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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 8/28/22

Welcome back to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 8/28/22! We’ll be cooking up everything from tater tot taco casserole to creamy black bean & pumpkin soup, and more.

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 8/28/22: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door!

Here’s what we do here every week: Shop at ALDI to get everything you need for six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door. Use these recipes and dinner ideas to help reduce stress around dinnertime, and to save time & money in the process.

Our menu plans can be a starting point, too: Modify them around 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 8/28/22 – 9/3/22

taco tater tot casserole

Come cook along with us to answer the never-ending question: What’s for dinner?

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Before we jump right into this week’s menu, though, let’s quickly discuss some new ALDI Finds.

Pumpkin spice everything and… self-checkout at ALDI!

apple cider donut cookies

What’s new in ALDI Finds? Well, this week features all things pumpkin spice & fall, pretzel buns, frozen crab cakes, & more. Check out all of my favorite ALDI Finds of the week here, and let me know what you’re planning to pick up.

self-checkout at aldi

Does your ALDI have self-checkout yet? If not, they may soon: Read all about that here. (And if you want to join in the conversation and/or see what other people think about this, engage with tons of comments both on the Mashup Mom Facebook page and in the Almost All ALDI group.)

Then, let’s see what’s new on the Amazon front:

That catches us right on up, so now here’s your ALDI meal plan for the week of 8/28/22. Be sure to sign up for our weekly emails, so that you never miss a new one.

ALDI Meal Planning week of 8/28/22 – 9/3/22

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, 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. *** The printable shopping list includes a separate section of needed basics for the week.

Six easy dinners from ALDI for $70

black bean & pumpkin soup in this week's aldi meal plan

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 8/28/22





  • Slow cooker salsa pork, served on tortillas & topped with shredded cheddar + diced tomato & onion
  • The rest of the oranges


  • Leftover salsa pork naan pizza (use regular spinach & the orange bell pepper)
  • Side salad, made with the garden salad mixed with the rest of the bag of spinach, along with the other half of the bell pepper you used for the pizza


  • Southwest pulled pork & potato bowls (use frozen corn, which might take another minute to cook, & the little potatoes). You can dice and saute up the last bell pepper to throw in there too, if desired.


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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 8/27/22

pumpkin chipotle pasta sauce

Note: Avocados are also on sale this week and would go really well with some of these meals. Unfortunately the $70 budget didn’t extend to include them, but if you have wiggle room in yours, I’d recommend adding a couple! 🙂


Dairy & refrigerated

8 oz block original Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.39
12 oz bag Happy Farms shredded cheddar, $2.99
8 oz block Happy Farms colby jack, $2.09
8 oz block Happy Farms mozzarella, $2.09
Dozen Goldhen large eggs, $2.99


Season’s Choice crispy potato circles, $2.39
Season’s Choice steamable sweet corn, $.89


24 oz jar Casa Mamita salsa, $1.99
Simply Nature organic blue corn tortilla chips, $1.99
Specially Selected naan, $4.49
Specially Selected pumpkin chipotle pasta sauce, $3.49
Pack of Casa Mamita taco seasoning mix, $.39
El Milagro flour tortillas, $1.16
32 oz Simply Nature organic vegetable broth, $1.89
4 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $2.84
Can Happy Harvest whole kernel corn, $.59


16 oz chub 85% lean ground beef (frozen), $3.99
6 lb boneless pork butt roast, $11.94


3 lb bag of navel oranges, $2.89
1 mango, $.79
Bunch green onions, $.85
8 oz white mushrooms, $1.59
Bag of garden salad, $1.49
2 bags 8 oz spinach, $2.98
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads of garlic, $1.49
24 oz dynamic duo potatoes, $3.49
3 pack multi-colored bell peppers, $2.99
2 Roma tomatoes, $.45

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 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 8/21-8/27 in Sunday ad markets, and 8/24-8/30 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 8/28/22.

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Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

how to cook around grocery shortages showing empty shelves

As always, let’s close out our week with a few resources to help you with your meal planning & ALDI shopping:

Lastly: Access your current regional ALDI ad here.