This Instant Pot Beef Casserole uses fresh and flavorful ingredients, which give it a lovely, refreshing quality. It’s hearty and filling, but the flavors of oregano and garlic add a lilting lightness to this dish. It mixes the classic flavors of ground beef, onion, and garlic, with oregano and rich sharp cheddar cheese. So make a dish of this comfort-food favorite, and in under 30 minutes you can settle in for a warm, delicious, family meal. For an easy weeknight dinner, you can even make this ahead and freeze it.
I love instant pot recipes because they really are one-pot meals. When I make this casserole the traditional way, I have to brown the beef in a separate pan, cook the pasta in another pot, then transfer it all to a casserole dish to bake in the oven. In the Instant Pot, I keep everything in one pot.
This recipe couldn’t get any easier! If you’re just getting used to your Instant Pot then I highly recommend starting with this recipe. It uses both the saute and pressure cooking features of the Instant Pot so it’s a great way to get accustomed to how to use the settings. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe and your family will absolutely love the resulting meal.
With just a few ingredients, this recipe is super easy to prepare. Here’s the breakdown with step-by-step photos.
Step 1 – Brown the beef
Press “Saute”, throw in your ground beef, oregano, parsley and garlic and brown the beef until it is no longer pink, breaking it up with a spoon as you go.
Step 2 – Add in all the other ingredients and pressure cook
Add all the other ingredients except the cheese , give it a good stir , put the lock lid on, turn the valve to close, press “Pressure Cook” until the “high” lights up. Use “+” to set the time to 4 minutes. Wait 10 seconds and the Instant Pot will begin to do its thing.
Step 3 – Quick release, unlock lid, and stir in cheese
Turn the valve to release (I use a wooden spoon to do this so that I don’t get burnt), allow the pressure to release, then unlock the lid. Stir in the cheese and allow it to melt. Voila! Your casserole is ready to serve!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 cups scoobido macaroni dry
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tbsp Franks Red Hot
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
- 28 oz can diced tomato
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 16 oz shredded sharp cheddar
Press saute and add ground beef, oregano, parsley and garlic.
Cook until no longer pink and also crumbling.
Add all other ingredients except cheese, give it a good stir.
Put on, lock lid and close valve.
Press "Pressure Cook" and cook 4 minutes on high, then quick release.
Stir in the cheese allow to melt and serve.
I hope your family loves this Instant Pot Pasta and Beef Casserole as much as we do! To see more of our favorite dinner recipes, visit my recipe index.