We have finally reached the last month of 2020! It’s been a year! Let’s make this last month a good one. I have here the last meal plan for the year and it’s full of easy and delicious recipes that will help make your planning easier. The December Meal Plan includes a special meal for Christmas and one for New Year’s Eve. The Holiday can be a hectic time, so I hope this meal plan will make things a little less hectic for you. Here’s what you can expect:
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.
Happy cooking! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.
December 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.
December 1Vanilla Jalapeño Corn Chowder from One Happy Housewife
The gentle sweet heat of a warm bowl of this amazing soup is so comforting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 6Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
December 7Chicken Biryani from Ministry of Curry
This delicious one-pot Indian dish is made with long grain basmati rice, chicken, fresh spices and herbs.
December 8Carrot Soup from Piping Pot Curry
This dump-and-go recipe makes a wonderfully creamy and comforting soup in just 30 minutes.
December 9Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni from One Happy Housewife
A quick, easy, and filling pasta dish that the entire family will love.
December 10Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
December 11Meatloaf from Awe Filled Homemaker
Perfect for the meat lover, meatloaf just got way easier to make!
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.
December 13Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife
Pineapple, red and yellow peppers, and sweet onion give the traditional Sloppy Joe a Hawaiian twist.
December 14Chicken Couscous from One Happy Housewife
A very simple and flavorful chicken and couscous recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.
December 15French Dip from One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
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.
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.
December 18Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife
This hearty, healthy, homemade chicken soup is so tasty and loaded with nourishing vegetables and spices.
December 19Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife
A classic comfort dish made fast from scratch thanks to the pressure cooker.
December 20Carnitas from One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
December 21Chicken Lo Mein from Spice Cravings
This easy one-pot dump & start recipe will deliver a sweet and savory Chinese dinner in only 30 minutes.
December 22Broccoli 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.
December 23Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife
This super easy Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe requires no prep and is ready in minutes.
December 24Balsamic Apple Pork Tenderloin from Simply Happy Foodie
Tender and moist pork medallions drenched in an amazingly sweet & tangy sauce.
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.
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!
December 27Tuscan 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!
December 28Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
December 29Chili from One Happy Housewife
The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.
December 30Spicy Cajun Pasta from One Happy Housewife
A super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.
December 31Lobster Tails from One Happy Housewife
Perfectly cooked and tender lobster tails made fast in the Instant Pot.
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 from One Happy Housewife
Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.
Sweet Potato Casserole from One Happy Housewife
This holiday favorite side dish is sweet, delicious and bursting with holiday goodness.
Green Beans from One Happy Housewife
The buttery garlic flavor make these tender green beans a favorite side dish.
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.
Flan from One Happy Housewife
A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan.
Dulce de Leche from One Happy Housewife
Enjoy this deliciously rich and sweet caramel spread that is a common treat in many Hispanic countries.
Coconut Flan from One Happy Housewife
A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.
Turtle Lava Cakes from One Happy Housewife
These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.
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 2020 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.