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January Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of January

In this January 2019 Edition of my 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. 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 old monthly meal plans.

Considering how chilly the month of January can be in most places, I made sure and include some warm and comforting meals. You’ll find lots of delicious soups to choose from including my own Tomato Soup, as well as a Taco Soup perfect for Taco Tuesday!

As always, I tried to add a nice variety of dishes to satisfy everyone’s tastes. If you like seafood there’s a yummy Shrimp Curry you can try as well as a Thai Red Curry Salmon which sounds delicious! If pasta is a family favorite, then you’ll have plenty of options for this month. I highly recommend you don’t miss out on my Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, it is special!

Let’s not forget sides and desserts! I’ve added plenty of easy veggie sides, perfect even for beginners. My Corn on the Cob and Mashed Potatoes are both quick, easy and delicious. Leave room for dessert this month! Plenty of yummy, sweet choices including one of my favorites, Instant Pot Flan!

There’s also plenty of choices if you’re looking to start the year eating a little healthier. Several vegetarian options as well as lots of chicken and beef recipes that will leave your family raving! Whatever meals you choose to make this month, you’ll be happy with the ease and deliciousness of all of them!

January 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan

Main Dishes

These are the dishes for January.

  • instant pot black eyed peas
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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.

  • instant pot butternut mac and cheese
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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.

  • a plate served with salpicon minced meat made in the instant pot
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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 instant pot tomato soup with basil
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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.

  • instant pot hawaiian chicken
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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
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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.

  • instant pot cheeseburger mac
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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!

  • instant pot pumpkin soup
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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.

  • instant pot 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.

  • instant pot quick and easy shrimp curry
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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.

  • instant pot chicken soup
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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.

  • pressure cooker chili with beans
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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.

  • instant pot taco pasta
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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.

  • vegetarian instant pot moroccan stew
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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!

  • instant pot chicken tikka masala
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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.

  • a comforting bowl of instant pot taco soup
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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.

  • hawaiian sloppy joes in the pressure cooker
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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.

  • instant pot meal plan chicken and dumplings
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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.

  • easy instant pot lasagna onehappyhousewife
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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.

  • Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
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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.

  • instant pot chicken tortilla soup
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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.

  • easy creamy beef macaroni casserole instant pot onehappyhousewife 1
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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.

  • instant pot thai red curry salmon
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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!

  • instant pot sesame chicken
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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.

  • Best Instant Pot french dip sandwich recipe.
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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.

  • easy cheesy beef and bowtie pasta onehappyhousewife
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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.

  • instant pot 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.

  • instant pot tomato tacos
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    January 31Tomato Tacos from Awe Filled Homemaker

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

Side Dishes

  • cauliflower casserole
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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.

  • a plate of green beans made in the instant pot
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    Green Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot corn on the cob
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    Corn on the Cob from One Happy Housewife

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.

  • If you're looking for a side to feed a crowd, these Instant Pot mashed potatoes are perfect.
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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.

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

Other Instant Pot Meal Plans

Each month I publish a new, updated Instant Pot Meal Plan. So don’t miss out on seeing what wonderful dishes I’ve included in my latest one.

Also, you can access all of my previously published Instant Pot Meal Plans through the links below. I carefully select the recipes that appear each month, so you will find that each month is unique with it’s own set of recipes geared specifically toward that month.

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