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January Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of January

In this January 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan, you’ll find lots of great meals, side dishes, and desserts for the new year. There is even a wonderfully delicious recipe for black-eyed peas to bring you lots of luck for this new year.

Considering that it’s relentlessly cold outside, I’ve included plenty of warm and comforting soup and pasta recipes. All the recipes on this meal plan are easy, delicious, and are sure to warm you up when you’re feeling like an icicle. Here’s what you can expect:

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Instant Pot Soups

Considering how chilly the month of January can be in most places, I made sure and include some warm and comforting soups in my January Instant Pot Meal Plan. You’ll find lots of delicious Instant Pot Soups to choose from, including my Tomato Soup, and a Taco Soup perfect for Taco Tuesday! And if the winter blues have you down, try my Chicken Soup as a nutritious pick-me-up.

Tomato Soup

There is nothing like the warm refuge a bowl of soup can provide from the brutally cold weather of January. My Instant Pot Tomato Soup recipe is absolutely golden. This soup provides the warm and familiar comfort of traditional tomato soup with a hint of honey and basil. You’ll have a new favorite after trying this recipe.

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Taco Soup

Enjoy the bold flavors of Tex-Mex in a bowl of warm and hearty soup. I’ve loaded my Instant Pot Taco Soup to the brim with ground beef, three types of beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and green chilis. Add your favorite taco toppings for the taste of a fully loaded taco served up warm in a bowl of soup.

an amazingly flavorful bowl of taco soup loaded with beans, ground beef, tomatoes, green chilis, and corn
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Chicken Soup

This soup is like a power-up for the soul. The golden broth of my Instant Pot Chicken Soup is rich, flavorful, and full of nutrition. And I’ve loaded this soup recipe with hearty and heathy veggies. This is the perfect chicken soup to lift your spirits on those dreary winter days that have you feeling down.

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Instant Pot Pasta

As always, I tried to add a nice variety of dishes to satisfy everyone’s tastes. If pasta is a family favorite in your home, which it is for many, then you’ll have plenty of Instant Pot Pasta options for this month. I highly recommend you don’t miss out on my Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, it is special!

Some other pasta dishes you can expect in this January 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan are my Cheeseburger Mac, and Meat Lasagna, both of which are phenomenal.

Butternut Mac and Cheese

The warm and soothing comfort of this Instant Pot Butternut Mac and Cheese is perfect for those days when you’re locked in the house because the weather outside is frightful. This pasta dish has a perfect balance of butternut squash and cheddar cheese that creates a creamy pasta with a flavor that’s out of this world.

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Cheeseburger Mac

Craving a big, delicious burger? But too cold outside to make a burger run? Try my Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese. This pasta dish will satisfy your burger craving and fill you up. The special blend of ground beef, spices, and cheese create a pasta dish that has all the flavor of your favorite cheeseburger. Just add some bacon to take this pasta to the next level.

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This Instant Pot Meat Lasagna recipe is fantastic! I’ve loaded up this meaty lasagna with layers upon layers of deliciously melty cheesiness. This traditional pasta dish is a perfect meal to enjoy any day of the week with your family. Serve with a salad and some homemade garlic bread for a complete meal.

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Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

There are also plenty of choices if you’re looking to start the year eating a little healthier. You’ll find several vegetarian options and lots of chicken and beef recipes that will leave your family raving! My Salpícon recipe, in particular, is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy beef. Whatever meals you make this month, you’ll be happy with the ease and deliciousness of all of them!


Looking for a healthy way to enjoy beef? My Instant Pot Salpícon recipe is a minced meat dish that is enjoyed in Honduras. This light and delicious minced meat has a fresh citrus flavor that is best appreciated layered over a bed of rice or on a corn tortilla.

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Instant Pot Sides

Let’s not forget the sides! I’ve added plenty of easy Instant Pot Sides, perfect even for beginners. My Corn on the Cob and Mashed Potatoes are both quick, easy, and delicious ways to add some veggies to your plate. The pressure cooker really does make quick work of cooking delicious vegetable recipes.

Corn on the Cob

Biting into a warm and buttery cob of sweet corn is always so satisfying. My Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe is the quickest and simplest way to make the perfect corn for your meal. Corn is an ideal side dish for many main dishes.

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Mashed Potatoes

Serve up some warm comfort with a side of my Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. This one-pot pressure cooker version of traditional mashed potatoes has the perfect creamy, buttery consistency every time. Serve with a variety of meats and stews.

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Instant Pot Desserts

Leave room for dessert this month! I’ve included plenty of yummy, sweet choices like one of my favorites, Flan! This month’s meal plan offers plenty Instant Pot Dessert Recipes for you to enjoy. You’ll also find my must-try Turtle Lava Cakes and Arroz con Leche recipes on this January Meal Plan.


A slice of this incredible Instant Pot Flan is a perfect way to follow dinner. This flan is so thick and creamy that it’s more reminiscent of a cheesecake than a traditional flan that you’d get at a Mexican restaurant. This is how we make flan in Honduras and I know you’ll love it.

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Turtle Lava Cakes

Are you a chocoholic? Me too! Well, this is the dessert for you. My Instant Pot Turtle Lava Cake is so rich and full of chocolaty goodness. This dessert defines indulgence! Your first spoonful will cause the hot molten chocolate interior to spill out onto the plate. That’s the best part of these lava cakes. These cakes are excellent served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Arroz con Leche

My Instant Pot Arroz con Leche offers sweet warm comfort in a dessert bowl. Most restaurants typically serve this traditional Hispanic dessert cold, but I serve it warm. Trust me, it’s so much better warm. This is the perfect dessert for those days when the wind is blowing and the temps have bottomed out. There’s no sweeter way to warm up.

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Happy New Year and enjoy this month of delicious meals from my January Instant Pot Meal Plan.

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

January 2019 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

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    January 1Black Eyed Peas from Simply Happy Foodie

    Serve up a bowl of good-luck and deliciousness with this traditional Southern dish.

  • overhead shot of butternut mac and cheese topped with shredded parmesan
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    January 2Butternut 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.

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    January 3Salpicón 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 bowl of tomato soup with basil and a grilled cheese
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    January 4Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

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    January 5Hawaiian 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.

  • Mouth Watering Pulled Pork Sandwich on a platter
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    January 6Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife

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

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    January 7Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife

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

  • serving salsa chicken on a tortilla
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    January 8Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife

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

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    January 9Pumpkin Soup from One Happy Housewife

    This quick and easy soup is thick, creamy and perfectly seasoned with fall spices. The ideal meal for brisk autumn weather.

  • homemade spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic butter toast
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    January 10Spaghetti 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.

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    January 11Shrimp Curry from Ministry of Curry

    This mouth-watering, tender, sweet shrimp is bathed in the tropical flavor of coconut milk and lightly spiced.

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    January 12Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

  • chili with beans in a bowl topped with cheese, sour cream, and green onion
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    January 13Chili with Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries and served with garlic toast
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    January 14Butternut 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.

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    January 15Taco 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.

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    January 16Vegetarian Moroccan Stew from Paint the Kitchen Red

    The flavor of this stew is so deliciously rich and complex that you won’t miss the meat!

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    January 17Chicken Tikka Masala from Piping Pot Curry

    This restaurant quality Tikka Masala will make you forget about take-out. Wonderfully tender chicken cooked in a creamy and flavorful chicken curry.

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    January 18Taco 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.

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    January 19Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife

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

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    January 20Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife

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

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    January 21Lasagna from One Happy Housewife

    A rich, creamy, and flavorful lasagna that you can have on the table in no time.

  • corn tortillas with carnitas topped with cilantro, tomato, and cheese
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    January 22Carnitas from One Happy Housewife

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

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    January 23Chicken Tortilla Soup from Recipes from a Pantry

    An easy dump and go meal for those busy days when you need to get dinner on the table fast.

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    January 24Beef & Macaroni Casserole from One Happy Housewife

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

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    January 25Thai Red Curry Salmon from Spice Cravings

    Simmered in a red curry paste and coconut milk, this deliciously tender and flaky salmon is ready in under 30 minutes!

  • a bowl of sesame chicken on top of rice garnished with scallions
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    January 26Sesame Chicken from The Typical Mom

    This tender chicken covered in a deliciously sweet and sticky sauce is sure to be a family favorite.

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    January 27French Dip from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a plate of ground beef and farfalle pasta in vodka sauce
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    January 28Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

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

  • authentic mexican flavored pork carnitas tacos served on a plate
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    January 29Cochinita 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.

  • a large pot of madras lentils
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    January 30Madras Lentils from Simply Vegetarian 777

    A bowl of this classic lentil recipe from Northern India is so warm and comforting.

  • a few tomato tacos on a counter
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    January 31Tomato Tacos from The Halfway Homesteaders

    These tacos are loaded with flavor and offer an easy and delicious way to add more veggies into your diet.

Side Dishes

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    Loaded Mashed Cauliflower from One Happy Housewife

    You’ll never think of cauliflower the same way after trying this amazingly delicious casserole. Enjoy this creamy, cheesy cauliflower casserole with any meal.

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    Green Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

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    Corn on the Cob from One Happy Housewife

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.

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    Mashed Potatoes from One Happy Housewife

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

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    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.


  • a spoonful of arroz con leche
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    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.

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate
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    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.

  • a large slice of flan
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    Flan from One Happy Housewife

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

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

    These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.

  • How to Make Instant Pot Dulce de Leche
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    Dulce de Leche from One Happy Housewife

    Enjoy this deliciously rich and sweet caramel spread that is a common treat in many Hispanic countries.

Download the January 2019 Meal Plan Calendar.

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

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