Go Back
+ servings
Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Taco Pasta is meaty, hearty and an extra cheesy one-pot meal, easily made in the electric pressure cooker without pre-cooking the pasta. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Taco Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 524kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons Taco seasoning depends how much you like it
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chunky salsa medium spice
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 oz shell pasta I used medium shells
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese


  • Set Instant Pot to Saute.
  • Once the IP is hot add the oil and wait for it to start simmering.
  • Add the ground beef, let it cook without moving for about 1 minute, to get a nice sear on it. After that, break it up using a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • Once the ground beef has browned, add chopped onion and minced garlic, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, taco seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the salsa and stir, add beef broth and stir to combine. Scraping the bottom of the pot to remove any bits that stuck to it to avoid burning.
  • Add pasta and stir to combine.
  • Cover and seal the lid. Make sure the valve points to Sealed. Change the setting to manual and adjust the time to 5 minutes on High Pressure.
  • Once Instant Pot beeps to show that it's done, do a quick release, by changing the position of the valve to Vent. Carefully remove cover and stir.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Top with shredded cheese, put the lid back on but don't seal. Allow a minute or two for the cheese to start to melt. Stir to combine.
  • Serve with favorite toppings: sour cream, fresh salsa, jalapeños, avocado, and fresh cilantro.



Serving: 0g | Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1097mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg