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 1Creamy Sausage Rigatoni from One Happy Housewife
This deliciously satisfying pasta dish is quick, simple, and perfect for weeknights.
March 2Chicken Enchilada Soup from One Happy Housewife
Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.
March 3Taco 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.
March 4Mushroom Wild Rice Soup from Piping Pot Curry
Warm yourself on a cold day with this creamy vegetarian soup that’s loaded with hearty wild rice and veggies.
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.
March 6Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
March 7White Chicken Chili from 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 8Taco 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.
March 9Lasagna from One Happy Housewife
A rich, creamy, and flavorful lasagna that you can have on the table in no time.
March 10Carnitas from One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
March 11Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife
This super easy Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe requires no prep and is ready in minutes.
March 12Caribbean Chicken Thighs from Dinner of Herbs
Enjoy island flavor with a bit of a kick!
March 13Broccoli Cheese Soup from One Happy Housewife
The combination of broccoli, carrots, cream, and cheddar make for a hearty soup that’s amazingly creamy and flavorful.
March 14Salpicón 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.
March 15Chicken Lo Mein from Spice Cravings
An easy and delicious dump & start recipe for this popular Chinese dish.
March 16Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife
A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.
March 17Irish Lamb Stew from The Halfway Homesteaders
This rich and hearty Irish lamb stew is packed with flavor.
March 18Pulled Butter Chicken Sandwiches from Ministry of Curry
These Indian inspired pulled chicken sandwiches are perfect for feeding a crowd.
March 19Tamale Pie from Two Sleevers
The wonderful taste of tamales in a fast and easy dish.
March 20Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife
A classic comfort dish made fast from scratch thanks to the pressure cooker.
March 21Beef Stew from Simply Happy Foodie
Enjoy a hearty and delicious stew any day of the week with this simple dump and start recipe.
March 22Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
March 23Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife
A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.
March 24Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
March 25Ribs from The Bearded Hiker
These deliciously tender pork ribs are perfect for any meal.
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.
March 27Fish Curry from Paint the Kitchen Red
This popular Indian coconut milk-based curry is quick and easy to make.
March 28Chicken Couscous from One Happy Housewife
A very simple and flavorful chicken and couscous recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.
March 29French Dip from One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
March 30Chicken 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.
March 31Meatloaf from Make Ahead Meal Mom
This family favorite is quick and easy to make in your pressure cooker.
Spanish Rice from One Happy Housewife
Just like what you’d get at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.
Cilantro Lime Rice from 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 Beans from One Happy Housewife
The buttery garlic flavor make these tender green beans a favorite side dish.
Corn on the Cob from One Happy Housewife
Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.
Salsa Rice from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.
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.
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.
Leprechaun Popcorn from The Halfway Homesteaders
Drizzled with green chocolate, sprinkles, and chocolate coated candies this popcorn is sure to delight!
Coconut Flan from One Happy Housewife
A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.
Irish Chocoflan from 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.