how to make hamburger helper in instant pot

how to make hamburger helper in instant pot

Guide: How to Make Hamburger Helper in an Instant Pot

If you looking for a delicious and quick dinner, making hamburger helper from scratch in your Instant Pot is an easy way to get a tasty meal in almost no time! Plus, by making it yourself, you can control the ingredients, like using leaner beef or adding extra vegetables.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cup uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Set your Instant Pot to “Saute” and add ground beef. Cook until browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add onion powder, garlic powder, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth, and uncooked macaroni noodles to the pot and stir to combine.
  3. Add 1 cup of water to the pot and stir.
  4. Secure the lid and set the valve to “Sealing” position. Set the Instant Pot to “Manual” (or “High Pressure”) and adjust the time to 4 minutes.
  5. Once finished cooking, release the pressure manually.
  6. Stir in diced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a side of vegetables, such as a salad or steamed broccoli.


That’s it! Making your own hamburger helper is a great way to make a quick and delicious meal. Enjoy your homemade hamburger helper!