Best Aldi Buys to Host a Barbecue for Under $75

Host your summer barbecue on a budget when you take advantage of these Aldi steals.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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When you shop at Aldi, you can save even more on groceries, including name-brand-quality items.

Hosting a party has never been easier (or more affordable). Plus, you can find plenty of barbecue essentials, from sauce to cooking pans, at this value store.

Editor’s note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

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Emporium Selection Sriracha Gouda Cheese

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Emporium Selection Sriracha Gouda Cheese

Price: $3.85

Add some spice to your burgers, mac and cheese, and more with this flavorful gouda.

This block of gouda cheese has a spicy sriracha flavor that brings the heat to any summer. You can get six servings out of this under-$4-find, and Aldi has a ton of other seasonal cheese, so you can make grilled sandwiches, charcuterie boards, and other classic bites to serve your guests.

Boulder Aluminum Foil

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Boulder Aluminum Foil

Price: $4.15

Be sure to add this barbecue staple to your shopping cart to save money.

This 75-foot roll of aluminum foil makes it easier to grill or bake foods while keeping them protected from from the heat. Plus, this larger roll costs the same as Aldi’s heavy-duty 50-foot roll, so you’re getting more bang for your buck with this bargain.

Parkview Jalapeno and Cheddar Smoked Sausage

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Parkview Jalapeno and Cheddar Smoked Sausage

Price: $3.65

If you’re looking for something a little different than hamburgers and hot dogs, try these delicious smoked sausages.

Each smoky sausage has the taste of spicy jalapenos and creamy cheddar and can be grilled, microwaved, or pan-fried for a fresh flavor. You get six in a pack for under $4, so it’s worth buying a few to make sure each of your guests gets a chance to try this juicy sausage.

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Clancy’s Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Wavy Potato Chips

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Clancy’s Loaded Bacon Cheddar Potato Chips

Price: $2.45

Don’t forget the chips and dip during your Aldi shopping trip.

This barbecue must-have has the taste of a baked potato in a wavy chip, so you get the crunch you love with flavors of bacon bits and cheddar cheese in each bite. Serve this with sour cream and onion dip for an authentic baked potato taste.

Stonemill Roasted Garlic & Herb Grill Seasoning

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Stonemill Roasted Garlic Herb Grill Seasoning

Price: $3.29

Elevate your grilled meats and veggies with a sprinkle of this flavorful seasoning.

This spice blend has the taste of roasted garlic and bold herbs to bring your barbecue flavors together. Plus, each serving of this seasoning is low-sodium with no fat, calories, or sugar.

Burman’s Carolina-Style Barbecue Sauce

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Burman’s Carolina-Style Barbecue Sauce

Price: $3.65

Find your favorite barbecue sauce at Aldi for less when you visit their seasonal section.

You can choose between four regional favorites, like Carolina-style, Texas-style, Kansas-style, and Memphis-style, to give your guests some authentic flavors from around the country. This Carolina barbecue sauce has a tangy mustard base that is perfect with wings and pork chops.

Dakota’s Pride Bold and Spicy Baked Beans

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Dakota’s Pride Bold Spicy Baked Beans

Price: $2.05

These aren’t your typical barbecue baked beans.

This ready-made side has a spicy kick that’s perfect for anyone who wants a little heat on their plate. Each can has a bold and spicy blend of baked beans, brown sugar, mustard, and hot peppers for a homemade feel that saves you time and money.

Specially Selected Brioche Buns

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Specially Selected Brioche Buns

Price: $3.75

Don’t just serve boring buns with your hamburgers during your next cookout.

These brioche buns are a deluxe option at an affordable price, giving you six buns for under $4. Toast them on the grill with some parmesan butter to transport your taste buds, and enjoy these fresh, golden buns with your barbecue sandwich or burger.

Grass Fed Ground Beef Patties

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Grass Fed Ground Beef Patties

Price: $3.99

Speaking of burgers, these grass-fed beef patties are ready to pop on the grill.

You get four patties weighing in at a quarter pound each in this bargain. Just add your favorite burger seasonings and flavors to these 80% lean burgers, or try Worcestershire or seasoning blends from Aldi. For just $3.99, you’re getting a protein-packed patty at a steal, so be sure to buy enough so every guest can bite into a juicy, fresh burger during your party.

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Boulder Utility Pans with Covers

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Boulder Utility Pans with Covers

Price: $3.29

Make your cooking experience even easier with this two-pack of utility pans and covers.

Each set offers two sturdy foil pans and a plastic cover so you can bake casseroles, roasts, and other cookout favorites in your oven while you grill your other dishes. These also make it easier to transport your sides easier from oven to table, so you can focus on enjoying the tasty bites once they’re done.

La Croix Key Lime Sparkling Water

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz La Croix Key Lime Sparkling Water

Price: $5.85

Add some fizz to your summer barbecue with La Croix, now available at Aldi.

Choose between a variety of fruit flavors, like this seasonal key lime, and stock your cooler or fridge so guests can indulge in a cool, refreshing drink during the event. You get a 12-pack of cans for under $6, so feel free to mix and match flavors of these zero-calorie, zero-sugar beverages that will keep you hydrated.

Bluebell Ice Cream Half-Gallon Homemade Vanilla

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Bluebell Ice Cream Homemade Vanilla

Price: $8.79

Make sure you grab dessert for your cookout with this value-sized tub of Bluebell ice cream.

Aldi has a wide variety of flavors to choose from, so how about this classic vanilla with a toppings bar complete with sprinkles, fruit, and chocolate sauce? Each half-gallon offers a serving of eight cups, and you can find some seasonal flavors to stock your freezer for your ice cream bar.

Fremont Fish Market Jumbo Raw Shrimp

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Fremont Fish Market Jumbo Raw Shrimp

Price: $7.25

Give your guests a taste of the beach during your barbecue with this bargain buy.

This pack of jumbo raw shrimp is perfect for making skewers with corn cobs, potatoes, and other shrimp boil favorites. Since these shrimp come deveined, all you have to do is peel, season, and pop them on the grill for a healthier protein that brings big flavors.

L’Oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz L’Oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Price: $2.99

Your sliders will have a hint of sweet flavor when you buy these handy rolls.

Each 12-pack of Hawaiian sweet rolls gives you a classic sweet bread that pairs wonderfully with barbecue sandwiches, mini burgers, or even as a side to serve with your other cookout dishes. These fresh, tasty rolls are versatile enough for any recipe, and for under $3, you’re saving big on something every guest will be sure to love.

Boulder Napkins 250-Pack

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Boulder Napkins 250-Pack

Price: $2.15

Stock up on napkins for your summer party with this incredible deal.

This pack gives you 250 napkins for under $2.50, helping ensure your cookout doesn’t become a chaotic mess. Plus, these one-ply napkins are comparable to name-brand in quality without costing the same exorbitant price, and you can even use them to serve appetizers and small bites.

Season’s Choice Crinkle-Cut French Fries

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz Season’s Choice Crinkle-Cut French Fries

Price: $3.09

What’s a burger without a side of fries?

This value-sized bag gives you restaurant-style crinkle-cut fries for a crispy crunch that goes great with burgers, hot dogs, barbecued meats, and more. You get 11 servings out of this bag, meaning you could easily buy a few for your large party without spending over $10 in total.

Bottom line

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Save even more on your cookout must-haves when you buy Aldi’s exclusive products.

Why spend more on name brands when you can guarantee the same quality for less at this store? Host your next cookout for under $75 for an unforgettable time, and keep more cash in your wallet.

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Ariel Taranski

Ariel Taranski is a writer for FinanceBuzz. She has worked as a content marketer for CPAs and financial advisors, and she enjoys being frugal and money-savvy in her day-to-day life. Ariel has also worked with clients such as The Knot, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Alpha Prime, and many more in her time as a freelance writer.