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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 10/1/17 – 10/7/17

free ALDI meal plan october 2017

Here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 10/1/17: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday.

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Bonus — you’ll end up with a couple of ingredient leftovers this week

You’ll end up this week with half a package of bite-sized salami leftover, as well as half a brick of cream cheese, some mandarins, and some green onions. Need ideas for how to use these?

  • Use the salami and mandarins in homemade copycat Lunchables for your child’s lunch — you’ll just need to add crackers and cheese!
  • Use the cream cheese in something like creamy tomato hummus soup — or just jazz up your breakfast toast or bagel.
  • Use the green onions on salads, or throw some on the pizza we’re making this week.

Enjoy! 🙂

But back to this week’s ALDI meal plan…

Let’s get ready to make six complete dinners for a family of four, just $60.00 out the door! Hope you find the free ALDI meal plans useful.

ALDI meal planning week of 10/1/17 – 10/7/17

I’m assuming here that you already have pantry basics like cooking oil, condiments, and spices. *** Read through the recipes before you shop to make sure you have the necessary pantry staples on hand. 

Six Easy Dinners from ALDI for $60.00

ALDI meal plan — Start cooking 10/1/17

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 9/30/17

Dairy & refrigerated

20 oz Priano three cheese tortellini, $3.99
4 oz Happy Farms Preferred feta crumbles, $1.99
8 oz Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.29
8 oz Priano fresh mozzarella, $2.69


Tuscan Garden 6 oz Kalamata olives, $2.49
Tuscan Garden mild pepper rings, $1.49
Can of Dakota’s Pride black beans, $.59
El Milagro corn tortillas, $.33
Pueblo Lindo chopped green chiles, $.55
Burman’s BBQ sauce, $.99
Specially Selected naan, $2.99


2 lb pork sirloin roast, $3.96
7 lbs chicken drumsticks, $4.83
8 oz Appleton Farms bite size salami, $3.49


3 lb mandarins, $2.99
2 lb red California grapes, $1.58
2 lbs California peaches, $1.98
3 heads garlic, $1.09
8 oz baby bella mushrooms, $1.79
5 lb baking potatoes, $2.29
2 lbs lemons, $2.69
1 lb green beans, $1.79
Pint grape tomatoes, $2.29
Two cucumbers, $1.18
2 lbs red onions, $2.19
Three pack multicolored bell peppers, $3.69
Green onions, $.89
Bunch cilantro, $.59
16 oz broccoli crowns, $1.59

That comes to $60.29.

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!

*** Download this week’s shopping list in Word format so that you can 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 the ALDI 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 come up 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.

Ad markets and dates

This week’s ALDI meal plan reflects prices from the current week’s ad (running 9/24-9/30 in Sunday ad markets and 9/27-10/3 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 9/27/17 at 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 10/1/17.

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Happy ALDI shopping and cooking this week, everyone!

Toni Carroll

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

When I lived in Binghamton New York I shopped in Aldi’s Every week now I live in Daphne Alabama and there is no Aldi’s only in northern Alabama I am southern Alabama I wish you could open a store here I Really miss Aldi’s. PLEASE open up a store here I am 6 miles from Mobile Alabama. Thank You


Thursday 5th of October 2017

Yesssssssssss! Thank you! You have made my life so much easier with your meal plans. I am only 2 weeks in and I want addicted!


Thursday 5th of October 2017

I am obsessed with your meal planning... only thing, I can't get the page for the Simple Lemon Green Beans to load so I don't have the recipe.


Thursday 5th of October 2017

That's weird -- it's coming up for me. Try the easy print version and see if that works?


Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Thank you so much for all you do! Its so nice to open the fridge or pantry and everything is right there to make my dinners. Whew the pressure is off. Love every meal so far!!!


Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Glad it's been useful and that you're enjoying the meals, thanks! :)


Monday 2nd of October 2017

This is my second week following your plans and recipes and everything has been delicious! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into this. Your recipes are so flavorful and we have loved them all. Thank you!


Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Awesome -- so glad that you are enjoying them, and thanks for taking the time to comment!