Instant Pot Taco Casserole

Ground beef simmered along with taco seasoning and then baked in the Instant Pot with the cheeses make a delicious casserole.

Great pie you can have for dinner or any special occasion.

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Instant Pot Taco Casserole

An authentic beef dinner casserole with rich cheesy goodness…
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef, cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup water


  • Arrange the trivet in the Instant Pot and water.
  • Mix the ground beef and taco seasoning in a bowl.
  • Mix together the cottage cheese, salsa and cheddar cheese.
  • Put the ground beef mixture in the baking dish and top with the cheese mixture.
  • Place the baking dish on the trivet and lock the lid.
  • Set the Instant Pot to “Manual” mode for 20 minutes at high pressure.
  • Release the pressure quickly and dish out.


Calories: 470kcal Carbohydrates: 5g Protein: 33g Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 14g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 123mg Sodium: 661mg Potassium: 577mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Vitamin A: 430IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 138mg Iron: 3mg
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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Taco Casserole

  1. where does the water go? it isnt included in the instructions is it just put into the pot for steam?

    1. In the bottom of the Instant Pot. But the water should be what the instructions tell you to use. It’s the recipe software that scales everything, including the water.

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