HARVEST SOME BARGAINS
Est. Price: $1.99
Mashed potatoes make an appearance at most Thanksgiving meals. Roasted, or even grated and fried, potatoes can add a lot of inexpensive volume to the main meal as well as the meals surrounding the main event.
Est. Price: $1.09
Cranberry sauce is one of those items that is an absolute must on the Thanksgiving table. A little tends to go a long way, and a can or two of the pre-made sauce will save precious time without costing extra.
Est. Price: $1.39
Whether turned into casserole, sauteed with garlic and almonds, or simply steamed, green beans are a traditional way to work something green onto the dinner plate.
Est. Price: $2.09
Sweet, salty, and crispy, these fried onions make everything better. From classic green bean casserole to mac and cheese or sprinkling a few on top of mashed potatoes as a garnish, they're a simple and cheap way to dress up vegetable sides.
Est. Price: $1.29/lb.
The obvious star of the meal, reasonably priced turkey is essential to creating a successful Thanksgiving. Sold fresh and frozen, there is flexibility so you can shop at your convenience.
CANNED CREAMED SOUPS
Est. Price: 79 cents per can
While not the tastiest on its own, creamed soup is a valuable cooking ingredient. Classics like green bean casserole rely on creamed soups, and they can be used to give texture when combined with other stocks for a first-course soup.
Est. Price: $2.19
Homemade is the best, but unless you have a freezer full of homemade stock, it can be a lot to make on top of all the other dishes come Thanksgiving. Aldi carries a wide array of stocks so you don't run the risk of having dry stuffing or watery gravy.
Est. Price: $1.29
Making gravy is an art form, one that not everyone has perfected, which is okay. Take the stress out of whisking together the perfect gravy, or worse, running out of gravy by keeping a jar or two on hand.