New research from the American Farm Bureau found the national average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 costs $48.91, nearly $17 more than if you shopped at Aldi.

Lauren Wicks
November 21, 2019

The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, but they're typically also the most expensive. Between hosting extended family for days, putting on holiday parties or meals and shopping for gifts, we end up spending an exorbitant amount of money in the final months of the year. Thankfully Aldi is here to lighten the load when it comes to throwing your family's Thanksgiving.

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The American Farm Bureau conducts an annual survey to discover the average price of a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal for 10 people, which includes a 16-pound turkey, cubed bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, green peas, fresh cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie mix, two 9-inch pie shells, whipping cream and whole milk. After doing some further research of their offerings, Aldi found that their price for a 10-person Thanksgiving meal was approximately $17 less than the national average—just $32 for everything.

"Aldi has everything our shoppers need to host the perfect Thanksgiving meal, without breaking the bank," said Scott Patton, vice president of corporate buying at Aldi U.S., in a press release. "From the star of the table—the Thanksgiving turkey—to the appetizers, sides, desserts, beverages and even decor, we're proud to offer shoppers outstanding quality food and goods at simply unbeatable prices."

We are huge fans of Aldi here at EatingWell and already have our list of Thanksgiving must-haves ready for some pre-Thanksgiving shopping this weekend. Plus, we can't wait to try this $30 chafing dish, which should make our Turkey Day so much easier (and warmer).