Instant Pot Meal Plan

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For Each Month of the Year

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Meal planning is one of those things that I’ve never been 100% successful at. I always start with the best intentions and somehow after a short while I fall back into old habits.

It’s always the same story:

We get all excited, plan out a week of meals and buy all the ingredients. For a whole week, we eat delicious pre-planned meals and there’s no eating out. (That means $$ saved!!) Then comes week two and then life happens and we forget to plan the meals for the week and then it’s over.

Who wants Chick Fil A?

I Finally Have a Plan

So this year, I’m making it a goal to meal plan. Once I make it a goal, it’s ON!! I’m going to try to be as intentional as possible to stick to a meal plan every month.

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By putting these meal plans together every month, it will make it easier to know exactly what to cook each day and what ingredients to have on hand. I also really feel like the Instant Pot can help me keep up with a monthly meal plan.

Time to Conquer This Meal Planning Thing

Ok, so with 5 children and life in general, I have to be realistic. Maybe I won’t be able to follow the plan perfectly. Maybe you won’t either. The beauty of it is, you can tweak it when you need to and you can move things around to suit your needs. The key is to try to be as consistent as possible and when you go off track, just try to get back on it as soon as possible. Let’s be as intentional as possible and we can conquer this meal planning thing together!!

February 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan

In this February 2019 Edition of my Instant Pot Meal Plan, you’ll find lots of delicious meals, side dishes, and desserts for this chilly month. The temperatures have been brutal and these meals will help keep you warm. Right below the list of recipes, you can find the link to the printable/clickable menu calendar. You’ll also find links to all my previous monthly meal plans.

Main Dishes

These are the dishes for February.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup with basil
    February 1Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot corned beef and cabbage
    February 2Corned Beef and Cabbage from Awe Filled Homemaker

    This hearty and delicious dinner makes the perfect St. Patricks day meal.

  • Mouth Watering Pulled Pork Sandwich
    February 3Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic butter toast
    February 4Spaghetti and Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife

    A tasty traditional Italian pasta dish that will be loved by the whole family and can be served in minutes.

  • serving salsa chicken on a tortilla
    February 5Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot short ribs
    February 6Red Wine Braised Short Ribs from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Drenched in a rich and flavorful sauce, these fall-apart tender beef short ribs taste like they simmered for hours!

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries and served with garlic toast
    February 7Butternut Squash Soup from One Happy Housewife

    With a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, this soup is the perfect comfort meal for cooler weather.

  • instant pot sausage gnocchi
    February 8Sausage Gnocchi from Simply Happy Foodie

    This hearty Italian dish is loaded with rich tomato flavor.

  • pav bhaji
    February 9Pav Bhaji from Piping Pot Curry

    Enjoy this popular Indian street food made with potatoes and vegetables in a tomato base.

  • buffalo chicken wings
    February 10Buffalo Chicken Wings from Spice Cravings

    There’s no better game-day party food than buffalo chicken wings served with a side of blue cheese dressing.

  • instant pot jalapeno honey chicken
    February 11Jalapeno Honey Chicken from This Old Gal

    This chicken is absolutely delicious! Covered in a sweet honey glaze and pickled jalapeños, it’s bursting with the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spice.

  • instant pot taco pasta
    February 12Taco 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.

  • white chicken poblano chili
    February 13White Chicken Poblano Chili from Ministry of Curry

    This delicious dump-and-go chili recipe is easy to make and so filling.

  • cooking lobster tails in the instant pot
    February 14Lobster Tails from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot pot roast
    February 15Pot 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 spicy honey chicken
    February 16Spicy Honey Chicken from The Typical Mom

    Moist and full of flavor these sweet and spicy chicken bites are smothered in a delicious honey sauce.

  • Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
    February 17Carnitas from One Happy Housewife

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

  • easy cheesy beef and bowtie pasta onehappyhousewife
    February 18Easy Cheesy Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.

  • a comforting bowl of instant pot taco soup
    February 19Taco 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.

  • teriyaki chicken bowl
    February 20Teriyaki Chicken from Cooking with Karli

    Enjoy a bowl of tender chicken, crunchy veggies, and rice covered in a homemade Teriyaki sauce.

  • vegetarian instant pot creamy cajun pasta
    February 21Vegetarian Creamy Cajun Pasta from Simply Vegetarian 777

    This rich and creamy pasta dish has a Cajun kick making it so delicious. It’ll leave you drooling.

  • instant pot chicken soup
    February 22Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot cheeseburger mac
    February 23Cheeseburger Macaroni from One Happy Housewife

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

  • Best Instant Pot french dip sandwich recipe.
    February 24French Dip from One Happy Housewife

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

  • easy creamy beef macaroni casserole instant pot onehappyhousewife 1
    February 25Beef Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling meal for those busy weeknights.

  • authentic mexican flavored pork carnitas tacos served on a plate
    February 26Cochinita Pibil from One Happy Housewife

    With a mix of sweet, acidic and earthy flavors this traditional Mexican food will provide a unique experience for your taste buds.

  • February 27Chili from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a plate served with salpicon minced meat made in the instant pot
    February 28Salpicón from One Happy Housewife

    A light minced meat with a fresh citrusy taste. Perfect served on a corn tortilla or over a bed of rice.

Side Dishes

  • instant pot steamed cauliflower
    Steamed Cauliflower from One Happy Housewife

    This super quick recipe will give you the perfect nutritious and delicious side dish in no time.

  • This is the best Instant Pot macaroni and cheese recipe that you will find.
    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.

  • If you're looking for a side to feed a crowd, these Instant Pot mashed potatoes are perfect.
    Mashed Potatoes from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot fried rice
    Fried Rice from Paint the Kitchen Red

    A quick and easy Chinese style fried rice made in the Instant Pot.

  • instant pot butternut mac and cheese
    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 spoonful of arroz con leche
    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.

  • instant pot new york cheesecake
    New York Cheesecake from Simply Happy Foodie

    This creamy classic New York Cheesecake is a must try.

  • instant pot fudgy brownies
    Fudgy Brownies from Spice Cravings

    If chocolate brownies and molten lava cake had a baby, it’d be named Fudgy Brownies. So delicious!

  • a large slice of flan
    Flan from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot cakes in a jar
    Cakes in a Jar from Awe Filled Homemaker

    These wonderful cakes come in so many delicious flavors and are so easy to make.

Printable Instant Pot Meal Plan

I’ve put together a handy printable calendar so you can get a full monthly view of the plan. The PDF has clickable links as well so you can download it and keep it on your computer to visit all the recipes. The printable/PDF is available to my subscribers. If you’re not a subscriber yet, sign up below so you can have access to my entire collection of printables.

Instant Pot Accessories!

There are so many accessories available for the Instant Pot. So many, that it is hard to know what to get and what is unnecessary. To make things easier for you, I have put together a list of my most recommended accessories. I also explain how to best use each accessory and where to purchase them, click here to check it out.

More Instant Pot Meal Plans

I’ve been creating my Instant Pot Meal Plans for quite some time and have accumulated over a years worth of meal plans. I’m making all of my previously published meal plans available to you via the list of links below. You can access each month of the year by simply clicking on the one you want to look at, the link will then take you to the recipes for that particular month.

Since I carefully select each recipe for each month, every month has a unique list of recipes. Browse through each month to see all the different recipes and get ideas for creating your very own meal plans. Feel free to peruse each of the months!

Don’t forget to check back at the end of each month for the updated Meal Plan!

  • Chique Chica says:

    Pretty darn cool…i only cook one or two meals in the instant pot for the week, but this is easy enough to pick and choose! Thank you!

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Glad you like it! Yes, definitely use it to suit your needs. It’ll make it easy to pick several meals for each week! Happy cooking!

  • Sue Marie says:

    I’m new to the site. Just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into it. I still consider myself a newbie and learn alot from sites such as this. My only wish is that the giveaway included us Canadians. Maybe in the future?

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Sue Marie! You are so welcome and I’m glad you find the blog helpful! I’m sorry Canada isn’t included in this giveaway, we love our Canadian friends! Hopefully, we’ll be able to include you in a giveaway soon!

  • Lvh says:

    This looks neat! Just got one for Christmas and eager to try it out.

  • Meeta says:

    Looking forward to the giveaway results!

  • Linda Mast says:

    Love the giveaway of all of the instant pot accessories, especially the silicone egg bite maker.

  • Linda Mast says:

    Vegetable steamer would be awesome!

  • Ann says:

    Happy to subscribe to your recipes. I LOVE my Instant Pot, but sometimes my imagination limits me.

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Ann! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope this meal plan makes it easier for you to plan more meals! Have a great day!

  • jennifer says:

    I just found this page last week. I have already made a few recipes from it! So far all of them have been a hit. When will you post Octobers menu?

  • Krista says:

    I have loved the monthly meal plans. Did we lose the ability to go back to a prior month’s meal plan? I was trying to go back to November’s meal plan but only the December calendar shows up. I thought all the prior month’s plans appeared before.

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Krista! The actual recipes for previous meal plans are still available in list form with clickable links, right here on this page. After the last recipe for this month, you’ll find the buttons for the previous months, they’re hot pink buttons. We did remove the actual pdf calendars to make it easier for people to print just this month’s. If you feel like you can still use the actual calendar for previous months then let me know and we will upload them again after Christmas. Thanks for stopping by!