10 Quick Recipe Hacks That Start With a Trip to Aldi

Sure the 25 cent deposit for a cart may deter some people, but many swear by Aldi because of it's so dang cheap. Plus its aisles are stocked with all the foods you need to throw fast and easy meals and snacks together. These particular recipes all have one thing in common: they come together quickly and taste incredible thanks to a few genius tips.

Low on oats? Try a quinoa porridge for breakfast instead.

Dinner doesn't have to be fancy. Mimic your childhood dinners with adult flair. Grill up some hot dogs (or sausage), roast broccoli, and dress up some mac and cheese with everything-bagel seasoning.

Freshen up packaged risotto mixes with fresh basil and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Use pita bread as the base for a homemade personal pizza. Throw in some veggies too, like sliced tomato, onion, and mushrooms.

A can of diced tomatoes with green chilis, three avocados, onion, and garlic granules is all you need for awesome, throw-together guac.

Fry Aldi's German Meatballs in an air fryer before putting them over pasta.

Saute chicken sausage with zucchini and peppers. Serve it with brown rice. Double up your efforts and meal prep for a few days (or for the week).

Roast slivers of sweet potato coated in olive oil and salt for makeshift french fries.

Experiment with a new sandwich combo: turkey, green apple, avocado, and mozzarella on oat bread.