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Instant Pot Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese – Gluten Free

Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese is a quick and easy meal to prepare in the Instant Pot. It is loaded with ground beef, pasta sauce, and cheese.  

The availability of gluten free noodles brings the opportuntity to dig out recipes that we have not been able to enjoy in many years!

To begin I set my Instant Pot to Saute less for 5 minutes and added in some olive oil before dumping in the lean ground beef.

I broke up the ground beef while it was cooking.

When the Instant Pot turned off the ground beef was still slightly pink and that is okay because it will finish cooking with the other ingredients.

Next I added in some water and used it to deglaze the pot, scraping any brown bits from the bottom.

I added some gluten free penne noodles to the Pot and spread them out evenly on top of the ground beef.  I did not stir.

I like to use the Tinkyada brand of gluten free pasta.

Before putting the lid on the Instant Pot I poured in some Classico Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

I DID NOT STIR the ingredients together.

Then I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 2 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking, I immediately turned the steam release handle to the venting position to finish with a quick release.

Once the lid was off I stirred all the ingredients together well.

Then I added some shredded mozzarella cheddar cheese blend to the Pot.

I stirred in the cheese until it was melted.

Instant Pot Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese is an easy comfort meal loaded with cheese, beef and gluten free pasta.  

Instant Pot Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese is an easy ground beef dinner recipe. This hearty dish is made with gluten free pasta and loaded with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Yield: 6

Instant Pot Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese - Gluten Free

Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese is a quick and easy meal to prepare in the Instant Pot.  It is loaded with ground beef, pasta sauce, and cheese. The availability of gluten free noodles brings the opportuntity to dig out recipes that we have not been able to enjoy in many years!

Hamburger Macaroni and Cheese is a quick and easy meal to prepare in the Instant Pot.  It is loaded with ground beef, pasta sauce, and cheese. The availability of gluten free noodles brings the opportuntity to dig out recipes that we have not been able to enjoy in many years!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups gluten free penne noodles
  • 24 oz Classico Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to saute less for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the olive oil to the Pot.
  3. Add the ground beef to the pot and crumble as it cooks.
  4. When the Instant Pot turns off the ground beef will still be slightly pink.
  5. Add the water to the Pot with the ground beef and scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the Pot.
  6. Add the penne noodles (I use the Tinkyada brand) and spread them out evenly on top of the ground beef. Do not stir.
  7. Add the pasta sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  8. DO NOT STIR
  9. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 2 minutes.
  10. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and do a quick release.
  11. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  12. Add the shredded cheese and stir again.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*This recipe was tested in an 8 quart Instant Pot Duo.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 531Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1078mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 39g

2 Comments

  • Breanna Piening April 27, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    New to the instant pot game. Came across your recipe and my family loved it! Only issue I had was my noodles weren’t completely done, any suggestions to fix that?

    Reply
    • Kathleen April 28, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Hi Breanna,
      You could try cooking for 1 more minute on high pressure so 3 minutes instead of 2. I think every brand of pasta cooks a little differently. We like ours a little stiff and not too soft. Let me know what happens if you try again for 3 minutes. I have done 3 in my Instant Pot Beef and Noodle recipe and we enjoyed it.
      Thanks,
      Kathleen

      Reply

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