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