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August Instant Pot Meal Plan (2018)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of August

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 includes 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.

Main Dishes

  • a plate of ground beef and farfalle pasta in vodka sauce
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    August 1Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a plate of chicken lettuce wraps
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    August 2Chicken Lettuce Wraps from This Old Gal

    A delicious Asian inspired chicken lettuce wrap recipe that’s bursting with flavor.

  • overhead shot of pork chops topped with mushroom gravy and bits of cilantro
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    August 3Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy from Simply Happy Foodie

    Tender pork chops smothered in a wonderfully savory mushroom gravy.

  • a small bowl of thai green curry
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    August 4Thai Green Curry from Piping Pot Curry

    A wonderfully creamy and aromatic vegan dish with tofu and vegetables.

  • a bowl of chicken and dumplings
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    August 5Chicken 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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    August 6Beef & Macaroni Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling meal for those busy weeknights.

  • low country shrimp boil on a tray
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    August 7Low Country Shrimp Boil from Simply Happy Foodie

    Potatoes, sausage, corn and shrimp cooked together with seafood seasoning and Cajun spices.

  • a dinner plate with meatloaf
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    August 8Meatloaf from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Perfect for the meat lover, meatloaf just got way easier to make!

  • close up of jalapeno honey chicken garnished with green onion on top of mashed potatoes
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    August 9Jalapeno Honey Chicken from 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.

  • overhead shot of creamy tomato and sausage pasta with cilantro and shredded cheese
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    August 10Penne with Sausage from Paint the Kitchen Red

    A perfect home-made pasta dish for those really busy days.

  • overhead shot of butter chicken on a bed of rice
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    August 11Butter Chicken from Simply Happy Foodie

    This flavorful Indian dish features tender bite-sized chicken in a rich and creamy sauce.

  • corn tortillas with carnitas topped with cilantro, tomato, and cheese
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    August 12Carnitas from One Happy Housewife

    Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.

  • easy instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
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    August 13Spaghetti and Meatballs from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This classic Italian dish is super simple to make in the Instant Pot.

  • top view of vegetable soup garnished with cilantro
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    August 14Vegetable Soup from Recipes from a Pantry

    This healthy vegetable soup is full of flavor and goodness.

  • an instant pot filled with shrimp biryani
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    August 15Shrimp Biryani from Ministry of Curry

    Made with basmati rice and shrimp, this flavorful dish has the perfect amount of spice.

  • overhead shot of a group of tandoori chicken lettuce wraps
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    August 16Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Ministry of Curry

    Tandoori chicken served over crispy lettuce and drizzled with cucumber raita and red onions.

  • a ladle filled with a serving of mac and cheese
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    August 17Macaroni 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.

  • two carne asada tacos on a taco holder stand
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    August 18Carne Asada Tacos from Paint the Kitchen Red

    A wonderfully flavorful tender beef that’s quick and easy to make at home. Perfect for tacos!

  • a large bowl of jambalaya garnished with cilantro
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    August 19Jambalaya from Paint the Kitchen Red

    A New Orleans staple, this Instant Pot version of jambalaya is loaded with andouille sausage, chicken, and shrimp. So tasty!

  • a flour tortilla filled with teriyaki chicken
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    August 20Teriyaki Chicken from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Get the wonderful taste of teriyaki chicken in your Instant Pot.

  • overhead shot of a bowl filled up with spinach dal with rice
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    August 21Spinach Dal with Rice from Ministry of Curry

    An easy dump and start Indian dish with lentils and spinach.

  • overhead shot of vegetarian fajita pasta garnished with cilantro and two slices of lime
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    August 22Vegetarian Fajita Pasta from Piping Pot Curry

    This one-pot pasta meal is loaded with veggies and flavor!

  • close up of sun tomato chicken on a plate
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    August 23Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This chicken is so creamy and so flavorful that you won’t be able to get enough.

  • a bowl of punjabi chole garnished with cilantro and two slices of lime
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    August 24Chana Masala from Piping Pot Curry

    A one-pot recipe for authentic Indian chickpea curry.

  • instant pot green chili bowls
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    August 25Green Chili Bowls from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Tastes like authentic Mexican without all the carbs.

  • dipping a french dip sandwich in au jus
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    August 26French Dip from One Happy Housewife

    An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.

  • three bowls of chana dal garnished with cilantro
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    August 27Chana Dal from Piping Pot Curry

    This comforting soup features chickpeas cooked with ginger, garlic, onion, tomato and flavorful spices.

  • a bowl of orange chicken garnished with sesame seeds and green onion
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    August 28Orange Chicken from Recipes from a Pantry

    This sweet tangy chicken is bursting with amazing flavor from the orange and spices.

  • brown rice mushroom pilaf on a plate
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    August 29Brown Rice & Mushroom Pilaf from Piping Pot Curry

    If you love mushrooms, then this mushroom rice pilaf will be your new favorite dish.

  • instant pot spaghetti squash pad thai
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    August 30Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai from The Halfway Homesteaders

    All the flavor of Pad Thai but made with spaghetti squash.

  • chili with beans in a bowl topped with cheese, sour cream, and green onion
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    August 31Chili with Beans from One Happy Housewife

    A hearty, comforting bowl of homemade chili packed full of amazing flavor.

Side Dishes

  • steaming broccoli in the instant pot
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    Steamed Broccoli from One Happy Housewife

    A quick, simple, and nutritious side for your meal.

  • a large bowl of cilantro lime rice
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    Cilantro Lime Rice from Simply Happy Foodie

    A light and fresh side dish full of flavor and the perfect amount of tang.

  • a spoonful of loaded cauliflower casserole
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    Loaded Mashed Cauliflower from 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.

  • pouring lemon butter sauce on broccoli
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    Lemon Butter Broccoli from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly delicious and healthy side dish that can be served fast using the help of the Instant Pot.

  • overhead shot of fried rice in a bowl
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    Fried Rice from Paint the Kitchen Red

    A quick and easy Chinese style fried rice made in the Instant Pot.

  • creamy grapes salad in a large glass serving bowl
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    Creamy Grapes Salad from This Old Gal

    If you’re looking for something sweet for your side, then this is a delicious option.


  • a fresh out of the instant pot strawberries and cream cake on a plate
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    Strawberries & Cream Cake from One Happy Housewife

    This strawberries and cream Instant Pot cake is topped with a creamy glaze and is so moist and delicious.

  • 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.

  • a plate with a partially eaten raspberry swirl cake
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    Raspberry Swirl Cake from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This wonderful cake looks as good as it tastes.

  • 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 bowl of peach crisp with a scoop of ice cream on top
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    Peach Crisp from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Fresh, juicy peaches, are topped with crisp, crunchy oatmeal streusel for a perfect summer dessert.

  • a cut into apple cake on a large plate
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    Apple Cake from 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.

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