Skip to content

20 Thanksgiving Foods to Buy at Aldi

From the turkey to the appetizers, we've got you covered.
Aldi store front

Whether you're a longtime Aldi fan or you want to see what the hype is about, Thanksgiving is a great time to find out. With all the grocery shopping you're about to do (or maybe you've already started!), Aldi carries everything from spices and pantry staples to prepared goods—all of which will make your cooking marathon just a bit easier. Not sure where to begin? Here are some seasonal foods to buy at Aldi ahead of Thanksgiving.

And for more, check out these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.

1

Keebler Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts

package of keebler mini graham cracker pie crusts

Per 1 crust (20 g): 100 calories, 4.5 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 110 mg sodium, 13 g carbs (0 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 1 g protein

Why make one giant pie when you can make a dozen little ones with varying fillings? These mini crusts come in a pack of six, so you can make each Thanksgiving guest an individual pie with their favorite filling. Peaches, chocolate mousse, pumpkin—the options are endless.

RELATED: Sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox!

2

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic

frozen brussels sprouts with bacon from aldi

Per 100 g: 99 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 200 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (3 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 4 g protein

These savory Brussels sprouts are as good as they come. Dressed with balsamic vinegar and bacon, the combination of smoky and sweet is sure to have everyone reaching for seconds.

RELATED: Your ultimate restaurant and supermarket survival guide is here!

3

Boursin Garlic & Herb Gournay Cheese

boursin garlic and herb cheese
Courtesy of Boursin
Per 2 Tbsp (29 g): 120 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 180 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g fiber, <1 g sugar), 2 g protein

As an appetizer before the main course, Boursin is a classic for a reason. This well known crowd-pleaser goes as well with crackers as it does with sliced veggies.

4

Butterball Turkey

Butterball turkey
Shutterstock
Per 4 oz: 95 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 740 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 20 g protein

Arguably the most fun part of Thanksgiving is planning how you'll cook the turkey. Will you spatchcock it? Roast it? Deep fry it? However you decide to prepare your main dish, one thing's for sure: You'll need a turkey, and Aldi's got them.

5

Bake House Creations Hawaiian Crescent Rolls

bake house crescent rolls

Per 1 roll: 100 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 200 mg sodium, 11 g carbs (0 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 2 g protein

A basket of warm crescent rolls fresh from the oven is an integral part of Thanksgiving dinner. These Hawaiian crescent rolls offer just a touch of sweetness to complement the savory flavors of your meal.

6

Pumpkin Whipped Cream

can of friendly farms whipped cream from aldi

Per 2 Tbsp (6 g): 15 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 0 g protein

Squeeze in every bit of fall—and its favorite flavor—with this pumpkin whipped cream. It'll go great on top of pie, cake, cookies, or even coffee. (On second thought, you might want to snag more than one can.)

7

Fresh Carrots

carrots on wood
Shutterstock
Per 100 g: 41 calories, .24 g fat (.032 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 69 mg sodium, 9.58 g carbs (2.8 g fiber, 4.74 g sugar), <1 g protein

Carrots are an underrated holiday side compared to candied yams and potatoes. But when sliced thin and roasted with fresh herbs, this veggie becomes sweet and caramelized, earning a spot on our table anytime.

8

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash
Shutterstock
Per 100 g: 40 calories, <1 g fat (<1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 3 mg sodium, 10.42 g carbs (1.5 g fiber, 0 g sugar), <1 g protein

Considering acorn squash are only in season around Thanksgiving, you'd be remiss to leave them off your menu. They're delicious roasted with just olive oil and cinnamon, but you can even hollow them out and stuff them with… well, stuffing.

9

Chicken Stock

chicken stock carton from aldi

Per 1 cup: 20 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 500 mg sodium, 0 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 4 g protein

An essential ingredient for cooking turkey, making gravy, and infusing flavor into every dish, chicken broth is a must-have in your pantry. Once you have it, you'll find more uses for it than you'd think.

10

Southern Grove Pecan Halves

bag of pecan halves from aldi

Per 1/4 cup: 170 calories, 17 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 3 g carbs (2 g fiber, <1 g sugar), 2 g protein

Not only is pecan pie a Thanksgiving favorite, but these crispy little nuts also make a great addition to salads or veggie sides. Think Brussels sprouts with roasted pecans, kale salad with candied pecans. You get the idea—and face it, it's a good one.

11

Season's Choice Cherry Berry Blend

frozen berries
Shutterstock
Per 1 cup: 70 calories, 0 g fat (less than 0 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (2 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 1 g protein

Take a shortcut with this frozen berry blend, available at Aldi. Complete with dark sweet cherries, tart cherries, blueberries, and strawberries, this frozen berry mix makes it easy to create a delicious pie filling by letting these flavors simmer together. Make it your own by adding orange zest or other imaginative personal touches.

12

Countryside Creamery Pure Irish Butter

box of aldi irish butter

Per 1 Tbsp (14 g): 100 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 85 mg sodium, 0 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

While you can use various types of fats in your cooking, butter will always reign supreme for its unmistakably delicious flavor. Having plenty of Irish butter in the house, along with oils like canola and olive oil, when prepping for Thanksgiving ensures you'll have the right cooking fat on hand for whatever dish you're making.

13

Chef's Cupboard Chicken or Cornbread Stuffing Mix

box of chefs cupboard stuffing mix from aldi

Per 0.5 cup: 110 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 390 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 4 g protein

Though some guests might want homemade stuffing, we love the idea of using this quick package to put inside the turkey. Not only do Aldi customers love it, but it's also ready in five just minutes, which will seriously cut down on your cooking time… and maximize your eating time.

14

Sweet Harvest Jellied Cranberry Sauce

can of aldi cranberry sauce

Per 1/4 cup: 110 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 10 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (less than 1 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 0 g protein

Tart, sweet, and the perfect complement to anything Thanksgiving bite, jellied cranberry sauce is a must-have on all holiday tables.

15

Season's Choice Broccoli and Cheese Bake

broccoli in cheese sauce from aldi

Per 1 cup: 90 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 260 mg sodium, 8 g carbs (3 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 4 g protein

We're all for easy ways to get more greens on the table, like this broccoli and cheese bake. Smothered in a creamy mozzarella, this dish will have even the kids digging into it.

16

Specially Selected Garlic Herb Crostini

bag of aldi grilled crostini toasts

Per 6 toasts (28 g): 120 calories, 2 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 240 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (2 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 4 g protein

For every appetizer—be it a dip, cheese slice, or cured meat—you'll need a vehicle to serve it on. These grilled crostini deliver a satisfying crunch that'll keep your guests happy until the main course arrives.

17

Idahoan Baby Reds with Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

box of idahoan mashed potatoes

Per 1/4 cup dry (29 g): 110 calories, 2.5 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 580 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (1 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 3 g protein

In most homes across the country, mashed potatoes are as important to Thanksgiving as the turkey itself. Aldi carries the classic Idahoan brand, beloved by many, so you can ensure the scrumptious starch makes it onto your table.

18

Specially Selected 100% Pure Maple Syrup

bottle of aldi maple syrup

Per 0.25 cup: 210 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg sodium, 53 g carbs (0 g fiber, 51 g sugar), 0 g protein

Sure, maple syrup is great on pancakes and French toast, but it's also an underrated ingredient in marinades. Use a small amount atop meat, in gravy, and even to roast your vegetables to the perfect caramelization.

19

Nature's Nectar Sparkling Red Grape Juice Cocktail

bottle of aldi sparkling grape juice

Per 1 serving (8 oz): 160 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 45 mg sodium, 40 g carbs (0 g fiber, 38 g sugar), 0 g protein

It's always a nice touch to have something special for the non-alcohol drinkers. This sparkling grape juice will allow them to feel included during toasts. Bonus: It's delicious.

20

Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix

betty crocker sugar cookie mix

Per 3 Tbsp mix: 110 calories, 1.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 80 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (0 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 1 g protein

For those who thrive during the decorating phase of baking, pick up a mix of sugar cookies to get the difficult part over with quickly. Look for cookie cutters in the shapes of turkeys and seasonal veggies for extra cuteness.

Whether you're shopping in-person at Aldi or ordering groceries from Instacart, you can't go wrong with these festive picks. What are you including on your menu this year?

For more, check out these 108 most popular sodas ranked by how toxic they are.

Rebecca Strassberg
Rebecca Strassberg is a Brooklyn-born and based writer/editor who's worked for Us Weekly, Thrillist, and more. Read more
Filed Under