Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi Week 3 | £5 Budget Meals

If you're looking for a budget-friendly meal plan, cheap dinner ideas, or to feed 4 People for £25, this is the post for you!

Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi Week 3 | £5 Budget Meals


In a world where the cost of living seems to be constantly on the rise, finding ways to put wholesome and satisfying meals on the table without breaking the bank has become a culinary challenge many face. 
Whether you're a savvy student, a budget-conscious family, or just someone looking to trim down on grocery expenses, the quest for economical yet delectable meals is a universal one.

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Is it possible to feed 4 people, 5 dinners on just a £25 budget? In this post, I am going to show you 5 dinner ideas that cost under £25 for all of the ingredients from Aldi.

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Sausage Gnocchi Bake 

Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi Week 3 | £5 Budget Meals


593 Calories per portion

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Ingredients:

- 2 x 500g packs gnocchi
- 500g passata
- 8 sausages
- 1 pack mozzarella, grated
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan).

2. Cook the gnocchi according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

3. In a pan, chop the sausages into small slices and cook the sausages until browned. Remove from the pan.

4. In the same pan, sauté the chopped onion until softened.

5. Add the passata and smoked paprika to the pan, stirring well. Simmer for 5 minutes.

6. Mix the cooked gnocchi and sliced sausages with the passata mixture.

7. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and sprinkle the grated mozzarella on top.

8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.

Shredded Chicken & Bean Quesadillas 

Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi Week 3 | £5 Budget Meals


598 Calories (2 quesadillas and chips)

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Ingredients:

- 8 Mini wraps
- 1.5 chicken breasts 
- 400g mixed beans
- half a ball of mozzarella, grated
- Potatoes for air fryer chips
-1 carton passata
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions:

1. Add chicken, passata and drained tin of beans to your slow cooker and season with 1 teaspoon smoked paprika. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours. 

2. Once cooked, shred the chicken and add back to the sauce.

Air Fryer Chips:

1. Wash and cut potatoes into chip-sized pieces.

2. Toss the potato pieces in a bowl with a drizzle of oil and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.


3. Preheat your air fryer to 200°C.

4. Place the seasoned potato pieces in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are in a single layer.

5. Cook in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes or until the chips are golden and crispy.

To Cook Quesadillas:

1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.

2. Dip the wrap into the sauce then cook for 2 mins on one side. Flip over once cooked.

3. Add the filling with some mozzarella in each, then fold over, flip over again to cook on both sides. 

4. Cook each quesadilla for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the cheese is melted and the wraps are golden.

5. Repeat until all quesadillas are cooked.


Chicken & Vegetable Pot Pie & Mashed Potato

Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi Week 3 | £5 Budget Meals


570 calories per portion 


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Ingredients:

- 1.5 chicken breasts diced
- Bag of soup mix vegetables 
- 200g light cream cheese
- 250g potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 250ml stock (from store cupboard)

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan).

2. In a pot, cook the diced chicken until browned. Add the soup mix and continue cooking until vegetables are tender.

3. Stir in the cream cheese and stock until it's melted and the mixture is well combined. Remove from heat.

4. In a separate pot, boil the chopped potatoes until they are soft enough to mash.

5. Mash the potatoes and season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Pour the chicken and vegetable mixture into an oven-proof dish, then top with the pasty sheet.

7. Make a few small slits on top to allow steam to escape.

8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and cooked through.

9. Serve your delicious chicken and vegetable pot pie with mashed potatoes and enjoy!

Sticky Honey & Soy Noodles 

Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi Week 3 | £5 Budget Meals


470 calories per portion 

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Ingredients:

- 300g dried noodles
- 400g stir-fry vegetables
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 onion, thinly sliced

Instructions:

1. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

2. In a wok or large pan, heat some oil over medium-high heat.

3. Add the thinly sliced onion to the pan and stir-fry until softened.

4. Add the stir fry vegetables to the pan and continue to stir-fry until they are tender-crisp.

5. In a small bowl, mix together the honey and soy sauce.

6. Pour the honey and soy sauce mixture over the vegetables in the pan, stirring well to coat.

7. Add the cooked noodles to the pan, tossing them with the vegetables and sauce until everything is well combined and heated through.



Tuna Spaghetti Bake 


Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi Week 3 | £5 Budget Meals


570 calories per portion 

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Ingredients:

- 2 tins of tuna
- 400g spaghetti
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes 
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- Garlic bread (quantity as desired)
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
-Half a ball of Mozerella 

Optional- 1 teaspoon garlic powder 

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan).

2. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

3. In a pan, sauté the finely chopped onion and, if using, add the garlic powder.

4. Add the chopped tomatoes and smoked paprika to the pan, stirring well. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.

5. Drain the tuna and flake it into the tomato mixture. Stir to combine.

6. Mix the cooked spaghetti with the tuna and tomato sauce.

7. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.

8. Arrange slices of garlic bread on top of the spaghetti mixture.

9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.

10. Serve your tasty tuna spaghetti bake with a side of garlic bread and enjoy!

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