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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 5/12/19 – 5/18/19

free aldi meal plan week of 5/12/19

It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 5/12/19: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday!

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Yes Way, Rosé!

aldi rose

ALDI’s award winning Rosé is back! See what I thought of it — plus more of my favorite ALDI Mother’s Day Finds, additional ideas for cheap spring asparagus, and more in this week’s little roundup. And, if you’ve just run across these meal plans because you’re newer to ALDI shopping and are wondering what’s up with ALDI Finds, don’t miss:

But now, let’s get back to the ALDI menu plan you’ve all been waiting for…

ALDI meal planning week of 5/12/19 – 5/18/19

I’m assuming that you already have 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.

Six Easy Dinners from ALDI for $60.00

sheet pan pesto chicken

ALDI meal plan — Start cooking 5/12/19

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 5/11/19

Dairy & refrigerated

9 oz Priano five cheese tortellini, $1.99
8 oz Happy Farms deli sliced Havarti, $2.29
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99


Specially Selected sourdough square, $2.89
Tuscan Garden Spanish manzanilla olives, $1.19
1 can Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $.49
Priano basil pesto, $2.19
12 oz Reggano rotini, $.99
Two cans Dakota’s Pride chickpeas (garbanzo beans), $1.38
2 cans Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $1.78
1 can Happy Harvest diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, & oregano, $.69


14 oz Parkview Polska kielbasa, $2.29
6 lbs bone-in chicken thighs, $4.74
3 lbs chicken tenders, $8.07


1 lb strawberries, $1.29
Pint organic grape tomatoes, $2.49
Two packs 16 oz asparagus, $3.98
Two packs 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, $2.98
16 oz SimplyNature organic spring mix salad, $3.99
8 oz bag spinach, $1.39
1 cucumber, $.59
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.69
3 heads garlic, $.99
Two 3 packs multicolored bell peppers, $6.58
16 oz zucchini, $1.39
2 Roma tomatoes, $.40

That comes to $60.73.

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 and grocery list

*** Download this week’s printable ALDI shopping list and meal plan in Word format so that you can 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 come up 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, you can 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 and dates

This week’s ALDI meal plan reflects prices from the current week’s ad (running 5/5-5/11 in Sunday ad markets, and 5/8-5/14 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 5/8/19 at 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 5/12/19.

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Happy ALDI shopping and cooking this week, everyone!

Useful resources for meal planning + ALDI shopping

Let’s close things out today with just a few resources to help you out with your meal planning and ALDI shopping:

How fun are these ALDI themed t-shirts I have for you guys?!

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


Monday 20th of May 2019

So far I've made the stew, sheet pan pesto chicken and fajita thighs. Very easy recipes with great flavor. Love how things get used up with no wasted leftover ingredients.


Sunday 12th of May 2019

Hi, I am cooking for two, and I am no big on leftover plus I am retired now. (No weekday lunches needed) Should I buy half the ingredients?



Sunday 12th of May 2019

Some of the meals will halve better than others -- grilled cheese sandwiches, for instance. But in some cases it will be hard to do if you won't do leftovers since ingredients come in a given size -- you can't buy half a pack of tortellini, for instance. My best advice would be to look at the meals and see what might work best for you to cook in smaller portions, and which you might not mind as leftovers either for dinner the next night or as lunch at home the next day.


Saturday 11th of May 2019

Thank you another week of healthy, tasty meals!