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instant pot macaroni beef casserole with cheese in white bowl
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Instant Pot Macaroni Beef Casserole

Instant Pot macaroni beef casserole is a quick and easy ground beef recipe made in the pressure cooker with beef, pasta, cheese and diced tomatoes.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword ground beef, instant pot, macaroni, pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 380kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery, about 4 small stalks or 2 large
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 16-ounce box uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 15-ounce cans low sodium diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups shredded colby jack cheese


  • Hit SAUTE on pressure cooker, and when it reads hot, add olive oil and ground beef 
  • Cook beef until no longer pink, stirring so that it browns evenly. Add the sea salt, garlic and pepper, and stir
  • Add the celery and onions, and stir
  • Hit CANCEL, then add macaroni, water and diced tomatoes. Do not stir.
  • Cover with lid, and turn vent to sealing position. Hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes, and do a quick release.
  • When pin drops, remove lid, and stir in cheese. Serve immediately, and top with additional shredded cheese, if desired 


Recipe was made in 8-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker but can be made in the 6 quart without any adjustments


Calories: 380kcal