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The $3 Aldi Grocery I’m Stocking in My Freezer All Summer Long

published Jun 21, 2024
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With summer upon us, you’re likely visiting the grocery store more than ever to load up on snacks for the pool; stock up on groceries for the grill; or pick up bread (this is my absolute favorite loaf), bacon, and tomatoes for the perfect BLT. Aldi should be your first stop for all of these summer essentials. The mini-market is known for selling high-quality groceries at affordable prices.   

Even casual Aldi shoppers swing by the store for Mama Cozzi pizzas and scores from the Aisle of Shame. Those in-the-know never skip a stroll through the freezer section. Even in the summer when fresh fruits and vegetables are at their peak, I rely on frozen vegetables to get dinner on the table night after night. That’s why I’m stocking my freezer with Season’s Choice Garlic Parmesan Roasted Vegetables — and you should, too.

Credit: Patty Catalano

What’s So Great About Season’s Choice Garlic Parmesan Roasted Vegetables?

One of my favorite strategies to keep me eating at home (and saving money by avoiding the drive-thru) is to keep my freezer stocked with a mix of frozen vegetables. This bag of Season’s Choice roasted vegetables is a medley of red onion, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. The vegetables were grilled before freezing, so they have even more flavor than your standard frozen veggie medley. 

Plus, the onions, broccoli, and sweet potatoes are seasoned with garlic powder, Pecorino Romano, salt, and parsley — flavorings that pair well with practically any main dish. 

What’s the Best Way to Use Season’s Choice Garlic Parmesan Roasted Vegetables?

Some summer days call for little more than sliced fresh tomatoes and sweet corn on the cob, but there’s no shame in adding frozen vegetables to the mix. The package includes instructions for both stovetop and oven preparation, which is so useful because you can slide the vegetables onto a sheet pan for suppers that already use the oven. (Consider baking seasoned chicken thighs or pork tenderloin, and then add the frozen vegetables to the pan when there are about 12 minutes left on the timer.)

Serve up a skillet dinner, turning the garlic-Parmesan veggies into a complete meal by adding a fried egg or sliced sausages. If the grill is the only way you’re going to cook this season, these veggies work here too. Heat a cast iron skillet on the grill and prepare the vegetables according to the stovetop instructions. 

The options don’t stop there — tuck the veggies into an omelet or frittata, make a tasty veggie taco, or serve them with hummus. Plus if you only need to cook a portion of the bag, use our brilliant “U-Rule” to store the frozen vegetables until their next use. 

Find it in stores: Season’s Choice Garlic Parmesan Roasted Vegetables, $2.99 for 15 ounces 

What freezer finds are you buying from Aldi this summer? Share your favorites in the comments below.