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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni

Instant Pot cheeseburger macaroni is homemade Hamburger Helper made with ground beef and pasta in a creamy cheese sauce. This quick and easy dinner is super kid friendly!

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes pressure time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes

Servings 10


1 tablespoon olive oil

1.5 pounds lean ground beef

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon ground pepper

1 1 pound box macaroni noodles, uncooked

4 cups low sodium beef broth or water

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 cups shredded colby jack cheese

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Press SAUTE on the Instant Pot and when it reads Hot, add olive oil and ground beef. Break up beef with a spatula, and cook until no longer pink

Stir in the sea salt, garlic powder, onions and pepper, then hit CANCEL

Layer the uncooked macaroni on the beef, pour the beef broth over and around the macaroni, and top with the butter

Place lid on pressure cooker, turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to pressurize, then cook for 4 minutes and beep when done

Turn vent to Venting for a quick release, and when pin drops, remove lid, and stir. Stir in the cream, and gradually stir in the cheese, about 1 cup at a time, stirring well after each cup is added


Recipe can be made in either the 6 quart or 8-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker without changing ingredient amounts or cooking time.

Home made meal that is easy to make and that the kids will love