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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 1/17/21 – 1/23/21

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 1/17/21: Six dinners for four, $60!

Let’s keep rocketing through January: How are your New Year’s meal planning resolutions going so far? Stay on track with another ALDI dinner plan, taking you all the way from Sunday 1/17, through Saturday 1/23. This week, you’ll enjoy everything from a smoked salmon frittata to an easy cheesy pasta skillet — and so much more!

As always, use this menu plan as a starting point, modifying as necessary according to what is in stock in your area, what you have on hand in your pantry, and your own family’s dietary needs and preferences.

Free ALDI meal plan week of 1/17/21 – 1/23/21

As our strange times keep on keeping on, I do hope you can use these meal plans to help restore some rhythm to your weeks.

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But first, what’s new this week?

ALDI Finds

Simply dressings in this week's ALDI Finds

What’s going on at ALDI this week? Some nice Finds, that’s what! Check out my top 20 ALDI Finds of the week, plus some Valentine’s Day Finds for you (and your cat…).

ALDI Meal Planning week of 1/17/21 – 1/23/21

Without further ado, here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 1/17/21. Pick up everything on the shopping list below, and start cooking on Sunday: As always, six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door.

I’m assuming that you have on hand some pantry basics like cooking oil, common condiments, and spices. *** Read through the recipes before you shop, to make sure you have the necessary pantry staples on hand for this week’s ALDI menu plan; see a summary in the printable grocery list below.

Print your meal plan summary + grocery shopping list below this week’s detailed plan.

Six easy dinners from ALDI for $60

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 1/17/21








  • Leftovers, family pizza night (ALDI sells nice big take-and-bake deli pizzas), or order in.

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 1/16/21

Dairy & refrigerated

Dozen Goldhen large eggs, $1.01
Emporium Selection 15 oz whole milk ricotta, $1.89
Happy Farms 8 oz block mozzarella, $1.85
Happy Farms 8 oz block cheddar, $1.85


Season’s Choice 16 oz peas, $.95


3 lbs Earthly Grains long grain white rice, $2.19
Fusia soy sauce, $1.65
8 oz Stonemill minced garlic in water, $1.99
48 oz Simply Nature organic chicken broth, $2.19
12 oz Reggano farfalle, $.99
24 oz Reggano Simply marinara, $1.49
1 can Dakota’s Pride black beans, $.59
16 oz Casa Mamita restaurant style salsa, $1.89


Specially Selected cold smoked salmon 3 oz, $3.99
5 lb whole chicken, $4.75
2.75 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, $4.65
2 lbs 80/20 ground beef, $5.78


2 lbs red grapes, $2.58
Whole pineapple, $1.49
Bunch green onions, $.79
2 lbs carrots, $1.29
3 hearts of romaine, $2.45
1 cucumber, $.59
1.5 lbs broccoli, $2.24
1 lb asparagus, $2.89
8 oz bag of spinach, $1.35
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.89
Celery, $1.25
2 Roma tomatoes, $.50
3 avocados, $1.77

That comes to: $60.78

Or, maybe less…! These meals will likely run you 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 produce market. Let me know if you give it a try.

Printable ALDI meal plan & grocery list

*** Download this week’s printable ALDI shopping list and meal plan in Word format. (If you don’t have Word, you can open this in Google Docs or in Wordpad.)

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

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, 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 1/10-1/16 in Sunday ad markets, and 1/13-1/19 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices are from my local store in the Chicago suburbs, but non-advertised prices and produce deals *may vary* by location & region. In either ad market, shop any time through Saturday and start cooking on Sunday 1/17/21.

Stay in the meal planning loop

More ways to stay connected:

Happy ALDI shopping & cooking this week! If you find this meal plan useful, why not share it with your friends on Facebook so they can save money with ALDI meal planning as well?

Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

master list of meal planning resources from Mashup Mom

Let’s close things out with just a few resources to help you with your meal planning & ALDI shopping:

Lastly: You can always access your current regional ALDI ad here.


Sunday 17th of January 2021

Wow! Absolutely LOVE everything on this weeks menu! I had some Vigo yellow rice that I didn't know what to do with and now I will throw it in with the Chicken Burrito Bowls and will slightly edit the salmon and egg recipe.

There are just three of us, and with high school daughter involved in weeknight activities, this menu will get us through for the next two weeks :)

Thanks for all you do.


Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Hi Rachel!

I have a quick question about Wednesday. Are we supposed to make one of the meals listed or choose one? Thanks!



Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Make both! Instead of a meal & a side dish, you get two different stir fries. :)