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March Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of March

The temperatures are still low, so I know you’ll love some of the warm, comforting meals I have planned for you. In this March 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan, you’ll find so many delicious Instant Pot meals, side dishes, and desserts. And, with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on March 17th, I made sure and include some special recipes. You’ll find an outstanding Irish meal and a terrific dessert for you to enjoy that day. Here’s what you can expect:

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Instant Pot Soup Recipes

I still have lots of delicious Instant Pot Soups for you in this month’s meal plan calendar. There is nothing more comforting on a wintry day than a warm bowl of soup. You don’t want to miss making my Chicken and Dumplings, my Butternut Squash Soup, or my Tomato Soup. All three are delicious and very easy to make.

Chicken and Dumplings

I based my Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings on the traditional comfort meal. I had chicken and dumplings for the first time when I was visiting my husband’s family when we were still boyfriend and girlfriend. My future mother-in-law would make the most incredible chicken and dumplings.

Over the years, she would make it any time we’d come to visit. It was her special dish for us. So, after she passed away, I attempted to recreate her wonderful recipe. Every time I make this recipe, my husband and I reminisce on the many fond memories we have of our visits with her.

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Butternut Squash Soup

My Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is thick and creamy with a roasted, nutty flavor. A bowl of this soup is the perfect soul-warming dish for those days where you need something comforting in your belly. Top with a drizzle of cream and a few dried cranberries to make this soup extra special. I also recommend serving this soup with crusty bread.

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Tomato Soup

My favorite soup is my Instant Pot Tomato Soup. I’ve always loved the Tomato Soup from Panera and would grab some every chance I had when it was cool outside. There is something about tomato soup that is so warming and soothing. I just love it!

Well, the Panera Tomato soup was my favorite until I created this recipe. Wow! This soup is fantastic! It has a hint of both basil and honey, which takes it over the top. I urge you to try this recipe.

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Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

If you’re looking for a great pasta recipe then this March Instant pot Meal Plan will not disappoint. You’ll find recipes for Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Taco Pasta to name a few. Pasta dishes are simple to make in the Instant Pot and are always comforting and filling. That’s why you’ll always find plenty of pasta recipes for the Instant Pot in my meal plans.

Lasagna

To start, there is nothing like a warm slice of my Instant Pot Lasagna. This recipe is so easy to make and cooks up a lasagna that’s just as good as any you’d bake in the oven. This recipe features copious layers of a flavorful Italian meat sauce, cream cheese, and mozzarella cheese. This lasagna is so cream, so meaty, and so cheesy that it will become one of your favorite pasta dishes to make in the Instant Pot.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Next, my Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is the perfect traditional pasta dish for any busy weeknight. This recipe uses simple ingredients and will give you a Spaghetti and Meatballs with a homemade taste. And the best part, you’ll have this incredibly easy, no-prep pasta dish on the table in no time. It is literally dump and start.

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Taco Pasta

Finally, Pasta Night meets Taco Tuesday with my Instant Pot Taco Pasta. This is one of my family’s favorite pasta dishes. It delivers all the flavors of your favorite tacos in a plate of pasta. I recommend serving this pasta with your favorite taco toppings like sour cream, shredded cheese, diced avocado, cilantro, and hot sauce. You’ll love this fusion of Tex-Mex and Italian.

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Instant Pot Side Dish Recipes

You’ll always find an assortment of wonderful Instant Pot Side Dishes in my meal plans. And this March Meal Plan is no exception. For instance, I’ve included a fantastic coconut rice recipe from a blogger friend of mine. The coconut flavor in this rice is on point. It’s a perfect side dish to many of the Asian and Indian recipes in this meal plan. You’ll also find some more traditional side dishes in this meal plan.

Corn on the Cob

Another quick, easy, and delicious side dish recipe on this month’s meal plan is the Instant Pot Corn on the Cob. This one is super simple. You’ll just throw the corn in the pot, add some water, cook, and you’ll have tender sweet corn in minutes. It’s a perfect side dish for lots of meats, stews, chilis, and more.

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There are many other side dishes to choose from, so check them out.

Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

I always include some delicious Instant Pot Dessert Recipes in my March Meal Plan. This meal plan has some particularly tasty desserts and they’re all easy to make and perfect for serving after a delicious meal. The only problem is that you may eat more than you’re supposed to.

Arroz con Leche

My Instant Pot Arroz con Leche is a monthly staple at my house! And I’m so happy to share it with you and your family. You’ll love the warm and comforting taste of this traditional Hispanic dessert. It’s so delicious and, unfortunately, it’s hard to have just one serving.

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Oh, and like I mentioned above, don’t forget to try the special St. Patrick’s Day treat I included. Plus, there are many other desserts to choose from this month. So, enjoy!

Have a wonderful March and enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day!

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

March 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

These are the dishes for March.

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries and served with garlic toast
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    March 1Butternut 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.

  • a palte with a warm hawaiian sloppy joe on a teal wooden board
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    March 2Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of chicken and dumplings
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    March 3Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife

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

  • lasagna on a plate with salad
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    March 4Lasagna from One Happy Housewife

    A rich, creamy, and flavorful lasagna that you can have on the table in no time.

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    March 5Hawaiian 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 creamy cajun pasta with sausage garnished with cilantro
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    March 6Creamy Cajun Pasta with Sausage from Simply Happy Foodie

    This tasty one-pot meal is made with penne pasta, your favorite sausage, and just a bit of cajun spice.

  • a fully cooked whole chicken on a large tray
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    March 7Whole Chicken from Recipes from a Pantry

    Have a moist and flavorful rotisserie style chicken in less than 45 minutes with this simple recipe.

  • overhead shot of a small bowl of pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds
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    March 8Pumpkin 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.

  • chicken lo mien garnished with sesame seeds
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    March 9Chicken Lo Mein from Cooking with Karli

    This easy, one-pot asian dish is packed with flavor and made with Lo Mein noodles, chicken, and your favorite veggies.

  • corn tortillas with carnitas topped with cilantro, tomato, and cheese
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    March 10Carnitas from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a serving of spaghetti and meatballs topped with shredded parmesan
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    March 11Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife

    This super easy Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe requires no prep and is ready in minutes.

  • a bowl of tomato soup with basil and a grilled cheese
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    March 12Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

  • chili with beans in a bowl topped with cheese, sour cream, and green onion
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    March 13Chili with Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

  • italian wedding soup in a large bowl
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    March 14Italian Wedding Soup from Paint the Kitchen Red

    This hearty, flavorful soup is loaded with delicious beans, spinach, pasta, spices, Parmesan cheese, and mini Italian meatballs.

  • overhead shot of a plate of cheeseburgermac and lettuce with tomato slices
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    March 15Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife

    A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.

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    March 16Salpicón 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.

  • a large bowl of lamb stew
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    March 17Irish Lamb Stew from Awe Filled Homemaker

    This rich and hearty Irish lamb stew is packed with flavor.

  • overhead shot of butternut mac and cheese topped with shredded parmesan
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    March 18Butternut 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.

  • serving salsa chicken on a tortilla
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    March 19Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife

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

  • homemade spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic butter toast
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    March 20Spaghetti and Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife

    A tasty traditional Italian pasta dish that will be loved by the whole family and can be served in minutes.

  • overhead shot of sirloin beef tips in mushroom gravy on pasta garnished with cilantro
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    March 21Sirloin Beef Tips from Monday is Meatloaf

    This easy weeknight meal will give you the most tender and succulent beef tips loaded with layers of flavor in a savory mushroom gravy.

  • a close up of chicken soup
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    March 22Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a plate of ground beef and farfalle pasta in vodka sauce
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    March 23Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.

  • Mouth Watering Pulled Pork Sandwich on a platter
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    March 24Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife

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

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    March 25Taco Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    The perfect hearty meal for a busy weeknight, this easy and delicious pasta dish is kid-approved and will be ready in no time.

  • side view of creamy beef macaroni casserole in a bowl
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    March 26Beef & Macaroni Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling meal for those busy weeknights.

  • a bowl of corn chicken chowder
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    March 27Chicken Corn Chowder from Spice Cravings

    This chowder is creamy, hearty and packed with the earthy, sweet flavors of corn.

  • a serving of chicken tikka masala in a bowl
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    March 28Chicken Tikka Masala from Ministry of Curry

    Tender, juicy chicken marinated in yogurt and Indian spices then covered in a creamy tomato based curry.

  • a comforting bowl of taco soup
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    March 29Taco 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.

  • freshly cooked lobster tail dipped into melted butter
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    March 30Lobster Tails from One Happy Housewife

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

  • dipping a french dip sandwich in au jus
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    March 31French Dip from One Happy Housewife

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

Side Dishes

  • overhead shot of coconut rice garnished green onion
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    Coconut Rice from Piping Pot Curry

    This rice is so easy to cook and has such a wonderful coconut flavor.

  • pouring lemon butter sauce on broccoli
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    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.

  • a plate of green beans with rice and chicken
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    Green Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

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

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.

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

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

Desserts

  • a spoonful of arroz con leche
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    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
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    Coconut Cake from One Happy Housewife

    This cake is loaded with coconut goodness and is the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family.

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot
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    Turtle Lava Cakes from One Happy Housewife

    These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.

  • a large slice of flan
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    Flan from One Happy Housewife

    A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan.

  • leprechaun popcorn in a bowl
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    Leprechaun Popcorn from Awe Filled Homemaker

    Drizzled with green chocolate, sprinkles, and chocolate coated candies this popcorn is sure to delight!

Download the March 2019 Meal Plan Calendar.

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

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