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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 6/18/23

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 6/18/23! This week we’re cooking up everything from garlicky shrimp with cheddar, chickpeas, & zucchini, to a simple summer salad with chicken & blueberries — plus so much more.

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 6/18/23: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door.

Happy ALDI Meal Plan Day! Wednesday is now the best day of the week, as we think ahead to all of the delicious family dinners we’re about to enjoy.

*** IMPORTANT — THERE WILL BE NO NEW MEAL PLAN NEXT WEEK, AS I WILL BE OUT OF TOWN. Our next meal plan will be posted on Wednesday June 28. ***

Read on for your:

  1. Easy family recipes for the week,
  2. An editable, printable shopping list to take along to the store, and
  3. An easy add-to-Instacart list, plus
  4. Six nights of sitting down to family dinner.

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 menu 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 6/18/23 – 6/24/23

shrimp with zucchini chickpeas and cheddar

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.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand & wild Gulf shrimp

aldi finds week of 6/14/23

ALDI Finds for the week of 6/14/23 include Alex’s Lemonade Stand items, summer camping gear, wild Gulf shrimp, and 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. Then, you can extend your savings just a little further on Amazon, because this huge list of HUNDREDS of subscribe & save filler items is updated every Thursday.

  • With no further ado, though, here’s your easy ALDI meal plan for the week of 6/18/23, and

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ALDI Meal Planning week of 6/18/23 – 6/24/23

lemon garlic chicken thighs with cucumber tomato salad

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

summer salad with chicken and blueberries

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 6/18/23







  • Vegetarian white bean wraps — Use flatbread wraps, substitute two mashed avocados with lemon juice & salt for the prepared guac, and use four Roma tomatoes)
  • Leftover chili from Thursday, topped with sour cream + 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 6/17/23

bag of alex's lemonade stand lemons

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

*** Note: I had to cut again this week to fit some of these fresh summer dinners in under budget, so, if you have some wiggle room I’d: 1) Substitute the better sourdough bread for Tuesday & Friday’s recipes, 2) Add another bag of spinach & have simple sauteed spinach on the side on Sunday., and/or 3) Add some of this week’s sale fruit to enjoy along with this week’s meals.

Dairy & refrigerated

16 oz Friendly Farms sour cream, $1.69
8 oz Happy Farms sharp cheddar block, $2.09
4 oz Emporium Selection feta crumbles, $1.49


6 oz Southern Grove pepitas, $2.29
16 oz Specially Selected salsa verde, $3.49
L’Oven Fresh multigrain flatbread wraps, $1.49
20 oz L’Oven Fresh Italian bread, $2.09
4 oz can Pueblo Lindo chopped green chiles, $.79
Can of Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $1.09
Can of Happy Harvest tomato sauce, $.39
2 cans Dakota’s Pride garbanzo beans (chickpeas), $1.58
1 can Dakota’s Pride great northern beans, $.69
1 can Dakota’s Pride cannellini beans, $.79
2 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $1.58

Meat & seafood

Fremont Fish Market large raw peeled & deveined wild Gulf shrimp 12 oz, $6.89 (frozen)
4 lbs bone-in chicken thighs, $6.36
4 lb family pack boneless skinless chicken breast, $9.16


2 lbs lemons, $2.89
Pint blueberries, $2.49
2 cucumbers, $1.38
8 oz white mushrooms, $1.59
Bunch green onions, $.85
8 oz spinach, $1.29
16 oz Simply Nature organic spring mix, $4.99
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads garlic, $1.49
20 oz zucchini, $1.61
5 avocados, $2.95
10 oz grape tomatoes, $1.99
4 Roma tomatoes, $1.20

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 these quantities and make the following notes.
    1. Quantities:
      • Change the quantity of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) to two
      • Change the quantity of black beans to two
      • Change the quantity of cucumbers to two
      • Change the quantity of avocados to five
      • Change the quantity of Roma tomatoes to four
    2. Notes for your shopper:
      • Make a note that you want 4 lbs of the bone-in chicken thighs
      • Make a note that you want 4 lbs of the boneless skinless chicken breast
      • Make a note that you want a 20 oz pack of the zucchini

When you use this add your list to Instacart feature: Always double check your cart against the grocery list above, and see the notes above.

  • ** Pantry staples to check for before shopping: Olive oil, butter, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, Italian seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, rosemary, oregano, parsley, cumin, cayenne, sea salt, seasoned salat, Kosher salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, salad dressing

Instacart prices are higher than in store, so your total will be higher than shown in the above grocery list.

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 6/11-6/17 in Sunday ad markets, and 6/14-6/20 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 6/18/23.

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Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

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

Lastly: Access your latest regional ALDI ad here.


Tuesday 18th of July 2023

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