October Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

Fall is here, fall is here! And so is the October Instant Pot Meal Plan! This month’s meal plan is loaded with recipes that scream fall! From soups and pasta filled with Autumn’s bounty, to side dishes and desserts that invoke the taste of the season. Here’s what you can expect:

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Instant Pot Fall Recipes

Fall is filled with pumpkins and spice, and so are some recipes featured in this meal plan. The Pumpkin Soup, and Butternut Mac & Cheese embody the soul of fall flavors. A sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg is all it takes to impart the tastes and smells of fall cooking. You’ll find even more wonderful soups and pastas in this meal plan.

Instant Pot Soups

Lots of easy and delicious soups like our all-time favorite Tomato Soup and a new White Chicken Chili that is sure to become a favorite! You’ll also find Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Chili, Chicken & Dumplings, Butternut Squash Soup, Chicken Soup, and Taco Soup. These soups are so delicious and each would pair perfectly with either my Homemade Garlic Bread or Skillet Cornbread.

Instant Pot Pasta

I also included lots of comforting, creamy pasta recipes like my Chicken Tetrazzini and my newest pasta, a delicious Chicken Broccoli Alfredo. You’ll also find Spaghetti & Meatballs, Cheeseburger Mac, Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta, and Spicy Cajun Pasta. If you’re looking for a great side to any pasta dish, then my Oven Roasted Broccoli is a must.

Instant Pot Sides

There are definitely some fall favorites in this meal plan and the side dishes are no exception. You’ll find easy Instant Pot side dishes like Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Lemon Butter Broccoli. Fall is certainly in the air.

Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

Always my favorite part of the meal… dessert! The Instant Pot dessert recipes in this meal plan are to die for! Bread Pudding, Lava Cakes, Flan, and Cheesecake. Oh my! Excuse me while I make my way to the kitchen.

The comforting options in this meal plan are many and I’m sure you and your family will enjoy them all! Happy Fall y’all!

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

October 2019 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 spoonful of white chicken chili from a bowl
    October 1
    White Chicken Chili
    from One Happy Housewife

    A super easy and crazy delicious dump and start creamy chicken chili loaded with hearty white beans, chicken, corn, tomatoes, and green peppers.

  • autumn apple pork chops topped with pecans on a dinner plate
    October 2
    Autumn Apple Pork Chops
    from Simply Happy Foodie

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

  • a bowl of butternut mac and cheese
    October 3
    Butternut Mac and Cheese
    from One Happy Housewife

    Fall spices and a rich and creamy cheddar flavor are perfectly paired with sweet butternut squash in this comforting pasta dish. This is an amazing comfort dish.

  • vegetable and beef soup in a bowl
    October 4
    Beef & Vegetable Soup
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

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

  • overhead shot of new orleans style shrimp etouffe garnished with cilantro
    October 5
    Shrimp Etouffee
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

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

  • a bowl of broccoli cheese soup topped with shredded cheese
    October 6
    Broccoli Cheese Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

    The combination of broccoli, carrots, cream, and cheddar make for a hearty soup that’s amazingly creamy and flavorful.

  • a creamy bowl of chicken broccoli alfredo pasta
    October 7
    Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
    from One Happy Housewife

    A incredibly delicious pasta dish that features a homemade Alfredo sauce that’s unforgettably rich, creamy, and flavorful.

  • juicy and tender carnitas
    October 8
    Carnitas
    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
    October 9
    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 fully cooked whole chicken on a large tray
    October 10
    Whole Chicken
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    Have a moist and flavorful rotisserie style chicken in less than 45 minutes with this simple recipe.

  • chicken couscous on a large white plate
    October 11
    Chicken Couscous
    from One Happy Housewife

    Pearl couscous, shredded chicken, peas, and carrots come together to make a quick and easy dump meal that’s full of flavor. This simple recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner

  • a bowl of cauliflower soup
    October 12
    Cauliflower Soup
    from Piping Pot Curry

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

  • chili in a small bowl topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onion
    October 13
    Chili with Beans
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot spaghetti and meatballs
    October 14
    Spaghetti & Meatballs
    from One Happy Housewife

    You can never go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs. Everyone loves it and it’s always easy. This recipe makes it even easier because it requires no prep and is ready in minutes.

  • close up of a bowl of butter chicken garnished with parsley
    October 15
    Butter 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.

  • a creamy bowl of chipotle shrimp soup
    October 16
    Chipotle Shrimp Soup
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    This quick and easy soup is so creamy and loaded with potatoes, corn, bacon, and shrimp. This one has a spicy kick to it too!

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    October 17
    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.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    October 18
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • October 19
    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 filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    October 20
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of creamy sun-dried tomato pasta topped with parmesan and basil leaves
    October 21
    Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
    from One Happy Housewife

    Penne pasta drenched in an impossibly creamy sun-dried tomato and basil sauce. And since you’ll have it on the table in less than 20 minutes, it’s a perfect meal for any weeknight dinner.

  • instant pot mango fish tacos
    October 22
    Mango BBQ Fish Tacos
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    The wonderful sweet spiciness of these fish tacos will transform taco Tuesdays.

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries
    October 23
    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 shot of two bowls of buffalo chicken chili
    October 24
    Buffalo Chicken Chili
    from Ministry of Curry

    A hearty chili made with chicken, beans, veggies and cooked in a spicy buffalo sauce.

  • a plate with a hawaiian sloppy joe sandwich
    October 25
    Hawaiian Sloppy Joes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot chicken soup
    October 26
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    October 27
    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • chicken tetrazzini
    October 28
    Chicken Tetrazzini
    from One Happy Housewife

    With tender bite-sized chicken served over spaghetti and topped with a creamy sauce, this Chicken Tetrazzini will be a family favorite.

  • a large bowl of taco soup
    October 29
    Taco Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

    A wonderful dump-and-go meal that’s loaded with taco flavor, requires very little prep, and uses easy to find ingredients.

  • instant pot cajun pasta
    October 30
    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.

  • top view of a bowl of corn chowder
    October 31
    Corn Chowder
    from Simply Vegetarian 777

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

Side Dishes

  • side view of brown rice in a bowl
    Brown Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    A simple and healthy side-dish for the Instant Pot.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • overhead shot of salsa rice being scooped
    Salsa Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    An incredibly easy and delicious side dish that makes a perfect companion for any meal, especially Mexican inspired dishes.

Desserts

  • close up of coconut flan on a plate
    Coconut Flan
    from One Happy Housewife

    A delicious custard-like dessert filled with with coconut flavor and shredded coconut in every bite.

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

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

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

    This creamy, rich, and delicious bread pudding is the perfect holiday dessert. The rich and creamy custard and amazing rum sauce make it irresistible!

  • 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!

  • 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 October 2019 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.

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.

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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