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?
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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.
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!!
September 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
Hello September! The weather is crazy around here, and between the heat and the hurricanes, we’re all trying to find easy meals that are delicious and our family will eat! I’ve included just that in this month’s meal plan. A lot of comfort food, as well as some soups for those of us that are wishing for fall weather. All the recipes are easy as usual, and I included a nice variety for all tastes. Happy cooking!
You can still get the August Meal Plan if you need it.
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. Enjoy!
September 1Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
September 2Pasta with Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife
A super easy Italian dish is a comforting and filling family favorite.
September 3Lemon Butter Salmon from Simply Happy Foodie
A quick and easy meal that’s both delicious and healthy!
September 4Chicken Adobo from Two Sleevers
Enjoy the flavor of this authentic Filipino Chicken at your dinner table.
September 5Coconut Shrimp Curry from Piping Pot Curry
This easy shrimp curry is made in a coconut milk base and seasoned with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and flavorful Indian spices.
September 6Chili from One Happy Housewife
The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.
September 7Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
September 8Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife
A classic comfort dish made fast from scratch thanks to the pressure cooker.
September 9Spaghetti 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.
September 10Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
September 11Meatloaf from Awe Filled Homemaker
Perfect for the meat lover, meatloaf just got way easier to make!
September 12Chicken Enchilada Soup from One Happy Housewife
Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.
September 13Pork Tenderloin from Two Sleevers
This quick and simple pork tenderloin is covered in a wonderful chipotle orange sauce.
September 14Aloo Matar (Potato Curry) from Simply Vegetarian 777
This easy and delicious Indian curry recipe is perfect for any weeknight dinner.
September 15Chicken Couscous from One Happy Housewife
A very simple and flavorful chicken and couscous recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.
September 16Lasagna from One Happy Housewife
A rich, creamy, and flavorful lasagna that you can have on the table in no time.
September 17Chicken And Potatoes from Recipes from a Pantry
A quick and easy one-pot dish that’s loaded with Mediterranean flavor.
September 18Butternut 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.
September 19Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.
September 20Chicken Tortilla Soup from Ministry of Curry
A comforting Mexican soup loaded with tender chicken, beans, tomatoes, corn, and peppers.
September 21Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni from One Happy Housewife
A quick, easy, and filling pasta dish that the entire family will love.
September 22Jamaican Oxtails from My Forking Life
A Caribbean stew featuring fall-off-the-bone tender oxtail and butter beans that’s phenomenally flavorful.
September 23Cream Cheese Pasta w/ Sausage from One Happy Housewife
A quick and easy dump and start pasta dinner that your family will love!
September 24Chicken Tikka Masala from Spice Cravings
An easy and healthy way to make this popular dish of juicy chicken in a flavorful Indian curry tomato sauce.
September 25Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
September 26Cajun Shrimp Alfredo from One Happy Housewife
This creamy, rich pasta is loaded with andouille sausage, plump tender shrimp, and Cajun flavor.
September 27French Dip from One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
September 28Pork Soup with Hatch Chiles from Paint the Kitchen Red
This comforting soup uses simple ingredients and the roasted green chiles add a kick of spice.
September 29Jerk Pineapple Beef from The Bearded Hiker
A super quick and delicious jerk pineapple beef that you’re sure to love.
September 30Couscous with Ground Beef from One Happy Housewife
Super easy and delicious pasta dish that’s full of flavor.
Jasmine Rice from One Happy Housewife
Quick, easy, and perfect white rice every time!
Tomato Couscous from One Happy Housewife
A simple side dish that pairs perfectly with any main meal.
Potato Salad from One Happy Housewife
This creamy and delicious potato salad makes a perfect side dish for either a special occasion or an ordinary family dinner.
Mashed Potatoes from One Happy Housewife
Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.
Spanish Rice from One Happy Housewife
Just like what you’d get at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.
Flan from One Happy Housewife
A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan.
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.
Cakes in a Jar from Awe Filled Homemaker
These wonderful cakes come in so many delicious flavors and are so easy to make.
New York Cheesecake from Simply Happy Foodie
This creamy classic New York Cheesecake is a must try.
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.
Get the 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 year’s 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!
- January Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April Instant Pot Meal Plan
- May Instant Pot Meal Plan
- June Instant Pot Meal Plan
- July Instant Pot Meal Plan
- August Instant Pot Meal Plan
- September Instant Pot Meal Plan
- October Instant Pot Meal Plan
- November Instant Pot Meal Plan
- December Instant Pot Meal Plan
Don’t forget to check back at the end of each month for the updated Meal Plan!