Don't Know What to Cook? Aldi Shoppers Share Their Go-To Meals

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Flatbread Pizzas
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Pepperoni Flatbread

You'll find at least one Aldi shopper topping flatbread with pasta sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes, and you've got a teenager-approved dinner.

Related: We Tasted 13 Frozen Pizzas and This Was the Best

Grilled salmon

Salmon Bowls

Salmon fillets, frozen broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, and a dressing of your choice is all you need for this one. Sear the salmon skin-side down, roast your veggies in the oven or air fryer, and top with some dressing. Pro tip: for even crispier salmon, hit it with the air fryer treatment as well.

Related: 19 Recipes and Tips for Grilling Fish

meatball sub

Meatball Subs

Microwave some frozen meatballs and marinara sauce, stuff them into a toasted sub roll, top with provolone cheese, and stick 'em back in the oven until the cheese gets nice and bubbly.

Pre-packed ground beef

Cream Cheese Ravioli Bolognese

Reddit user shopaholic_lulu7748 swears by "browned ground beef with a jar of marinara and cream cheese" mixed with ravioli. We can see how that might work, but also, perhaps we should deploy some emergency units to check on their safety.


Stir Fry

Here's an easy one: throw an Aldi steam-in-bag stir fry and some chicken strips into the microwave and toss with teriyaki sauce.

Budget Bytes Cottage Cheese Sushi

Cottage Cheese & Crab Bowl

If you're somebody who doesn't immediately check out when you heard the words "cottage cheese," this one's for you. Reddit user HarmlessHeffalump goes for cottage cheese topped with imitation crab, avocado, sliced cucumber, everything bagel seasoning, and Sriracha.

shrimp salad
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Shrimp Salad

For an easy, healthy lunch, you can't go wrong with one Aldi shopper's idea: salad greens, jumbo shrimp, and Asian sesame dressing.

Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew

Salsa Chicken

"Salsa Chicken" is the house specialty for Reddit user jp_mclovin, who is slow-cooking frozen chicken breast with cayenne pepper, chili powder, lemon pepper seasoning, corn, black beans, and salsa. Five to six hours in the crockpot later, shred up the chicken and top it with cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and more salsa. 

The Gracious Pantry

Chia Breakfast Bowl

More in need of breakfast ideas than dinner? Mix some chia seeds and milk in a bowl, rest them overnight, and then add yogurt, banana, (thawed) frozen berries, and oats or granola. Mix it up and drizzle some honey over the top. Mornin', tasty.


Beans 'n Greens

You won't need more than 10 minutes for this one-pan meal. Sautée some onions and garlic, add sliced kielbasa, and then toss in some white beans and spinach. Cook until the spinach is wilted, and boom. Dinner.

Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado

A quick DIY-ified version of the Peruvian staple isn't hard at all. Stew up some beef with peppers, onions, garlic, fresh tomato, tomato paste, soy sauce, and white vinegar. Top it with cilantro and serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

Chili & toppings

Turkey Chili

Chili's always a nice one for the winter. One Reddit user shared their recipe, which includes ground turkey, onion, dark and white kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and spices of your choice. Spruce it up with the fixins of your choice, like cheese, green onion, and sour cream.

Egg Roll In A Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl

User Efficient-Advantage8 has the right idea with these egg roll bowls. Fry ground turkey, hit it with some Aldi coleslaw mix and some teriyaki sauce, and you're set.