30 Family Meals You Can Make for Under $10 at Aldi

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FOOD FOR LESS

Feeding a family can be a lot of work — and pricey too. Shopping at grocery stores that are known for their low prices, like Aldi, can be a huge help in getting nutritious and tasty meals on the table for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many of the shopping lists below will have leftover ingredients that you can use for other meals. Items like oil and spices are generally less than $2 each, which adds just a few cents to the total cost per meal.

Spaghetti With Meat Sauce
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SPAGHETTI WITH MEAT SAUCE

Spaghetti and sauce is a classic family dinner that is satisfying, balanced, and easy to whip up. Aside from the key ingredients, a little salt and pepper are the only things needed to complete a dish that will easily yield four hearty portions.
Pasta: $1.09
Sauce: $1.69
Meat: $6.50
Total: $9.28
Cost per serving: $2.32

Hot Dogs and Fries
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HOT DOGS AND FRIES

This meal makes enough for two hot dogs for each diner and a massive portion of fries that will still leave you with leftover potatoes and oil for another batch.
Hot Dogs: $1.59
Buns: $0.95
Potatoes: $2.99
Oil: $1.89
Ketchup: $1.69
Total: $9.11
Cost per serving: $2.28

Burgers
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BURGERS

The homemade version of this fast food favorite is cheaper than take-out. The patties themselves weigh in at just under a half-pound each for a filling burger.
Patties: $6.34
Buns: $0.95
Ketchup: $1.69
Total: $8.98
Cost per serving: $2.25

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwiches
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BACON, EGG AND CHEESE SANDWICHES

A satisfying meal anytime, this flavor-packed sandwich is a cheap way to pack a lot of calories in one meal. This shopping list will make a total of eight sandwiches and still leave a few eggs and some bacon leftover.
Eggs: $1.50
Cheese: $2.59
English Muffins: $1.25
Bacon: $3.69
Total: $9.03
Cost per serving: $1.30

Pancakes and Bacon
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PANCAKES AND BACON

With a mix that requires just water to whip up pancakes, there is room leftover in the budget to customize the meal with fresh fruit added to the batter or on top, or even a touch of real maple syrup.
Pancake Mix: $1.89
Bacon: $3.69
Total: $5.58
Cost per serving: $0.70

Yogurt With Berries & Granola
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YOGURT WITH BERRIES & GRANOLA

Healthy and light, this makes a sweet breakfast, an energy packed snack, or even a decadent dessert.
Yogurt: $2.20
Berries: $1.99
Granola: $2.99
Total: $7.18
Cost per serving: $1.80

Vegan Burgers and Potato Salad
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VEGAN BURGERS AND POTATO SALAD

Vegetarians and vegans are not left out of the savings, and unlike most other stores, the vegetable-based items at Aldi are often cheaper than the meat-based options.
Patties: $3.59
Buns: $0.95
Potatoes: $2.99
Mayo: $1.89
Total: $9.42
Cost per serving: $2.36

Chicken Thighs With Mushrooms and Penne
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CHICKEN THIGHS WITH MUSHROOMS AND PENNE

Chicken thighs are lower in price and pack a lot more flavor than the breasts, making this a succulent and affordable dish.
Chicken thighs: $4.55
Mushrooms: $1.19
Tomatoes: $0.79
Penne: $0.99
Total: $7.52
Cost per serving: $1.88

Shrimp Jambalaya
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SHRIMP JAMBALAYA

This meal offers a taste of New Orleans made from pantry and freezer staples.
Shrimp: $4.89
Jambalaya: $1.49
Onions: $1.99
Total: $8.37
Cost per serving: $2.09

Mushroom Quesadillas
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MUSHROOM QUESADILLAS

Quesadillas can be filled with just about anything you might have on hand or can be left plain. Including mushrooms ups the nutrition, as well as the flavor.
Tortillas: $1.59
Cheese: $2.59
Mushrooms: $1.19
Total: $5.37
Cost per serving: $1.34

Shrimp Scampi
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SHRIMP SCAMPI

A sophisticated dish, this is nice enough to serve on date night or when friends and relatives are visiting.
Shrimp: $4.89
Pasta: $1.09
Oil: $1.89
Garlic: $0.99
Total: $6.78
Cost per serving: $1.70

Cheesy Mushroom Baked Potatoes
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CHEESY MUSHROOM BAKED POTATOES

Simple yet satisfying and delicious, potatoes are the ideal base for any cheese and vegetable combination.
Potatoes: $2.99
Cheese: $2.59
Mushrooms: $1.19
Total: $6.77
Cost per serving: $1.70

Beef Nachos
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BEEF NACHOS

Nachos are a fun way to have a family dinner that gets everyone involved in a communal style of dining. Replace the beef with mushrooms for a vegetarian-friendly version.
Chips: $1.49
Queso: $2.19
Beef: $2.79
Hot Sauce: $1.15
Total: $7.62
Cost per serving: $1.90

Maple Oatmeal With Apples
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MAPLE OATMEAL WITH APPLES

The ingredients for this quick breakfast are enough to make at least 16 portions, which makes this a cheap and healthy way to start your day.
Oatmeal: $1.79
Apples: $0.99
Maple: $7.19
Total: $9.97
Cost per serving: $0.60

Spinach and Mushroom Omelet
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SPINACH AND MUSHROOM OMELET

Omelets are great for breakfast, but also make a nice lunch or dinner served alongside a simple salad.
Eggs: $1.50
Spinach: $2.49
Mushrooms: $1.19
Cheese: $2.59
Total: $7.77
Cost per serving: $1.90

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
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PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES

A comfort food classic, sometimes an old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich is just what's needed.
Peanut Butter: $1.89
Jelly: $1.69
Bread: $0.85
Total: $4.43
Cost per serving: $1.10

Spaghetti Squash With Mushroom Marinara
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SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH MUSHROOM MARINARA

This gluten-free and vegan version of spaghetti uses squash instead of pasta.
Spaghetti Squash: $2.37
Marinara: $1.69
Mushrooms: $2.38
Garlic: $0.99
Total: $7.43
Cost per serving: $1.90

Pizza and Salad
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PIZZA AND SALAD

Cheaper than delivery and just as satisfying, an extra-large pizza and salad for the family is a casual meal for any night of the week.
Frozen Pizza: $6.19
Salad: $0.89
Salad Dressing: $1.69
Total: $8.77
Cost per serving: $2.19

Ham and Cheese Panini
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HAM AND CHEESE PANINI

Turn simple bread, cheese, and ham into something delicious just by pressing it together Italian-style for melty cheese and crispy edges.
Bread: $0.85
Ham: $2.58
Cheese: $2.59
Total: $6.02
Cost per serving: $1.50

Pork Chops With Garlic Spinach and Rice
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PORK CHOPS WITH GARLIC SPINACH AND RICE

A proper meal that is as nutritious as it is delicious, this works as a quick weeknight dinner or even a Sunday feast with the extended family.
Pork Chops: $5.24
Garlic: $0.99
Spinach: $2.49
Rice: $0.99
Total: $9.71
Cost per serving: $2.43

Mushroom Potato Tacos
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MUSHROOM POTATO TACOS

Make a vegan version of tacos that is just as satisfying as a meat-based meal, thanks to pieces of chunky potatoes and meaty mushrooms.
Mushrooms: $2.38
Potatoes: $2.99
Corn Tortillas: $1.69
How Sauce: $1.15
Total: $8.21
Cost per serving: $2.06

Pork Carnitas Crispy Tacos
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PORK CARNITAS CRISPY TACOS

Hard shell tacos, while not authentically Mexican, are an American favorite, especially when stuffed with pork carnitas.
Pork Carnitas: $5.99
Hard Taco Shells: $1.19
Hot Sauce: $1.15
Total: $8.33
Cost per serving: $2.08

Corned Beef Hash With Eggs
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CORNED BEEF HASH WITH EGGS

This hearty brunch dish can be enjoyed for any meal of the day. Sauteeing the hash in a pan to get crispy bits will make it taste just like homemade.
Corned Beef Hash: $3.38
Eggs: $1.50
Total: 4.88
Cost per serving: $1.22

Eggs, Bacon, and Hash Browns
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EGGS, BACON, AND HASH BROWNS

Even the local diner can't beat this low price for comfort breakfast food.
Bacon: $3.69
Eggs: $1.50
Hash Browns: $1.95
Ketchup: $1.69
Total: $8.83
Cost per serving: $2.21

Macaroni & Cheese With Vegetables
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MACARONI & CHEESE WITH VEGETABLES

A childhood favorite, boxed macaroni and cheese can be nostalgically delicious. With a generous addition of veggies, it becomes a complete and filling meal for the entire family.
Macaroni & Cheese: $2.36
Veggies: $2.58
Total: $4.94
Cost per serving: $1.26

Ravioli With Spinach and Garlic
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RAVIOLI WITH SPINACH AND GARLIC

This cheesy filled pasta just needs a few supporting ingredients to turn it into a restaurant-worthy dish.
Ravioli: $4.98
Spinach: $2.49
Garlic: $0.99
Total: $8.46
Cost per serving: $2.12

Beef and Bean Burritos With Queso
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BEEF AND BEAN BURRITOS WITH QUESO

Burritos smothered in queso dip are fun and craveworthy. With two burritos in each serving, even fast food chains can't beat this price.
Burritos: $2.69
Queso: $2.19
Total: $4.88
Cost per serving: $1.22

Ramen With Chicken
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RAMEN WITH CHICKEN

With ramen bowls going for upwards of $10 in restaurants, this instant version with fresh chicken is a bargain.
Ramen: $1.94
Chicken: $5.73
Total: $7.67
Cost per serving: $1.92

Salad With Chicken
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SALAD WITH CHICKEN

Keeping things healthy and light is also easy with Aldi's prices on basics like chicken and salad.
Salad: $1.78
Chicken: $5.73
Salad Dressing: $1.69
Total: $9.20
Cost per serving: $2.30

Chicken and Mushroom Pasta
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CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM PASTA

A combination of vegetables, pasta, and chicken makes a well-rounded meal for any night of the week.
Pasta: $0.99
Mushrooms: $1.19
Chicken: $5.73
Garlic: $0.99
Total: $8.90
Cost per serving: $2.23

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