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October Instant Pot Meal Plan (2018)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of October

Fall is in the air! In this October Instant Pot Meal Plan, you’ll find so many delicious fall-inspired meals. This is the perfect month for hearty dishes that include apples, squashes, and other fall favorites. You’ll also find plenty of warm and soothing stews, soups, chilis, and pastas. Here’s what you can expect:

Instant Pot Soups, Stews & Chilis

Fall means Apple Beef Stew, Butternut Squash Soup and so much more! It’s a perfect time to try different chilis, stews, and soups. If you haven’t tried my amazing Chicken Soup, now is the time to do it. It’s packed full of nutrients and flavor and guaranteed to hit the spot! There are so many soup recipes for the Instant Pot in these meal plans. So, make sure to check them out.

Instant Pot Pastas

There are some tasty and simple pasta dishes featured in this meal plan. Some of my family’s favorites are Beef and Bowtie Pasta, Ravioli Lasagna, and Macaroni Casserole.

Instant Pot Sides

You’ll find some wonderful Instant Pot Side Dishes in this meal plan. And all of them are easy to make. Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, and Corn on the Cob are some of the delicious sides in this month’s meal plan.

Instant Pot Desserts

One of my favorite things about this month’s meal plan is the desserts! Oh, so yummy! The Dulce de Leche Cheesecake is to die for! You can also try Bread Pudding, Turtle Lava Cakes, and the easiest dessert of all: Arroz con Leche! These Instant Pot dessert recipes are all outstanding!

So enjoy all these fall-inspired dishes. Main course, side dish, and dessert. Everything you need for your October meals is here. Don’t you love the Instant Pot?

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

October 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

  • a plate of ground beef and farfalle pasta in vodka sauce
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    October 1Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    A fast and simple pasta dinner that even the most picky of eaters will devour.

  • close up of a bowl of chicken fajita soup topped with sour cream, avocado slices, and two jalapeno slices
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    October 2Chicken Fajita Soup from The Halfway Homesteaders

    A wonderful Tex-Mex favorite in a soup bowl.

  • applesauce meatloaf on a plate with broccoli
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    October 3Applesauce Meatloaf from Home Pressure Cooking

    This meatloaf is made with applesauce instead of eggs, and it is delicious!

  • a small bowl butternut squash soup
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    October 4Butternut Squash Soup from Recipes from a Pantry

    This vegan soup is easy to make, full of flavor, and so creamy and satisfying.

  • chili with beans in a bowl topped with cheese, sour cream, and green onion
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    October 5Chili with Beans from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of chicken and dumplings
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    October 6Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife

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

  • corn tortillas with carnitas topped with cilantro, tomato, and cheese
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    October 7Carnitas from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of pasta e fagioli in a bowl
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    October 8Pasta e Fagioli from Simply Happy Foodie

    A traditional Italian one pot meal made with pasta and beans that’s hearty and delicious.

  • top view of a bowl of corn chowder
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    October 9Corn Chowder from Simply Vegetarian 777

    A wonderful comfort meal made with fresh corn that’s creamy and full of flavor.

  • close up of thai red curry soup garnished with pieces of cilantro
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    October 10Thai Red Curry Soup from Spice Cravings

    Packed with vegetables, chicken, and rice noodles, this soup is hearty, healthy and creamy with a bit of sweet and spicy.

  • close up of a bowl of butter chicken garnished with parsley
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    October 11Butter Chicken from Spice Cravings

    Enjoy this authentic Indian dish made with delicious pieces of grilled chicken in a creamy tomato sauce that’s seasoned with Indian spices.

  • close up of a bourbon pork tenderloin on a plate
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    October 12Apple Bourbon Pork from Home Pressure Cooking

    A perfectly tender pork tenderloin served with baked potatoes, red cabbage, and a few sliced apples.

  • a small serving of beef stew in a bowl next to an apple
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    October 13Apple Beef Stew from Home Pressure Cooking

    A wonderfully delicious beef stew with a hint of sweetness.

  • a close up of chicken soup
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    October 14Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

  • side view of creamy beef macaroni casserole in a bowl
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    October 15Beef & Macaroni Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling meal for those busy weeknights.

  • a bowl of cauliflower soup
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    October 16Cauliflower Soup from Piping Pot Curry

    This healthy, creamy cauliflower soup is infused with the healing benefits of turmeric.

  • autumn apple pork chops topped with pecans on a dinner plate
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    October 17Autumn Apple Pork Chops from Simply Happy Foodie

    These pork chops are smothered in a delicious apple gravy with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.

  • overhead shot of a bowl of pasta with tomato cream sauce garnished with basil
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    October 18Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce from Ministry of Curry

    This easy dump meal makes an absolutely creamy and delicious pasta.

  • overhead shot of beef lasagna soup with scallions
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    October 19Beef Lasagna Soup from The Halfway Homesteaders

    A hearty lasagna soup based in a flavorful tomato broth and bursting with Italian flavors.

  • top view of a bowl of paneer butter masala
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    October 20Paneer Butter Masala from Piping Pot Curry

    Chunks of paneer cooked in a creamy smooth and mildly spiced onion tomato gravy.

  • authentic mexican flavored pork carnitas tacos served on a plate
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    October 21Cochinita 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.

  • a bowl of white chicken chili
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    October 22White Chicken Chili from Recipes from a Pantry

    This hearty chili is made from pantry staples and is so comforting and filling.

  • a plate of lasagna ravioli
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    October 23Ravioli Lasagna from Spice Cravings

    Creamy layers of fresh ravioli, grated Italian cheese and tomato sauce, cooked to perfection.

  • a bowl of vegetarian taco soup
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    October 24Vegetarian Taco Soup from Simply Vegetarian 777

    This simple and easy Tex-Mex style vegetarian soup is loaded with bold flavors.

  • overhead view of thai chicken massaman curry garnished with lime and cilantro
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    October 25Thai Chicken Massaman Curry from Ministry of Curry

    Tender cooked chicken in a luxurious coconut sauce seasoned with Indian spices.

  • overhead shot of dum aloo in a bowl garnished with cilantro
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    October 26Dum Aloo from Ministry of Curry

    A North Indian curry made by simmering baby potatoes in an onion and tomato based gravy that’s spiced to perfection.

  • a bowl of fresh tomato basil soup topped with croutons and basil
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    October 27Tomato Basil Soup from Simply Happy Foodie

    The fresh, rich flavor of this tomato basil soup is just… Wow!

  • warm pizza soup in a small bowl
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    October 28Pizza Soup from The Halfway Homesteaders

    The rich and wonderful flavors of pizza, in a soup bowl.

  • thai pumpkin red curry on a plate split evenly with rice
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    October 29Thai Pumpkin Red Curry from Piping Pot Curry

    This flavorful curry made with red curry paste, coconut milk, and pumpkin will satisfy your curry cravings.

  • vegetable and beef soup in a bowl
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    October 30Beef & Vegetable Soup from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This hearty and satisfying soup is packed full of delicious veggies and ground beef.

  • dipping a french dip sandwich in au jus
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    October 31French Dip from One Happy Housewife

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

Side Dishes

  • a ladle filled with a serving of mac and cheese
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    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.

  • a plate of green beans with rice and chicken
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    Green Beans from One Happy Housewife

    The buttery garlic flavor make these tender green beans a favorite side dish.

  • pouring lemon butter sauce on broccoli
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    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.

  • close up of corn on the cob with a piece of butter
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    Corn on the Cob from One Happy Housewife

    Sweet ears of corn make an easy vegetable side dish.

  • overhead shot of a bowl of mexican pinto beans topped with jalapanos, a slice of lime, and a bed of cilantro
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    Mexican Pinto Beans from Simply Vegetarian 777

    These pinto beans are spicy and bursting with Mexican flavor.


  • a spoonful of arroz con leche
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    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.

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot
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    Turtle Lava Cakes from One Happy Housewife

    These deliciously decadent mini cakes are overflowing with a molten chocolate center, caramel and pecans.

  • close up of a pound cake topped with powdered sugar
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    Pound Cake from The Halfway Homesteaders

    A perfect and delicious pound cake just like grandma used to make.

  • close up of bread pudding glazed and topped with raisins
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    Bread Pudding from Simply Happy Foodie

    This creamy, rich, and delicious bread pudding is the perfect holiday dessert.

  • a plate with dulce de leche cheesecake
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    Dulce de Leche Cheesecake from Living Sweet Moments

    This moist, creamy, and decadent cheesecake is a pure slice of heaven.

Download the October 2018 Meal Plan Calendar.

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

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