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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 1/15/23

It’s your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 1/15/23, from lemon garlic butter chicken & mushrooms, to overstuffed spinach mushroom calzonesand so much more!

Free ALDI meal plan week of 1/15/23

I’m back — did you miss me?! I hope that everyone had a lovely holiday season with family and friends, and now we’ll come back refreshed and ready to meal plan into the New Year. As always: These weekly menu plans contain six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door. Use them to help bring your family together around home-cooked meals, and to help save time & money in the process.

Use any of these meal plans as an easy starting point, too. Modify your own family’s dinners around what’s in stock (or on sale) in your area, what’s on hand in your pantry, and any special dietary needs or preferences.

Free ALDI meal plan week of 1/15/23 – 1/21/23

plate of chicken, mushrooms, and lemon

Cook along with us and answer the never-ending question: What’s for dinner?

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Before jumping straight into this week’s menu, though, let’s talk briefly about this week’s new ALDI Finds & get a couple more updates.

Organic ground beef and Valentine’s treats

boxes of stuffed chicken

ALDI Finds for the week of 1/11/23 include Valentine’s Day treats & candles, organizational items, fleece-lined leggings, organic grass-fed ground beef, and gluten free egg rolls.

*** All of my favorite ALDI Finds of the week, here. ***

Check out this week’s picks and let me know what you want to Find!

How were your holidays? Ours were, as always, feline-filled — they are of course indispensable to the entire process.

Lastly, new on the Amazon front:

Without further ado, here’s your ALDI meal plan for the week of 1/15/23. *** Be sure to sign up for our weekly emails, so that you never miss a new one.

ALDI Meal Planning week of 1/15/23 – 1/21/23

Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday. As always, six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door.

  • *** Print your meal plan summary + grocery shopping list below this week’s detailed plan, in Word, .rtf, or PDF format. ***
  • I’m assuming that you have on hand some pantry basics like cooking oil, condiments, and spices. Read through the recipes before you shop, to make sure that you have the necessary pantry staples on hand for this week’s ALDI menu plan. *** The printable shopping list includes a separate section of needed basics for the week.

Six easy dinners from ALDI for $70

chicken thighs, green beans, and potatoes

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 1/15/23






  • Ground beef gyros (use just 1 lb of the ground beef, reducing seasonings to compensate, & omit lettuce topping), served in pita bread
  • Garlic red potatoes (use shredded Parmesan to taste, adding it during the last 20 minutes or so of cooking time; roughly chop the potatoes smaller instead of quartering, or they’ll take forever to cook)
  • Slice up & lightly salt the rest of the cucumber



  • Leftovers, family pizza night (ALDI sells nice big take-and-bake deli pizzas), carryout, mix it up!

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 1/14/23

bag of spinach

*** Psst — check below this grocery list for easy one-stop Instacart shopping, as well as an easy-print version.

Dairy & refrigerated

Emporium Selection whole milk ricotta, $2.29
32 oz Friendly Farms plain whole milk Greek yogurt, $3.69
12 oz Happy Farms shredded Italian blend cheese, $2.99
8 oz block Happy Farms cheddar, $2.09
Mama Cozzi’s pizza dough, $1.39
Emporium Selection shredded Parmesan, $2.49


Season’s Choice elote style corn, $2.29


L’Oven Fresh pita bread, $2.99
Specially Selected French baguette, $1.69
Specially Selected salsa verde, $3.29
El Milagro flour tortillas, $1.16
2 jars of 24 oz Reggano marinara, $3.98
12 oz Reggano farfalle, $.92
Can of Dakota’s Pride black beans, $.71


5 lb family pack bone-in chicken thighs, $8.95
2 lbs 80% lean ground beef, $7.58


2 lbs lemons, $2.89
2 mangoes, $1.38
3 packs 8 oz spinach, $3.87
16 oz green beans, $1.79
1 cucumber, $.69
2 packs 8 oz white mushrooms, $3.58
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.79
3 heads garlic, $1.29
5 lbs red potatoes, $3.99
4 Roma tomatoes, $1.00

That comes to: $70.77

Or, maybe less…! These meals can run even less if you supplement this week’s ALDI purchases with: Clearance meat you already have in your freezer, pantry staples you picked up on sale, produce you already have on hand, and/or sale produce from your local fruit market.

Shop this week’s meal plan with Instacart

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Easy-peasy: *** Add this week’s grocery list to your Instacart. ***


  1. You’ll need to check your pantry for staples not included in this Instacart list. See needed pantry staples, below.
  2. The list feature doesn’t allow me to add more than one of an item, or to change the weight of items. So: Before adding the list to your cart, change the following
    1. Change the marinara quantity to two.
    2. Make a note to your shopper that you want 5 lbs in your family pack of chicken thighs.
    3. Change the mangoes quantity to two, spinach quantity to three, mushrooms quantity to two, and tomatoes quantity to four.
    4. Click “add” on any items you want to place in your cart, and omit any items you don’t want or already have.
  3. Just add anything else you need for the week to your cart, and check out!

Please use the add your list to Instacart feature at your own risk, always double checking your cart against the recipes. Also note that Instacart prices are higher than in store, so your total will be higher than shown in the above grocery list.

** Pantry staples to check for before shopping: Olive oil, flour, canola oil, butter, seasoned salt, sea salt, Italian seasoning, rosemary, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, paprika, crushed red pepper, oregano, salt, Kosher salt

Printable ALDI meal plan & grocery list

print this week's ALDI meal plan

Print this week’s meal plan:

Edit and add in your own meal ideas, remove items you have on hand, and/or change regional pricing to match your own store. *** Day(s) next to each item in the printable shopping list show which nights use each ingredient, so that you can easily see what to delete if you’re skipping a night or modifying.

Things to know about these meal plans

A couple of notes

  1. I try not to repeat main dish recipes more often than once a month, but you will see favorite easy recipes again in these weekly ALDI meal plans as the same meats and produce items come up again on sale. Part of the fun of meal planning lies in mixing old stand-bys with something new each week.
  2. If one or more of these recipes isn’t to your taste, or if you have other ingredients to use up, adapt the recipes in this ALDI meal plan to your family’s preferences. Or, just use the ideas here to supplement your own meal planning! See: Pantry staples to stock up on and how to modify a meal plan for your family.

** ad markets & dates

This week’s ALDI meal plan reflects prices from the current week’s ad (running 1/8-1/14 in Sunday ad markets, and 1/11-1/17 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices are from my local store in the Chicago suburbs. Prices and produce deals *can vary* by location & region. In either ad market, shop any time through Saturday and start cooking on Sunday 1/15/23.

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Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

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Let’s close out our week with some additional resources on meal planning & ALDI shopping:

Lastly: Access your current regional ALDI ad here.


Wednesday 11th of January 2023

Thank you ! I love the Instacart ability. My total even after updating my cart came to $73!! I’m thrilled! Thank you!