In this January 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan, you’ll find lots of great meals, side dishes, and desserts for the new year. I also included a wonderfully delicious recipe for black-eyed peas to bring you lots of good luck for 2020. You’ll definitely want to try it out. (Update: I told you that you should have made the black-eyed peas.)
You’ll also find lots of great pasta recipes on this month’s meal plan. My Chicken Tetrazzini and Creamy Sausage Rigatoni are both popular recipes that are truly delicious. There are also plenty of great soups in the meal plan to thaw you out from this bitter cold. My Tomato Soup, Chicken and Dumplings, and White Chicken Chili are a few that my readers rave about.
As you can see, there are plenty of wonderful recipes available to you in my January 2020 Meal Plan. Here’s what you can expect:
Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
If you’re in the mood for some delicious pasta dishes, I have you covered with my Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, Creamy Sausage Rigatoni, Taco Pasta, and Chicken Alfredo. These Instant Pot Pasta Recipes are simple, hearty, and tasty. Perfect for a weeknight meal on a crisp winter day.
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
There is nothing better or more filling than a traditional Italian dish when you’re hungry. My Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is a quick and easy way to make this family favorite meal. This one-pot pasta dish only takes 15 minutes to have on the table. So, that makes it the perfect busy weeknight dinner.
Creamy Sausage Rigatoni
Make this fast and delicious family favorite in your pressure cooker. My Instant Pot Creamy Sausage Rigatoni is an incredibly flavorful and satisfying creamy one-pot pasta dish that uses only simple ingredients. This is a perfect option for a weeknight meal.
In the mood for Tex-Mex and pasta? What a quandary, but no longer… My Instant Pot Taco Pasta fuses the tastes of Tex-Mex and Italian to bring you a wonderfully flavorful pasta dish that’s loaded with the taste of Tex-Mex. Top with your favorite taco toppings for uncompromising taco flavor.
Looking for a traditional Italian dish that’s rich, creamy, and comforting? My Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo fits the bill. You’ll love how incredibly creamy this Alfredo pasta is. I make this classic pasta dish using linguine pasta and tender bite-sized pieces of chicken tossed in a homemade Alfredo sauce. And since this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes, it’s a perfect option for weeknights.
Instant Pot Soup Recipes
Or maybe soup is what you’re craving. No worries, I’ve got you covered there too. You’ll find many Instant Pot Soup Recipes to choose from in this month’s meal plan. A few I’ve included are my White Chicken Chili, Pumpkin Soup, Chicken Enchilada Soup, and Butternut Squash Soup. These soups offer the perfect source of warmth and sustenance on a cold winter day.
White Chicken Chili
There is no question about it, cold weather requires warm soup. And there is no soup more comforting or hearty than a good chili. My Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a quick and easy dump-and-start chili that’s loaded with hearty white beans, shredded chicken, sweet corn, tomatoes, and green peppers.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy soup to make that’s sure to warm up your frozen bones on these frigid winter days, then my Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup is just what the doctor ordered. This soup is thick, creamy, and perfectly seasoned with comforting spices.
Chicken Enchilada Soup
If you’re a big fan of chicken enchiladas, then you will love my Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup. This soup is so creamy and has all the flavor of green chile chicken enchiladas. Just add some crispy tortilla strips and your favorite enchilada toppings to this quick and easy pressure cooker recipe for unbeatable Tex-Mex flavor.
Butternut Squash Soup
Need a soul-soothing dish perfect for a cold winter day? The nutty flavor of roasted butternut squash in my Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is so warm and satisfying. This soup is so rich and creamy that it’s sure to brighten your day.
Instant Pot Sandwiches
And why not pair that warm bowl of soup with a delicious sandwich like my much loved French Dip Sandwiches? The Instant Pot is so amazingly versatile that you can even make delicious sandwiches using it. And I have some great sandwich recipes in this January Meal Plan.
If you’re looking for a show-stopping sandwich recipe that you can make using a pressure cooker, then you must try my Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches. The shredded beef in these sandwiches is so tender, so juicy, and so flavorful! Each bite is truly heavenly.
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
One of the most popular sandwich recipes on this blog is my Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork recipe. The pork is so tender and flavorful. Just mix in your favorite barbeque sauce, grab some hamburger buns, and make yourself the most amazing pulled pork sandwiches.
Instant Pot Side Dishes
My January 2020 Meal Plan has enough Instant Pot Side Dishes to help you complement every main dish that you’ll make. Some of the wonderful recipes that you can expect to see are my Homemade Mashed Potatoes, Butter Garlic Green Beans, and Macaroni and Cheese.
Need a side dish that goes well with just about any comforting main dish? My Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe is the perfect way to complement lots of stews, meats, and other delicious main dishes. Plus, it’s so easy to make in the pressure cooker.
Butter Garlic Green Beans
Use your pressure cooker to make the most wonderful green beans. I make my super simple Instant Pot Green Beans with the perfect balance of butter and garlic, which gives them a remarkably delicious flavor. These Green Beans are a perfect companion to my Mashed Potatoes.
Macaroni and Cheese
Be prepared for the incredibly cheesy comfort that this homemade four-cheese Mac & Cheese offers. The special blend of cheeses in my Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese results in the most flavorful and most creamy pasta side dish ever.
Instant Pot Desserts
There is no shortage of outstanding Instant Pot Desserts in my January Meal Plan. You’ll find lots of favorites here including my Coconut Cake, Arroz con Leche, and Dulce de Leche. Each of these dessert recipes is easy to make and so delightful.
This sweet and delightful dessert is chock full of coconut flavor. My Instant Pot Coconut Cake is simple to make in the pressure cooker and perfect for serving after dinner with a scoop of ice cream or for having with a midday tea.
Arroz con Leche
Arroz con Leche is a traditional Hispanic dessert, and my Instant Pot Arroz con Leche is one of the most popular dessert recipes on my blog. Topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and served warm, the sweet comfort of this dessert is perfect for melting away the winter blues.
Dulce de Leche
For a simple and quick sweet treat that can be enjoyed with fruit, ice cream, cakes, and more, try my Instant Pot Dulce de Leche. This traditional Hispanic version of caramel sauce is a perfect addition to many other sweet treats.
Well, I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and hope that you enjoy this month’s meal plan.
Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.
January 2020 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.
- January 1
Black Eyed Peasfrom Simply Happy Foodie
Serve up a bowl of good-luck and deliciousness with this traditional Southern dish.
- January 2
Butternut Mac and Cheesefrom One Happy Housewife
Fall spices and a rich and creamy cheddar flavor are perfectly paired with sweet butternut squash in this comforting pasta dish. This is an amazing comfort dish.
- January 3
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.
- January 4
Chicken Tetrazzinifrom One Happy Housewife
With tender bite-sized chicken served over spaghetti and topped with a creamy sauce, this Chicken Tetrazzini will be a family favorite.
- January 5
Dr. Pepper Pulled Porkfrom One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
- January 6
Beef & Macaroni Casserolefrom 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.
- January 7
Salsa Chickenfrom One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
- January 8
Coconut Shrimp Curryfrom 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.
- January 9
Pumpkin Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
This quick and easy soup is thick, creamy and perfectly seasoned with fall spices. The ideal meal for brisk autumn weather.
- January 10
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.
- January 11
Chicken Enchilada Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.
- January 12
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.
- January 13
Butternut Squash Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
With a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, this soup is the perfect comfort meal for cooler weather.
- January 14
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.
- January 15
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.
- January 16
Spaghetti and Meat Saucefrom 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!
- January 17
Chicken and Dumplingsfrom One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
- January 18
French Dipfrom One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
- January 19
Chicken Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
This hearty, healthy, homemade chicken soup is so tasty and loaded with nourishing vegetables and spices.
- January 20
Buffalo Chicken Chilifrom Ministry of Curry
A hearty chili made with chicken, beans, veggies and cooked in a spicy buffalo sauce.
- January 21
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.
- January 22
Tomato Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
- January 23
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.
- January 24
Chicken Tortilla Soupfrom Recipes from a Pantry
An easy dump and go meal for those busy days when you need to get dinner on the table fast.
- January 25
Thai Red Curry Salmonfrom Spice Cravings
Simmered in a red curry paste and coconut milk, this deliciously tender and flaky salmon is ready in under 30 minutes!
- January 26
Carnitasfrom One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
- January 27
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.
- January 28
Taco Soupfrom 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.
- January 29
Smothered Pork Chopsfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
These wonderfully tender pork chops are smothered in a delicious gravy.
- January 30
Chicken Alfredofrom One Happy Housewife
A quick and easy pasta dish made with a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s incredibly rich and creamy.
- January 31
Gumbofrom Paint the Kitchen Red
Chicken, sausage, and shrimp make for a hearty bowl of Cajun comfort food.
Loaded Mashed Cauliflowerfrom 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.
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.
Mashed Potatoesfrom One Happy Housewife
Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.
Macaroni and Cheesefrom One Happy Housewife
The absolute BEST Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! A blend of four cheeses make it the creamiest and cheesiest. There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of this favorite pasta dish.
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.
Flanfrom 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!
Turtle Lava Cakesfrom 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!
Dulce de Lechefrom One Happy Housewife
Enjoy this deliciously rich and sweet caramel spread that is a common treat in many Hispanic countries. And, thanks to the pressure cooker, there’s no need to wait for hours to turn condensed milk into this amazing treat! This stuff is so good, it’s addictive!
Download the January 2020 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.
Past Instant Pot Meal Plans
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2020 Meal Plans
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