August Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

It’s back-to-school time again!! And we’re now ready for the last meal plan of the summer, the August Instant Pot Meal Plan. Where did the summer go?

Well it’s that time of the year where our days get hectic again. Whether it’s school shopping or drop-offs for extracurricular activities. This part of the year finds our days getting shorter and shorter. With that in mind, I’ve created this August meal plan to offer lots of quick and simple Instant Pot recipes. Here’s what you can expect:

august instant pot meal plan
august instant pot meal plan

Instant Pot One-Pot Meals

I love making meals in the Instant Pot because it’s quick and I only dirty one pot which makes cleanup so easy. Pasta recipes and rice recipes are usually my go-tos for extra busy nights. They’re hearty, so they fill up little hungry bellies. They’re tasty, so everyone loves them. And they’re so easy, which makes them ideal for busy nights. You’ll find lots of fantastic one-pot dishes in this meal plan. Some of our favorites are the Beef and Bowtie Pasta, and the Couscous with Ground Beef.

Instant Pot Ground Beef and Chicken Recipes

In this August meal plan, you’ll find plenty of simple ground beef recipes and easy chicken recipes. And many of them are made with pasta or rice, like my Cheeseburger Mac, and Chicken Couscous. So, you know they’ll be filling and tasty!

Instant Pot Seafood Recipes

Summer is a great time for seafood! And you’ll find some excellent options for seafood in this meal plan. If you love shrimp, then the Low Country Shrimp Boil is perfect. The Fish Tacos are outstanding! And the Thai Red Curry Salmon is phenomenal!

International Recipes for the Instant Pot

Do you have an adventurous palate? Well, I’ve included wonderfully delicious options from around the globe. You’ll find dishes from India, Mexico, and Asia. Yum! So whether you’re in the mood for Carne Asada or Tandoori, I’ve got you covered.

Instant Pot Desserts

You’ll find some outstanding Instant Pot desserts in this meal plan. The Arroz con Leche is one of the most popular on the blog. And the Chocoflan is a must-try. I grew up having Chocoflan for special occasions in Honduras. So many birthdays were celebrated with this delicious dessert instead of a traditional cake.

Here’s to a great rest of your summer!

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

August 2019 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 instant pot salsa chicken
    August 1
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of a bowl of thai red curry salmon
    August 2
    Thai Red Curry Salmon
    from Spice Cravings

    Simmered in a red curry paste and coconut milk, this deliciously tender and flaky salmon is ready in under 30 minutes!

  • a bowl of creamy sun-dried tomato pasta topped with parmesan and basil leaves
    August 3
    Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
    from One Happy Housewife

    Penne pasta drenched in an impossibly creamy sun-dried tomato and basil sauce. And since you’ll have it on the table in less than 20 minutes, it’s a perfect meal for any weeknight dinner.

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    August 4
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
    August 5
    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.

  • two carne asada tacos on a taco holder stand
    August 6
    Carne Asada Tacos
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

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

  • overhead shot of butter chicken and rice in serving bowls
    August 7
    Butter Chicken
    from Two Sleevers

    An easy recipe that’ll give you restaurant quality butter chicken in under 30 minutes.

  • tandoori salmon on a plate garnished with lemon slices and cilantro
    August 8
    Tandoori Salmon
    from Ministry of Curry

    Tender, flaky salmon marinated in a mouth watering tandoori spice blend.

  • egg roll in a bowl garnished with scallions
    August 9
    Egg Roll in a Bowl
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This deconstructed egg roll is seriously flavorful, easy to make and absolutely delicious.

  • overhead shot of broccoli cheese soup topped with shredded cheese
    August 10
    Broccoli Cheese Soup
    from Cooking with Karli

    A creamy, flavorful cheesy soup with tender broccoli.

  • low country shrimp boil on a tray
    August 11
    Low Country Shrimp Boil
    from Simply Happy Foodie

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

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    August 12
    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.

  • instant pot mango fish tacos
    August 13
    Mango BBQ Fish Tacos
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    The wonderful sweet spiciness of these fish tacos will transform taco Tuesdays.

  • a serving of vegan thai curry noodles in a bowl
    August 14
    Thai Curry Noodles
    from Simply Vegetarian 777

    A wonderful vegan Thai recipe that’s loaded with vegetables and is super easy to make.

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    August 15
    Hawaiian Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

    Enjoy the delightful tastes of the islands with this sweet, savory and tangy chicken cooked with bell pepper, sweet onion, pineapple and macadamia nuts.

  • a bowl of poor mans burnt ends
    August 16
    Poor Man’s Burnt Ends
    from This Old Gal

    A chuck roast cooked in a smoky sweet glaze until it’s so tender that you’d think it was smoked all day. But this one only takes 30 minutes!

  • red beans and rice with sausage in a large bowl garnished with cilantro
    August 17
    Red Beans and Rice With Sausage
    from Monday is Meatloaf

    This traditional dish that epitomizes Louisiana cuisine is packed with red beans, green peppers, celery, onions, loads of bacon, and smoked sausage.

  • a close up of buffalo chicken sliders
    August 18
    Buffalo Chicken Sliders
    from Adventures of a Nurse

    Tender pulled chicken with a blue cheese hot sauce that is the perfect mix of spice and a splash of sweet.

  • a large plate with tuna casserole with peas
    August 19
    Tuna Noodle Casserole
    from This Old Gal

    The layers of warm comforting flavor of this casserole will bring back childhood memories.

  • tacos made with cochinitas pibil
    August 20
    Cochinita 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 plate with a hawaiian sloppy joe sandwich
    August 21
    Hawaiian Sloppy Joes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • caribbean chicken thighs on a dinner plate
    August 22
    Caribbean Chicken Thighs
    from Dinner of Herbs

    Enjoy the island flavor with with these chicken thighs served with sweet potato slices & topped with a fresh mango salsa.

  • overhead view of salpicon
    August 23
    from One Happy Housewife

    A light minced meat with a fresh citrusy taste. Perfect served on a corn tortilla or over a bed of rice.

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    August 24
    Beef & Bowtie Pasta
    from 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.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    August 25
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of chicken and potatoes garnished with lemon slices
    August 26
    Chicken And Potatoes
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    A quick and easy one-pot dish that’s loaded with Mediterranean flavor.

  • instant pot taco pasta
    August 27
    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
    August 28
    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

  • close up shot of smothered pork chops lightly garnished with cilantro
    August 29
    Smothered Pork Chops
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    These wonderfully tender pork chops are smothered in a delicious gravy.

  • chicken tetrazzini
    August 30
    Chicken Tetrazzini
    from One Happy Housewife

    With tender bite-sized chicken served over spaghetti and topped with a creamy sauce, this Chicken Tetrazzini will be a family favorite.

  • side view of couscous with ground beef on a plate
    August 31
    Couscous with Ground Beef
    from One Happy Housewife

    Made with Israeli couscous, seasoned ground sirloin, and sweet peppers, this quick and easy pasta dish is full of flavor and certain to become a family favorite. Perfect for busy weeknights!

Side Dishes

  • corn on the cob with a piece of soft butter
    Corn on the Cob
    from One Happy Housewife

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.

  • a large serving of cilantro lime rice in in a bowl
    Cilantro Lime Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    Perfectly cooked rice with a fresh lime and cilantro flavor. Enjoy in a burrito bowl or as a side dish to chicken, beef, or fish.

  • lemon parmesan orzo in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    Lemon Parmesan Orzo
    from Piping Pot Curry

    garlic, cherry tomatoes and parsley is a perfect side dish. It is very quick and easy to make pressure cooker orzo pasta!

  • a dinner plate served with green beans
    Green Beans
    from One Happy Housewife

    The buttery garlic flavor make these tender green beans a favorite side dish.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • close up of coconut flan on a plate
    Coconut Flan
    from One Happy Housewife

    A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.

  • close up of apple slices on a plate with a small bowl of dulce de leche
    Dulce de Leche
    from One Happy Housewife

    Enjoy this deliciously rich and sweet caramel spread that is a common treat in many Hispanic countries. And, thanks to the pressure cooker, there’s no need to wait for hours to turn condensed milk into this amazing treat! This stuff is so good, it’s addictive!

  • creamy and soft orange cheesecake on the center of a plate
    Orange Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    The flavor of the chocolate crust paired with the fresh orange of this creamy cheesecake is incredible.

  • instant pot chocoflan
    from One Happy Housewife

    A moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel.

Download the August 2019 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

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.

2024 Meal Plans

2023 Meal Plans

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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