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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 9/2/18 – 9/8/18

september 2018 ALDI meal plan

It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 9/2/18: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday.

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Who needs quick weeknight dinner ideas for back to school?

Here you go: How about 30 quick weeknight dinner recipes that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less, all rounded up in one handy post?

Use these easy 30 minute weeknight dinner ideas to supplement or swap out nights in the ALDI meal plans — when one or more of the recipes in a given week doesn’t fit your family’s needs, or on nights when you’re in a hurry but still want to get a home-cooked meal on the table!

But now, let’s get back to this week’s ALDI meal plan…

Let’s get ready to make six complete dinners for a family of four, just $60.00 out the door! Hope you find the free ALDI meal plans useful, and you can just scroll down under the grocery list to find the easy printable ALDI meal plan and shopping list for this week. (This is in Word format, but you should be able to open in Wordpad or Google Docs if you don’t have Word.)

ALDI meal planning week of 9/2/18 – 9/8/18

I’m assuming that you already have 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. 

Six Easy Dinners from ALDI for $60.00

ALDI meal plan — Start cooking 9/2/18

  • Sunday: Italian chicken thighs w/ zucchini & red potatoes, along with half the watermelon.
  • Monday: Grill brats for your Labor Day BBQ! Slice and grill or saute up the orange and yellow peppers and an onion to top the brats, and serve them with egg salad (use a little chopped green onion instead of fresh parsley, and just serve on side instead of as a sandwich — or sub your own favorite egg salad recipe), plus cut up the other half of the watermelon.
  • Tuesday: Slow cooker garlic Parmesan chicken & potatoes — Use 2-2.5 lb potatoes (reserving at least 1.25 lbs for Thurs), and you can substitute shredded Parmesan for shaved, and 1.5 tsp dried thyme for fresh. (Throw a little parsley in there, too, if you like.) Slice up tomatoes, lightly salt, & serve on the side.
  • Wednesday: Slow cooker salsa verde pulled pork tacos, topped with shredded cheddar + diced avocado. On the side, sliced cantaloupe, and warm up the refried beans.
  • Thursday: Southwest pulled pork & potato bowls (use cheddar) and grapes.
  • Friday: Carnitas naan pizza (use salsa pork) and grapes.
  • Saturday: Leftovers, family pizza night (ALDI sells a nice big take-and-bake pizza), eat out, or date night.

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 9/1/18

Dairy & refrigerated

Dozen Goldhen eggs, $1.18
8 oz brick Happy Farms cheddar, $1.99
8 oz brick Happy Farms mozzarella, $1.99
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99


Specially Selected naan, $3.79
L’Oven Fresh hot dog buns, $.75
El Milagro flour tortillas, $.95
14.5 oz can Happy Harvest diced tomatoes, $.69
Dakota’s Pride black beans, $.69
2 cans Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies, $1.18
Casa Mamita refried beans, $.79
Stonemill minced garlic in water, $1.79
Casa Mamita Hatch Chile salsa, $2.69


6 lbs bone-in chicken thighs, $4.74
6.5 lb whole boneless pork butt roast, $9.69
19 oz brats, $2.49


Seedless watermelon, $2.99
Cantaloupe, $1.29
5 oz SimplyNature organic baby spinach, $2.49
Bunch green onions, $.89
2 lbs red grapes, $1.98
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
20 oz zucchini, $1.24
4 pack corn on the cob, $1.29
5 lbs red potatoes, $3.29
3 pack multicolored peppers, $3.69
Three Roma tomatoes, $.45
1 avocado, $1.49

That comes to $60.77.

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 and grocery list

*** Download this week’s shopping list and printable ALDI meal plan in Word format so that you can 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 the ALDI 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 come up 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, you can 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 and dates

This week’s ALDI meal plan reflects prices from the current week’s ad (running 8/26-9/1 in Sunday ad markets, and 8/29-9/4 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 8/29/18 at 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 9/2/18.

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Happy ALDI shopping and cooking this week, everyone!

Useful resources for meal planning + ALDI shopping

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

You can always access your current regional ALDI ad here.