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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 4/11/21 – 4/17/21

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 4/11/21: Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door!

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 4/11/21! This week, we’re cooking up everything from a hearty salsa verde chili, to a Caprese chicken & kale skillet — and so much more! Cook along with us, save time & money with meal planning, and try something new with your family.

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 4/11/21 – 4/17/21

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?

GERMAN WEEK! …and more ALDI Finds

organic chicken sausage this week at ALDI

Here are the top 25+ ALDI Finds for the week of 4/7/21 — everything from garden veggies to organic chicken sausage, from a SOHL writing desk to a pretty little teapot — and so much more! That green chile sausage is calling my name…

German week is back at ALDI

And SPEAKING of this week’s ALDI Finds — German Week is back! They run this a couple of times a year, so check out all of the April 2021 ALDI German Week Finds. Pork schnitzel, German mustards, Bavarian soft pretzels, and so much more…

ALDI Meal Planning week of 4/11/21 – 4/17/21

But without further ado, here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 4/11/21. 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

beef & sausage salsa verde chili in this week's ALDI meal plan

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 4/11/21



  • Grilled cheese & tomato naan — combine 4 oz shredded mozzarella and 4 oz sliced cheddar, instead of using all mozzarella
  • Serve with leftover chili from Sunday, and any leftover tortilla chips






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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 4/10/21

Dairy & refrigerated

16 oz Happy Farms shredded mozzarella, $3.99
8 oz Happy Farms sharp cheddar, $1.95
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99
9 oz Priano three cheese tortellini, $1.99


Season’s Choice 16 oz peas, $.95


Specially Selected naan, $3.99
Specially Selected salsa verde, $1.95
Clancy’s restaurant style tortilla chips, $1.85
32 oz Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.19
Can Simply Nature organic pinto beans, $.89
Can Dakota’s Pride kidney beans, $.59
Can Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $.89
Can Happy Harvest diced tomatoes, $.59
6 oz can Happy Harvest tomato paste, $.39
8 oz can Happy Harvest tomato sauce, $.29
Priano rosso pesto, $2.19
El Milagro flour tortillas, $.98


2 lbs 80/20 ground beef, $5.78
16 oz Appleton Farms hot pork sausage roll, $1.99
14 oz Polska kielbasa, $2.49
3.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, $5.92


2 lbs red grapes, $1.98
4 lbs navel oranges, $2.89
16 oz Simply Nature organic chopped kale, $2.89
8 oz white mushrooms, $1.89
16 oz green beans, $1.69
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.49
3 heads garlic, $1.29
4 Roma tomatoes, $.90
Pint grape tomatoes, $1.89

That comes to: $60.75

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 4/4-4/10 in Sunday ad markets, and 4/7-4/13 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 4/11/21.

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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.