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Instant Pot Marry Me Casserole

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A savory beef, pasta and cheese dish that is pantry friendly and an all in one pot meal.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in the beef and break it up. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease. Add in the onions, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, pepper and chili powder. Stir to coat the meat well.
  2. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking.
  3. Add in the Worcestershire. Sprinkle in the macaroni in an even layer. Use a spoon to gently submerge. Dump in the tomato sauce, tomato paste and corn. Don’t stir.
  4. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  5. Stir in the cream and cheeses. Serve and enjoy!
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot