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December Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are here and with them comes a new December Instant Pot Meal Plan. This month is full of easy and delicious recipes, perfect for the holidays. Lots of recipes ideal for the chilly weather and some special meals for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Here’s what you can expect:

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Instant Pot Christmas Recipes

For Christmas Day, you’ll find a wonderfully juicy Turkey Roast with Gravy. I made this recipe specifically for the Instant Pot. That way, you can enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with minimal time, hassle, or mess. For pairing with this turkey, I’d suggest making my Homemade Cornbread Stuffing as a side. And for dessert, my Ambrosia Salad.

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

You will also find lots of comforting pasta dishes like my much loved Chicken Tetrazzini, Cheeseburger Mac, and Taco Pasta, to name a few. I love making pasta recipes using a pressure cooker. There’s no draining, which means no dirtying a strainer. That’s perfect for this time of year because with all the cooking that happens during the holidays, space in the kitchen sink comes at a premium.

Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Aren’t soups just perfect for this time of year? They will warm you right up! There are some brand new soup recipes from my blog on this meal plan. The soup of the month is my super special Vanilla Jalapeño Corn Chowder. The creamy sweetness with that touch of spice is truly marvelous. And to enjoy that leftover turkey after Christmas, you can make my White Turkey Chili. It’s the most delicious way to use up that leftover turkey.

Instant Pot Holiday Side Dishes

You’ll find plenty of delicious side dishes on this meal plan. And these sides are perfect for this time of the year. The Butternut Mac & Cheese is just… Wow! The creaminess and hint of sweetness from the squash is phenomenal! My family really loves this one.

Some other sides that you’ll find in the meal plan include Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, and Lemon Butter Broccoli.

Instant Pot Desserts

Now for my favorite part of any meal… dessert time!!! This month you can enjoy my Coconut Flan, Dulce de Leche, and Turtle Lava Cakes. These Instant Pot desserts are so rich and decadent, I can barely wait.

I hope you enjoy this month of recipes! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

December 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

Enjoy these wonderful Instant Pot dishes for the month of December.

  • a spoonful of vanilla jalapeño corn chowder
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    December 1Vanilla Jalapeño Corn Chowder from One Happy Housewife

    The gentle sweet heat of a warm bowl of this amazing soup is so comforting.

  • close up of chicken spaghetti tetrazzini on a plate
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    December 2Chicken 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.

  • a comforting bowl of taco soup
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    December 3Taco Soup from One Happy Housewife

    A wonderful dump-and-go meal that’s loaded with taco flavor, requires very little prep, and uses easy to find ingredients.

  • close up of fall off the bone pork ribs evenly spreaded out
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    December 4BBQ Pork Ribs from Spice Cravings

    If you’re looking for a fantastic BBQ recipe, then these fall-off-the-bone pork ribs certainly fit the bill.

  • overhead shot of cashew butter chicken in a bowl garnished with cilantro
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    December 5Cashew Butter Chicken from Paint the Kitchen Red

    This quick and easy recipe has all the taste of butter chicken without all the calories.

  • a bowl of broccoli cheese soup topped with shredded cheese
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    December 6Broccoli 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.

  • overhead shot of a plate of cheeseburgermac and lettuce with tomato slices
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    December 7Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife

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

  • Mouth Watering Pulled Pork Sandwich on a platter
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    December 8Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a white bowl with instant pot cheesy sausage rigatoni topped with parmesan cheese
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    December 9Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni from One Happy Housewife

    A quick, easy, and filling pasta dish that the entire family will love.

  • serving salsa chicken on a tortilla
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    December 10Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a dinner plate with meatloaf
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    December 11Meatloaf from Awe Filled Homemaker

    Perfect for the meat lover, meatloaf just got way easier to make!

  • creamy sun dried tomato pasta in a bowl topped with parmesan and garnished with basil
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    December 12Creamy 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.

  • a palte with a warm hawaiian sloppy joe on a teal wooden board
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    December 13Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife

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

  • close up of chicken israeli couscous in a serving bowl
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    December 14Chicken Couscous from One Happy Housewife

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

  • dipping a french dip sandwich in au jus
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    December 15French Dip from One Happy Housewife

    An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.

  • a creamy bowl of chicken broccoli alfredo pasta
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    December 16Chicken Broccoli Alfredo from One Happy Housewife

    A incredibly delicious pasta dish that features a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s unforgettably rich, creamy, and flavorful.

  • instant pot taco pasta
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    December 17Taco 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.

  • a close up of chicken soup
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    December 18Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife

    This hearty, healthy, homemade chicken soup is so tasty and loaded with nourishing vegetables and spices.

  • a bowl of creamy homemade tuna casserole
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    December 19Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    A classic comfort dish made fast from scratch thanks to the pressure cooker.

  • corn tortillas with carnitas topped with cilantro, tomato, and cheese
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    December 20Carnitas from One Happy Housewife

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

  • couscous with ground beef on a plate
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    December 21Couscous with Ground Beef from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of chicken and dumplings
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    December 22Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife

    Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.

  • a serving of spaghetti and meatballs topped with shredded parmesan
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    December 23Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife

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

  • close up of a balsamic apple pork tenderloin
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    December 24Balsamic Apple Pork Tenderloin from Simply Happy Foodie

    Tender and moist pork medallions drenched in an amazingly sweet & tangy sauce.

  • a plate of sliced turkey roast with mashed potatoes and gravy
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    December 25Turkey Roast from One Happy Housewife

    This tender, juicy turkey roast covered in a homemade turkey gravy is perfect for a no-fuss fall or holiday dinner.

  • a spoonful of white turkey chili being scooped out of a bowl
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    December 26White Turkey Chili from One Happy Housewife

    If you’re looking for the perfect recipe for that leftover turkey, then this hearty and delicious chili is perfect!

  • close up of cajun shrimp alfredo served in a bowl
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    December 27Cajun Shrimp Alfredo from One Happy Housewife

    This creamy, rich pasta is loaded with andouille sausage, plump tender shrimp, and Cajun flavor.

  • a bowl of tomato soup with basil and a grilled cheese
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    December 28Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife

    This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.

  • chili with beans in a bowl topped with cheese, sour cream, and green onion
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    December 29Chili with Beans from One Happy Housewife

    A hearty, comforting bowl of homemade chili packed full of amazing flavor.

  • a plate of cajun pasta
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    December 30Spicy Cajun Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    A super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.

  • freshly cooked lobster tail dipped into melted butter
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    December 31Lobster Tails from One Happy Housewife

    Perfectly cooked and tender lobster tails made fast in the Instant Pot.

Side Dishes

  • pouring lemon butter sauce on broccoli
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    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.

  • mashed potatoes served on a dinner plate
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    Mashed Potatoes from One Happy Housewife

    Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.

  • a baked and homemade sweet potato casserole
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    Sweet Potato Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    This holiday favorite side dish is sweet, delicious and bursting with holiday goodness.

  • 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.

  • overhead shot of butternut mac and cheese topped with shredded parmesan
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    Butternut Mac and Cheese from One Happy Housewife

    Fall spices and a rich and creamy cheddar flavor are perfectly paired with sweet butternut squash in this comforting pasta dish.

Desserts

  • a large slice of flan
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    Flan from One Happy Housewife

    A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot
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    Turtle Lava Cakes from One Happy Housewife

    These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.

  • 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.

Download the December 2019 Meal Plan Calendar.

For more Instant Pot Meal Plan ideas for the month of December, check out my archive of December Instant Pot Meal Plans.

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