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Instant Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese

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Instant Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese is the best way to make creamy hamburger mac. I love scooping spoonfuls of this into my mouth and enjoying the flavor of this simple comfort food recipe.

Make certain to check out my other 30 Minute Instant Pot Recipes for even more quick meals.

I guarantee that this Instant Pot cheeseburger macaroni will be one of your new family favorite meals! My boys crave this and ask for it all the time!

If you’re looking for a recipe with no tomato sauce, you’re going to love every bite of this!

The first time I made this recipe, my family loved it. Now they request it all the time!

With the flavor of that cheddar cheese and ground beef, you’re going to find out why.

Instant Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese

With the pressure cooking and quick release aspect of this easy pasta dish, it’s really fast and simple to make. I really like this recipe because there isn’t red sauce in it and the cooking time is super short.

When the family is hungry, I need to feed them fast!

This hearty recipe is a great way to make a meal that sticks to those ribs! I love the creaminess of this recipe and that it’s an easy dinner recipe to make.

I love the flavor of the ingredients but if you’re a fan of altering recipes, you could try and substitute for tomato sauce if you want to.

How do you store leftover mac and cheese?

Due to the ingredients, you need to store this in the fridge and keep it cold. And to be honest, I’ve eaten this cold as leftovers and it’s just as good. Although, warming it up is always better.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cheesy macaroni beef Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

When making this quick and easy pasta dish at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

While it may be useful to have a good wooden spoon, strainer, and measuring cups you most likely already have all those things. So, the biggest thing is that Instant Pot!

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Make it a Meal:

The best way to plan ahead is to meal plan! And it doesn’t have to be difficult! IN the instance of this recipe, you could totally just make it and call it a day. However, if you want some yummy veggies or fun drinks, then try the following.

Vegetable Side: I’d totally just make a side salad to go with this recipe.

Refreshing Drink: 4-Ingredient Lava Flow Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Cotton Candy Cupcakes Recipe

Best Macaroni Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Mac & Cheese Recipe, keep going with that pasta want! I’ve gathered up some other great macaroni recipes that I think will be a perfect addition to any meal.

I love the taste of this Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe. Great for picnics and summer fun.

The flavor of this Ultimate Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich will have you craving more!

I love how simple this Macaroni Salad recipe is!

The kids will love this Beef and Macaroni dish! So cheesy!

Italian Sausage and Elbow Noodles are one dish that I still crave!

This Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Revolution will change everything you thought you knew.

Don’t miss out on this Tropical Pasta Salad Recipe that is so refreshing and delicious.

Can you make this using other types of pasta?

You can! I just like the texture that the elbow macaroni gives so that it’s really just like mac and cheese.

Note, different kinds of pasta have different cook times, so be sure to pay close attention to avoid crunchy or mushy noodles.

More Ground Beef Recipes:

Instant Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This comfort food recipe is so fast and easy when you can use your Instant Pot!


Ingredients for Steps 1 - 4

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 cut up green bell pepper
  • 1 diced yellow onion

Ingredients for Steps 5 - 8

  • 3 cups of dry elbow noodles
  • 3 ¼ cup of water
  • ½ tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp of pepper
  • 1 T of butter

Ingredients for Final Step

  • 3 ounces of cream cheese
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to saute mode and cook up the first set of ingredients.
  2. Make certain that the beef is browned and cooked all the way.
  3. Drain out the grease.
  4. Return to the inner pot.
  5. Combine the next set of ingredients in the inner pot right onto the cooked ground beef mixture.
  6. Put on the lid and turn the pressure valve to seal.
  7. Cook for 4 minutes on manual high pressure.
  8. Let the quick pressure release happen.
  9. Stir in the cream cheese and cheddar cheese and add a bit of the milk at a time.


Note that it is important for the noodles to be completely submerged in water (step 5).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 660Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 519mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 40g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 9/25/2021

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