January Instant Pot Meal Plan (2022)

We’ve reached the end of 2021! I am hopeful that 2022 will be a great year and everyone will remain healthy! The Meal Plan for January 2022 has lots of great and easy recipes! Plenty of comforting meals for the winter! I included some black-eyed peas for the 1st, in case you follow that tradition. Happy cooking friends and Happy New Year! Here’s what you can expect:

instant pot meal plan january 2022

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

When you’re in the mood for a hearty pasta dish, there is no need to search anywhere else. I have compiled some amazing Instant Pot Pasta Recipes that will make your mouth water and taste buds happy with each bite! From Spaghetti & Meat Sauce (a classic) and Chicken Tetrazzini to my simple and delicious Beef And Bowtie Pasta – these dishes are sure to satisfy and keep you warm. Plus, these recipes are perfect for those busy weeknights when you need to get dinner on the table fast.

Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

This one-pot pasta dish is the perfect traditional Italian meal to satisfy any hungry family. This simple yet delicious recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prep and cook, which means that you can have it on your table in no time at all! Pair this yummy classic with some garlic bread and you’ll have the perfect fast and easy dinner for even the most hectic weeknight.

homemade spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic butter toast

Chicken Tetrazzini

My Chicken Tetrazzini is the ultimate comfort food. The rich and creamy sauce has a hint of citrus that will leave your taste buds jumping for joy! Plus, this easy recipe requires just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in that pantry of yours. So let’s get to cooking this comforting classic on this cold winter day.

easy chicken tetrazzini recipe

Beef and Bowtie Pasta

I have the fastest and easiest recipe for you! My Instant Pot Beef Bowtie Pasta is so quick to make and so delicious that even your kids will love it. Top this pasta with some parmesan cheese to make it even tastier. My kids always devour this meal when I make it and I guarantee that yours will too.

a plate of pasta alla vodka

Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Are you tired of this cold weather? I’ve got just what your soul needs! My Instant Pot Soup Recipes will keep warm and nourished through these wintery days. Get ready for some delicious soup: my simple Chicken & Dumplings is ready in about 45 minutes; White Chicken Chili will certainly warm you; my Taco Soup is delicious and comforting on these chilly days.

White Chicken Chili

This dump-and-start creamy chicken chili is a no-fuss meal that’s perfect for those busy weeknights. It’s packed with hearty white beans, tender chicken, corn, tomatoes, and green peppers for loads of flavor! The best part? You only dirty one pot and this soup is ready in about 20 minutes.

instant pot white chicken chili made with cream cheese

Taco Soup

This delicious, hearty, and healthy Instant Pot Taco Soup will be the perfect meal for any chilly day. It’s like enjoying a fully loaded taco in your soup bowl! The ingredients are simple but pack an enormous flavor punch. One of the best parts about cooking with an Instant Pot is that you can have this delicious soup ready in just 30 minutes.

a big delicious bowl of instant pot taco soup

Chicken and Dumplings

Nothing beats the taste of my Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods. With a delicious mix that includes veggies, chicken, and wonderful plump dumplings, it offers tons of hearty flavor. This quick & easy soup makes for an amazing winter meal when those chilly days arrive!

a bowl of chicken and dumplings

Instant Pot Sandwiches

We all know that soup is the perfect way to keep warm in the wintertime. But, what about serving something tasty along with your soup? I have the perfect partner for any warm bowl of soup. The amazing sandwiches below are not only great on their own but they’re also perfect alongside a warm bowl of soup.

French Dip

What’s better than a delicious, juicy French Dip? A pressure cooker version of this classic sandwich. This easy Instant Pot recipe makes a tender shredded beef that you simply can’t resist eating! And it uses only one pot to prepare – what more could we ask for?!

dipping a french dip sandwich in au jus

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

The flavor of my Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork sandwiches is outshone only by their simplicity! After cooking the pork, just mix in your favorite barbeque sauce for an amazing meal that will have everyone asking “Where did you get this?” The tender and flavorful shredded pork make it one of the most popular recipes on my blog.

a dr pepper pulled pork topped with pickle and onion slices served with a bottle of dr pepper

Instant Pot Side Dishes

With my January 2022 Meal Plan, you’ll have plenty of Instant Pot Side Dishes to complement any main dish that your family cooks. I’ve included two favorites in this month’s meal plan: Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Mac & Cheese. Both of these sides are kid-friendly and perfect for many of the recipes in this meal plan!

Mac and Cheese

One of my family’s favorite side dishes is this simple and quick Macaroni & Cheese made in the Instant Pot. The blend of four kinds of cheese makes this dish incredibly flavorful, not to mention it can be ready within ten minutes!

an instant filled with hot and fresh mac and cheese

Mashed Potatoes

I love some good mashed potatoes as the side dish to my favorite meals. The best part about this recipe? It’s made in under 15 minutes with only a few simple ingredients! These creamy mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal.

instant pot mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Desserts

I hope you’re ready to indulge in some delicious desserts with your family this month! My January Meal Plan has an amazing selection of dessert recipes that will make everyone happy. From coconut cake and flan to turtle lava cakes – there’s something here for every sweet tooth.

Turtle Lava Cakes

One of the most delicious desserts you will ever try. These Turtle Lava Cakes are so indulgent. These amazingly rich, moist chocolate cakes are filled with a molten chocolate center and topped with caramel and pecans. This dessert is perfect for those special days when you just want to spoil yourself!

Turtle lava cake served on plate

Coconut Cake

This Instant Pot Coconut Cake is a delightfully sweet, coconut dessert that you’ll want to serve after dinner with an extra scoop of ice cream. This easy-to-make recipe can be made in your pressure cooker and will impress even the most discerning palate!

a coconut bundt cake sitting on a plate

Happy cooking and here’s to a fantastic 2022!

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

January 2022 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

  • overhead shot of a bowl of black eyed peas
    January 1
    Black Eyed Peas
    from Simply Happy Foodie

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

  • a bowl of butternut mac and cheese
    January 2
    Butternut 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. This is an amazing comfort dish.

  • overhead view of salpicon
    January 3
    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.

  • chicken tetrazzini
    January 4
    Chicken Tetrazzini
    from 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.

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    January 5
    Dr. 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 beef and macaroni casserole
    January 6
    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.

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    January 7
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • coconut shrimp curry in a large bowl
    January 8
    Coconut Shrimp Curry
    from 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.

  • a bowl of instant pot pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds
    January 9
    Pumpkin 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.

  • creamy sausage rigatoni
    January 10
    Creamy Sausage Rigatoni
    from 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.

  • a bowl of homemade enchilada soup topped with pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and fried tortilla strips
    January 11
    Chicken Enchilada Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    January 12
    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.

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries
    January 13
    Butternut 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
    January 14
    Taco Pasta
    from 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.

  • a spoonful of white chicken chili from a bowl
    January 15
    White Chicken Chili
    from 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.

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    January 16
    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 bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    January 17
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • January 18
    French Dip
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot chicken soup
    January 19
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of two bowls of buffalo chicken chili
    January 20
    Buffalo Chicken Chili
    from Ministry of Curry

    A hearty chili made with chicken, beans, veggies and cooked in a spicy buffalo sauce.

  • instant pot lasagna
    January 21
    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.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    January 22
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    January 23
    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.

  • overhead shot of chicken tortilla soup in a bowl with a spoon
    January 24
    Chicken 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.

  • overhead shot of a bowl of thai red curry salmon
    January 25
    Thai 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!

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    January 26
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    January 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.

  • a large bowl of taco soup
    January 28
    Taco 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.

  • close up shot of smothered pork chops lightly garnished with cilantro
    January 29
    Smothered Pork Chops
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    These wonderfully tender pork chops are smothered in a delicious gravy.

  • a bowl of creamy fettuccine alfredo with chicken
    January 30
    Chicken Alfredo
    from One Happy Housewife

    A quick and easy pasta dish made with a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s incredibly rich and creamy.

  • a bowl of gumbo garnished with scallions with a ball of rice in the center
    January 31
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Chicken, sausage, and shrimp make for a hearty bowl of Cajun comfort food.

Side Dishes

  • a spoonful of loaded cauliflower casserole
    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 dinner plate served with green beans
    Green Beans
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • corn on the cob with a piece of soft butter
    Corn on the Cob
    from One Happy Housewife

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.

  • a plate with a serving of mashed potatoes and pot roast
    Mashed Potatoes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • top view of a bowl of homemade mac and cheese on top of a plate
    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. There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of this favorite pasta dish.


  • 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.

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate
    Coconut Cake
    from 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.

  • taking a slice of 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!

  • 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!

  • close up of apple slices on a plate with a small bowl of dulce de leche
    Dulce de Leche
    from 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 2022 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

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.

Looking for a past meal plan?

You can also access all of my previously published Instant Pot Meal Plans through the links below. I handpick the recipes that appear each month, so you will find that each month is unique with its own set of recipes geared specifically toward that month. Plus, on each meal plan page, you can download the printable calendar for that month.

2023 Meal Plans

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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