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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 8/13/23

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 8/13/23: This week we’re cooking up everything from edamame & mushroom fried rice to a smoked salmon scramble — and, so much more.

free aldi meal plan week of 8/13/23: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door!

Hi, and welcome to another Wednesday. Just a quick reminder that our ALDI meal plans are no longer posted every week — BUT, here’s a new one for THIS week! Read on for all of your:

  1. Easy family recipes for the week of 8/13/23
  2. An editable, printable shopping list to take to the store
  3. An easy add-to-Instacart list for pickup or delivery, and
  4. Six nights of sitting down to easy & affordable family dinners.

Our affordable ALDI meal plans feature six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door. Bring your family together around the table for six straight nights, and save time & money in the process.

Use any meal plan as an easy starting point, modifying your own family’s weekly dinner 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 8/13/23 – 8/19/23

edamame mushroom fried rice

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.

Frozen edamame and keto friendly bagels

five fave aldi finds week of 8/9/23

My fave ALDI Finds for the week of 8/9/23 include frozen edamame, keto friendly bagels, and more!

*** Five Fave 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, with this huge list of HUNDREDS of subscribe & save filler items.

With no further ado, though, here’s your easy ALDI meal plan for the week of 8/13/23, and *** be sure to sign up for our emails, so that you never miss a new meal plan post! ***

ALDI Meal Planning week of 8/13/23 – 8/18/23

smoked salmon scramble

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 8/13/23

rosemary chicken and white bean soup




  • Weeknight cheesy taco pasta
  • Garden salad, optionally topped with chopped carrots & celery + thinly sliced onion
  • Slice up the cantaloupe





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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 8/12/23

ramen and pho noodles at aldi

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

Dairy & refrigerated

Dozen Goldhen large eggs, $1.05
8 oz brick Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.39
16 oz bag Happy Farms shredded mild cheddar, $3.79


16 oz bag Season’s Choice shelled edamame, $2.49


Specially Selected French baguette, $1.69
L’Oven Fresh everything bagels, $2.29
8 oz package Fusia Ramen noodles, $2.49
3 lbs Earthly Grains long grain white rice, $2.49
Fusia soy sauce, $1.59
3 boxes 32 oz Simply Nature organic chicken broth, $5.67
16 oz Reggano rotini, $.99
Can Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies, $.85
Packet of Casa Mamita taco seasoning mix, $.39
Can Dakota’s Pride great northern beans, $.69
Can Dakota’s Pride cannellini beans, $.79
Can Happy Harvest whole kernel corn, $.64
Can Happy Harvest tomato sauce, $.39

Meat & seafood

2 lb pack 80/20 ground beef, $8.78
3 lbs Tyson chicken drumsticks, $2.67
12 oz pack Never Any spinach feta chicken sausage, $3.69
3 oz pack Specially Selected cold smoked salmon, $4.19


3 lbs red grapes, $2.97
Cantaloupe, $1.69
Pineapple, $1.99
2 lbs carrots, $1.89
16 oz green beans, $1.79
8 oz white mushrooms, $1.59
8 oz bag spinach, $1.29
Bag of garden salad, $1.49
Bunch green onions, $.85
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.79
3 heads garlic, $1.49
Celery, $1.99

That comes to: $70.83

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

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 chicken broth to three
    2. Notes for your shopper:
      • Make a note to add a bag of frozen shelled edamame, which is in this week’s ad but not showing in Instacart
      • Make a note to add a pack of the Fusia ramen noodles, also a special buy not showing up in Instacart
      • Make a note to add a three lb pack of the sale Tyson drumsticks listed in the ad
      • Make a note (* or add to cart *) a pack of smoked salmon — it’s currently out of stock at my store, so won’t let me add to the list
      • Make a note that you want about a 3 lb bag of the red 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, canola oil, sesame oil, butter, brown sugar, powdered ginger, rosemary, thyme, parsley, smoked paprika, bay leaf, crushed red pepper, sea salt, black pepper, 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 8/6-8/12 in Sunday ad markets, and 8/9-8/15 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 8/13/23.

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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.