January Instant Pot Meal Plan (2023)

Are you looking for a meal plan to make cooking easier in January? Look no further than this January Instant Pot Meal Plan for 2023!

Get ready to prepare delicious meals that will save you tons of time. This meal plan will help you streamline meal prep by providing you with meal ideas and easy recipes that can be cooked in your Instant Pot. It’s great for those who want to try new recipes without spending hours in the kitchen.

Whether you’re just starting or have been using an Instant Pot for years, this meal plan has something for everyone! Get ready to enjoy tasty meals all month long!

instant pot meal plan calendar for january 2023

Instant Pot Soups

This month’s meal plan includes some delicious and nutritious Instant Pot soups that will please the whole family. From Pumpkin Soup to Chicken Enchilada Soup, these recipes will make meal time a breeze with their easy-to-follow instructions and minimal cooking time. Plus, all of these soups can be made in one pot for the bonus of fewer dishes to clean! So don’t wait any longer – get your Instant Pot ready and start whipping up these tasty soups today!

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup is the perfect choice for an easy-to-make meal that will please the whole family. This Instant Pot soup requires minimal cooking time and can be made in one pot – reducing dishes to clean! With its rich flavor and creamy texture, this pumpkin soup is sure to become a favorite mealtime staple.

a bowl of instant pot pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds

Chicken Enchilada Soup

An ideal dinner for busy weeknights! This soup is packed with flavor! Plus, you can customize it by adding your favorite toppings, such as tortilla chips, shredded cheese, tomato, cilantro, sour cream, or avocado. So get your Instant Pot ready – it’s time to make some tasty Chicken Enchilada Soup!

a bowl of homemade enchilada soup topped with pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and fried tortilla strips

Instant Pot Pastas

This month’s Instant Pot meal plan is full of delicious pasta recipes that satisfy your family. From the classic Beef & Macaroni Casserole to the hearty Spaghetti & Meat Sauce and the cheesy Cheeseburger Mac, these meal ideas will be a hit with everyone at mealtime. Perfect for busy nights, these recipes can all be made in your Instant Pot, so you don’t have to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen! With this meal plan, dinner has never been easier or more delicious.

Beef & Macaroni casserole

This classic dish is a hearty meal everyone will love, and it’s made even easier with this month’s Instant Pot meal plan. With delicious flavors from beef, pasta, cheese, and other ingredients all cooked up in one pot, this casserole recipe will surely please everyone at mealtime. So gather your family around the table and enjoy a comforting meal of Beef & Macaroni Casserole!

instant pot beef and macaroni casserole

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce is a classic meal that your family will love, and this month’s meal plan makes it easier to prepare. With the Instant Pot, you can have this delicious meal ready in no time. This hearty dish features tender spaghetti noodles coated with a flavorful meat sauce made from ground beef and Italian herbs. It’s sure to be a hit at mealtime!

spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan

Cheeseburger Mac

If you’re looking for a meal that’s both easy to make and delicious, look no further than this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac. The combination of beef, macaroni, cheese, and spices will satisfy everyone at mealtime. Plus, it’s all cooked up in your Instant Pot so that you can enjoy a tasty meal without hassle or stress! So get ready to enjoy this cheesy cheeseburger mac tonight – it’ll be a hit with the whole family!

cheeseburger mac in a large bowl

Instant Pot Side Dishes

This month’s meal plan has something for everyone, with delicious side dishes to accompany your main meal. You’ll find classics like mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese, plus much more. You’ll find a variety of sides that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. So no matter what type of meal you’re looking for, we have the perfect accompaniment in this Instant Pot meal plan!

Mashed Potatoes

The perfect accompaniment to any meal! Ready in minutes and packed with flavor, these mashed potatoes will make an excellent addition to your meal. Creamy and delicious, they’ll be a hit at any dinner table. Plus, you can easily adjust the recipe for different tastes by adding garlic or herbs for extra flavor.

a plate with a serving of mashed potatoes and pot roast

Macaroni and Cheese

This is the ultimate comfort food, loved by adults and children alike. This Macaroni and Cheese is everything you’d expect – creamy, cheesy, and delicious – plus, it’s ready in just minutes! With its rich flavor and easy preparation, this side dish will add an extra dose of comfort to any meal.

top view of a bowl of homemade mac and cheese on top of a plate

Instant Pot Desserts

This month’s meal plan is full of delicious desserts that can be made in the Instant Pot. From the creamy, sweet Dulce de Leche to the classic Arroz con Leche and decadent Flan, there is something for everyone. Whether looking for a quick and easy dessert or something more indulgent, these Instant Pot recipes will satisfy your cravings. So grab your Instant Pot, and let’s get cooking!

Dulce de Leche

For those looking for a delicious and indulgent dessert, Dulce de Leche is a perfect choice. This classic Latin American treat consists of sweetened condensed milk that has been pressure-cooked until it’s caramelized and thickened. Not only is this dessert incredibly rich in flavor, but it can also be made quickly and easily with an Instant Pot. With a simple ingredient, you can have a creamy, decadent Dulce de Leche ready to enjoy!

close up of apple slices on a plate with a small bowl of dulce de leche

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche is a classic Latin American dessert that combines creamy rice pudding with sweetened condensed milk. This meal plan includes an Instant Pot version of this delicious treat, making it easy to enjoy a comforting and indulgent dessert in no time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have the perfect balance of creamy sweetness with a rich flavor ready to savor. So grab your Instant Pot, and let’s get cooking!

a spoonful of arroz con leche

Flan

For those looking for a rich, creamy dessert, flan is a perfect choice. This classic Latin American treat consists of a custard-like base made from eggs and sweetened condensed milk that’s then topped with caramelized sugar. While it may seem intimidating to make this delicious dessert at home, using an Instant Pot makes it easy to prepare in no time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy a decadent flan that will satisfy any sweet tooth! So grab your Instant Pot, and let’s get cooking!

taking a slice of caramel custard flan

Happy cooking, and here’s to a fantastic 2023!

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

January 2023 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
    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.

  • 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
    Carnitas
    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
    Gumbo
    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
    January 1
    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
    January 2
    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
    January 3
    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
    January 4
    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
    January 5
    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.

Desserts

  • 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
    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 2023 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

instant pot meal plan calendar for january 2023

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