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The new university term is fast approaching meaning freshers and returners alike will be looking for cheap and cheerful recipes to get them through their studies. Supermarket Aldi has a host of recipes to put a twist on traditional university staples, jazzing up student classics with as little as three ingredients.

Forget your basic beans on toast – students can elevate their lunch with Aldi’s Smart Beans on Toast, including veggie goodness to tick off your five-a-day without breaking the budget. For those with forward planning on the mind, prepare some fruity Overnight Oats – not one or two, but three ways! Upgrade your menu of ever-reliable pasta with Aldi’s Sweet Potato Pasta a burst of extra flavour, and forget Pot Noodle with a Thai Chicken Stir Fry that uses only three ingredients!

Aldi’s Smart Beans on Toast


1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped

4 spring onions, finely chopped

1 x 420g can reduced-salt and sugar baked beans

150g mushrooms, sliced

16 cherry tomatoes, halved

4 medium slices wholemeal bread

4 tsp lower-fat spread

Freshly ground black pepper


Put the pepper and spring onions into a large saucepan with 3 tbsp of water.

Cook for 2-3 minutes over a low heat, until the water has evaporated.

Add the beans, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes to the saucepan and heat gently for 5-6 minutes, stirring often, until the beans are piping hot.

Meanwhile, toast the bread.

Spread each piece with 1 tsp of lower-fat spread.

Pile the beans on to the toast and serve, sprinkled with black pepper.

Aldi’s Overnight Oats Three Ways


Blackberry and Apple (vegan)

42g Porridge Oats

70g Frozen or Fresh Blackberries

40g Apple Sauce

8g Chia Seeds

20ml Maple Syrup (or 20g Honey if not vegan)

160ml Unsweetened Almond Milk

Raspberry and Almond Butter (vegan)

42g Porridge Oats

70g Fresh or Frozen Raspberries

40g Almond Butter

8g Chia Seeds

20ml Maple Syrup (or 20g Honey if not vegan)

160ml Unsweetened Soya Milk 

Blueberry and Tropical (vegan)

42g Porridge Oats

35g Fresh or Frozen Blueberries

35g Tropical Blend

Pinch of Ginger or Cinnamon

20ml Maple Syrup (or 20g Honey if not vegan)

150ml Unsweetened Almond Milk 


These keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Mix all the ingredients together, put into a jar or glass, cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours).

Add the toppings on the day you’re going to eat.

Blackberry and Apple (vegan):

To serve, top with extra blackberries and apple slices.

Raspberry and Almond Butter (vegan):

To serve, top with extra raspberries and slivered almonds.

Blueberry and Tropical (vegan):

To serve, top with extra blueberries and tropical mix

Aldi’s Sweet Potato Pasta


300g Sweet Potato, peeled and cut into small cubes

300g Penne Pasta

100g Garden Peas

2 tbsp 1% Fat or Semi-Skimmed Milk

150g Low Fat Natural Yogurt

40g Mature Grated Cheese

1 pinch ground Black Pepper


Cook the sweet potato chunks in simmering water for 12-15 minutes, until tender. Drain well.

Cook the pasta shapes in a large saucepan for 6-8 minutes, or according to pack instructions, until tender. Drain well then return to the saucepan.

Stir the sweet potato chunks and frozen peas through the pasta.

Add the milk and yogurt and heat gently for 1-2 minutes.

Serve, sprinkled with the cheese and a little ground black pepper

Aldi’s Thai Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles


1 x 535g pack Ready Set Cook Thai Chicken Stir Fry Meal Kit

1 x 300g (2 x 150g) packs Ready to Wok Noodles

3 tsp Vegetable Oil


Heat 3 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a large heavy-based frying pan or wok.

Stir fry the chicken over a medium/high heat for 8 – 10 minutes until the meat is completely cooked through, stirring continuously.

Add the vegetables and stir fry for 1 – 2 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium/low, add the contents of the sauce sachet and continue to cook for a further 1 – 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in both packs of noodles and heat for 1-2 minutes.


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Notes to editors:

Aldi is Britain’s fifth largest supermarket with 880 stores and more than 34,000 employees.

Aldi is attracting hundreds of thousands of new customers every year with its range of exclusive brands, passing low operating costs on to customers in the form of low prices.

The supermarket believes in making every day amazing and that’s why every single day Aldi delivers on the best possible value for millions of families throughout the UK and Ireland across everything from award-winning fresh produce to world class gin.

Aldi won’t be beaten on price; consistently racks up award after award for quality; treats its suppliers with fairness and respect and recognises the responsibility of supporting valued institutions such as Team GB to demonstrate the importance of health and wellness. That’s Aldi. That’s everyday amazing. The reason they do this? Because Aldi believes that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy, affordable food…it’s a right, not a privilege.

The company’s current achievements and initiatives include:

  • Aldi is the UK’s lowest priced supermarket. Research released by Which? in July showed customers doing a full shop at Tesco will currently spend 23% more than they would for the same goods at Aldi. And those shopping at Sainsbury’s would have spent 30% more than at Aldi. It tracked the price of nearly 80 essential items at the UK’s eight biggest supermarkets throughout June 2020.
  • Aldi has a five-year partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust – its fundraising target of £5m will go towards helping the trust to reach out to every young person with cancer in the UK. 
  • Aldi’s rates of pay are significantly higher than the Government’s National Living Wage and also above the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended national rates. Store Assistants receive a minimum hourly rate of £9.40 nationally and £10.90 in London. 
  • Aldi is the official supermarket partner of Team GB and ensures every member of the team has access to fresh healthy Aldi food via monthly shopping vouchers, and that 1.2 million 5-14 year olds will learn about the benefits of cooking fresh, healthy food via its Get Set to Eat Fresh education initiative. Aldi has been a partner since 2015 and has extended its commitment to the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.
  • In May 2020, for the seventh consecutive year, Aldi was ranked the best-performing supermarket for compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, underlining its commitment to maintaining fair, predictable and sustainable prices within its supply chain.

Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at

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