April Instant Pot Meal Plan (2023)

Looking for an easy and tasty meal plan full of nutritious and yummy dishes? You’ve found it with my April 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan! This month, you’ll find a meatless meal for the last Friday of Lent and a special recipe for Easter Sunday. With plenty of simple and delicious recipes, this meal plan is sure to please!

Get ready to dive in and enjoy cooking with the April 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan. Let’s get started!

instant pot meal plan calendar for april 2023

Simple Instant Pot Meals

Discover the joy of these simple Instant Pot recipes, perfect for the April Instant Pot Meal Plan. These easy-to-follow recipes will have you creating tasty dishes in a flash!

WHITE Chicken Chili

This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a delicious, filling, and cozy dish that’s great any day. Featuring creamy white beans, juicy chicken, zesty salsa verde, fresh corn, jalapenos, and Rotel, this chili is perfect for those times when you want something warm, comforting, and quick. Serve it up as a weeknight dinner or when entertaining friends, and it’s sure to be a hit.

a spoonful of white chicken chili from a bowl

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Whip up a warm and satisfying Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup in no time. In under 30 minutes, you’ll have a rich and filling meal with wonderful texture from the broccoli and carrot. The soup’s creaminess comes from the butter and cream, while the herbs, spices, onion, and cheddar cheese make it truly flavorful. Enjoy it on a cool evening or whenever you’re in the mood for a comforting meal.

a ladle of cheddar broccoli soup over the instant pot

Pasta Dishes in an Instant

This month’s Instant Pot Meal Plan offers a selection of pasta dishes for every craving. Whether you need a fast weeknight dinner or something more indulgent, these recipes have you covered. Don’t wait any longer – explore this month’s plan and start cooking delicious pasta dishes today!

Quick Cheeseburger Mac

Busy parents, this one’s a winner! This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac is a no-fuss, one-pot meal that the whole family will enjoy. Macaroni noodles covered in savory, cheesy ground beef create a dish that tastes just like your favorite burger. It’s the ideal meal for hectic weeknights when you need something speedy and straightforward.

a plate of cheeseburger mac served with lettuce and tomato

Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Everyone loves Chicken Alfredo, a comforting classic with its creamy and delicious sauce. What’s even better is how easy it is to make in the Instant Pot. Using just a few ingredients, you’ll have a scrumptious meal ready in about 30 minutes. Savor the creamy, flavorful goodness of this dish!

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

Instant Pot Sides Made Easy

The April Instant Pot Meal Plan offers an array of side dishes that are fast and easy to prepare. From well-loved classics like mashed potatoes and parmesan risotto to other tasty options, there’s something for everyone.

Don’t wait any longer – dive into the April Instant Pot Meal Plan and start cooking up these satisfying side dishes!

Parmesan Risotto

This Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto is a creamy, cheesy, and delightful dish that’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal. In just about 15 minutes, you’ll have a velvety risotto with a rich Parmesan flavor that everyone will enjoy.

parmesan risotto served on a plate as a side

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

These Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are an easy and delicious side dish that complements any meal. They’re fluffy, buttery, and so tasty that you’ll wonder why you ever made them any other way. With minimal effort, you’ll have perfect mashed potatoes that the whole family will love.

instant pot mashed potatoes

Sweet Instant Pot Treats

This month’s meal plan also includes delectable and easy-to-make desserts! Some of the highlights are Instant Pot Flan, Lava Cakes, and Arroz con Leche. Prepare to indulge in these delightful treats!

No-Fuss Flan

This Instant Pot Flan is a tasty and simple dessert that’s great for any occasion. Made with just a few basic ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, this dessert takes only a short time to prepare. The Instant Pot ensures a perfectly cooked flan every time. So when you’re looking for a dessert that’s both quick and impressive, this Instant Pot Flan is the way to go.

taking a slice of caramel custard flan

Easy Lava Cakes

Instant Pot Lava Cakes are the ideal dessert for those craving something sweet and decadent without spending too much time in the kitchen. These cakes are quick to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth in just a few minutes.

Turtle lava cake served on plate

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

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

April 2023 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.

  • a large bowl full of macaroni and cheese made with cream of mushroom soup sitting on a counter
    April 3
    Mac & Cheese with Cream of Mushroom
    from One Happy Housewife

    A super creamy and delicious dump-and-start mac and cheese.

  • 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.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    April 7
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot beef and macaroni casserole
    April 8
    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.

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    April 9
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • 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!

  • a baking dish of beef taters
    April 17
    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!

  • 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 2023 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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