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This FREE Printable 5 Day ALDI Meal Plan is EVERYTHING

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FREE Printable 5 Day Aldi Meal Plan – list and shopping cart

Do you LOVE ALDI like we love ALDI?

We’ve created this 5-day FREE printable meal plan with easy Hip2Save dinner recipe ideas just for you! The best part is, I’ve included all the prices for what you’ll need to make these delicious dinners, and the total comes in at just under $12 per meal for a family of 4-5!

FREE Printable 5 Day Aldi Meal Plan – three meal ideas

These are high-quality meals!

You can actually eat affordable steak and chicken, and the fresh produce is delicious. Everything I’ve tried from ALDI has been nice quality, and the ingredients result in delicious meals for any family! I LOVE that you can save money without clipping coupons!


FREE Printable 5 Day Aldi Meal Plan – red enchiladas

Weeknight Red Enchiladas

Serves 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1.5 oz. red enchilada packet (plus 1.5 cups water & 8oz. can tomato sauce)
  • 7 small flour tortillas
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 10.75 oz can condensed tomato soup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 small can black olives, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced (for garnish) * optional

Directions: 

  • Place meat and onion in a large skillet on the stove, and brown over medium-high heat until meat is crumbly. Drain if necessary, and return to skillet.
  • Season meat with cumin, garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • In a saucepan on the stove, stir enchilada mix, water, and tomato sauce. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. (May also use a 10 oz. can of red enchilada sauce instead, however my ALDI had only the packet.)
  • Stir in soup and red enchilada sauce to meat mixture.
  • On each tortilla, spread about 1/4 cup of meat mixture and a sprinkle of cheese, then fold and place in baking pan.
  • Try to reserve a cup of shredded cheese for the top.
  • Spread any leftover sauce mixture over the top of the tortillas. Sprinkle reserved cheese and add black olives.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with green onion and sour cream if desired.

FREE Printable 5 Day Aldi Meal Plan – easy slow cooker chili

Easy Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

Serves 4-5

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 raw pounds chicken thigh meat, cut into one-inch pieces
  • 2- 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 15.5 oz. can black beans, rinsed, & drained
  • 11 oz. can of sweet corn
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional topping)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or HIGH 4 to 6 hours.
  • Serve with any desired toppings such as chopped cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheese, tortillas, etc.

FREE Printable 5 Day Aldi Meal Plan - chicken kabobs

Sweet and Savory Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

Serves 4-6

Ingredients for Kebabs:

  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 -15 oz. can pineapple chunks, liquid reserved
  • rice for serving

Ingredients for Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup less sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or try coconut oil!)
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup liquid from canned pineapple
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Directions:

  • If using bamboo skewers, make sure to first soak them in water for 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  • Whisk together all the marinade ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • On the stove, bring mixture to a boil and then let simmer for about 5 minutes until liquid is reduced. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Meanwhile cut chicken and veggies into one-inch pieces.
  • Place chicken in a shallow dish, and set aside veggies.
  • Reserve a small portion of marinade/sauce into a small dish (for basting the meat while grilling). Pour the rest over the chicken.
  •  Let chicken marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. (Next time I’ll try overnight!)
  • Use the bamboo skewers to compile Kebabs by alternating veggies, pineapple chunks, and chicken. (This made six good-sized skewers for us.)
  • Transfer to a preheated grill on medium heat. Cook for about 18-20 minutes, turning and basting with reserved marinade.
  • Serve over rice.

FREE Printable 5 Day Aldi Meal Plan – steak and veggies

Simple One-Pan Steak and Veggies

Ingredients For the Butter:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoons capers, chopped (Aldi didn’t have this, so omit if desired)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced into a paste

Ingredients For Sheet Pan Meal:

  • 2 pounds sirloin steak (about 1 inch thick)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon or so olive oil
  • 1 large head of fresh broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 pound asparagus spears

Directions:

  • Mash together herb butter ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Form butter into a tube shape using plastic wrap, and place in fridge or freezer to harden.
  • Pat steaks dry and season both sides of steak with salt and pepper.
  • Coat veggies with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stick a large rimmed sheet pan in the oven and preheat oven broiler.
  • Carefully remove HOT sheet pan from the oven.
  • Coat the pan with olive oil and lay the steaks toward the center. Arrange veggies around the edges.
  • Place under broiler for 5 minutes.
  • Remove pan, turn steaks, and place back under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until desired doneness.
  • Top steaks with rosemary butter to serve.

FREE Printable 5 Day Aldi Meal Plan - chicken zucchini casserole

Easy Chicken Zucchini Casserole

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1 package (6 ounces) stuffing mix, chicken flavor
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups diced zucchini (about 2 med/large or 3 small zucchini)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Directions:

  • Cook chicken as desired. (I think it’s easier boil for 8-10 minutes, then cube or shred.)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In your largest mixing bowl, combine stuffing mix with melted butter. Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture for the topping.
  • Mix in the chicken, chopped zucchini, onion, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream.
  • Pour entire mixture into a greased 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the 1/2 cup reserved stuffing mix on top of casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 73

  1. Denise

    Love this! love aldi and always looking for ideas…tx!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Denise!

  2. Angela

    You all are just AWESOME! I have been a hip2saver for like 10 years. This site is so fantastic and I am always happy to tell people about it. It has something for everyone at different paths of their lives. I think this is so great you all are doing this for people. I have to be on paleo for health reasons, but if I wasn’t I would be so thrilled to see this as a working mom or dad. YAY to hip2save! Love that you all are always coming up with new ideas to help out your followers! I signed up for meal planning and paid money to join bc it is worth it to me. You all doing this is so sweet! You rock!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      What’s sweet comment! We appreciate you Angela! ❤️

  3. shel

    Love this!!! Thank you so much!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome!

  4. Ihearthip

    This just made my day. Thanks a ton!

    • Liza (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re very welcome Ihearthip!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! You’re welcome ❤️

  5. Amie

    wow! thanks

  6. MelWall

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome!

  7. Robert

    Hi — is this something you’re planning on doing on a weekly basis? And — thanks for all you do!

    • amy111

      Yes! Agreed!

  8. Suzanne

    Love, love, love you guys did this! I love Aldis

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks Suzanne!

  9. Christina

    Pertaining to Robert’s question above, I would definitely love and appreciate your time if you did this on a weekly basis with Aldi meals.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for your feedback!

  10. Heather

    We don’t have an Aldi, but i’m still totally doing this meal plan on my next shopping trip. Thank you!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Enjoy 😉

  11. amykpta

    First- HUGE H2S fan❤️ Also an Aldi fan. But I was
    disappointed in this as a meal plan. I would like to see a mention of a salad or veg side dish with all. There is not nearly enough vegetables in the plan. Instead of canned cream of tomato, some quickly chopped tomatoes, some fresh cream, etc. Ditch the high sodium onion soup mix for quickly chopped onion and spices. With a few tweaks, this could be nutritious. Just my 2 cents. But, seriously, thank you for the work done on this and all the other great content!

    • Jaime

      agreed! we try to avoid processed foods!

    • Amy

      I agree also! Maybe H2S could do a fresh fruit and veggie option for those of us with time to wash and chop, and an “open and dump” option for those of us who are short on time.

    • Lori

      Instead of “open and dump”, you could use frozen veggies as an alternative to canned. It might take a bit longer to cook, but it would be a fresher alternative to those with limited time.

    • Ashlie

      Hi there! I recently found a blog dedicated to Aldi menu planning using many whole foods/non-processed foods. She almost always is incorporating fresh fruits and veggies and some meatless options. We’ve been using it since the first of May and LOVE it. Free plans. 6 meals for a family of 4 – $60 or less a week (our family is a little bigger hit we don’t have to adjust too much). She uses the week’s flyer and specials to come up with the menu AND uses up ingredients so there isn’t a lot of waste 💗 https://www.mashupmom.com

      • SassyMom

        I follow Mashup Mom, too! Her meal plans are so easy to follow and she has good recipes.

    • jane

      No veggies? Hmmm…. I see broccoli, asparagus, green peppers, red onions, zucchini and it all looks fresh to me 😉

    • Mamamia

      Pretty certain this was meant as a base….some folks will take just a tiny bit of casserole next to a pile of Costco salad…some might take no salad and just the casserole, and some maybe just a tiny salad and more casserole. Totally doable to add in any extra fresh veggies. Anyone who cooks will know this. You can add spinach into the chili for example. Add sweet potatoe with the steak. Add a salad of fresh mozerella basil and tomatoe….some bean salad with the enchilada. Endless possibilities..great base menu! Definitely worth using and tweaking where needed on an individual basis! Thanks h2s!

  12. NILELU

    Love these recipes. Will make a few. Thanks Lina.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Enjoy 😉

  13. Jennifer

    This is awesome! Ty so much for sharing! Love aldi and working full time with 2 little boys and a hubby to feed, great meal plan!!! So convenient with the shopping list too!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome – enjoy 😉

  14. ktjo19

    Would love to see more Aldi meal recipes! Thank you so much for this post!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks that sounds wonderful!

  15. Hallie

    Thank You! I love this. Remember when Kraft used to have a free magazine with a weeks meals and shipping list.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh you’re very welcome! Enjoy 😉

  16. Kell6580

    I bet you could even sub out the proteins and/or veggies to make other meals. Keep the basics and spices the same…mmmmm

    • Rae

      I was thinking the same. Plus Lina’s recipes are one of my favorite sections on Hip2Save!!!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        That’s so sweet – thanks 😀

  17. DeeC

    Thank for the meal plan…love trying new recipes…I love the feedback from our hip to savers when they try a recipe..hope you’ll consider posting weekly

  18. Rockstar

    Before I saw this, I just wrote on my to-do list for tomorrow “meal plan for next week”. Well, I’m done! 😂 Thanks!

  19. JD

    What a wonderful idea!! I am using it as a birthday gift for my daughter. I’m printing it out and giving her a gift card to purchase the food. Her work schedule is brutal and she has a little one. Anything that saves time for her is wonderful. I’m at a much different stage of life. Plan to buy, cook and freeze and work less myself! For those that want more veggies throw some in the recipe or fix a Green Giant. to go with it. Having the framework makes this easy to play around with.

    You guys rock! Thanks so much.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks JD!

  20. Julie

    Oh Hip2Save where have you been all my life. Simple, Easy Recipes my family will all (probably) eat and a money saving shopping list to go with it? I’ve never loved you like I love you right now!!

    • Liza (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aww! Thank you for the super-sweet comment Julie! We <3 you too!

  21. Kathy

    Is there anything this amazing site can’t do? I am an Aldi’s fanatic. Shop there every week. This is a great idea since I run out of meal ideas. Once again Hip2Save, thank you for all you do!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw that’s so sweet! Thanks for reading and for your positive support! Enjoy 😉

  22. Felicia

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! How incredible of you to offer this meal plan. Simple. Fast. Frugal. Hearty. Aldi!!! I’m over the moon. I just printed the grocery list and recipes and will be stopping by Aldi after work today. Because of you, I won’t be tossing food in my basket that’s good for me, but with no plan on how to prepare it. I’ll shop with a plan. I’ll especially love you a week from now because I won’t be staring in the fridge trying to figure out ways to cook food before it goes bad or worse yet, tossing it out. THANK YOU!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw you’re so welcome!! Thanks for the sweet comment ❤️👍

  23. Cindi S

    Thanks for the recipes and meal plan for Aldis! I go there every month and it’s great to have a plan to shop for! I live both Aldis and Hip2Save ! Thank you so much! Would appreciate more of these ideas ! Thank you!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks Cindi! We love Aldi also – enjoy 😉

  24. Jennifer

    Great recipe! My family loved it! I used gluten free stuffing mix and half the butter. Thank you for the recipe, I will be making it again 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great! Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  25. Bethany Fairbanks

    Unless I keep overlooking it…the can of pineapple chunks for the kebabs is missing from the grocery list. Thanks for the meal plan!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ok thanks I’m double checking and fixing- Sorry about that!

  26. Bethany

    I also didn’t see tomato soup or dried rosemary on the grocery list. Just trying to save everyone from a second trip to the store. Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      THANK YOU so much! fixed.

  27. Amberd68

    These are great! Any chance of making a Vegetarian meal plan as well? I see a few of those I can modify, but always looking for new ideas! Thanks for all you do!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for your feedback! I’ll pass it along 👍

  28. Jennifer Meybaum

    Any suggestions to make these recipes more Weight Watcher friendly?

  29. susan

    I love ALDI and I think you guys are great, but at the same time you are not a cooking blog and I am concerned I am going to buy all of this food and the recipe will not turn out. How do you vet your recipes? Are they provided by ALDI? Or are they tried and true that you have been making forever?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi Susan –
      Thanks for your feedback and support. I’ve been sharing recipes successfully for almost 5 years now for Hip2Save.com and now also on Hip2Keto.com, so in that sense we aren’t super new to food blogging. If you click on the titles in this post these are all previously posted recipes and you can read feedback and comments to each of them. I’ve slightly adapted to Aldi’s ingredients on some because Aldi doesn’t have some things. The enchiladas are a family favorite I’ve made tons 😃 if something doesn’t seem appealing I wouldn’t buy the ingredients or make that meal. Hope that helps,
      Thanks always!

  30. susan

    Awesome! I cannot wait to read all of the reviews. Thanks!

  31. Ihearthip

    I’m about to head to the store and pick up ingredients and I have a question. The shopping list includes frozen Asian vegetables but I can’t figure out what recipe they go with? Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Darn sorry – we had a stir fry recipe I edited out! lol I will update grocery list and delete!

  32. Ihearthip

    Oh lol ok. I thought I was missing something! Thanks for checking and fixing it! 🙂

  33. Dee

    Waiting impatiently for the next meal plan.
    We have made the chili and the enchiladas from this plan, and so far, really great!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ah yay! Thanks so much for letting us know you enjoyed! <3

  34. Kristin

    This is EVERYTHING!!! I frequently shop at Aldi to save on groceries and this saves me so much time researching and meal planning. Can we get this every week?!?! 😉 THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Lol thanks so much Kristin!

  35. chelsie

    I made the chicken zucchini casserole my boy friend said he doesn’t eat zucchini but had 2 plates of this. Also made the black been chili only thing different I would do is just use a chicken breast on this vs buying thighs just for this meal. Would of saved me $4 and used one more of the chicken beast from the big pack I was already buying for 2 of the other meals. Other than that both meals were great going to try the others later this week.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hooray! This makes my day to hear about your success ❤️ THANKS

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