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Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Pasta Pressure Cooker Recipe

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I actually owned a pressure cooker a couple of years ago before the big craze swept through.  Honestly though, I didn’t give it much of a chance.  So little so that I couldn’t even tell you what brand it was!  I used it once or twice and sold it.  I was trying to cut down on clutter and that pressure cooker was taking up precious real estate in my kitchen.  So out she went.  But a couple months ago, I ended up with another one.  And this time, I’ve jumped on the pressure cooker wagon.

If you are a parent, pasta pressure cooker recipes just may become your sanity saver.  Most kids eat pasta so I’ve been trying a variety of recipes with my pressure cooker.  However, I would much rather prefer tried and true, family approved recipes instead of wasting my time and ingredients on random recipes that nobody likes.  So while I know that every family and person has different preferences, we currently have seven kiddos in our home and I will only share ones that get a majority of approval. 🙂

Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Pasta Pressure Cooker Recipe

Quick Meals Are My Sanity Saver

So today, I have a Homemade Cheesy Hamburger Helper Pressure Cooker Recipe that everyone loved (except our number one Mr. Picky.)  It’s simple, quick, and let’s me only start thinking about supper at 5 and have it on the table and served in less than 15 minutes.

*Meal Prep Tip*

First off, I will say that I try to keep a couple pounds of browned hamburger in my freezer at all times.  It makes meals really quick when I don’t plan in advance as I can just grab out and thaw if needed for quesadillas or throw in the pressure cooker frozen.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Pasta Pressure Cooker Recipe

Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Pasta

Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Pasta Pressure Cooker Recipe
Cuisine: Main Dish
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Cook time:
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Serves: 5
  • 1# Browned Hamburger
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 16 Ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Ounces Sliced American Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 12 Ounces Mafalda Pasta (Can substitute with another style if needed.)
  1. Place all ingredients EXCEPT the cheese into your pressure cooker.
  2. Stir.
  3. Close lid and seal.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Switch to keep warm for 2 minutes.
  6. Release pressure BUT put a towel over release knob as the milk makes it sputter.
  7. Open lid and add the cheese.
  8. Stir.
  9. Serve!

So simple!  I like to make this particular meal when I’m feeling a bit lazy or pressed for time.  I just serve with some of my canned applesauce and butter bread and it’s always a hit!

Let me know your thoughts below.  And if you give this Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Pasta Pressure Cooker Recipe a try, make sure you chime in as to what your family thought. Then, if you need some more meal time inspiration, check out our other Thrifty Nifty Mommy Recipes.

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