Aldi | 100 budget meal ideas using Aldi ingredients

Love to shop at Aldi supermarket but scratching your head for dinner ideas this week? This list of 100 budget dinner ideas will help push that trolley through Aldi at turbo speed.

Put an end to indecision when standing in the aisles at Aldi. Never stop in front of a freezer of fish or a packet of pork chops again wasting time trying to figure out what to cook.

Access this list on your phone while shopping at Aldi or keep it handy when writing your weekly grocery list.


Tip: Pick 6 or 7 dinners from the list and go shopping at Aldi


100 budget meal ideas using Aldi ingredients

100 budget dinner ideas using aldi ingredients
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1. Alfredo crumbed chicken infusion with steamed vegetables

Shopping list:

  • Frozen Alfredo crumbed chicken infusion, Aldi frozen winter vegetables

2. Beef and veggie soup with toast

Shopping list:

  • Beef and veggie soup
  • Toast bread, butter

3. Beef burgers

Shopping list:

  • Frozen or fresh beef burgers, hamburger rolls, butter
  • Tomato, lettuce, onion, eggs, tomato sauce

4. Beef instant noodles

Shopping list:

  • Fried beef mince, onion, garlic, soy, mixed vegetables, instant noodles

5. Beef lasagne with garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Frozen beef lasagne, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, salad dressing

7. Beef mega meal on toast

Shopping list:

  • Canned mega meal – toast bread – butter

8. Beef ravioli

Shopping list:

  • Beef ravioli, pasta sauce, parmesan cheese topping

9. Beef roast with gravy, roast vegetables and peas

Shopping list:

  • Beef prime roast, gravy mix
  • Potato, sweet potato, carrots, onion, garlic, oil, herbs
  • Frozen peas

10. Beef sausages with gravy and fried rice

Shopping list:

  • Beef sausages
  • Instant rice, soy, egg, mixed vegetables, ham

Tip: These dinner ideas from Aldi won’t break the bank


11. Beef skewers with rocket and feta salad

Shopping list:

  • Diced beef, red onion, green capsicum
  • Rocket, feta, tomato, onion, olives, salad dressing

12. Beef stew

Shopping list:

  • Chuck steak, pasta sauce, vegetables, onion, minced garlic, Aldi beef stock

13. Beef stroganoff

Shopping list:

  • Frozen ready meal or meal base using packet ingredients suggestion

14. Beef tacos

Shopping list:

  • Taco kit, premium minced beef, lettuce, tomato, tasty cheese

15. Beef with red wine and mash

Shopping list:

  • Frozen ready meal

16. Burrito dinner kit

Shopping list:

  • Dinner kit, beef mince, packet ingredients suggestion

17. Butter chicken

Shopping list:

  • Chicken butter, simmer sauce, brown rice

18. Cajun chicken with corn cobs, peas and mash

Shopping list:

  • Frozen cajun chicken
  • Corn cobs, frozen peas
  • Potato, milk, butter

19. Cheese and bacon omelette

Shopping list:

  • Eggs, cheese, bacon, butter, milk

Tip: I like Aldi because you can save up to 40% on groceries


20. Cheese and broccoli crumbed chicken infusion with vegetables

Shopping list:

  • Frozen chicken infusion as above
  • Frozen stir fry vegetables

21. Chicken and sweet corn soup with toast

Shopping list:

  • Chicken and sweet corn soup
  • Toast bread, butter

22. Chicken and vegetable soup with toast

Shopping list:

  • Chicken and vegetable soup
  • Toast bread – butter

23. Chicken breast fillets with chips and garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Frozen fillets
  • Frozen crinkle cut chips
  • Lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, salad dressing

24. Chicken kebabs with potato wedges and Greek Salad

Shopping list:

  • Aldi chicken kebabs
  • Frozen wedges, sour cream, sweet chilli sauce
  • Tomato, feta, onion, tomato, olives, salad dressing

25. Chicken kebabs with satay rice

Shopping list:

  • Frozen gourmet rice meal

26. Chicken korma on rice

Shopping list:

  • Aldi chicken korma simmer sauce, jar ingredients suggestions
  • Brown rice

27. Chicken patties with coleslaw and baby potatoes

Shopping list:

  • Minced chicken., egg, onion, grated carrot, grated zucchini, garlic, herbs
  • Red cabbage, cabbage, onion, grated carrot, mayonnaise
  • Baby Potatoes, butter

28. Chicken pie with steamed winter vegetables and mash

Shopping list:

  • Frozen chicken pie
  • Frozen winter vegetables
  • Potato – butter – milk

29. Chicken risotto

Shopping list:

  • Frozen chicken risotto ready meal

30. Chicken tenderloins with Greek salad

Shopping list:

  • Frozen chicken tenderloins
  • Lettuce, olives, tomato, red onion, feta, salad dressing

31. Chicken tikka masala on brown rice

Shopping list:

  • Aldi frozen chicken tikka masala ready meal
  • Brown rice
  • Naan bread

32. Chunky beef soup and toast

Shopping list:

  • Canned chunky beef soup
  • Toast bread, butter

33. Chunky chicken soup and toast

Shopping list:

  • Chunky chicken soup
  • Toast bread, butter

34. Cordon bleu crumbed chicken infusion with steam vegetables

Shopping list:

  • Frozen ready meal
  • Frozen winter vegetables

35. Corned beef and cabbage

Shopping list:

  • Canned corned beef, onion, cabbage, coconut cream

36. Crumbed calamari rings with tartare sauce, wedges and garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Frozen calamari rings, tartare sauce
  • Frozen wedges
  • Lettuce, onion, tomato, salad dressing

37. Crumbed fish fillets with tartare sauce, wedges and garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Frozen crumbed fish fillets, tartare sauce
  • Frozen wedges
  • Tomato, onion, lettuce, salad dressing

38. Crumbed lemon pepper fish fillets with tartare sauce, crinkle cut chips and garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Frozen lemon pepper fish fillets, tartare sauce
  • Frozen crinkle cut chips
  • Tomato, onion, lettuce, salad dressing

39. Crumbed prawn cutlets with tartare sauce, french fries and garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Crumbed prawn cutlets, tartare sauce
  • Frozen french fries
  • Tomato, onion, lettuce, salad dressing

40. Curried sausage hotpot

Shopping list:

  • Sausages, onion, curry powder, flour, stock, water, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, garlic

Tip: Mix fresh Aldi ingredients with convenience food and save!


41. Fish fingers with tomato sauce, mixed vegetables and mash

Shopping list:

  • Frozen fish fingers, tomato sauce
  • Frozen or fresh vegetables
  • Potatoes, butter, milk

42. Four cheeses wood fired pizza

Shopping list:

  • Frozen pizza

43. Garlic prawns on rice

Shopping list:

  • Frozen peeled prawns, garlic, butter
  • Rice

44. Grilled chicken with chicken and vegetables

Shopping list:

  • Frozen gourmet rice meal

45. Ham and pineapple pizza

Shopping list:

  • Frozen pizza

46. Herbed roast chicken with baked potatoes and asparagus

Shopping list:

  • Chicken roasting pieces
  • Potatoes, sour cream, fresh chives
  • Fresh or canned asparagus

47. Hoki fillets with tartare sauce, steamed beans and baby potatoes

Shopping list:

  • Frozen Hoki fillets, tartare sauce
  • Aldi fresh beans
  • Baby potatoes, butter

48. Honey mustard chicken (honey mustard simmer sauce) on rice

Shopping list:

  • Chicken fillets
  • Honey mustard simmer sauce
  • Vegetables of choice
  • Rice

49. Honey soy chicken drumsticks with stir fry vegetables and rice

Shopping list:

  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Honey, soy
  • Stir fry vegetables
  • Brown rice

50. Honey soy chicken kebabs with coleslaw

Shopping list:

  • Honey soy chicken kebabs
  • Red cabbage, cabbage, red onion, grated carrot, mayonnaise

51. Hot dogs

Shopping list:

  • Hot dogs, hot dog rolls, tasty cheese, tomato sauce, onion, mustard

52. Lamb chops with gravy, green beans and pumpkin mash

Shopping list:

  • Lamb chops, gravy mix
  • Fresh or frozen beans
  • Pumpkin, butter, milk

53. Lamb chops with Alfredo pasta and steamed vegetables

Shopping list:

  • Lamb chops
  • Packet Alfredo pasta
  • Steamed vegetables

54. Lamb cutlets with pasta

Shopping list:

  • Lamb cutlets
  • Packet sour cream and chive pasta
  • Fresh or frozen broccoli

55. Lamb loin chops with gravy, peas (canned), corn (frozen or fresh)

Shopping list:

  • Lamb loin chops – gravy mix
  • Frozen or canned peas
  • Potato, butter. milk

56. Lamb roast with mint sauce, roast vegetables and steamed beans

Shopping list:

  • Lamb leg roast, mint sauce
  • Potato, pumpkin, red capsicum, onion, oil
  • Fresh or frozen beans

57. Rogan Josh on rice

Shopping list:

  • Rogan Josh packet or sauce mix, packet ingredient suggestions
  • Brown rice

58. Lamb shanks with mash and asparagus

Shopping list:

  • Lamb shanks, carrots, zucchini, onion, beans, vegetable stock, brown sugar, tomato paste, garlic (slow cooker)
  • Potato, butter, milk
  • Fresh or canned asparagus

59. Lemon pepper salmon fillets with baked potatoes

Shopping list:

  • Fresh or frozen salmon fillets, lemon, pepper
  • Potatoes, sour cream, chives

Tip: Aldi deliver yummy dinners for a reduced price


60. Marinated beef roast with roast vegetables, corn and peas

Shopping list:

  • Beef sirloin roast, gravy mix
  • Potatoes, sweet potato, onion
  • Frozen corn
  • Frozen peas

61. Marinated chicken with pasta salad

Shopping list:

  • Chicken, soy, honey
  • Penne, cucumber, tomato, spring onion, parmesan cheese, Italian dressing

62. Meat pie with tomato sauce, peas and mash

Shopping list:

  • Frozen meat pies, tomato sauce
  • Frozen or canned peas
  • Potato, butter, milk

63. Meatlovers’ family pizza

Shopping list:

  • Frozen meatlovers’ pizza

64. Mini dim sims with soy sauce and stir fry vegetables

Shopping list:

  • Frozen mini dim sims, soy sauce
  • Frozen stir fry vegetables

65. Mini spring rolls with soy sauce and steamed bok choy and carrots

Shopping list:

  • Frozen mini spring rolls, soy sauce
  • Bok choy
  • Fresh or canned carrots

66. Mixed herbed salmon !llets with buttered baby potatoes and asparagus

Shopping list:

  • Frozen salmon fillets, lemon
  • Baby potatoes, butter
  • Fresh or canned asparagus

67. Mozzarella and rocket woodfired pizza

Shopping list:

  • Frozen pizza

68. Mushroom tortellini

Shopping list:

  • Frozen ready meal

69. Party pies with tomato sauce, steamed broccoli and mash

Shopping list:

  • Frozen party pies, tomato sauce
  • Fresh or frozen broccoli
  • Potato, butter, milk
  • 70. Party quiches with garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Frozen party quiches, tomato sauce
  • Tomato, onion, lettuce, cheese. salad dressing

71. Pork leg roast with apple sauce, roast vegetables and peas

Shopping list:

  • Pork leg roast, pureed apple
  • Potato, pumpkin, oil
  • Canned or frozen peas

Tip: Cheaper pork


72. Pork chops with apple sauce, winter vegetables and mash

Shopping list:

  • Pork loin chops, pureed apple
  • Frozen winter vegetables
  • Potatoes, butter, milk

73. Pork steak with mustard, corn and garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Pork loin steak Dijon mustard
  • Fresh or frozen corn, butter
  • Lettuce, tomato, onion, salad dressing

74. Pork sausages with tomato sauce, potato gratin and spinach

Shopping list:

  • Pork sausages, tomato sauce
  • Frozen potato gratin
  • Frozen or fresh spinach

75. Pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce, pasta and steamed broccoli

Shopping list:

  • Frozen pork schnitzel
  • Mushrooms, butter, garlic, sour cream, milk
  • Packet cream and chive pasta side
  • Fresh or frozen broccoli

76. Pumpkin soup and fresh bread rolls

Shopping list:

  • Pumpkin soup
  • Bread rolls, butter

77. Quiche with garden salad

Shopping list:

  • Fresh quiche
  • Tomato, lettuce, onion, cheese, salad dressing

78. Quick beef stir fry

Shopping list:

  • Stir fry beef, garlic, stir fry vegetables, soy sauce, instant noodles or singapore noodles

79. Roast chicken with gravy, peas and mash

Shopping list:

  • Whole fresh chicken, oil, herbs,  gravy mix
  • Frozen or canned peas
  • Potatoes, butter, milk

80. Roast chicken (whole chicken frozen)

Shopping list:

  • Whole frozen chicken, oil, herbs, gravy mix
  • Potato, pumpkin, oil
  • Canned or frozen peas

81. Salmon pasta

Shopping list:

  • Canned salmon, salmon, capers, red onion, olive oil, lemon juice
  • Penne pasta – salt – oil

Tip: Eat sausages – they are cheap!


82. Sausage mega meal on toast

Shopping list:

  • Canned sausage mega meal
  • Toast bread – butter

83. Sausage rolls with tomato sauce and crinkle cut chips

Shopping list:

  • Frozen sausage rolls, tomato sauce
  • Frozen crinkle cut chips

84. Sausages with noodles and vegetables

Shopping list:

  • Beef sausages
  • Instant noodles – frozen or fresh mixed vegetables

85. Seafood basket with tartare sauce and crinkle cut chips

Shopping list:

  • Frozen seafood selection, tartare sauce
  • Crinkle cut chips

86. Seafood salad

Shopping list:

  • Frozen seafood salad mix, spring onions, celery and mayonnaise

87. Corned silverside with cheesy vegetables and steamed beans

Shopping list:

  • Corned silverside, vinegar, lemon, brown sugar, onion (slow cooker)
  • Cauliflower, broccoli, cheese sauce
  • Fresh or frozen beans

88. Spaghetti topped with grated cheese on toast

Shopping list:

  • Canned spaghetti, tasty cheese
  • Toast bread, butter

89. Spaghetti bolognese

Shopping list:

  • Minced beef. pasta sauce, vinegar, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, grated carrot,  capsicum, zucchini, beef stock, garlic
  • Spaghetti or penne pasta, salt, oil

90. Spinach and lentil omelette on toast

Shopping list:

  • Eggs, frozen spinach drained, lentils drained, butter, milk, garlic, onion
  • Toast bread, butter

91. Steak with rocket and feta salad

Shopping list:

  • Porterhouse steak
  • Rocket, feta. tomato, red onion, olives, salad dressing

Tip: Cheapest pizzas in town


92. Steak with potato salad and toasted Turkish bread

Shopping list:

  • Scotch fillet steak
  • Potato, mayonnaise, red onion, shallots, tomato
  • Turkish bread, butter

93. Steak with macaroni cheese and asparagus

Shopping list:

  • Trim rump steak
  • Packet macaroni cheese, milk, butter
  • Fresh or canned asparagus

94. Sun dried tomato and chicken penne

Shopping list:

  • Frozen ready meal

95. Supreme pizza

Shopping list:

  • Frozen pizza

96. Sweet chilli stir fry

Shopping list:

  • Lean stir fry beef, sweet chilli sauce, veggies, singapore noodles

97. Thai beef salad

Shopping list:

  • Lean stir fry beef, carrot, capsicum, onion, sweet chilli sauce, lime, coriander – salad leaves

98. Tomato soup and toast

Shopping list:

  • Tomato soup
  • Toast bread – butter

99. Triangles tempters with soy sauce and steamed veggies

Shopping list:

  • Frozen triangle tempters, soy sauce for dipping
  • Frozen vegetables of choice

100. Tuna and corn pasta

Shopping list:

  • Tuna, canned sweet corn, olive oil, oregano, grated cheese (topping)

Note: I wasn’t paid for endorsing Aldi. I just like them. They’ve been feeding my family for years now so I’m giving them a plug. Not that they need it. This supermarket knows what their customers need and we all keep coming back for more. In saying this – I do shop at Coles Online when I can’t be fagged doing grocery shopping. I can also save this way by sorting by price to find the specials.