May Instant Pot Meal Plans

We’re in May and that means the school year is wrapping up. With the end of the school year comes a host of end-of-year events and activities that keep us busy all month long. With that in mind, I created my May Instant Pot Meal Plans to have plenty of easy options so you can get dinner served fast, with little hassle, and minimal cleanup. Here’s what you can expect:

instant pot may 2021 meal plan calendar

Easy Instant Pot Recipes

My May Meal Plans are chock full of quick and easy recipes for the Instant Pot. Two of my easiest recipes are my Salsa Chicken and my Hawaiian Sloppy Joes. These recipes are perfect for those hectic days when end-of-year activities have left you with little time to make dinner.

Salsa Chicken

The Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is a dump-and-start recipe that only requires chicken breasts, a jar of salsa, a few spices, and a cook time of 10 minutes. That’s it! Once it’s finished cooking, you’ll shred the chicken. You can then use the shredded chicken to make tacos, wraps, sandwiches, or even salads. That’s what I call a perfect busy-weeknight meal.

serving salsa chicken on a tortilla

Hawaiian Sloppy Joes

Another super easy recipe is the Instant Pot Hawaiian Sloppy Joes. These sandwiches are some of my kid’s favorite. The ground beef is cooked with mild sweet peppers and pineapple which give it a Hawaiian sweetness that’s so delicious. So grab some sweet Hawaiian hamburger buns, add a scoop of the Hawaiian hamburger meat, and watch those hungry kids gobble them up.

a homemade hawaiian sloppy joe on a plate

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

You’ll find a wealth of easy pasta recipes like my Beef & Macaroni Casserole, Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, and Taco Pasta. These pasta dishes are perfect for any busy weeknight. So, when you need to get dinner on the table fast, you can’t go wrong choosing one of these recipes.

Tuscan Chicken Pasta

If you’re looking for an extra special pasta recipe to make, then try my Tuscan Chicken Pasta. I have to say that it is phenomenal. I’d venture to say that it’s better than similar dishes that you’d get at any restaurant.

This pasta dish is creamy, delicious, and so easy to make using your pressure cooker. Rotini pasta is combined with tender bite-sized chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach, and then covered in a creamy sauce. The flavor of this pasta is outstanding. It’s definitely a must-try pasta dish.

tuscan chicken pasta served on a plate

Instant Pot Seafood Recipes

Looking for recipes with seafood? You’ll find plenty of great seafood recipes in these meal plans. So, if you love seafood, you’ll be in heaven.

You’ll get to enjoy tasty seafood dishes like Shrimp & Grits, Cajun Gumbo, and Shrimp Scampi. Wow! No need to go out to a restaurant when you can make these wonderful recipes at home using your pressure cooker. You can’t get any better than that!

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

If you’re craving a seafood pasta dish, then you’ll find some of those in these plans as well. The Instant Pot Cajun Shrimp Alfredo, for instance, is an amazing seafood pasta dish. The pasta is in a rich and creamy sauce that is loaded with andouille sausage, plump, tender shrimp, and loads of Cajun flavor.

close up of a creamy plate of instant pot cajun shrimp alfredo with sausage

Instant Pot Comfort Food

You’ll find lots of comforting options in these meal plans. From comforting pastas and casseroles to soups and stews. These meal plans are fully stocked with hearty, comforting, and delicious recipes.


For instance, there is nothing like a warm slice of Instant Pot Lasagna to warm your tummy. Serve it with a side salad and some crusty bread and you’ve got yourself an unbeatably comforting meal.

instant pot meat lasagna

Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice

My Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice is another dish that is super comforting. It’s so cheesy and the taste is on point. Plus it is incredibly easy to make and uses ingredients that you’ll likely already have on hand. Now, that is a recipe worth making.

Instant Pot Side Dishes

Every monthly meal plan comes with plenty of Instant Pot sides to choose from. In the May meal plan calendars, you will find my popular Macaroni and Cheese, Lemon Butter Broccoli, and Mashed Potatoes. Each of these side dishes will complement just about any main dish that you could make. But that’s not all! There are plenty more side dishes to choose from.

Parmesan Rissoto

For instance, my Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto is an absolute must-try. It’s so creamy and the parmesan flavor is fantastic. This is a terrific side dish to serve with beef, chicken, or pork. Plus, thanks to the pressure cooker, it is quick and easy to make.

parmesan risotto served on a plate as a side

Instant Pot Dessert

A tasty dessert must follow every good meal. That’s why I always include several excellent Instant Pot dessert recipes in my meal plans. And these May meal plans are no exception. You’ll find loads of great dessert options in these plans including my Flan, Arroz con Leche, Coconut Bundt Cake, and Turtle Lava Cakes. Each of these desserts are all incredibly delicious!

Turtle Lava Cakes

These decadent little Turtle Lava Cakes are topped with pecans and caramel and have an ooey-gooey chocolatey center. When you take your first spoonful, the marvelous molten chocolate from the center spills out. This is what dessert dreams are made of.

Turtle lava cake served on plate

Have a wonderful May and enjoy the sun and warm weather!

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

Instant Pot Recipes for May

Here are some recipes you’ll find on my May meal plans:

Main Dishes

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    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.

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

  • instant pot cajun pasta
    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.

  • instant pot chicken soup
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • French Dip
    from One Happy Housewife

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

Side Dishes

  • overhead shot of lemon butter broccoli in a large bowl
    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.

  • top view of a bowl of homemade mac and cheese on top of a plate
    Macaroni and Cheese
    from One Happy Housewife

    The absolute BEST Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! A blend of four cheeses make it the creamiest and cheesiest. There is nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of this favorite pasta dish.

  • 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 plate with a serving of mashed potatoes and pot roast
    Mashed Potatoes
    from One Happy Housewife

    Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.

  • a dinner plate served with parmesan risotto
    Parmesan Risotto
    from One Happy Housewife

    A creamy and delicious side dish that is simply irresistible.


  • 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.

  • instant pot chocoflan
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • taking a slice of flan
    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!

  • 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.

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot
    Turtle Lava Cakes
    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!

May Instant Pot Meal Plans

I’ve got some great meal plans for May on my website. Check them out here:

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