March is here and with it comes Lent, Daylight Savings, Spring Break, and St. Patrick’s Day! It is a busy month! And I have set up the March 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan to take all these special days into account. I have included some great meatless recipes on Fridays for those observing Lent. I also included a special meal on St. Patrick’s Day, and some desserts perfect for that day. Here’s what you can expect:
Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
This month, you’ll find lots of fantastic Instant Pot Pasta Recipes on the meal plan. Some great pasta recipes you can look forward to this month are Creamy Sausage Rigatoni, Cheeseburger Mac, and Chicken Tetrazzini. These dishes are hearty, flavorful, filling, and simple to make.
Creamy Sausage Rigatoni
The Instant Pot Creamy Sausage Rigatoni is an incredibly flavorful and satisfying creamy pasta dish. This recipe uses simple ingredients and is super easy to make. That makes this pasta a perfect option for a busy weeknight meal. This one is so simple, so flavorful, and so filling that it will become a family favorite.
My Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac is fantastic and a kid favorite! The ground beef is seasoned to perfection and the cheddar cheese adds such wonderful flavor. This pasta dish tastes exactly like a cheeseburger. So delicious! The other marvelous thing about this recipe is that it is quick and simple to make. I recommend adding some crumbled bacon to take this dish over the top.
In the mood for a fancier pasta dish? Then you have to try my Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini. This one-pot pasta dish is loaded with tender bite-sized pieces of chicken and plump spaghetti pasta covered in an incredibly creamy white sauce. This dish is so comforting, filling, and delicious. The entire family will love this pasta dish.
Instant Pot Comfort Food
Since it’s still chilly outside, I added some warm, comforting meals to the first part of the month. I’m hoping things will warm up towards the end so we can start enjoying spring goodies! In the meantime, there are plenty of Instant Pot comfort food recipes to enjoy. As usual, all these recipes are easy and delicious and will help you keep your family’s tummies happy!
If you’re looking for a classic comfort dish, then my Instant Pot Tuna Casserole is perfect. This incredibly tasty pasta is made with egg noodles, tuna, and peas covered in a deliciously creamy homemade sauce.
I like to add crunchy potato chips and cheddar cheese afterward and crisp it with the CrispLid. Alternatively, you could add the casserole to a baking dish, sprinkle on the potato chips and cheese, and then crisp under the Broiler in the oven.
Another super comforting dish that you’ll find on this March Meal Plan is my Instant Pot Chicken Couscous. This is a dish I grew up enjoying in Honduras. It is a warm and comforting dish of Arab origin made with pearl couscous, shredded chicken, peas, and carrots. This dump and start meal is full of flavor and hearty comfort.
Instant Pot Side Dishes
Don’t miss my delicious Instant Pot Side Dishes this month. There are quite a few to choose from and they’re all perfect for serving alongside a variety of main dishes. Besides, it’s hard to have a great meal without a great side dish.
I have some wonderful rice-based side dishes like my restaurant-style Instant Pot Spanish Rice, which is loaded with authentic flavor. This rice is a family favorite side dish that can be served with just about any meal, especially Mexican-inspired dishes.
Cilantro Lime Rice
You’ll also find my Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice. This rice is cooked to perfection and has a tangy lime, cilantro flavor. Another side dish that goes particularly well with Mexican-inspired meals. It’s also great for using in tacos, burritos, salads, and more.
Instant Pot Desserts
Finally, the most enjoyable part of any meal, dessert! And I have an incredible dessert for you this month. This is the month of St. Patrick’s Day and, in that spirit, I’ve created a very special Irish dessert.
The flavors of my Instant Pot Irish Chocoflan are based on a famous Irish cocktail. This Chocoflan is made with a chocolatey rich Guinness cake that is blanketed with a creamy smooth Bailey’s infused flan and drenched in a Jameson Whiskey salted caramel.
Enjoy this month’s meal plan and have a terrific March full of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and Spring Break fun!
Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.
March 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.
- March 1
Creamy Sausage Rigatonifrom One Happy Housewife
Rigatoni pasta, Italian sausage, and red peppers in a creamy marinara sauce. This deliciously flavorful and satisfying pasta dish is quick, simple, and perfect for weeknights.
- March 2
Chicken Enchilada Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.
- March 3
Taco Pastafrom 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.
- March 4
Mushroom Wild Rice Soupfrom Piping Pot Curry
Warm yourself on a cold day with this creamy vegetarian soup that’s loaded with hearty wild rice and veggies.
- March 5
Hawaiian Chickenfrom 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.
- March 6
Tomato Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
- March 7
White Chicken Chilifrom One Happy Housewife
A super easy and crazy delicious dump and start creamy chicken chili loaded with hearty white beans, chicken, corn, tomatoes, and green peppers.
- March 8
Taco Soupfrom 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.
- March 9
Meaty Lasagnafrom 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.
- March 10
Carnitasfrom One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
- March 11
Spaghetti & Meatballsfrom 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.
- March 12
Caribbean Chicken Thighsfrom Dinner of Herbs
Enjoy the island flavor with with these chicken thighs served with sweet potato slices & topped with a fresh mango salsa.
- March 13
Broccoli Cheese Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
The combination of broccoli, carrots, cream, and cheddar make for a hearty soup that’s amazingly creamy and flavorful.
- March 14
Salpicónfrom One Happy Housewife
A light minced meat with a fresh citrusy taste. Perfect served on a corn tortilla or over a bed of rice.
- March 15
Chicken Lo Meinfrom Spice Cravings
An easy and delicious dump & start recipe for this popular Chinese dish.
- March 16
Cheeseburger Macfrom 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.
- March 17
Irish Lamb Stewfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
This rich and hearty Irish lamb stew is packed with flavor.
- March 18
Pulled Butter Chicken Sandwichesfrom Ministry of Curry
These Indian inspired pulled chicken sandwiches are perfect for feeding a crowd.
- March 19
Tamale Piefrom Two Sleevers
The wonderful taste of tamales in a fast and easy dish.
- March 20
Tuna Casserolefrom 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.
- March 21
Beef Stewfrom Simply Happy Foodie
Enjoy a hearty and delicious stew any day of the week with this simple dump and start recipe.
- March 22
Chicken and Dumplingsfrom One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
- March 23
Beef & Bowtie Pastafrom 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.
- March 24
Salsa Chickenfrom One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
- March 25
Ribsfrom The Bearded Hiker
These deliciously tender pork ribs are perfect for any meal.
- March 26
Beef & Macaroni Casserolefrom 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.
- March 27
Fish Curryfrom Paint the Kitchen Red
This popular Indian coconut milk-based curry is quick and easy to make.
- March 28
Chicken Couscousfrom 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
- March 29
French Dipfrom One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
- March 30
Chicken Tetrazzinifrom 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.
- March 31
Meatloaffrom Make Ahead Meal Mom
This family favorite is quick and easy to make in your pressure cooker.
Spanish Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
Just like what you’d get at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.
Cilantro Lime Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
Perfectly cooked rice with a fresh lime and cilantro flavor. Enjoy in a burrito bowl or as a side dish to chicken, beef, or fish.
Green Beansfrom One Happy Housewife
The buttery garlic flavor make these tender green beans a favorite side dish.
Corn on the Cobfrom One Happy Housewife
Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.
Salsa Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.
Arroz con Lechefrom One Happy Housewife
This traditional Hispanic dessert is so creamy, rich and delicious. Simple ingredients and so quick and easy to make.
Coconut Cakefrom 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.
Leprechaun Popcornfrom The Halfway Homesteaders
Drizzled with green chocolate, sprinkles, and chocolate coated candies this popcorn is sure to delight!
Coconut Flanfrom One Happy Housewife
A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.
Irish Cocktail Chocoflanfrom One Happy Housewife
Inspired by the an Irish cocktail, this Chocoflan is infused with Irish Cream, Irish Whiskey, and Guinness Beer. Wow!
Download the March 2020 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.
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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
- May 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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2020 Meal Plans
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