August Instant Pot Meal Plans

Oh no, the lazy days of summer are slipping away! And it’s back-to-school time again. Can you believe how fast the last couple of months flew by? How did this happen? Well, at least we can look forward to enjoying all the delicious recipes the August Instant Pot Meal Plans offer.

August is always busy, with all the clothes and school supply shopping, getting class schedules in order, and preparing for all the extracurricular activities. And even though we homeschool all our kids, I still find myself running around like crazy this time of year trying to complete our curriculum and getting all the other school stuff in order. So, with that in mind, I hope my August Instant Pot Meal Plans will at least help you solve one daily issue – what to have for dinner?!

I like to include lots of easy recipes for August since it can get so hectic. Here’s what you can expect:

august instant pot meal plan

Easy One-Pot Pasta Recipes for the Instant Pot

I love making pasta recipes in the Instant Pot because they are not only super delicious, but they are usually extraordinarily easy to make. That, plus cleanup is a breeze since I only have to dirty one pot. There is usually nothing quicker or easier than a good pasta recipe. And the kids are always up for a great pasta dish. They’re filling, tasty, and just perfect for busy nights. You’ll find lots of wonderful pasta dishes like Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta, Spaghetti & Meatballs, and Chicken Tetrazzini in my meal plans.

Simple Weeknight Meals for the Instant Pot

When weeknights get hectic, you’ll want some simple meals. I’ve got you covered! In my meal plans, you’ll find easy ground beef recipes like my Cheeseburger Mac, and Hawaiian Sloppy Joes. You’ll also find some quick and simple rice recipes. Just like pasta, rice dishes make for an easy, filling, and delightful meal. I’m always up for that!

Classic Recipes Made Easier in the Instant Pot

In my August meal plans, you’ll find classics like Meatloaf, Pork Chops, and my delicious take on Mac and Cheese. You’ll easily make these classic recipes in the Instant Pot. You’ll also find my family’s favorite, French Dip Sandwiches!

Instant Pot Seafood and Vegetables

Summer means seafood! You’ll find some great options for seafood lovers in these meal plans. There are wonderful dishes with shrimp, like Low Country Shrimp Boil. There are also some great fish recipes like Fish Tacos, and Thai Red Curry Salmon. Summer’s also a great time for some lighter vegetarian recipes, and I have some great ones in these meal plans.

Authentically Ethnic Recipes for the Instant Pot

Feeling adventurous? I’ve included some tasty options from around the world in my meal plans. There are lots of deliciously authentic Asian, Indian, and Hispanic recipes. You’ll find flavors from Thailand, India, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Yummy! The Cochinita Pibil is a must-try, I’ve gotten so many positive comments about it.

Instant Pot Desserts

I love how versatile the Instant Pot is. Not only can you make a great soup or pasta dish, but you can also bake a cake in it. Amazing! You’ll find so many wonderful desserts for the pressure cooker in my meal plan that you may have trouble deciding which to make first. From Flan and Arroz con Leche to Lava Cakes. But don’t worry, I’ve set up the meal plan so you’re not overwhelmed. You definitely want to check these sweet treats out!

Enjoy what’s left of summer!

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

Instant Pot Recipes for August

Here are some recipes you’ll find on my August meal plans:

Main Dishes

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    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.

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    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 taco pasta
    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.

  • side view of couscous with ground beef on a plate
    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.

  • 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 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 lemon butter broccoli in a large bowl
    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.


  • 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.

  • a strawberry and cream cake on a plate near a bowl of fresh strawberries
    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.

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot
    Turtle Lava Cakes
    from 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!

  • 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.

  • instant pot chocoflan
    from One Happy Housewife

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

August Instant Pot Meal Plans

I’ve got some fantastic meal plans for August with so many wonderful recipes. Check them out here:

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