What are the best things to cook in an instant pot?
We’ve even made dessert in our Instant Pots! You can find all of our Instant Pot recipes HERE.
One of our favorite Instant Pot soups is our Creamy Chicken Soup – our readers give it rave reviews!
Which Instant Pot Is Best?
If you are like me, you might have gotten a pressure cooker for Christmas or Mother’s Day and it sat in a box for a few months until you finally got around to getting it out of the box.
how to make instant pot creamy shells and beef:
This easy pressure cooker recipe is perfect for beginners! The best part about this Instant Pot Creamy Shells and Beef Recipe is that it can all be made in your Instant Pot so you’re not dirtying a bunch of dishes.
Related recipe: Instant Pot Cheesy Penne Pasta (it’s so easy!)
Start by adding olive oil to the inner pot of the Instant Pot and turn on SAUTE mode.
Add diced onion to the Instant Pot and sauté for a few minutes until onion starts to soften.
Add ground beef to the pot, break into small pieces, and cook until browned; drain excess grease and turn off the Instant Pot.
Add Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder and tomato paste to the beef mixture. Stir to combine.
Pour uncooked pasta shells on top of the ground beef mixture, then pour pasta sauce and water on top. Don’t stir the pasta and sauce together!
Place the lid on the Instant Pot and put the valve in SEALING position. Cook on MANUAL/HIGH for 5 minutes.
Do a manual pressure release and when the pin drops, remove the lid.
Stir in parmesan cheese, half and half and cream cheese until well combined.
Serve and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
There you have it! Dinner made from start to finish in less than 30 minutes!
RELATED RECIPE: THIS INSTANT POT SESAME CHICKEN TASTES BETTER THAN TAKE OUT AND IS SO EASY TO MAKE! GET THE RECIPE HERE!
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Easy Instant Pot Recipes:
- Instant Pot Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
- Instant Pot Pork Chile Verde
- Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos
- Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
- Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli
If you are new to the Instant Pot, read our list of 9 Instant Pot Don’ts HERE!
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New to Instant Pot recipes? Watch the video below for 7 Basic Instant Pot Recipes to help you get started!