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Instant Pot Pizza Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Add this Instant Pot Pizza Mac and Cheese Recipe high up on your list for dinner. This easy pizza pasta bake recipe is full of pizza sauce, cheese, and is a simple pasta recipe to make.

If you’re craving comfort food with flavor, find out how to make this macaroni and cheese pizza bake recipe! For even more easy recipes, check out my other Easy Pasta Recipes, too!

This Instant Pot pizza pasta is going to be a family favorite from the very first time you make it!

When you pressure cook pasta, it literally cooks the noodles perfectly time and time again. I love adding in a tad bit of extra marinara sauce and even more shredded cheese!

Instant Pot Pizza Mac and Cheese Recipe

What I love about making this easy pizza pasta recipe is that it’s all the fun pizza toppings that we love, but paired with noodles instead of bread. This makes it a unique and yummy recipe that even has leftovers to enjoy the next day.

In our house, every night could be pizza and pasta night which is why this recipe is so popular. With a quick cooking time, it’s an easy way to have dinner on the table fast. It’s literally the perfect weeknight dinner recipe.

What other pizza toppings can you add to this recipe?

You can add in anything that you’d normally top your pizzas with. I also love to finish my dish with red pepper flakes on top for an extra kick of heat.

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How do I keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot?

Since you’re browning the meat ahead of time, this will add a bit of grease to the pot to help the ingredients not stick. (Don’t forget to drain out the excess grease after cooking the meat, though!)

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Instant Pot Pizza Mac and Cheese Recipe

Instant Pot Pizza Mac and Cheese Recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Check out how easy it is to make this simple pizza mac and cheese recipe!


  • 1 pound ground chuck/beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (6 ounce) package of cut up sliced pepperoni - save a few whole ones for the top
  • 1 (16 ounce) box of elbow macaroni
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 (14 ounce) jars of pizza sauce
  • 3 cups of Italian cheese blend


  1. Use the saute mode on your Instant Pot and heat until hot. Add in the beef and onion and make sure the beef is browned. Drain off the grease. Deglaze the bottom by adding the water and scraping off the ingredients that are stuck using a wooden spoon. Once done, turn off/canvel the saute mode.
  2. Put the beef back into the pressure cooker and add in the pepperoni, salt, and macaroni. Pour on the pizza sauce but DO NOT stir.
  3. Put the lid on and set the valve to sealing. Put the pressure cooker to "manual/pressure cook" for 6 minutes of time. Once done, quick release when the cooking cycle is completed.
  4. Stir in two cups of shredded cheese. Top the dish with any leftover cheese and pepperoni. Put the lid back on to allow the cheese to melt.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 590Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 848mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 47g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/10/2021

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