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May Instant Pot Meal Plan (2020)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of May

Hello May! The sun is shining, and we are ready for summer! My May 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan has lots of easy and delicious recipes for you. I also included some super yummy sides and desserts to complement your meals.

Hopefully, you can find all the ingredients to make all these delicious recipes considering that most of us are still in lockdown. If not, you can always try to work with what you have and use the meal plan as a guide. Here’s what you can expect:

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Easy Instant Pot Recipes

In this May Meal Plan, you’ll find so many quick and easy recipes. Some recent additions are the Cream Cheese Pasta with Sausage, and the Cajun Dirty Rice. Both are simple to make, delicious, and must-tries. Some other super easy recipes are my Salsa Chicken and my Hawaiian Sloppy Joes. These two recipes are perfect for those nights when you’re running around to all the year-end school events.

Cream Cheese Pasta with Sausage

This Instant Pot Cream Cheese Pasta with Sausage is a super easy dump-and-start meal and is sure to be a weeknight favorite. It’s creamy, flavorful, filling, and crazy easy to make. It has all the makings of the perfect weeknight family meal.

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Cajun Dirty Rice

Chock full of the flavors of New Orleans, this Instant Pot Dirty Rice is a delicious Cajun dish that the entire family will love. This easy recipe is made with rice, a mixture of ground sausage and ground beef, chopped veggies, and Cajun spices. This recipe is quick, simple, and extremely flavorful.

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Salsa Chicken

The Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is a dump-and-start meal that cooks quickly and is perfect for making tacos, wraps, sandwiches, or even salads. All you have to do is add some chicken breasts, a jar of salsa, and a few spices to the pot and cook for 10 minutes. It couldn’t be any simpler. I love this recipe for busy nights.

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Hawaiian Sloppy Joes

The Instant Pot Hawaiian Sloppy Joes are a kid favorite. Since the ground beef is made with mild sweet peppers and pineapple, it has a distinctly Hawaiian sweetness to it. Scoop some of the ground beef on some sweet Hawaiian hamburger buns and watch those hungry kiddos devour them.

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Instant Pot International Recipes

If you’re in the mood for something with international flare, I have you covered. I have some great blogger friends that focus on international cuisine. Especially Indian, Asian, and African recipes. Some of the wonderful international recipes that you’ll find on the May meal plan are Chickpea Biryani, Mango Chicken Thai Curry, and African Peanut Stew.

Instant Pot Cochinita Pibil

I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback on my Cochinita Pibil recipe. I guess Cinco de Mayo had lots of people looking for authentic Mexican taco recipes that they could make in their Instant Pots. Well, my Cochinita Pibil definitely delivers on that authentic Mexican taste. You must try it. And when you do, serve it with my Pickled Red Onion and Habanero Salsa.

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Instant Pot Side Dishes

As usual, my May meal plan has plenty of Instant Pot Side Dishes to choose from. You’ll find delicious sides like Parmesan Risotto, and Cilantro Lime Rice. I always want to make sure you have plenty of options to serve alongside your main dish. A delicious side dish always makes a great meal even better.

Parmesan Risotto

The Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto is a must-try with its creamy parmesan flavor. The flavor makes it an outstanding side for beef, chicken, or pork. And, making it in the Instant Pot is fast, easy, and produces perfect results every time.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

The Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is a light and fresh side dish that goes particularly well with any Tex-Mex or Hispanic dishes like my Carnitas, or Salsa Chicken. It’s also perfect for adding to tacos, burritos, and salads.

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Instant Pot Desserts

For the desserts, I’m including some of my readers’ absolute favorites. You’ll find my wonderful Flan and Arroz con Leche recipes. They are some of the most popular dessert recipes on my blog. So, if you haven’t tried them yet, then don’t wait any longer! They are so delicious!

Coconut Flan

This month, you’ll find my Instant Pot Coconut Flan in the meal plan. This flan has all the deliciousness of the original, it’s rich and creamy smooth, but also has the added delight of coconut.

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Enjoy the last month of school!

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

May 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.

Main Dishes

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    May 1Tuscan Chicken Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    Creamy, delicious, and very easy to make, this pasta dish is sure to be a hit with your family!

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    May 2Salpicón 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.

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    May 3Vanilla Jalapeño Corn Chowder from One Happy Housewife

    The gentle sweet heat of a warm bowl of this amazing soup is so comforting.

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    May 4Chili from One Happy Housewife

    The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.

  • corn tortillas with carnitas topped with cilantro, tomato, and cheese
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    May 5Carnitas from One Happy Housewife

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

  • homemade spaghetti and meat sauce with garlic butter toast
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    May 6Spaghetti and Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife

    A tasty traditional Italian pasta dish that will be loved by the whole family and can be served in minutes.

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    May 7Low Carb Pizza Casserole from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Maintain a low-carb diet while enjoying that wonderfully delicious pizza flavor.

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    May 8Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife

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

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    May 9Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni from One Happy Housewife

    A quick, easy, and filling pasta dish that the entire family will love.

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    May 10Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife

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

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    May 11Turkey Roast from One Happy Housewife

    This tender, juicy turkey roast covered in a homemade turkey gravy is perfect for a no-fuss fall or holiday dinner.

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    May 12White Turkey Chili from One Happy Housewife

    If you’re looking for the perfect recipe for that leftover turkey, then this hearty and delicious chili is perfect!

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    May 13Beef & Macaroni Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling meal for those busy weeknights.

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    May 14Chickpea Biryani from Ministry of Curry

    Plump chickpeas cooked in caramelized onions and spices over fragrant basmati rice make for a wonderful vegetarian Biryani.

  • a bowl of ham hock bean soup
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    May 15Ham Hock and Bean Soup from Simply Happy Foodie

    This tasty and deliciously comforting soup with ham hock with navy beans is easy to make and ready in about an hour.

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    May 16Cajun Shrimp Alfredo from One Happy Housewife

    This creamy, rich pasta is loaded with andouille sausage, plump tender shrimp, and Cajun flavor.

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    May 17French Dip from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of homemade enchilada soup topped with pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and fried tortilla strips
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    May 18Chicken Enchilada Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

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    May 19Couscous with Ground Beef from One Happy Housewife

    Super easy and delicious pasta dish that’s full of flavor.

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    May 20Chicken Broccoli Alfredo from One Happy Housewife

    A incredibly delicious pasta dish that features a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s unforgettably rich, creamy, and flavorful.

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    May 21Mango Chicken Thai Curry from Spice Cravings

    A sweet and spicy Thai red curry with pieces of chicken, mango and veggies.

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    May 22Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.

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    May 23Lasagna from One Happy Housewife

    A rich, creamy, and flavorful lasagna that you can have on the table in no time.

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    May 24Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

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    May 25Chickpea Curry with Spinach from Piping Pot Curry

    An easy one-pot curry made with chickpeas and spinach in a sauce of onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and aromatic spices.

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    May 26African Peanut Stew from Paint the Kitchen Red

    This rich and hearty soup loaded with tender chicken and sweet potatoes delivers the perfect balance of sweet and savor flavors.

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    May 27Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.

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    May 28Hawaiian 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.

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    May 29Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife

    A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.

  • a bowl of chicken and dumplings
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    May 30Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife

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

Side Dishes

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    Street Corn Pasta from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Pasta with a Mexican flare – this street corn pasta is so fresh and flavorful.

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    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.

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    Parmesan Risotto from One Happy Housewife

    A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.

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    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.

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    White Cheddar Mac from One Happy Housewife

    The perfect combination of flavorful cheeses and a hint of garlic makes this super creamy mac and cheese absolutely incredible.


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    Chocoflan from One Happy Housewife

    A moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel.

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate
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    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.

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    French Toast Casserole from Spice Cravings

    Everything you love about a classic French toast, just more delicious!

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot
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    Turtle Lava Cakes from One Happy Housewife

    These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.

  • a spoonful of arroz con leche
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    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.

Download the May 2020 Meal Plan Calendar.

For more Instant Pot Meal Plan ideas for the month of May, check out my archive of May Instant Pot Meal Plans.

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