Instant Pot Beef and Bowtie Pasta

A Simple And Deliciously Cheesy Beef Pasta Your Family Will Love

This Easy Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta is perfect for a weeknight dinner. You can prep it in no time and it will be a guaranteed hit with the entire family!

If you’re looking for a quick and delicious Instant Pot dinner idea, this Easy Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta is it!

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A Simple Dinner Solution

I know how it goes with most of us: dinnertime creeps up and we have no clue what to make!

This super easy pasta dish is one of my go-to meals whenever I’m running short on time and the kids are starving! They’re always starving, aren’t they?

A Great Option – Even For Picky Eaters

My kids get so excited when I tell them I’m making Cheesy Beef Pasta. To them, it’s as gourmet as it comes! In reality, it’s so easy to make thanks to the Instant Pot!

for those looking for simple pasta dishes, this one is perfect
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I like to keep things easy in the kitchen and this delicious pasta is no exception. My older kids help me make it since there’s really no prep involved. There’s no chopping required and all you need is some basic ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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You will have dinner ready on time and your family will love it!

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Easy Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta: A quick and delicious Instant Pot dinner idea for those hectic nights when you don't have a lot of time. A perfect weeknight dinner! Fast prep and on the table in no time. The vodka sauce makes it so tasty. This Easy Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta will be hit with your entire family! #instantpot #pasta #recipe #vodkasauce
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Pasta alla Vodka – The Easy Way

I like to use Vodka Pasta Sauce for this recipe. I think it’s perfect when combined with the cheeses. My kids especially like Vodka Sauce on their pasta. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it.

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I hope you make this Easy Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta. I know you and your family will love it!

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Before we get started, here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Prep Tools & Utensils

These are the items you’ll need to prep and make this recipe:

Appliances & Cookware

This easy pasta recipe was made in my 8-quart Instant Pot but should also work perfectly in the 6-quart.

Serving Platters & Dishes

I served this pasta on these beautiful stoneware bowls and plates.

Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories

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Must-Have Instant Pot Cookbooks

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Now it’s your turn to give this Easy Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta recipe a try!

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In the recipe card, I have included some tips and tricks to help you make this delicious bowtie pasta recipe your own.

Instant Pot Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta

Ground beef and bowtie pasta in a cheesy vodka sauce.

Cuisine:
  • American
Best Served As:
  • Main Course
a bowl of easy bowtie pasta for those looking for easy pasta meals
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Servings:8
Difficulty:Super Easy
Cooking Method(s):
  • Instant Pot
Pressure Level:High
Program:Manual / Pressure Cook
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Pressure Release
2 minute NPR
Total Time
17 minutes
This Recipe Is:
  • #quickandeasy
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This easy prep pasta meal is perfect for weeknight family dinners. This one is ready in no time and the entire family will love it!

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Ingredients

 1 lb Farfalle pasta
 1 lb ground beef
 1 jar vodka sauce (24 ounce)
 3 cups beef stock (unsalted)
 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
 1 tbsp dry minced onion
 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 1 ½ cups mozzarella (shredded)
 ½ cup parmesan (grated)

Directions

1

Set the Instant Pot to 'Sauté' and allow it to heat up for a few minutes.

2

Add the ground beef to the pot and sauté until fully cooked.

3

Add the minced onion, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the ground beef and mix well.

4

Add the beef stock and stir well and then cancel the 'Sauté' mode.

5

Add the pasta to the pot and only push it down into the liquid but do not mix it in.

6

Add the jar of Vodka sauce on top. Just layer it on top without mixing it in.

7

Close the Instant Pot and set it to 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook' High Pressure for 5 minutes. Once cooking has finished, allow for a 2 minute NPR (natural pressure release). Release the remaining pressure after the two minutes have completed. Once all pressure has been released, open the pot.

8

Add the mozzarella and parmesan cheese and mix well with the pasta.

Kitchen Tools

This is a list of the kitchen tool, utensils and appliances I used to make this recipe.

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Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make this Instant Pot Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta recipe your own.

Add fresh, chopped onions. If you’re not in a hurry, add some chopped onions instead of minced.

Use your favorite pasta sauce. I highly recommend using Vodka sauce for this but feel free to use your favorite sauce instead.

Add your favorite cheeses. If you don’t have mozzarella on hand, use what you have. I’ve made it with Mexican blend and Cheddar when I was in a pinch. I prefer the Mozzarella and Parmesan combo but the kids ate it just the same!

Make it Mexican. To give it a Mexican twist, use a Mexican/taco blend shredded cheese and add some taco seasoning instead of Italian seasoning.

Serving Suggestions

Here are a few ideas for serving your Instant Pot Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta.

Make it Cheesier. We like to top each serving with extra shredded parmesan cheese.

Serve it with some greens. A salad would make a perfect side to this pasta.

Add some crusty bread. Nothing better than a side of crusty, buttered bread with your pasta.

Ingredients

 1 lb Farfalle pasta
 1 lb ground beef
 1 jar vodka sauce (24 ounce)
 3 cups beef stock (unsalted)
 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
 1 tbsp dry minced onion
 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 1 ½ cups mozzarella (shredded)
 ½ cup parmesan (grated)

Directions

1

Set the Instant Pot to 'Sauté' and allow it to heat up for a few minutes.

2

Add the ground beef to the pot and sauté until fully cooked.

3

Add the minced onion, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the ground beef and mix well.

4

Add the beef stock and stir well and then cancel the 'Sauté' mode.

5

Add the pasta to the pot and only push it down into the liquid but do not mix it in.

6

Add the jar of Vodka sauce on top. Just layer it on top without mixing it in.

7

Close the Instant Pot and set it to 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook' High Pressure for 5 minutes. Once cooking has finished, allow for a 2 minute NPR (natural pressure release). Release the remaining pressure after the two minutes have completed. Once all pressure has been released, open the pot.

8

Add the mozzarella and parmesan cheese and mix well with the pasta.

Instant Pot Cheesy Beef and Bowtie Pasta
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  • Alison Heath says:

    This was the best recipe I’ve made in my Instant Pot! My Mr. Man and 2 teens all agreed. I made a few changes:
    1) Used 2lbs burger…because MEAT rocks
    2) Used 2 jars of vodka sauce
    3) Used full box of beef stock
    4) Pressure cooked for 10 mins then npr for 20ish mins (unintentionally, because I forgot it beeped 😊)

    I followed the rest of the recipe as written. Thank you for a great recipe!

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Alison!! I am so happy that your family loved this recipe! It’s now one of my kids’ favorites! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  • Rachel says:

    I have made this twice now. A hit each time! Thanks for something easy, delicious, and kid-friendly!

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Rachel!! Thank you for your comment, I’m so glad you and your family enjoy this recipe! I appreciate you stopping by!

  • Theda says:

    Made this today and it was very good! I’m somewhat disabled and this was very easy for me to put together and picky husband loved it and grandkids stopped by and stayed for dinner and they loved it also! Will definitely make again!

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Theda! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your results! Your comment made me smile! I’m so happy to hear everyone enjoyed it!!

  • Sarah Sakas says:

    Made this tonight…so delicious and so easy!

  • LaTrisha says:

    Can you make this in a slow cooker

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi LaTrisha! I’m sure it can be done, but I’d have to try it to be able to give you liquid amounts and time. Thanks for stopping by!