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Cheesy Pasta is an amazing option for a great Instant Pot Casserole that everyone will love! Make our Instant Pot Cheesy Pasta Casserole in just 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Cheesy Pasta Casserole

  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (can substitute chicken, turkey, pork, or sausage if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package penne or large noodle pasta
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jars marinara sauce
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 oz. cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Turn Instant Pot to Saute and add ground meat stirring occasionally to cook until no longer pink, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add in bell pepper, onions, and garlic and cook for additional 2-3 minutes or until vegetables begin to become tender.
  3. Turn off Instant Pot and mix in tomatoes, seasonings, marinara sauce, and wine.
  4. Turn Instant Pot to Manual and adjust to 15 minutes.
  5. Add lid and set to seal.
  6. Once completed cooking, manually release pressure and mix in pasta and cheeses.
  7. Replace lid and set to seal. Manually set to 5 minutes.
  8. Once completed the second cooking cycle, allow to naturally release pressure.
  9. Stir and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: One Pot Meals, Pasta
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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