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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 4/16/23

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 4/16/23! This week we’re cooking up everything from a skillet full of gnocchi with sausage, white beans, & tomatoes to jalapeño popper chicken chili — plus, so much more.

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 4/16/23: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door

What a yummy week awaits you, when you come cook and ALDI meal plan along with us! Read on for all of the easy recipes, as well as a printable shopping list and easy add-to-Instacart list.

As always, you get six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door: Bring your family together around home-cooked meals, and save time & money in the process.

You can also use any of these meal plans as an easy starting point. Modify your own family’s dinners around what’s in stock (or on sale) in your area, what’s on hand in your pantry, and/or special dietary needs and preferences.

Free ALDI meal plan week of 4/16/23 – 4/22/23

plate of gnocchi with chicken sausage white beans and tomatoes

Come and cook along with us for the answer to the never-ending question: What’s for dinner?

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Before jumping straight into this week’s menu, though, let’s talk briefly about new ALDI Finds & updates.

Plant based foods and compost bins for Earth Month

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ALDI Finds for the week of 4/12/23 include plant based products, protein French toast sticks, compost bins, & more.

*** All of my favorite ALDI Finds of the week, here. ***

Check out this week’s picks (and pix), and let me know what you want to Find.

And here’s what’s new on the Amazon front lately:

But with no further ado, here’s your ALDI meal plan for the week of 4/16/23.

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ALDI Meal Planning week of 4/16/23 – 4/22/23

Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday. As always, six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door.

  • *** Print your meal plan summary + grocery shopping list below this week’s detailed plan, in Word, .rtf, or PDF format. ***
  • I’m assuming that you have on hand some pantry basics like cooking oil, condiments, and spices. Read through the recipes before you shop, to make sure that you have the necessary pantry staples on hand for this week’s ALDI menu plan. *** The printable shopping list includes a separate section of needed basics for the week.

Six easy dinners from ALDI for $70

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 4/16/23

jalapeño popper chicken chili


  • Jalapeño popper chicken chili — Use 2 lbs chicken. Use 3 1/2 cups broth + 1/2 a cup of water, reserving 1/2 cup broth for Friday, and one jalapeño for Monday.
  • Toast up half the sourdough on the side





  • Skillet pork chops with apples & onions. Use 2 lbs thin sliced boneless pork chops instead of 2.5 lbs bone-in, noting that they will cook through more quickly — give them 2 minutes (or less) a side on that initial sear.
  • Sauteed zucchini with Parmesan (if you don’t have everything seasoning, substitute sea salt, black pepper, and garlic to taste)



  • Leftovers, family pizza night (ALDI sells nice big take-and-bake deli pizzas), carryout, mix it up!

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 4/15/23

*** Check below this grocery list for Easy One-Stop Instacart Shopping, as well as an editable easy-print version. I had to make some cuts to make this week’s plan add up, so: If you have wiggle room in your own budget, add shredded cheddar to top Sunday’s & Tuesday’s recipes, plus a couple of avocados for Tues. — and also, get vine-ripe tomatoes for Monday instead of Roma tomatoes.

Dairy & refrigerated

8 oz brick Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.69
Emporium Selection shredded Parmesan, $2.49


Specially Selected sourdough square, $3.69
Specially Selected cauliflower gnocchi, $2.99
Packet of Tuscan Garden ranch dressing seasoning mix, $.49
Tuscan Garden marinated artichoke hearts, $2.29
Tuscan Garden bacon bits, $1.69
32 oz box Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.29
Reggano farfalle, $.95
El Milagro corn tortillas, $.59
Can Casa Mamita diced tomatoes w/ green chilies, $.89
28 oz can Happy Harvest crushed tomatoes, $1.29
6 oz can Happy Harvest tomato paste, $.79
3 cans Dakota’s Pride cannellini beans, $2.37
2 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $1.42
Can Happy Harvest whole kernel corn, $.49

Meat & seafood

Never Any apple chicken sausage, $4.19
4 lb family pack boneless skinless chicken breast, $9.96
3 lb family pack thin cut boneless pork chops, $9.87


16 oz limes, $2.49
1 mango, $.59
Bag of garden salad, $1.79
8 oz white mushrooms, $1.59
3 lbs gala apples, $3.49
3 lbs medium yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads garlic, $1.49
16 oz zucchini, $1.29
8 oz jalapeños, $.69
3 pack multicolored bell peppers, $2.79
Grape tomatoes, $1.89
6 Roma tomatoes, $1.14

That comes to: $70.96

Or, maybe less…! These meals can run 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 have on hand, and/or sale produce from a local fruit market.

Shop this week’s meal plan with Instacart

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Easy-peasy: *** Add this week’s grocery list to your Instacart. ***


  1. You’ll need to check your pantry for staples not included in this Instacart list. *** See needed pantry staples, below.
  2. The list feature doesn’t allow me to add multiples of a single item or to change the weight of items, and the meat special buys don’t usually show up. So: Before adding the list to your cart, change the following
    1. Quantities:
      • Change the cannellini bean quantity to three.
      • Change the black bean quantity to two.
      • Change the Roma tomatoes quantity to six.
    1. Notes for your shopper:
      • Make a note to purchase a 3 lb pack of the thin-sliced pork chops that are a meat special buy this week; they’re not showing up in Instacart.
      • Make a note that you want around a 4 lb pack of the boneless skinless chicken breast.
      • Make a note that you want around a pound of zucchini.

Please use the add your list to Instacart feature at your own risk, and always double check your cart against the grocery list above. Note that Instacart prices are higher than in store, so your total will be higher than shown in the above grocery list.

** Pantry staples to check for before shopping: Olive oil, butter, brown sugar, Italian seasoning, chili powder, oregano, basil, cumin, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, smoked paprika, seasoned salt, sea salt, black pepper, salad dressing

Printable ALDI meal plan & grocery list

print this week's ALDI meal plan

Print this week’s meal plan:

Edit and add in your own meal ideas, remove items you have on hand, and/or change regional pricing to match your own store.

*** Day(s) next to each item in the printable shopping list show which nights use each ingredient, so that you can easily see what to delete if you’re skipping a night or modifying.

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 up, 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 4/9-4/15 in Sunday ad markets, and 4/12-4/18 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices are from my local store in the Chicago suburbs. Prices and produce deals *can vary* by location & region. In either ad market, shop any time through Saturday and start cooking on Sunday 4/16/23.

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Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

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Let’s close out our week with some additional resources on meal planning & ALDI shopping:

Lastly: Access your latest regional ALDI ad here.