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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 5/28/23

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 5/28/23! This week we’re cooking up everything from sauteed cheddar chickpeas & zucchini to a weeknight cheesy taco pasta — plus, so much more.

free ALDI meal plan week of 5/28/23: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door!

Do you know what you get in each one of these free-to-you ALDI meal plans? Every week, all of the easy recipes, printable shopping list, and easy add-to-Instacart list — AND, we’ve even got a whole Memorial Day BBQ idea in here for you this time! So: Shop for your ingredients, and get going on an entire week of great homemade dinners.

Our affordable ALDI meal plans always feature six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door. Bring your family together around the table every night — and, of course, 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 meals 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 5/28/23 – 6/3/23

chickpeas and zucchini

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.

Frozen fruit & key lime cookies

ALDI Finds week of 5/24/23

ALDI Finds for the week of 5/24/23 include frozen fruit for smoothies, key lime sandwich creme cookies, camping & outdoor fun, & more.

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

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

What’s new on the Amazon front? Well:

But here, with no further ado, it’s your easy ALDI meal plan for the week of 5/28/23. *** Be sure to sign up for our weekly emails, so that you never miss a new meal plan post!

ALDI Meal Planning week of 5/28/23 – 6/3/23

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 5/28/23

weeknight cheesy taco pasta



  • Use 2.5 lbs of the ground beef to make Memorial Day burgers — grill or pan fry, your own fave way! Serve on hamburger buns, topped with sliced onion, sliced vine-ripe tomatoes, + BBQ sauce
  • Boil up the corn on the cob
  • Cut up the other half of the watermelon
  • Potato chips




  • Basic easy chili (use the rest of the ground beef), topped with the rest of the shredded cheddar and chopped green onion
  • Salad on the side, topped with any remaining chopped vine-ripe tomato, shredded Parmesan, & chopped green onion



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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 5/27/23

*** Check below this grocery list for Easy One-Stop Instacart Shopping, as well as an editable easy-print version

Dairy & refrigerated

8 oz block Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.49
12 oz Happy Farms shredded sharp cheddar, $2.99
8 oz Happy Farms block mozzarella, $2.09
Emporium Selection shredded Parmesan, $2.49


Specially Selected naan, $4.49
L’Oven Fresh hamburger buns, $1.29
Clancy’s wavy potato chips, $1.79
Burman’s original BBQ sauce, $1.49
Priano Genovese pesto, $2.29
Reggano rotini, $.99
Pack of Casa Mamita taco seasoning mix, $.39
Can Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies, $.89
Can Dakota’s Pride garbanzo beans (chickpeas), $.79
Can Dakota’s Pride cannellini beans, $.79
Can Dakota’s Pride black beans, $.79
Can Dakota’s Pride kidney beans, $.79
Can Happy Harvest whole kernel corn, $.49
Can Happy Harvest tomato sauce, $.39
Can Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $1.09
Can Happy Harvest tomato paste, $.79


5 lb pack 73% lean ground beef, $9.95
5.5 lb family pack chicken drumsticks, $7.10


Watermelon, $4.99
Pineapple, $1.99
4 pack sweet corn, $1.99
Bunch green onions, $.85
Little Salad Bar garden salad, $1.79
16 oz green beans, $1.79
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads garlic, $1.49
20 oz zucchini, $1.74
2 packs 10 oz grape tomatoes, $3.98
24 oz tomatoes on the vine, $2.29

That comes to: $70.84

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 these quantities and make the following notes.
    1. Quantities:
      • Change the quantity of grape tomatoes to two
    2. Notes for your shopper:
      • Make a note that you want a 5.5 lb family pack of the chicken drumsticks
      • Make a note for them to ADD the special buy sale 5 lb pack of 73% lean ground beef, which is advertised but not showing in Instacart
      • Make a note that you want 1.25 lbs of zucchini

Please use the add your list to Instacart feature at your own risk. Always double check your cart against the grocery list above, and see notes. 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, cocoa powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, Kosher salt, oregano, cumin, basil, cayenne, sea salt, black pepper, crushed red 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 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.

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 5/21-5/27 in Sunday ad markets, and 5/24-5/30 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 5/28/23.

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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.

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