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Instant Pot Beef and Cheddar Ranch Potatoes

  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


An easy to make, hearty dinner of cubed potatoes, ground beef, cheddar and crumbled bacon. Lots of delicious flavors in one pot. 


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 Tbsp dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 2 pounds (about 6 medium) russet potatoes
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup grated medium or sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the ground beef. Break it up, add in 1 Tbsp of the ranch dressing mix and brown for about 5 minutes. 
  2. Turn off the saute setting. Pour in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking.
  3. Cut your potatoes into cubes. (I left the peels on). Add them into the pot. Sprinkle the remaining 2 Tbsp of ranch dressing mix over the potatoes. Sprinkle the chili powder over the potatoes. 
  4. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes (high pressure). 
  5. When the time is up perform a quick release by moving the valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  6. Toss in the bacon and the cheese and stir. 
  7. Scoop onto serving dishes and enjoy.


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. You can also make this in the 3 quart or 8 quart pot. Keep the ingredients and time the same. 

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American