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Beef and Noodles Instant Pot Recipe

Creamy beef and noodles Instant Pot recipe that takes only 15 minutes to cook! Thinly sliced steak or beef tips come out tender and delicious every time. Use your Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi to make too.


I threw together a Instant Pot beef and noodles recipe with steak the other night. It came out so good that I thought I’d share it with y’all. Comfort food easy Instant Pot recipe at it’s finest! Sponsored by Idaho Beef Council. (affiliate links present, originally published 6/20)

Beef and Noodles

If you need easy Ninja Foodi recipes, you can use that or your Crockpot Express pot instead. All of them have the same basic functions. This just needs saute and high pressure which is common.

So slice that beef or stew meat thin to get it nice and tender and whisk up some yummy gravy your pasta will get drenched in and enjoy. You’ll love this, I promise you.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

Instant Pot Beef and Noodles with Sour Cream

I have created more than a hundred easy pressure cooker recipes over the years. The ones we make over and over again are those that are inexpensive, have few ingredients, and all 5 of us love.

  • This one falls into that category for sure!
  • If you have steak in the fridge that needs to be cooked, I suggest trying this tonight.
  • It’s really a quick one pot meal that’s creamy and delicious.

You may have enjoyed something similar to this growing up. It kinda’ reminds me of a type of stroganoff for sure with the sauce and all. It’s likely your Grandmother also made this when you came over and when you have a bite it will take you straight back to your childhood sitting at her table again. 😉

instant pot beef

Beef Tips with Noodles

Like many of our other Instant Pot steak recipes, you’ll need to saute the meat and onions together. This will brown the outsides and create a nice texture. Adding the seasonings now will enhance the flavors too.

Onions can be diced or sliced. If you want them to stay in tact more when served, I would slice them thick. I like a bit of texture with these and tend to choose yellow or white instead of any other color out there. That is up to you though since they all have a bit different flavor.

Something to remember: When cooking meat in an Instant Pot you always need to deglaze the pot after you’re done. This will avoid the burn notice and save your sanity. I like using a wooden spoon or spatula.

beef in instant pot

Beef noodle casserole Instant Pot

You could call it a casserole I suppose because there is a sauce, carb and protein all together. That is kinda’ my definition of a one pot meal you just throw together. Often times I will use leftovers to make this as a second or third meal so I don’t waste food.

  • Beef sliced thin
    • I used Idaho beef steak
    • chuck roast could be used or stew meat into bite size pieces
  • Egg noodles
    • bagged, dry
    • I haven’t tried frozen egg noodles yet
  • Beef broth or stock

Onions are a great add ins of course but are optional. Early on I didn’t use them because my kids frowned on them but over time they don’t mind and I’d rather include them in just about everything I make…..

sliced onions

Pressure Cooker Beef and Noodles Recipe

If you needed this to be dairy free beef and noodles you could do this. I have done it for my husband where I have found lactose free sour cream and you can make your own condensed soup with almond milk instead.

  • Sour cream
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Flour or cornstarch to thicken sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Parsley is optional
    • I may add a dash of Worcestershire sauce next time too

Another tip when pressure cooking any type of Instant Pot casserole is that you don’t want to stir in the noodles. Instead, put them on top and gently submerge them into the liquid below.

beef and noodles

Ninja Foodi Beef and Noodles

Here are quick instructions but there is a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post as well.

  • Saute your beef strips, onion and seasonings together until meat is no longer pink on the outside. Drain grease from pot.
  • Use 1/4 c. of your broth to deglaze your pot. This means to use a wooden spatula to scrape any stuck on meat off the bottom. If you don’t your pot may stop cooking and display BURN on the screen.
  • In a bowl whisk together the rest of your broth, cream of mushroom soup and flour together until smooth. Pour this into your pot.
  • Pour egg noodles on the top and gently submerge into liquid below.
  • Close lid and steam valve.
  • Set to high pressure for 2 minutes for noodles to cook, followed by a quick release of remaining pressure.
  • Lift lid and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream and serve topped with diced fresh parsley!

Instant Pot Beef and Noodles Soup

If you wanted this looser you could add a bit more broth and sour cream at the end. Adjust to how much liquid you want it to have, both are great.

Something to remember: Do not allow to natural release as the noodles will get too soft.The longer this sits and cools the thicker the sauce will become. This means it is incredible the next day for lunch or dinnertime!

pressure cooker beef and noodles

Super quick and easy right?? With a super quick cook time you can get fork tender beef too your family will love.

How do you thicken beef and noodles?

If at the end you still think it isn’t thick enough, turn pot to saute again. In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons of corn starch with about 4 ounces of water. Add this in and allow to bubble for 2 minutes.

What side dish goes with beef and noodles?

I think it is really a one pot meal with everything included, other than vegetables. You could cook those on the side, or serve over mashed potatoes too. Make either in another pressure cooker or slow cooker.

Can beef and noodles be frozen?

You could freeze the leftovers but you’d need to defrost it before reheating in the microwave or stovetop. I recommend refrigerating instead in airtight containers and eating within a day or two.

Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff

It is a bit like this classic dish, flavors and all. The biggest difference is the noodles are a bit longer and the meat is in larger chunks. You could adjust one or both of those to your liking.

instant pot beef and noodles

Instant Pot Beef Recipe

Looking for more easy beef recipes we have a ton! All of them made in this “magic pot” take less than 30 minutes total if the meat is cut into small pieces like this. Like I said earlier you can use any brand that you have including a Crockpot Express that just says brown instead of saute and Ninja Foodi.

For another “old fashioned” favorite you can always try a frozen roast in Instant Pot. Reminds me of my grandmother every time I make it!

As for a dish in your Crockpot, try or Mississippi Pot Roast slow cooker recipe or these slow cooker beef tips over white rice for the win!

beef tips and gravy

Instant Pot Beef and Noodles with Stew Meat

How should you save leftovers? This is important because I just hate wasting food! The key is to use a bag or container where you can suck the air out. That way it will maintain it’s moisture for a few days so you can enjoy it later. Just reheat in a microwave safe dish for about 1 minute or so.

Since the noodles are already cooked I wouldn’t wait longer than 2 days to enjoy this. Those will continue to get softer and may fall apart beyond that time.

Below is our printable recipe you can use over and over again. Seasonings below are suggestions that we love but of course you can change those up. If I have minced garlic on hand I will throw some of that in there too.

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Beef and Noodles Instant Pot

Creamy beef and noodles Instant Pot recipe that takes only 15 minutes to cook! Thinly sliced steak or beef tips come out tender and delicious every time.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, instant pot, noodles, pressure cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 490kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Slice steak thin. Turn pressure cooker to saute and add your meat, onions, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Stir.
  • Cook until outside of meat pieces are browned. Then turn pot off. Drain any liquid that is in pot.
  • Pour in 1/4 c. of your broth into the pot and use a wooden spatula to deglaze pot…scrape any stuck on bits off of the bottom.
  • In a bowl whisk together the rest of your broth, cream of mushroom soup and flour until smooth.
  • Pour this into your pot. Sprinkle uncooked noodles into your pot on top and gently submerge into the liquid below.
  • Close lid and steam valve and set to high pressure for 2 minutes followed by a quick release.
  • Remove lid, stir, and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Then stir in sour cream to thicken and become creamy. The longer it sits to cool off the thicker the sauce will become.
  • Serve!


Nutrition Facts
Beef and Noodles Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 1175mg51%
Potassium 589mg17%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 326IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
beef and noodles instant pot
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Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Can u please include which function, time

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

All instructions are on the bottom in the recipe card. High pressure used.

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