July Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

Summer is now in full swing! The kids have been out of school for a full month! Can you believe it? Are you surviving so far? Well, to make things easier for you, I’ve put together a new July Instant Pot Meal Plan full of wonderful recipes for your family.

I included lots of easy recipes perfect for summer. Some of my newer recipes are sure to be a hit with you and your family – they are with mine. Here’s what you can expect:

july instant pot meal plan calendar

Easy Instant Pot Main Dishes

I have some new and easy chicken recipes for you in this month’s meal plan and they are thoroughly delicious. For instance, my creamy Chicken Tetrazzini and comforting Chicken Couscous are now some of my family’s new favorites. I’m sure they will be favorites of your family too. Also, don’t miss the Bourbon Chicken Rice with Broccoli, or the Teriyaki Chicken. Both are outstanding.

If you’re looking for some ground beef recipes, then I have some outstanding ones for you. I’ve also gotten a lot of wonderful comments about my Couscous with Ground Beef from readers. It’s so full of flavor and very filling. So, make sure to check it out.

For those days when you need something quick and simple you’ll find recipes for Beef & Macaroni Casserole, Shepherd’s Pie, and Hawaiian Sloppy Joes.

Instant Pot Side Dishes

A proper meal needs a proper side dish. In this meal plan, you’ll find plenty of Instant Pot side dishes to pair with your main dish. Lemon Butter Broccoli, Steamed Cauliflower, and Macaroni and Cheese are a few of the sides that appear in this month’s meal plan.

Instant Pot Desserts

Cool off after dinner with a quick and easy dessert. This month’s meal plan features a creamy Arroz con Leche, decadent Turtle Lava Cakes, and a refreshing Strawberries and Cream cake. All perfect ways to end a warm summer day.

Have a great July and try to stay cool!

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

July 2019 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

  • chicken couscous on a large white plate
    July 1
    Chicken Couscous
    from One Happy Housewife

    Pearl couscous, shredded chicken, peas, and carrots come together to make a quick and easy dump meal that’s full of flavor. This simple recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner

  • a plate with a hawaiian sloppy joe sandwich
    July 2
    Hawaiian Sloppy Joes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • salmon rice pilaf in a bowl garnished with lemon slices
    July 3
    Salmon with Rice Pilaf
    from This Old Gal

    The buttery lemon flavor of this one pot rice pilaf and fish dish is so delightful. A quick and easy meal for any night.

  • 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.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    July 5
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of chicken thighs and potatoes garnished with basil leaves
    July 6
    Chicken Thighs with Potatoes
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Cook two foods at once with this simple and delicious Instant Pot recipe.

  • chili in a small bowl topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onion
    July 7
    Chili with Beans
    from One Happy Housewife

    A hearty, comforting bowl of homemade chili packed full of amazing flavor.

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    July 8
    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!

  • aloo matar potatoes and peas in a small pot bowl
    July 9
    Potato & Peas Curry (Aloo Matar)
    from Piping Pot Curry

    This quick and easy Instant Pot recipe delivers a warm bowl of potatoes and peas in a delicious curry.

  • sliced honey garlic pork tenderloin on a plate
    July 10
    Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    This pork tenderloin is so tender and the honey garlic sauce is absolutely delicious.

  • overhead shot of fish biryani topped with two slices of lemon
    July 11
    Fish Biryani
    from Ministry of Curry

    This one pot meal is made with aromatic long-grain basmati rice that’s cooked over perfectly spiced fish and topped with caramelized onions and cilantro.

  • overhead shot of cajun chicken salad
    July 12
    Cajun Chicken Salad
    from Spice Cravings

    Spice things up with this cajun style chicken salad that’s so fresh and tasty.

  • shepherds pie in two large serving dishes
    July 13
    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!

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    July 14
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • side view of couscous with ground beef on a plate
    July 15
    Couscous with Ground Beef
    from One Happy Housewife

    Made with Israeli couscous, seasoned ground sirloin, and sweet peppers, this quick and easy pasta dish is full of flavor and certain to become a family favorite. Perfect for busy weeknights!

  • coconut shrimp curry in a large bowl
    July 16
    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.

  • close up of shrimp scampi in a bowl of rice
    July 17
    Shrimp Scampi
    from Monday is Meatloaf

    This quick and easy recipe is sure to satisfy any seafood lover.

  • overhead shot of bourbon chicken rice with broccoli
    July 18
    Bourbon Chicken Rice with Broccoli
    from Dinner of Herbs

    This sweet and delicious bourbon chicken doesn’t have any alcohol in it.

  • a large serving bowl of indian beef curry
    July 19
    Beef Curry with Coconut Milk
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    This classic comfort food with an Indian twist is so hearty and packed with flavor.

  • chicken tetrazzini
    July 20
    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.

  • a bowl of gumbo garnished with scallions with a ball of rice in the center
    July 21
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

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

  • instant pot beef and macaroni casserole
    July 22
    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.

  • overhead shot of ragda patties on a plate garnished with cilantro
    July 23
    Ragda Patties
    from Ministry of Curry

    Enjoy this popular Indian street food in your own home. Spicy, sweet, and tangy, each bite is an explosion of flavors.

  • teriyaki chicken bowl garnished with sesame seeds on top of rice
    July 24
    Teriyaki Chicken
    from Cooking with Karli

    Enjoy a bowl of tender chicken, crunchy veggies, and rice covered in a homemade Teriyaki sauce.

  • instant pot cajun pasta
    July 25
    Spicy Cajun Pasta
    from One Happy Housewife

    Simple ingredients like pasta, sausage, and cheese seasoned with the perfect touch of Cajun spices make this a winning combination. This is a super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.

  • overhead shot of stuffed peppers with cilantro
    July 26
    Stuffed Peppers
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    These stuffed peppers are so filling and easy to make in the electric pressure cooker.

  • lobster tails meat dipped in melted butter
    July 27
    Lobster Tails
    from One Happy Housewife

    Perfectly cooked and tender lobster tails made fast in the Instant Pot.

  • July 28
    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 lasagna
    July 29
    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.

  • chicken tortilla soup in a bowl garnished with cilantro
    July 30
    Chicken Tortilla Soup
    from Two Sleevers

    This authentic Mexican chicken tortilla soup packs a robust and spicy kick.

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    July 31
    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.

Side Dishes

  • overhead shot of lemon butter broccoli in a large bowl
    Lemon Butter Broccoli
    from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly delicious and healthy side dish that can be served fast using the help of the Instant Pot.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • overhead shot of cauliflower in an instant pot
    Steamed Cauliflower
    from One Happy Housewife

    This super quick recipe will give you the perfect nutritious and delicious side dish in no time.

  • refried beans in a flour tortilla with onions and diced tomatoes
    Refried Beans
    from Simply Vegetarian 777

    With only 3 ingredients, this refried beans recipe is quick, easy, and will satisfy any Tex-Mex food lover.


  • 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 strawberry and cream cake on a plate near a bowl of fresh strawberries
    Strawberries & Cream Cake
    from One Happy Housewife

    This strawberries and cream Instant Pot cake is topped with a creamy glaze and is so moist and delicious.

  • a bite size of apple cobbler picked up with a fork
    Peach Cobbler
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    There’s nothing better than warm peach cobbler and now you can make it in your Instant Pot with this wonderful recipe.

  • 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!

  • 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.

Download the July 2019 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.

2024 Meal Plans

2023 Meal Plans

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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