Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni

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Instant pot Cheeseburger Macaroni is the perfect quick meal. You literally brown the meat, dump the rest and walk away. The result is a creamy cheesy delicious macaroni and beef dinner.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 16 minutes
Total: 21 minutes
White bowl with cheeseburger macaroni with white salt and pepper shakers on a red and white check tablecloth.

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni is the perfect quick meal. It can be on the table in about 20 minutes. You literally brown the meat, dump the rest and walk away. The result is a creamy cheesy delicious macaroni and beef dinner that the entire family will love.

White bowl with cheeseburger macaroni with white salt and pepper shakers on a red and white check tablecloth.

This Cheeseburger Macaroni recipe is quick, ready in only 20 minutes; easy, it takes just a few ingredients; and tastes so very appealing. So much better than anything you can get from a box.

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  • 30 Minute Meal: A perfect dinner in less than 20 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Everyone enjoys this rib sticking good dinner.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Make more for lunch the next day!
An instant pot surrounded by hamburger, cheese pasta and seasonings.

What You Need to Make Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make this Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipe – Step by Step

beef in instant pot and noodles added in second shot.
  • Make Marinade: First, set instant pot to sauté and brown the ground beef and next, add House Seasoning Blend.
  • Cook: Second, pour beef broth in and add pasta and then cook on high for 6 minutes.
  • Cheese: Finally, manually release pressure valve and open lid. Stir in cheeses.
Instant pot with ingredients before and after cooking.

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Common Questions About Instant Pot Hamburger Helper

IS IT POSSIBLE TO USE FROZEN GROUND MEAT?

Of Course, check out this recipe, for the instructions.

HOW MUCH IS A BLOCK OF VELVEETA CHEESE?

A large block of Velveeta Cheese is said to be approximately 16 ounces.

SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CHEESE IN PLACE OF VELVEETA?

Yes, you can use a little cheddar along with some cream cheese and milk to make a substitute for velveeta.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Sure, simply increase/decrease the ingredients for the portion size you need.

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Indeed, this meal can be frozen for up to three months in an airtight container.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

It is a super quick meal so there is really no need to make ahead of time, however, you can brown your ground beef the day before and store in the fridge in an airtight container if you wish.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CHEESEBURGER MACARONI

Serve with a nice crisp salad, and a nice roll.
>No Knead Easy Dinner Rolls or Garlic Herb Rolls
>Easy Caesar Salad

distant shot of instant pot and cheeseburger macaroni.

Expert Tips for Making Creamy Cheeseburger Macaroni

  • Add Vegetables: Onion, mushrooms, spinach, peppers are all great additions.
  • Meat: Sausage, ground turkey, pork or veal all work well.
  • Variation tip: Different noodles like bow ties can be use, a whole wheat pasta or even a high protein gluten free pasta.
  • Addition: Feel free to add a variety of cheeses, shredded cheese blends are great or a nacho cheese blend adds a nice kick.
  • Spice: Try adding a Italian Seasoning Mix or a Homemade Fajita Seasoning to make it even spicier.

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White bowl with cheeseburger macaroni with white salt and pepper shakers on a red and white check tablecloth.

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni

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Instant pot Cheeseburger Macaroni is the perfect quick meal. You literally brown the meat, dump the rest and walk away. The result is a creamy cheesy delicious macaroni and beef dinner.
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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 2 tsp House Seasoning Blend
  • 16 oz elbow noodles
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • brick of velveeta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  • Set instant pot to sauté and brown the ground beef. Add spices.
  • Pour beef broth in and add pasta. Seal the lid and pressure valve close. Set to pressure cook on high for 6 minutes.
  • Manually release pressure valve and open lid. Stir in cheeses.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Vegetables: Onion, mushrooms, spinach, peppers are all great additions.
  • Meat: Sausage, ground turkey, pork or veal all work well.
  • Variation tip: Different noodles like bow ties can be use, a whole wheat pasta or even a high protein gluten free pasta.
  • Addition: Feel free to add a variety of cheeses, shredded cheese blends are great or a nacho cheese blend adds a nice kick.
  • Spice: Try adding a Italian Seasoning Mix or a Homemade Fajita Seasoning to make it even spicier.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 814kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 2537mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 4mg

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