March Instant Pot Meal Plan (2023)

Welcome to this fantastic March Instant Pot Meal Plan designed to make your life easier! As the days grow longer and warmer, it’s time to explore new recipes that are simple and quick, and perfect for this time of the year. This meal plan offers an array of Instant Pot recipes to help busy parents like you save time in the kitchen and focus more on spending quality time with your family.

Spring is just around the corner, and we’re all eager to enjoy the new season. To help you make the most of this month, this meal plan offers a selection of delicious recipes for Lent, side dishes, and desserts, with a special nod to St Patrick’s Day. So, let’s dive into the recipes and make your March cooking a breeze!

Here’s what you can expect in this month’s meal plan:

instant pot meal plan calendar for march 2023

Instant Pot Recipes For Lent

This Instant Pot Meal Plan Calendar offers access to easy Instant Pot Recipes for Lent. Fridays feature meatless options, such as Tuna Casserole and Broccoli Cheese Soup, to make your Lenten meals simple and stress-free.

tuna casserole

This Instant Pot Tuna Casserole is the perfect solution for a busy family looking for a delicious, meatless meal. With simple ingredients like egg noodles, canned tuna, chopped onion, celery, peas, cheese, and a few spices, this casserole is a breeze to prepare. Ready in just 20 minutes, this Tuna Casserole is sure to become a family favorite during Lent and beyond.

a white bowl of homemade tuna casserole

broccoli Cheese soup

Enjoy a warm and comforting bowl of Broccoli Cheese Soup, effortlessly prepared in the Instant Pot. This meatless recipe is perfect for Lent and offers a tasty way to encourage your family to eat their veggies. The creamy texture and delicious flavors of broccoli and cheese make this soup a hit on any table.

side view of broccoli cheese soup in a bowl

Instant Pot Side Dish Recipes

Add excitement to your dinner table with a variety of Instant Pot side dishes. With recipes like Lemon Butter Broccoli and Green Beans, you’ll find the perfect accompaniment for your main course.

Green Beans

These Instant Pot Green Beans are a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with any main course. Cooked to perfection in just a few minutes, these tender green beans seasoned with garlic and a touch of salt are sure to please everyone at your table.

a serving bowl filled with delicious garlic butter green beans

Spanish Rice

Add a burst of flavor to your meal with this Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe. This easy-to-make side dish is perfect for busy weeknights and pairs well with a variety of main courses. With a combination of long-grain rice, onion, garlic, bell pepper, tomato sauce, and spices, this Spanish Rice is packed with taste and ready in just 20 minutes. Your family will love the vibrant flavors and pleasing texture, making it a regular addition to your dinner table.

overhead shot of a plate of spanish rice garnished with cilantro

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

Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

End your meal on a sweet note with delicious Instant Pot desserts. Simple to prepare and faster than traditional baking methods, these dessert recipes like Irish Cocktail Chocoflan and Coconut Cake are sure to impress.


Bring a taste of the tropics to your table with this Instant Pot Coconut Cake. Moist and fluffy, this cake is infused with coconut milk and topped with a creamy coconut frosting for a mouthwatering dessert experience. It’s the perfect way to end any meal, whether it’s a casual family dinner or a special occasion.

a coconut bundt cake sitting on a plate


Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style with this indulgent Instant Pot Irish Cocktail Chocoflan. This delightful dessert features a rich Guinness chocolate cake topped with a creamy Bailey’s-infused flan and drizzled with a Jameson Whiskey salted caramel sauce. Your friends and family will be wowed by this unique and delicious dessert!

instant pot flan made with Bailey's, layered on a Guinness chocolate cake, and covered in Jameson whiskey caramel

We hope you enjoy these recipes and have a wonderful March. Happy cooking, and don’t forget to try out the special St. Patrick’s Day treat included in this meal plan!

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

March 2023 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.

  • overhead shot of a bowl filled with mushroom wild rice soup
    March 2
    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.

  • thai fish curry
    March 3
    Thai Fish Curry
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Flaky cod cooked in a vibrant sauce with flavors of red chilies, lime leaves, and coconut.

  • instant pot taco pasta
    March 4
    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 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 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.

  • lo mein with beef and broccoli
    March 8
    Lo Mein with Beef and Broccoli
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Tender beef, noodles, and broccoli tossed in an umami-rich blend of oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red chili flakes.

  • 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.

  • an instant pot filled with shrimp biryani
    March 10
    Shrimp Biryani
    from Ministry of Curry

    Made with basmati rice and shrimp, this flavorful dish has the perfect amount of spice.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    March 11
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • caribbean chicken thighs on a dinner plate
    March 12
    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 shot of pot roast on a plate
    March 13
    Pot Roast
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A juicy pot roast that’s oh, so tender and served with hearty potatoes, and carrots.

  • overhead view of salpicon
    March 14
    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.

  • a plate with meatloaf served on top of mashed potatoes
    March 18
    from Make Ahead Meal Mom

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

  • a tamale pie on a serving plate
    March 19
    Tamale Pie
    from Two Sleevers

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

  • instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
    March 20
    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 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.

  • a bowl of creamy homemade tuna casserole
    March 24
    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.

  • instant pot carne mechada
    March 25
    Carne Mechada
    from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly flavorful shredded beef that’s cooked in a delicious sauce with tomatoes, green chiles, herbs, and spices until it’s fall-apart tender.

  • boneless ribs
    March 26
    Boneless BBQ Beef Ribs
    from The Bearded Hiker

    Tender boneless beef ribs smothered in flavorful bbq sauce.

  • overhead shot of pork chops topped with mushroom gravy and bits of cilantro
    March 27
    Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Tender pork chops smothered in a wonderfully savory mushroom gravy.

  • 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.

  • instant pot cajun pasta
    March 30
    Spicy Cajun Pasta
    from One Happy Housewife

    Simple ingredients like pasta, sausage, and cheese seasoned with the perfect touch of Cajun spices make this a winning combination. This is a super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.

  • a bowl of broccoli cheese soup topped with shredded cheese
    March 31
    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.

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.


  • 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 Cocktail 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 2023 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.

2023 Meal Plans

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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