March Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

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:

instant pot march meal plan

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.

a bowl of chicken and dumplings

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.

a small bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries

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.

a served bowl of tomato soup garnished with basil leaves

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.


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.

instant pot meat lasagna

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.

a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs

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.

homemade taco pasta topped with cheese and sour cream and garnished with cilantro

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.

instant pot corn on the cob

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.

a spoonful of arroz con leche

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
    March 1
    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.

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

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

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    March 3
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot lasagna
    March 4
    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.

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    March 5
    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 creamy cajun pasta with sausage garnished with cilantro
    March 6
    Creamy 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
    March 7
    Whole Chicken
    from Recipes from a Pantry

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

  • a bowl of instant pot pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds
    March 8
    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.

  • chicken lo mien garnished with sesame seeds
    March 9
    Chicken 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.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    March 10
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
    March 11
    Spaghetti & Meatballs
    from One Happy Housewife

    You can never go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs. Everyone loves it and it’s always easy. This recipe makes it even easier because it requires no prep and is ready in minutes.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    March 12
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • chili in a small bowl topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onion
    March 13
    Chili 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
    March 14
    Italian 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.

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    March 15
    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 view of salpicon
    March 16
    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
    March 17
    Irish Lamb Stew
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

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

  • a bowl of butternut mac and cheese
    March 18
    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.

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    March 19
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    March 20
    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!

  • overhead shot of sirloin beef tips in mushroom gravy on pasta garnished with cilantro
    March 21
    Sirloin 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.

  • instant pot chicken soup
    March 22
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    March 23
    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.

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    March 24
    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 taco pasta
    March 25
    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.

  • instant pot beef and macaroni casserole
    March 26
    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.

  • a bowl of corn chicken chowder
    March 27
    Chicken 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
    March 28
    Chicken Tikka Masala
    from Ministry of Curry

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

  • a large bowl of taco soup
    March 29
    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.

  • lobster tails meat dipped in melted butter
    March 30
    Lobster Tails
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • March 31
    French 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
    Coconut Rice
    from Piping Pot Curry

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

  • 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.

  • a dinner plate served with green beans
    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
    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
    Steamed Cauliflower
    from One Happy Housewife

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


  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • leprechaun popcorn in a bowl
    Leprechaun Popcorn
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    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.

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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