November Instant Pot Meal Plan (2020)

Hello November! Fall is in full swing and that means lots of delicious soups and fall foods. Isn’t that the best part of the fall season? With Thanksgiving at the end of the month, I made sure and include a delicious turkey roast and some sides perfect for your celebration. I also have a delicious recipe for using up your turkey leftovers! You’ll find so much holiday goodness in this month’s meal plan. Here’s what you can expect:

instant pot november 2020 meal plan

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes

This month, you’ll find lots of Thanksgiving recipes on the meal plan. My Turkey Roast with Gravy is the perfect quick and easy Thanksgiving day recipe for the Instant Pot! And if you’re looking for outstanding Thanksgiving side dish recipes to serve with the turkey, you’ll find plenty of options in this month’s meal plan. For some non Instant Pot side dish ideas, I’d suggest my Cornbread Stuffing and Ambrosia Salad. Both are so delicious!

Turkey Roast

Need a quick and easy turkey recipe? Try my Instant Pot Turkey Roast with Gravy. It’s the perfect main dish for any Thanksgiving dinner. And you won’t have to worry about spending hours and hours brining and roasting a whole turkey.

a plate of instant pot turkey roast with mashed potatoes and creamy gravy

Instant Pot Soup Recipes

You’ll find an impressive assortment of Instant Pot Soup Recipes in my November meal plan. You’ll find Split Pea Soup, Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup, White Turkey Chili, and much more. As the cold weather takes over this month, you’ll find loads of warming comfort in each of these bowls of soup.

White Turkey Chili

Have a ton of turkey leftover after Thanksgiving but don’t know what to do with it? Then you must try my Instant Pot White Turkey Chili recipe. It’s a delicious and comforting way to add a flavorful Tex-Mex spin to plain leftover turkey. For another delicious option, I’d suggest trying my Leftover Turkey Sandwiches, they are so yummy!

overhead view of a bowl of white chili made with shredded turkey

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

While we look forward to the holidays at the end of the month, we still have a few work/school weeks ahead. With that in mind, I included plenty of simple and hearty Instant Pot Pasta Recipes. You’ll be enjoying recipes like Meat Lasagna, Chicken Alfredo, Creamy Sausage Rigatoni, and Beef and Bowtie Pasta to name a few. There is nothing better than a big bowl of pasta to soothe a hungry tummy.

Chicken Alfredo

Make simple work of this Italian pasta using your pressure cooker. My Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo has all the creamy deliciousness of this traditional dish and takes less than 30 minutes to make. Serve with a side of homemade garlic bread for a complete Italian dinner.

a delicious and creamy bowl of instant pot chicken fettuccine alfredo topped with a bit of parsley

Instant Pot Side Dishes

You’ll find lots of delicious Instant Pot Side Dishes to choose from in my November meal plan. Not only are these recipes perfect for fall weather, but they also make great sides for Thanksgiving. You’ll find recipes for Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, and Sweet Potato Casserole. All are perfect sides for any day this month.

Sweet Potato Casserole

My Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole recipe is just perfect. It’s modified from my husband’s Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole so you can easily make it using your pressure cooker. This is one of those dishes my family looks forward to every year.

closeup of sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows and cherries

Instant Pot Desserts

If you’re looking for some amazing dessert recipes for the Instant Pot, then you’ll be excited about the recipes in this November meal plan. Fall is all about pumpkins and you’ll find plenty of pumpkin recipes included in the meal plan. Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pie Pudding are two amazing pumpkin-based recipes that you’ll be enjoying. Oh, and you must try the Arroz con Leche, it’s to die for!

Arroz con Leche

If you’re looking for a super easy, super delicious Instant Pot dessert that’s ready in no time, then my Instant Pot Arroz con Leche is the dessert that you’re looking for. It’s one of my most popular dessert recipes for a reason.

a spoonful of arroz con leche

I can’t wait for Thanksgiving dinner! Happy cooking and Happy Thanksgiving!

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

November 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

  • instant pot lasagna
    November 1
    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.

  • close up of pork chops and gravy served on a plate
    November 2
    Pork Chops and Gravy
    from My Forking Life

    Thick-cut pork chops seared, pressure cooked, and covered in a wonderful gravy.

  • split pea soup from the bearded hiker
    November 3
    Split Pea Soup
    from The Bearded Hiker

    A delicious and healthy soup with over-the-top flavor.

  • a bowl of creamy fettuccine alfredo with chicken
    November 4
    Chicken Alfredo
    from One Happy Housewife

    A quick and easy pasta dish made with a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s incredibly rich and creamy.

  • side view of couscous with ground beef on a plate
    November 5
    Couscous with Ground Beef
    from 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!

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    November 6
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • coconut shrimp curry in a large bowl
    November 7
    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.

  • tacos made with cochinitas pibil
    November 8
    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.

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    November 9
    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.

  • overhead view of salpicon
    November 10
    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.

  • creamy sausage rigatoni
    November 11
    Creamy Sausage Rigatoni
    from One Happy Housewife

    Rigatoni pasta, Italian sausage, and red peppers in a creamy marinara sauce. This deliciously flavorful and satisfying pasta dish is quick, simple, and perfect for weeknights.

  • a bowl of homemade enchilada soup topped with pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and fried tortilla strips
    November 12
    Chicken Enchilada Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of creamy homemade tuna casserole
    November 13
    Tuna Casserole
    from One Happy Housewife

    This classic comfort dish is made fast – from scratch. Egg noodles, tuna, and peas covered in a deliciously creamy homemade sauce with just the right seasonings will make this recipe an instant family favorite.

  • french onion soup in a bowl centered on a plate
    November 14
    French Onion Soup
    from Ministry of Curry

    Sweet caramelized onions cooked in a flavorful broth and topped with toasty croutons and cheese.

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    November 15
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of instant pot pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds
    November 16
    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.

  • a bowl of gumbo garnished with scallions with a ball of rice in the center
    November 17
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Chicken, sausage, and shrimp make for a hearty bowl of Cajun comfort food.

  • cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo
    November 18
    Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
    from 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!

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    November 19
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of beef and bowtie pasta
    November 20
    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.

  • overhead shot of a stuffed pumpkin
    November 21
    Stuffed Pumpkin
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A pumpkin stuffed with a savory and creamy stuffing that can be served as a main dish or side.

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    November 22
    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!

  • moroccan chickpea soup stew in a bowl
    November 23
    Moroccan Chickpea Soup
    from Spice Cravings

    This dump-and-start recipe makes a wonderfully hearty soup that is so rich and flavorful.

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    November 24
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • serving dish with creamy white cheddar mac and cheese made in the instant pot
    November 25
    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.

  • a close up of a plate with sliced instant pot turkey roast, mashed potatoes, and gravy
    November 26
    Turkey 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.

  • a hearty bowl of white turkey chili
    November 27
    White 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!

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries
    November 28
    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.

  • spiced cranberry pork roast from make-ahead meal mom
    November 29
    Spiced Cranberry Pork Roast
    from Make Ahead Meal Mom

    Take your ordinary holiday pork roast to a whole new level with this incredibly easy and wonderful recipe.

  • a large serving of cheesy ground beef and rice on a plate
    November 30
    Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 cut open peanut butter lava cake topped with powdered sugar

    For the peanut butter and chocolate lovers, this chocolate lava cake is filled with warm gooey peanut butter. Yum!

  • 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.

  • 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.

Download the November 2020 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

2018 Meal Plans

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