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Free weekly ALDI Meal Plan 9/12/21

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 9/12/21: This week, we’re cooking up everything from a savory harvest vegetable stew, to a low carb taco casserole, to a sheet pan chicken dinner with Brussels sprouts & potatoes — & so much more!

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 9/12/21: Six complete dinners for four, $65 out the door!

It’s 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, & 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 9/12/21 – 9/18/21

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?

Fall coffee, harvest squash, & caramel apple everything: What’s new this week?

caramel apple cookies at aldi

Fall coffee, cheap letter boards, caramel apple cookies, 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 two of seasonal Fall Find Faves at ALDI: Squash, canned pumpkin, and so much more!

But without further ado, here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 9/12/21.

ALDI Meal Planning week of 9/12/21 – 9/18/21

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

squash-age harvest vegetable stew

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 9/12/21







  • Chicken & cauliflower sheet pan dinner
  • Also roast up a separate sheet pan of potatoes: Slice yellow potatoes into wedges and toss them with olive oil, seasoned salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste. Pop that pan of potatoes into the oven at the same time as you start the cauliflower, stir the potatoes, when you add the chicken to the cauliflower pan, and continue cooking along with the cauliflower & chicken until browned on the outside, tender on the inside.
  • Shred the last of your cheddar cheese. Combine with the remaining sour cream along with bacon bits and chopped green onion to taste, to make a dip for the potatoes.


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

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 9/11/21

ALDI polska kielbasa

Dairy & refrigerated

Priano three cheese tortellini, $1.49
2 containers Priano shredded Parmesan, $3.98
8 oz block Happy Farms cheddar, $1.99
16 oz Friendly Farms sour cream, $1.69


Specially Selected baguette, $1.79
2.5 oz Tuscan Garden bacon bits, $1.29
32 oz Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.19
Can of Dakota’s Pride chickpeas (garbanzo beans), $.59
Can of Happy Harvest cut green beans, $.49
Can of Happy Harvest tomato paste, $.49


14 oz Polska kielbasa, $2.39
2.5 lbs chicken drumsticks, $3.23
2 lbs 80% lean ground beef, $6.58
2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, $6.73


3 lb bag gala apples, $2.99
2 lbs red grapes, $2.38
2 lbs carrots, $1.49
Bag of garden salad, $1.69
2 bags 8 oz spinach, $3.98
Bunch green onions, $.79
8 oz baby bella mushrooms, $2.09
2 heads cauliflower, $3.98
16 oz Brussels sprouts, $2.99
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads garlic, $1.29
5 lb bag yellow potatoes, $2.99
1 medium acorn squash, $1.49
5 Roma tomatoes, $1.00

That comes to: $65.36

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 9/5-9/11 in Sunday ad markets, and 9/8-9/15 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 9/12/21.

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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.

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