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Instant Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best instant pot bacon cheeseburger pasta recipe, easy instant pot bacon cheeseburger pasta recipe, Instant pot bacon cheeseburger pasta, pressure cook bacon cheeseburger pasta
Servings: 4


  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot


  • 1 lb ground chuck or beef
  • 8 oz pasta sea shells 3 cups
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • ¼ cup diced pickles optional
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 5 bacon
  • salt to taste


  • Set cooker to saute-high. Place the sliced bacon in the cooker. Cook for 10 minutes or until crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate with paper towel (drain grease). Once cool to the touch, chop them into bit size and set aside for later. Remove bacon grease from the cooker (save or discard).
  • Place the ground chuck/beef in the cooker. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink. Add onion and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the onions becomes translucent. Optional: Drain the beef grease.
  • Add salt, black pepper, garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, beef broth and mix. Add pasta sea shells and mix.
  • Place the lid on. Set to pressure cook on high for 5 minutes. Then quick release (be careful when releasing the pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for quick release. Remove lid.
  • Add shredded cheese on top of the pasta, do not stir. Place the lid back on for 3 minutes. Remove the lid and mix everything evenly. Add diced pickles (optional), bacon bits and mix. Season with salt to taste.

Serve immediately and Enjoy!