The summer has flown by, and August is here! We still have a little while before school starts back up, but it’s time to start school shopping. Hopefully, the August Instant Pot Meal Plan will help you get through these next few weeks.
This month’s meal plan is packed full of deliciousness. As always, I have included easy and yummy recipes from my blog and from some other wonderful bloggers.
Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes
Cooking ground beef in the Instant Pot is so simple. Just sauté and season before adding your other ingredients. You’ll find that most of my Instant Pot ground beef recipes are made with pasta or rice. I’ve included some great ones in this month’s meal plan. Some of my family’s favorites are Beef and Bowtie Pasta, Beef and Macaroni Casserole, and Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
There are so many wonderful chicken recipes for the Instant Pot. Some must-try recipes for this month are the Jalapeno Honey Chicken, the Butter Chicken, and the Orange Chicken. Oh, and the Chicken Lettuce wraps are a perfect light summer recipe.
Indian Recipes for the Instant Pot
If you feel adventurous, I’ve included some tasty options from Indian cuisine. You’ll find recipes for Spinach Dal, Chana Masala, and Tandoori Chicken. The intense flavors of Indian food are so amazing!
Instant Pot Seafood
There are also some excellent options for seafood lovers. You can’t go wrong with Jambalaya and Shrimp Biryani. I’m telling you, this month’s meal plan is complete and packed full of flavor!
Instant Pot Side Dishes
Every great main dish requires an equally delicious side. I’ve included lots of quick and easy side dishes in this meal plan. The Cauliflower Casserole is heavenly and the Lemon Butter Broccoli is perfect with almost any main dish.
Instant Pot Desserts
As always, I include some tasty sweet treats in every meal plan. The Turtle Lava Cakes are to die for! And the Peach Crisp and Apple Cake are so yummy. Make sure to pick up a gallon of vanilla ice cream to enjoy with these amazing desserts.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and happy cooking!
Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.
August 2018 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.
- August 1
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.
- August 2
Chicken Lettuce Wrapsfrom This Old Gal
A delicious Asian inspired chicken lettuce wrap recipe that’s bursting with flavor.
- August 3
Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravyfrom Simply Happy Foodie
Tender pork chops smothered in a wonderfully savory mushroom gravy.
- August 4
Thai Green Curryfrom Piping Pot Curry
A wonderfully creamy and aromatic vegan dish with tofu and vegetables.
- August 5
Chicken and Dumplingsfrom One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
- August 6
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.
- August 7
Low Country Shrimp Boilfrom Simply Happy Foodie
Potatoes, sausage, corn and shrimp cooked together with seafood seasoning and Cajun spices.
- August 8
Meatloaffrom The Halfway Homesteaders
Perfect for the meat lover, meatloaf just got way easier to make!
- August 9
Jalapeno Honey Chickenfrom This Old Gal
This chicken is absolutely delicious! Covered in a sweet honey glaze and pickled jalapeños, it’s bursting with the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spice.
- August 10
Penne with Sausagefrom Paint the Kitchen Red
A perfect home-made pasta dish for those really busy days.
- August 11
Butter Chickenfrom Simply Happy Foodie
This flavorful Indian dish features tender bite-sized chicken in a rich and creamy sauce.
- August 12
Carnitasfrom One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
- August 13
Spaghetti and Meatballsfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
This classic Italian dish is super simple to make in the Instant Pot.
- August 14
Vegetable Soup with Zucchinifrom Recipes from a Pantry
This healthy vegetable soup is full of flavor and goodness.
- August 15
Shrimp Biryanifrom Ministry of Curry
Made with basmati rice and shrimp, this flavorful dish has the perfect amount of spice.
- August 16
Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wrapsfrom Ministry of Curry
Tandoori chicken served over crispy lettuce and drizzled with cucumber raita and red onions.
- August 17
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.
- August 18
Carne Asada Tacosfrom Paint the Kitchen Red
A wonderfully flavorful tender beef that’s quick and easy to make at home. Perfect for tacos!
- August 19
Jambalayafrom Paint the Kitchen Red
A New Orleans staple, this Instant Pot version of jambalaya is loaded with andouille sausage, chicken, and shrimp. So tasty!
- August 20
Teriyaki Chickenfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
Get the wonderful taste of teriyaki chicken in your Instant Pot.
- August 21
Spinach Dal with Ricefrom Ministry of Curry
An easy dump and start Indian dish with lentils and spinach.
- August 22
Vegetarian Fajita Pastafrom Piping Pot Curry
This one-pot pasta meal is loaded with veggies and flavor!
- August 23
Creamy Sundried Tomato Chickenfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
This chicken is so creamy and so flavorful that you won’t be able to get enough.
- August 24
Chana Masalafrom Piping Pot Curry
A one-pot recipe for authentic Indian chickpea curry.
- August 25
Green Chili Bowlsfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
Tastes like authentic Mexican without all the carbs.
- August 26
French Dipfrom One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
- August 27
Chana Dalfrom Piping Pot Curry
This comforting soup features chickpeas cooked with ginger, garlic, onion, tomato and flavorful spices.
- August 28
Orange Chickenfrom Recipes from a Pantry
This sweet tangy chicken is bursting with amazing flavor from the orange and spices.
- August 29
Brown Rice & Mushroom Pilaffrom Piping Pot Curry
If you love mushrooms, then this mushroom rice pilaf will be your new favorite dish.
- August 30
Spaghetti Squash Pad Thaifrom The Halfway Homesteaders
All the flavor of Pad Thai but made with spaghetti squash.
- August 31
Chili with Beansfrom One Happy Housewife
A hearty, comforting bowl of homemade chili packed full of amazing flavor.
Steamed Broccolifrom One Happy Housewife
A quick, simple, and nutritious side for your meal.
Cilantro Lime Ricefrom Simply Happy Foodie
A light and fresh side dish full of flavor and the perfect amount of tang.
Loaded Mashed Cauliflowerfrom One Happy Housewife
You’ll never think of cauliflower the same way after trying this amazingly delicious casserole. Enjoy this creamy, cheesy cauliflower casserole with any meal.
Lemon Butter Broccolifrom One Happy Housewife
An incredibly delicious and healthy side dish that can be served fast using the help of the Instant Pot.
Fried Ricefrom Paint the Kitchen Red
A quick and easy Chinese style fried rice made in the Instant Pot.
Creamy Grapes Saladfrom This Old Gal
If you’re looking for something sweet for your side, then this is a delicious option.
Strawberries & Cream Cakefrom One Happy Housewife
This strawberries and cream Instant Pot cake is topped with a creamy glaze and is so moist and delicious.
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.
Raspberry Swirl Cakefrom The Halfway Homesteaders
This wonderful cake looks as good as it tastes.
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!
Peach Crispfrom Paint the Kitchen Red
Fresh, juicy peaches, are topped with crisp, crunchy oatmeal streusel for a perfect summer dessert. Just top it with vanilla ice cream for an irresistibly comforting dessert!
Apple Cakefrom Ministry of Curry
This cake is loaded with fresh apples and coated with cinnamon and sugar.
Download the August 2018 Meal Plan Calendar.
For more Instant Pot Meal Plan ideas for the month of August, check out my archive of August Instant Pot Meal Plans.
Past Instant Pot Meal Plans
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