August is here, and that means back to school! The heat is about to kick in big time and you’re probably going to be busy busy busy! With that in mind, this August 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan should make your life a little easier.
In this Meal Plan, you’ll find loads of quick and easy meals, side dishes, and desserts that are sure to make the back-to-school season and hot weather a lot more bearable. I made sure and kept the heat in mind when making the meal plan. Here’s what you can expect:
Easy Instant Pot Recipes
If you’re looking for easy, I’ve got easy! In this August Instant Pot Meal Plan, we start off the month with the easiest of easy Instant Pot recipes, my Salsa Chicken recipe. It is the quickest and simplest way to prepare chicken. It’s also a highly versatile recipe that can be enjoyed with several preparations.
You’ll also find some super simple Instant Pot Pasta recipes, including my Pasta with Meat Sauce and Cheeseburger Mac. Both recipes are family favorites. The kids absolutely love them!
This Instant Pot Salsa Chicken recipe is the answer to quick and simple dump-and-start recipes. If you have some chicken breasts and a jar of salsa, then you have dinner. Just add the breasts to the pot, dump in the salsa, add some spices, and that’s it! Dinner will be ready in minutes. Just shred the cooked chicken and serve on tacos, in sandwiches, over nachos, or however you wish. The options are limitless.
Pasta with Meat Sauce
Need a simple pasta dish that’s ready in minutes? This Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce is the recipe you’re looking for. While this recipe uses very few ingredients, it is packed full of flavor. This is a perfect pasta dish for busy weeknights that your family is guaranteed to love. Serve with homemade garlic bread.
This Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac is big on cheeseburger taste. I season the ground beef with a special blend of spices and load this pasta dish up with cheddar cheese so that the burger flavor is on point. Your family will inhale this pasta as fast as they do their favorite cheeseburger. Oh, and add some crumbled bacon to take this pasta dish to the next level.
Instant Pot Sandwiches
Sandwiches? In the Instant Pot? Yep, you heard that right! I use the pressure cooker to make some absolutely amazing meat that you can pile onto a sandwich. In this August Instant Pot Meal Plan, you’ll find my French Dip Sandwiches and my Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork.
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
This Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork recipe is one of the most popular recipes on this blog. You’ll enjoy the most tender and flavorful pulled pork right out of your pressure cooker. For the most remarkable pulled pork sandwiches, just mix in your favorite barbeque sauce and pile it on some burger buns. Yum!
This Instant Pot French Dip is, hands down, the best sandwich recipe that you can make using a pressure cooker. This recipe makes the most tender, juicy, and flavorful chuck roast that you’ll try out of your Instant Pot. Pile it high onto a baguette, add a slice of provolone, and enjoy!
Instant Pot Side Dishes
Whether you’re looking for a healthy side, an easy side, or both, I have you covered. You’ll find plenty of Instant Pot Side Dishes to choose from in this August Instant Pot Meal Plan. From my healthy and tasty Quinoa to my super simple Salsa Rice, and much more. You’ll find the perfect side for your main dish.
Enjoy this delicious superfood with my Instant Pot Quinoa recipe. The quinoa cooks in minutes and comes out perfectly fluffy every time. This healthy side is great served with beef, pork, chicken, or seafood. You can also use it to make an appetizing salad.
Just like my Salsa Chicken, my Instant Pot Salsa Rice is a super simple side dish recipe. Just dump the rice, a jar of salsa, and some chicken stock in the pot and cook. Super simple, right? It’s actually the perfect side for salsa chicken. Serve on a warm flour tortilla with some shredded chicken, diced avocado, pico de gallo, a dollop of sour cream, and some shredded cheese for a delicious taco.
Instant Pot Desserts
It’s time for a wonderful sweet treat! And I have some great Instant Pot Dessert Recipes for you this month. You’ll find a wonderful Coconut Flan and a truly magical Chocoflan cake. So save plenty of room in your stomach to enjoy one of these exquisite desserts after dinner.
Add some magic to your evening with this wonderful dessert. A layer of moist chocolate cake topped by a creamy flan. This Hispanic dessert is spectacular! Serve with some Dulce de Leche to make this dessert even more special.
My Instant Pot Coconut Flan recipe is so delicious. It’s creamy and filled with tiny bits of coconut and loads of coconut flavor. I grew up enjoying this recipe as a child in Honduras. This wonderful dessert is sure to impress your family.
Well, I wish you a cooler than normal August and a pleasant back-to-school experience.
Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.
August 2020 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 1Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
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!
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.
August 4Salpicón 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.
August 5Jambalaya 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!
August 6Chicken Alfredo from One Happy Housewife
A quick and easy pasta dish made with a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s incredibly rich and creamy.
August 7Broccoli 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.
August 8Butter Chicken from Two Sleevers
An easy recipe that’ll give you restaurant quality butter chicken in under 30 minutes.
August 9Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
August 10Pasta with Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife
A super easy Italian dish is a comforting and filling family favorite.
August 11Low Country Shrimp Boil from Simply Happy Foodie
Potatoes, sausage, corn and shrimp cooked together with seafood seasoning and Cajun spices.
August 12Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife
A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.
August 13Mango BBQ Fish Tacos from The Halfway Homesteaders
The wonderful sweet spiciness of these fish tacos will transform taco Tuesdays.
August 14Thai Curry Noodles from Simply Vegetarian 777
A wonderful vegan Thai recipe that’s loaded with vegetables and is super easy to make.
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.
August 16Tuscan Chicken Pasta from One Happy Housewife
Creamy, delicious, and very easy to make, this pasta dish is sure to be a hit with your family!
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.
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.
August 19Creamy Sausage Rigatoni from One Happy Housewife
This deliciously satisfying pasta dish is quick, simple, and perfect for weeknights.
August 20Shrimp and Grits from Paint the Kitchen Red
Enjoy tender shrimp and crisp bacon in a spicy tomato-based sauce over creamy grits with this wonderful one-pot meal.
August 21Cola Pot Roast from The Bearded Hiker
A wonderful pot roast in a delicious gravy with lots of root vegetables .
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.
August 23Meatball Soup from Make Ahead Meal Mom
A warm and hearty meal that your family will love!
August 24Teriyaki Chicken from Cooking with Karli
Enjoy a bowl of tender chicken, crunchy veggies, and rice covered in a homemade Teriyaki sauce.
August 25Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife
A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.
August 26Chana Masala from Spice Cravings
Enjoy this easy to make, extremely flavorful Indian dish.
August 27Cajun Dirty Rice from One Happy Housewife
Chock full of the Cajun flavor, this comforting dish is outstanding!
August 28Chicken And Potatoes from Recipes from a Pantry
A quick and easy one-pot dish that’s loaded with Mediterranean flavor.
August 29Spicy Cajun Pasta from One Happy Housewife
A super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.
August 30White 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.
August 31French Dip from One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
Quinoa from One Happy Housewife
A quick and tasty superfood that makes a perfect side dish for many meals.
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 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!
Green Beans from One Happy Housewife
The buttery garlic flavor make these tender green beans a favorite side dish.
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.
Coconut Flan from One Happy Housewife
A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.
Mango Cheesecake from Ministry of Curry
This cheesecake is so smooth and creamy with a wonderfully tangy sweet flavor.
Orange Cheesecake from Simply Happy Foodie
The flavor of the chocolate crust paired with the fresh orange of this creamy cheesecake is incredible.
Chocoflan from One Happy Housewife
A moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel.
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 August 2020 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.