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Instant Pot Pizza Casserole


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3.49 from 35 votes
Cook Time : 10 mins
Total Time : 30 mins
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Last Updated on October 15, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This Instant Pot Pizza Casserole is a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Even better, kids love it!

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I’ve been trying to come up with more recipes that my kids can, and look forward to, making. Given my fondness for my Instant Pot, I decided it was high time to come up with an Instant Pot recipe they could easily make.

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Since my kids love pizza, I used that as my recipe inspiration. That’s how I came up with this Instant Pot Pizza Casserole. Here’s a couple of other pizza recipe your kids might like, Air Fryer Margherita Pizza and Crockpot Pizza Casserole.

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How to Make Instant Pot Pizza Casserole

This Instant Pot Pizza Casserole is super easy to make. It’s so easy, even kids can make it!

The great thing about making this in the Instant Pot is that kids don’t have to handle multiple pots and pans, even though they’ll use two different cooking functions.

Plus, only one pot to clean after dinner! This recipe is as simple as 1-2-3. Check it out:

Step 1 – Brown the Meat

First, you’ll need to sauté the ground beef with some onion and garlic.

Step 2 – Add Remaining Ingredients

Next, add the cooked pasta to the Instant Pot.

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Then, the sauce and a half cup of mozzarella cheese.

cooked pasta and sauce in an instant pot on a white wood background

Stir well and top with the another cup of cheese and some pepperoni.

cooked pasta, sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese in an instant pot on a white wood background

Step 3 – Cook

Finally, secure the Instant Pot lid, press the stew setting and cook for 10 minutes. Quick release.

cooked pasta, sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese in an instant pot on a white wood background

Your Instant Pot Pizza Casserole is ready to serve!

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Instant Pot Pizza Casserole

Ready to make this Instant Pot Pizza Casserole? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.

Instant Pot Pizza Casserole

Corinne Schmitt
Thinking about this dish, makes my mouth water!
3.49 from 35 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 697 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups pasta sauce seasoned
  • 5 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Handful pepperoni to taste

Instructions
 

  • Set the IP to sauté and add the ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook until the ground beef is fully browned. Turn off the saute setting.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta, tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle on the remaining 1 cup of cheese over the casserole, then distribute the pepperoni.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on the stew setting, quick release, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 697kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 40gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 1304mgPotassium: 1031mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1080IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 270mgIron: 6mg
Keyword easy dinner, instant pot, pizza casserole, quick dinner
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

More Instant Pot Dinner Recipes

Although this Instant Pot Pizza Casserole was the first one I developed specifically with my kids in mind, I’ve created several others that are just as easy, like my Lemon Ricotta Pasta. If you liked this recipe, then you might enjoy these:

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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Pizza Casserole”

  1. The pizza pot recipe is horribly wrong for an instant pot! First, it has zero liquid in it for the pot to come to pressure. Secondly, why are you adding already cooked pasta to the pot and then pressure cooking it for 10 minutes? That’s way too long for uncooked pasta in the pot, let alone to be basically just melting the cheese , which is all that this recipe accomplished. Beware if you follow this recipe as written here all that you’ll accomplish is burning the bottom of the pot.

  2. I tried the “Instant Pot Pizza Casserole” recipe. I substituted sausage for the ground beef, other than that I followed the directions exactly. It burned on the bottom of my Instant Pot. A Facebook Instant Pot Community page suggested that I didn’t have enough water for the pressure cooker. Do you have any recommendations of what I can do differently? I was able to salvage the meal by pouring it into a regular casserole dish. It was a delicious hit with my family.

    • Hi Amber, substituting sausage for the beef shouldn’t have made a difference. The pasta sauce in the recipe should be sufficient liquid to bring the pot to pressure, especially since the pasta is already cooked. I’m sorry it didn’t turn out for you, but glad you were able to salvage it. The only thing I can think of is that if you used a thick pasta sauce, perhaps adding 1/2 cup of water might have helped. I use a marinara sauce that is very liquidy so perhaps that is the difference. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback!

    • That was a mistake. I updated the cheat sheet about a month ago. It’s been updated on the subscriber freebies page (you can grab it there if you subscribed before it was updated) and also in the welcome email. If you recently subscribed but received the wrong version, please let me know so I can figure out why and how.

      • Sweet, thanks. I just found your page because someone posted the link on a facebook group for instantpot. I am going to subscribe and check everything out.

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