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Instant Pot Preacher’s Casserole

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Time saving, inexpensive hamburger and macaroni casserole that feeds a crowd or a congregation. 


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 3/4 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 8 oz uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can Campbell’s condensed tomato soup (or 8 ounces tomato sauce, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp teaspoon salt, 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (you can also use shredded cheddar)


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in the beef and break it up. Add in the onion and celery. Let the beef brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease. 
  2. Stir in the chili powder, seasoned salt and garlic powder.  Add in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Cancel the sauté setting. 
  3. Sprinkle the macaroni into the pot over the broth and meat. Dump the tomato soup on top. 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 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  5. Stir well. Sprinkle the cheese on top and serve. (You can also pour the mixture into a square baking dish and sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for 10 minutes at 350° F.)


Double this recipe to serve a larger group. Double all ingredients and keep the same pressure cooking time. 

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot