18 Aldi Meals that Can Feed a Family for Under $20

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18 Aldi Meals that Can Feed a Family for Under $20

Over the past few years, the cost of living has noticeably increased, making it difficult to make ends meet. When shopping, we often look around for affordable meals to feed our family. Aldi is a well-known chain store that was founded in 1946 by two brothers, Theo and Karl Albrecht. With over 12,000 stores in 18 countries, they often have great deals. If you are looking for an affordable meal plan, then you’re in luck. Check out our list of 18 Aldi meals that can feed a family for under $20. Take note that most ingredients you probably have in your pantry already.

1. Bremer: Lasagna With Meat Sauce, 38 oz


Total Cost: $9.70

For a quick dinner that serves up to four people, this frozen meal can be ready in just a few minutes. This tasty dish is layered between freshly made lasagne sheets with a hearty meat sauce and then topped with mozzarella cheese. It contains 16g of protein per serving, so it will definitely fill the tummy. Price: $7.15. Serve with Little Salad Bar Italian Salad, 9 oz., for $2.55. It is made with crisp romaine lettuce and radicchio. It has the most flavor when the leaves are bright purple. Furthermore, radicchio is high in vitamin K, which is good for preventing blood clots.

2. Bremer: Italian Meatballs, 32 oz

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Total Cost: $11.68

These Bremer Italian frozen meatballs are high in protein and made with superior cuts of pork and beef mixed with a special blend of Italian spices for $6.85. For delicious pasta, add 1x 16 oz packet of Reggano Rotini Pasta for $1.09. This pasta is low in fat, cholesterol free, sodium free, and made from durum semolina. Add your choice of 1x 24 oz Reggano Traditional, Mushroom, Roasted Garlic, or Marinara Sauce for $1.75. Top with parmesan cheese. Serve with Little Salad Bar Garden Salad, 12 oz for $1.99. This salad consists of iceberg lettuce, which is a rich source of iron, manganese, potassium, and magnesium.

3. Bremer: Salisbury Steak, 28 oz


Total Cost: $9.35

This quick microwaveable Salisbury Steak from Aldi is flame-broiled and made with chicken, beef, and pork, topped with a flavorful savory gravy. Each box serves six and costs $3.45. Add fresh sweetcorn topped with butter for $3.75; it is a natural source of vitamin C and good for the digestive tract. What goes best with gravy? Mashed potatoes, to save time, add a packet of Chef’s Cupboard Instant Mashed Potatoes, 13.75 oz, for $2.15. Just add some milk and butter and stir. A quick and easy weekday meal that everyone will enjoy.

4. Park Street Deli: Fully Cooked Pork Burnt Ends in BBQ Sauce, 16 oz

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Total Cost: $16.24

You absolutely must try these heat and eat fully cooked pork burnt ends in BBQ sauce for $5.95 (note you will need 2 to feed a family). Once seared and seasoned, these pork ends are then left in a scrumptious BBQ sauce to boost their flavor. Add 1x Little Salad Bar Sunflower Chopped Salad Kit 11.1 oz for $3.29. The salad contains carrots, kale, green leaf lettuce, and green cabbage. Furthermore, when combined with edamame, sweet onion vinaigrette, Italian cheese, quinoa toppers, and sunflower seed, it brings out all the flavors in the salad. For a quick and easy mash, add 1x Chef’s Cupboard Butter Homestyle Instant Mashed Potatoes. 4 oz, serves 4 for $1.05. Additionally, you can skip the mash and serve on a crispy bun to make pork-burnt-end burgers.

5. Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen: Frozen Thin Crust Pepperoni Pizza, 14.3 oz

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Total Cost: $17.45

Quick, easy, and perfect for movie night. Pick up 4 of these 16” spicy pepperoni pizzas topped with creamy cheese for $3.59 each. Don’t forget to grab a packet of the Little Salad Bar Caesar Salad Kit, 10 oz. It comes with iceberg lettuce, green leaf lettuce, croutons, shredded cheese, and Caesar dressing for $3.09.

6. Butterball: Turkey Burgers, 32 oz


Total Price: $16.32

Are you having a BBQ this weekend? Then these healthy turkey burgers will be perfect. Each box serves six for $8.99. Each patty bursts with flavor, and they are absolutely juicy and tender. Serve them on L’Oven Fresh hamburger buns $1.29 for 8 with fresh veggies. If you don’t have any fresh veg on hand, pick up a pack of Little Salad Bar Southwest Chopped Salad Kit, 12 oz. It comes with green and red cabbage, carrots, green leaf lettuce, and green onion for $3.29. Additionally, you can add a 28 oz packet of Season’s Choice Steak Cut French Fries for $2.75. This is a meal that the whole family will enjoy. 

7. Kirkwood: Frozen Chicken Wings, 64 oz

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Total Price: $13.19

Ready in just a few minutes, these frozen buffalo chicken wings are a real hit with your favorite sauce and side dish. All you need is 1x 64 oz packet of Kirkwood Frozen Chicken Wings for $13.19. Consider adding 2 packets of Earthly Grains Chicken and Rice Sauce, 5.6 oz for $1.09. Then serve it on top of Earthly Grains Roasted Garlic Couscous, 5.8 oz for $1.99. Additionally, we want to make sure that we eat our vegetables daily, so why not add some fresh Baby Peeled Carrots, 16 oz for $1.45? In fact, carrots are filled with vitamin A and help balance your blood sugar levels. A delicious Aldi meal that can feed a family for under $20.

8. Bremer: Alfredo Chicken Skillet, 21 oz

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Total Cost: $12.29

This is in fact the quickest weekday meal to make; it has everything you need all in one bag for $4.65. However, to feed a family, you will need two bags. The Alfredo Chicken Skillet contains 13 grams of tender white chicken, peas, broccoli, penne pasta, carrots, and a creamy Alfredo cheese sauce. Heat it up on the stovetop and serve it with L’Oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls $2.99 for 12.

9. Fusia Asian Inspirations: Chicken Lo Mein, 20 oz

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Total Cost: $14.23

You don’t need to figure out tonight’s dinner. Eat Asian, hop on over to Aldi, and pick up 2 bags of Chicken Lo Mein for $5.49 each. This savory meal features juicy chicken, steamed vegetables, and tender lo mein noodles, all in a delightful teriyaki sauce. Furthermore, you and your family can enjoy this meal by adding Fusia Asian Inspirations Chicken Egg Rolls, 12.26 oz for just $3.25. They are easy to heat up. I would suggest using an air fryer for 10 minutes when cooked from frozen. However, you can use the microwave, although it won’t give you that crispy crunch when taking a bite.

10. Panera Bread: Gluten Free Baked potato Soup, 10 oz


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Total Price: $11.49

For a cold winter night, this Panera Bread Baked Potato Soup can be a warm dinner to fill the tummy. Made with uncured bacon, delicious russet potatoes, a creamy sauce, and tasty seasoning. Wow! Buy two for $3.55 each. Add 6 Brioche Buns 10.58 oz for $4.39. A complete meal for less than $20.

11. Park Steet Deli: Classic Chicken Salad, 16 oz

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Total Price: $17.42

For a quick and easy lunch, buy two of these classic Chicken Salads for $6.39 each and serve them with Aldi’s Specially Selected Take & Bake French Baguette, 9.5 oz, for $1.65. Add a Pesto Ceasar Chopped Salad Kit, 9.5 oz, for $2.99. It’s filled with green leaf lettuce, iceberg lettuce, creamy pesto Ceasar dressing, garlic brioche croutons, and grated parmesan cheese.

12. Fusia Asian Inspiration: California Roll, 11.5 oz

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Total Cost: $19.76

Treat the family to sushi night at Aldi’s pick up a box of Fusia Asian Inspirations California Rolls and a box of Shrimp & Avocado Sushi Rolls. Each box costs $5.49 and contains of 15 rolls with wasabi and soy sauce. All you need to do is thaw and then eat. Add a box of Beer Battered Cod Fillets, 13.1 oz for $5.49. Finally, to complete this meal add a Thai N Cashew Salad Kit, 11.7 oz it comes with green and red cabbage, green leaf lettuce, carrots, green onions, Thai spiced wonton strips, roasted cashew nuts, toasted coconut flakes and creamy Thai dressing for $3.29.

13. Simply Nature: Organic Macaroni and Cheese, 6 oz


Total Cost: $11.39

Pick up 4 boxes of Simply Nature Organic Macaroni and Cheese for a busy weekday meal for $1.75 each. It contains no artificial flavors or synthetic colors and is made with real cheese. Enjoy it on its own or add a pack of Appleton Farms Lower Sodium Bacon, 16 oz for $4.39.

14. 75/25 Ground Beef Patties, 3lb

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Total Cost: $19.42

Fire up the grill this weekend and make 100% pure beef burgers containing 75% lean beef and 25% fat. Each pack includes 12 juicy quarter-pound patties for $10.99. Add a bag of 8 L’Oven Fresh pre-sliced hamburger buns for $1.29 and top it off with Little Salad Bar, 8 oz Sweet Butter Salad 6 for $2.85. Serve with Aldi Original Potato Salad, 32 oz for $4.29. Voila! A complete Aldi meal that can feed a family for under $20.

15. Kirkwood: Parmesan Chicken Tenders, 28 oz


Total Cost: $14.04

Furthermore, create a delicious chicken dinner with Kirkwood Parmesan Chicken Tenders. To complete this meal add Aldi Caprese Pasta Salad 20 oz for $4.99. Complete with cherry tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, red peppers, and mozzarella cheese in a roasted garlic vigerett dressing. Drizzle with fresh lemon slices. Tomatoes have also been shown to lower the risk of cancer.

16. Parkview: Polska Kielbasa 14, oz

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Total Cost: $14.78

This fully cooked Polish sausage for $3.19 can be ready in a flash. Slice it up and add it to a packet of  2x 12 oz Seasons Choice Steamable Frozen California Medley vegetables for $1.25 each. It is filled with tasty cauliflower, crispy carrots, and broccoli. Then pour in a 15 oz jar of Priano Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce for $1.89. Serve it over 3 packets of Earlthy Grains 90 Second Microwaveable Jasmine Rice 8.8 oz for $1.55 each. A hearty meal that contains protein, dairy, vegetables, and starch. Definitely a family pleaser, this meal is budget-friendly. You can also treat the family with Sundae Shoppe Vanilla Frozen Dairy Dessert Bars, 32 fl oz containing a dozen per box for $2.55. Everyone will be happy to have an enjoyable ice cream for dessert.

17. Fremont Fish Market: Seafood Boil Kit, 35.1 oz


Total Cost: $14.63

Enjoy a complete shellfish meal that consists of mussels, shrimp, andouille sausage with added corn on the cob and rich red-skinned potatoes that cost $10.99 per bag. Pour this over Reggano Wide Egg Noodles, 16 oz, for only $1.65 with a 24 oz jar of Organic Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce for $1.99. A seafood deluxe Aldi meal that can feed a family for under $20.

18. Uncured Jumbo Franks, 15 oz

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Total cost: $16.04

For a quick weekend lunch, you can buy Uncured Jumbo Franks, 15 oz ( serves 8) for $1.45. Add 1x packet of L’Oven Fresh hot dog buns (serves 8), 12 oz for only $1.29 per packet. Serve with your choice of sauce, such as ketchup or mustard. Miracle Whip is a favorite; we all love it. It pairs well with any meal, whether it’s a hotdog, steak, burger, or salad 30 oz for $6.45 you can’t go wrong. Furthermore, nothing completes a hotdog meal without chips. Kettle chips are one of my favorites; add a bag of Clancy’s Jalapeno Kettle Chips 8 oz for $2.15. Lunch is sorted quick and easy! Additionally, for a cheesy dog, add Happy Farms American Cheese Singles (16 slices) for $2.15. Finally, to complete this yummy lunch, add Little Salad Bars Spring Mix and succulent leafy greens for $2.55.

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