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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni

Remember eating Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni as a child? This homemade version is easy, tasty and made in under 15 minutes in your pressure cooker. Your family is going to love this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni recipe.
Course Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author A Mom's Impression


  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbs seasoning salt
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 15- ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Press saute on the instant pot and allow to heat about 3 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and onion and using a chopper crumble meat as it cooks.
  • Cook until no pink is left. If you have a large amount of fat, go ahead and drain the beef. I usually use lean ground beef so I find that it isn't necessary.
  • Add garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, and seasoning salt and saute for 5 more minutes.
  • Pour in broth, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
  • Add dry macaroni and stir well.
  • Place on the lid and turn to lock, cook manual high pressure for 4 minutes
  • When finished cooking, quick release all pressure.
  • Remove lid, stir in cheese. and serve.


*Please note, cook time does not include the time it takes for the pressure cooker to come to pressure.