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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
- May 1
Tuscan Chicken Pastafrom One Happy Housewife
Creamy, delicious, and very easy to make, this pasta dish is sure to be a hit with your family!
- May 2
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.
- May 3
Vanilla Jalapeño Corn Chowderfrom One Happy Housewife
The gentle sweet heat of a warm bowl of this amazing soup is so comforting.
- May 4
Chilifrom One Happy Housewife
The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.
- May 5
Carnitasfrom One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
- May 6
Spaghetti and Meat Saucefrom One Happy Housewife
You’ve got a hungry family and not much time? This Instant Pot version of a traditional Italian dish is perfect for those busy nights when you need to get a tasty dinner on the table fast. This spaghetti and meat sauce is an easy one-pot meal that can be made in less than 15 minutes. Your family will love this one!
- May 7
Low Carb Pizza Casserolefrom The Halfway Homesteaders
Maintain a low-carb diet while enjoying that wonderfully delicious pizza flavor.
- May 8
Salsa Chickenfrom One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
- May 9
Cheesy Sausage Rigatonifrom One Happy Housewife
Rigatoni pasta and savory ground sausage are covered in a cheesy marinara sauce. This is a quick, easy, and filling pasta dish that the entire family will love.
- May 10
Hawaiian Sloppy Joesfrom One Happy Housewife
Pineapple, red and yellow peppers, and sweet onion give the traditional Sloppy Joe a Hawaiian twist.
- May 11
Turkey Roastfrom One Happy Housewife
This tender, juicy turkey roast covered in a homemade turkey gravy is perfect for a no-fuss fall or holiday dinner.
- May 12
White Turkey Chilifrom One Happy Housewife
If you’re looking for the perfect recipe for that leftover turkey, then this hearty and delicious chili is perfect!
- May 13
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.
- May 14
Chickpea Biryanifrom Ministry of Curry
Plump chickpeas cooked in caramelized onions and spices over fragrant basmati rice make for a wonderful vegetarian Biryani.
- May 15
Ham Hock and Bean Soupfrom 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.
- May 16
Cajun Shrimp Alfredofrom One Happy Housewife
Yes – you can enjoy Cajun Shrimp Alfredo at home! This creamy, rich pasta is loaded with andouille sausage, plump tender shrimp, and Cajun flavor. This popular recipe is easy to make and a must-try!
- May 17
French Dipfrom One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
- May 18
Chicken Enchilada Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.
- May 19
Couscous with Ground Beeffrom One Happy Housewife
Made with Israeli couscous, seasoned ground sirloin, and sweet peppers, this quick and easy pasta dish is full of flavor and certain to become a family favorite. Perfect for busy weeknights!
- May 20
Chicken Broccoli Alfredofrom One Happy Housewife
A incredibly delicious pasta dish that features a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s unforgettably rich, creamy, and flavorful.
- May 21
Mango Chicken Thai Curryfrom Spice Cravings
A sweet and spicy Thai red curry with pieces of chicken, mango and veggies.
- May 22
Cheesy Ground Beef and Ricefrom One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.
- May 23
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.
- May 24
Chicken Soupfrom One Happy Housewife
This hearty, healthy, homemade chicken soup is so tasty and loaded with nourishing vegetables and spices.
- May 25
Chickpea Curry with Spinachfrom Piping Pot Curry
An easy one-pot curry made with chickpeas and spinach in a sauce of onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and aromatic spices.
- May 26
African Peanut Stewfrom 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.
- May 27
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.
- May 28
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.
- May 29
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.
- May 30
Chicken and Dumplingsfrom One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
Street Corn Pastafrom The Halfway Homesteaders
Pasta with a Mexican flare – this street corn pasta is so fresh and flavorful.
Lemon Butter Broccolifrom One Happy Housewife
An incredibly delicious and healthy side dish that can be served fast using the help of the Instant Pot.
Parmesan Risottofrom One Happy Housewife
A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.
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.
White Cheddar Macfrom One Happy Housewife
The perfect combination of flavorful cheeses and a hint of garlic makes this super creamy mac and cheese absolutely incredible.
Chocoflanfrom One Happy Housewife
A moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel.
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.
French Toast Casserolefrom Spice Cravings
Everything you love about a classic French toast, just more delicious!
Turtle Lava Cakesfrom One Happy Housewife
These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans. They are an indulgence like no other!
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.
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.
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
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2020 Meal Plans
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