Instant Pot Cheeseburger Casserole

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If your family likes Hamburger Helper, they will love this Instant Pot cheesy hamburger casserole recipe — and you will love how easy it is to make!

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole in a white bowl in front of an Instant Pot

It is truly unreal how many awesome meals you can make in your Instant Pot.

People often think of making meats and vegetables, but you can make full meals right in your Instant Pot – like this Cheesy Hamburger Casserole.

If you would prefer a skillet and oven version of the recipe, I have one of those as well: Cheeseburger Casserole.

Bowl of Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Casserole on a placemat with fork and herbs

If your family loves Hamburger Helper, they are going to love this Instant Pot cheeseburger pasta recipe. Made with ground beef, macaroni, and two types of cheese, it is sure to be a family favorite.

Best of all, this recipe is just as quick and easy to prepare at Hamburger Helper!

So if you want to make more from-scratch meals for your family, but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, it’s time to dust off that Instant Pot.

For another recipe full of delicious cheeseburger flavor give this tasty slow cooker cheeseburger dip recipe a try.

How to Make Instant Pot Cheeseburger Casserole

The first step to preparing this tasty ground beef Instant Pot recipe is to gather all the necessary ingredients.

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole Ingredients: lean ground beef, pasta, cheddar cheese, American cheese, tomato puree, beef broth, olive oil, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper. 

For this cheesy hamburger casserole recipe you will need: lean ground beef, pasta, tomato puree, beef broth, olive oil, garlic, onion powder, and your choice of cheese.

We used a mix of cheddar and american cheeses, but you can use whicher cheese you prefer. Next time I might try this recipe with colby jack – yum!

Any small macaroni noodle will work for this recipe — elbows, cavatappi, shells, etc. So feel free to use whatever you have handy.

As I mentioned, cooking this cheeseburger macaroni casserole is quick and easy.

Instant Pot on Saute Setting

First, set your Instant Pot to the sauté/browning setting.

Browned Garlic in the Instant Pot

Then, add oil. Once the oil sizzles and garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Next, add ground beef and cook until it has browned throughout and no pink in showing.

Instant Pot filled with macaroni, beef, broth, tomato puree and spies.

Then, add tomato puree, beef broth, pasta, and seasonings, stirring to mix well. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure and cook for 5 minutes. Then allow pressure to return to normal.

Cheeseburger Casserole in the Instant Pot

Add cheese and stir gently to mix and allow cheese to melt.

Serve immediately and enjoy. But a friendly word of warning — this will go FAST. Like lightning fast!

Bowl of Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Casserole on a placemat on a placemat and next to a glassed beverage

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Cheesy Hamburger Casserole in a white bowl in front of an Instant Pot
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4.59 from 48 votes

Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
If your family loves Hamburger Helper, they will love this Instant Pot cheesy hamburger casserole -- and you will love how quick and easy it is to make!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ pound of lean ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups small macaroni noodles e.g., elbows, cavatappi, shells, etc
  • 2 cups cheese. shredded*
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to sauté. Add oil and allow to heat up. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink.
  • Add salt and pepper, onion powder, tomato puree, beef broth, and pasta. Stir to combine.
  • Place the lid on, set to high pressure, and cook for 5 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes then release any remaining with a quick release.
  • Add cheese and stir gently to allow the cheese to melt. Serve immediately.

Notes

We used a mix of cheddar & American cheeses, but feel free to use the cheese of your preference.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 543kcal | Sodium: 717mg
Cheesy Hamburger Casserole in a white bowl in front of an Instant Pot

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  1. Ok I doubled the recipe and put 1lb of ground beef and a package of brats chopped up, then added 2 small cans of mushrooms! Cooked for the same amount of time!

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