July Instant Pot Meal Plan (2018)

We are right in the thick of summer vacation and I’m enjoying the not so early mornings! I have finished the July Instant Pot Meal Plan, and it is full of recipes you’ll want to try! I’ve included many of my own recipes and some from some great food bloggers. Here’s what you can expect:

july instant pot meal plan calendar

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

I’ve included lots of easy pasta dishes for busy weeknights. Some of my favorites are my Easy Beef & Bowtie Pasta and my easy and delicious Lasagna. Both are loaded with flavor and so comforting and filling. Also, you won’t want to miss the popular Spaghetti in Pesto Sauce, Zuppa Toscana and Creamy Baked Ziti. Yummy!

International Dishes

This month I added several international dishes you’ll love. There’s Asian, Italian, Indian, Hispanic, and even Irish recipes. You’ll be enjoying plates of Chicken Tikka Masala, African Style Ribs, Shepherd’s Pie, and Chicken Curry to name a few. Try them out and let me know what you think.

More Simple Main Dishes

I hope you try, and love, my Hawaiian Sloppy Joes and Hawaiian Chicken. Both the perfect combination of sweet and savory. And both perfect for summer. I guarantee your family will love them! The Sloppy Joes are easy peasy! The chicken takes a little more prep, but the flavor is spectacular and so worth the extra effort.

Instant Pot Sides

This month’s sides shouldn’t be missed! These Instant Pot sides are all easy and delicious and pair perfectly with so many of the main dishes. You’ll have a choice between Southwest Corn Pudding, Mexican Rice, Quinoa, and more.

Instant Pot Desserts

As for the desserts, they are perfect for summer. The citrusy sweet flavors of the delicious Lemon Mini Bundt Cake are perfectly refreshing for summer. And a warm plate of Bread Pudding with a scoop of ice cream is fabulous. Oh, and don’t forget to try my famous Flan! Everyone raves about it.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and I hope the meal plan gives you one less thing to worry about!

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

July 2018 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

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    July 1
    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.

  • instant pot pressure cooker chicken tacos
    July 2
    Chicken Tacos
    from One Happy Housewife

    These tacos are made using frozen chicken and a few very simple ingredients. Perfect for when you need a good meal fast.

  • a large plate with tuna casserole with peas
    July 3
    Tuna Noodle Casserole
    from This Old Gal

    The layers of warm comforting flavor of this casserole will bring back childhood memories.

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    July 4
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of a bowl of spaghetti in pesto sauce garnished with basil and shredded cheese
    July 5
    Spaghetti in Pesto Sauce
    from Piping Pot Curry

    Spaghetti tossed in pesto sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and a drizzle of lemon juice.

  • a plate with a hawaiian sloppy joe sandwich
    July 6
    Hawaiian Sloppy Joes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot taco pasta
    July 7
    Taco Pasta
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Authentic Mexican flavor in a quick and delicious pasta dish.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    July 8
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • creamy baked ziti on a plate garnished lightly with cilantro
    July 9
    Creamy Baked Ziti
    from This Old Gal

    This dump and go pasta dish features three types of cheese and a homemade red sauce.

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    July 10
    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.

  • close up of a brats sandwich
    July 11
    Brats and Sauerkraut
    from The Typical Mom

    Make the best bratwurst and sauerkraut with beer in your pressure cooker for dinner.

  • shepherds pie in two large serving dishes
    July 12
    Shepherd’s Pie
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Shepherd’s Pie is a classic and here’s how you can make it in the Instant Pot!

  • chicken adobo on a dinner plate
    July 13
    Chicken Adobo
    from Two Sleevers

    Enjoy the flavor of this authentic Filipino Chicken at your dinner table.

  • olive garden zuppa toscana italian soup in a small bowl
    July 14
    Zuppa Toscana
    from This Old Gal

    This Italian Soup is better than what you’ll get at any restaurant.

  • chili in a bowl topped with shredded cheese and green onions
    July 15
    from One Happy Housewife

    The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.

  • salmon with orange ginger sauce on a plate with fine slices of orange
    July 16
    Salmon with Orange Ginger Sauce
    from Two Sleevers

    A perfectly delicious option for salmon lovers.

  • a serving of beef stew in a bowl
    July 17
    Beef Stew
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Enjoy a hearty and delicious stew any day of the week with this simple dump and start recipe.

  • a dish filled with stuffed peppers
    July 18
    Stuffed Peppers
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Stuffed Peppers in the Instant Pot? Yes!! So delicious.

  • a large serving of creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken in a bowl

    Tender chicken in a rich and creamy garlic sauce with sautéed mushrooms and spinach.

  • egg roll in a bowl garnished with scallions
    July 20
    Egg Roll in a Bowl
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This deconstructed egg roll is seriously flavorful, easy to make and absolutely delicious.

  • a large line of ribs on a wooden board
    July 21
    West African Style Ribs
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    Flavorful fall-off-the-bone ribs made West African style.

  • instant pot lasagna
    July 22
    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 tikka masala on top of a plate
    July 23
    Chicken Tikka Masala
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    An Indian curry with succulent pieces of boneless chicken in a flavorful creamy sauce.

  • close up of a plate of alfredo pasta
    July 24
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This rich and creamy Alfredo pasta will satisfy your appetite for Italian.

  • a small bowl of chicken chowder
    July 25
    Chicken Chowder
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This hearty chowder features tender bites of chicken in a rich and creamy smooth soup.

  • authentic red beans and rice on a plate garnished with bits of cilantro and green onion
    July 26
    Red Beans and Rice
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    An authentic New Orleans recipe made with red beans, andouille sausage and ham hock served over rice.

  • top view of a bowl filled with chicken curry and garnished with cilantro
    July 27
    Chicken Curry
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    A simple and comforting Indian curry dish that’s full of flavor.

  • overhead view of salpicon
    July 28
    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.

  • July 29
    French Dip
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • teriyaki wings garnished with sesame seeds, cilantro, and green onion
    July 30
    Teriyaki Wings
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Bursting with Asian flavor, these wings are finger-licking-good and make a perfect appetizer for a party.

  • coconut shrimp curry in a large bowl
    July 31
    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.

Side Dishes

  • 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.

  • overhead shot of quinoa in a bowl
    from Piping Pot Curry

    Perfectly cooked quinoa in the pressure cooker.

  • 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.

  • a bowl of mexican rice topped with jalapenos and slices of small tomatoes
    Mexican Rice
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    This rice is loaded with Mexican flavor and a perfect side for any Tex-Mex meal.

  • overhead shot of corn pudding garnished scallions
    Southwest Corn Pudding
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A delicious side dish full of that Tex-Mex flavor.


  • a close up of a fork cutting into a moist slice of instant pot lemon bundt cake
    Lemon Bundt Cake
    from One Happy Housewife

    Drizzled with a sweet lemony glaze, this wonderful lemon cake is the perfect refreshing dessert.

  • close up of a pound cake topped with powdered sugar
    Pound Cake
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    A perfect and delicious pound cake just like grandma used to make.

  • 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!

  • a cut into apple cake on a large plate
    Apple Cake
    from Ministry of Curry

    This cake is loaded with fresh apples and coated with cinnamon and sugar.

  • close up of bread pudding glazed and topped with raisins
    Bread Pudding
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    This creamy, rich, and delicious bread pudding is the perfect holiday dessert. The rich and creamy custard and amazing rum sauce make it irresistible!

Download the July 2018 Meal Plan Calendar.

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


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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