Fast Fall Entertaining with ALDI (in 5 Ingredients or less!)

by Sami

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Fall is finally here!

Our family just moved and the very first thing we bought for our new home was an outdoor table and grill so we could entertain. Now that we’re living back in the city, we’re loving how often people feel comfortable simply stopping by. However, we don’t always get a lot of notice and we didn’t have a lot of room for seating.

Now, not only did we find a great seating option at Southern Salvage, we’ve learned that by simply keeping a few ingredients in the pantry and fridge, we can create great party foods quickly when the unexpected guest stops by.

And because I’ve done my shopping at ALDI, you know it’s frugal too. Like, some of these recipes are under $5 frugal.

I’ve partnered with ALDI because not only are they my go to grocery store for savings AND taste, but they’re also celebrating their new store opening in Spring Hill (more details below). Together, we’re thrilled to bring you these 5 fast fall entertaining ideas…all with 5 Ingredients or less!

We know you’ll be hit with a lot of temptation around the holidays, so we’ve chosen the most healthy options whenever possible (for example, using dark chocolate on the chocolate covered strawberries in stead of milk chocolate).

You may have even seen me demonstrate these recipes on Talk of the Town. But just in case you missed it, I’ve got the entire list of my favorite, flavorful and healthy fall recipes, (equally perfect for a tailgate party or family gathering) for you below:

Fast Fall Entertaining Recipes

Party Poppers

party poppers recipe


  • 8 ounces Pitted Dates
  • 4 ounces Brie Cheese Round
  • 6 ounces Slivered Almonds
  • 1.5 pounds Thick Sliced Hickory Bacon
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper


* Preheat oven to 375°.
* Cut dates in half, lengthwise.
* Cut brie into bite-size pieces, about the size of a peanut.
* Place a piece of brie and 4 almond pieces on open half of date. Place other half on top.
* Quarter bacon slices, wrap tightly around stuffed date and secure with a toothpick. Sprinkle with pepper.
* Line a baking sheet with foil and place wrapped dates on top. Bake for 15 minutes or until bacon is crispy.
* Serve warm.

~ Variation, try using olives instead of figs and stuffing with blue cheese instead of brie.

For even more fast, fall entertaining recipes (all with 5 ingredients or less), start drooling over the photos below and click the links above the photos for the recipes on

1. Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

dark chocolate covered strawberries recipe

2. Cranberry and Almond Dark Chocolate Bark


3. Salty Cashew Caramel Popcorn

cashew caramel popcorn recipe

4. Basic Deviled Eggs


5. Cherry grape apple fizz


As I mentioned above, ALDI is now in Spring Hill! The new store, located at 4917 Main St., offers high-quality grocery items at incredibly low prices.

o ALDI’s Spring Hill store features high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials – such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs – to ensure that customers enjoy a shopping experience that is simple and easy to navigate.

o In addition to the store’s new look, ALDI brings shoppers a wide range of new, healthier options like organic produce, USDA Choice beef, the newly introduced liveGfree™ gluten-free product line and the SimplyNature line of products which are free of artificial colors, flavors and unnecessary enhancers.

Want to watch the full segment from Talk of the Town? Here’s the video:

Disclosure: The above recipes are courtesy of ALDI. When they approached me about collaborating to celebrate their newest store opening in TN and share some frugal, fall entertaining tips, I jumped at the chance. I hope you enjoy each of these recipes as much as my family has and that you’ll head out to ALDI for your fall shopping needs so you can start saving without even having to coupon! All photos above are also used with permission from ALDI and their test kitchen.

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