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Instant Pot Pasta Shells and Beef

This easy Instant Pot dinner features savory ground beef, tender pasta, crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef, instant pot pasta, one pot pasta
Servings: 8
Calories: 384kcal



  • In the bottom of the Instant Pot, drizzle the olive oil and set the IP to “Saute.”
    Add the ground beef, Italian seasoning, and minced garlic. Saute until the beef is browned, breaking it up occasionally with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Transfer browned beef to a bowl, cover and set aside.
  • In the same Instant Pot inner pot, place the crushed tomatoes, water, broth, pasta, and onion powder. Stir, and place the lid on the pot.
  • Lock the lid into place. Set the venting valve to “Sealed.” Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes.
  • Do a quick release, and when the pressure has fully released, open the Instant Pot.
    Stir previously cooked ground beef into the pasta.
    Add salt and pepper; taste and adjust accordingly.
  • Spoon pasta and beef into serving bowls and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Serve.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 4mg