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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 5/8/22

Welcome back to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 5/8/22! This week we’re cooking up everything from a rosemary white bean & chicken soup to loaded potato pizza — and, so much more.

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 5/8/22: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door

May the Fourth be With You, as we get ready to ALDI meal plan out our week. As always: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door. Use these recipes to help reduce stressful dinnertime decisions — and to save time & money in the process.

This menu plan can also be used as a starting point: Modify 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 5/8/22 – 5/14/22

Come cook along with us, and you may no longer dread the never-ending question: What’s for dinner?

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But first, what’s new this week?

Mother’s Day, Microchipping, German Week, & Spring Finds

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Let’s start with ALDI Finds for the week of 5/4/22, including German Week foods, gluten free pasta, Mother’s Day flowers, and more. Check out all of my favorite ALDI Finds of the week here, and let me know what you’re planning to pick up.

Speaking of ALDI Finds, all sorts of seasonal spring & summer products have been popping up in stores lately: Check out a number of Spring ALDI Finds, too.

And, since we can’t live on ALDI alone: May the Fourth be with you! Bad Kitty Lucy has claimed this Baby Yoda Squishmallow for her very own — and there’s even more Caturday fun, including her recent adventures with microchipping. Then lastly, over on the Amazon:

Phew, busy week, right? Now that we’re caught up with all of that, here’s your simple ALDI meal plan for the week of 5/8/22.

ALDI Meal Planning week of 5/8/22 – 5/14/22

Pick up everything on the shopping list below, and 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, common 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; a list is included in the printable shopping list below.

Six easy dinners from ALDI for $70

white bean garlic rosemary chicken soup bowl

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 5/8/22




  • One pot creamy sausage pasta (substitute the jalapeño cheddar sausage for andouille, and top with a little chopped green onion)
  • The rest of the grapes





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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 5/7/22

Dairy & refrigerated

Dozen Goldhen large eggs, $2.80
8 oz brick Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.39
Emporium Selected shredded Parmesan, $2.29
Alouette garlic & herb spreadable cheese, $3.99
12 oz Happy Farms shredded sharp cheddar, $3.49


Specially Selected artisan flatbread, $4.19
Specially Selected French baguette, $1.89
Tuscan Garden bacon bits, $1.29
48 oz value size box Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.79
12 oz Reggano rotini, $.95
Can Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies, $.72
Can Dakota’s Pride Great Northern beans, $.71
Can Dakota’s Pride cannellini beans, $.71


5.5 lbs chicken drumsticks, $8.20
Parkview Polska kielbasa, $3.49
Specially Selected cold smoked salmon, $4.79
8 oz Parkview cheddar jalapeño sausage, $3.29


3 lbs red grapes, $4.17
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads of garlic, $1.69
2 lbs carrots, $1.39
16 oz package of green beans, $1.89
Bunch green onions, $.89
Bag of garden salad, $1.49
Celery, $1.59
2 lbs zucchini, $2.78
5 lbs yellow potatoes, $3.69
3 pack multi-colored bell peppers, $2.99

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 already have on hand, and/or sale produce from your local fruit market.

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, 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 5/1-5/7 in Sunday ad markets, and 5/4-5/10 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 5/8/22.

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Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

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

Lastly: Access your current regional ALDI ad here.


Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Aldi is showing .55/lb leg quarters this week. I will definitely grab 20# to separate and freeze for future meals. I have a knife and not afraid to use it.


Wednesday 4th of May 2022

That’s awesome! Not in my area unfortunately — you’re lucky. 🙂