Instant Pot Meal Plan (May 2022)

A monthly Instant Pot Meal Plan with a different recipe for every day of the month. Easy and delicious recipes to help you plan out your month. No need to worry about what to make for dinner every night, I've done the planning for you. The Instant Pot Meal Plan also includes side and dessert ideas!

UPDATED FOR MAY 2022

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!!

May 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan

You can still get the April Meal Plan if you need it.

Main Dishes

  • overhead shot of tuscan chicken pasta served on a plate
    May 1
    Tuscan Chicken Pasta
    from One Happy Housewife

    Creamy, delicious, and very easy to make, this pasta dish is sure to be a hit with your family!

  • overhead view of salpicon
    May 2
    Salpicón
    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.

  • a spoonful of vanilla jalapeño corn chowder
    May 3
    Vanilla Jalapeño Corn Chowder
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • chili in a bowl topped with shredded cheese and green onions
    May 4
    Chili
    from One Happy Housewife

    The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    May 5
    Carnitas
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    May 6
    Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
    from One Happy Housewife

    You’ve got a hungry family and not much time? This Instant Pot version of a traditional Italian dish is perfect for those busy nights when you need to get a tasty dinner on the table fast. This spaghetti and meat sauce is an easy one-pot meal that can be made in less than 15 minutes. Your family will love this one!

  • a low carb pizza casserole in a bowl
    May 7
    Low Carb Pizza Casserole
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Maintain a low-carb diet while enjoying that wonderfully delicious pizza flavor.

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    May 8
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a white bowl with instant pot cheesy sausage rigatoni topped with parmesan cheese
    May 9
    Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni
    from One Happy Housewife

    Rigatoni pasta and savory ground sausage are covered in a cheesy marinara sauce. This is a quick, easy, and filling pasta dish that the entire family will love.

  • a plate with a hawaiian sloppy joe sandwich
    May 10
    Hawaiian Sloppy Joes
    from One Happy Housewife

    Pineapple, red and yellow peppers, and sweet onion give the traditional Sloppy Joe a Hawaiian twist.

  • a close up of a plate with sliced instant pot turkey roast, mashed potatoes, and gravy
    May 11
    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.

  • a hearty bowl of white turkey chili
    May 12
    White Turkey Chili
    from One Happy Housewife

    If you’re looking for the perfect recipe for that leftover turkey, then this hearty and delicious chili is perfect!

  • instant pot beef and macaroni casserole
    May 13
    Beef & Macaroni Casserole
    from One Happy Housewife

    This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling comfort dish for those busy weeknights. It’s fast and easy to make, full of flavor, and guaranteed to satisfy those hungry bellies. This one is sure to become a favorite in your home.

  • overhead shot of chickpea biryani in a bowl garnished with cilantro
    May 14
    Chickpea Biryani
    from Ministry of Curry

    Plump chickpeas cooked in caramelized onions and spices over fragrant basmati rice make for a wonderful vegetarian Biryani.

  • a plate of mongolian beef served over rice
    May 15
    Mongolian Beef
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Forget ordering takeout, make this instead. A wonderfully tender beef in a thick and flavorful sauce.

  • cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo
    May 16
    Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
    from One Happy Housewife

    Yes – you can enjoy Cajun Shrimp Alfredo at home! This creamy, rich pasta is loaded with andouille sausage, plump tender shrimp, and Cajun flavor. This popular recipe is easy to make and a must-try!

  • May 17
    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 homemade enchilada soup topped with pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and fried tortilla strips
    May 18
    Chicken Enchilada Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

    Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.

  • side view of couscous with ground beef on a plate
    May 19
    Couscous with Ground Beef
    from One Happy Housewife

    Made with Israeli couscous, seasoned ground sirloin, and sweet peppers, this quick and easy pasta dish is full of flavor and certain to become a family favorite. Perfect for busy weeknights!

  • a creamy bowl of chicken broccoli alfredo pasta
    May 20
    Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
    from One Happy Housewife

    A incredibly delicious pasta dish that features a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s unforgettably rich, creamy, and flavorful.

  • overhead shot of a bowl of mango chicken thai curry garnished with some basil
    May 21
    Mango Chicken Thai Curry
    from Spice Cravings

    A sweet and spicy Thai red curry with pieces of chicken, mango and veggies.

  • a large serving of cheesy ground beef and rice on a plate
    May 22
    Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.

  • instant pot lasagna
    May 23
    Meaty Lasagna
    from 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.

  • instant pot chicken soup
    May 24
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of spinach chickpea curry served with white rice
    May 25
    Chickpea Curry with Spinach
    from Piping Pot Curry

    An easy one-pot curry made with chickpeas and spinach in a sauce of onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and aromatic spices.

  • a bowl of african peanut stew
    May 26
    African Peanut Stew
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    This rich and hearty soup loaded with tender chicken and sweet potatoes delivers the perfect balance of sweet and savor flavors.

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    May 27
    Beef & Bowtie Pasta
    from 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.

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    May 28
    Hawaiian Chicken
    from 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.

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    May 29
    Cheeseburger Mac
    from 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.

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    May 30
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    May 31
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

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

Side Dishes

  • a large bowl of street corn pasta garnished with cilantro
    Street Corn Pasta
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Pasta with a Mexican flare – this street corn pasta is so fresh and flavorful.

  • overhead shot of lemon butter broccoli in a large bowl
    Lemon Butter Broccoli
    from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly delicious and healthy side dish that can be served fast using the help of the Instant Pot.

  • a dinner plate served with parmesan risotto
    Parmesan Risotto
    from One Happy Housewife

    A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.

  • a large serving of cilantro lime rice in in a bowl
    Cilantro Lime Rice
    from 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.

  • overhead shot of salsa rice being scooped
    Salsa Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.

Desserts

  • instant pot chocoflan
    Chocoflan
    from One Happy Housewife

    A moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel.

  • taking a slice of flan
    Flan
    from One Happy Housewife

    One of my favorite desserts growing up! A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan. You’ll want to make this one all the time!

  • overhead view of french toast casserole in a bowl
    French Toast Casserole
    from Spice Cravings

    Everything you love about a classic French toast, just more delicious!

  • 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!

  • 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.

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.

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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!

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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

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