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Instant Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper
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5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper

Take comfort food to the next level with this MEGA delicious Instant Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper! 
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 + servings
Author: Silvia Ribas


  • 16 oz elbows shaped pasta
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 24 oz pasta sauce, of choice
  • 24 oz filtered water, use pasta sauce jar to measure!
  • 1 tsp basil seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt + pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley


  • Turn the instant pot on sauté mode. When hot add in oil and ground beef. Proceed to sauté as you break the beef apart. Cook until browned, fully cooked and crumbly (10-12 minutes)
  • Add in elbows (pasta), tomato sauce, water, basil, salt and pepper. No need to stir but you can.
  • Turn off sauté mode. Fit cover in place and switch valve to sealing position. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. When time is up, quickly release all pressure.
  • When all pressure have been released, open the pot and add cheese and parsley (optional) on top. Do not stir. Place cover back on (don’t need to seal valve!) and let it sit for 5 minutes.