If you love the flavor of boxed Hamburger Helper you can cook it in your Instant Pot for an even quicker cook time than the stove top and still get that traditional flavor. I grew up where Hamburger Helper was something we would have regularly with a variety of their flavors. The pasta one was always a favorite along with cheesy hash browns. If you still enjoy serving up boxed Hamburger Helper to your family, try in the Instant Pot and see How to make Instant Pot Hamburger Helper even easier it makes an already simple meal!
One of the biggest reasons why I love my Instant Pot is it cooks quick but also locks in flavor really well. That is why I prefer making the boxed Hamburger Helper in my Instant Pot. It seems to help give you that rich flavor like you cooked it on slow on the stove for an hour to really let the flavors soak in and infuse with each other. I also have a homemade Hamburger Helper recipe that I make as well that taste amazing!
Hamburger Helper in the Instant Pot is so quick and easy. I actually like it better than making it on the stove. If you would like to make Homemade Instant Pot Hamburger Helper I have a recipe for that as well. This is a how to make Boxed Hamburger Helper. I also made Boxed Au Gratin Potatoes in the Instant Pot.
Some people might turn their noses up to Hamburger Helper, I see it as a tool to help provide your family with some protein, carbs, and give them a meal that is affordable. Serve with your favorite side of veggies and dinner is ready. Skip the stovetop method and try this quick Instant Pot version and see how you and your family like it! Clean plates will be your deciding factor! Serve with some bread and butter and I bet there won’t be a drop left as they use the bread to scoop up every last drop of the creamy goodness.
Place the pot on Saute and cook your ground beef until crumbled and brown. I used my ground meat chopper.
Add in 1 1/2 cups Water and pasta
Add in 1 1/2 cups Milk and Season packet. Stir until dissolved. Place your Instant Pot on Manual High Pressure for 5 minutes. Do a quick release. Serve!
How to make Instant Pot Boxed Hamburger Helper
- Hamburger Helper
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- Place pot on Saute and cook your ground beef until crumbled and brown. I used my ground meat chopper.
- Add in Water, pasta, milk and season packet.
- Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes
- Do a quick release.