Instant Pot Meaty Pasta Casserole

Pasta casseroles are famous among all, especially the kids. This meat loaded pasta casserole is, therefore, a must to have for weeknights.

Instant Pot Meaty Pasta Casserole
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Meaty Pasta Casserole, mozzarella cheese, penne pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 swig red wine optional
  • 14.5 oz tomato puree
  • 1/2 lb penne pasta or rigatoni
  • 2/3 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • salt and pepper to season
Instructions
  • Select “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
  • Add butter, onion, celery and carrot to its cooking pot.
  • Sauté until soft then add ground beef, pepper and salt.
  • Stir cook for 10 minutes until brown.
  • Add tomato puree, pasta, salt and enough water to cover the pasta.
  • Secure the lid and cook on “Manual” function for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Release the pressure through quick release and remove the lid.
  • Grease a casserole dish and transfer the beef mixture to the dish.
  • Top it with mozzarella and broil for 5 minutes in the broiler until golden brown.
  • Serve warm.
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