UPDATED FOR MARCH 2023
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.
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!!
March 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
Welcome to the March Instant Pot meal plan! This meal plan is designed to help you make delicious, healthy, and easy meals using your Instant Pot. I’ll provide you with meal ideas that you can make in minutes!
With this meal plan, you don’t need to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen; instead, pop some ingredients into your Instant Pot and have a delicious meal ready quickly! Let’s take a look at the meal plan for March!
You can still get the February Meal Plan if you need it.
- March 1
Creamy Sausage Rigatonifrom One Happy Housewife
Rigatoni pasta, Italian sausage, and red peppers in a creamy marinara sauce. This deliciously flavorful and satisfying pasta dish is quick, simple, and perfect for weeknights.
- March 2
Mushroom Wild Rice Soupfrom Piping Pot Curry
Warm yourself on a cold day with this creamy vegetarian soup that’s loaded with hearty wild rice and veggies.
- March 3
Thai Fish Curryfrom Paint the Kitchen Red
Flaky cod cooked in a vibrant sauce with flavors of red chilies, lime leaves, and coconut.
- March 4
Taco Pastafrom One Happy Housewife
Love Mexican food but tired of the same ‘ole, same ‘ole? Then try this easy and delicious pasta dish. It’s kid-approved and will be ready in no time. It’s the perfect hearty meal for a busy weeknight.
- March 5
Hawaiian Chickenfrom One Happy Housewife
Enjoy the delightful tastes of the islands with this sweet, savory and tangy chicken cooked with bell pepper, sweet onion, pineapple and macadamia nuts.
- March 6
Tomato Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
- March 7
White Chicken Chilifrom One Happy Housewife
A super easy and crazy delicious dump and start creamy chicken chili loaded with hearty white beans, chicken, corn, tomatoes, and green peppers.
- March 8
Lo Mein with Beef and Broccolifrom Paint the Kitchen Red
Tender beef, noodles, and broccoli tossed in an umami-rich blend of oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red chili flakes.
- March 9
Meaty Lasagnafrom One Happy Housewife
Looking for a hearty dish that can feed an entire family? Try this rich, creamy, and flavorful lasagna. It’s easy to prep and you’ll have it on the table in no time. Everyone will be asking for seconds.
- March 10
Shrimp Biryanifrom Ministry of Curry
Made with basmati rice and shrimp, this flavorful dish has the perfect amount of spice.
- March 11
Carnitasfrom One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
- March 12
Caribbean Chicken Thighsfrom Dinner of Herbs
Enjoy the island flavor with with these chicken thighs served with sweet potato slices & topped with a fresh mango salsa.
- March 13
Pot Roastfrom Simply Happy Foodie
A juicy pot roast that’s oh, so tender and served with hearty potatoes, and carrots.
- March 14
Salpicónfrom One Happy Housewife
A light minced meat with a fresh citrusy taste. Perfect served on a corn tortilla or over a bed of rice.
- March 15
Chicken Lo Meinfrom Spice Cravings
An easy and delicious dump & start recipe for this popular Chinese dish.
- March 16
Cheeseburger Macfrom One Happy Housewife
A super hearty and flavorful, from-scratch pasta casserole that’s sure to be a hit with the kids. This one is so delicious, it’s like having your favorite burger in a bowl. A great meal for busy weeknights.
- March 17
Irish Lamb Stewfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
This rich and hearty Irish lamb stew is packed with flavor.
- March 18
Meatloaffrom Make Ahead Meal Mom
This family favorite is quick and easy to make in your pressure cooker.
- March 19
Tamale Piefrom Two Sleevers
The wonderful taste of tamales in a fast and easy dish.
- March 20
Spaghetti & Meatballsfrom One Happy Housewife
You can never go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs. Everyone loves it and it’s always easy. This recipe makes it even easier because it requires no prep and is ready in minutes.
- March 21
Beef Stewfrom Simply Happy Foodie
Enjoy a hearty and delicious stew any day of the week with this simple dump and start recipe.
- March 22
Chicken and Dumplingsfrom One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
- March 23
Beef & Bowtie Pastafrom One Happy Housewife
A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour. This one is sure to become one of your go-to recipes for those hectic weeknights.
- March 24
Tuna Casserolefrom One Happy Housewife
This classic comfort dish is made fast – from scratch. Egg noodles, tuna, and peas covered in a deliciously creamy homemade sauce with just the right seasonings will make this recipe an instant family favorite.
- March 25
Carne Mechadafrom One Happy Housewife
An incredibly flavorful shredded beef that’s cooked in a delicious sauce with tomatoes, green chiles, herbs, and spices until it’s fall-apart tender.
- March 26
Boneless BBQ Beef Ribsfrom The Bearded Hiker
Tender boneless beef ribs smothered in flavorful bbq sauce.
- March 27
Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravyfrom Simply Happy Foodie
Tender pork chops smothered in a wonderfully savory mushroom gravy.
- March 28
Chicken Couscousfrom One Happy Housewife
Pearl couscous, shredded chicken, peas, and carrots come together to make a quick and easy dump meal that’s full of flavor. This simple recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner
- March 29
French Dipfrom One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
- March 30
Spicy Cajun Pastafrom One Happy Housewife
Simple ingredients like pasta, sausage, and cheese seasoned with the perfect touch of Cajun spices make this a winning combination. This is a super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.
- March 31
Broccoli Cheese Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
The combination of broccoli, carrots, cream, and cheddar make for a hearty soup that’s amazingly creamy and flavorful.
Spanish Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
Just like what you’d get at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.
Cilantro Lime Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
Perfectly cooked rice with a fresh lime and cilantro flavor. Enjoy in a burrito bowl or as a side dish to chicken, beef, or fish.
Green Beansfrom One Happy Housewife
The buttery garlic flavor make these tender green beans a favorite side dish.
Corn on the Cobfrom One Happy Housewife
Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.
Salsa Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.
Arroz con Lechefrom One Happy Housewife
This traditional Hispanic dessert is so creamy, rich and delicious. Simple ingredients and so quick and easy to make.
Coconut Cakefrom One Happy Housewife
Topped with a heavenly creamy coconut glaze, this moist and delicious cake is loaded with coconut goodness and is the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family.
Leprechaun Popcornfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
Drizzled with green chocolate, sprinkles, and chocolate coated candies this popcorn is sure to delight!
Coconut Flanfrom One Happy Housewife
A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.
Irish Cocktail Chocoflanfrom One Happy Housewife
Inspired by the an Irish cocktail, this Chocoflan is infused with Irish Cream, Irish Whiskey, and Guinness Beer. Wow!
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!
2023 Meal Plans
- March 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- January 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
2022 Meal Plans
- December 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- November 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- October 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- September 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- August 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- July 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- June 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- May 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- January 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
2021 Meal Plans
- December 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- November 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- October 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- September 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- August 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- July 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- June 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- May 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- January 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
2020 Meal Plans
- December 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- November 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- October 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- September 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- August 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- July 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- June 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- May 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- January 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
2019 Meal Plans
- December 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- November 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- October 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- September 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- August 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- July 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- June 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- May 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- January 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
2018 Meal Plans
- December 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- November 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- October 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- September 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- August 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- July 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- June 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- May 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
Don’t forget to check back at the end of each month for the updated Meal Plan!
46 thoughts on “Instant Pot Meal Plan (MARCH 2023)”
Have you considered doing only a week at a time and including a shopping list for that week?
Hi Margie! It’s in the works, just don’t know when it will happen! 🙂
This looks great!
Thank you! Enjoy!