These August 2021 Aldi Finds Are Perfect For Busy Nights

Aldi is known for its "brutal efficiency," according to Intellectual Takeout. Everything from its store design and layout, employee responsibilities, and streamlined systems for stocking, scanning, and other daily duties are deliberately mapped out for a productive grocery store system. Not only does this make the shopping experience pleasant for shoppers, but it's also a big contributor to another thing Aldi is known for: its low prices.

This August, the grocery store chain is releasing a new line of products, all of which can make your busy nights as well-organized and efficient as the store itself as these quick meals and ready-to-go dishes will make hectic evenings instantly more manageable. And better yet, there's a big variety in the flavors and meals in this month's finds, so no matter who you're shopping for, there's bound to be something that everyone will like.

Not only will you be able to purchase Asian-inspired sweet teriyaki skillet packs, protein-packed pepperoni pizza, and chorizo ravioli in the same grocery trip, but considering how simple all of these meals are, you'll be able to prepare them all in the same week, too. Dinner crisis solved!

Fusia Asian Inspirations Chicken Skillet

These new Fusia Asian Inspiration meals require little more than cutting the bag open and pouring the contents into a skillet or wok to heat up in no time. Easy peasy! There's both a sweet teriyaki chicken and a sesame ginger chicken option — with how affordable and simple these meals are, you might as well grab both. This new dinner item will be available in Aldi stores starting August 11 for $4.99.

Simply Nature Organic Mac and Puppies

It's an undisputed fact that macaroni and cheese with shaped noodles is better than regular macaroni and cheese. And when the noodles are also shaped like puppies, you might think surely it couldn't get better than this. But with Aldi, it always does.

You can grab a box of Simply Nature Organic Mac and Puppies for just $1.19, making this dinner as cost-effective as it is time-efficient. Cheap, fast, and cute? It's the trifecta of fun evening meals, especially when kids are involved.

It will be available in stores starting August 11.

Pressery Ramen & Pho Kits

Who said the days of ramen noodles have to end with college? Starting August 11, Aldi can introduce you to the amazing Pressery Ramen & Pho Kits. Filled with authentic noodles and real broth, this dinner is ready in four minutes or less and will only cost you $3.99. (So you might as well grab a few extra boxes and eat it for lunch, too.)

Season's Choice Veggie Pilaf with Riced Cauliflower

If your goal is to have a meal that is both healthy and delicious, but takes almost no effort, look no further than the Season's Choice Veggie Pilaf with Riced Cauliflower, available in ginger and teriyaki flavors. This quick dinner is a good source of fiber and has only 160 calories per 3/4-cup. The meal steams in the bag, which basically translates to barely having any dishes to clean up when you're done, too.

These packs will be available at Aldi starting August 11 for $2.79 each.

Casa Mamita Ravioli

How delicious do these sound? Aldi is releasing two Mexican-inspired ravioli dinners this August in either Mexican Street Corn or Chorizo Hatch Chile flavors. Doused in queso blanco sauce, these dishes are just the right amount of smokey, spicy, and sweet all in one bowl. They're ready in just nine minutes and only cost $6.49 per pack.

You'll have to be a little more patient for this one because it's not hitting stores until August 18, but it'll surely be worth the wait.

Casa Mamita Taco Meal Kit

A summer taco night always hits the spot. With these Casa Mamita meal kits, you can have a whole taco bar ready to go in just 10 minutes. Both kits come with all of the toppings prepped and seasoned, and just require a little warming on your part. Choose between Pork Carnitas and Teriyaki Chicken flavors — or grab both!

They'll be available in stores starting August 18 for $8.99 each.

Bremer Chicken Penne

We'll let you in on a little secret — you don't have to splurge on Italian food. You can get a quick-and-ready version of Chicken Penne Primavera or Basil Parmesan Chicken from Bremer for just $3.99 a bag.

These pasta dishes are 10-minute skillet meals with enough food to serve two people. You'll be able to pick them up at Aldi starting August 25.

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen 12″ Pepperoni Protein Plus Deli Pizza

Also hitting the Aldi aisles on August 25 is this high-protein, gluten-free pepperoni pizza on a crust made of red lentils. Packed with 17 grams of protein per serving, it almost feels too good to be true. It's a 12-inch pizza, equivalent to a medium size that usually cuts to about 8 slices. It'll take just 10-14 minutes to bake and only costs $6.49.