With today’s inflation being out of control and everyone looking to shop on a budget, I wanted to share 3 Aldi Dinner Recipes that you need to try! These are recipes you should be able to pick up at any Aldi grocery store (or grocery store near you). Aldi is a budget grocery store where I live which is why I am referencing it. Below are my three tried and true recipes that are perfect for any weeknight dinner. You can customize the stir fry listed with any meat of your preference; the kielbasa is a cheap but great option which is why it’s one of my staples.
1.) Ham & Cheese Sliders
Ham and Cheese Sliders are without doubt one of my favorite recipes to make and its simple and quick to assemble and bake! I highly recommend you try it. This recipe makes 12 sliders, which feeds my husband and I easily. However, if you are feeding more than two (or are really hungry) I would double the recipe.
- Hawaiian Rolls
- 1 pound of Ham
- Pepper jack Cheese Block (cut into thin slices)
- Hot Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
- Optional: Pepperoncini (Cut into slices)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Gently cut your Hawaiian Rolls in half horizontally. Be as even as you can be. Place the top to the side and place the bottom on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Spread your mayo mixture on the bottom layer of rolls. The Mayo Mixture is 3 parts mayo, 1-part hot sauce and about a 1/2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce.
- After your mayo sauce is on, layer on the entire pound of ham as evenly as you can.
- Optional – Add pepperoncini slices here if you desire
- Cut your pepper jack cheese into thin even slices. Place your cheese evenly on top of the ham.
- Place the top half of the Hawaiian Rolls on top of the cheese
- Mix 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of black pepper together and using a brush; brush the mixture on top of the rolls.
- Place the rolls in the oven and cook for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and rolls are golden brown.
- Slice the rolls into individually sandwiches and serve immediately. Enjoy!
2. Kielbasa & Veggie Stir-fry
Kielbasa is almost always available and reasonably priced. One of my go to dinners is chopping up a Kielbsa and veggies together, its a quick one pan dish perfect for busy weeknights.
- 2 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Kielbasa
- 1/2 Yellow Onion
- 1-2 Peppers (Orange, Yellow or Red)
- 1 Zucchini
- 2-3 Whole Carrots
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Prep your veggies. Chop your onion into small pieces and set aside. Cut your peppers into long thing strips, I find they cook better and are easier to eat evenly with your meat. Chop your zucchini into fourths and then into smaller sections, not as small as your onion but not too large that they won’t cook evenly. Peel your carrots and chop into small circles as evenly as you can. Set all your veggies aside.
- Prep your meat. Cut your kielbasa in half and then cut that into about 1/2-inch half-moons to make them able to evenly cook.
- Heat your cast iron (or cooking pan) over medium heat and then add your extra virgin olive oil. Once heated throw in your kielbasa and allow that meat to sear on one side, once its seared flip to the other side and add in your onion and carrots. Once the other side of the meat is seared and your onion is slightly translucent.
- Then add your peppers and zucchini and cook until veggies are tender but not falling apart, between 8-10 minutes depending on your stove and preferences.
- Add salt and pepper and stir to combine.
- Serve warm and add hot sauce or other condiments based on your preference.
3. Traditional Fettuccini Alfredo
I’ve made this alfredo several times and it is SO different than alfredo in the states. I really love this type as its lighter and easy for your stomach to handle. It’s very easy to make, it just requires doing things a bit different than your traditional pouring canned alfredo into your pot. If you’re interested in pictures from the time I made it, check out our post here: Traditional Alfredo.
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (Diced)
- 4 oz Parmesano Reggiano (or Parmesan) Cheese (Grated)
- 1 pound Fettuccine Pasta
- Bring a pot of salted water to a rolling boil.
- Add fettuccine pasta and cook until al dente. DO NOT DRAIN!!
- In a separate large bowl, dice the butter and add the grated cheese
- Using tongs add the pasta on top of the butter and cheese.
- Add a half cup of the pasta water to the pasta, butter, and cheese bowl. Mix with tongs until combined and creamy. Add more pasta water if you want a creamier texture.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Grate some extra parmesan on top and serve immediately! Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed my 3 Aldi Dinner recipes and if you have your own suggestions/favorite Aldi recipes leave them below in the comments for us to try! xoxo-Kayla