Homemade Hamburger Helper


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 16 oz elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 10 ounce Cheddar cheese
  • 3 ounce American cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Additional shredded cheese for garnish
  • Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  • Add ground beef, onion powder and garlic powder to the Instant Pot. Cook and stir until no pink remains.
  • Press Cancel Pour in pasta and broth, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  • Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 4 minutes.
  • When the time is up, quick-release the remaining pressure.
  • Stir in half and half, then stir in the cheese, a little at a time, until melted. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Just before serving, fold in chopped spinach, if using. Top with additional cheese for garnish, if desired.
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