Top 20 Recipes of ‘13

December 31, 2013 – The ALDI Test Kitchen tried, tasted and tweaked recipes until they achieved culinary perfection (and until we couldn’t eat anymore!) before we shared them with you, our dear ALDI shoppers. We’ve created more than 140 recipes in 2013 using only ingredients you can find at ALDI.

As the end of the year draws near, we wanted to share our absolute favorites from 2013 with you, just in case you missed them.

20. Lime-Orange Cupcakes – Cupcakes that make an ideal summer dessert. Tastes light and fruity.

Lime-Orange Cupcakes

19. Blue Cheese Cornbread Pulled Pork Sandwich – This recipe got us into major tailgating mode. Little pulled pork sliders are ideal for the always-standing tailgating fans.

Blue Cheese Cornbread Pulled Pork Sandwich

18. Mango Shrimp Salsa – Colorful, bright, sweet and light.

Mango Shrimp Salsa

17. Fruity Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches – Kids and adults will love this recipe. The colors and flavors are hard to resist!

Fruity Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

16. Parmesan Zucchini – A healthy side dish that turns zucchini haters into zucchini lovers.

Parmesan Zucchini

15. Seared Top Sirloin Salad with Blue Cheese and Fried Onions – Bring the fancy restaurant feel home by making your own top sirloin salad.

Seared Top Sirloin with Blue Cheese and Fried Onions

14. Pot ‘o’ Gold Soup – Hearty Irish stews and soups are good enough to enjoy anytime, not just March 17!

Pot 'o' Gold Soup

13. Lemonade/Limeade Three Ways – Refreshing, light drinks that can be enjoyed anytime (but we prefer summertime).

Lemonade/Limeade Three Ways

12. I Heart Chocolate Crepes – Breakfast? Dessert? Breakssert? We won’t judge.

Chocolate Crepes

11. Buffalo Chicken Bites – Hard to eat just one. Double the recipe, just to be safe.

Buffalo Chicken Bites

10. Loaded Potato Skins – Top with anything you’d like! Loaded potato skins are a great, portable appetizer for parties and tailgating fun.

Loaded Potato Skins

9. Cranberry Shrimp Ceviche Cups – We felt fancy eating a refreshing ceviche made with ALDI ingredients. The cranberries add a nice touch of fall and winter.

Cranberry Shrimp Ceviche Cups

8. Easy Chicken and Dumplings – Although this recipe was sampled in the summer, we loved feeling like we could eat this warm dish for the chilly days ahead.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

7. Potato Flatbreads – ALDI fans went nuts for this gluten-free appetizer idea. And topping choices are endless!

Potato Flatbreads

6. Spinach Artichoke Bread – It’s like spinach artichoke dip ready to be eaten on warm, slightly crusty French bread.

Spinach Artichoke Bread

5. Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese – We LOVE jalapeño poppers and grilled cheese. The Test Kitchen united them in one delicious, vegetarian-friendly meal.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

4. Oven Fried Queso Jalapeños with Strawberry Salsa – Spicy lovers beware, this dish is delightfully addicting!

Oven Fried Queso Jalapenos with Strawberry Salsa

3. Sweet Potato Sweet Rolls – Better than a regular cinnamon roll. You’d never guess there was sweet potato in it.

Sweet Potato Sweet Rolls

2. Baked Veggie Tortilla Triangles – Originally developed as a kids’ back-to-school snack, we found ourselves wanting to make this recipe for any party!

Baked Veggie Tortilla Triangles

1. Shrimp and Avocado Salad – This recipe tops the list for one reason: We couldn’t stop talking about it! Even months after sampling it, this recipe remained the talk of the Test Kitchen. Try it for yourself; you’ll be amazed with what you can pull off with ALDI ingredients in your kitchen.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Which ALDI Test Kitchen recipe did you rave about this year? Tell us in the comments!

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16 thoughts on “Top 20 Recipes of ‘13

  1. Karen Oliver

    I am trying to find the recipe for the pictured item I picked up at the store today. I has asparagas,cherry tomatoes and fresh mushrooms as far as I can tell but dont know what else.

      1. Ali B

        The link for the asparagus salad isn’t working for me. I am also trying to find the one from the front page of the Fresh magazine I picked up in store.

  2. L. Roeca

    In a recent Aldi magazine at my Aldi supermarket, I saw an Aldie’s craves photo for Dark Chocolate Cups with Avocado Mousse. The recipe was not included and the reader was directed to contact

    I have done that, and do not see a recipe for this item. Can you post it please?


    I live in Columbus, GA just south of LaGrange, GA I’d like to know when we will get an Aldi store here in our area. Our population is almost 200,000 the last I heard.. so bring us a store

  4. Gayle Wagner

    I am looking for the recipe for barbeque pork using pork butt that was in your ad about 5 years ago. I lost my copy & it is wonderful. I remember apple cider vinegar was one of the ingredients. Help please.

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