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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 9/23/18 – 9/29/18

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It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 9/23/18: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday.

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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 9/23/18 – 9/29/18

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 9/23/18

Note: Since we’re kind of in between fall and summer here, at least in my neck of the woods (well… prairie), you’ll find a mix of fall and summer recipes here. You can always move them around a little, so that the heartier recipes sit on the relatively cooler days by you. 🙂

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 9/22/18

Dairy & refrigerated

Friendly Farms sour cream, $1.49
12 oz Happy Farms shredded sharp cheddar, $1.99


Southern Grove sunflower kernels, $1.59
Southern Grove dried cranberries, $1.29
L’Oven Fresh spinach wraps, $2.29
Specially Selected French baguette, $1.69
Bottle Burman’s BBQ sauce, $.99
32 oz Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.29
Can Chef’s Cupboard beef broth, $.49
2 cans Dakota’s Pride chickpeas (garbanzo beans), $1.38
Stonemill minced garlic in water, $1.79


14 oz Parkview Polska kielbasa, $2.29
3 lbs St. Louis pork spare ribs, $5.97
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, $2.29
2 lbs 80/20 ground beef, $5.58


2 lbs lemons, $3.19
3 lb Gala apples, $2.89
Cantaloupe, $1.49
16 oz SimplyNature organic spring mix, $3.99
8 oz bag spinach, $1.19
2 lbs carrots, $.99
8 oz sliced white mushrooms, $.99
Bunch green onions, $.89
Pint blueberries, $2.49
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.99
5 lb baking potatoes, $2.49
2 medium acorn squash, $1.50
Pint grape tomatoes, $1.99
2 avocados, $2.18

That comes to $60.67.

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 printable ALDI shopping list and 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 9/16-9/22 in Sunday ad markets, and 9/19-9/25 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 9/19/18 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 9/23/18.

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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.


Sunday 23rd of September 2018

This plan is literally the best thing I've ever come across!! I'm fairly new to the Aldi life, and your plans have me CONVINCED that I can feed my family of 4 really well for so much less!! My grocery budget is close to 75% smaller thanks to you!!

Marissa Orr

Saturday 22nd of September 2018

This is my fourth week and what a fun adventure it has been following your plan! I have made food I never would have otherwise and YUM!! Every night my 5 year old has been saying, mommy you make the best food! This may sound like an exaggeration but it’s not- this has been life changing for this mama of 3 kids 5 and under! Thank you so much! I’ve been sharing this plan with everyone!!


Thursday 20th of September 2018

What a great menu plan! Everything looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Thank you so much! I am going low carb, and your recipes are so easy to tweak to fit my diet and still provide my family with great food! Thanks!


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Everything looks delicious this week. So far your recipes have been on point!