Instant Pot beef noodle soup is a hearty and healthy meal that is a great dinner during the Winter time. Vegetables and pasta make it great.
Ok so you’ve got to try this Instant Pot beef noodle soup recipe this week. Packed with protein and vegetables it is a feel good comfort food meal that everyone will love at your home for sure. One of many easy Instant Pot recipes we have on our site. (affiliate links present)
Beef Noodle Soup Recipe
Yes you could use a large pot on your stovetop to make this too. I would not use stew meat as it would need longer than this timing to get as tender as you’d want. Steak is best. If you have a Ninja Foodi you can use that too, or a Crockpot Express. All pressure cookers work basically the same.
In very little time you can get that fall apart fork tender style meat with little to no effort on your part other than prep.
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For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.
Instant Pot Beef Soup
I have made this with cut up steak too, depends on what I have on hand really. I hate wasting food so if there’s beef in the fridge that is about to spoil this is a great way to use it up in a yummy way. Add a few or a bunch of seasonings and you’re set. This is what you’ll need…..
- Bite size pieces of tender beef
- Beef broth or stock
- Cups of water could be substituted for more broth instead
- Carrots and celery are great add ins
- Olive or vegetable oil
- Minced garlic
- Seasonings of your choice, salt and pepper are a given
- Wide egg noodles are the best choice I think
Remember that the smaller you cut the vegetables the softer they will get. I recommend pieces/dials to be at least 1/2″ wide or they will start to disintegrate.
Of course when it comes to all ingredients, they can be swapped out or eliminated. I add onions and garlic to almost everything but you may not, or have an allergy. The things that shouldn’t be altered would be the amount of noodles and liquid. You could reduce the water by 1 cup if you wanted less liquid but there needs to be enough to cook the pasta.
Yes! And they are so much better that way too. The flavor is so much better than using water for sure. Whether you just want the pasta done, or you’re making beef soup in Instant Pot like we are sharing here it is the way to go.
What is Taiwan beef noodle soup?
You could transform this into that with a few more ingredients. You’d want to add some heat, that could be done with Sriracha, chili powder, etc…. Bok choy is added when the noodles are, as well as pickled mustard greens and scallions. Some prefer beef shank for the protein, others add a few Tbsp. of dark soy sauce for added flavor.
Like I said, you can make this spicy quite easily or keep it mild as we did here. Here is a quick rundown of how easy it is to make Instant Pot beef vegetable soup. Exact measurements are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post that includes nutritional information, saturated fat, calories, etc….
Time needed: 13 minutes
Instant Pot Beef Noodle Soup
Season steak cubes with salt and pepper (and seasonings of your choice) on all sides. Add olive oil to pot and turn on to saute.
Add chopped carrots, celery and onion. Cook the vegetables just until they are slightly tender. Turn pot off. Add the beef pieces, broth, water, garlic, and all seasonings. Stir together.
Close lid and steam valve, cook on high pressure pressure cook for 9 minutes followed by a 10 minute natural release.
Release rest of pressure.
Open lid and set to saute again for water to boil. Add noodles and submerge into the liquid. Stir every so often and test at around minute 4-5 until noodles are as tender as you’d like. Turn pot off and serve tender beef in a bowl topped with green onions.
When you serve it you could add some shredded parmesan cheese on top too. No need for any side dishes as this meat, vegetables and noodles dish is a complete meal.
Beef Noodle Soup Instant Pot
How would you make this if you didn’t have an Instant Pot pressure cooker? Follow the same basic steps except you’d need to keep it on a medium boil for longer than the 9 minutes pressure time. Keep an eye on it and stir intermittently and test throughout the time. Once meat is as tender as you’d like it to be, add noodles and submerge.
Boil pasta for about 4 minutes depending on how al dente you’d like those to be. If you wanted to make this a bit creamier and thicker like our Instant Pot pot pie soup you could add a small can of tomato sauce. Another option is to use less water and add some heavy whipping cream at the end to thicken.
I prefer to keep this as a healthy soup option so I haven’t done that. Those are good to keep in mind though in the future if you want to make any of our pressure cooker soup recipes a bit heartier and thicker.
Can you save cooked soup?
Of course. Keep in mind that the noodles will continue to soften as they sit in the liquid below. If you store it in a sealed container in the fridge it will keep well for 2-3 days. To reheat transfer to a microwave safe dish and heat in 30 second increments stirring in between each time. You could heat in a pot on the stove too.
Another option that you might like better is to remove the pasta and boil new in future meals. Heat the beef soup with vegetables in a pot with enough liquid to cover new noodles. Boil until those soften and then enjoy. That way they don’t get too soft and it will taste like a brand new bowl and not really like leftovers.
Side Dishes to serve with this:
- These easy dinner rolls are always a winner at our house.
- For a quicker idea, try our refrigerated roll pull apart bread that we load up with garlic. You can even add cheese to the top right at the end.
Let us know what you serve with this so we can try it out. Like I said, we kinda’ just go for this as a one pot meal as is but bread on the side is always nice to have.
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Instant Pot Beef Noodle Soup
- Season steak cubes with salt and pepper on all sides. Add olive oil to pot and turn on to saute.
- Add chopped carrots, celery and onion until slightly tender. Turn pot off. Add steak pieces, broth and water.
- Add garlic, and all seasonings. Stir together.
- Close lid and steam valve, cook on high pressure for 9 minutes followed by a 10 minute natural release.
- Release rest of pressure. Open lid and set to saute again. Add noodles and submerge into the liquid. Stir every so often and test at around minute 4-5 until noodles are as tender as you'd like.
- Turn pot off and serve.