Homemade Hamburger Helper
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
For pot:
  • 1lb ground beefpreferably 93% lean
  • 1tbsp onion powder
  • 1tbsp garlic powder
  • 2cups beef broth
  • 16oz elbow macaroni
For sauce:
  • 1cup half and half
  • 10ounce Cheddar cheeseshredded
  • 3ounce American cheesecut into strips (from the deli, not the kind that comes in cellophane!)
  • 2cups fresh spinachfinely chopped (optional)
  • 2tsp kosher saltor to taste
  • 1/2tsp pepperor to taste
  • Additional shredded cheese for garnishif desired
Instructions
  1. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  2. Add ground beef, onion powder and garlic powder to the Instant Pot. Cook and stir until no pink remains.
  3. Press Cancel Pour in pasta and broth, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  4. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 4 minutes.
  5. When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  6. Stir in half and half, then stir in the cheese, a little at a time, until melted. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  7. Just before serving, fold in chopped spinach, if using. Top with additional cheese for garnish, if desired.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.