April Instant Pot Meal Plan (2022)

You need a quick and easy meal plan that is full of delicious and nourishing recipes. Look no further than this April Instant Pot Meal Plan! This plan includes our last Friday meatless meal for Lent, as well as a special recipe for Easter Sunday. There are lots of easy and delicious recipes in this plan that I know you will enjoy!

So get ready to jump right in and start cooking with the April Instant Pot Meal Plan. Let’s get started!

instant pot meal plan for april

Easy Instant Pot Recipes

You’ll love these easy Instant Pot Recipes that are perfect for the April Instant Pot Meal Plan. These recipes are simple to follow and will help you create delicious meals in no time!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup is a quick and easy meal that is hearty and delicious. This soup can be made in under 30 minutes using an Instant Pot, and it is loaded with flavor. The broccoli and carrot give the soup a wonderful texture, the butter and cream add a comforting creaminess, and the herbs, spices, onion, and cheddar cheese add unbeatable flavor. This soup is perfect for a cool night, or for any time you need a quick, easy, and comforting meal.

a ladle of cheddar broccoli soup over the instant pot

White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a hearty, filling, and comforting meal that is perfect for any day of the week. The chili is made with creamy white beans, tender chicken, salsa verde, tender-crispy kernels of corn, jalapenos, and Rotel. It is the perfect meal for when you need something warm, comforting, and quick. Whether you’re looking for a weeknight dinner or an easy meal to feed a crowd, this Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is sure to hit the spot every time.

a spoonful of white chicken chili from a bowl

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

You will find a variety of pasta recipes in this month’s Instant Pot Meal Plan. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or are in the mood for something more indulgent, these recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings. So why wait? Check out this month’s Instant Pot Meal Plan now and start cooking up some delicious pasta today!​

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo is one of my family’s favorite dishes. It is a classic comfort food that is both creamy and delicious. The best part is that it is really easy to make in the Instant Pot. This recipe uses just a few simple ingredients and is ready to serve in about 30 minutes. You will love how creamy and flavorful this dish is!

a delicious and creamy bowl of instant pot chicken fettuccine alfredo topped with a bit of parsley

Cheeseburger Mac

Moms and dads, this one is for you! This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac is a simple, one-pot meal that your family will love. Tender macaroni noodles are smothered in delicious cheesy ground beef that tastes just like your favorite burger. It’s the perfect meal for busy weeknights when you need something fast and effortless.

a plate of cheeseburger mac served with lettuce and tomato

Instant Pot Side Dishes

You will find a variety of side dishes in the April Instant Pot Meal Plan. Each side dish is designed to be quick and easy to prepare, so you can get dinner on the table without any fuss. I have included a variety of recipes including favorites like mashed potatoes and parmesan risotto, and other sides that I know you will love.

So don’t wait any longer, dive into the April Instant Pot Meal Plan and start cooking!

Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the perfect easy side dish for any meal. They’re creamy, buttery, and so delicious, you’ll never want to make them any other way again. Plus, they’re incredibly simple to make – just add potatoes, water, butter, milk, and salt to your Instant Pot and let it do all the work for you. In just a few minutes, you’ll have perfectly mashed potatoes that are sure to satisfy the whole family.

instant pot mashed potatoes

Parmesan Risotto

Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto is creamy, cheesy, and delicious. It’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The best part is that it only takes about 15 minutes to make from start to finish. You’ll love the creamy texture and the delicious Parmesan flavor.

parmesan risotto served on a plate as a side

Instant Pot Desserts

You’re going to love the desserts in this month’s meal plan! I’ve got some delicious and easy recipes for you to try. Some of my favorites include the Instant Pot Flan, the Lava Cakes, and the Arroz con Leche. It’s all, oh, so good!

Lava Cakes

Instant Pot Lava Cakes are the perfect dessert for anyone looking for something decadently sweet without having to spend a lot of time making it. These cakes are simple to make and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. And your sweet tooth will be in heaven once you try them.

Turtle lava cake served on plate


Instant Pot Flan is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen, and it takes just a few minutes to prepare. Plus, the Instant Pot ensures that it will be cooked to perfection every time. So if you are looking for a quick and easy dessert that will impress your family, then look no further than Instant Pot Flan.

taking a slice of caramel custard flan

Enjoy this month’s meal plan and have a wonderful April!

Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.

April 2022 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

  • top view of red beans in a mason jar
    April 1
    Red 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
    April 2
    Bean Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • top view of a bowl of homemade mac and cheese on top of a plate
    April 3
    Macaroni 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. There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of this favorite pasta dish.

  • a large serving of cheesy ground beef and rice on a plate
    April 4
    Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot cajun pasta
    April 5
    Spicy Cajun Pasta
    from 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.

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    April 6
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot beef and macaroni casserole
    April 7
    Beef & Macaroni Casserole
    from 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.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    April 8
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a baking dish of beef taters
    April 9
    Cheesy Beef Taters
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This one is really great for either a side dish or a main dish – your choice! Kid friendly!

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    April 10
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of broccoli cheese soup topped with shredded cheese
    April 11
    Broccoli 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.

  • instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
    April 12
    Spaghetti & Meatballs
    from 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.

  • sliced honey garlic pork tenderloin on a plate
    April 13
    Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    This pork tenderloin is so tender and the honey garlic sauce is absolutely delicious.

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

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

  • aloo matar potatoes and peas in a small pot bowl
    April 15
    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.

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

    A warm and hearty meal that your family will love!

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    April 17
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of creamy fettuccine alfredo with chicken
    April 18
    Chicken Alfredo
    from One Happy Housewife

    A quick and easy pasta dish made with a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s incredibly rich and creamy.

  • a plate with a hawaiian sloppy joe sandwich
    April 19
    Hawaiian Sloppy Joes
    from One Happy Housewife

    Pineapple, red and yellow peppers, and sweet onion give the traditional Sloppy Joe a Hawaiian twist.

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    April 20
    Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
    from 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!

  • instant pot chicken soup
    April 21
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of mexican ground beef casserole garnished with cilantro
    April 22
    Mexican 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.

  • instant pot taco pasta
    April 23
    Taco Pasta
    from 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.

  • chicken couscous on a large white plate
    April 24
    Chicken Couscous
    from One Happy Housewife

    Pearl couscous, shredded chicken, peas, and carrots come together to make a quick and easy dump meal that’s full of flavor. This simple recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner

  • a spoonful of white chicken chili from a bowl
    April 25
    White 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
    April 26
    Tuna Casserole
    from 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.

  • overhead shot of a bowl of pasta with tomato cream sauce garnished with basil
    April 27
    Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
    from Ministry of Curry

    This easy dump meal makes an absolutely creamy and delicious pasta.

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

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

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    April 29
    Cheeseburger Mac
    from 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.

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

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

Side Dishes

  • a plate with a serving of mashed potatoes and pot roast
    Mashed Potatoes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a dinner plate served with parmesan risotto
    Parmesan Risotto
    from One Happy Housewife

    A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.

  • a large serving of jasmine rice in a bowl
    Jasmine Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    Quick, easy, and perfect white rice every time!

  • side view of brown rice in a bowl
    Brown Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of salsa rice being scooped
    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.


  • taking a slice of flan
    from 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!

  • a close up of a fork cutting into a moist slice of instant pot lemon bundt cake
    Lemon Bundt 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
    Turtle Lava Cakes
    from 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!

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate
    Coconut Cake
    from 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.

  • a spoonful of arroz con leche
    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 2022 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.


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

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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