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October Instant Pot Meal Plan (2021)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of October

The October Meal Plan is full of delicious fall recipes! The weather is finally settling down and that means it’s time for yummy soups, apple pork chops, and pumpkin everything! I hope you and your family enjoy all these recipes full of fall yumminess! Here’s what you can expect:

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

October 2021 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 large bowl of white bean chicken chili
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    October 1White 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
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    October 2Autumn 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 butternut mac and cheese topped with shredded parmesan
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    October 3Butternut 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.

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

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

  • a close up of tuscan chicken pasta served on a plate
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    October 5Tuscan Chicken Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    Creamy, delicious, and very easy to make, this pasta dish is sure to be a hit with your family!

  • a bowl of broccoli cheese soup topped with shredded cheese
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    October 6Broccoli 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
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    October 7Chicken Broccoli Alfredo from One Happy Housewife

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

  • corn tortillas with carnitas topped with cilantro, tomato, and cheese
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    October 8Carnitas 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 a small bowl of pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds
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    October 9Pumpkin 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
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    October 10Whole Chicken from Recipes from a Pantry

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

  • a plate of cajun pasta
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    October 11Spicy Cajun Pasta from One Happy Housewife

    A super easy weeknight dinner with a wonderful kick of cajun.

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

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

  • side view of creamy beef macaroni casserole in a bowl
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    October 13Beef & Macaroni Casserole from One Happy Housewife

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

  • close up of a bowl of butter chicken garnished with parsley
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    October 14Butter 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 serving of spaghetti and meatballs topped with shredded parmesan
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    October 15Spaghetti & Meatballs from One Happy Housewife

    This super easy Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe requires no prep and is ready in minutes.

  • a creamy bowl of chipotle shrimp soup
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    October 16Chipotle 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!

  • dipping a french dip sandwich in au jus
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    October 17French Dip from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of a plate of cheeseburgermac and lettuce with tomato slices
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    October 18Cheeseburger Mac from One Happy Housewife

    A super hearty and flavorful, from scratch pasta casserole made fast.

  • a bowl of tomato soup with basil and a grilled cheese
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    October 19Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of chicken and dumplings
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    October 20Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife

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

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

    Infused with delicious sun-dried tomato and basil, you’ll love the comforting creaminess of this pasta dish.

  • serving salsa chicken on a tortilla
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    October 22Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries and served with garlic toast
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    October 23Butternut 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
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    October 24Buffalo Chicken Chili from Ministry of Curry

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

  • a palte with a warm hawaiian sloppy joe on a teal wooden board
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    October 25Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a close up of chicken soup
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    October 26Chicken Soup from One Happy Housewife

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

  • Mouth Watering Pulled Pork Sandwich on a platter
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    October 27Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife

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

  • close up of chicken spaghetti tetrazzini on a plate
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    October 28Chicken 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 comforting bowl of taco soup
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    October 29Taco 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.

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    October 30Chicken Couscous from One Happy Housewife

    A very simple and flavorful chicken and couscous recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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

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

Side Dishes

  • serving instant pot dirty rice in a bowl
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    Cajun Dirty Rice from One Happy Housewife

    Chock full of the Cajun flavor, this comforting dish is outstanding!

  • mashed potatoes served on a dinner plate
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    Mashed Potatoes from One Happy Housewife

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • a large bowl full of macaroni and cheese made with cream of mushroom soup sitting on a counter
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    Mac & Cheese with Cream of Mushroom from One Happy Housewife

    A super creamy and delicious dump-and-start mac and cheese.

Desserts

  • close up of coconut flan on a plate
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    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
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    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
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    Bread Pudding from Simply Happy Foodie

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Download the October 2021 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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