July Instant Pot Meal Plan (2020)

Summer is officially underway, and though it’s not the usual summer, we’re still ready for some delicious summer food! So, here is my July Instant Pot Meal Plan.

This month’s meal plan has 4th of July in mind with a delicious Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork on that day, plus lots of easy dessert and side dish ideas, including my new Instant Pot Potato Salad that pairs perfectly with the pulled pork! Here’s what you can expect:

july instant pot meal plan calendar

Instant Pot Summer Recipes

We’re knee deep into the dog days of summer and I’ve included lot’s of summertime recipes for these feverishly hot months. Some of the deliciousness that I have in store for you are Chicken Thighs and Potatoes, Honey Garlic Tenderloin, Fish Biryani, and Cajun Chicken Salad.

You’ll also find some wonderful taco recipes in the mix. There are recipes for Carnitas, Carne Asada, and Chicken Tacos. All delicious and perfect for summer.

Simple Instant Pot Main Dishes

I’ve also included plenty of pasta recipes, easy chicken recipes, ground beef recipes, and seafood recipes. You’ll also find recipes from around the world. I’ve included Indian recipes, Hispanic recipes, Italian recipes, American recipes, and more. There is no shortage of variety in this month’s meal plan.

A few of the great pasta recipes you’ll find are Taco Pasta, Cajun Shrimp Alfredo, and Lasagna. For the chicken fans, there is Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Chicken and Dumplings. And if ground beef is your thing then you’ll love Hawaiian Sloppy Joes, Couscous with Ground Beef, and Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice.

There are also tons of great seafood dishes in this meal plan. A few that you shouldn’t miss are the Coconut Shrimp Curry, Fish Curry, and Gumbo. Yum!

Instant Pot Side Dishes

I’ve also included plenty of side dishes for the Instant Pot. You’ll find some wonderful summertime sides like Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese. These sides are great with many of the main dish recipes on this meal plan.

Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

We cannot forget dessert! There are tons of splendid Instant Pot dessert recipes to choose from. Desserts like Peach Cobbler, Strawberries and Cream Cake, and Lemon Cake are a few of the wonderful sweet treats that you’ll find. There is no shortage of summery deliciousness in this meal plan. So, take out that tub of vanilla ice cream and get ready to enjoy a delicious summer treat.

Have a safe July friends!

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

July 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.

Main Dishes

  • red beans and rice in a large white casserole
    July 1
    Red Beans and Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    A perfect dump and start dish to make in your pressure cooker on those busy weeknights when you need something fast and delicious.

  • 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.

  • cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo
    July 3
    Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
    from One Happy Housewife

    Yes – you can enjoy Cajun Shrimp Alfredo at home! This creamy, rich pasta is loaded with andouille sausage, plump tender shrimp, and Cajun flavor. This popular recipe is easy to make and a must-try!

  • 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 filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    July 5
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • 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.

  • instant pot taco pasta
    July 7
    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.

  • aloo matar potatoes and peas in a small pot bowl
    July 8
    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.

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    July 9
    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!

  • 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.

  • egg roll in a bowl garnished with scallions
    July 13
    Egg Roll in a Bowl
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

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

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    July 14
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • 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.

  • a large serving of cheesy ground beef and rice on a plate
    July 17
    Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.

  • moroccan chickpea soup stew in a bowl
    July 18
    Moroccan Chickpea Soup
    from Spice Cravings

    This dump-and-start recipe makes a wonderfully hearty soup that is so rich and flavorful.

  • a bowl of creamy homemade tuna casserole
    July 19
    Tuna Casserole
    from One Happy Housewife

    This classic comfort dish is made fast – from scratch. Egg noodles, tuna, and peas covered in a deliciously creamy homemade sauce with just the right seasonings will make this recipe an instant family favorite.

  • chili in a small bowl topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onion
    July 20
    Chili with Beans
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • two carne asada tacos on a taco holder stand
    July 21
    Carne Asada Tacos
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    A wonderfully flavorful tender beef that’s quick and easy to make at home. Perfect for tacos!

  • indian fish curry served in a bowl garnished with jalapeno slices
    July 22
    Fish Curry
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    This popular Indian coconut milk-based curry is quick and easy to make.

  • 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.

  • a creamy bowl of chicken broccoli alfredo pasta
    July 24
    Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
    from One Happy Housewife

    A incredibly delicious pasta dish that features a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s unforgettably rich, creamy, and flavorful.

  • a bowl of gumbo garnished with scallions with a ball of rice in the center
    July 25
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

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

  • 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.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    July 28
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • 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

  • instant pot potato salad
    Potato Salad
    from One Happy Housewife

    This creamy and delicious potato salad makes a perfect side dish for either a special occasion or an ordinary family dinner.

  • 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.

  • a bowl with a serving of creamy macaroni salad
    Macaroni Salad
    from One Happy Housewife

    Made with pasta, bread and butter pickles, green olives, peas, and Spam, this macaroni salad has a delicious surprise in every bite!

  • serving dish with creamy white cheddar mac and cheese made in the instant pot
    White Cheddar Mac
    from One Happy Housewife

    The perfect combination of flavorful cheeses and a hint of garlic makes this super creamy mac and cheese absolutely incredible.


  • 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 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.

Download the July 2020 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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