Instant Pot Taco Pasta #Recipe

Instant Pot Taco Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

This recipe is perfect for those evenings that occur after a long day or work or errands and then a long afternoon and evening of running from one function or activity to another. It’s a flavorful spin on a long-time favorite comfort food. It serves 6-8 people, is very filling and warms the tummy. And, it’s really easy to put together. One of the great things about it is the fact that the flavor is easy to change to suit your preference. I keep this recipe on the mild side, but if you like more spice and heat just add a different salsa. Here’s how I make it.

Equipment needed

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Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Pressure CookerInstant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Pressure CookerSilicone serving spoon w Stay-cool Stainless HandleSilicone serving spoon w Stay-cool Stainless HandleStainless steel silicone tipped kitchen tongsStainless steel silicone tipped kitchen tongsInstant Pot Silicone Mitts, set of 2Instant Pot Silicone Mitts, set of 2Instant Pot Tempered Glass LidInstant Pot Tempered Glass Lid3-piece Pyrex Measuring cup set3-piece Pyrex Measuring cup set


  • 1.25 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb small shells pasta
  • 32 oz carton beef broth
  • 14.5 oz can beef broth
  • 16 oz jar chunky salsa OR 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with seasoning if you prefer
  • 14 oz bag frozen sweet yellow corn
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 8 oz shredded Mexican or taco cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, optional for topping


Place the ground beef into the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Press the saute button and keeping the lid off, brown the ground beef, stirring often.

Add the pasta and the beef broth to the pot and stir well.

Add in the taco seasoning, salsa (OR tomatoes), and corn and stir well. I find it easiest to use a silicone cooking spoon when working with the Instant Pot. (Well, actually when working with anything.)

Set the Instant Pot to manual 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes have passed, do a manual pressure release. You’ll want to use a pair of silicone tipped tongs to do this, so that you don’t accidentally burn yourself.

Add the shredded cheese to the pot and stir well.

Serve immediately, with additional shredded cheese and/or sour cream as an optional topping. You can serve right from the Instant Pot. If you do this, I suggest using the Instant Pot glass lid to keep the food warm. if you’re removing the pot from the unit, be sure to use the Instant Pot silicone mini mitts to safely remove the pot without burning yourself.


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Instant Pot Taco Pasta Recipe From Val's Kitchen

About the Author

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. I’ve been hearing so many great things about Instant Pot. I need to go ahead and get one. Pressure cookers sure have come a long way. I remember my mom cooking with one when I was a little girl. Your Taco Pasta looks delish!

  2. I’ve never made taco pasta, but it sounds like such a quick and easy meal in a pinch! I don’t have an instant pot yet, but everyone I know is raving about theirs so I think it’s time I take the plunge 😉

  3. This looks amazing. This is one thing I havent ever made before, taco pasta! I bet it would be a huge hit for my kids. I need to get an instant pot!

  4. I made something similar to this, I’ll have to try yours… thanks for sharing your recipe (I’m going to steal it mwah hahaha!… just kidding-it’s not stealing when you are generously giving it out!) thanks!

  5. I most definitely NEED to try this out! It looks sooo delicious, and so easy! Perfect for a weeknight meal. Adding it to the list! Yum!

  6. My mouth is watering! This looks delicious and I bet my son would absolutely love it! I’ll have to make it for him one of these days

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