Beef And Cheese Pasta – Homemade Hamburger Helper – InstantPot #Recipe

Beef And Cheese Pasta - Homemade Hamburger Helper - Instant Pot Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

Yesterday I shared my thoughts on my New Instant Pot, as well as a recipe for Ziti With Beef And Cheese. If you read that post, you might recall that I mentioned I’ve tried a number of other recipes in the Instant Pot as well. The second recipe I made was for a Beef And Cheese Pasta. Hubby and I both thought that it had a sort of Hamburger Helper-ish type of feel. Here’s how I made it.

Beef And Cheese Pasta – Homemade Hamburger Helper

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  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 1.25 lbs ground beef
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 3 beef boullion cubes
  • 3.5 cups hot water


With the Instant Pot on saute, brown the ground beef.

While that is cooking combine the boullion cubes, onion soup mix and hot water in a bowl and stir well.

When the beef is cooked, add the liquid mixture.

Add the pasta and stir well.

Set Instant Pot to steam for 5 minutes.

Let the steam release (I did a quick release) and open.

Add the shredded cheese and cook on saute for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Serve immediately.

Beef And Cheese Pasta - Homemade Hamburger Helper - Instant Pot Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

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I’m a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I’m a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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  1. Hi, I came across your blog post while looking for new homemade hamburger helper recipe’s, can’t wait to try out this one. I also have my own secret homemade helper recipe, feel free to try it out yourself. I can’t wait to try out yours, it looks delicious!”

  2. We tried this tonight. The flavor is fantastic! The only thing we found wrong with it is that it wasn’t creamy enough so we added some milk, perfect. We’ll be making this a lot! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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