Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi Week 2 | £5 Budget Meals

 

Feed 4 people, 5 Dinners for under £25 from Aldi | £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!

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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I have also put together a full shopping list of the ingredients for you!  Yes, you read that right – five hearty and diverse dinners that won't dent your budget.

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Creamy Broccoli and Chorizo Pasta  

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

4 servings, approx 450 calories each


Ingredients:

- 225g pasta
- 1 broccoli head, chopped into small florets 
- 225g chorizo, sliced
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 1 pack reduced fat cream cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Low-calorie cooking spray

Instructions:

1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Reserve a cup of pasta cooking water and set aside.

2. In a large skillet, spray low-calorie cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until softened.

3. Add sliced chorizo to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through.

4. Boil the broccoli florets until they are tender but still vibrant. Drain and set aside.

5. Add the cooked pasta, boiled broccoli, and cream cheese to the skillet. Stir until the cream cheese is melted and coats the pasta evenly. If needed, use the reserved pasta cooking water to adjust the consistency.

6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Serve with some salad, and you can also top with some cheese!


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Smoky Chicken Kebabs & Flatbreads

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


4 servings, approximately 520 calories each

Ingredients:

- 450-500g skinless chicken thighs
- 15g smoked paprika
- 240ml plain yoghurt
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 400g all-purpose flour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Skewers for kebabs

Instructions:

1. In a bowl, mix chicken with smoked paprika, yoghurt, chopped onion, salt, and pepper.

2. Transfer the chicken mixture into a slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken is tender and easily shreds.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, a pinch of salt, and enough water to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth. Divide into balls for individual flatbreads.

4. Roll out each dough ball into a flat, round shape.

5. Heat a pan and cook the flatbreads until they puff up and develop a golden-brown color. Set aside.

6. Once the chicken is done, shred it using two forks.

7. Thread the shredded chicken onto skewers and grill or cook until they have a smoky flavor.

8.  Serve the smoky chicken kebabs with warm flatbreads and salad Optionally, you can add a side of yoghurt for dipping.


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Big Mac Wraps 

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

4 servings, approximately 4 20 calories each

Ingredients:

- 500g minced beef
-4 Large tortilla wraps
- Gherkins, finely chopped 
- 1 onion, diced 
- Cheese 
- Ketchup (not on the shopping list as most people have this in)
-1 teaspoon English mustard
- Sweet pickle relish (optional, for added sweetness)

Instructions:

In a skillet over medium heat, fry off onion until cooked through, then add the minced beef and cook until browned. Drain excess fat.

Add a tablespoon of ketchup and teaspoon of mustard. 

Lay out the tortilla wraps. Place a portion of the seasoned beef mixture in the center, then add cheese.

Fold the sides of the tortilla inwards, then roll it up tightly from the bottom to create the wrap.

Add them to an air fryer for 3 minutes to toast.

Slice the wraps in half diagonally and serve immediately. 

Serve with salad and potatoes 


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Creamy Butter Bean Curry

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

4 servings, approximately 420 calories each

Ingredients:

- 2x 400g canned butter beans, drained and rinsed
- 400g chopped tomatoes (canned or fresh)
- 400ml coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 200g rice
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh coriander for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

1. Prepare the rice according to package instructions.

2. In a large pan, heat the low calorie cooking spray over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened.

3.  Stir in the curry powder and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.

4. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and coconut milk. Mix well.

5. Add the drained butter beans to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Allow the curry to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. If needed, adjust the curry's consistency by adding more coconut milk or water.

7. Serve the butter bean curry over the cooked rice, and dollop some of the fat free greek yoghurt on top.


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Mustard Sausage Tray Bake

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

4 servings, approximately 500 calories each

Ingredients:

- 1 pack extra lean sausages
- 2 teaspoons English mustard 
- 500g pre-bagged casserole vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, etc.)
- 100ml chicken or vegetable stock (not on shopping list as likely to have some in the cupboard)

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C for fan ovens) or Gas Mark 6.

2. If necessary, chop the vegetables into bite-sized pieces for even cooking.

3. In a large mixing bowl, coat the extra meaty sausages with the mustard. Ensure they are well-covered for a flavorful kick.

4. Place the sausages and pre-bagged casserole vegetables on a baking tray or in a roasting dish, spreading them out evenly.

5. Pour the chicken or vegetable stock over the sausages and vegetables. This adds moisture and enhances the flavours.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30-40 minutes or until the sausages are cooked through, and the vegetables are tender. Turn the sausages and vegetables halfway through for even cooking and browning.

7. Once cooked, remove from the oven and serve the Mustard Sausage Tray Bake with the delicious stock-infused flavours.

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