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Instant Pot Dinner in a Dish

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A saucy ground beef casserole topped with mashed potatoes and a bit of cheddar cheese. A complete dinner all in one dish. 



Equipment needed: steamer basket and air fryer lid (optional)

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can crushed tomatoes or diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, washed and cut into cubes
  • 1 (12 oz) bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Get peas out of the freezer and set on counter.
  2. Turn Instant Pot to sauté. When the display says HOT add in the beef and break it up. Add in the onions. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease. Stir in the kosher salt and black pepper. 
  3. Pour in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot. 
  4. Dump in the tomatoes, ketchup and Italian seasoning. Don’t’ stir. 
  5. Place the potatoes in a steamer basket*. Place the steamer basket on top of the beef/tomatoes. It will get dirty on the bottom, it’s okay. 
  6. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 8 minutes. When time is up move valve to venting and remove the lid. Remove the steamer basket from the pot. Pour the potatoes into a bowl.
  7. Pour the peas into the Instant Pot and stir. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting to heat the peas through. Turn off Instant Pot. 
  8. Mash the potatoes well and stir in the milk and butter, until melted. Salt and pepper the potatoes to taste.  
  9. Air fryer lid option: Scoop and smooth the potatoes over the top of the beef/peas. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the potatoes. Put the air fryer lid on top and turn it on 400° F for 5 minutes. Oven option: Pour the mixture from Instant Pot into a 9×9 inch baking dish. Scoop and smooth the potatoes over the top. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake for 15 minutes at 400° F. 
  10. Scoop onto plates and enjoy!


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1* and Mealthy CrispLid.

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot/Air fryer lid