March Instant Pot Meal Plan (2021)

Welcome March! The weather will hopefully start settling down, and we can start preparing for Spring! The March meal plan has lots of easy and delicious recipes for you to enjoy. For those that observe Lent, I have included meatless options on Fridays. I’ve also included a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day as well as some desserts for that day.

If you look down at the bottom of the printable calendar, on the notes section, you’ll see I added a couple special Shamrock Shake recipe links for you. These are not Instant Pot recipes but they’re so delicious! Here’s what you can expect:

instant pot march 2021 meal plan

Enjoy this March meal plan and have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break! Happy cooking!

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

March 2021 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

  • creamy sausage rigatoni
    March 1
    Creamy Sausage Rigatoni
    from 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.

  • a bowl of homemade enchilada soup topped with pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and fried tortilla strips
    March 2
    Chicken Enchilada Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

    Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.

  • instant pot taco pasta
    March 3
    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.

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    March 4
    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.

  • overhead shot of a bowl filled with mushroom wild rice soup
    March 5
    Mushroom 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.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    March 6
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a spoonful of white chicken chili from a bowl
    March 7
    White 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.

  • a large bowl of taco soup
    March 8
    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.

  • instant pot lasagna
    March 9
    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.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    March 10
    Carnitas
    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 broccoli cheese soup topped with shredded cheese
    March 12
    Broccoli 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.

  • caribbean chicken thighs on a dinner plate
    March 13
    Caribbean Chicken Thighs
    from Dinner of Herbs

    Enjoy the island flavor with with these chicken thighs served with sweet potato slices & topped with a fresh mango salsa.

  • overhead view of salpicon
    March 14
    Salpicón
    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.

  • overhead shot of chicken lo mein in a bowl garnished with sesame seeds
    March 15
    Chicken Lo Mein
    from Spice Cravings

    An easy and delicious dump & start recipe for this popular Chinese dish.

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    March 16
    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.

  • 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.

  • an open faced pulled butter chicken sandwich
    March 18
    Pulled Butter Chicken Sandwiches
    from Ministry of Curry

    These Indian inspired pulled chicken sandwiches are perfect for feeding a crowd.

  • a bowl of creamy homemade tuna casserole
    March 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.

  • a tamale pie on a serving plate
    March 20
    Tamale Pie
    from Two Sleevers

    The wonderful taste of tamales in a fast and easy dish.

  • a serving of beef stew in a bowl
    March 21
    Beef Stew
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Enjoy a hearty and delicious stew any day of the week with this simple dump and start recipe.

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    March 22
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • 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.

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    March 24
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • ribs stacked on a flat surface
    March 25
    Ribs
    from The Bearded Hiker

    These deliciously tender pork ribs are perfect for any meal.

  • indian fish curry served in a bowl garnished with jalapeno slices
    March 26
    Fish Curry
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

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

  • instant pot beef and macaroni casserole
    March 27
    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.

  • chicken couscous on a large white plate
    March 28
    Chicken Couscous
    from 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 Dip
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • chicken tetrazzini
    March 30
    Chicken 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.

  • a plate with meatloaf served on top of mashed potatoes
    March 31
    Meatloaf
    from Make Ahead Meal Mom

    This family favorite is quick and easy to make in your pressure cooker.

Side Dishes

  • a large glass bowl filled with spanish rice
    Spanish Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    Just like what you’d get at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.

  • a large serving of cilantro lime rice in in a bowl
    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.

  • 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 salsa rice being scooped
    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.

Desserts

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • close up of coconut flan on a plate
    Coconut Flan
    from One Happy Housewife

    A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.

  • a delicious piece of irish car bomb chocoflan on a plate
    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 2021 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.

LOOKING FOR A PAST MEAL PLAN?

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.

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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