February Instant Pot Meal Plan (2018)

We’re already a full month into the new year. In this February 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan, you’ll find lots of warm and comforting meals to help you get through the cold weather. There are plenty of comforting main dishes like Chicken and Dumplings and Pot Roast. And, the comfort continues with side dishes like Mac & Cheese and Mashed Potatoes. And to soothe even the most serious sweet tooth, the Turtle Lava Cakes are a must-try. Here’s what you can expect:

instant pot february meal plan

Instant Pot Comfort Meals

If you’re looking for comfort meals, I have lots of them in this February Meal Plan. You’ll find comforting dishes like Chicken and Rice, Pot Roast, Meat Loaf, and Chicken and Dumplings. Each of these recipes is quick, easy, and meant to warm you up on these wintry days of February.

Chicken and Dumplings

My Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is the epitome of comfort cooking. Tasty, bite-sized chicken, veggies, and wonderfully comforting dumplings in a brothy base. A bowl of this soul-nourishing soup delivers all the warmth that you’d expect of this quintessential Southern comfort food.

a bowl of chicken and dumplings

Instant Pot Sandwiches

The Instant Pot is great for making large batches of meat that can be used in some amazing sandwiches. From recipes for Turkey and Chicken, to recipes for Ham and Beef. There are so many great recipes that can be used to build some wonderfully delicious sandwiches.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Use my Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork recipe to make the most amazing pulled pork sandwiches. This recipe only requires four ingredients, is super easy to make, and comes out so tender and delicious. Mix the pork with your favorite BBQ sauce and serve on a large hamburger bun with pickles and sliced onions. You’ll have the most perfect pulled pork sandwiches ever!

a dr pepper pulled pork topped with pickle and onion slices served with a bottle of dr pepper

Instant Pot Valentines Day Recipes

I always like to include special recipes for any special days during the month. This month, we’ll be celebrating Valentines Day. So, I included a wonderful Beef Bourguignon recipe to help you celebrate that day with your significant other over a wonderful meal. If you’re looking for a pasta dish to serve for Valentines Day instead, I have some great ones.

Tuscan Chicken Pasta

I have an extra delicious pasta recipe to help you celebrate those special days with a special person. My Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta is not only outstanding, but it is super simple to make. You’ll impress your significant other with this restaurant-quality pasta dish made in your pressure cooker.

tuscan chicken pasta served on a plate

Instant Pot Side Dishes

Every meal needs some delicious side dishes to go along with it. And I always include plenty of Instant Pot sides for you to choose from in my meal plans. For instance, my Dr. Pepper Pulled pork is outstanding served with my Instant Pot Potato Salad. Here are some of the sides that you can expect to find in this February Meal Plan.

Mac & Cheese

My Instant Pot Mac & Cheese is phenomenal. I use a special blend of four kinds of cheese that gives this mac and cheese a super creamy texture and a flavor that pops. If you’re looking for a perfect comforting side dish to go with your comfort meal, this creamy pasta side is a perfect choice.

a warm and creamy bowl of mac and cheese sitting next to a spoon

Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are a perfect side for so many meals. This month, we have Pot Roast, Meat Loaf, and Mushroom and Onion Cube Steak on the meal plan. All perfect main dishes to serve with a side of mashed potatoes. This recipe for mashed potatoes is quick, simple, and gives you perfect mashed potatoes every time.

instant pot mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Desserts

I feature some marvelous Instant Pot Desserts on this February Meal Plan. You’ll find the most delightful Mini Pumpkin Pies. Not only are these pies cute, but they’re scrumptious. The Monkey Bread is another wonderfully warm sweet treat that you have to try. But the show stopper on this month’s meal plan are my lava cakes.

Turtle Lava Cakes

Looking for the most decadently delightful chocolate dessert that you can make in your Instant Pot? Then you have to try my Instant Pot Turtle Lava Cakes. These little cakes are just heavenly. When you take your first spoonful, the molten chocolate interior spills onto the plate. It’s just incredible. These are a perfect dessert to serve on Valentine’s Day.

Turtle lava cake served on plate

Stay warm and have a wonderful February!

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

February 2018 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

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    February 1
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a baking dish of beef taters
    February 2
    Cheesy Beef Taters
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This one is really great for either a side dish or a main dish – your choice! Kid friendly!

  • chicken rice
    February 3
    Chicken and Rice
    from Sidetracked Sarah

    A simple dish that combines the cooking of rice and chicken in one pot.

  • lemon butter salmon on a plate garnished with rosemary
    February 4
    Lemon Butter Salmon
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A quick and easy meal that’s both delicious and healthy!

  • overhead view of a chili lime steak bowl
    February 5
    Chili Lime Steak Bowl
    from Food n Service

    This steak bowl is very popular! It will not disappoint.

  • close up of glazed and juicy maple bourbon ham
    February 6
    Maple Bourbon Ham
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    A wonderful ham with an absolutely delicious glaze.

  • a bowl of shrimp and grits
    February 7
    Shrimp and Grits
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Enjoy tender shrimp and crisp bacon in a spicy tomato-based sauce over creamy grits with this wonderful one-pot meal.

  • top view of a bowl of homemade mac and cheese on top of a plate
    February 8
    Macaroni and Cheese
    from One Happy Housewife

    The absolute BEST Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! A blend of four cheeses make it the creamiest and cheesiest. There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of this favorite pasta dish.

  • a large bowl filled with a serving of zuppa tuscana
    February 9
    Zuppa Tuscana
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Enjoy the taste of The Olive Garden’s Zuppa Tuscana right in the comfort of your own home.

  • mexican shredded chicken
    February 10
    Shredded Mexican Chicken
    from Sidetracked Sarah

    Use this versatile recipe to make tacos, fajitas, nachos, salads, and more.

  • a pot with pot roast
    February 11
    Pot Roast
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    If you’re looking for a tender and flavorful pot roast made in the Instant Pot, then this one is perfect.

  • instant pot asian chicken
    February 12
    Asian Chicken
    from Food n Service

    A simple and delicious shredded chicken infused with the flavors of Asian cuisine.

  • close up of fall off the bone pork ribs evenly spreaded out
    February 13
    BBQ 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.

  • close up of beef stew garnished lightly with cilantro
    February 14
    Beef Bourguignon
    from My Food Story

    I love how flavorful this looks and it’s all in the Instant Pot!

  • instant pot pressure cooker chicken tacos
    February 15
    Chicken Tacos
    from One Happy Housewife

    These tacos are made using frozen chicken and a few very simple ingredients. Perfect for when you need a good meal fast.

  • overhead shot of a large glass bowl bone broth
    February 16
    Bone Broth
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Make a delicious and nutritious bone broth in your pressure cooker for a variety of dishes.

  • roast, potatoes, and carrots in the instant pot
    February 17
    3 Packet Roast
    from Sidetracked Sarah

    There is nothing like the aromas and tastes of a pot roast. This pressure cooker version is simple and delicious.

  • a plate of tilapia with green beans, carrots, and squash
    February 18
    from The Typical Mom

  • kung pao chicken
    February 19
    Kung Pao Chicken
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This popular Chinese-American dish is a classic that you’ll make over and over.

  • cube steak with onion gravy
    February 20
    Cube Steak with Onion Gravy
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A fork tender steak smothered in a delicious onion gravy. Perfect served over mashed potatoes.

  • corned beef and cabbage on a plate with pieces of carrots
    February 21
    Corned Beef and Cabbage
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Always a favorite, this corned beef recipe is a winner!

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    February 22
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a dinner plate with meatloaf
    February 23
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

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

  • cubed steak and gravy on a dinner plate
    February 24
    Cubed Steak and Gravy
    from Adventures of a Nurse

    Like cubed steak? This looks like a great and easy recipe to cook in your Instant Pot!

  • close up of swedish meatballs
    February 25
    Swedish Meatballs
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    I’m a huge fan of Swedish Meatballs and these right here don’t disappoint!

  • overhead shot of a bowl with chicken noodle soup
    February 26
    Chicken Noodle Soup
    from Food n Service

    There is nothing better than a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup for when the weather gets cold.

  • a fully cooked whole chicken on a large tray
    February 27
    Whole Chicken
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    Have a moist and flavorful rotisserie style chicken in less than 45 minutes with this simple recipe.

  • a plate of cabbage
    February 28
    Spaghetti Squash with Chorizo Sauce
    from Encouraging Moms at Home

    Perfectly cooked spaghetti squash topped with a tasty chorizo sauce.

Side Dishes

  • a plate with a serving of mashed potatoes and pot roast
    Mashed Potatoes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • acorn squash stuffed with rice
    Acorn Squash
    from Carmy

    Healthy and easy to make, acorn squash is the perfect side dish.

  • a dinner plate served with green beans
    Green Beans
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • corn on the cob with a piece of soft butter
    Corn on the Cob
    from One Happy Housewife

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.


  • side view of mini pumpkin pie
    Mini Pumpkin Pie
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Pint-sized versions of this wonderfully comforting traditional pie.

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

    These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans. They are an indulgence like no other!

  • instant pot applesauce
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A sweet and healthy snack that’s so much better than the store bought kind.

  • overhead shot of monkey bread
    Monkey Bread
    from Food n Service

    This super popular Monkey Bread recipe is a must try! Sweet perfection!

Download the February 2018 Meal Plan Calendar.

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

Past Instant Pot Meal Plans

Each month I publish a new, updated Instant Pot Meal Plan. So don’t miss out on seeing what wonderful dishes I’ve included in my latest one.


You can also access all of my previously published Instant Pot Meal Plans through the links below. I handpick the recipes that appear each month, so you will find that each month is unique with its own set of recipes geared specifically toward that month. Plus, on each meal plan page, you can download the printable calendar for that month.

2024 Meal Plans

2023 Meal Plans

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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