instant pot chili macaroni recipe
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Instant Pot Chili Mac Recipe

The best 5 minute Instant Pot chili mac recipe that you and your kids will love! A classic old fashioned goulash dinner packed with flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, easy, homemade, instant pot, mac, macaroni, pressure cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 363kcal
Author: The Typical Mom



  • Turn Instant Pot to saute and add olive oil, onions, and ground beef. 
  • Brown meat until cooked.  Turn off IP.
    Spread ground beef evenly across bottom of pot.
  • Add all other ingredients in this order and do not stir!
    Can of red beans, then diced tomatoes, sprinkle in packet of chili seasoning, tomato sauce, sprinkle in uncooked elbow macaroni over top of all of these, then pour water over the top. Gently push down noodles so they are in liquid as much as possible but don't stir.
  • Turn IP to manual, pressure, high, for 5 minutes (3 if you like noodles more al dente). Close steam valve. 
  • When done do a quick release and carefully open lid. Stir. Serve topped with cheese!!


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 782mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3.7mg