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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 9/26/21

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 9/26/21: This week, we’re cooking up everything from sheet pan sausage, peppers, & pierogies to a hearty chicken soup with butternut squash & kale — plus, so much more!

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 9/26/21: Six complete dinners for four, $65 out the door!

Happy Wednesday, and 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. Get dinner time 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 9/26/21 – 10/2/21

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?

GERMAN WEEK — Plus: Pierogies, Fun Holiday Cheeses, and Cute Plants

bavarian pretzels in this week's ALDI finds

GERMAN WEEK, pierogies, cute plants, holiday cheeses, and more — Check out my top 25+ ALDI Finds of the week, and let me know what you’re planning on picking up!

pesto and lox on toast

What else is new? Well, when I reviewed Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto earlier this week, I tried it with ALDI smoked salmon & sourdough…

But without further ado, here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 9/26/21.

ALDI Meal Planning week of 9/26/21 – 10/2/21

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

chicken squash and kale soup in this week's aldi meal plan

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 9/26/21


  • Simple roast chicken & vegetables (reserve 1.5 cups chopped cooked chicken for tomorrow night, and save 4 potatoes out of the 5 lb bag for Friday night)
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts (put these in the oven for the last 30-35 minutes the chicken is cooking, & top with shredded Parmesan to taste, if desired)
  • Mandarins







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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 9/25/21

butternut squash on sale in this week's meal plan

Dairy & refrigerated

8 oz brick Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.29
Countryside Creamery butter quarters, $2.99
8 oz block Happy Farms cheddar cheese, $1.99
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99


2 boxes Bremer roasted garlic pierogies, $3.98


Specially Selected baguette, $1.79
16 oz jar Casa Mamita restaurant style salsa, $1.89
48 oz box Simply Nature organic chicken broth, $2.19
32 oz box Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.19
12 oz box Reggano farfalle (bowtie) pasta, $.99
Can of Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $.89
2 cans of Happy Harvest whole kernel corn, $.98
2 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $1.18
Can Dakota’s Pride Great Northern beans, $.69
Can Dakota’s Pride Cannellini beans, $.59
3 cans of Pueblo Lindo chopped green chiles, $2.37
El Milagro corn tortillas, $.39


2 packs Parkview Polska kielbasa, $4.78
6 lb whole chicken, $5.70


3 lb bag Gala apples, $1.89
3 lb butternut squash, $1.77
3 lb bag mandarins, $2.69
2 lb bag of carrots, $1.29
1 cucumber, $.59
2 packs 8 oz white mushrooms, $3.38
12 oz bag Simply Nature organic chopped kale, $2.89
3 ct romaine hearts, $2.49
1 lb Brussels sprouts, $1.89
5 lb bag baking potatoes, $2.49
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads garlic, $1.19
3 pack multi-colored bell peppers, $2.99

That comes to: $65.70

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 9/19-9/25 in Sunday ad markets, and 9/22-9/28 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 9/26/21.

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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.