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April Instant Pot Meal Plan (2021)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of April

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:

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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.

Main Dishes

  • serving salsa chicken on a tortilla
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    April 1Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife

    A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!

  • a ladle filled with a serving of mac and cheese
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    April 2Macaroni 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.

  • a comforting bowl of taco soup
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    April 3Taco 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.

  • Mouth Watering Pulled Pork Sandwich on a platter
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    April 4Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife

    Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.

  • a plate of cajun pasta
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    April 5Spicy Cajun Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    A super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.

  • a bowl of chicken and dumplings
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    April 6Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife

    Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.

  • side view of creamy beef macaroni casserole in a bowl
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    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.

  • a serving of spaghetti and meatballs topped with shredded parmesan
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    April 8Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife

    This super easy Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe requires no prep and is ready in minutes.

  • a baking dish of beef taters
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    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!

  • a bowl of tomato soup with basil and a grilled cheese
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    April 10Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife

    This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.

  • a bowl of broccoli cheese soup topped with shredded cheese
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    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.

  • a large serving of cheesy ground beef and rice on a plate
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    April 12Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.

  • a bowl of creamy fettuccine alfredo with chicken
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    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.

  • overhead shot of beef stew in a large bowl
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    April 14Beef Stew from Retro Recipe Box

    Enjoy this comfort classic loaded with tender chunks of beef and vegetables.

  • a plate of ground beef and farfalle pasta in vodka sauce
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    April 15Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.

  • meatball soup garnished with cilantro and shredded cheese served in a soup bowl
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    April 16Meatball Soup from Make Ahead Meal Mom

    A warm and hearty meal that your family will love!

  • close up of red beans in a serving bowl
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    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.

  • a bowl of bean soup garnished with cilantro drizzled with mantequilla and hot sauce
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    April 18Bean Soup from One Happy Housewife

    A hearty, filling and delicious classic Honduran recipe that’s full of Latin flavor.

  • aloo matar potatoes and peas in a small pot bowl
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    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.

  • homemade spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic butter toast
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    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.

  • a bowl of mexican ground beef casserole garnished with cilantro
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    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.

  • a close up of chicken soup
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    April 22Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife

    This hearty, healthy, homemade chicken soup is so tasty and loaded with nourishing vegetables and spices.

  • instant pot taco pasta
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    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.

  • authentic mexican flavored pork carnitas tacos served on a plate
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    April 24Cochinita Pibil from 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.

  • a large bowl of white bean chicken chili
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    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.

  • a bowl of creamy homemade tuna casserole
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    April 26Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    A classic comfort dish made fast from scratch thanks to the pressure cooker.

  • instant pot chicken biryani
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    April 27Chicken Biryani from Ministry of Curry

    This delicious one-pot Indian dish is made with long grain basmati rice, chicken, fresh spices and herbs.

  • chicken curry soup served in a bowl
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    April 28Chicken Curry Soup from Paint the Kitchen Red

    A hearty, satisfying, creamy curry chicken soup brimming with the flavors of India.

  • overhead shot of a plate of cheeseburgermac and lettuce with tomato slices
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    April 29Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife

    A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.

  • a bowl of homemade minestrone soup on a placemat
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    April 30Minestrone Soup from Spice Cravings

    Easy, tasty, and healthy, this minestrone soup has the perfect blend of hearty vegetables, tomato broth and beans.

Side Dishes

  • mashed potatoes served on a dinner plate
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    Mashed Potatoes from One Happy Housewife

    Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.

  • parmesan risotto served on a plate as a side
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    Parmesan Risotto from One Happy Housewife

    A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.

  • a wooden spoon scooping jasmine rice from the bowl
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    Jasmine Rice from One Happy Housewife

    Quick, easy, and perfect white rice every time!

  • a warm bowl of brown rice
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    Brown Rice from One Happy Housewife

    A simple and healthy side-dish for the Instant Pot.

  • a glass bowl of salsa rice
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    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.

Desserts

  • a large slice of flan
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    Flan from One Happy Housewife

    A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan.

  • a lemon cake with glaze drizzled on top
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    Lemon Cake from One Happy Housewife

    Drizzled with a sweet lemony glaze, this wonderful lemon cake is the perfect refreshing dessert.

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot
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    Turtle Lava Cakes from One Happy Housewife

    These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate
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    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.

  • a spoonful of arroz con leche
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    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 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.

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