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December Instant Pot Meal Plans

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of December

Looking for a meal plan that will keep you warm during the blustery month of December? Well, my December Instant Pot Meal Plans will do just that.

These meal plans feature handpicked recipes for this very special time of the year. You’ll find plenty of soups and holiday dishes perfect for these chilly days. There are even some extra special recipes for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. I’ve covered all the bases. Here’s exactly what you can expect:

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Instant Pot Recipes for Winter

We’ll be well into winter by the end of this month, so I’ve included recipes that are sure to warm your heart and feed your soul on these cold wintery days. And what’s more soul-soothing than a bowl of piping hot soup? Just holding the warm bowl in the palms of your hands is enough to suck the frigid cold from your bones. And the aromas can calm the most frayed of nerves.

You cannot miss my Tomato Soup, it’s phenomenal. The addition of basil with just a kiss of honey is like magic in a soup bowl. And make a batch of my Crusty Garlic Bread to dip into it. This has to be one of the best winter meals.

There are so many more easy Instant Pot soup recipes in these meal plans. You’ll find recipes for Chicken and Dumplings, Butternut Squash Soup, Chicken Soup, and much more.

Instant Pot Holiday Recipes

December is the holiday season, and I have loads of Instant Pot holiday recipes in these meal plans. From Beef Stew to Pork Tenderloin, I’ve included meals that are sure to make your holidays bright and cheery.

There are even meals specifically selected for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And there’s something extra special reserved for New Year’s Eve. In addition, you’ll also find plenty of Instant Pot holiday side dishes to complement your main dishes.

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes

For Christmas Eve, you’ll find a tender, moist Pork Tenderloin drenched in a sweet and tangy balsamic apple sauce. And Christmas Day features a wonderfully tender Turkey Roast served with gravy. Now, your holiday meals wouldn’t be complete without the side dishes I mention below.

Instant Pot Holiday Side Dishes

What better way to complete a meal than to serve a phenomenal side dish. These meal plans have plenty of great holiday side dishes including Loaded Mashed Cauliflower, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans. You’ll even find some Christmas side dishes like Sweet Potato Casserole. What did I tell you? I packed these meal plans full of holiday goodies.

Instant Pot New Year’s Recipes

I have something extra special for New Year’s Eve. Tender, sweet Lobster Tails in a garlic herb butter. When you serve these, your family and friends will love you even more. There’s no better way to bring in the New Year than being surrounded by the people you love and enjoying a plate of lobster tails.

Instant Pot Recipes for Desserts

I have some great desserts for the holidays. The Dulce de Leche Cheesecake is fantastic. Every slice of this moist, creamy, and decadent cheesecake is pure heaven. And the Turtle Lava Cakes are a perfect way to warm your sweet tooth on a blustery winter day. You’ll also find recipes for Dulce de Leche, Arroz con Leche, and Eggnog Cheesecake. Who knew you could make so many delightful desserts in an Instant Pot?

Have a wonderful holiday season!

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

Instant Pot Recipes for December

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

Main Dishes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • a plate of sliced turkey roast with mashed potatoes and gravy
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    Turkey 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.

Side Dishes

  • a spoonful of loaded cauliflower casserole
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    Loaded Mashed Cauliflower from One Happy Housewife

    You’ll never think of cauliflower the same way after trying this amazingly delicious casserole. Enjoy this creamy, cheesy cauliflower casserole with any meal.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • overhead shot of a small bowl of pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds
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    Pumpkin Soup from One Happy Housewife

    This quick and easy soup is thick, creamy and perfectly seasoned with fall spices. The ideal meal for brisk autumn weather.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate
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    Coconut Cake from One Happy Housewife

    This cake is loaded with coconut goodness and is the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family.

  • 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.

  • 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.

December Instant Pot Meal Plans

I’ve got some marvelous meal plans for December on my website. Check them out here:

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