These October 2021 Aldi Finds Will Make Dinner A Snap

October is here and that means we are getting into a busy season full of fall fun and upcoming holidays. That also means you might struggle to find the time to cook dinners that are both healthy and delicious. Aldi is coming to the rescue with the release of several new products this month that make cooking a breeze.

While Mashed previously covered the great pumpkin additions coming to the chain this month, autumn is also a time of hearty, comforting flavors, and this guide to October 2021 Aldi Finds features tempting dishes that will be sure to keep you and your family warm during the colder months that are headed our way.

Whether you're a fan of pizza, pasta, or empanadas, this comprehensive list has you covered. Plus, there's even a few Halloween-themed meals mixed in the list, so you can welcome in spooky season with a thrilling meal as well.

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen 12″ Macaroni Cheese Deli Pizza

Pizza and macaroni and cheese — can you even dream of a better combination? This dish delivers every bit of the same childhood nostalgia that's normally found in these two comfort foods on their own. All you need to do is pop this pie into the oven for 15 minutes, and you will have the tastiest, cheesiest concoction ever ready for dinner. You can snag this item at your local Aldi's now for just $4.99. And for that price, you might want to stock up your freezer.

Priano Shrimp Scampi or Chicken Florentine with Linguine

If pasta is more your jam, try out the Priano Shrimp Scampi Linguini, which is packed with noodles, seafood, veggies, and tons of flavor. You'll feel like you've been transported to an elegant Italian restaurant when you prepare this meal, even though, in actuality, you're in your own kitchen. You can find this item at Aldi starting on October 6 for $4.99 a pack. This meal kit also comes in a Chicken Florentine variety, which sounds equally as delicious.

Deutsche Küche Chicken Schnitzel

If you're unfamiliar with schnitzel, it's actually a European cooking technique used to make a piece of meat crispy and juicy. According to Serious Eats, this method can be quite difficult to master. However, the Deutsche Küche Chicken Schnitzel coming to Aldi stores beginning on October 6 makes preparing the perfect, fried piece of chicken easy. Even better, it only costs $7.99. Win-win!

Reggano Halloween Pasta

Ghost- and jack-o'-lantern-shaped pasta is the perfect way to cook up a spooky fun dinner for the family or a Halloween party. This specialty Reggano Halloween Pasta will be available in Aldi beginning on October 6 for just $1.99 a bag. It's probably best to get to your closest store as soon as possible once it goes on sale, because we guarantee that this product will be scooped up quick and make it to the plates of every Halloween celebration across the country.

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen 12″ Broccoli Cheese Deli Pizza

Broccoli may not be many people's first choice of vegetable, but if it's put on pizza, really what's not to love? Thankfully, Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen found a way to make this possible with a delectable 12″ Broccoli Cheese Deli Pizza that will be in Aldi stores starting on October 6 for $4.79. It bakes in just 11-14 minutes and features other great toppings, too.

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Halloween Pumpkin or Ghost Pizza

If you're thinking about what will knock everyone's socks off at your upcoming Halloween party, look no further than Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Halloween Pumpkin or Ghost Pizza. These pies not only look delicious and are individually sized, but they are also uniquely shaped like a pumpkin or a ghost and will be a great addition for your spooky celebration. Find them at Aldi starting on October 13 for $2.49 each.

Specially Selected Shrimp & Crab Ravioli

Just because it's fall doesn't mean that seafood season is over. Specially Selected is putting out its Shrimp & Crab Ravioli that is both fragrant and delicious. Not to mention, it only costs $3.99 a bag, which is quite the catch (no pun intended) for seafood. You can find this product in Aldi stores starting on October 13.

Specially Selected Smoked Mozzarella or Braised Beef Ravioli

Maybe you're not the biggest seafood fan, and that's totally okay. Aldi has other options for you with Specially Selected's Smoked Mozzarella or Braised Beef Ravioli that will warm your stomach and fill your soul this fall. Find these bags at Aldi beginning on October 13 for just $3.49 each (a steal for the quality and quantity inside the package!).

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Italian Style Mini Pizza, Margherita or Spinach

Bite-sized food is all the rage right now. And these Mama Cozzi's mini pizzas are the perfect way to indulge, whether as a snack after school or a late-night treat after a rousing fall party. Not to mention, they are vegetarian and come in a Margherita or spinach variety. You can scoop these up from Aldi beginning on October 13, for $3.29 a box.

Specially Selected Filled Pasta, Assorted Varieties

If you've ever tried truffle pasta and fell in love, but don't want to break the bank eating it regularly, now you can thanks to Aldi! Beginning October 13, the store will carry Specially Selected Filled Pasta varieties, including these truffle raviolis. So, you can feel like a gourmet chef and make this meal in your own kitchen for just $2.29 a bag.

Specially Selected Goat Cheese Risotto, Assorted Varieties

Goat cheese is having a moment lately, thanks to its high protein and vitamin content — not to mention great taste. And now, you can find it uniquely incorporated into a risotto that Aldi will start selling beginning on October 13. This risotto is made by Specially Selected and comes in a few varieties — even better, it only costs $1.99 a bag.

Fremont Fish Market Stuffed Clams

Aldi continues to debunk the myth that all seafood is expensive. Fremont Fish Market Stuffed Clams only cost $4.99 for a nine-pack, making them the perfect option to serve as an appetizer at your next fall party. Scoop these up at the grocery store starting October 13.

Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Thin Crust Pizza Kit with Sauce

Remember the days when you could make a pizza with your childhood friends, only to leave your parents with all the mess after you've put your final creation in the oven? Now, you can still do so without worrying about the cleanup thanks to Mama Cozzi's convenient and easy Thin Crust Pizza Kit with Sauce. Grab it at Aldi beginning on October 13 for $3.29 — it comes in a 2-pack for double the fun.

Casa Mamita Chicken or Black Bean Mini Empanadas

Empanadas are warm, comforting, and savory, making them the perfect treat for fall weather. Thankfully, Casa Mamita is bringing its Chicken and Black Bean Mini Empanadas to Aldi for the low price of $4.79 a box. Though you'll have to wait until October 20 to get a bite, but we can promise you that the wait will be worth it.

Tyson Air Fried Chicken Strips

Even if you don't have an air fryer, but want to achieve the perfect crunchy chicken strips, Aldi is making that task easy for you. The store will start carrying Tyson Air Fried Chicken Strips on October 20. They're only $6.99 a pack, and in no time you'll have a plate of warm, chicken strips that are great all on their own or with some dipping sauces.