Have you thought about making an all Aldi Thanksgiving dinner in 2023? Aldi offers an affordable way to buy your traditional Thanksgiving meal. Aldi is a discount grocery store located in more than 38 states. It is known for its affordable prices.
Many families are trying to find ways to cut their spending as the inflation rate continues to climb. Buying a traditional Aldi Thanksgiving dinner may be an affordable way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. There are also many other Aldi recipes if you don't want a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
You can buy everything you need to create a traditional Thanksgiving dinner - all sourced from Aldi.
What dishes are on a traditional Thanksgiving menu?
Different cultures and regions in the United States serve various dishes to celebrate Thanksgiving. However, there are certain traditional Thanksgiving dishes that most people would say should be on a traditional Thanksgiving menu. A traditional Thanksgiving meal usually has a mix of these items:
- Mashed potatoes & gravy
- Rolls or Bread
- Cranberry sauce
- Sweet potato casserole
- Green bean casserole
What you need to buy to make an Aldi Thanksgiving dinner
The iconic dish served during a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is a turkey. Aldi carries a few frozen whole turkey options during the fall season.
Does Aldi sell frozen turkey?
Yes, Aldi sells frozen Thanksgiving turkey. However, Aldi only carries whole frozen turkeys during the holiday seasons. One of the ways Aldi keeps their prices low is to limit what items they have available depending on the season and time of year. If you try to find a whole turkey in the middle of summer, you won't have much luck. Aldi starts to stock their freezers with turkeys around mid-October.
Aldi carries different varieties of turkeys. Aldi even sells Butterball turkeys - one of the most well known brands and arguably the best tasting. Other options include Kirkwood Boneless Turkey Breast and Kirkwood Bone-In Turkey Breast.
How much are turkeys at Aldi?
Prices vary by store and location. As of the publishing of this article in 2022, Butterball turkeys at Aldi in the Kansas City metro area were about $1.50 per pound.
Where do Aldi turkeys come from?
To find out where Aldi turkeys come from, check the packaging information.
MASHED POTATOES & GRAVY
An Aldi Thanksgiving dinner wouldn't be complete without mashed potatoes and gravy. Aldi has a few mashed potato and gravy options depending on your budget preference or taste preference. If you have leftover mashed potatoes, you can always make No Bake Shepherd's Pie.
The cheapest mashed potato option is Chef's Cupboard Instant Mashed Potatoes. It is an instant mashed potato mix. Instant mashed potatoes don't taste as good as made-from-scratch potatoes, but it comes in handy if you want a cheap option or want to quickly whip together a mashed potato side dish.
The second best option is to purchase Bob Evans Farms Original Mashed Potatoes. It is more expensive than instant mashed potatoes, but is closer to being made-from-scratch. It is refrigerated mashed potatoes that are ready to serve after heating. If you are looking to save prep-time, this would be the best option. The packaging says it serves 5.
The preferred method for serving mashed potatoes is by making mashed potatoes from scratch. Making mashed potatoes is relatively easy Yellow potatoes are the best option for making mashed potatoes at home. The potato skin is so thin that you don't have to peel yellow potatoes before boiling the potatoes in water. Yellow potatoes are moist and have a velvety texture.
Most people prefer to use the turkey drippings to make their own gravy. However, a few pre-made options are available if you want an easier option. Aldi sells several gravy packets during the holiday season. These gravy packet flavors include:
Stonemill Brown Gravy Mix
Stonemill Reduced Sodium Brown Gravy Mix
Stonemill Turkey Gravy Mix
Chicken Gravy Mix
Pork Gravy Mix
You can also find turkey gravy in a jar. Chef’s Cupboard Homestyle Turkey Gravy jars are 12-ounces each.
Stuffing and dressing are essentially the same thing. Bread and spices are mixed and either cooked inside or outside of the turkey cavity. Stuffing is a traditional Thanksgiving dish, but some people love it or hate it.
The best option for a traditional Aldi Thanksgiving dinner is Aldi's stuffing mixes. The packaging says it cooks in 5 minutes. You can buy several different flavors:
Chef's Cupboard Chicken Stuffing Mix
Chef's Cupboard Cornbread Stuffing Mix
Aldi sells a variety of rolls and bread products including: crescent rolls, brioche loafs, French baguettes, Italian bread, and Hawaiian sweet rolls.
The two best roll options from Aldi are the Specially Selected Brioche Rolls brioche rolls and the L'oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.
Does Aldi sell brioche rolls?
Yes, Aldi sells both brioche rolls and brioche buns. The brioche rolls won Chefs in America Gold Award and was the 2019 Store Brands Editor's Picks. You can even freeze Aldi's brioche rolls.
How many calories are in a brioche roll Aldi?
There are 160 calories in Aldi's brioche rolls.
Aldi's L'oven Fresh Hawaiian rolls are a King's Hawaiian Rolls knock off - and for a more affordable price. The L'oven Fresh Hawaiian rolls were and Aldi Fan Favorite of 2020.
How long do you heat up Hawaiian rolls in the oven?
Remove the plastic packaging first and then place the Hawaiian rolls in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2-3 minutes.
Pumpkin pie is the most traditional Thanksgiving dessert. Pecan pie is a close second. Luckily, Aldi sells both pumpkin pie and pecan pie during the fall holiday season. You can even find a variety of other type of pies at Aldi. Availability is location and store specific.
What kind of pies does Aldi's have?
Bake Shop Pecan Pie
Bake Shop 8" Pumpkin Pie
Bake Shop Caramel Apple Pie
Bake Shop 10" Apple Pie
Belmont Chocolate Creme Pie
Bake Shop Cherry Pie
How much are Aldi pies?
Prices are dependent on the type of pie you purchase.
Does Aldi carry cranberry sauce?
Yes, Aldi has carried cranberry sauce in the past. In fact, you can choose between fresh cranberries, canned whole berry cranberry sauce, or jellied cranberry sauce from a can. It has been reported that there may be a cranberry sauce shortage in 2022 so if you see a can of cranberry sauce, grab it while you can - just in case!
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
You can make sweet potato casserole from scratch - or you can buy Aldi's Season's Choice Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping. Aldi fans love the frozen sweet potato casserole from Aldi. One Reddit poster said:
Yes, it’s been at my store for 2 weeks and it’s amazing. We get several whenever we can find them. It’s better than the sweet potato casserole at the buffets in Amish country PA!!u/Phila21767
The sweet potato casserole is released in the weeks before Thanksgiving. If you see it in the freezer section, grab as many as you can while you can! Some fans even stock up.
Just bought 3 today, because of this post.. and I wish I had more room in my deep freeze so I could buy the restu/LilMissWallSt
GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
Aldi doesn't sell a pre-made version of green bean casserole, but it does print a quick and simple green bean casserole recipe on the back of the Chef’s Cupboard French Fried Onions container. To make the Aldi green bean casserole recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
3 cans (14.5 oz.) cut green beans, drained
1 can (10.5 oz.) Chef’s Cupboard Cream of Mushroom Soup
¾ cup milk
1 ½ cups Chef’s Cupboard French Fried Onions