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How to make Instant Pot Boxed Hamburger Helper

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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!

Instant Pot Boxed Hamburger Helper

How to make Instant Pot Boxed Hamburger Helper

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

If you still enjoy serving up boxed Hamburger Helper to your family, try in the Instant Pot and see how much easier it makes an already simple meal!

Ingredients

  • Hamburger Helper
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions

  1. Place pot on Saute and cook your ground beef until crumbled and brown. I used my ground meat chopper.
  2. Add in Water, pasta, milk and season packet.
  3. Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes
  4. Do a quick release.
  5. Serve

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g

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Tuesday 21st of June 2022

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mary

Monday 20th of December 2021

If I double this recipe do I double all measurements?

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Monday 20th of December 2021

Yes

Tammy Desormo

Monday 13th of September 2021

I used this to make double and it was perfect. I put some sharp cheddar cheese in it at the end and it was delicious. If your doing one box I would put 3/4 milk and 3/4 cup water.

Kimberlee Osburn

Sunday 12th of September 2021

It was good but the past was under cooked. I also added in a can of rotel to the chili mac flavor. it was a niced addition so fast

Sarah

Thursday 29th of July 2021

I did six minutes instead of five. Everything was perfect. Added a teaspoon of sour cream and some fresh cracked pepper to my own bowl… and it satisfied our processed food craving lol. My daughter and I eat healthy most of the time, but sometimes we just want HH

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