Instant Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Macaroni with ground beef and melted cheese topped with parsley

Looking for easy one-pot meal for dinner? This is the recipe for you!

You can have it in only 21 minutes using your Instant Pot.

Macaroni with ground beef and melted cheese topped with parsley

We took the classic Instant Pot Mac and Cheese and added beef and more spices.

That way you get wonderful dish with wonderful smell and special taste 🙂

Which Meat to use?

You can use ground beef, ground bison, ground elk, ground pork or even ground turkey.

Can I add Vegetables?

In my opinion this recipe is perfect as is.

If you want more veggies, try this Instant Pot Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe.

What Pasta to use?

You can use elbow macaroni or pipe rigate for best results 🙂

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Macaroni with ground beef and melted cheese topped with parsley

Instant Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese

Two of the most delicious comfort foods combined into a single dish of cheesy and meaty goodness.
4.78 from 9 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, Hamburger Mac and Cheese, mac and cheese, macaroni
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb lean beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 16 oz pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese grated
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add beef and saute for 4 minutes.
  • Add garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add pasta and water and close the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Add ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper and stir well.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 607kcal Carbohydrates: 5g Protein: 46g Fat: 46g Saturated Fat: 29g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 168mg Sodium: 1390mg Potassium: 368mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 840IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 560mg Iron: 3mg
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