Make Aldi your go-to for simplifying the holidays this year.  

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It’s easy to idealize the holiday season, anticipating it will be full of baking ventures, building snowmen and roasting chestnuts on an open fire. In actuality, the holiday season can be absolute chaos. And some of that is due to hosting family, friends and neighbors for various reasons throughout the month of December.

Thankfully, whether you’ve planned a swanky affair or are receiving some last-minute company for the weekend, Aldi has plenty of no-cook appetizers that come together in seconds. These would all make a fantastic charcuterie board together as well!

Specially Selected Stuffed Cherry Peppers


This is not your ordinary cheeseboard staple—but we think it should be. Choose from Wild Garlic Cheese Stuffed Peppers stored in sunflower oil garlic or Herb Cheese Stuffed Peppers stored in sunflower oil and herbs de provence. Both varieties are filled with Greek-style cheese and cost $2.99 per jar. This product will be available December 18.

Specially Selected Premium Shrimp Ring


De-veined and perfectly organized for the munching? Count us in. This ring of premium cocktail shrimp simply requires you to thaw and serve for an easy, crowd-pleasing app—sauce included. This ring of 20-22 shrimp sets you back just $8.99 and will be in stores starting December 11. 

Park Street Deli Spanish Tapas Tray


Now this is the perfect no-cook app if we’ve ever seen one! Aldi will start selling this fantastic tapas pack starting December 18, loaded with Spanish olives, Salchichon salami, manchego cheese and dry-cured chorizo. The best part is, the whole thing is just $9.99.

Specially Selected Tapenades


Nothing says “party food” like a good tapenade, and it would make a nice accent to a cheese board or sliced baguette. Choose from Olive or Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke. Better yet, snag both! They’ll be offered at just $2.49 per jar starting December 18.

Specially Selected Puff Pastry Assortment


This product is imported from the Netherlands and adds some extra class to your table. These all-butter creations are a bit indulgent, but these crackers are nice and thin so don’t be shy. One box gets you Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Cheese Straws, Festive Herb Trees and Cheese Crispies for $3.99. You can add them to you cart starting December 11. 

Specially Selected Red Wine or Sparkling Wine Cheese


Aldi is really taking wine and cheese night to a whole new level here! Starting December 18, you can purchase a 7-ounce wedge of cheese infused with either Italian red wine or prosecco, you know, in case you ever wanted to be the hit of the party or something. Plus, you’ll just pay $4.99 for all that cheesy goodness.