September Instant Pot Meal Plan (2019)

I’m so ready for fall! This September Instant Pot Meal Plan has a hint of fall in it in hopes that this brutally hot weather will start making its way out!

I’ve included lots of easy recipes in this September Meal Plan, as usual, to help you on those busy weeknights. Now that the kids are a few weeks into school, the homework and extracurriculars are really kicking into high gear, so I’ve included lots of quick and easy recipes. Here’s what you can expect:

instant pot meal plan for september 2019

Comforting Instant Pot Pasta Dishes

You’ll find lots of comforting pasta dishes in this meal plan including my super popular Chicken Tetrazzini, much loved Cajun Pasta, a wonderful Lasagna, and my family’s favorite Beef & Macaroni Casserole. A great pasta dish is always a family favorite.

Warm & Tasty Instant Pot Soups

Several warm and comforting soups for the pressure cooker also make an appearance this month. You’ll find hearty bowls of Chili, Taco Soup, and Chicken Soup. There is nothing more regenerating to the soul than a warm bowl of soup.

Instant Pot Recipes for Labor Day

I also included my Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork on Labor Day in case you’re celebrating that day! I also have a delicious new Potato Salad recipe that is perfect as a side for pulled pork sandwiches. So definitely check that one out.

Delicious Instant Pot Side Dishes

You can’t have a main dish without a delicious side. I’ve included some delicious Instant Pot side dishes like Spanish Rice and Tomato Couscous, both of which you must try if you haven’t yet. You’ll also find staples like White Rice, Cauliflower, and Mashed Potatoes.

Sweet Instant Pot Desserts

Don’t forget to check out the dessert section where you’ll find my very popular pressure cooker desserts including my much-loved Flan recipe, Arroz con Leche, and Coconut Cake.

Here’s to a splendid September!

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

September 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

Enjoy these wonderful Instant Pot dishes for the month of September.

  • a bowl filled with a warm serving of chicken and dumplings
    September 1
    Chicken and Dumplings
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • 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 large bowl of taco soup
    September 3
    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.

  • chicken adobo on a dinner plate
    September 4
    Chicken Adobo
    from Two Sleevers

    Enjoy the flavor of this authentic Filipino Chicken at your dinner table.

  • coconut shrimp curry in a large bowl
    September 5
    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.

  • instant pot beef and macaroni casserole
    September 6
    Beef & Macaroni Casserole
    from One Happy Housewife

    This deliciously creamy beef and pasta casserole is the perfect hearty and filling comfort dish for those busy weeknights. It’s fast and easy to make, full of flavor, and guaranteed to satisfy those hungry bellies. This one is sure to become a favorite in your home.

  • instant pot cajun pasta
    September 7
    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 gumbo garnished with scallions with a ball of rice in the center
    September 8
    from Paint the Kitchen Red

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

  • spaghetti and meat sauce served in a bowl topped with shredded parmesan
    September 9
    Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
    from One Happy Housewife

    You’ve got a hungry family and not much time? This Instant Pot version of a traditional Italian dish is perfect for those busy nights when you need to get a tasty dinner on the table fast. This spaghetti and meat sauce is an easy one-pot meal that can be made in less than 15 minutes. Your family will love this one!

  • serving instant pot salsa chicken
    September 10
    Salsa Chicken
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • a dinner plate with meatloaf
    September 11
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    Perfect for the meat lover, meatloaf just got way easier to make!

  • a spoonful of chicken sweet corn soup
    September 12
    Chicken Sweet Corn Soup
    from Spice Cravings

    This healthy, creamy soup is made with sweet corn and crunchy vegetables in a rich and flavorful chicken stock.

  • tacos made with cochinitas pibil
    September 13
    Cochinita Pibil
    from One Happy Housewife

    With a mix of sweet, acidic and earthy flavors this traditional Mexican food will provide a unique experience for your taste buds.

  • overhead shot of aloo matar in a bowl garnished with cilantro
    September 14
    Aloo Matar (Potato Curry)
    from Simply Vegetarian 777

    This easy and delicious Indian curry recipe is perfect for any weeknight dinner.

  • chili in a small bowl topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onion
    September 15
    Chili with Beans
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • instant pot lasagna
    September 16
    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 shot of chicken and potatoes garnished with lemon slices
    September 17
    Chicken And Potatoes
    from Recipes from a Pantry

    A quick and easy one-pot dish that’s loaded with Mediterranean flavor.

  • a bowl of instant pot butternut squash soup topped with cream and dried cranberries
    September 18
    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.

  • pork chops in mushroom gravy
    September 19
    Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
    from This Old Gal

    True comfort food made with fresh, homemade ingredients.

  • overhead shot of tortilla soup in a bowl garnished with cilantro
    September 20
    Chicken Tortilla Soup
    from Ministry of Curry

    A comforting Mexican soup loaded with tender chicken, beans, tomatoes, corn, and peppers.

  • lobster tails meat dipped in melted butter
    September 21
    Lobster Tails
    from One Happy Housewife

    Perfectly cooked and tender lobster tails made fast in the Instant Pot.

  • September 22
    French Dip
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • chicken tetrazzini
    September 23
    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.

  • instant pot taco pasta
    September 24
    Taco Pasta
    from One Happy Housewife

    Love Mexican food but tired of the same ‘ole, same ‘ole? Then try this easy and delicious pasta dish. It’s kid-approved and will be ready in no time. It’s the perfect hearty meal for a busy weeknight.

  • a bowl of instant pot tomato soup
    September 25
    Tomato Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • teriyaki chicken bowl garnished with sesame seeds on top of rice
    September 26
    Teriyaki Chicken
    from Cooking with Karli

    Enjoy a bowl of tender chicken, crunchy veggies, and rice covered in a homemade Teriyaki sauce.

  • close up of shrimp paella garnished with cilantro
    September 27
    Shrimp Paella
    from My Forking Life

    Loaded with flavor, this paella will knock your socks off!

  • glazed baby back ribs on a wooden board
    September 28
    Baby Back Ribs
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    Smoky, tender, juicy, meaty Baby Back Ribs made in the Instant Pot.

  • instant pot chicken soup
    September 29
    Chicken Soup
    from One Happy Housewife

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

  • side view of couscous with ground beef on a plate
    September 30
    Couscous with Ground Beef
    from One Happy Housewife

    Made with Israeli couscous, seasoned ground sirloin, and sweet peppers, this quick and easy pasta dish is full of flavor and certain to become a family favorite. Perfect for busy weeknights!

Side Dishes

  • a large serving of jasmine rice in a bowl
    Jasmine Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    Quick, easy, and perfect white rice every time!

  • instant pot tomato couscous
    Tomato Couscous
    from One Happy Housewife

    A simple side dish that pairs perfectly with any main meal.

  • overhead shot of cauliflower in an instant pot
    Steamed Cauliflower
    from One Happy Housewife

    This super quick recipe will give you the perfect nutritious and delicious side dish in no time.

  • 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 large glass bowl filled with spanish rice
    Spanish Rice
    from One Happy Housewife

    Just like what you’d get at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.


  • 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.

  • overhead shot of cakes in a jar
    Cakes in a Jar
    from The Halfway Homesteaders

    These wonderful cakes come in so many delicious flavors and are so easy to make.

  • a dripping new york cheesecake on a plate
    New York Cheesecake
    from Simply Happy Foodie

    A New York cheesecake is a true American classic. So dense, rich, and creamy, this cheesecake recipe is a must try.

  • 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 September 2019 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.

2024 Meal Plans

2023 Meal Plans

2022 Meal Plans

2021 Meal Plans

2020 Meal Plans

2019 Meal Plans

2018 Meal Plans

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