Cook a Christmas feast for under $55

Christmas is less than a week away, so it's time to start thinking about what you're going to cook for all the family members.

If you have a big family, the cost can quickly add up. With low prices at Aldi and our food blogger Ashleigh Evans, you can cook a feast for a hungry crowd for just a little more than $50.

Pineapple Glazed Ham (CPS: $1.39; serves 12)

  • 1 Specially Selected Spiral Cut Double Glazed Ham
  • 1 cup pineapple juice from Sweet Harvest Pineapple Slices
  • 1/4 cup Specially Selected 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Tuscan Garden White Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Burman's Dijon mustard
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon Stonemill Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Table Salt

Mashed Potatoes w. Caramelized Onions (CPS: $0.37; serves 6)

  • 6 tablespoons Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup Fit & Active Plain Nonfat Yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Stonemill Table Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stonemill Ground Black Pepper

Beyond Compare Brussels Sprouts (CPS: $0.92; serves 8)

  • Carlini Cooking Spray
  • 8 1/2 ounces Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 cup Season's Choice Super Sweet Corn, thawed
  • 8 slices Appleton Farms Premium Sliced Bacon
  • 3 – 3 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • Stonemill Table Salt, to taste
  • Stonemill Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup Chef's Cupboard Chicken Culinary Stock (optional)*

Twice Baked Butternut Squash (CPS: $1.12; serves 8)

  • 1 medium butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 5 ounces Happy Farms Preferred Honey Goat Cheese Log, crumbled, divided
  • 1/4 cup Friendly Farms Half & Half
  • 2 tablespoons Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 5 ounces Southern Grove Dried Mixed Berries
  • 2 teaspoons Stonemill Pumpkin Pie Spice*
  • Stonemill Table Salt, to taste
  • Stonemill Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Southern Grove Chopped Pecans

Caramelized Onion Tart with Swiss and Bacon (CPS: $0.78; serves 6-8)

  • 6 slices Specially Selected Center Cut Bacon, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 Bake House Creations Pie Crust
  • 1 tablespoon Carlini Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stonemill Table Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stonemill Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Stonemill Italian Seasoning
  • 8 ounces Happy Farms Swiss Cheese Block, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Priano Romano Shredded Cheese

Want to make all these dishes and more? Fox 17 Morning Mix is teaming up with Aldi to give you the chance to win a $150 Aldi gift card, plus a second one to give to a friend! On December 23, five winners will be picked to win those cards.

For official rules and details on how to enter, click here.

All recipes are created, provided, and published by the ALDI Test Kitchen. For more recipes, click here.

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