Instant Pot Ranch Hamburger Mac & Cheese

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This easy sauté and dump recipe has a full palette of flavors that will please everybody. Even my picky eater son loved this meal! Most nights this boy refuses to eat or will request muffins until we give in!

Just a few ingredients including the magic one of a Ranch packet, a box of mac and cheese and hamburger. This recipe came from my close friends who have 4 kiddos and they rave about this recipe all the time.

Just a few steps and you are all set. Sauté the meat until it is no longer pink. Add beef broth, boxes of mac and cheese and ranch seasoning. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes. When it is finished, quick release and finish the mac and cheese directions according to the box and brand of choice.

Dinner served!

Yield: 10 servings

Instant Pot Ranch Hamburger Mac & Cheese

Instant Pot Ranch Hamburger Mac & Cheese

Flavors that will please everyone in the family including your pickiest eaters. So easy using a box of your favorite mac and cheese. Dump and go.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 boxes instant mac and cheese
  • 2 pouches ranch seasoning
  • 4 cups beef broth


  1. Turn instant pot to Sauté. Sauté the ground beef with the ranch seasoning until fully browned.
  2. Once browned, add beef broth, and pasta from boxes. Leave cheese packet aside.
  3. Set to Pressure Cook on High for 4 minutes.
  4. Once finished, quick release and add cheese packet according to instructions on the mac and cheese box.

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  1. Samantha on September 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    My husband and toddler love Macaroni and cheese with hamburger, this is such a fun way to change it up a bit!

    • techiemamma on September 9, 2019 at 6:49 pm

      Mine too and it is approved by both of them!

  2. Brittany [Growing Our Family] on September 9, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Oh my this sounds amazing! I will definitely be making this week! I love the instant pot and am always looking for new, exciting, and easy recipes to try out!

    • techiemamma on September 9, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      Let me know how it goes! Excited!

  3. Katie Frazier on September 9, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    This looks amazing! I even pinned this because it looks so yummy!

    • techiemamma on September 9, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      Awesome thank you for pinning! Let me know if you make it how it turns out!

  4. Ashley Lavoie on September 9, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Super simple and easy, I love it!! I think my hubby and my kids would go crazy for this hamburger mac & cheese, instant pot style! I’m finding I use my instant pot a lot more than my crockpot simply because it can get things done just so much faster than having to get up early and prep a crockpot meal. Pinning this for later!

    • techiemamma on September 9, 2019 at 6:47 pm

      It is so yummy!! Instant Pot has changed me and our eating habits. I used to not cook at all. Now I am making up my own recipes 🙂

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