Instant Pot Creamy Shells and Beef

Instant Pot Creamy Shells and Beef is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with ground beef and pasta in a tomato cream sauce. Perfect for busy days!

  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  3. 1 pound lean ground beef
  4. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  6. 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  7. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1 1-pound box medium shell pasta
  9. 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  10. 3 cups water
  11. 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  12. 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • Turn Instant Pot to saute setting, and wait for the display to turn to HOT
  • Add olive oil and onions, and cook until slightly soft
  • Add ground beef, break up with spatula, and cook until no longer pink, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn't stick to pot
  • Season with sea salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder, and  hit CANCEl
  • Add shells over ground beef, then add the marinara sauce and water. Do not stir, but press lightly with spoon to ensure pasta is completely covered with sauce and water
  • Place lid on Instant Pot, close, and make sure vent is set to SEALING position
  • Hit PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes, or half the cooking time on the box of pasta