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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese Recipe

Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Author Jenn Quillen


  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 box 16 oz, dry pasta (medium shells)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can 14 oz, evaporated milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped fresh tomatoes
  • shredded spinach or lettuce
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place ground beef, onion, garlic and butter in instant pot. Use the sautee function on the instant pot to brown the beef and cook the onions. Add pasta, chicken broth and water to the pot. Place the lid onto the pot and close the pressure release valve. Set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes.
  2. When cooking cycle has finished, quick release the pressure valve to release steam. Open the instant pot and stir in evaporated milk and cheese until all cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve topped with fresh tomatoes and shredded lettuce.