If you’re looking for some easy Instant Pot casseroles we have a bunch! Kid approved casserole dinners cooked in your pressure cooker in no time at all and no need to turn your oven on during the warmer months!
We are all in love with these easy Instant Pot casseroles here! These and many others are included in your huge list of easy Instant Pot recipes so make sure to look there too for more dinner ideas. (originally published 4/18, affiliate links present)
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Think of your favorite long grain rice or cheesy casserole that takes over an hour to bake, done in less than 20 minutes. I love these easy dinners when we have a busy evening ahead of us.
- Can you believe that an Instant Pot casserole is really possible??!!
Yes!! If you too want quick weeknight meals in a whole lot less time, this post is for you!
We have all your favorite dinners made with a twist cooked in no time.
My kids love them all because everything is together in one pot which allows the flavors to really deepen. Pressure cooking has really transformed our family dinners for sure. We eat together a lot more often now.
A casserole is an easy throw together (whatever you have in the pantry and fridge kind of meal). Using ground beef and some beef broth in your electric pressure cooker can create the most amazing meals like:
- Instant Pot cheesesteak pasta with meat, cheese, pasta and veggies inside.
Instant Pot casserole recipes
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- This Instant Pot taco casserole I made up on the fly using what I had in the house. It turned out to be one of our favorite creamy dinners my kids raved over
- Pressure cooker sausage rice casserole uses ground sausage
- and Instant Pot sausage and rice uses links, these didn’t last long in our house.
- Our cheesy pressusre cooker lasagna casserole is so much easier to make than traditional lasagna. It has all the same wonderful flavors, but easier to eat, and done in just minutes
- This Instant Pot sloppy joe casserole brings your favorite sloppy sandwich into a casserole style dish
Just cook on high pressure and in less than 20 minutes including prep time it will be done! Your slow cooker can’t do that. 😉
- If you like a crunch on top, this Pressure cooker Dorito casserole is kid friendly and popular in our house
- Our favorite classic dish Pressure cooker tuna noodle casserole, is a home town fave
You can cook classic dishes you’ve always loved like pressure cooker chicken mushroom casserole and these others!
- No more turning on your oven when it is 100 degrees outside to make your favorite casserole.
- Just use your InstaPot and make it WAY faster with the same great taste.
- It’s even perfect for simple lunch time ideas like hard boiled eggs! Use a cup of water and in 15 minutes they’re done to perfection.
Many recipes such as our Instant Pot chicken broccoli rice casserole can be “tweaked” too. Rather use leftover ham or turkey, swap that out! Have a precooked sausage link in your fridge, dice that up instead!
- One of our favorite dinners is this Instant Pot chicken parmesan casserole, a winner for sure
- This cheesy Instant Pot goulash is amazing! You can omit the cheese and just made it pressure cooker goulash if you like. Either way it is a great casserole style dish we love
- For the holidays I make this Instant Pot corn casserole recipe. It not only tastes amazing and is a great pressure cooker side dish, but looks pretty too in a bundt cake form
- Our Instant Pot stuffed cabbage casserole turned out great and with some added chicken broth could be stuffed cabbage soup too
- This pressure cooker chicken quinoa casserole is on the healthier side and still yummy!
- If you’re having a brunch or need a breakfast idea this Instant Pot breakfast casserole cooked pot in pot style is great. Packed with hash browns and eggs it’s always a winner.
To me a casserole is everything dumped into one pot or dish and cooked together so all the flavors permeate throughout the dish.
- Meat + veggies (sometimes) + rice or pasta = a casserole in my mind.
Now that I use my Instant Pot on an almost daily basis I begin to think outside of the box when it comes to a casserole.
Many times I just luck out, like the taco casserole you see below. I literally threw together what I had in my house that I would normally include in tacos.
It came out totally incredible in under 30 minutes with a quick release at the end. You can do the same thing too…just think outside of the box!
Try cabbage next time with our Instant Pot sausage and cabbage with noodles recipe.
- Try Instant Pot stuffed pepper casserole if you love those comfort food flavors! Way easier than the “old fashioned” stuffed peppers with the same great flavors
- This Instant Pot french toast casserole is great for mornings or a brunch too
- Instant Pot pizza pasta is a sort of pressure cooker pizza casserole of sorts. You can add all the toppings you love, I have Instant Pot pizza directions too after you’re done
- If you prefer quinoa, our Instant Pot chicken fried quinoa is a sort of casserole with all the meat and veggies rolled into one
- Our Instant Pot pasta with chicken is great
- Without casserole in it’s name I call this Instant Pot chili mac a casserole. Everything is mixed together in one yummy dinner, same with our Instant Pot cheeseburger macaroni
- Same thing with this Instant Pot red beans and rice. Not a casserole specifically but anything where the meat and starches are all cooked together is a casserole to me .
This one is great if you need a pantry ingredient recipe. Omit the meat and there you have it. Super cheap and filling.
- Pressure cooker Mexican casserole just has it all.
- Instant Pot hamburger stroganoff is a great casserole style dinner
- Creamy pressure cooker chicken noodle casserole is a fave
- Thinking outside of the box we found this Instant Pot Mexican Casserole looks and sounds delicious too
Are there another pressure cooker casseroles you’ve made that you love, or that you have put together yourself? I’d love to hear it so we can try it too!
Next try our one pot meal with pasta and chicken thighs with this pressure cooker lemon chicken casserole!
The one your whole family loves the most in my opinion. I love those that use up leftover ham or turkey as well after the holidays.
Meat, starch and liquid are your bases. From there you can add small vegetables and seasonings of course.
- I love our Pressure cooker enchilada casserole too. Instead of using water or broth I instead grabbed a can of this flavorful sauce.
- The noodles soaked up all that goodness as it cooked which made this one pot meal over the top!
Time needed: 25 minutes.
Instant Pot Casserole
- Choose meat
Choose the meat you want to use. Add it in diced with some olive oil and saute until outsides are no longer pink. Deglaze pot when done.
- Add water or broth
Broth has a lot more flavor so that’s what I prefer. Water works as an alternative. You’ll need enough to absorb (and then some) whatever starch you add.
- Choose pasta or rice
Choose which starch you want added. Typically you’ll need to add twice as much liquid as starch added. Follow recipe you’re making as far as these amounts are concerned.
- Pressure cook
I almost always use high pressure with a quick release. Rice typically will need 10-12 minutes and pasta needs only about 3 minutes to cook.
- Let it sit
The longer an Instant Pot casserole sits the thicker it will become. Don’t freak out immediately, it won’t be that soupy for long.