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August Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of August

Oh, summer is almost gone! Back to school is almost here.

How did this happen?

August is usually a very busy month, so with that in mind, I hope this meal plan will at least help with your meal woes! I’ve included lots of delicious and easy recipes, like my new Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta. You’ll also find favorites like Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork, Cheeseburger Mac, and Hawaiian Sloppy Joes.

There are also a couple of new flan recipes in the desserts area. The Coconut Flan is so delightful and the Irish Car Bomb Flan is otherworldly. Make sure to check them out!

August 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan

Main Dishes

Enjoy these wonderful dishes for August.

  • 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!

  • instant pot 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!

  • instant pot creamy sun dried tomato pasta
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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
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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.

  • serving instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
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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.

  • instant pot carne asada tacos
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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!

  • instant pot butter chicken
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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.

  • instant pot tandoori salmon
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    August 8Tandoori Salmon from Ministry of Curry

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

  • instant pot egg roll in a bowl
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    August 9Egg Roll in a Bowl from Awe Filled Homemaker

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

  • instant pot broccoli cheese soup
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    August 10Broccoli Cheese Soup from Cooking with Karli

    A creamy, flavorful cheesy soup with tender broccoli.

  • instant pot low country shrimp boil
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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.

  • instant pot cheeseburger mac
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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 Awe Filled Homemaker

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

  • instant pot vegan thai curry noodles
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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.

  • instant pot hawaiian chicken
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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.

  • instant pot 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
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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.

  • 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.

  • tuna casserole
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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.

  • hawaiian sloppy joes in the pressure cooker
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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.

  • 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.

  • a plate served with salpicon minced meat made in the instant pot
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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.

  • easy cheesy beef and bowtie pasta onehappyhousewife
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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.

  • Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
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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.

  • chicken and potatoes
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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.

  • instant pot chicken israeli couscous
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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.

  • instant pot smothered pork chops
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    August 29Smothered Pork Chops from Awe Filled Homemaker

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

  • chicken spaghetti casserole
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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.

  • how to make couscous with ground beef in the instant pot
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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

  • instant pot corn on the cob
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    Corn on the Cob from One Happy Housewife

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.

  • cilantro lime rice
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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
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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 made in the instant pot
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    Green Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot 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.

  • instant pot coconut flan
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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.

  • pressure cooker dreamy orange cheesecake
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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.

  • instant pot chocoflan
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    Chocoflan from One Happy Housewife

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

Other Instant Pot Meal Plans

I carefully pick the recipes that will appear in each month’s meal plan. That means that each month has a list of unique recipes that are specifically chosen for that month. Check out my latest version of my Instant Pot Meal Plan for all the newest meal plan recipes. Or, use the list below to see all my previous Instant Pot Meal Plans.

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