These Instant Pot pasta and ground beef recipes will allow you to have dinner on the table fast. They are perfect for busy weeknights when you’re running short on time. Your family will be happy and fed!

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If you are looking for some amazing pasta with ground beef recipes that you can make in the Instant Pot, then you’re in the right place. This list of recipes is part of my big list of Instant Pot Beef Recipes.

Before we get to the recipes, I want to answer a few common questions about making pasta with ground beef in the Instant Pot.

Is There a Way To Make Pasta In The Instant Pot Less Messy?

Yes! There is!

Just like you, I was tired of the huge mess spewing all over my kitchen when doing a pressure release with pasta. So, my hubby and I set out to find a way to make pasta in the Instant Pot less messy.

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Guess what?

We found a solution that works amazingly!

Check out my post where I’ll show you how to use the trivet to avoid a mess when making plain pasta in the Instant Pot.

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What’s The Best Ground Beef to Use to Make These Pasta Recipes?

There are a few different types of ground beef that you can choose from when making these pasta dishes. Ground beef can range from 4%-30%  fat content and will vary in taste and texture. You’ll find it packaged at your local supermarket as:

  • Regular Ground Beef: This is the fattiest and most flavorful ground beef containing up to 30 percent fat. It can be very greasy and can shrink significantly while cooking.
  • Ground Chuck:  A very tender, moist and flavorful ground beef containing 15 to 20 percent fat. If you want to add some great flavor to your dish while reducing your fat intake, use this one.
  • Ground Round: Drier and less flavorful than the previous options, ground round contains 10 to 20 percent fat. Since it is less flavorful, I only use this meat when cooking together with vegetables or into sauces.
  • Ground Sirloin: This ground beef only contains 7 to 10 percent fat and is both tender and very flavorful. While it is drier and not quite as flavorful as ground chuck, this is my preferred choice for most dishes because it offers the best balance of flavor with much less fat.
  • Extra Lean Ground Beef: This ground beef can contain as little as 4% fat. If you are restricting your fat intake, then this one is your best bet.
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Personally, I prefer using ground sirloin in most recipes but many of the recipes below will give you their recommendations on what ground beef works best for that particular recipe.

How Long Do These Instant Pot Pasta Recipes Take?

This really depends on which recipe you’re making but all of the recipes below take less than an hour to prep, cook and serve. Most of the recipes below actually take less than thirty minutes, and many like my Cheesy Beef & Bowties and Beef & Macaroni Casserole will let you have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes.

My Own Pasta with Ground Beef Recipes

Here is a list of my own Instant Pot pasta with ground beef recipes:

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    Lasagna from One Happy Housewife

    Do you like Lasagna but tired of baking it? This Instant Pot recipe makes it all easier!

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    Easy Cheesy Beef and Bowties from One Happy Housewife

    This one is perfect for those hectic nights when you need to get something that the kids will devour on the table fast.

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    Creamy Beef & Macaroni Casserole from One Happy Housewife

    This one is a favorite at my house. Its creamy, beefy flavor is perfect for the entire family.

Looking for even more pasta recipes? Check out this huge list of amazing pasta recipes.

Instant Pot Pasta With Ground Beef Recipes From Others

Here is a list of Instant Pot pasta with ground beef recipes from other great food bloggers:

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    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce from Huckleberry Life

    Spaghetti is always a great family meal! Here’s a great one to try!

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    Cheesy Meaty Shells from Simply Happy Foodie

    Sometimes we just need some cheesy goodness! This does it!

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    Beef Macaroni from This Old Gal

    Like Macaroni? Add some beef to it!

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    Spaghetti and Meat Sauce from Dessert for Two

    It’s time for spaghetti night! This spaghetti and meat sauce recipe looks like it will be a new family favorite!

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    Pasta with Meat Sauce from The Lean Green Bean

    Pasta never gets old! This Pasta with Meat Sauce recipe will satisfy that craving!

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    Cheesy Taco Pasta from Extreme Couponing Mom

    Have a Mexican night, a different way! This Cheesy Taco Pasta does it!

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    Cheeseburger Macaroni from By Pink

    Throw it all in the Instant Pot after a long day and I think you’ll be happy you did!

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    Hamburger Mac and Cheese from Salt & Lavender

    Take mac and cheese to a whole ‘nother level with this Hamburger style!

Now that you have finished browsing through the delicious pasta recipes above, make sure to check out all these other great Instant Pot recipes that can be made using beef:

What Is Usually Served With Pasta and Ground Beef?

Nothing goes better with a pasta dish than a salad and a slice of french bread with an olive oil dip.

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