Two of my family's favorite recipes (tacos & pasta) come together to create this super tasty, family friendly dinner of Instant Pot Taco Pasta.
Have I mentioned this dish only requires 6 simple ingredients? I thought maybe I did.
This is a one pot meal that hits all the kid favorites. It is cheesy, full of ground beef and has all the taco flavor the kids love. I love it because it's easy clean up being a one pot pasta dish. And it's also quick cooking, making it the perfect busy weeknight meal.
<<<<This recipe is so easy, just watch my kid prepare it>>>
Knowing that so many of you are excited about your new Instant Pots has really gotten me motivated to post some recipes for you.
As I mentioned last week when I shared my Taco Rice Skillet, my super picky kids love tacos. I also mentioned I've been trying to cook meals that have taco flavor but aren't actually tacos. I'm taco-ed out. Taco Tuesday needs options.
One of the taco-ish dishes we have grown to love is my Taco Pasta Casserole. My plan last week was to make it but then the weather was 90+ degrees all week and the last thing I wanted to do was turn on the oven. And then I realized, this would be a great recipe to convert into an Instant Pot recipe!
🍲Simple cooking instructions
To start, brown some ground beef using the saute setting. Add just a few other simple ingredients and then use the manual setting for 5 minutes.
When the timer beeps, quick release. Stir it together and top with cheese. Serve and enjoy!
📃Instant Pot Taco Pasta Recipe Notes
- Top with your favorite taco toppings (guacamole, sour cream, green onions, cilantro etc.).
- Pasta shapes like shells work best because they hold the meat mixture perfectly.
- If using a pasta shape other than medium shells you may need to adjust the cook time. As a rule, I look at the regular cooking time and cut it in half for the Instant Pot.
- Salsa can be used in place of sauce
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Instant Pot Taco Pasta
- 1 pound ground beef , lean
- 1 ounce taco seasoning
- 8 ounce tomato sauce
- 2 cup beef broth
- 8 ounce small pasta (medium shells)
- 1.5 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, mexican blend or cheddar jack)
- Set Instant Pot to saute. Add the ground beef and break up as it cooks. Once ground beef is browned, stir in taco seasoning, tomato sauce and beef broth. Be sure to scrape the bottom while stirring, to avoid meat sticking to pot. Next add the pasta. Push the pasta into the mixture just enough to submerge; don't stir.
- Cover and seal lid. Change setting to manual and adjust time to 5 minutes.
- Once Instant Pot beeps to show it's done, quick release. Carefully remove cover and stir.
- Turn off Instant Pot. Top with cheese, put cover back on but don't seal. Allow a minute or two for cheese to start to melt. Serve with desired toppings.
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I love taco pasta. I wonder if I could try this in the crockpot or in a dutch oven on the stove.
I'm sure you could do it stove top, although you might need to increase the liquid.
Heather Johnson says
My family loves tacos and loves pasta. Your Instant Pot Taco Pasta looks and sounds so easy and amazingly delicious!
This looks so good! Perfect for a weeknight meal. And I love that stringy cheese shot at the beginning! (PS: I totally missed out on Prime Day waaaaa)
Neely Moldovan says
I am convinced I am the only person with out an instant pot. This recipe sounds so good. I love me some taco!
I have heard so many amazing things about instant pots - but I do not have one! This recipe makes me want to go out and get one though - yum!
Everyone is with these instant pots, I don't have one yet. I am still rolling old school with my slow cookers aka the crock pots. I love them, not ready to part with them just yet. When I do get an instant pot, I will most definitely be trying this dish on a cool fall day!
I was a long hold out too but now that I finally made the move I'm not sure why the heck I waited so long!
Cathy D. says
Keep your slow cooker. It will be useful when you have something that you want to cook in it and to take to a cook out or buffet and not want to worry about someone dropping or damaging your $100+ Instant Pot when you can buy another slow cooker for $25+. But, the Instant Pot has so many advantages. I love my 6 quart and have since bought a 3 quart. Use almost daily. There are so many great IP recipes, that it will take me a long time to try all of them. But I will, love trying new things. Not all are winners but haven't had a complete failure yet and use a!most daily for 3+ months. Good luck in whatever you chose.
Hey Brandy, I just got my IP and will give this recipe a shot. However, this can be made on the stove or in your crock pot just as easy as it is in the IP. Give it a shot there and if you like it then you can file it away for when you get your IP. Also, by trying it now you can make changes to the recipe that you would like to make and have it all ready to go when the time comes. Thank you for the recipe Foody. Hope you don't mind me throwing this out there.
This looks so good. I love taco like everything, so I will be trying this out!
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
Ooh, two of my favorite meals tacos and pasta)in one instant pot! This recipe sounds delicious. I am going to have to give it a try.
This sounds really delicious. I bet all the kids really would enjoy this recipe.
I used Trader Joe's 96/4 ground beef, I subbed the taco seasoning mix and the tomato sauce for one can of the El Pato seasoned tomato sauce in the yellow can, I used whole grain medium shell pasta to save a few points and I reduced the cheese to one cup and chose Trader Joe's Fancy shredded lite Mexican blend even though the mozzarella would have been less.
With my swaps, as run through the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder, this is 4 eye-poppingly large portions for only 10 SmartPoints.
Great way to lighten it up a bit. Thanks for sharing your adjustments. Glad you enjoyed!!!
Thank you! You answered my question on how many servings this is! I have a family of 8... so I have 6-8 eating every night!
Yeah, you'll need to double the recipe or serve salad, soup and bread with the dinner.
I didnt have any ground beef, so I browned some skinless boneless chicken thighs and cut them up into very small pieces, but still used the beef broth. Also threw in some rinsed black beans and some fresh corn left from cutting off the cob, it was yummy! Cant wait to go shopping and stock up on ground beef for taco pasta!
Great way to roll w/ what you had on hand - love it. That's what I'm all about! Glad you enjoyed it and maybe I'll try it your way one of these days. Enjoy!
Sheilah Phan says
Manual low pressure or high pressure?
Did you drain ground beef before adding other ingredients?
I didn't. I used a pretty lean ground beef so there wasn't much to drain. If you have excess grease I would drain. I almost always use a really lean product when using the IP to avoid the extra step.
If I double the amount of pasta, would I need to double the liquid or meat?
I have yet to double this recipe. My best guess would be that you would want to add more meat, so the pasta doesn't overtake the meat too much. As far as the liquid, I would add more but maybe not so much as to double it. Perhaps just enough to just cover the pasta. I would love to hear how it comes out!
Mary Howard says
I have doubled it and literally double each ingredient, but keep the cooking time the same. It's PERFECT! Definitely one of our fab IP recipes. Thanks!
So awesome to hear! Thanks so much for your feedback! Glad to know it doubles easily!
Did you double in a 6qt?
I have not actually doubled the recipe but others have reported doubling it w/ no problem.
Awesome! We needed a larger recipe too so this works for me!
Chris Lockwood says
I am wondering how to double the entire recipe as well. Please advise.
I have not actually doubled the recipe, but poster above you has reported doubling all ingredients and it has worked well for her!
I doubled the recipe and didn't change cooking time. It can't out perfect!!
Great! So glad you enjoyed it!
Instant Pot Eats says
Looks incredible. Tacos and pasta are absolutely two of my favourite foods as well, nothing like that combo! This is a must try xx
Thanks so much!
Great recipe. Whole family enjoyed it. Only change I made was using low sodium beef broth.
What size instapot do you have?
I have the 6qt.
Heather Myers says
This may be a dumb question but I'm new to the instant pot, do we cook the pasta before putting it in the instant pot with everything else?
No dumb questions here, Heather. No, that's the beauty of this recipe, all done in one pot. No need to cook pasta ahead of time. Enjoy!
Is the pasta put in uncooked or cooked? Tks
uncooked! That's the beauty of a recipe like this - super easy!
What would I do if I wanted to use rice in place of pasta? Is that doable?
I wish I had the answer for you. I haven't tried it w/ rice in the IP yet. I have a taco rice skillet meal you could look into but right now I don't have an IP version.
Debra C. says
This was the FIRST meal I made with my Instant Pot and it was SUCCESS!!! And super fabulous too - I loved the flavors and it was cooked just perfect. So easy too. Can't wait to try another one of your great IP recipes!!!
How many servings is this?
8 oz of pasta is generally 4 servings. However, this fed my family of 5 with a little leftover.
I miss the creaminess the cream cheese added to your previous Taco Pasta Casserole. Is there a reason you don't stir it in at the end? I'm new to IP cooking so I don't want to take a chance of messing up this dish but would like to know. Great recipe by the way!
There isn't much reason I didn't do it, other than my kids don't love the cream cheese addition like I do. You can certainly stir in cream cheese just do it after the pressure cooking. As a matter of fact last night I made a buffalo chicken pasta in the IP and stirred cream cheese in at the end. I like to make sure the cream cheese is either softened or room temp to make it easier to stir in. Enjoy!
Linda Lorenzo says
This was very good and so quick and easy. I added some red pepper flakes. Think I will let it sit 1 minute before releasing pressure next time. Topped with sour cream. Like the suggestions of corn & black beans.
Great! So glad you enjoyed it. I wonder, why the natural release for a minute? Was the pasta underdone? I'd love the feedback. I love the idea of the beans and corn too but I don't think I could get my own kids on board for that. Thanks!!!
Linda Lorenzo says
Sorry didn't see this before. I think because I had a thick Italian pasta (orecchiette) it was a little undercooked. Have done it since with your time and it is fine (different pasta).
My family of 4 must have been really hungry, we could have had twice as much. Will double recipe next time....so good!
So glad you enjoyed it! We tend to gobble this right up too!
Really yummy - family of four (two toddlers) ate it up! I used ground turkey and 'mexican blend' cheese. I'm looking forward to making this again next week.
Glad you enjoyed it!
CAn you use frozen ground beef?
I cannot say either way as I've not tried it with frozen.
I made a half recipe of this to feed two, in my IP Mini. Using what I had, I subbed elbows for the shells, 1.5tbls tomato paste + 3 oz additional liquid to sub for 4 oz of tomato sauce. Timing and liquid were spot-on, and the flavor was good, but a little one-note. I think the tomato paste substitution was to blame, tomato sauce is generally more acidic and often has some seasonings added and would have made it better, I’m sure. I think onions and a jalapeno pepper would be nice additions, and I can pretend I’m getting some veggies. All in all, a very nice and easy meal to suit our lazy day after Christmas, when I didn’t want to cook. And it was ready in 15 minutes flat! Hard to find fault with that.
The meat, liquid and pasta is a terrific jumping-off point to make an endless variety of homemade hamburger helper type meals. I will defintely make it as written next time and then try experimenting with the base recipe to see what fun things I can make. Thanks for doing the hard work developing these recipes. Bloggers like you are a jewel beyond price!
Thanks for the feedback. I think you will find it a better recipe when using the sauce rather than the paste. As with most of my recipes, you are right, this is a recipe that can easily be adjusted to your own taste.
I'd like to make this recipe but I'm unsure how much 8 oz of pasta is. Would it be equivalent to one cup dried? Thank you.
My box of pasta was 16 oz so I basically just use half a box. I think the standard in pasta boxes is 16 oz so I think you are safe with half a box. I hope that helps.
Thank you for such a fast response. Pasta here is mostly sold in plastic bags. I'll try a cup and hope it works!
Hi Hayley! Just FYI, when a box (or bag) says it contains 16 oz of pasta, it's by weight rather than volume so a cup is probably not going to be enough pasta. A cup is 8 oz by volume and dried pasta is pretty light so a cup will almost certainly weigh less than half a pound. When you buy your next bag, it should tell you how much pasta is in there by weight. If you are in the US, that probably means it will be in ounces so you can figure out from there how much of the bag to use if you are halving this recipe. But if you are somewhere that uses the metric system you'll want to use about 225 grams of dried pasta. (Google tells me the exact conversion is 8 oz = 226.796 grams). If you don't have a small kitchen scale I would highly recommend getting one if you can. Most come with a setting that lets you switch between grams and ounces so it will work either way. Hope this helps - and happy cooking!
Agreed, I don't think 1 C of pasta would be enough. Great information, thanks for answering this. I love having helpful readers 🙂
Shari Giarraputo says
Omg!! I was just wondering the same thing. I just weighed out the pasta. Otherwise, it was not much one cup. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thank you!!!
New reader, first time commenter! Christine, I love your blog and your perspective. Thanks for sharing all of your tasty recipes! I'm an instant pot newbie and just playing lots of detective right now to find lots of fun recipes to try in my new toy. 🙂 I tweaked this recipe to add some of my favorite mexican flavors like peppers (hot and not), onions and corn. (I'd do beans too but I'm the only one in my house that eats them!) Delicious! And I really appreciate that you encourage your readers to play around with your recipes to find out what "version" they'll love best. Can't wait to see what you share next!
Welcome! Thanks so much for your comments. Love that you played around w/ this recipe. I would also love to add beans to it but then I'd be the only one eating it as well. Glad to have you following along!
Danni Hughes says
I made this for the family tonight and the pasta was cooked perfect. We love Mexican food and I make a lot of my food from scratch, ie, enchilada sauce and refried beans. That being said, we found this a little bland. I had even added more taco seasoning as it didn't look like enough. I have made quite a few IP recipes and found them to be bland, especially when cooking pasta in them. I think the water is to blame. I am going to make this again next week and increase the taco seasoning again and add a can of drained tomatoes and drained Mexi corn. There have been many comments on the IP FB community about recipes being bland so I hope this will help some make better dishes. Thank you so much for your hard work in formulating this recipe and publishing it. Look forward to more in the future.
In order to get my kids to eat dishes like this, I have to keep them a little simple. That being said, you are the first to say it was bland so I'm a bit surprised. I think black beans would make an excellent stir in, as would peppers etc. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review and comment!
I don’t have a manual button would it be the pressure cook button on normal?
Probably. I only know the machine I use which is labeled manual pressure.
Diane McVey says
Delicious! I can’t wait for my family to get home to have their dinner. I just couldn’t wait. So easy! I have only used my IP 5 or 6 times so, I am still learning. This was my first time using the Sauté feature. I love it! Both the IP and this Taco Pasta recipe.
So happy to hear it!! I hope the family loved it as much as you did! I so much appreciate you taking the time to rate the recipe!
I'm making this receipt now and realized I don't have broth. Can you use water instead or will it take away the flavor?
I think water would be fine. Good luck. Please let me know how it turns out!
larry schultz says
what is the difference between a instant pot and a pressure cooker? would there be a differance in time cooked?
Instant Pot is just the brand name of an electric pressure cooker. I have never used a traditional stove top cooker but I would imagine cook times would be similar.
Shari Giarraputo says
Just made this for tonight's dinner. Turned out great. I ended up weighing out 8 ounces and it worked out great. I actually have leftovers. It definitely reminded me of hamburger helper. I had a cousin that always made hamburger helper. I was never a fan. Mainly because its processed food. I will definitely make it again. We have a busy schedule. Great to make in a flash. 5 minutes to be exact. Thank you!!!
I'm so glad it worked out for you with weighing the pasta! Thanks so much for coming back to rate the recipe - I appreciate it.
Speaking of Hamburger Helper, if you are in the market for another recipe that's "hamburger helper style" you might want to check out this one http://foodyschmoodyblog.com/instant-pot-cheeseburger-mac/ Very similar cooking process but a little different in the flavors
Shari Giarraputo says
I will look right now. Thank you so much. Awesome dinner!!!
Do you season your hamburger when you sauté it? This is my first time using my IP?
For this recipe I don't because once I add in the taco seasoning, it has plenty of salt in it already
Kara K says
My family loves this super easy recipe! I add 1/2 cup onion with the ground beef and add a can of drained diced tomatoes at the end with the cheese. Top with sour cream.
Those are great additions. My kids are so darn picky, I've got to keep it as is. But sometimes I secretly stir some beans into my own bowl. Enjoy!
This was totally delicious, but didn't do well in the IP - it was so thick that some bits burned on to the bottom of the liner and it never came to pressure, even after I added an extra cup or so of water. It still cooked just by being in the hot water in the pot, as it would have on a stove, but took longer than expected. I used a soy ground beef to make it vegetarian, so didn't have the grease in it that it would have had if I'd used real beef; not sure if that would have made a difference. Suggestions for how to manage this?
Thanks for the recipe!
I actually have a fix for this!!!
My sister-in-law is a vegetarian and she had the very same issue you did with this recipe. I just texted her and she said this "the crumbles suck up so much of the liquid. I have since made this again and had no issue. I cook the crumbles first and then TAKE THEM OUT and cook the pasta, then add the crumbles back in when I add the cheese". Please let me know if this works better for you!
Thanks for the quick reply. Interesting! I think the crumbles really barely need to cook - they just have to heat up. So I might even just try skipping the first step altogether, start with the pasta and liquid, and then given them a few minutes mixed in at the end right before adding the cheese. I'll let you know how it goes!
how would I go about doubling the recipe? Do I cook for the same amount of time?
I haven't personally doubled this but several others have left me comments that they have doubled all ingredients but kept cooking time the same and it was a success!
I'm new to your blog, just saw this recipe posted today on the IP Mini for One or Two FB group and had to try it immediately. I scaled it down by half, used elbows because I had them, and it came out perfectly cooked in my Mini IP. My guy loved the cheesy pasta, I loved how quick and easy it was and that it uses common pantry ingredients that I always have on hand. I'll be making it again, maybe adding some diced jalapeños, or subbing Ro-Tel for the tomato sauce, just to give it a little zing.
This worked so well I can't wait to try your Cheeseburger Mac!
Plain tomato sauce or pasta tomato sauce?
I try to use a plain sauce. You can use a pasta sauce, however, I would try to get one that doesn't have tons of Italian spices that will cover up the taco flavors.
Thank you for this recipe! It is delicious. I have a hard time finding dishes all 3 kids plus husband will like, and this is one of the few they all love! It’s especially useful on those busy baseball game nights when I’m looking for something yummy, quick, and easy. Served with fresh fruit and we are a happy family.
Awesome! This is one my entire family eats too, which is a rare yet huge win!
Sharon Young says
This is so good! I just made it and it is perfect! Yum yum yum!
Karleen Warkentin says
This is such a yummy casserole. I want to make it for a young mother who just had surgery. Can a person put the finished casserole into a baking dish and bake a few minutes and then take it? Just wondered if anyone has had good luck taking food to others without taking the whole pot along.
If you are going to make it to bake it, maybe add a little extra liquid so it doesn't dry out during baking? Before I had an IP, I had created a baked taco pasta casserole, you might want to check out http://foodyschmoodyblog.com/taco-pasta-bake/
I made this last night. My son and I had seconds. It was so good, I made more today for lunch for my daughter and me! Thanks for the great recipe! These six ingredients will forever live in my pantry as a delicious and quick "I don't really feel like cooking meal." Next time, I will add a salad and veggies on the side to help balance out the delicious carbs...haha!
So glad you enjoyed it! This one definitely falls into the category of "both the kids and adults devour" which I can't say about most recipes in my house. We love it and I do usually pair with a salad as well.
I just got my Instant Pot and this was the first recipe I tried. I did everything according to the recipe and as I was cooking it “burn” showed up on the display of my Instant Pot and so I shut it off and opened it up and it burned on the bottom of the pot. What did I do wrong. We let it set for a few more minutes to let the pasta cook a little longer and it was delicious when we ate it but I wish I knew what I did wrong.
Sorry that happened. Welcome to the Instant Pot world. So, I've never had the burn message but what I've gathered from groups is that if there is "stuff" stuck to the bottom before you start pressure cooking you get the burn message. So, I wonder, when browning the ground beef were there lots of little bits still on the bottom? Mine usually come right up once I stir in the sauce and broth, but perhaps you need to scrape up the little bits left behind by the ground beef first.
Shari Giarraputo says
I've never heard of that either. Going to look at my owners manual. Interesting
I made this tonight and it was delicious! I served with side salad, black beans, sour cream & avocado slices. Wish I had some cilantro. I'm looking for recipes that I can use and meal-prep over the weekends for busy school/work weeks. This is going in my rotation...just brown and freeze the meat until I'm ready to use it. Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed it! This has been a staple at our house. One of the only meals both the kids AND adults enjoy!
Emily Baumann says
It was a little salty for my liking but this comes from someone who doesn't salt much of anything. I will definitely be using lower sodium meat and beef broth on the next go round. Other than that, I loved the idea and will definitely make again. I have an instant crockpot so I had to tweak a bit on the times but it worked out great.
This was really easy and so quick! Delicious recipe, thanks!
Michelle Sweetland says
This recipe was amazing, but too salty, I used zero sodium beef broth to help lower salt. But super super tasty!!!
So glad you enjoyed it. I think the saltiness varies depending on the brands of taco seasoning, broth etc. I'm glad you found something that fit your taste!
Lauren Hurst says
Do you have nutrition facts on this?
I'm sorry, I do not have that information.
John DeMatteo says
Great recipe and super easy. I added some onion, fresh garlic, and chopped jalapenos.
Ken Ford says
We love this recipe! So easy and so delicious. And to reduce fat, we use ground turkey and (sadly) leave out the delicious cheese... although sometimes I sneak some in when reheating leftovers!
Great way to lighten up. Glad you are enjoying the recipe!
Shari Giarraputo says
We love this recipe. You can use a 2% cheese and put it on individual bowls.
Jennifer Johnson says
Hi there. Making this right now. What is 1oz of taco seasoning?? How much does that equate to in tsps or tbsps??
I will try it..
If i want to double the recipe, would I also do let the beef broth or will the two cups still be sufficient? This is only my second time using my new instant pot so I'm still learning!
Welcome to the IP world! I haven't doubled the recipe but several people have reported doubling all ingredients but keeping the cook time the same. So yes, I'd double the broth if you are doubling the pasta 🙂
This was oh so good! My family loved it, gobbled it up! However I had issues setting my manual time! I used sauté, then switched to manual but couldn’t use my -/+ to adjust my time! Any hints on how to do that?
I'm not sure which model you have. On my model I am able to use the +/- immediately after pressing manual.
Doubled everything and it was DELICIOUS! Topped it with sour cream, avocado, olives and salsa! We will definitely be making this again!!
Mine turned out soupy!
Hmm, I haven't had anyone else report this. Did you add the tomato sauce? Did you substitute any ingredients?
Susan A Pennington says
I tried this last night and got my first "burn" notice. I took it out of the instant pot and continued cooking it on the stove...it was SO good!! Everyone liked it, and I have 4 picky kids! Im not sure what I did wrong...the only thing I can think of is I stirred it all together before cooking and there wasnt enough liquid for the bottom? Should I have just dumped the pasta on top and not stirred before cooking??
Thank you for the great recipe!
I have not had an issue w/ the burn notice but my suggestion would be to not stir to combine, just stir enough to have the pasta submerged in the liquid. Glad you liked the taste!
I just made this recipe and cooked it for 7 minutes because I don't like aldente and then NPR for an additional 2 minutes. It turned out great! I used 99% fat free ground turkey. Thanks for the yummy, super easy and quick dinner!! Everyone loved it in my household!
Glad it was a hit!
This combines two of our favorite foods in our house - tacos and pasta! Definitely making it for dinner soon. We just had tacos last night, but we can have this during the week 🙂 I too will have to double the recipe. Our family eats more then normal servings usually. I have found that adding equal proportions usually works when adding to recipes in the IP.
Yes, you can double all ingredients and keep cook time the same. Enjoy!
Gail Smith says
After cooking the ground beef, do you remove the grease? I am not used to that much grease in our food.
It depends how lean your ground beef is. I tend to use lean ground beef so there isn't a ton of grease but if you aren't using lean and it renders a lot of beef then yes, absolutely, drain the beef before adding other ingredients 🙂
We never have a problem with the lean beef
Have you ever subbed salsa for the tomato sauce ?!? It’s what I have on hand and hoping it would work...
I have not but I am pretty sure a reader has mentioned they have. I don't see why it wouldn't work. The only thing is the sauce might end up a little bit thinner than the if using the sauce.
Can this recipe be doubled and if so what changes as far as cook time?
Yes! Several readers have reported doubling all ingredients and keeping cook time the same! it might just take a few extra minutes to come up to pressure.
This recipe is delicious!! I have made it as instructed so many times, but recently I made a mistake! I didn't have tomato sauce, for some reason I bought salsa instead. I gave it a shot and it was delicious, too! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Yes! I have also used salsa too!
This is the first recipe I've ever made in an instapot and it turned out great! I had to sub macaroni noodles and they came out perfect at 5 minutes.
Yay! So glad you enjoyed it! If you liked this one you should check out my IP Cheeseburger Mac recipe. Similar idea but different flavors! Enjoy!
my picky kids loved this dish! def a hit, but unfortunately pasta was not fully cooked after 5 minutes and i had to restart the IP. i used ground turkey, but i don’t feel like that should make a difference right?!
That's odd, I haven't heard that issue from any other reviews. I wonder if you used the medium shells or a different shape pasta? A different shape could effect cook time. A good general rule for IP pasta is half the time called for on the box for stovetop cooking, minus 1 minute. I hope that helps.
Got the dreaded burn message. I literally stood and watched. Never reached high pressure cooking. I always have burn problems with instant pot.
I have the newest model with no manual option. I hate instant pot to be honest. I never can make it cook high pressure without burning.
I'm so sorry you had that experience. The tip I can give you is when you add the liquid, make sure there isn't meat stuck to the bottom, make sure you scrape it all up and don't mix the pasta in so much that it sits on the bottom of the pot. The manual option is really just setting your own time rather than using a pre-set button.
Mine turned out soupy. Not sure why as I used the exact amount of liquid the recipe called for but it still was delicious! Just had to use bowls instead of plates.
Really??? I wonder did you use tomato sauce or diced tomatoes and also what kind of noodles did you use?
Paige Miller says
Are you able to double this recipe? or is it too much for the pot? if so what wold be the new times for the doubled amount of food?
Yes, you can double this as long as you have at least a 6 qt pot. The beauty of this recipe being doubled is that while you double all your ingredients, your cook time remains the same. No need to increase time on the pot. Enjoy!
Karen Hudman says
This is one of our favorite quick meals. The only thing I do different is sauteing chopped onion and bell peppers with the meat. I sometimes sub Rotel for the tomato sauce. Those changes just amp up the veggie count!
New family favorite. And I have adult children!!
Dani Richards says
Easy, delicious... That is all!
Third time making this in the last couple of months. My kids are adults and LOVE THIS!
wonderful to hear!
Kathy D says
Just made this for dinner and we LOVED it!! I did not have a pack of taco seasoning so googled and made my own...better than the packet so I will make my own from now on. Topped with avocado, sour cream, with homemade salsa and chips. Stuffed! Thank you for the recipe!!
Mickey Melillo says
Followed this recipe to a T. All it did was burn the bottom of my liner. This is a crappy recipe don’t use it
I'm not sure what went wrong for you but I have hundreds of reviews both here and on pinterest of people who had great success with this recipe. I wonder if after you sauteed your ground beef it was stuck to the bottom?
Linda J. Lorenzo says
When you add the broth be sure to scrape the pan of any stuck on bits, add the pasta and stir. Then just put tomato sauce on the top, that might help. I have made this many times with tomato sauce mixed in and never had it burn.
Kathy E. says
Great recipe! I added chopped onion, green pepper and a can of black beans to the mix.next time, I’ll add corn and more seasoning to spice it up. Thanks so much!
Does the recipe call for tomato sauce or jarred salsa? I see this one says tomato sauce, but the TikTok says to use salsa.
You can use either. I typically use the tomato sauce but sometimes use salsa. It depends on what I have on hand. My kids prefer it with the sauce but I prefer it with salsa.
Very good receipt, easy to make, I add 2 crushed garlic cloves and a chopped ½ small onion while browning the meat this will adds some more flavour . Also used my home made tomato sauce. Really like this receipt.
Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it!
Joe Greenup says
I made this for my wife and I tonight for dinner. The only substitution was the taco seasoning I made from a recipe on pinterest. It was delicious and will become a regular quick meal favorite.
So glad you liked it! I like to play around with homemade taco seasonings too!
I’ve made this many times now. Thank you for such an easy, family-friendly recipe!
I'm so glad your family enjoys it, it is still a family favorite in my house too!