Cheeseburger Macaroni in the Instant Pot

Cheeseburger Macaroni in the Instant Pot

Cheeseburger Macaroni in the Instant Pot: A dinner idea that can be quick for a family meal using items that you have or can keep on hand!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger macaroni in the instant pot, pasta recipe in the instant pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 663kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 1 lb lean ground beef drain after cooking if using a fatty beef
  • 16 oz elbow macaroni
  • 10.5 oz can of cheddar cheese soup
  • 3 cups broth chicken or vegetable (Recently updated from 2.5 cups to 3)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper as desired
  • garlic pepper seasoning optional


  • If ground beef is frozen, pour 1 cup water into the Instant Pot, put on the lid, make sure the valve is on "seal", and select 25 minutes on "high" manual mode. Ground beef should be fully cooked before moving forward.
  • If starting with thawed ground beef, turn the "saute" setting on and cook the ground beef, garlic powder, and onion powder until beef is no longer pink.
  • Next add in broth, elbow macaroni, can of cheddar cheese soup and salt/pepper if desired.
  • Lock lid and close the valve to "seal" and cook for 4 minutes on manual "high" setting. The pressure cooker will take about 5 minutes to seal, 4 minutes to cook and then quick release the valve to let the pressure out.
  • Add in 2 cups of shredded cheddar and stir until melted.
  • Divide and sprinkle on remaining shredded cheddar on to each serving, for extra cheesy goodness! 
  • Tip: Get creative by sprinkling on seasonings like garlic pepper seasoning, hot sauce, and anything else that you love, to add more flavor!


This recipe is a basic cheeseburger macaroni recipe. You may want to add seasonings and other flavors to kick it up a notch with flavor. I wanted to keep it very basic for kids! If in doubt, add more cheese! You can never go wrong with more cheese! 


Serving: 1serving (about 1-1/2 cups) | Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1136mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 449mg | Iron: 3.3mg