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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 3/28/21 – 4/3/21

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 3/28/21: Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door!

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 3/28/21! We’re making everything from a deliciously cheesy sausage, cauliflower, & broccoli casserole to an easy pasta Florentine with salmon this week — and so much more.

As always, 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 3/28/21 – 4/3/21

Use these meal plans to help restore some rhythm to your weeks, and to help reclaim some of your precious time!

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But first, what’s new this week?

Spring macarons, and let’s wrap things in cheese!

spring macarons in this week's ALDI Finds

Spring macarons, cheery spring door mats, Bee Well Rose, hanging plants, mini waffle makers… Check out these and 25+ more top ALDI Finds of the week! Here are my weekly picks, but let me know what looks good to you from the special buys in the current ad.

crystal farms cheese wraps cheesesteak sandwiches

And, you know how ALDI has been carrying Crystal Farms Cheese Wraps for the low carb folks? There’s a new flavor in town — check it out, and try my easy “cheese steak” wraps.

ALDI Meal Planning week of 3/28/21 – 4/3/21

But without further ado, here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 3/28/21. 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 3/28/21








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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 3/27/21

Dairy & refrigerated

Dozen Goldhen large eggs, $1.01
Friendly Farms 16 oz sour cream, $1.49
16 oz Happy Farms shredded cheddar, $3.99
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99


Season’s Choice steamable frozen Asian medley, $1.50
Season’s Choice steamable frozen broccoli stir fry, $1.50


Specially Selected sourdough square, $3.09
3 lbs Earthly Grains long grain white rice, $2.09
16 oz Simply Nature organic spaghetti (or whole wheat spaghetti), $1.09
2 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $1.18
Can Dakota’s Pride kidney beans, $.59
2 cans Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $1.78
Pueblo Lindo chipotles in adobo, $1.09


12 oz Never Any! chicken apple sausage, $3.09
2 lbs 80% lean ground beef, $5.78
19.2 oz Kirkwood ground turkey, $3.89
16 oz Fremont Fish Market frozen wild caught pink salmon, $4.09


16 oz Brussels sprouts, $1.99
Cantaloupe, $1.49
3 lbs Cara Cara oranges, $2.49
Head of cauliflower, $2.49
1.25 lbs broccoli crowns, $1.86
2 bags 8 oz spinach, $2.98
Bunch green onions, $.79
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.49
3 heads garlic, $1.19
2 pints grape tomatoes, $3.78

That comes to: $60.79

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 3/21-3/27 in Sunday ad markets, and 3/24-3/30 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 3/28/21.

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.


Friday 9th of April 2021

We have come cauliflower haters in our family, so I used some stray potatoes in the casserole instead. It worked great!

I love how easy most of your recipes are. My 9yo made the ground beef and broccoli, and my 11yo made vegetable lo mein.

Heidi S

Monday 5th of April 2021

I just have to say this week's meals were stellar! My husband swears you must be a master chef of some kind! My kids loved all the make this week to. Win-win all around. Thank you!!


Monday 5th of April 2021

That's great to hear! So glad everyone enjoyed. :)


Thursday 25th of March 2021

Love your recipes and information! You’re saving my family so much money! My husband and I used to shop aimlessly in grocery store. Now I shop at aldi with meal plan and purpose! Our family is just my husband, my 1 1/2 year old daughter, and me. These recipes are good for 2 meals for us at least. So we bring for lunches! Thank you, Rachel. I have a full time job and want to be able to cook for my family without eating out! This helps!!


Monday 5th of April 2021

So glad it's useful! And leftovers are the best, right?! :)


Wednesday 24th of March 2021

Has anyone ever done nutrition facts for these meal plans in MyFitnessPal or another app? I can do it, but not every week if anyone else would be interested. Or does anyone know if the calories are posted somewhere


Wednesday 24th of March 2021

Rachel I have to comment and remind you how much you help in ways you will never know with your meal plans. We recently lost a family member and have been in a different world for a few weeks. Even coming home was stressful let alone to try to go grocery shopping. You have saved my mental health for this next week ❤️


Monday 5th of April 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm glad that the plans have been useful in some small way.

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