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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 7/2/23

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 7/2/23! This week we’re cooking up everything from BBQ bacon cheddar chicken sandwiches, to tortellini with broccoli & tomatoes — plus so much more.

free aldi meal plan week of 7/2/23: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door!

I’m back from my trip — did you miss me? I missed you! 🙂 So let’s get back to cooking up a week of family dinners, including this year’s 4th of July BBQ. Read on for all of your:

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

Our affordable ALDI meal plans feature six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door.

tortellini with broccoli + tomatoes

Bring your family together around the table every night, and save time & money in the process.

Use any of these meal plans as an easy starting point, modifying 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 any dietary needs and preferences.

Free ALDI meal plan week of 7/2/23 – 7/8/23

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 our menu, though, let’s talk briefly about this week’s new ALDI Finds & updates.

Rainbow sherbet and frozen gnocchi

aldi finds week of 6/28/23

ALDI Finds for the week of 6/28/23 include orange & rainbow sherbet, frozen gnocchi, colossal shrimp, bagel chips, 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 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 7/2/23, and

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ALDI Meal Planning week of 7/2/23 – 7/8/23

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 7/2/23

BBQ bacon cheddar chicken sandwiches


  • BBQ bacon cheddar chicken sandwiches — Use 1.25 lbs chicken, and substitute hamburger buns to stay in budget — if you have wiggle room, though, upgrade to brioche!
  • Half of the grapes


  • Jalapeño popper chicken chili — Make in the Instant Pot or slow cooker; cook and crumble the rest of the bacon instead of using bacon bits
  • Scoop this up with half of the tortilla chips


  • Happy 4th of July! Grill (or pan cook) up the brats, saute or grill up some thinly sliced onion to top these, and serve on hot dog buns with condiments of choice
  • The rest of the tortilla chips, with 8 oz of the salsa
  • Boil up the corn on the cob


  • Slow cooker salsa chicken tacos (use 2 lbs chicken), served in the tortillas
  • For toppings: Sliced avocado, diced jalapeño, diced onion, and crumble up the rest of the cheddar slices
  • The rest of the grapes


  • Perfect Instant Pot ribs (see alternative slow cooker directions in comments if you don’t have a pressure cooker)
  • Side salad topped with shredded Parmesan
  • Cups of leftover chili from Monday



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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 7/1/23

Check below this grocery list for Easy One-Stop Instacart Shopping, as well as an editable easy-print version. *** Note: If you have extra room in your budget, I’d also pick up cheddar cheese + green onions to top the chili, more fruit for sides, and/or additional foods for your 4th of July BBQ. ***

Dairy & refrigerated

2 packs 9 oz Priano three cheese tortellini, $5.98
8 oz Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.49
Emporium Selection shredded Parmesan, $2.49
8 oz Happy Farms deli sliced sharp cheddar, $1.49


Season’s Choice steamable broccoli florets, $.99


L’Oven Fresh hot dog buns, $1.29
L’Oven Fresh hamburger buns, $1.29
Specially Selected French baguette, $1.79
Clancy’s restaurant style tortilla chips, $1.89
24 oz Casa Mamita medium salsa, $2.29
Packet of Tuscan Garden ranch dressing mix, $.49
Burman’s original BBQ sauce, $1.49
32 oz Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.29
Packet of Casa Mamita taco seasoning, $.39
El Milagro flour tortillas, $1.16
1 can Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies, $.89
2 cans Dakota’s Pride cannellini beans, $1.58
1 can Dakota’s Pride black beans, $.79
1 can Happy Harvest whole kernel corn, $.69

Meat & seafood

19 oz bratwurst, $2.99
4.75 lb family pack boneless skinless chicken breast, $10.89
4 lbs spare ribs, $9.16
Appleton Farms premium sliced bacon, $3.99


4 pack sweet corn, $2.29
2 lbs red grapes, $2.78
Bag of garden salad, $1.49
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads garlic, $1.49
8 oz jalapeños, $.69
2 avocados, $1.18
10 oz container grape tomatoes, $1.89

That comes to: $70.89

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 tortellini quantity to two
      • Change the cannellini beans quantity to two
      • Change the avocados quantity to two
    2. Notes for your shopper:
      • Make a note that you want about a 4.75 lb pack of the chicken
      • Make a note that you want about a 4 lb pack of spare ribs
      • Make a note that you want a 2 lb bag of grapes

When using the add your list to Instacart feature, always double check your cart against the grocery list above, and see the notes and quantity changes above.

  • ** Pantry staples to check for before shopping: Olive oil, butter, crushed red pepper, garlic salt, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, oregano, sea salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, 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 6/25-7/1 in Sunday ad markets, and 6/28-7/4 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 7/2/23.

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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.