Instant Pot Farmer’s Delight Casserole–beef and noodle casserole with cabbage, corn and creamed cheese. This dinner comes together quickly and it’s a one pot meal!
Instant Pot Farmer’s Delight Casserole
The magic of the Instant Pot doesn’t get old for me. Especially with one pot pasta meals. You throw everything in the pot and come back later to a meal. You don’t have to wait for water to boil or worry about using a colander to drain the pasta water. It’s so cool!
This type of recipe certainly comes in handy this time of year for busy parents when there are end of year concerts, spring sports, exams etc. Dinner still needs to happen and if you’re not looking to blow the budget by heading to a drive-thru every night then your Instant Pot will truly come in handy.
This recipe for Instant Pot Farmers Delight is taken from an old church cookbook. It’s a hamburger and noodle casserole type of recipe that I’ve added a few things into. I’m not sure why it’s called Farmers Delight. Perhaps because this is a type of recipe that could be made and served for a mid-day meal on the farm??? My Grandma lives on a farm and would always make a big meal for her 11 kids and husband and it was often a casserole of sorts (along with freshly baked bread). It would feed a crowd and not break their lean budget. Well, whatever it’s called it was a delicious dinner!
More Instant Pot Pasta Recipes…
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Farmer’s Delight Casserole
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
Beef and noodle casserole with cabbage, corn and creamed cheese. This dinner comes together quickly and it’s a one pot meal!
- 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
- 1 cup diced onion
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 cups beef or chicken broth
- 8 oz penne rigate pasta
- 3–4 cups chopped green cabbage
- 1 diced green pepper
- 1 (8.25) oz can creamed corn
- 4 oz cream cheese
- Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When the display says HOT add in the beef and onion. Use a spoon to break up the beef. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease.
- Stir in the kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
- Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off sauté setting.
- Pour in the pasta and use a spoon to gently press it down, don’t stir.
- Add cabbage, peppers, creamed corn and cream cheese on top.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for about 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove lid.
- Stir well. Season to taste. Scoop onto plates and enjoy!
- Category: Beef
- Method: Instant Pot
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Karen Moon Goddess says
I haven’t made this yet, but it sure looks yummy. I have a couple of questions. My husband doesn’t like super creamy food. It’s a texture thing. Can I substitute mushroom soup for the cream cheese & add canned corn or frozen corn instead? I won’t be using the cheese, either. I want to avoid losing the texture from the cream cheese but know my husband — with his anti-melted cheese, anti-sour cream, cream cheese stance — will not eat it. Thanks for your help. We love your recipes and use our instant pot/crock pot almost every meal!
Yes I think those sound like good substitution ideas!
Karen Moon Goddess says
John F Errera says
I thought I made a horrible mistake. After I sealed the instant pot and started cooking I realized I put in the full 16oz box of penne instead of 8oz as the recipe called for. To my surprise it came out just fine and we all loved it. Side benefit, there was more to love.
Oh that’s awesome! I’m surprised there was enough liquid for it.
Hmmm, flavor was good, but mine was far from a “pasta dish.” Not only did the amount of other ingredients (beef, green peppers, and cabbage, mainly) overtake the amount of noodles, mine was very soupy (and noodles were overdone). Looking at all my measuring devices to make sure I used the right amount of everything…so far it all looks right….I will edit my review if it was my own mistake!
Ann Marie W. says
I have a diffrent brand of a instant pot cooker. Would I cook this on high or low after for the pressure cooking part?
Made this last night. My first time using pasta in the Instant Pot. I doubled the seasonings. Really yummy! The cabbage melts away, pasta just right. The whole family liked it.
I can’t find an 8.25oz. can of creamed corn. Only 14.75oz. Too much? A typo? Use half the can? Help!
Go ahead and use the whole thing. It will just be a little creamier.
You can use a big can! It will probably taste even better.
Does the ground beef have to be fully cooked before adding the other ingredients?
It doesn’t have to be completely cooked, just browned for about 5 minutes.
Could I use another vegetable instead of the creamed corn, like peas or broccoli? Or would that change the texture of the casserole?
You could use peas or broccoli. Although they may get overcooked if pressure cooked. You may want to steam them separately and stir them into the Instant Pot afterwards.
Therese Burch says
I read this as “Pot Farmers too”. I immediately thought…pot…in a casserole!!!! Hhhmmmm not sure about that one!!!
I always wondered what pot farmers ate! Lol
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Pat O says
How would it be if I left out the green pepper?
Seriously? How do you think it would taste?
When you use green peppers it tends to hijack the dish and all you can taste is green peppers. I am going to use brocolli instead.
How to do this recipe in a crock pot?
This one is not a good crockpot candidate. But you could definitely make it on the stove and in the oven!
Brenda Childs says
Looks good but my daughter doesn’t like cabbage .
Karen Petersen says
You could leave it out 😊
I don’t like cabbage, but it cooks down so much it can’t be tasted and isn’t crunchy any more. It all tastes really good!
Ok, time for a silly question: Can I use regular corn instead of creamed corn? It’s all I’ve got but I MUST make this tonight… 🙂
Thanks for all your hard work, we enjoy all you publish!
yes you sure can! It will be great!
Frankie Casey says
Thank you, ma’am! 😉
Oh thanks! Making tonight!