This Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole is a super easy dinner that the whole family will love. Loaded with ground beef, potatoes, and cheese, this is a hearty dinner you can whip up any night of the week.
What You’ll Need
The ingredients for this Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole are very basic. You probably already have most of these items in your kitchen. And if not, you’ll easily find them at your local grocery store.
From the refrigerator, you’ll need:
- Ground beef
- Shredded cheddar cheese
From your pantry/spice cabinet, you’ll need:
- Russet potatoes
- Chicken broth
- Italian seasoning
- Black pepper
- Instant Pot (6 qt capacity or larger)
- Potato peeler
- Medium bowl
- Small bowl
- Wooden spoon
How to Make Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole
I don’t mind cooking, but I’d rather spend my time playing a game with the kids, going for a walk with my husband, or writing back to my readers. That’s why my recipes are almost always fast and easy.
This Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole is a no-frills meal. It’s easy to keep the ingredients on hand and it’s a meal everyone in the family appreciates.
Step 1: Brown Ground Beef
First, we need to brown the ground beef. Press “Saute” on your Instant Pot, wait for the display to read “Hot,” then add your ground beef and minced garlic to the pot. Cook, stirring constantly and breaking up the beef, until no longer pink.
Drain the fat and remove the beef to a separate bowl. If you are new to your Instant Pot or have had burn issues with other recipes, you should deglaze your inner liner before moving on.
To deglaze the inner liner, return it to your Instant Pot. Select saute and wait for the display to read “Hot” then add 1/2 cup of water. Next, use a wooden spoon to scrape up any ground beef that has stuck to the bottom. Turn the pot off and discard the water.
If you’ve used your Instant Pot a lot and haven’t run into the burn error before, you can skip this step. I never deglaze and have never had a burn error, but other users get burn errors consistently if they don’t deglaze. If in doubt, deglaze.
Step 2: Prepare Potatoes & Seasoning
Next, peel the potatoes and slice them into 1/4 inch slices. In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Step 3: Layer Ingredients
Now it’s time to get everything in the Instant Pot to cook! Add 1/3 of the potatoes, 1/3 of the ground beef, 1/3 of the shredded cheddar, and 1/3 of the seasoning. Repeat the layers twice more.
When you’re done layering, it should look like this:
Pour chicken broth over the layers and then secure the lid.
Step 4: Pressure Cook
Make sure the valve is sent to sealing. Then, select “Manual” and set the time for 15 minutes. When the pot beeps to indicate it’s done cooking, move the valve to venting for a quick release.
Once the pressure is fully released, carefully remove the lid. Your Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole is ready to serve!
To incorporate some vegetables into your dinner, serve with green beans or a side salad.
Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole Recipe
Ready to make this Instant Pot Cheesy Hamburger Potato Casserole? Here’s the recipe card with exact measurements.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 4-5 russet potatoes
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
Saute ground beef and garlic in Instant Pot until browned; drain.
Wash, peel, and slice potatoes into ¼-inch slices.
Mix Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Layer 1/3 of the potatoes, 1/3 of the ground beef, 1/2 cup of cheese, and 1/3 of the seasoning mix; repeat layers 2 more times.
Pour chicken broth over the layers.
Secure lid and set valve to sealing.
Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
Once the InstantPpot beeps, do a quick release of the pressure. When the pressure is fully released, carefully remove the lid.
Note: If you are new to your Instant Pot or have had burn issues with other recipes, you should deglaze your inner liner after you brown the ground beef.
To deglaze the inner liner, return it to your Instant Pot. Select saute and wait for the display to read "Hot" then add 1/2 cup of water. Next, use a wooden spoon to scrape up any ground beef that has stuck to the bottom. Turn the pot off and discard the water.