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Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.



Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is an easy ground beef dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

This hearty pasta is loaded with hamburger meat and cheese and tossed in a spicy tomato sauce.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

This taco pasta recipe takes about thirty minutes from start to finish and serves 4 people.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this cheesy pasta, I started by setting my Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.

Then I added a dab of margarine to the pot.

a dab of margarine in the bottom of an Instant Pot

I dumped a pound of lean ground beef into the pot.

raw ground beef in an Instant Pot

I crumbled the ground beef well as it cooked.

lean ground beef cooking in an Instant Pot

When the Instant Pot turned off, the ground beef was still slightly pink.

ground beef cooking in an Instant Pot

I added some water to the pot.

ground beef and water in an Instant Pot

Then I dumped in some cavatappi noodles.

uncooked cavatappi noodles on top of water and ground beef in an Instant Pot

I gently spread out the noodles.

cavatappi noodles on top of ground beef in an Instant Pot

Then I poured in some Heinz chili sauce and some medium chunky salsa.

I also added in a packet of taco seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.

spices on top of chili sauce, salsa and noodles in an Instant Pot

I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 3 minutes.

When the Instant Pot was done cooking, I immediately turned the steam release handle to the venting position and performed a quick release.

Then I removed the lid from the Instant Pot.

taco pasta after pressure cooking in an Instant Pot

I stirred the contents well.

taco pasta in an Instant Pot

I added some chopped green onions and shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the pot.

shredded cheese and chopped green onions on top of taco pasta in an Instant Pot

I stirred well and then the pasta was ready to serve.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

This cheesy pasta has a bit of a kick but is not overly spicy.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

The whole family is sure to love this pasta with hamburger meat.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious ground beef recipe for your Instant Pot, then you need to try this Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta!

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 lb cavatappi noodles
  • 2 cups Heinz chili sauce
  • 2 cups medium chunky salsa
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

How to Make Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta:

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.
  2. Add a dab of margarine or butter to the pot.
  3. Add the ground beef to the pot.
  4. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  5. When the Instant Pot turns off, the ground beef will still be slightly pink.
  6. Add the water to the pot and gently scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure none of the ground beef is sticking.
  7. Add the cavatappi noodles to the pot and spread them out evenly.
  8. Pour in the chili sauce and the salsa.
  9. Add the taco seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the pot.
  10. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 3 minutes.
  11. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and perform a quick release.
  12. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  13. Add the shredded cheese and chopped green onions to the pot.
  14. Stir well again.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 4 people

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, salsa, chili sauce, taco seasoning, chopped green onions and shredded cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 lb cavatappi noodles
  • 2 cups Heinz chili sauce
  • 2 cups medium chunky salsa
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.
  2. Add a dab of margarine or butter to the pot.
  3. Add the ground beef to the pot.
  4. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  5. When the Instant Pot turns off, the ground beef will still be slightly pink.
  6. Add the water to the pot and gently scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure none of the ground beef is sticking.
  7. Add the cavatappi noodles to the pot and spread them out evenly.
  8. Pour in the chili sauce and the salsa.
  9. Add the taco seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the pot.
  10. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 3 minutes.
  11. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and perform a quick release.
  12. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  13. Add the shredded cheese and chopped green onions to the pot.
  14. Stir well again.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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