skins – baked potato halves covered in cheese and pieces of bacon – are classic pub grub that you can find at Aldi for under $3.

A head’s up for big groups however: one of these frozen packages includes just three servings, or approximately three potato skins per box.

Current price: $2.19

Calories: 220 kcal


8. Garlic Bread Sticks

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Garlic bread sticks.
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These breadsticks are the ideal side dish to a pasta dinner, and take only around 6 minutes to make. And, at about $2 for six sticks, one will set you back a mere 33 cents.

Current Price: $1.99

Calories: 150 kcal


9. Mini Bagel Pizzas (36 count)

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Bagel Pizzas.
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This box of 36 mini bagels – a mix of pepperoni and sausage bits – will keep the late-night munchies at bay for quite some time. The recommended serving size is four bagels, but that is obviously at your discretion.

Current price: $5.85

Calories: 190 kcal


10. Gluten-free Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Penne

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Chicken and broccoli Alfredo penne.
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The process of preparing this flavorful dish comes down to three simple steps: Thaw, heat in a skillet, and add the sauce! The package includes two servings.

Current price: $4.99

Calories: 390 kcal


11. Skippy PB&J Minis

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Skippy PB&J minis.
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These tiny pockets of peanut butter and jelly are extremely versatile: Eat them for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack – or all three, as packages include 30 PB&J minis.

Current price: $6.99

Calories: 230 kcal


12. Frozen Fruit Medleys

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Berry Medley.
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If you’re a smoothie fan, consider grabbing a few of these super affordable bags of frozen fruit combinations. These blends are low in calories and full of vitamins and fibers.

Current Price: $2.39 (Tropical Blend) and $2.25 (Berry Medley)

Calories: 70 kcal (Tropical Blend) and 70 kcal (Berry Medley)