Hello September! The weather is crazy around here, and between the heat and the hurricanes, we’re all trying to find easy meals that are delicious and our family will eat! I’ve included just that in this month’s meal plan. A lot of comfort food, and some soups for those of us that are wishing for fall weather. All the recipes are easy as usual, and I included a nice variety for all tastes. Here’s what you can expect:
Comforting Instant Pot Recipes
Fall means comforting meals, and while we’re not quite into fall just yet, I’ve taken it upon myself to prepare for Fall by including some Instant Pot Fall Recipes in this meal plan. These recipes are also perfect for rainy days and are sure to soothe the gloomy weather right out of you.
You’ll find plenty of comforting soup recipes and pasta dishes to help you keep warm as the cooler weather begins to creep in near the end of the month. Speaking of comforting fall recipes, you’ll absolutely love my Chicken and Dumplings recipe.
Chicken and Dumplings
I lead off the month with the quintessential comfort dish, my Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I loaded this recipe with sweet and delicious veggies, tender bite-sized pieces of savory chicken, and yummy dumplings. This is a super easy comfort recipe to make in your pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Soups
In addition to my Chicken and Dumplings, I’ve loaded up this meal plan with lots of delicious Instant Pot Soups. This month, you’ll be enjoying warm bowls of Tomato Soup, Chicken Enchilada Soup, and Chili. Each of these soups is so comforting and goes perfectly with either my Homemade Garlic Bread or Skillet Cornbread.
This rich and creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup is the perfect recipe for the cooler fall and winter months. This soup really is delightful and the added touch of basil and honey put the flavor over the top.
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Looking for something Tex-Mex? I loaded up my Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup with flavorful Tex-Mex deliciousness. This soup is simple to make and delivers all that chicken enchilada flavor that you love so much. Top with crispy tortilla strips and your favorite enchilada toppings for outstanding Tex-Mex flavor.
There is nothing better than a hearty bowl of Instant Pot Chili on a gloomy, rainy day. And with all the hurricanes that we usually experience this time of year, this is the perfect time for a big pot of this comforting dish. This is a simple chili recipe that’s loaded with ground beef, red beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, and a unique blend of spices. You’re going to love this chili!
Instant Pot Pasta
I also included lots of comforting Instant Pot Pasta Recipes like my Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, Lasagna, and Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni. Each of these pasta dishes is simple to make, packed full of flavor, and kid-friendly. And, if you’re looking for a perfect side dish to any of these pasta recipes, then you must try my Oven Roasted Broccoli.
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
This traditional Italian dish is a perfect way to enjoy a comforting meal on a busy weeknight. My Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is a simple one-pot meal that’ll be ready in minutes. And even better, the entire family always loves it!
If you have some hungry mouths to feed, then there is nothing better to bust that hunger than a slice of warm lasagna. Thankfully, with the help of your pressure cooker, you’ll have this traditional pasta recipe ready in much less time than it’d take in the oven. I loaded my Instant Pot Lasagna with flavorful meat and layers upon layers of creamy cheese.
Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni
This hearty pasta dish is extra cheesy and so quick to make. You’ll not only love the flavor of this Instant Pot Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni, but you’ll also love how easy it is to make. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you need to get a meal the whole family will love on the table in a jiffy.
Instant Pot Sides
There are definitely some wonderful recipes in this month’s meal plan, and you’ll also find some outstanding Instant Pot side dishes to go with them. I’ve included my Mashed Potatoes, Spanish Rice, and Potato Salad, to name a few.
These no-fuss Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are simple to make and come out so smooth and creamy. And the nice thing about this recipe is you can leave the skins on the potatoes if you want to save time or want a more hearty, rustic texture. Either way, they’re absolutely delicious.
This quick and easy Instant Pot Spanish Rice is full of the authentic flavor you’d expect from your favorite restaurant-style Spanish Rice. This one is a perfect side dish to serve with any Tex-Mex inspired meal.
Instant Pot Dessert Recipes
I could never forget dessert! And the Instant Pot Dessert Recipes that I’ve included in this month’s meal plan are amazing! Flan, Coconut Cake, and Arroz con Leche are a few of the unbelievably delicious sweet treats that you’ll be enjoying this month.
This Instant Pot Flan is so creamy smooth that it will blow your mind. Oh, and the caramel on top of the flan is to die for. This is the best of the best when it comes to Instant Pot desserts. This one is a must-try!
Arroz con Leche
Another Hispanic favorite, this Instant Pot Arroz con Leche, or rice pudding, is so creamy sweet. Just add a dash of cinnamon to make it perfect. This wonderful dessert is quick and easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients.
There are so many comforting options in this meal plan and I know your family will love them all! Happy Fall!
Make sure you also check out my latest Instant Pot Meal Plan.
September 2020 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.
September 1Chicken and Dumplings from One Happy Housewife
Tender, tasty chicken, sweet veggies, and dumplings. This is the epitome of comfort food.
September 2Pasta with Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife
A super easy Italian dish is a comforting and filling family favorite.
September 3Lemon Butter Salmon from Simply Happy Foodie
A quick and easy meal that’s both delicious and healthy!
September 4Chicken Adobo from Two Sleevers
Enjoy the flavor of this authentic Filipino Chicken at your dinner table.
September 5Coconut 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.
September 6Chili from One Happy Housewife
The rich, smokey flavor of this Chili makes it the perfect comfort meal.
September 7Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from One Happy Housewife
Made with only 4 ingredients, this fall apart delicious pulled pork is so tasty and versatile.
September 8Tuna Casserole from One Happy Housewife
A classic comfort dish made fast from scratch thanks to the pressure cooker.
September 9Spaghetti and Meat Sauce from One Happy Housewife
A tasty traditional Italian pasta dish that will be loved by the whole family and can be served in minutes.
September 10Salsa Chicken from One Happy Housewife
A very popular recipe that’s fast, easy, and so versatile. The perfect busy weeknight meal!
September 11Meatloaf from Awe Filled Homemaker
Perfect for the meat lover, meatloaf just got way easier to make!
September 12Chicken Enchilada Soup from One Happy Housewife
Everything you love about chicken enchiladas in a warm comforting bowl of soup.
September 13Pork Tenderloin from Two Sleevers
This quick and simple pork tenderloin is covered in a wonderful chipotle orange sauce.
September 14Aloo Matar (Potato Curry) from Simply Vegetarian 777
This easy and delicious Indian curry recipe is perfect for any weeknight dinner.
September 15Chicken Couscous from One Happy Housewife
A very simple and flavorful chicken and couscous recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner.
September 16Lasagna from One Happy Housewife
A rich, creamy, and flavorful lasagna that you can have on the table in no time.
September 17Chicken And Potatoes from Recipes from a Pantry
A quick and easy one-pot dish that’s loaded with Mediterranean flavor.
September 18Butternut 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.
September 19Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice from One Happy Housewife
An incredibly easy and hearty family-friendly meal that’s oh so cheesy and delicious.
September 20Chicken Tortilla Soup from Ministry of Curry
A comforting Mexican soup loaded with tender chicken, beans, tomatoes, corn, and peppers.
September 21Cheesy Sausage Rigatoni from One Happy Housewife
A quick, easy, and filling pasta dish that the entire family will love.
September 22Jamaican Oxtails from My Forking Life
A Caribbean stew featuring fall-off-the-bone tender oxtail and butter beans that’s phenomenally flavorful.
September 23Cream Cheese Pasta w/ Sausage from One Happy Housewife
A quick and easy dump and start pasta dinner that your family will love!
September 24Chicken Tikka Masala from Spice Cravings
An easy and healthy way to make this popular dish of juicy chicken in a flavorful Indian curry tomato sauce.
September 25Tomato Soup from One Happy Housewife
This wonderfully delicious and creamy tomato soup is infused with basil and lightly sweetened with honey.
September 26Cajun Shrimp Alfredo from One Happy Housewife
This creamy, rich pasta is loaded with andouille sausage, plump tender shrimp, and Cajun flavor.
September 27French Dip from One Happy Housewife
An unbelievably flavorful and juicy meat, covered in melted cheese and served on toasted, crispy, buttered bread.
September 28Pork Soup with Hatch Chiles from Paint the Kitchen Red
This comforting soup uses simple ingredients and the roasted green chiles add a kick of spice.
September 29Jerk Pineapple Beef from The Bearded Hiker
A super quick and delicious jerk pineapple beef that you’re sure to love.
September 30Couscous with Ground Beef from One Happy Housewife
Super easy and delicious pasta dish that’s full of flavor.
Jasmine Rice from One Happy Housewife
Quick, easy, and perfect white rice every time!
Tomato Couscous from One Happy Housewife
A simple side dish that pairs perfectly with any main meal.
Potato Salad from One Happy Housewife
This creamy and delicious potato salad makes a perfect side dish for either a special occasion or an ordinary family dinner.
Mashed Potatoes from One Happy Housewife
Cooked and seasoned to perfection, these mashed potatoes are so fast and easy to make.
Spanish Rice from One Happy Housewife
Just like what you’d get at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant.
Flan from One Happy Housewife
A heavenly dark caramel blankets this rich, creamy, and silky smooth flan.
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.
Cakes in a Jar from Awe Filled Homemaker
These wonderful cakes come in so many delicious flavors and are so easy to make.
New York Cheesecake from Simply Happy Foodie
This creamy classic New York Cheesecake is a must try.
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.
For more Instant Pot Meal Plan ideas for the month of September, check out my archive of September Instant Pot Meal Plans.