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4 Weeks of Instant Pot Pressure Cooked Meals!

Have you read the story about the gal who lost 125 pounds by using the Instant Pot?  Now, she did a lot of other stuff too – it wasn’t ONLY about the Instant Pot, but the main takeaway is that the Instant Pot made it significantly easier for her to cook at home instead of eating out or eating convenience foods.  She chose healthy recipes and made it work for her.  That’s awesome!

The Instant Pot is the latest kitchen appliance to become very popular!  I’ve had mine for a few months now and I’m just starting to figure out when I like using it and when I don’t.  I love making “hard boiled” eggs, rice and chicken broth in mine.  But there are other things that I’ve made that have been just so-so for me.  But that’s going to be true of any cooking method – you’re going to love it for some things and some recipes, but not others.

If you have a pressure cooker, you might be looking for ways to use it more.  I know that I am!  So I put together this 4-week menu plan consisting of ONLY pressure cooker recipes.  I think there is one or two recipes in there that you finish off in the oven, but other than that, all of them are made pretty much in the Instant Pot.  Using this menu plan will save you from having to find new recipes (links are below!), putting them together and it will save you time in the kitchen.  WINNER all around!


  • Click on the calendars in this post to open the menu plan to print.
  • It’s okay if you don’t like one of these recipes.  Feel free to replace it with one you do like.  Or eat leftovers.  Or eat a non-instant pot meal!
  • The recipes that I suggest are linked below.

Recipes in this menu plan:

Week 1:
Vegetable Soup
Mongolian Beef
“Rotisserie” Chicken 
Creamy Shells & Beef 
Sloppy Joes
Chicken Breasts  
Macaroni & Cheese

Week 2:
Teriyaki Chicken & Rice
Chicken Noodle Soup
Beef Stroganoff
Red Beans & Rice
Chicken Broccoli & Rice
Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Week 3:
Chicken Fajitas
Baked Potato Soup
French Dip Sandwiches
Chicken Taco Bowls
Chicken Cacciatore

Week 4:
Creamy Tortellini, Spinach & Chicken Soup
Pot Roast
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Chicken Alfredo Fettuccini
Chicken Enchiladas
Beef Stew

Want more information on how to meal plan? Check out ‘The Extraordinary Art of Meal Planning’ for simple tips for busy families!

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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  • Barb January 11, 2018, 10:57 pm

    Thumbs up!!!

  • Ruth Martinez January 17, 2018, 6:53 am


  • Ruth Martinez January 17, 2018, 6:54 am

    I have not cooked in my pot yet.

  • Tammysidler January 17, 2018, 7:42 am

    Seems like great recipes. I’m gonna try them.
    Thank you

  • Pat January 18, 2018, 10:48 am

    Where do you get the p0t?

  • LYNN January 21, 2018, 5:39 pm

    I just made the chicken tortellini soup. It was delicious and so easy. I used the mexican tomatoes instead of regular. I also added a little more half and half. My husband said it was the best soup he has ever had! Win, win for me!

    • Jayme January 21, 2018, 8:16 pm

      Yay!!! I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’ve gotten all the ingredients to do. I LOVE soups and I love tortellini!

  • Joydee January 26, 2018, 9:25 am

    Thanks for the 4-week menu plan! I LOVE it!

  • Eliza October 13, 2019, 10:45 pm

    Thank you for these!!! We made the beef stew this evening! Used gf flour for hubby and sadly had no thyme (where did it go?!) or mushrooms on hand. We doubled the recipe as we have a bigger instant pot and wanted leftovers. So good!!!! I’m going to come back here and do a new comment for each recipe we try lol. We love our instant pot!!

  • Fitoru keto December 16, 2019, 12:13 am

    Awesome meal plan! I’m thinking of following this starting next week. Thanks for sharing!

  • MyKetoPartner April 28, 2020, 5:37 pm

    Amazing meals!

  • Fitness Fitoru May 29, 2020, 10:42 am

    This is the most informative, comprehensive article I have ever read on this subject. Well done. Saving this to favorites and putting this to work.


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