Happy April! Spring is finally here and we’re starting to enjoy some beautiful weather. This month’s meal plan includes our last Friday meatless meal for Lent in case you observe it, and of course, a special recipe for Easter Sunday. I’ve included lots of easy and delicious recipes for the rest of the month that I know you and your family will enjoy! Here’s what you can expect:
Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
My April Meal Plan includes tons of Instant Pot pasta recipes. I love pasta recipes because they are always quick and easy to make, and they satisfy my family’s hunger. And, as a bonus: since we’re using the Instant Pot pressure cooker to make these pasta recipes, we’ll only dirty one pot making cleanup a breeze.
Easy Instant Pot Recipes
If you’re looking for the easiest Instant Pot recipes, then you’re in the right place. I’ve included lots of quick and simple recipes in this April Meal Plan. These recipes are great to make during those busy weekdays because they don’t require a lot of time or prep work.
Instant Pot Side Dishes
Don’t forget to make a delicious side dish to serve with your meal. You’ll find loads of easy to make, super tasty side dishes that will pair perfectly with just about any meal that you’ll make this month.
Instant Pot Desserts
Follow-up dinner with a delightfully sweet treat. You’ll find some of my most popular Instant Pot desserts in this month’s meal plan. You will find the perfect dessert to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth.
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 2021 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 1
Salsa Chickenfrom One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
- April 2
Macaroni and Cheesefrom One Happy Housewife
The absolute BEST Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! A blend of four cheeses make it the creamiest and cheesiest. There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of this favorite pasta dish.
- April 3
Taco Soupfrom 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 4
Dr. Pepper Pulled Porkfrom One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
- April 5
Spicy Cajun Pastafrom One Happy Housewife
Simple ingredients like pasta, sausage, and cheese seasoned with the perfect touch of Cajun spices make this a winning combination. This is a super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.
- April 6
Chicken and Dumplingsfrom One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
- April 7
Beef & Macaroni Casserolefrom One Happy Housewife
This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling comfort dish for those busy weeknights. It’s fast and easy to make, full of flavor, and guaranteed to satisfy those hungry bellies. This one is sure to become a favorite in your home.
- April 8
Spaghetti & Meatballsfrom One Happy Housewife
You can never go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs. Everyone loves it and it’s always easy. This recipe makes it even easier because it requires no prep and is ready in minutes.
- April 9
Cheesy Beef Tatersfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
This one is really great for either a side dish or a main dish – your choice! Kid friendly!
- April 10
Tomato Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
- April 11
Broccoli Cheese Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
The combination of broccoli, carrots, cream, and cheddar make for a hearty soup that’s amazingly creamy and flavorful.
- April 12
Cheesy Ground Beef and Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.
- April 13
Chicken Alfredofrom One Happy Housewife
A quick and easy pasta dish made with a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s incredibly rich and creamy.
- April 14
Beef Stewfrom Retro Recipe Box
Enjoy this comfort classic loaded with tender chunks of beef and vegetables.
- April 15
Beef & Bowtie Pastafrom One Happy Housewife
A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour. This one is sure to become one of your go-to recipes for those hectic weeknights.
- April 16
Meatball Soupfrom Make Ahead Meal Mom
A warm and hearty meal that your family will love!
- April 17
Red Beansfrom 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 18
Bean Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
A hearty, filling and delicious classic Honduran recipe that’s full of Latin flavor.
- April 19
Potato & 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 20
Spaghetti and Meat Saucefrom One Happy Housewife
You’ve got a hungry family and not much time? This Instant Pot version of a traditional Italian dish is perfect for those busy nights when you need to get a tasty dinner on the table fast. This spaghetti and meat sauce is an easy one-pot meal that can be made in less than 15 minutes. Your family will love this one!
- April 21
Mexican Ground Beef Casserolefrom Two Sleevers
Enjoy this quick and easy family-friendly meal that’s loaded with ground beef, rice, and beans and seasoned to perfection.
- April 22
Chicken Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
This hearty, healthy, homemade chicken soup is so tasty and loaded with nourishing vegetables and spices.
- April 23
Taco Pastafrom One Happy Housewife
Love Mexican food but tired of the same ‘ole, same ‘ole? Then try this easy and delicious pasta dish. It’s kid-approved and will be ready in no time. It’s the perfect hearty meal for a busy weeknight.
- April 24
Cochinita Pibilfrom One Happy Housewife
With a mix of sweet, acidic and earthy flavors this traditional Mexican food will provide a unique experience for your taste buds.
- April 25
White Chicken Chilifrom 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 26
Tuna Casserolefrom One Happy Housewife
This classic comfort dish is made fast – from scratch. Egg noodles, tuna, and peas covered in a deliciously creamy homemade sauce with just the right seasonings will make this recipe an instant family favorite.
- April 27
Chicken Biryanifrom Ministry of Curry
This delicious one-pot Indian dish is made with long grain basmati rice, chicken, fresh spices and herbs.
- April 28
Chicken Curry Soupfrom Paint the Kitchen Red
A hearty, satisfying, creamy curry chicken soup brimming with the flavors of India.
- April 29
Cheeseburger Macfrom One Happy Housewife
A super hearty and flavorful, from-scratch pasta casserole that’s sure to be a hit with the kids. This one is so delicious, it’s like having your favorite burger in a bowl. A great meal for busy weeknights.
- April 30
Minestrone Soupfrom Spice Cravings
Easy, tasty, and healthy, this minestrone soup has the perfect blend of hearty vegetables, tomato broth and beans.
Mashed Potatoesfrom One Happy Housewife
Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.
Parmesan Risottofrom One Happy Housewife
A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.
Jasmine Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
Quick, easy, and perfect white rice every time!
Brown Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
A simple and healthy side-dish for the Instant Pot.
Salsa Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.
Flanfrom One Happy Housewife
One of my favorite desserts growing up! A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan. You’ll want to make this one all the time!
Lemon Bundt Cakefrom One Happy Housewife
Drizzled with a sweet lemony glaze, this wonderful lemon cake is the perfect refreshing dessert.
Turtle Lava Cakesfrom One Happy Housewife
These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans. They are an indulgence like no other!
Coconut Cakefrom One Happy Housewife
Topped with a heavenly creamy coconut glaze, this moist and delicious cake is loaded with coconut goodness and is the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family.
Arroz con Lechefrom 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 2021 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.
Past Instant Pot Meal Plans
Each month I publish a new, updated Instant Pot Meal Plan. So don’t miss out on seeing what wonderful dishes I’ve included in my latest one.
LOOKING FOR A PAST MEAL PLAN?
You can also access all of my previously published Instant Pot Meal Plans through the links below. I handpick the recipes that appear each month, so you will find that each month is unique with its own set of recipes geared specifically toward that month. Plus, on each meal plan page, you can download the printable calendar for that month.
2023 Meal Plans
- May 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- January 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
2022 Meal Plans
- December 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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2021 Meal Plans
- December 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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- April 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- January 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
2020 Meal Plans
- December 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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2019 Meal Plans
- December 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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2018 Meal Plans
- December 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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- August 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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