September Instant Pot Meal Plan (2018)

School is back in session, and that means busy weeknights and activity-packed weekends. My September Instant Pot Meal Plan takes this into consideration. I’ve included lots of easy weeknight meals and some big hearty meals on the weekends, so you can enjoy leftovers during the week. Here’s what you can expect:

Instant Pot Meals That Stretch

I love making meals that will last a few days. That way, I don’t have to worry about lunches, I just serve leftovers.

With that in mind, how does Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork sound for Sunday? This pulled pork is so easy to make and the flavor is unbelievable! If you have leftovers, there are so many things you can make with it. From tacos to quesadillas, to nachos, the possibilities are amazing! Make this on Sunday and you can have lunches for a couple of days. It’s a winner!

Easy Weeknight Meals for the Instant Pot

Mondays are usually hard days, so I’ve included the easiest Instant Pot recipes on Mondays. My Easy Beef & Bowtie Pasta is so delicious and super kid-friendly. Other easy Monday meals in the meal plan include Ribs, Lasagna, Taco Pasta, and Beans. For other days of the week, you’ll find more easy recipes like Fettuccine Alfredo, and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce.

Ethnic Recipes for the Instant Pot

This month you’ll also find some delicious ethnic meals from some fabulous bloggers. Try your hand at Vegetable Pulav, Korean Spice Chicken, Ragda Patties, and more! Lots of international dishes to choose from, with a focus on Indian cuisine.

Instant Pot Side Dishes

I’ve given you plenty of options for Instant Pot side dishes to pair with all these delicious meals. From mashed potatoes and corn pudding to an Indian cauliflower and Asian corn soup. Some of these sides are so delicious that they may end up stealing the show.

Instant Pot Desserts

Finally, don’t forget about dessert. You’ll find cakes, flan, and even some fudgy brownies and monkey bread for you to indulge!

Enjoy your September with some delicious meals!

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

September 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

  • instant pot mango fish tacos
    September 1
    Mango BBQ Fish Tacos
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

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

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
    September 2
    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 beef and bowtie pasta
    September 3
    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.

  • instant pot chicken soup
    September 4
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • overhead shot of ragda patties on a plate garnished with cilantro
    September 5
    Ragda Patties
    from Ministry of Curry

    Enjoy this popular Indian street food in your own home. Spicy, sweet, and tangy, each bite is an explosion of flavors.

  • a plate with a hawaiian sloppy joe sandwich
    September 6
    Hawaiian Sloppy Joes
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • asian salmon
    September 7
    Asian Salmon
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This salmon is easy to make, and the taste of the sauce is so delicious!

  • a bowl of fettuccine alfredo
    September 8
    Fettuccine Alfredo
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A dump and start pasta dish is so rich, creamy, and delicious that you’ll savor every bite.

  • mississippi chicken
    September 9
    Mississippi Chicken
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    An amazingly tasty twist on Mississippi Pot Roast.

  • instant pot lasagna
    September 10
    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.

  • overhead view of salpicon
    September 11
    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.

  • a large bowl filled with a serving of zuppa tuscana
    September 12
    Zuppa Tuscana
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Enjoy the taste of The Olive Garden’s Zuppa Tuscana right in the comfort of your own home.

  • tortilla pie
    September 13
    Cheeseburger Tortilla Pie
    from Home Pressure Cooking

    With a quick prep and cook time, this tasty tortilla pie is a perfect weeknight dinner.

  • hawaiian chicken served over a bed of rice on a plate
    September 14
    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.

  • coconut shrimp curry in a large bowl
    September 15
    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.

  • close up of american goulash in a bowl
    September 16
    American Goulash
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    This classic one-pot pasta meal (with an American twist) is made with ground beef, green pepper, and macaroni. It’s easy to make and will be done in under an hour. Your family will be fed and happy in no time!

  • close up of a glazed coca cola ribs
    September 17
    Coca-Cola Ribs
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    These ribs are so sweet and clean the bone delicious. Plus, they’re so easy to make!

  • black eyed peas
    September 18
    Black Eyed Peas Curry
    from Piping Pot Curry

    Black-eyed peas made in an onion-tomato gravy, with lots of ginger, garlic and aromatic spices.

  • tomato soup
    September 19
    Creamy Tomato Soup
    from Piping Pot Curry

    Made with fresh tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, a hint of garlic, and topped with cream and cheese.

  • a bowl of shrimp and grits
    September 20
    Shrimp and Grits
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Enjoy tender shrimp and crisp bacon in a spicy tomato-based sauce over creamy grits with this wonderful one-pot meal.

  • spicy taco pasta
    September 21
    Spicy Taco Pasta
    from Ministry of Curry

    This cheesy pasta dish is made with ground chicken, onions, jalapeños, cilantro and loaded with Mexican flavors.

  • close up of a balsamic apple pork tenderloin
    September 22
    Balsamic Apple Pork Tenderloin
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Tender and moist pork medallions drenched in an amazingly sweet & tangy sauce.

  • punjabi rajma masala in the instant pot
    September 23
    Red Kidney Beans Curry
    from Simply Vegetarian 777

    A delicious and flavorful Indian dish that’s easily made in the Instant Pot.

  • overhead shot of keema matar in a pot
    September 24
    Spiced Ground Beef (Keema Matar)
    from Spice Cravings

    A semi-dry Indian curry, made with ground meat and green peas, seasoned with Indian spices.

  • overhead shot of korean spice chicken on a plate with rice and cucumber slices
    September 25
    Korean Spice Chicken
    from Spice Cravings

    A delicious combination of Korean Bibimbap and Bulgogi made in the Instant Pot.

  • easy homemade instant pot spaghetti with meat sauce
    September 26
    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

    An easy and tasty one-pot spaghetti with meat sauce. And the sauce is made from scratch!

  • vegetable pulav in the instant pot
    September 27
    Vegetable Pulav
    from Simply Vegetarian 777

    A simple, easy way to make a perfect Pulav, spicy rice dish.

  • instant pot meatballs
    September 28
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    These meatballs are juicy, made from pantry staples, and easy to make.

  • a bowl of gumbo garnished with scallions with a ball of rice in the center
    September 29
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

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

Side Dishes


  • cinnamon apple pecan caramel monkey bread in the instant pot

    A warm, ooey gooey, treat that you can’t stop eating.

  • instant pot cake
    Rainbow Bundt Cake
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    A fluffy and colourful cake that the kids will love.

  • taking a slice of flan
    from One Happy Housewife

    One of my favorite desserts growing up! A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan. You’ll want to make this one all the time!

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate
    Coconut Cake
    from One Happy Housewife

    Topped with a heavenly creamy coconut glaze, this moist and delicious cake is loaded with coconut goodness and is the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family.

  • bread pudding
    Summer Berry Bread Pudding
    from Ministry of Curry

    A creamy bread pudding made with berries tucked in layers of brioche bread and milk custard.

  • a partially sliced fudgy brownies cake
    Fudgy Brownies
    from Spice Cravings

    If chocolate brownies and molten lava cake had a baby, it’d be named Fudgy Brownies. So delicious!

Download the September 2018 Meal Plan Calendar.

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

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2023 Meal Plans

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

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