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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 3/15/20 – 3/21/20

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 3/15/20 - 3/21/20: Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door! Save time and money with meal planning, and find new free ALDI meal plans each week.

It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 3/15/20: 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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Find the meal plan below; just a little super-quick Finds & food first.

Lobster roll dip, ALDI pantry meals, seafood recipe roundup…

ALDI pantry meals when you won't be able to get to the store for a while

Such a crazy week, I tells ya… First up, let’s talk ALDI pantry meals (when you won’t be able to get out to the store for a while).

stocking up with Amazon subscribe & save when you can't get out to the store

What are you stocking up on? Beyond ALDI food items, I also stock up on household & health supplies with Amazon subscribe & save.

Lobster roll dip on the shelf at ALDI

Then, let’s round up this week’s ALDI Finds of fun — everything from lobster roll dip to a Baby Shark suitcase (and so much more).

12 simple seafood recipes for Lent, or for any weeknight

Lastly, how about 12 quick & easy seafood recipes (for Lent, or for any busy weeknight).

ALDI Meal Planning week of 3/15/20 – 3/21/20

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

Sheet pan lemon garlic chicken with potatoes and carrots in this week's ALDI meal plan

ALDI Meal Plan — Start cooking 3/15/20

Note: Because bags of pollock are on a great sale this week, Wednesday and Friday’s recipes substitute pollock for the original fish used in order to keep us under budget. Cooking times are similar (as always, depending on thickness — cook until fish flakes easily with a fork), and the flavor will still be lovely. 🙂

I also changed the formatting up a little this week to make the meal plan easier to read and follow — what do you think?


  • Tortellini soup with chicken. First trim & cook up half of the chicken tenderloins in a skillet over medium-high heat with a little olive oil, sea salt, & pepper until cooked through, then chop up the cooked chicken to use in the soup.
  • On the side, serve the strawberries along with toasted & buttered English muffins.



  • Slow cooker corned beef & carrots. If desired, also cut half of the head of cabbage into large chunks and add those to the slow cooker for the last 2 hours of cooking.
  • On the side: Boil half the green beans in salted water until tender. Drain and run under cold water in a colander. Then, add a little olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat and throw the cooked green beans, a little minced garlic, and the rest of your bag of spinach in there. Season everything with sea salt, black pepper, and just a teeny splash of lemon juice, sauteing until spinach is wilted.


  • Sheet pan pollock & green beans with lemon garlic butter (substitute pollock for salmon; cook until it flakes easily with a fork; reserve the other half of the bag for Friday)
  • On the side, have half of the grapes and oven roasted red potatoes.
  • To make the potatoes: Dice up 2 lbs potatoes and toss with olive oil, seasoned salt, black pepper, & Italian seasoning to taste. Roast on a rimmed baking sheet at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until tender, stirring half way through — so, get these started in the oven 15 minutes before the fish, & put the fish & green beans pan in when you stir the potatoes at their halfway point.




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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 3/14/20

wild caught pollock at ALDI

Dairy & refrigerated

1 lb Countryside Creamery butter quarters, $2.35 (we’re using butter several times this week, so let’s restock!)
9 oz Priano three cheese tortellini, $1.99
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99


L’Oven Fresh English muffins, $1.19
2 boxes 32 oz Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $2.58
Simply Nature organic black soybean spaghetti, $2.75
Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $.89
Stonemill minced garlic in water, $1.79


2.5 lbs chicken tenderloins, $4.98
3 lbs flat cut corned beef, $8.97
2 lbs wild caught pollock (frozen), $4.99
16 oz Kirkwood frozen ground turkey, $1.99


Head of cabbage, $.89
2 lbs lemons, $2.89
1 lb strawberries, $1.19
2 lbs green grapes, $2.38
3 lbs mandarins, $2.49
Bunch green onions, $.69
2 lbs carrots, $.95
8 oz bag spinach, $1.39
8 oz baby bella mushrooms, $1.89
1 lb green beans, $1.69
1 lb asparagus, $2.29
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.89
5 lbs red potatoes, $2.49
Celery, $1.19

That comes to: $60.77.

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, open this 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 3/8-3/14 in Sunday ad markets, and 3/11-3/17 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 3/15/20.

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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 out with your meal planning and ALDI shopping:

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

Amber K. Rose

Sunday 15th of March 2020

I am LOVING the new format!!! You truly are a god send for this busy Mama!!!

Lisa W

Saturday 14th of March 2020

Yes, this seemed easier to me and I love the variety of food you featured this week. Can’t wait to cook up what I’ve bought!


Friday 13th of March 2020

I am curious How many do you cook for? How many does your meal plan feed. I have a family of 8.


Friday 13th of March 2020

The meal plan is intended to feed a family of four, but some recipes do create leftovers.

Laura McGowan

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

I LOVE this! I quite enjoy cooking, HATE the meal planning. And I'm a big Aldi user. This is perfect! Thank you so much for your time to save mine :) Would you consider also listing the pantry items that are included in each recipe in a separate section on the shopping list? Not the prices, just a 'by the way, you'll also need' heads up section. It's those ingredients that I find myself falling short with until I'm in the process of cooking that night. (Not much of a meal planner, remember?) I can't wait to try this week's meals - thanks for what you do!


Thursday 12th of March 2020

That's an idea, I'll take a look at whether I can fit it in. Hope you enjoy this week's meals. :)


Wednesday 11th of March 2020

I love the new setup for the meal plans!!

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