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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 7/9/23

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 7/9/23: This week we’re cooking up everything from shredded Italian chicken sandwiches (with melty mozzarella!) to a simple vegetarian white bean soup — and, so much more.

free ALDI meal plan week of 7/9/23: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door

Hope everyone’s back in cooking mode after the 4th of July holiday, because so many delicious family meals await you this week! 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.

leftover shredded italian chicken sandwiches

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 7/9/23 – 7/15/23

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.

Spin mops & smoothie blends

aldi finds week of 7/5/23

ALDI Finds for the week of 7/5/23 include spin mops, pink lemonade cookies, smoothie blends, avocado chunks, dorm decor, & 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 7/9/23 – 7/15/23

beef & cabbage stir fry

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 7/9/23

italian chicken over pasta




  • Simple vegetarian white bean soup, topped with shredded Parmesan
  • Mix the rest of the bag of spinach with the garden salad for a side salad; top that with shredded Parmesan, thinly sliced onion, chopped avocado + one chopped tomato





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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 7/8/23

family pack chicken thighs

*** 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 mozzarella, $2.09
5 oz Emporium Selection shredded Parmesan, $2.49


L’Oven Fresh deli rolls, $2.39
Specially Selected Italian bread, $3.89
Bag of Clancy’s sea salt & vinegar kettle chips, $1.99
Tuscan Garden mild giardiniera, $3.69
32 oz box Simply Nature organic chicken broth, $1.89
32 oz Simply Nature organic vegetable broth, $1.89
Simply Nature organic tomato basil pasta sauce, $1.99
12 oz box Reggano farfalle (bowtie pasta), $.95
2 cans Dakota’s Pride great northern beans, $1.42
1 can Dakota’s Pride cannellini beans, $.79
Can of Happy Harvest tomato paste, $.75
Can of Happy Harvest diced tomatoes, $.89
Can of Happy Harvest cut green beans, $.64

Meat & seafood

4.5 lbs bone-in chicken thighs, $7.16
14 oz Old Neighborhood shaved beef, $5.99
2.5 lbs thin sliced boneless pork chops, $8.23


2 mangoes, $1.38
2 packs 8 oz whole white mushrooms, $1.98
Bag of classic coleslaw, $1.19
Bag of garden salad, $1.49
8 oz bag of spinach, $1.29
32 oz carrots, $1.89
1 lb broccoli crowns, $1.99
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.69
3 heads garlic, $1.49
10 oz container grape tomatoes, $1.99
24 oz tomatoes on the vine, $2.29
1 avocado, $.49

That comes to: $69.29

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 often don’t show up. So: Before adding the list to your cart, change these quantities and make the following notes.
    1. Quantities:
      • Change the quantity of great northern beans to two
      • Change the quantity of mangoes to two
      • Change the quantity of mushrooms to two
    2. Notes for your shopper:
      • Make a note that you want a 4.5 lb family pack of the chicken thighs
      • Make a note that you want a 2.5 lb pack of the thin sliced boneless pork chops
      • Make a note that you want 1 lb of broccoli crowns

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, sugar, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, black pepper, sea salt, seasoned salt, salt, salad dressing of choice

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 7/2-7/8 in Sunday ad markets, and 7/5-7/11 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 7/9/23.

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Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

Let’s close out our week with a few meal planning & ALDI shopping resources:

Lastly: Access your latest regional ALDI ad here.