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.

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Instant Pot Meaty Pasta Casserole

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
Calories 457 kcal


  • 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


  1. Select “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

  2. Add butter, onion, celery and carrot to its cooking pot.

  3. Sauté until soft then add ground beef, pepper and salt.

  4. Stir cook for 10 minutes until brown.

  5. Add tomato puree, pasta, salt and enough water to cover the pasta.

  6. Secure the lid and cook on “Manual” function for 5 minutes at high pressure.

  7. Release the pressure through quick release and remove the lid.

  8. Grease a casserole dish and transfer the beef mixture to the dish.

  9. Top it with mozzarella and broil for 5 minutes in the broiler until golden brown.

  10. Serve warm.

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