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Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A sloppy joe and macaroni and cheese mash-up meal! Top it with chopped dill pickles for a fun, crunchy twist.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean or extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, cored and diced
  • 1 3/4 cups beef broth
  • 8 oz dry macaroni or cavatappi pasta
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says HOT add in the beef and onion. Break up the beef and brown it for about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic powder, salt, pepper and bell pepper. Stir. Turn off Instant Pot.
  2. Add in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot clean so that nothing is sticking. Sprinkle in the pasta in an even layer and gently press to submerge. 
  3. In a bowl, stir the brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire and tomato sauce together. Pour the mixture over the top of the pasta. Don’t stir.
  4. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move the valve to venting.
  5. Remove the lid. Stir in the cheddar and the pickles. 
  6. Scoop onto plates or in bowls and enjoy!


I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. Make in the 8 or 3 quart pot with no changes. 

Recipe adapted from Food Network.

  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot