We welcome April amidst uncertainty and being stuck at home. It’s because of this that I did my best to include easy recipes with few ingredients in my April 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan. This is in hopes that you will at least be able to use it as a guide for your planning this month. I hope you stay safe and can use this meal plan to help you get through the month! Here’s what you can expect:
Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
In this April Meal Plan, you’ll find so many easy pasta recipes. The glorious thing about pasta recipes is that they are usually quick to make and are always filling. And what’s even better, is that Instant Pot pasta recipes don’t require draining or dirtying more than one pot.
Spicy Cajun Pasta
You’ll find my Instant Pot Spicy Cajun Pasta in the meal plan. This flavorful pasta dish is a perfect dump and cook meal for busy weeknights. It’s made with rigatoni pasta and andouille sausage that are covered in a spicy cajun cheese sauce. This dish is seriously loaded with Cajun attitude.
Beef and Macaroni Casserole
My Instant Pot Beef and Macaroni Casserole is another easy pasta dish that’s full of flavor. Made with elbow pasta, seasoned ground beef, and sweet corn in a creamy, beefy sauce, this savory pasta dish will hit the spot when you’re hungry for something comforting and filling.
Easy Instant Pot Recipes
Are you looking for easy Instant Pot recipes? I have tons in this April Meal Plan. So, if you’re short on time or just don’t like making long, involved recipes, then these simple recipes are for you.
My Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is a dump and start meal that only calls for a handful of simple ingredients. Chicken breast, a jar of salsa, and some spices. That’s it! That’s all you need to make this simple dump and start recipe that’s perfect served in tacos, burritos, casseroles, sandwiches, and on salads. Make a batch of fresh homemade guacamole to serve with this chicken if you make tacos.
Want something with south-of-the-border flavor, then try my Instant Pot Taco Soup. This dump-and-start recipe requires very little prep and will give you a taco soup that’s loaded with flavor. Made with seasoned ground beef, beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, corn, and green chilis, this soup is rich and hearty. Just add your favorite taco toppings like sour cream, cheese, avocado, and cilantro.
Instant Pot Side Dishes
It’s time for some delicious side dishes made in the Instant Pot. I always provide plenty of options for you to choose from so that you can find the perfect match for your meal. And this month I have a new and delicious side that I know you’ll love.
This month’s meal plan features my Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto recipe as a warm and comforting side. This quick and easy pressure cooker recipe will let you enjoy this wonderfully creamy risotto with a luscious parmesan flavor in no time. This is a perfect quick side dish that you can enjoy with any meal. Check out all the wonderful sides in this April meal plan.
Instant Pot Desserts
For the desserts, I’ve included some recipes that my readers’ rave about, like my popular Flan and Arroz con Leche recipes. You must try them if you haven’t yet. I’ve also included a sweet and delicious cake that I know you will love.
You’re going to love this absolutely wonderful Instant Pot Coconut Cake. The intense coconut flavor of this cake is so delightful. And, if you want to take it up another level, serve a slice with a scoop of ice cream. Yummy!
There are even more desserts that are fabulous, so check them out.
Enjoy the meal plan and have a wonderful April!
Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.
April 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
Below the list of recipes, you will find a link to the downloadable calendar and links to all my monthly Instant Pot meal plans.
April 1Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
April 2Taco Soup from One Happy Housewife
A wonderful dump-and-go meal that’s loaded with taco flavor, requires very little prep, and uses easy to find ingredients.
April 3Macaroni and Cheese from One Happy Housewife
The absolute BEST Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! A blend of four cheeses make it the creamiest and cheesiest.
April 4Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.
April 5Spicy Cajun Pasta from One Happy Housewife
A super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.
April 6Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
April 7Beef & Macaroni Casserole from One Happy Housewife
This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling meal for those busy weeknights.
April 8Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife
This super easy Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe requires no prep and is ready in minutes.
April 9Cheesy Beef Taters from The Halfway Homesteaders
This one is really great for either a side dish or a main dish – your choice! Kid friendly!
April 10Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
April 11Broccoli Cheese Soup from One Happy Housewife
The combination of broccoli, carrots, cream, and cheddar make for a hearty soup that’s amazingly creamy and flavorful.
April 12Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
April 13Chicken Alfredo from One Happy Housewife
A quick and easy pasta dish made with a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s incredibly rich and creamy.
April 14Beef Stew from Retro Recipe Box
Enjoy this comfort classic loaded with tender chunks of beef and vegetables.
April 15Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife
A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.
April 16Meatball Soup from Make Ahead Meal Mom
A warm and hearty meal that your family will love!
April 17Red Beans from One Happy Housewife
These wonderful beans are nutritious, filling, and flexible. Can be used for red beans and rice, burritos, tacos, and so much more.
April 18Bean Soup from One Happy Housewife
A hearty, filling and delicious classic Honduran recipe that’s full of Latin flavor.
April 19Potato & Peas Curry (Aloo Matar) from Piping Pot Curry
This quick and easy Instant Pot recipe delivers a warm bowl of potatoes and peas in a delicious curry.
April 20Spaghetti and Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife
A tasty traditional Italian pasta dish that will be loved by the whole family and can be served in minutes.
April 21Mexican Ground Beef Casserole from Two Sleevers
Enjoy this quick and easy family-friendly meal that’s loaded with ground beef, rice, and beans and seasoned to perfection.
April 22Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife
This hearty, healthy, homemade chicken soup is so tasty and loaded with nourishing vegetables and spices.
April 23Taco Pasta from One Happy Housewife
The perfect hearty meal for a busy weeknight, this easy and delicious pasta dish is kid-approved and will be ready in no time.
April 24Spaghetti in Pesto Sauce from Piping Pot Curry
Spaghetti tossed in pesto sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and a drizzle of lemon juice.
April 25White Chicken Chili from One Happy Housewife
A super easy and crazy delicious dump and start creamy chicken chili loaded with hearty white beans, chicken, corn, tomatoes, and green peppers.
April 26Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife
A classic comfort dish made fast from scratch thanks to the pressure cooker.
April 27Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce from Ministry of Curry
This easy dump meal makes an absolutely creamy and delicious pasta.
April 28Chicken Curry Soup from Paint the Kitchen Red
A hearty, satisfying, creamy curry chicken soup brimming with the flavors of India.
April 29Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife
A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.
April 30Minestrone Soup from Spice Cravings
Easy, tasty, and healthy, this minestrone soup has the perfect blend of hearty vegetables, tomato broth and beans.
Mashed Potatoes from One Happy Housewife
Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.
Parmesan Risotto from One Happy Housewife
A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.
Jasmine Rice from One Happy Housewife
Quick, easy, and perfect white rice every time!
Brown Rice from One Happy Housewife
A simple and healthy side-dish for the Instant Pot.
Salsa Rice from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.
Flan from One Happy Housewife
A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan.
Lemon Cake from One Happy Housewife
Drizzled with a sweet lemony glaze, this wonderful lemon cake is the perfect refreshing dessert.
Turtle Lava Cakes from One Happy Housewife
These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.
Coconut Cake from One Happy Housewife
This cake is loaded with coconut goodness and is the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family.
Arroz con Leche from One Happy Housewife
This traditional Hispanic dessert is so creamy, rich and delicious. Simple ingredients and so quick and easy to make.
Download the April 2020 Meal Plan Calendar.
For more Instant Pot Meal Plan ideas for the month of April, check out my archive of April Instant Pot Meal Plans.