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Aldi’s Money Saving Meal – Mostacolli

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One of the ideas that I have been wanting to share with you, is how I save money, lots of money, by grocery shopping at Aldi’s. It’s great for you to see my post of what groceries I buy and how much I saved, but if you don’t know what to make with them, then it doesn’t help you. Or even if you just want to have a different meal on your plan.

I have updated my What’s For Dinner page to include Money Saving Aldi’s Meals.

I’ve combined several things in this one post, money saving, cooking with beef, because Ultimate Recipe Swap this week is all about beef, and a new recipe for these cute little Parmesan Knots. They are quick, fun and really yummy!

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  • 1 tube refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits (I used 2 to feed my family)
  • 1/4 c. canola oil (I used butter, because biscuits just taste better that way)
  • 3 T. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 t. Garlic Powder (I used garlic salt, because that’s what I had)
  • 1 t. each of Oregano and Parsley Flakes (I used Italian Seasoning)


Cut each biscuit into thirds. Roll each piece into a 3 inch rope (doesn’t have to be exact) and tie into a knot, tuck ends under. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Parmesan Knots.fixed

While the knots are baking, melt butter and mix with Parmesan cheese  and spices.

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Dip the knots (or toss to coat) in butter mixture immediately out of oven. I had extra butter mixture, so I used my pastry brush and used up the rest of it.

Now for the beef and money saving part of this post

Mostacolli Ingredients

Mostacolli Ingredients.fixed.

Mostacolli noodles         $1.09

Cheese (Italian)                $2.29

Hamburger                         $.90  (1/2 pound)

Spaghetti Sauce:

Tomato Sauce x 2            $.50

Diced Tomatoes                $.49

Tomato Paste                     $.39

Garlic, Onion, Spices       $.25

Total for Mostacolli       $5.91


I make my Spaghetti Sauce, boil the noodles and layer noodles, sauce and then cheese, two times and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.


Parmesan Knots

Biscuits x2                           $.76

Butter                                     $.17

Cheese & Spices                  $.25

Total for Parmesan Knots    $1.18

Salad Mix.fixed.

Salad                     $.35   (.69 on sale, used 1/2 bag)

Total for meal            $7.44       (fed 5 of us, and had leftovers for 3 lunches)

Be sure to visit:

~Ultimate Recipe Swap hosted by Life As Mom 

~Super Savings Saturdays hosted by Money Saving Mom


  1. Fixed the Knots and Mostacolli tonight. Family LOVED the meal. I am to go through ALL of your menus to find more good eats. Thanks for sending your menus out!!

  2. Darlene Arnold says:

    Where can I find the recipe for the Mostacolli. I keep finding comments about it and pictures of it, but can’t find the recipe. Please email link or recipe or something. Thanks.
    ~Darlene Arnold

  3. Those both look delish! My kids would love to help with the garlic knots and my sometimes picky husband would definitely like the mostacolli. They’re both going on the menu soon!
    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..Homemade Enchilada Sauce =-.

  4. What a great recipe. I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thanks so much for leaving a note about my baby grands. We think they are yummy! My friend works with me in my ministry. Our offices are in my house. And when the baby grands stop by, we all take a break to love on ’em.

    Grayson does not “love” the grass. When I sat him in the yard to take the picture he was trying to figure out how to keep the grass from touching him! Too cute.

    Hope all is well at your household. Blessings.
    .-= Jean Stockdale´s last blog ..Joy in the Journey Lecture 10 =-.

  5. Oh, this looks so yummy! I think I might add this to our menu for next week! I know my hubby would like this and I’m thinking all three of the kids would like it too! Thanks for sharing and extra thumbs up for an ‘Aldi Exclusive’ meal! 🙂
    .-= Allyson´s last blog ..New Christian in our home! =-.

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