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Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe

This Instant Pot sloppy joe casserole is my kids favorite dinner. All the best flavors of sloppy joes but with pasta instead of a bun. Packed with flavor I tell you! 

instant pot sloppy joe casserole

Our newest super easy Instant Pot sloppy joe casserole dinner idea was a real hit with the kids. It was so easy and I dare say it was almost better the next day! On our list of easy Instant Pot recipes that’s family friendly! (originally published 3/18, affiliate links present)

I don’t know if it is because my family came from the midwest but there is something about a casserole for dinner that just hits the spot.

You too should try to combine a few of your favorite dishes with noodles or rice to make a one pot meal like this.

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.

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It’s a short cooking time and thickens a lot as it sits. So if you want a small bowl of really thick sloppy joe mixture of goodness just let it sit and cool.

After about 5-10 minutes you’ll have the perfect hearty meal. Top with cheese for more goodness!

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Instant Pot sloppy joe casserole

  1. Pressure cooker
    1. If you have an Instant Pot I HIGHLY suggest you get this non stick pot. It will almost eliminate the false burn notices for all recipes.
  2. Ground beef – I use 1/2 lb. of this and 1/2 lb. of spicy ground sausage, you could use ground turkey too
  3. Small noodles – I used these spirals but you could use shells too
  4. Manwich – I used this large can
  5. Onion
  6. Bell Pepper
  7. Diced tomatoes – I like petite diced in the can
  8. Water or beef broth
  9. Add a bit of chili powder for some heat if you like

That is literally all you need!

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After you try this one you’ve got to try a few other Instant Pot recipes we have here on The Typical Mom. We’re all about pressure cooking I tell you.

Pressure cooker lasagna casserole is super yummy and way easier to eat than with big floppy noodles.

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You can leave out the onion and bell peppers but they soften nicely as they cook. They also give it a nice flavor and texture to this Instant Pot casserole.

There are 5 of us and whenever I can come up with a dinner everyone likes that’s less than $20 it’s a real winner. Like I said, the next day I had a bit of leftover and warmed it up in the microwave. It was really flavorful!

If you like a classic homemade sloppy joes recipe we have that too using brown sugar, ketchup and mustard. Our Instant Pot sloppy joes are incredible too.

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Our sloppy joes casserole is now our list of favorite Instant Pot dinner recipes. Just high pressure and serve in no time.

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Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole

This Instant Pot sloppy joe casserole is my kids favorite dinner. All the best flavors of sloppy joe but with pasta instead of a bun and packed with flavors! A complete meal with ground beef and bell peppers are a great addition too. If you love quick comfort food in your pressure cooker this is a winner. 
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, ground beef, instant pot, pressure cooker, sloppy joe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 367kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Put Instant Pot on saute setting, normal, and add olive oil. When warm add ground beef and sausage.
  • Add diced onions and bell peppers. 
  • Cook until ground beef and sausage is no longer pink. Turn pot off.  Drain, and return pot to Instant Pot. Add a bit of your beef broth into your pot to scrape any stuck on meat off the bottom (called deglazing) so false burn notice doesn’t pop up.
  • Add all other ingredients into your pot except for noodles.
  • Pour noodles on the very top and gently push down so they are submerged in the liquid, do not stir.
  • Set pressure cooker to pressure, high, for 3 minutes.
  • Quick release, serve!! Will thicken as it sits too. Can top with cheese for added goodness.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 741mg32%
Potassium 890mg25%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1415IU28%
Vitamin C 46.6mg56%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Lisa Z

Thursday 6th of August 2020

Can I make this in a crock pot? I dont bave a pressure cooker.


Monday 7th of October 2019

I have a new instant pot and just discovered your website. It seems to be very interesting. Can I replace Manwich by something else in this recipe. I don't think it is available here in my area.

Thank you.

Jerri Hardin

Monday 15th of April 2019

Made this tonight, precisely according to directions. I did not stir after I added macaroni, but got the burn notice before it pressurized! Had to stop, stir bottom, re-do, re-seal, then it finally sealed & cooked. Why the burn notice?

The Typical Mom

Monday 15th of April 2019

Ok so some pots seem to be a lot more sensitive than others. I think in over 2 yrs. of using mine I've had it maybe 2-3 times. Most times it doesn't mean anything is burning but maybe you didn't deglaze the pot after sauteeing your meat. I have in the post the non stick pot I highly suggest everyone getting because it almost eliminates this from coming on. It's a game changer.


Monday 30th of April 2018

Making tonight - using my IP for only the third time. Nervous about making pasta!

The Typical Mom

Monday 7th of May 2018

Works perfectly!

Kimberly Brown

Wednesday 25th of April 2018

Can this be made in a crock pot?

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