Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Shells for #MulticookerMonday

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I fall in love with my Instant Pot more and more every time I use it! Meals like this are cozy, comforting, and so EASY! I love that it all cooks together in one pot - and the pasta cooks up perfectly!

The flavors in this dish are lightly spicy, so warming, and the beef adds great protein and heartiness. You could add in some diced bell pepper along with the onion and meat for additional veggie content, and some diced tomatoes if you want a little more texture.

Multicooker Monday November 2020:

Recipes using Small Kitchen Appliances

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Shells

1 TBS olive oil
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
1 heaping TBS minced garlic (jarred)
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups beef stock
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup mild salsa
16 ounces medium pasta shells
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream

  1. Turn Instant Pot to Saute, and add the oil to heat. When hot, add in the ground beef and diced onion. Allow to brown a few minutes before stirring, occasionally stir and allow to brown for about 8 minutes, breaking the meat up as it cooks.
  2. Season with 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, chipotle peppers, chili powder, oregano, and cumin. Stir gently.
  3. Pour in the beef stock, tomato sauce, salsa, and pasta. Stir and try to make sure pasta shells are submerged in liquid. 
  4. Set the Instant Pot for high pressure cook - 5 minutes.
  5. Once the cycle has completed, quick release pressure. Add in the cheddar cheese and heavy cream. Stir gently and allow to sit about 5-10 minutes (the sauce will thicken up a little as it sits).
  6. Serve hot, with preferred toppings (if desired). Suggestions: sour cream, additional sprinkled cheese, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, etc.
Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious


  1. I love pasta with Mexican flavors. This sounds delicious!

  2. Oh, man, I could eat the biggest bowl of that! Definitely a comfort dish.

  3. This sounds delicious. I love anything with cheese.


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