Instant Pot Homemade Hamburger Mac


A quick and easy dish for a weeknight. While the pressure is building you can make a side salad and have dinner on the table in 45 minutes. You can add 1 cup of shredded medium cheddar cheese to the pot, I don't due to allergies. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 cup finely diced onion

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes, with juices

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

  • ½ cup sour cream (Optional)


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Add beef and saute, breaking meat up as it cooks, until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove beef and drain in a colander to remove excess fat.

  2. Return beef to Instant Pot and add onion. Cook for 3 minutes. Add taco seasoning, garlic, parsley, and chili powder; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add a dash of beef broth to deglaze the pot, scraping up any brown bits. Add remaining broth and tomatoes. Stir to combine. Mix in macaroni, stirring until noodles are completely submerged in liquid. Close and lock the lid. Turn off Saute mode.

  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 5 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Cook's Note:

I made my own taco seasoning and used the recipe "Taco Seasoning 1" from Allrecipes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
14g Fat
35g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 670mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 475mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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