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August Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of August

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

We’ll 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:

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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 salsa chicken on a tortilla
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    August 1Salsa 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
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    August 2Thai 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!

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

    Infused with delicious sun-dried tomato and basil, you’ll love the comforting creaminess of this pasta dish.

  • Mouth Watering Pulled Pork Sandwich on a platter
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    August 4Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a serving of spaghetti and meatballs topped with shredded parmesan
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    August 5Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife

    This super easy Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe requires no prep and is ready in minutes.

  • two carne asada tacos on a taco holder stand
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    August 6Carne 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
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    August 7Butter 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
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    August 8Tandoori Salmon from Ministry of Curry

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

  • egg roll in a bowl garnished with scallions
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    August 9Egg 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
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    August 10Broccoli Cheese Soup from Cooking with Karli

    A creamy, flavorful cheesy soup with tender broccoli.

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

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

  • overhead shot of a plate of cheeseburgermac and lettuce with tomato slices
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    August 12Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife

    A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.

  • instant pot mango fish tacos
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    August 13Mango 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
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    August 14Thai Curry Noodles from Simply Vegetarian 777

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

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    August 15Hawaiian 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
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    August 16Poor 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
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    August 17Red 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
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    August 18Buffalo 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
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    August 19Tuna Noodle Casserole from This Old Gal

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

  • authentic mexican flavored pork carnitas tacos served on a plate
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    August 20Cochinita 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.

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    August 21Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a dinner plate with caribbean chicken thighs
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    August 22Caribbean 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.

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    August 23Salpicón 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 plate of ground beef and farfalle pasta in vodka sauce
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    August 24Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

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

  • corn tortillas with carnitas topped with cilantro, tomato, and cheese
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    August 25Carnitas 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
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    August 26Chicken And Potatoes from Recipes from a Pantry

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

  • instant pot taco pasta
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    August 27Taco Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    The perfect hearty meal for a busy weeknight, this easy and delicious pasta dish is kid-approved and will be ready in no time.

  • close up of chicken israeli couscous in a serving bowl
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    August 28Chicken Couscous from One Happy Housewife

    A very simple and flavorful chicken and couscous recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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

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

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    August 30Chicken 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.

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

    Super easy and delicious pasta dish that’s full of flavor.

Side Dishes

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    Corn on the Cob from One Happy Housewife

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.

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    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
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    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 plate of green beans with rice and chicken
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    Green Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a glass bowl of salsa rice
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    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
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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.

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

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

  • How to Make Instant Pot Dulce de Leche
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    Dulce de Leche from One Happy Housewife

    Enjoy this deliciously rich and sweet caramel spread that is a common treat in many Hispanic countries.

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

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

  • fresh chocoflan on a large plate
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    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.

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