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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 10/31/21

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 10/31/21: This week, we’re cooking up everything from a jalapeño popper chicken chili to tilapia packets with broccoli & mushrooms — and so much more!

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 10/31/21: Six complete dinners for four, $65 out the door!

Welcome back to your latest free ALDI meal plan, everyone! As always, you’ll find a brand new variety of ALDI recipes — and a brand new chance to save time & money with meal planning. Try something different with your family this week, and relax knowing that dinner time decisions are covered.

Use this menu plan as a starting point, modifying it 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 10/31/21 – 11/6/21

Use these meal plans to help reclaim some of your precious time, and you may no longer dread the perennial question: What’s for dinner?

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But first, what’s new this week?

Scones, gnomes, and sweet potato pizza…

mini scones in this week's ALDI finds

Sweet potato crust pizza, mini baking pans, little gnomes, mini scones, and so much more — Check out my top 25+ ALDI Finds of the week, and let me know what you’re planning to buy!

halloween grandma cat costume

What else is new around here? Well, this cat costume isn’t from ALDI, but I just had to share our latest spooky Caturday update with Bad Kitty Lucy here.

Now that we’re caught up, here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 10/31/21!

ALDI Meal Planning week of 10/31/21 – 11/6/21

Pick up everything on the shopping list below, and start cooking on Sunday: As always, six complete dinners for four, $65 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 $65

chicken chili in an aldi meal plan

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 10/31/21



  • Easy black bean soup (use chicken broth), topped with a squeeze of lime juice, a dollop of sour cream, & chopped green onion
  • Serve with half of the bag of tortilla chips
  • Also: Combine the rest of the bag of spinach with the bag of garden salad, & top with one chopped vine ripe tomato, 4 sliced hard boiled eggs, and thinly sliced onion


  • Chicken with chunky mango-tomato salsa
  • On the side: Steam up 8 oz of the broccoli (cut into florets), and toss it with melted butter, a little sea salt & pepper to taste, and a squeeze of lime juice





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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 10/30/21

mangoes at aldi

Dairy & refrigerated

Dozen Goldhen large eggs, $1.12
16 oz Friendly Farms sour cream, $1.69
8 oz brick Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.25
8 oz block Happy Farms cheddar, $1.95


L’Oven Fresh plain English muffins, $1.19
Specially Selected Italian bread, $2.79
13 oz bag Clancy’s restaurant style tortilla chips, $1.25
Packet of Tuscan Garden dry ranch dressing mix, $.65
2.5 oz Tuscan Garden real bacon bits, $1.25
8 oz Stonemill minced garlic in water, $1.99
48 oz Simply Nature organic chicken broth, $2.19
Can Pueblo Lindo chipotles in adobo, $1.19
Can Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies, $.69
4 can’s Dakota’s Pride black beans, $2.26
2 cans Dakota’s Pride cannellini beans, $1.18
Can of Happy Harvest whole kernel corn, $.49


5.25 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, $10.43
1 lb tilapia, $4.29


16 oz bag of limes, $1.99
2 lbs red grapes, $1.70
1 mango, $.89
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.19
Bunch green onions, $.79
Bunch cilantro, $.79
1 lb broccoli crowns, $1.69
1 lb mini cucumbers, $2.19
8 oz mushrooms, $1.69
8 oz bag fresh spinach, $1.49
Bag of Little Salad Bar garden salad, $1.19
Bag of Little Salad Bar classic coleslaw, $1.39
8 oz jalapeños, $.69
1 lb zucchini, $1.29
10 oz cherub grape tomatoes, $1.99
24 oz tomatoes on the vine, $2.49
5 Roma tomatoes, $1.00
2 avocados, $1.78

That comes to: $65.08

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 produce market.

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 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 10/24-10/30 in Sunday ad markets, and 10/27-11/2 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 10/31/21.

Stay in the meal planning loop

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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.

Jane Hamel

Thursday 4th of November 2021

Thank you so much for your meal plans. We're most of the way through this week's and all the recipes have been a hit, super easy to adapt to our preferences, and budget conscious. Really appreciate the time and effort you put into these.


Thursday 4th of November 2021

Thanks, and I'm happy that they're working for you! :)

Kristina M.

Sunday 31st of October 2021

I made the jalapeño popper white chicken chili and absolutely loved it! I topped it with green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and a little dash of hot sauce. So good!


Thursday 4th of November 2021

So glad you enjoyed! I ate leftovers for lunch for the next couple days, and was so sad when it was gone. :)