November Instant Pot Meal Plan (2018)

It’s turkey month, and that means a new November Instant Pot Meal Plan. You’ll find lots of delightful meals, side dishes, and desserts for these cooler months. There are also some great options for Thanksgiving day. Here’s what you can expect:

Instant Pot Soup Recipes

I added lots of comforting meals to this month’s plan. With this chilly weather, comfort meals are the way to go and nothing says comfort like a warm bowl of soup. You definitely don’t want to skip any of the ones I’ve included in this month’s meal plan. There are lots of family favorites in here. And if you’re looking for a good recipe for crusty bread to serve with your soup, then check out my Homemade Garlic Bread.

Instant Pot Seafood Recipes

There are several yummy seafood meals like Shrimp Etouffee and Coconut Shrimp Curry. All are warm, comforting, and delicious. Plus, they’re so easy to make in your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

I’ve also included some delicious chicken dishes. You’ll find recipes like Chicken Tikka Masala, Hawaiian Chicken, and White Chicken Chili to name a few. I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough chicken.

Instant Pot Beef Recipes

If a nice, juicy beef recipe is what you’re looking for, I’ve got you covered! You have got to try my French Dip recipe this month. It is my family’s favorite Instant Pot meal to date and I know your family will love it too. Taking a bite out of a toasted sandwich made with the tender, juicy shreds of chuck roast is just unforgettable.

Instant Pot Side Dishes

As far as Thanksgiving, I included all the sides you’ll need for that special dinner. You’ll find wonderful Instant Pot side dishes like Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and more. Oh, and I also included a turkey recipe in case you want to make it in the Instant Pot as well!

Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

And last, the most important part of any meal… dessert! I’ve included some amazing Instant Pot Dessert Recipes this month. There’s Flan, Arroz con Leche, Pumpkin Pie Pudding, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. These desserts have my mouth watering.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

November 2018 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

These are the dishes for November.

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    November 1
    Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
    from 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!

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    November 2
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • coconut shrimp curry in a large bowl
    November 3
    Coconut Shrimp Curry
    from Piping Pot Curry

    This easy shrimp curry is made in a coconut milk base and seasoned with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and flavorful Indian spices.

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    November 4
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

    Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.

  • instant pot beef and macaroni casserole
    November 5
    Beef & Macaroni Casserole
    from 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.

  • instant pot chicken soup
    November 6
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of new orleans style shrimp etouffe garnished with cilantro
    November 7
    Shrimp Etouffee
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    A rich, delicious, and spicy tomato-based stew seasoned with Creole spices and loaded with shrimp.

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    November 8
    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 plate with a hawaiian sloppy joe sandwich
    November 9
    Hawaiian Sloppy Joes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    November 10
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

    This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.

  • orange chicken legs garnished with scallions, cilantro, and sesame seeds on a plate with broccoli and rice
    November 11
    Orange Chicken Legs
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Chicken drumsticks loaded with fresh orange and Asian flavor.

  • November 12
    French 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 beef and bowtie pasta
    November 13
    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.

  • instant pot pressure cooker chicken tacos
    November 14
    Chicken Tacos
    from One Happy Housewife

    These tacos are made using frozen chicken and a few very simple ingredients. Perfect for when you need a good meal fast.

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries
    November 15
    Butternut Squash Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

    With a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, this soup is the perfect comfort meal for cooler weather.

  • overhead view of salpicon
    November 16
    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.

  • a serving of chicken tikka masala in a bowl
    November 17
    Chicken Tikka Masala
    from Ministry of Curry

    Tender, juicy chicken marinated in yogurt and Indian spices then covered in a creamy tomato based curry.

  • chili in a small bowl topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onion
    November 18
    Chili with Beans
    from One Happy Housewife

    A hearty, comforting bowl of homemade chili packed full of amazing flavor.

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    November 19
    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.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    November 20
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of instant pot pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds
    November 21
    Pumpkin Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

    This quick and easy soup is thick, creamy and perfectly seasoned with fall spices. The ideal meal for brisk autumn weather.

  • turkey breast on a large dinner plate
    November 22
    Turkey Breast
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    The tender, juicy turkey breast, perfectly cooked potatoes, and creamy gravy can be enjoyed for Thanksgiving or any time of the year.

  • a spoonful of sweet potato chili from a small bowl
    November 23
    Sweet Potato Chili
    from Living Sweet Moments

    Made with canned beans, spices, and veggies, this quick and easy chili will be ready in no time.

  • a large spoonful of white chicken chili from a bowl
    November 24
    White Chicken Chili
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    With a blend of Tex-Mex flavors, this warm, hearty chili is packed with wholesome ingredients.

  • tacos made with cochinitas pibil
    November 25
    Cochinita Pibil
    from One Happy Housewife

    With a mix of sweet, acidic and earthy flavors this traditional Mexican food will provide a unique experience for your taste buds.

  • overhead shot of a bowl of chicken tortilla soup centered on a plate
    November 26
    Chicken Tortilla Soup
    from Spice Cravings

    This zesty, creamy Tex-Mex delight is a powerhouse of flavors that can be enjoy all year round.

  • close up of spicy honey chicken garnished with sesame seeds on a bowl of rice
    November 27
    Spicy Honey Chicken
    from The Typical Mom

    Moist and full of flavor these sweet and spicy chicken bites are smothered in a delicious honey sauce.

  • overhead shot of pav bhaji on a plate
    November 28
    Pav Bhaji
    from Simply Vegetarian 777

    Potatoes cooked in a spicy tomato curry makes this delicious Indian street food irresistible.

  • instant pot lasagna
    November 29
    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.

  • a bowl of orange chicken garnished with sesame seeds and green onion
    November 30
    Orange Chicken
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    This sweet tangy chicken is bursting with amazing flavor from the orange and spices.

Side Dishes

  • a baked and homemade sweet potato casserole
    Sweet Potato Casserole
    from One Happy Housewife

    This holiday favorite side dish is sweet, delicious and bursting with holiday goodness.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.


  • 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 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.

  • close up of a whole pumpkin cheese cake on a large plate
    Pumpkin Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Welcome the cooler fall months by celebrating with this wonderful pumpkin cheesecake. This creamy dessert has the perfect combination of spices mixed with the delicious sweetness of cheesecake.

  • a spoonful of pumpkin brulee
    Pumpkin Ginger Brulee
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    A great addition to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and perfect for that Fall sweet tooth.

  • a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on it
    Pumpkin Pie Pudding
    from Two Sleevers

    An easy dump and go dessert that makes a great, low carb alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.

Download the November 2018 Meal Plan Calendar.

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

2024 Meal Plans

2023 Meal Plans

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

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