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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! December is here and with it comes the new meal plan full of easy and delicious recipes that are perfect for the holidays. Lots of comforting soups for the cold weather and some special meals on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. 

There are a couple of brand new recipes from my blog on the plan, like my super special Vanilla Jalapeño Corn Chowder and my White Turkey Chili to enjoy some leftover turkey after Christmas. I hope you enjoy this month of recipes!

Main Dishes

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

  • a spoonful of vanilla jalapeño corn chowder made in an instant pot
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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.

  • chicken spaghetti casserole
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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 instant pot 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.

  • fall off the bone pork ribs
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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.

  • cashew butter chicken
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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.

  • instant pot broccoli cheese soup
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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.

  • instant pot cheeseburger mac
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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
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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!

  • instant pot meatloaf
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    December 11Meatloaf from Awe Filled Homemaker

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

  • instant pot creamy sun dried tomato pasta
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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.

  • hawaiian sloppy joes in the pressure cooker
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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.

  • instant pot chicken israeli couscous
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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.

  • Best Instant Pot french dip sandwich recipe.
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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.

  • instant pot chicken broccoli alfredo recipe
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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.

  • instant pot 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.

  • instant pot tuna casserole bowl
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    December 19Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife

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

  • Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
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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.

  • how to make couscous with ground beef in the instant pot
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    December 21Couscous with Ground Beef from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot meal plan 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.

  • serving instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
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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.

  • instant pot balsamic apple pork tenderloin simplyhappyfoodie
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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 with sliced instant pot 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!

  • penne pasta, sausage, and shrimp covered in cajun alfredo sauce
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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 instant pot tomato soup with basil
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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.

  • pressure cooker chili with beans
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    December 29Chili with Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot 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.

  • cooking lobster tails in the instant pot
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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 instant pot 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.

  • If you're looking for a side to feed a crowd, these Instant Pot mashed potatoes are perfect.
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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.

  • instant pot sweet potato casserole recipe
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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 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 butternut mac and cheese
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Other Instant Pot Meal Plans

Don’t forget to check out my recently updated Instant Pot Meal Plan. Each month I publish a newly updated meal plan with a full month of Instant Pot recipes. You’ll definitely want to check it out.

You can also refer back to my previous Instant Pot Meal Plans to see what was included in them. Since I carefully pick each recipe that will appear in each month’s meal plan, that means that each month has a unique set of recipes. Check them out if you’d like to see what recipes were featured in my previous meal plans.

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