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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 2/16/20 – 2/22/20

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 2/16/20 - 2/22/20: Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door! Save time and money with meal planning, and find new free ALDI meal plans every week.

It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 2/16/20: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday. As always: Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door!

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Some super-quick Finds fun first:

The cutest little plants, the biggest lasagna

Valentine's Day kalanchoe at ALDI

Green lentils, large lasagna, little plants? Check, check, and check again! These kalanchoe are so cute in their painted pots, plus: An affordable dozen roses, stock up on green lentils and split peas, frozen avocado chunks are back, and all my other favorite ALDI Finds this week.

15 easy recipes for National Pizza Day

What else — Oh, Sunday Feb. 9 was National Pizza Day. If you missed it, though, no one has to know: Celebrate pizza any day with this roundup of 15 pizza and pizza-related recipes, then let’s move straight on into this week’s free ALDI meal plan.

ALDI Meal Planning week of 2/16/20 – 2/22/20

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 $60.00

low carb taco casserole with ground beef and cauliflower

ALDI Meal Plan — Start cooking 2/16/20

Sunday: Low carb taco casserole topped with avocado & sour cream. On the side: Carrots need butter & thyme, and mixed berries. You might also want to make Tuesday’s lentil side dish ahead of time and refrigerate it, to save time later.
Monday: Vegetarian three bean & lentil chili (reserve and save one oz tomato paste for tomorrow’s recipe), topped with a little sour cream & cheddar. Chop and oven roast up 2 lbs of the potatoes with a little olive oil, seasoned salt, chili powder, and garlic powder to taste, at 425 for ~30 minutes, stirring halfway. Serve your chili over the potatoes. On the side, sliced pineapple.
Tuesday: Simple skillet chicken drumsticks and Canal House lentils Substitute a little chopped onion for the leek — and, since it takes so long to cook the lentils, you can make this ahead on Sunday and keep for tonight; start checking lentils for done-ness at 35-40 minutes).
Wednesday: Slow cooker balsamic chicken drumsticks w/ mushrooms & spinach (use regular diced tomatoes). Serve with balsamic peppers (using the orange and yellow bell peppers).
Thursday: Slow cooker buffalo ranch chicken potato casserole. Serve with the garden salad topped with diced tomatoes & cucumber, thinly sliced onion, and ranch.
Friday: Sheet pan chicken dinner with roasted Brussels sprouts & potatoes , along with roasted asparagus. To make this: Spread trimmed asparagus out on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat, season with sea salt and black pepper, & roast at 425 for about 10 minutes (depending on thickness) until crisp-tender.
Saturday: Leftovers, family pizza night (ALDI sells nice big take-and-bake deli pizzas), eat out, or date night.

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 2/15/20

Dairy & refrigerated

Friendly Farms sour cream, $1.49
2 blocks 8 oz Happy farms cheddar, $3.30


12 oz Season’s Choice steamable Brussels sprouts, $1.09


Priano balsamic vinegar, $1.99
Tuscan Garden ranch dressing, $1.39
Tuscan Garden real bacon bits, $1.29
Burman’s hot sauce, $1.99
32 oz SimplyNature organic vegetable broth, $1.89
16 oz Dakota’s Pride dried green lentils, $.95
Dakota’s Pride black beans, $.48
Dakota’s Pride kidney beans, $.49
Dakota’s Pride Great Northern beans, $.49
Happy Harvest corn, $.48
Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $.89
Happy Harvest diced tomatoes, $.59
Happy Harvest tomato paste, $.39


1 lb 80/20 ground beef, $2.69
4 lbs chicken drumsticks, $2.76
3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, $7.47


Pineapple, $1.19
1 lb strawberries, $1.29
6 oz blackberries, $1.19
Bunch green onions, $.69
1 lb baby carrots, $.89
8 oz baby bella mushrooms, $1.89
Cucumber, $.59
5 oz SimplyNature organic baby spinach, $2.69
Garden salad, $1.29
1 lb asparagus, $1.69
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.89
3 heads garlic, $1.29
Head of cauliflower, $2.49
5 lbs yellow potatoes, $2.99
3 pack multicolored bell peppers, $3.29
2 avocados, $1.98
2 Roma tomatoes, $.40

That comes to: $59.84.

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, this should open in Google Docs or 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 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 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 2/9-2/15 in Sunday ad markets, and 2/12-2/18 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 2/16/20.

Stay in the ALDI 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 out with your meal planning and ALDI shopping:

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


Sunday 16th of February 2020

Hi Rachel, My family has been using your recipes and shopping at ALDI the last 2 weeks. We have really enjoyed the healthy, easy and cheap meals you provide. Even my 2 and 4 year old kids LOVE the food. My 4 year old has enjoyed the food so much, she has even started helping with the dishes. WOW!!! You are changing our eating and spending habits for the better so THANK YOU! My question (since I am a newbie) is on average what day of the week is the following week's menu posted? I got my first one thru the subscription last Wednesday. Is that the normal day they are available, or does it vary? I am in a Wednesday Aldi Ad Market and from what I have been told by ALDI customers and staff, all the great deals go FAST! Thank you for all you do.


Sunday 16th of February 2020

Hi Meagan -- I'm so glad that you've been enjoying the meal plans! I post the new weekly meal plans every Wednesday, and they're usually up by late morning.


Sunday 16th of February 2020

Have you ever made lentils or dried beans in the InstantPot? Wondering if it would work.


Sunday 16th of February 2020

I have not, but it should work fine -- there are any number of recipes online to cook lentils and dried beans in the IP. Here's a basic lentils one from The Kitchn, which is generally a good source: