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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 9/19/21

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 9/19/21: This week, we’re cooking up everything from broiled Parmesan pork chops & broccoli to a fresh & easy shrimp taco salad — & so much more!

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 9/19/21: Six complete dinners for four, $65 out the door!

Welcome to your latest free meal plan from Mashup Mom! Every week I bring you a brand new variety of ALDI recipes, as well as a brand new chance to save time & money with meal planning: Have dinner covered, and try something different with your family.

Use this menu plan as a starting point, modifying it as necessary according to 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 9/19/21 – 9/25/21

Use these meal plans to help reclaim some of your precious time, and avoid the perennial question: What’s for dinner?

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But first, what’s new this week?

Slow cooker liners, toasted ravioli, Reuben bites: What’s new this week?

Reuben bites, cinnamon crumb cake, Halloween fruity snacks, lens cleaning wipes, and more — Check out my top 25+ ALDI Finds of the week, and let me know what you’re planning on picking up!

And here’s round three of seasonal Fall Find Faves at ALDI: Slow cooker liners, holiday baking, gluten free cheddar biscuits, pumpkin spice cream cheese, and more!

Speaking of seasonal Finds, toasted ravioli is back in the freezer section! This is year-round in some areas but seasonal in others, so stock up if you’ve been waiting — and see my toasted ravioli review from last year here. (Spoiler alert: SO GOOD.)

And, are you a fan of everything bagel seasoning? Whether you pick yours up at ALDI or elsewhere, here are some everything but the bagel recipe ideas to help you enjoy your next bottle!

But without further ado, here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 9/19/21.

ALDI Meal Planning week of 9/19/21 – 9/25/21

Pick up everything on the shopping list below, and start cooking on Sunday: As always, six complete dinners for four, $65 out the door.

  • 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 you have the necessary pantry staples on hand for this week’s ALDI menu plan; see a summary in the printable grocery list below.
  • Print your meal plan summary + grocery shopping list below this week’s detailed plan.

Six easy dinners from ALDI for $65

shrimp taco salad in this week's ALDI meal plan

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 9/19/21








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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 9/18/21

tortilla strips in an aldi meal plan

Dairy & refrigerated

8 oz Happy Farms sliced mozzarella, $1.99
12 oz Happy Farms shredded cheddar, $3.49
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99


L’Oven Fresh hamburger buns, $.85
Simply Nature organic blue corn tortilla chips, $1.99
Burman’s BBQ sauce, $.95
32 oz box Simply Nature organic vegetable broth, $1.89
32 oz Chef’s Cupboard beef broth, $1.19
Pueblo Lindo chipotles in adobo, $1.19
El Milagro flour tortillas, $.98
4 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $2.36
8 oz can Happy Harvest tomato sauce, $.29
2 cans Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies, $1.38
Can of Happy Harvest kernel corn, $.49
Tuscan Garden tri-colored tortilla strips, $1.29


2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, $5.38
2.5 lbs thin sliced boneless pork chops, $7.48
12 oz Fremont Fish Market EZ Peel raw shrimp (frozen), $4.99
85% lean ground beef chub (frozen), $3.29


1 lb limes, $1.99
2 lbs honeycrisp apples, $2.49
Bunch green onions, $.79
1 cucumber, $.59
8 oz bag spinach, $1.49
Bag of garden salad, $1.69
1 lb broccoli crowns, $1.49
1 lb green beans, $1.69
3 heads garlic, $1.19
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.19
3 pack multi-colored bell peppers, $2.99
4 Roma tomatoes, $.75
Pint grape tomatoes, $1.69
1 avocado, $.79

That comes to: $65.28

Or, maybe less…! These meals will likely run you 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 produce market. Let me know if you give it a try.

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 already have on hand, change regional pricing to match your own store, etc. *** The day(s) next to each item show which meals use each ingredient, so that you can easily see what to delete from the shopping list if you’re skipping a night.

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, 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 9/12-9/18 in Sunday ad markets, and 9/15-9/21 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices are from my local store in the Chicago suburbs, but non-advertised prices and produce deals *may vary* by location & region. In either ad market, shop any time through Saturday and start cooking on Sunday 9/19/21.

Stay in the meal planning loop

More ways to stay connected:

Happy ALDI shopping & cooking this week! If you find this meal plan useful, why not share it with your friends on Facebook so they can save money with ALDI meal planning as well?

Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

master list of meal planning resources from Mashup Mom

Let’s close things out with just a few resources to help you with your meal planning & ALDI shopping:

Lastly: You can always access your current regional ALDI ad here.


Thursday 16th of September 2021

Thank you for adding in the condiments needed at the bottom, it is sooo helpful even though I read through all the recipes, its so easy to miss something. I really appreciate it!


Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

So glad that it's useful! Sometimes you can of course substitute, but I figure it's important to know before you go to the store. :)

Leah Smith

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

The download for the shopping list is actually last weeks - do you mind sending the updated version?


Wednesday 15th of September 2021

I am SO sorry! It has been updated in the post, or grab it here: