Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta–all the amazing flavors from cheeseburgers in a one pot pasta dish. Your whole family will love this dinner!
Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta
My whole family agreed that this cheeseburger pasta tasted better than it looked. When you dig in it’s like all the flavors from a cheeseburger in a one bite. The thing that made this recipe is the dill pickles. Don’t knock it until you try it! The diced pickles dispersed throughout the pasta gave the dish flare and flavor. We loved this the day of and we loved the leftovers too.
A few notes about ingredients:
Pasta: I used farfalle pasta (bowtie pasta). Any other sturdy pasta could work with this recipe. For example using a penne or cavatappi pasta would taste great. If you go with something that is thinner and smaller like spaghetti you’d have to adjust the cooking time lower.
Ground Beef: I used 80/20 ground beef and drained off the excess grease. You can use leaner or less lean ground beef, it’s up to you. I have also made this recipe with ground turkey. It’s not quite as good but it will do in a pinch.
Steak seasoning: I used Montreal Steak Seasoning* in my pasta. You can use whatever steak seasoning you like best.
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.Print
Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 19 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
All the amazing flavors from cheeseburgers in a one pot pasta dish. Your whole family will love this dinner!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 2 cups water
- 8 oz farfalle pasta (bowties)
- 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup diced dill pickes
- 2 Tbsp mustard
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp steak seasoning
- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
- 2 cups medium or sharp grated cheddar cheese
- Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the ground beef and brown it for about 5 minutes. Add in the diced onion and saute the onion in the grease from the beef for about 3 minutes. If there is excess grease, you can drain it off or spoon it out.
- Add in the water and deglaze the pot, if it needs it.
- Add in the pasta, diced tomatoes, pickles, mustard, ketchup, steak seasoning and seasoned salt. Stir a bit.
- Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to “sealing.” Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When the time is up you can perform a quick release by moving the valve to venting. If any foam comes out of the valve just move it back to sealing. Try again in 20 seconds to move it to venting.
- Remove the lid and stir. Add in the cheese and stir until it is melted.
- Scoop onto serving dishes and enjoy!
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
- Category: Pasta
- Method: Instant Pot
- Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
- Calories: 655
- Sugar: 6
- Sodium: 6
- Fat: 15 g
- Carbohydrates: 49 g
- Protein: 37 g
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5 stars…maybe 6. 🙂
We have four children 10 and under and this recipe is on regular rotation! It is so good and we now need to double it or there could be a riot!!!
Thank you for an easy, delicious meal for our hungry bunch!
So glad you loved it Frankie!!! Thanks for the review!
I think something went wrong with the nutritional info.
Excellent , quick and my kiddos gobbled it up!
I love the pickles in this one! So fun!
This made a quick and tasty weeknight meal. I used the saute button once it was done to dry out the excess liquid. What is the actual sodium content? I would love for it to be only 6. 😉
Love this recipe, however, the last three times I’ve made it my Instant Pot shuts off and says Burn on the monitor. I quick release and sure enough part of the food is burned onto the bottom. I can always salvage the remainder and it’s cooked fine. What am I doing wrong?
Are you making sure to deglaze the pot well?
I’m having the same problem and I do deglaze it. I follow the recipe to a T. Wondering what I’m doing wrong? Or what I can do to avoid this?
I agree. My kids like the flavour of this recipe but I will quit making it simply because it burns Every. Single. Time. And yes, I do deglaze the pot, and follow the recipe.
I completely forgot to buy an onion! I have onion powder… would it be ok to use that instead?? With all the COVID-19 issues, I want to avoid going to the grocery store for just an onion!!
Yes you can leave the onions out.
Do you think that I can triple the recipe for a larger crowd?
Yes but I think you’d need an 8 quart pot to triple it. You could double it in the 6 quart pot.
8 oz of pasta doesnt seem like much…….will it make 4 servings? BF doesnt like dill pickles but I love them! Also, regular mustard from fridge or ground mustard? I “assume” regular because the recipe would state ground, correct?
Yes it makes 4 moderate servings. If you are hearty eaters then less. And you’re right it is yellow mustard 🙂
Hi, this looks delicious! Is it at all spicy? I have a 5 year old who sensitive to spice. Thanks!
No, I don’t think it is spicy at all.
Paula F. says
I spiced mine up. I put chopped garlic, fresh hatch green chilies, and hot spicy ketchup in ours. It was really tasty. I used Claussens pickles in our also.
Wow that sounds fantastic!
I make this at least every other week and it is not spicy at all. I cannot handle spicy. This is my favorite dish and the dill pickles give it a unique taste.
Hi – stupid question maybe but do you remove meat and onions before you deglaze the pot?? Thanks!
no you don’t have to. Just pour in the liquid and scrape the pot.
If I was going to double this should I use the same amount of water or double that as well?
Yeah, you’ll need to double the water as well. Perhaps cut the cooking time by 1 minute too.
“If I had a long enough tongue, I’d lick the bowl.” –My mother, after my first time making this recipe.
This is an AMAZING recipe, and I’m grateful that it only needs a small handful of ingredients. I already had most of it, in fact, and the canned tomatoes were put to much better use here than in Yet Another Spaghetti Dinner.
Haha! this is great!
Jaclyn Page says
Am I supposed to drain the water out when I deglaze before adding in other ingredients or when you deglaze do you keep the water and all the scrappings in the dish and keep adding ingredients to it? I just made this and it smells delicious but it seems a lot more watery than the pictures show. It looks like a soup. Is that right? Thanks!
You keep the water and everything in there. It should thicken up.
Deborah Jones says
What is deglazing, please?
Pouring liquid into the pot and scraping the bottom so nothing is sticking to the pot.
Hi! First time instant pot lady here! Do I add all the water and ingredients or only water if I need to deglaze?
Just the water will work 🙂
Heather Fleming says
I can’t wait to try this tonight! Should I cook the pasta before adding it to the insta pot?
no just add it in uncooked!
Is the pressure supposed to be set on high or low?
If you were to make this in a regular crock pot how long and what temperature please?
I’m sorry I don’t have a crockpot version of this particular recipe.
This is delicious!!! I have made this dish in my instapot many times its fast and easy and ready in 15 min.
Including prep time…my family loves it, I even double the recipe so I can have leftovers for my daycare children…its a real keeper!!❤
So glad you liked it Gail!!!
I’m planning on making this tomorrow night. Question, I’m out of cheddar cheese, do you think it would be good if I used a can of condensed cheddar soup? I’m not feeling well and trying to avoid a trip out, lol.
I bet you could. It will give it more of a creamy consistency.
Hi Karen! I got a, you can make this again, compliment. It is very good. Are you supposed to drain the tomatoes? I didn’t. Let me know!
Thanks for sharing,
Hi Cheryl, I did not drain my tomatoes! I’m glad you liked it 🙂
Karen, I will be 75 in May. I have been told I am a good cook. Soooo glad I found your site. Have really enjoyed the recipes. You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen. I am known as Crockpot Queen to my friends and family. Luv to use it. Best wishes as you give more tasty recipes.
Good for you Joan! I’m glad you found my recipes.
My family loved this recipe!! Followed it to a T and it was so good! Leftovers might even be slightly better! Loving all your recipes! Glad I found you after buying my Instant Pot!
I’m so glad you found me too! I loved this recipe sooo much too!
Linda R says
This dish was do darned tasty. I cooked the meat and onions and added the other ingredients. I then cooked the pasta and added some butter and placed it in a 9×13 pan. Added the meat on top then the cheese and baked it at 350 for about 20 mins to heat through. Especailly liked the pickles. Very much like a cheeseburger. I used Gluten free pasta and it came out perfectly. Thanks for such tasty and easy recipes.
Sounds amazing Linda! I’m glad you liked it 🙂