October Instant Pot Meal Plans

Fall is here, and I’m ready to welcome cooler weather. Cooler weather means warm and hearty food like soups and chilis. I have so many great fall recipes and you’ll find lots of them on my October Instant Pot meal plans. Plus, there are also plenty of wholesome and flavorful pasta dishes, chicken recipes, and ground beef recipes in these meal plans. Here’s what you can expect:

october instant pot meal plan calendar

Instant Pot Fall Recipes

If you’re looking for some great fall recipes for the Instant Pot, I’ve got them. You’ll find oodles of recipes that will warm your belly as the heat of summer melts into the cool of winter. Some of the best recipes for fall are soups, stews, chilis, and pasta. And I have plenty of those in my October meal plans.

Instant Pot Soups

You’ll find lots of easy and delicious soups like my all-time favorite Tomato Soup and lots of delicious versions of Chili! You’ll find creamy soups like Pumpkin Soup and broth-based soups like Chicken Soup. Soups with loads of veggies like White Chicken Chilli and soups that are wonderfully cheesy like Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Soups with a Tex-Mex flair like Taco Soup and others that have a comforting southern taste like Chicken & Dumplings. So many soups!

Creamy Pasta Recipes for the Instant Pot

Creamy pasta recipes offer a lot of soul-soothing comfort for this time of year. The comforting options in my meal plans are many, and I’m sure you and your family will enjoy each of them! A few popular choices are my Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta, Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, and Butternut Mac and Cheese. These pasta dishes are so warm and delicious! Perfect for fall weather!

Instant Pot Sandwiches

Sandwiches are great any time of year and I have some great sandwich recipes for you in my October Meal Plans. You’ll find recipes for Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork, Hawaiian Sloppy Joes, and French Dip. So toast some buns and add some warm pork or beef and prepare for some tasty, hunger busting comfort in each bite.

Instant Pot Side Dishes

No fall meal is complete without a tasty side dish and these meal plans offer up some remarkably flavorful side dishes made in the Instant Pot. For instance, my Salsa Rice recipe is so quick and easy to make and it’s packed full of flavor. Plus, it pairs well with so many dishes.

Instant Pot Desserts

A fall meal is not complete without a sweet treat to follow it. I’ve included some mouthwatering desserts in these meal plans, and I urge you to try them all. The Lava Cakes are especially decadent.

Happy Fall! And enjoy the food!

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

Instant Pot Recipes for October

Here are some recipes you’ll find on my October meal plans:

Main Dishes

  • instant pot cajun pasta
    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.

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

  • chicken tetrazzini
    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.

  • cheeseburger mac in a large bowl
    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.

  • chili in a bowl topped with shredded cheese and green onions
    from One Happy Housewife

    The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.

Side Dishes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • close up of apple slices on a plate with a small bowl of dulce de leche
    Dulce de Leche
    from One Happy Housewife

    Enjoy this deliciously rich and sweet caramel spread that is a common treat in many Hispanic countries. And, thanks to the pressure cooker, there’s no need to wait for hours to turn condensed milk into this amazing treat! This stuff is so good, it’s addictive!

  • a strawberry and cream cake on a plate near a bowl of fresh strawberries
    Strawberries & Cream Cake
    from One Happy Housewife

    This strawberries and cream Instant Pot cake is topped with a creamy glaze and is so moist and delicious.

  • 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!

October Instant Pot Meal Plans

I’ve got some terrific meal plans for October on my website. Check them out here:

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