Instant Pot Hamburger Helper

This quick and easy instant pot hamburger helper puts dinner on the table in no time and tastes just like the classic hamburger helper recipe we know and love, minus the unknown ingredients! 

Instant Pot Hamburger Helper

Oh man. Sometimes you can’t go wrong with a classic meal, and as far as food goes, good ol’ Hamburger Helper meals are a classic in my book. Only now that I have a toddler to feed, I kind of like to know what goes into the food I’m giving her. As much as I love packets of powder going into my food (not), I think it’s time to maybe step away from that for now. So therefore, this Instant Pot Hamburger Helper recipe is like, the best thing to happen to me. First of all, it’s freaking delicious and my husband and I almost ate so much that there almost wasn’t anything left to feed our child with anyway. But secondly, it’s ready super duper quickly due to the miracle that I call the Instant Pot. And by sauteing the meat in the pot before cooking the rest of the meal, you’re preheating the pot for the pressure cooking part, which means it takes much less time to heat up. Which means that the meal is ready that much sooner. Which means, sweet victory.

 

Homemade Hamburger Helper

And by the way, you can totally toss in some diced bell peppers or even some diced tomatoes when you add the onions and whatnot. It’ll give the meal that much more flavor, texture, and will add some nutrition in the mix. Otherwise, my little girl gets a side of broccoli with this meal. And she doesn’t mind that a bit! (Which is a miracle.)

Oh, and on a related note, you have to try my instant pot spaghetti and meat sauce recipe next. It’s just as amazing as this one.

Hamburger Helper Recipe

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Instant Pot Hamburger Helper
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This quick and easy instant pot hamburger helper puts dinner on the table in no time and tastes just like the classic hamburger helper recipe we know and love, minus the unknown ingredients!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Instant Pot, Pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 747 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz. dried elbow macaroni
Instructions
  1. Set the instant pot to Sautee and add the vegetable oil.

  2. Add the ground beef and cook and crumble for about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the onions and cook for another 3-4 minutes or so, until the onions are soft and translucent and the meat is cooked through.

  4. Add the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and salt/pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes.

  5. Pour in ¼ of the beef broth and scrape the bottom of the pot to release the cooked pieces of beef that have stuck to the bottom of the pot. This will give the sauce extra flavor.

  6. Add the rest of the broth and submerge the macaroni into the sauce so that it’s completely covered.

  7. Lock the lid, seal the valve, and set the pressure cooking time to 5 minutes.

  8. Once 5 minutes are up, quick release the steam valve. Gently stir in half of the cheese using a silicone spatula. Top the rest of the pasta with the remaining cheese and if needed, place the cover back on top for a few minutes to help it melt, then gently stir again.

  9. Garnish with chopped parsley or Parmesan flakes if desired, and serve!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from: foodyschmoodyblog.com

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper
Amount Per Serving
Calories 747 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 1072mg 45%
Potassium 617mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 45.8%
Iron 19.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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