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September Instant Pot Meal Plan (2018)

Delicious Instant Pot Meals For The Month of September

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
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    September 1Mango BBQ Fish Tacos from The Halfway Homesteaders

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

  • Mouth Watering Pulled Pork Sandwich on a platter
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    September 2Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a plate of ground beef and farfalle pasta in vodka sauce
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    September 3Beef & Bowtie Pasta from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a close up of chicken soup
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    September 4Chicken 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
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    September 5Ragda 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 palte with a warm hawaiian sloppy joe on a teal wooden board
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    September 6Hawaiian Sloppy Joes from One Happy Housewife

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

  • asian salmon
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    September 7Asian 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
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    September 8Fettuccine 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
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    September 9Mississippi Chicken from Simply Happy Foodie

    An amazingly tasty twist on Mississippi Pot Roast.

  • lasagna on a plate with salad
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    September 10Lasagna from One Happy Housewife

    A rich, creamy, and flavorful lasagna that you can have on the table in no time.

  • overhead view of salpicon
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    September 11Salpicón 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
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    September 12Zuppa 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
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    September 13Cheeseburger Tortilla Pie from Home Pressure Cooking

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

  • instant pot hawaiian chicken
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    September 14Hawaiian 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
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    September 15Coconut 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
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    September 16American Goulash from Simply Happy Foodie

    This American Goulash will be done in under an hour and your family will be fed and happy!

  • close up of a glazed coca cola ribs
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    September 17Coca-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
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    September 18Black Eyed Peas Curry from Piping Pot Curry

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

  • kung pao chicken
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    September 19Kung Pao Chicken from The Halfway Homesteaders

    This Chinese-American classic is simple to make and so flavorful.

  • tomato soup
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    September 20Creamy 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
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    September 21Shrimp 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
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    September 22Spicy 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
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    September 23Balsamic 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
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    September 24Red 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
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    September 25Spicy Ground Meat 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
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    September 26Korean Spicy 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
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    September 27Spaghetti 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
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    September 28Vegetable Pulav from Simply Vegetarian 777

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

  • instant pot meatballs
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    September 29Meatballs 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
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    September 30Gumbo from Paint the Kitchen Red

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

Side Dishes

  • instant pot corn pudding casserole
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    Corn Pudding Casserole from Home Pressure Cooking

    This casserole is so simple and so delicious.

  • brussels sprouts
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    Brussels Sprouts from Recipes from a Pantry

    These Brussels sprouts are quick, easy, and amazingly tasty!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • instant pot asian sweet corn soup
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    Asian Sweet Corn Soup from Simply Vegetarian 777

    With a delicate texture and mild flavor, this soup is so warm and delicious.

  • instant pot aloo gobi indian cauliflower
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    Cauliflower with Potatoes (Aloo Gobi) from Paint the Kitchen Red

    Seasoned with Indian spices, this side dish is perfect for any Indian-themed meal.


  • cinnamon apple pecan caramel monkey bread in the instant pot
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    Cinnamon Apple Pecan Caramel Monkey Bread from Home Pressure Cooking

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

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

    A fluffy and colourful cake that the kids will love.

  • a large slice of flan
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    Flan from One Happy Housewife

    A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan.

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

    This cake is loaded with coconut goodness and is the perfect sweet treat to share with friends and family.

  • bread pudding
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    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
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    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.

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