Aldi: How to make McDonalds, Subway, Burger King and Greggs at home – recipe

Many will be missing their favourite takeaways amid the coronavirus lock down. However, Aldi has revealed how to make a number of fast food favourite from the McDonald’s Big Mac and Mc Muffin, among others.


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McDonald’s Big Mac

  • Seeded Burger Buns 59p/4 (15p per bun)
  • Cheese Singles 69p/8 (9p per slice)
  • Oakhurst Beef Burgers £1.39/6 (46p for 2 burgers)
  • Bramwells Pickled Gherkins 79p/4 (20p per gherkin) – over estimation provided
  • Bramwells Chunky Burger Sauce 75p/16 servings (5p per serving) – over estimation provided

TOTAL: 95p

First, toast Seeded Burger Buns (59p, pack of 4), top with shredded Romaine Lettuce, Cheese Singles (69p, 8 slices), and stack with not one, but two Oakhurst Beef Burger Patties (£1.39, pack of 6).

Finish to perfection with Bramwells Pickled Gherkins (79p, 680g), and slather with Bramwells Chunky Burger Sauce (75p, 250ml) – a McDonald’s-inspired, secret recipe burger sauce.

McDonald’s McMuffin

  • Village Bakery Toasting Muffins 42p/4 (11p per muffin)
  • Oakhurst Breakfast Pork Patties £1.39/6 (23p per patty)
  • Eggs 85p/6 (14p per egg)
  • Champion Hash Brown 69p/9 (8p per hash brown)


First things first, you’ll need soft white toasting muffins (42p, pack of 4) – toast as little or as much as you please according to preference. Next up, the star of the show – sizzling and juicy Oakhurst Breakfast Pork Patties (£1.39, pack of 6), atop which lies a golden and oozy egg (85p, pack of 6).

Finish by topping with a crisp and golden Champion Hash Brown (69p, 750g). The end result? A McMuffin masquerade, costing only 56p.

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  • Buttermilk Fish Burgers £1.39/2 (70p per burger)
  • Specially Selected Brioche Burger Buns 79p/4 (20p per bun)
  • Cheese Singles 69p/8 (9p per slice)
  • Tartare Sauce, 175g 39p/12 (3p per serving)

TOTAL £1.02

Simply take Aldi’s Buttermilk Fish Burgers (£1.39, pack of 2), wrap up in Specially Selected Brioche Burger Buns (79p, pack of 4), layer with Cheese Singles (69p, 8 slices), and a dollop of Tartare Sauce (39p, 175g).

Burger King Chicken Royale

  • Seeded Burger Buns 59p/4 (15p per bun)
  • Crispy Chicken Steak £1.25/4 (31p per steak)
  • Squeezy Mayonnaise 69p/32 servings (2p per serving)


First, toast Seeded Burger Buns (59p, pack of 4), and layer with succulent Crispy Chicken Steaks (£1.25, 4 pack), shredded Romaine Lettuce, and lashings of Squeezy Real Mayonnaise (69p, 500ml). In a few simple steps, you’ve got yourself a cheat’s Chicken Royale, for just 48p.


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Subway Meatball Marinara

  • Specially Selected Part Baked Ciabatta 89p
  • British Beef Meatballs £1.55
  • Tomato and Garlic Pasta Sauce 49p
  • Cheese Singles 69p/8 (9p per slice) – recipe uses 2 (18p)

TOTAL £3.11

Swap out Hearty Italian bread for the Specially Selected Part Baked Ciabatta (89p, 300g).

While these bake, get cooking on the mighty meatball filling – fry British Beef Meatballs (£1.55, 340g) and stir in Tomato, Onion & Garlic Pasta Sauce (49p, 500g) until warmed through. Assemble your sandwich and top with Cheese Singles (69p, 8 slices). This fake-away serves two and costs just £3.113.

Greggs Steak Bake

  • Ready Rolled Puff Pastry 85p, 375g
  • Stewed Steak £1.59, 400g

TOTAL £2.44

Divide and cut Aldi’s Ready Rolled Puff Pastry (85p, 375g) into 8. Next, top each base sheet with a generous spoonful of Stewed Steak (£1.59, 400g), carefully cover with the pastry tops, and crimp the edges to seal each pocket.

Finally, brush the pastry case with a beaten egg yolk, then sit back and watch as it puffs up in the oven into a crispy and golden pastry parcel, perfect for satisfying your savoury tooth. This fake-away bake serves 4 and will cost you less than £2.505.

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