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Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti is an easy Tex-mex comfort food featuring pasta and ground beef flavored by salsa and taco seasoning, then smothered in cheese.

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti is a great recipe for changing up Taco Tuesday or any other busy weekday! This Tex-mex comfort food adds salsa and taco seasoning to pasta and ground beef, then surrounds it all by ooey, gooey melty cheese. Preparing this dish in an electric pressure cooker saves time and energy, as there’s no need to stand around stirring or turn on an oven. One of he great things about this recipe is that you can adjust it to preference when it comes to heat and zip by using whatever taco seasoning and salsa you like. Here’s how I make it.

This recipe makes approximately 8-12 servings, depending on the size of each serving.

Cooking time is approximately 25 minutes.

Equipment needed

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 16 oz ziti
  • 1x 24 oz jar salsa (I used a Mild Thick & Chunky)
  • 1.5 jars water
  • 3x 1.25 oz envelopes taco seasoning
  • 8 oz shredded cheese
  • sour cream (optional, for garnish)

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker.

Select the saute/brown setting.

Place the ground beef into the pot and brown it, adding in 2 of the envelopes of taco seasoning.

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Once the beef has browned, add the pasta to the pot.

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the 24 oz jar of salsa and the remaining taco seasoning envelope to the pot.

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pour the 1.5 jars of water over the top.

Stirring as little as possible, try to make sure all of the pasta is covered by liquid.

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.

Once the cooking time has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Remove the lid from the pot and give the contents a good stir.

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the shredded cheese to the pot.

Stir until cheese is melting, or consistency you like.

Serve immediately, garnishing with sour cream and additional cheese if desired.       

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Yield: 12 servings

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti

Pressure Cooker Taco Ziti Recipe From Val's Kitchen
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 16 oz ziti
  • 1x 24 oz jar salsa
  • 1.5 jars water
  • 3x 1.25 oz envelopes taco seasoning
  • 8 oz shredded cheese
  • sour cream (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker.

Select the saute/brown setting.

Place the ground beef into the pot and brown it, adding in 2 of the envelopes of taco seasoning.

Once the beef has browned, add the pasta to the pot.

Add the 24 oz jar of salsa and the remaining taco seasoning envelope to the pot.

Pour the 1.5 jars of water over the top.

Stirring as little as possible, try to make sure all of the pasta is covered by liquid.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.

Once the cooking time has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Remove the lid from the pot and give the contents a good stir.

Add the shredded cheese to the pot.

Stir until cheese is melting, or consistency you like.

Serve immediately, garnishing with sour cream and additional cheese if desired.      

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 793mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 23g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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14 comments

Sarupa Shah March 10, 2020 - 8:48 am

Love mexican food – don’t know why I don’t make Tuesdays – Tuesday Taco at home – would be a great idea!

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Roger Willis March 10, 2020 - 12:41 pm

This looks so delicious! Pasta is my weakness, especially now that my wife and I are doing Keto, but I’d love to make this for our family. I’m keeping this, so I can hopefully convert it to keto-friendly!

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Yeah Lifestyle March 10, 2020 - 6:38 pm

I love one pot dish and have just bought myself a pressure cooker and been searching for recipes to try it out. My kids love pasta so I would love to try making the taco ziti recipe as I know it will go down well

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN March 11, 2020 - 7:20 am

It’s so much easier when you can cook a meal in one pot rather than having loads of separate parts to do. This sounds like an easy and tasty dish to enjoy in the week with the family.

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Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too March 11, 2020 - 8:29 am

I love that this can all be completed in one pot, rather than having each element completed separately

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Rhian Westbury March 11, 2020 - 10:44 am

That taco filling looks really tasty, I am trying to use my slow cooker more as I find it’s so much easier than cooking in the evening x

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Kara Guppy March 11, 2020 - 1:14 pm

That looks so tasty, I need to use my pressure cooker more. I only seem to make two recipes in it

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Anosa March 11, 2020 - 4:21 pm

This looks sooo good! I like that there aren’t a hundred ingredients to it, that is one thing that drives me crazy about recipes, there usually is a tablespoon of just about everything in supermarket in them. I wonder whether this recipe would work with meat free mince?

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Laura March 11, 2020 - 6:13 pm

I adore Tex Mex food and this sounds like a great alternative to Taco Tuesday, we shall be definitely trying it out with the kids next Tuesday 😀

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Leila March 11, 2020 - 7:18 pm

That dish looks yummy. I love that this can all be completed in one pot, rather than having each element completed separately.

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Jade Braham March 13, 2020 - 6:17 am

This looks absolutely delicious. I. am going to have to try this butt to use dairy-free cheese because I’m allergic to dairy but still, looks so yummy!

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Tash March 14, 2020 - 5:00 pm

This looks so so good! Pasta is a family fave here, so easy and quick isnt it.

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Angela Ricardo Bethea March 15, 2020 - 5:53 am

Quite an interesting recipe! I don’t think I’ve tried Taco Ziti before but that looks delicious!

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Karen Langridge March 15, 2020 - 5:09 pm

Not seen this dish before but looking at what it includes I think I would enjoy it!

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