Instant Pot Taco Pasta

I recently joined a Facebook Group that is for Instant Pot users.  It’s called Instant Pot Recipes Only.  You can find it here.  I had gotten in a bit of a rut making the same things over and over in my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.  I thought the Facebook group might be just what I needed to get me out of the rut.

I followed the group for several weeks.  People were making chicken in MANY different ways….ribs…soups….I had tried all that and had recipes that I liked for it.  Then one day I saw a recipe for Taco Pasta.  It only had six ingredients and only took five minutes once the pot was up to pressure….um, yes, I would try that!!  I ended up trying it out on the childcare kids….and they liked it!

I apologize for not getting a better “on the plate” photo but I was “mid childcare” when I snapped this and it was the best picture I could get.


It reminds me of a taco flavored hamburger helper…I changed the original recipe up so here’s the revised recipe.

1 lb ground beef
1/2 chopped onion
1 oz taco seasoning
1 can of tomato soup
2 C beef broth
8 oz small pasta
1 can corn
1 1/2 cups of cheese

Saute the ground beef and onion.  Add the rest of the ingredients except the cheese.  Set your pressure cooker to manual for 5 minutes.  Quick release as soon as it’s done or your noodles will get mushy.  Turn the cooker off.  Add the cheese, stir.  You can add other toppings that are appropriate for tacos if you like.  I added black olives and sour cream to mine.  The kids had theirs plain.  Everyone liked it.

I really liked that I did the prep work in the morning, let it set and didn’t turn it on until about 20 minutes before I wanted to eat.  That is so nice to do with childcare.

If you’re cooking for two this would easily give you a supper and leftovers for another day.

I’m going to continue to watch the Facebook group I mentioned…adding one recipe to my cookbook isn’t quite enough to get me out of the rut.


3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Taco Pasta”

  1. I won an Instant Pot in the summer reading program at my library. I’ve used it several times, it’s wonderful for cooking roasts. I’ll have to try the taco recipe. I really wish I would have had this when all the children were home, it would have been used a lot more then. I don’t do facebook so I won’t be checking out Instant Pot group but I did check out a Pressure Cooker cookbook from the library.

  2. This recipe sounds good. Thanks for sharing it. Here’s one site for Instant Pot recipes I found. This guy makes lots of different things, maybe you’ll find something you want to try. I’d like to make his version of cabbage rolls.

  3. when I was growing up my mom would make something like this in a skillet. We called it Train Wreck.
    It was our name for all ground beef/ pasta/ tomato/ veggie one dish meals.

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