These are some interesting times we’re living in, aren’t they? But isn’t it reassuring to know that we can always find comfort in the dependability of our trusty Instant Pot? This magical appliance continues to be our secret weapon in the kitchen, promising quick, easy, and effortless meals regardless of how busy our day may be.
This month’s Instant Pot Meal Plan has been designed to take full advantage of these benefits, transforming your available ingredients into sumptuous meals with minimal fuss. Through the Instant Pot, we unlock a treasure trove of flavor, making mealtime the highlight of the day.
So, here’s to making delicious, home-cooked meals more accessible and enjoyable. Welcome to the May 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan – let’s embrace the joy of effortless cooking!
Simple and Savory Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
This May Meal Plan promises a delightful journey through the comforting world of pasta dishes, all thanks to the magic of the Instant Pot. Each recipe is designed to deliver maximum flavor with minimum effort, perfect for your bustling schedule.
My Cream Cheese Pasta with Sausage is a definite crowd-pleaser. It combines the creamy decadence of cream cheese with the robust flavors of sausage, resulting in a spectacular dish. It’s simple to prepare and an absolute must-try.
Also featured in this month’s plan is a classic Tuna Casserole, a one-pot wonder that combines pasta, tuna, and a creamy sauce into a comforting meal that’s sure to please everyone at the dinner table.
And let’s not forget the Chicken Tetrazzini, a delightful mix of pasta, chicken, and a creamy, cheesy sauce. This dish will have everyone coming back for seconds and maybe even thirds!
Join me on this PASTArrific culinary adventure with the May 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan. Let’s start cooking up a pasta storm!
CREAM CHEESE PASTA WITH SAUSAGE
This Instant Pot Cream Cheese Pasta with Sausage is a super easy dump-and-start meal and will surely 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.
Embrace the heartwarming nostalgia of a classic dish with this Instant Pot Tuna Casserole. Combining pasta, creamy sauce, and flavorful tuna, this recipe is the epitome of comfort food. As an easy dump-and-go meal, it takes the hassle out of mealtime without sacrificing any of the flavors. This dish is filling, satisfying, and perfect for those nights when you need a delicious meal without a lot of fuss. Whether for a family dinner or a casual get-together, this Tuna Casserole is sure to impress.
Indulge in a burst of creamy goodness with this Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini. Loaded with tender chicken and hearty pasta and bathed in a decadently creamy sauce, it’s a dish that will leave everyone asking for more. Despite its gourmet taste, this recipe is as easy as they come, perfect for a stress-free weeknight dinner or a fancy weekend feast. Rich, filling, and satisfying, this Chicken Tetrazzini is a meal in itself and stands as a star attraction on any dining table.
Effortless Instant Pot One-Pot Meals
As we dive into this May Meal Plan, one of the key highlights is the simplicity and convenience of one-pot meals. There’s nothing quite like tossing all your ingredients into the Instant Pot and watching them transform into a complete and hearty meal.
Standout dishes include my Cajun Dirty Rice, Salsa Chicken, and Hawaiian Sloppy Joes, which are not only teeming with bold flavors but also surprisingly easy to prepare. The Cajun Dirty Rice is a tantalizing mix of rice, meat, and spices, while the Salsa Chicken combines the tangy punch of salsa with tender chicken for a satisfying meal.
If you’re craving something sweet and tangy, the Hawaiian Sloppy Joes, with their unique blend of sweet peppers and pineapple, are a guaranteed hit. These one-pot wonders are your best allies during busy weeknights or when you’re managing end-of-school-year chaos.
So, brace yourself for a culinary journey of comfort and convenience with these One-Pot Instant Pot meals in the May 2023 Meal Plan. Let’s get cooking!
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
These 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.
Delightful Instant Pot Side Dishes
Introducing a line-up of delectable side dishes in this May Meal Plan that will perfectly complement any main course you’re whipping up in your Instant Pot. We’re showcasing a trio of standout sides: Loaded Mashed Cauliflower, Spanish Rice, and Brown Rice. Each dish brings unique flavors and textures to the table, making every meal a little more special.
The side dishes in the May 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan are set to make your meals even more memorable. Ready to jazz up your sides? Let’s get cooking!
LOADED MASHED CAULIFLOWER
Say hello to the ultimate low-carb indulgence – Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Cauliflower. This dish packs all the comfort and flavor of traditional loaded mashed potatoes but with a lighter, healthier twist. Seasoned beautifully and blended with cheese, chives, and a hint of garlic, it’s so creamy and flavorful that you’ll forget it’s cauliflower. It’s an excellent side for those nights when you’re craving something comforting yet healthy.
Add a pop of color and flavor to your meal with Instant Pot Spanish Rice. This dish marries long-grain rice with a medley of vegetables and a blend of Spanish spices to deliver a side that is as vibrant in flavor as it is in appearance. Quick and easy to make, it’s the perfect accompaniment to any main dish and a surefire way to transport your tastebuds to the sunny climes of Spain.
A side dish staple gets an Instant Pot upgrade with this Brown Rice recipe. Enjoy perfectly cooked grains every time, thanks to the precision of the Instant Pot. This dish serves as a wholesome, fiber-rich backdrop to a variety of main courses. Whether it’s soaking up a sauce or accompanying a protein, this Brown Rice is sure to enhance any meal with its nutty flavor and chewy texture.
Sweet Endings with Instant Pot Desserts
No meal is truly complete without a touch of sweetness, and my May 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan has got you covered. I’m featuring a trio of divine desserts: Flan, Dulce de Leche, and Arroz con Leche. Each of these treats is a testament to the versatility of the Instant Pot, transforming simple ingredients into delightful desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
So, get ready to end your meals on a sweet note with these delightful Instant Pot desserts in my May 2023 Meal Plan. Let’s bring some sweetness into our lives!
My Instant Pot Flan is a classic dessert that will transport you to the streets of Central America. This creamy, caramel-laden delicacy is easy to make in your Instant Pot, achieving that perfect custard texture every time. With a gorgeous amber caramel sauce that’s just the right blend of sweet and slightly bitter, this flan is the kind of dessert that ends your meal on a high note.
DULCE DE LECHE
Indulge your senses with Instant Pot Dulce de Leche, a thick, rich caramel sauce that’s a staple in many Latin American desserts. Whether you’re spooning it over ice cream, spreading it on toast, or simply enjoying it straight from the spoon, this decadent treat is sure to impress. Using the Instant Pot makes the process of creating this luxurious sweet treat effortless and foolproof, guaranteeing the perfect Dulce de Leche every time.
ARROZ CON LECHE
Experience the comforting sweetness of Arroz con Leche made easy in the Instant Pot. This creamy rice pudding, simmered with milk, sugar, and a hint of cinnamon, is a beloved dessert across cultures for a reason. The Instant Pot ensures the rice is perfectly cooked and the flavors meld together beautifully. This warm, comforting dessert is perfect for those chilly nights or simply when you want to treat yourself to something special.
Enjoy this last month of school!
Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.
May 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.
- May 1from One Happy Housewife
Creamy, delicious, and very easy to make, this pasta dish is sure to be a hit with your family!
- May 2from 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 3from One Happy Housewife
The gentle sweet heat of a warm bowl of this amazing soup is so comforting.
- May 4from One Happy Housewife
The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.
- May 5from One Happy Housewife
Authentic flavor, incredibly juicy pork, and crispy edges. Traditional pork carnitas made in a fraction of the time.
- May 6from 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 7from The Halfway Homesteaders
Maintain a low-carb diet while enjoying that wonderfully delicious pizza flavor.
- May 8from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
- May 9from 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 10from One Happy Housewife
Pineapple, red and yellow peppers, and sweet onion give the traditional Sloppy Joe a Hawaiian twist.
- May 11from 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 12from One Happy Housewife
If you’re looking for the perfect recipe for that leftover turkey, then this hearty and delicious chili is perfect!
- May 13from 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 14from Ministry of Curry
Plump chickpeas cooked in caramelized onions and spices over fragrant basmati rice make for a wonderful vegetarian Biryani.
- May 15from Simply Happy Foodie
Forget ordering takeout, make this instead. A wonderfully tender beef in a thick and flavorful sauce.
- May 16from 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 17from One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
- May 18from One Happy Housewife
Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.
- May 19from 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 20from One Happy Housewife
A incredibly delicious pasta dish that features a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s unforgettably rich, creamy, and flavorful.
- May 21from Spice Cravings
A sweet and spicy Thai red curry with pieces of chicken, mango and veggies.
- May 22from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.
- May 23from 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 24from One Happy Housewife
This hearty, healthy, homemade chicken soup is so tasty and loaded with nourishing vegetables and spices.
- May 25from 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 26from 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 27from 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 28from 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 29from 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 30from One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
- May 31from One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
- from The Halfway Homesteaders
Pasta with a Mexican flare – this street corn pasta is so fresh and flavorful.
- from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly delicious and healthy side dish that can be served fast using the help of the Instant Pot.
- from One Happy Housewife
A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.
- 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.
- from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.
- from One Happy Housewife
A moist chocolate cake layered with a smooth, creamy flan, and topped with caramel.
- from One Happy Housewife
One of my favorite desserts growing up! A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan. You’ll want to make this one all the time!
- from Spice Cravings
Everything you love about a classic French toast, just more delicious!
- from 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!
- 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 2023 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.
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.
2023 Meal Plans
- June 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- May 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- April 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- March 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- February 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
- January 2023 Instant Pot Meal Plan
2022 Meal Plans
- December 2022 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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2021 Meal Plans
- December 2021 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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2020 Meal Plans
- December 2020 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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2019 Meal Plans
- December 2019 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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2018 Meal Plans
- December 2018 Instant Pot Meal Plan
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