Instant Pot Cheesy Beef Taco Pasta | What's For Dinner | simple Dinner Ideas

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

Instant Pot Cheesy Beef Taco Pasta | What’s For Dinner | simple Dinner Ideas

Hey y’all!
My family loved this recipe. I have sort of been intimidated by my instant pot. I had only used it to make hard boiled eggs and baked potatoes. So I will try to incorporate more types of recipes love this because this was oh so simple.
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1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 ounce low-sodium taco seasoning (1 packet)
16 ounces rotini pasta
16 ounces chunky salsa
4 ounces chopped green chilies
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese
salt and pepper


Plug in your Instant Pot and push “saute” button. Add in ground beef and onion and brown until fully cooked.
Add in taco seasoning, pasta, salsa, chilis, and chicken broth. Stir to combine. put lid on Instant Pot and seal. make sure that your valve is in the “seal” position and not the “vent” position.
Push the “manual” button and then set for 5 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to pressurize and then it will begin the 5 minute cooking time.
Once the 5 minutes are up, do a fast release (move the valve from “seal” to “vent”) and let all the pressure out. Once the steam has stopped coming out of the vent and the pin in the lid has dropped, remove the lid.
Stir the pasta, add in the cheese and stir until completely combined and cheese is melted. Add salt and pepper as needed and serve.
If desired, top with your favorite taco toppings.


If desired, top with your favorite taco toppings (I chopped up some tomatoes and then added some fresh cilantro). Pico de gallo would also be delicious on top!

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