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Instant Pot Cheesy Beef and Heirloom Tomato Pasta

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My Instant Pot Cheesy Beef and Heirloom Tomato Pasta is one colorful dinner to serve up your family. Al dente pasta, ground beef, and the colorful slices of heirloom cherry tomatoes throughout. Topped with mozzarella cheese, for one outstanding weeknight dinner. If you are on the hunt for more heirloom tomato recipes, than add this one to your list.

heirloom tomato pasta with ground beef in a bowl

I know it might sound weird to some but I do not like tomatoes alone. I can eat them if it is ketchup, pasta sauce, or mixed in with food. But to slice and eat a tomato, I just can’t. They always taste like dirt to me and the texture gets to me. But, when I was at the store and saw these heirloom tomatoes I just knew I had to make something with them.

Easy Instant Pot Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Pasta

My husband is obsessed with tomatoes, I think he could eat them every day if they were fresh, ripe, and bursting with flavor. So I thought why not use up the ground beef in the fridge and pair with pasta for one satisfying meal for all of us.

 Simple Instant Pot Pasta Recipe

We live off ground beef I swear! So instead of the classic tacos or hamburgers we make, I wanted to change it up. Plus it is the middle of the week, so I was in a slump and needed something to look forward to. As a foodie, I love cooking meals that will fill us up, be kid-friendly, and leftovers are always a plus.

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Instant Pot Ground Beef and Pasta With Heirloom Tomatoes

With a few basic pantry items needed you can have this dish whipped up in a hurry. This heirloom tomato pasta recipe is quick prep, fast bake, and satisfying to your bellies!

How Do You Make A Spicy Tomato Pasta

I have the option to add in red pepper flakes. This is a great way to add spice to your tomato pasta. If you prefer to skip the heat then just don’t add the red peppers in. Or leave it out for an option to sprinkle on at the end of the meal so for those who like more heat they can easily add it on.

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Can You Cook Pasta In The Instant Pot

Yes, you can cook pasta in the Instant Pot. The key is to make sure all the pasta is covered in liquid. Whether you do broth or water it just needs to be submerged so as it cooks it can break down and fully cook the noodles.

Can I Use Other Tomatoes In Tomato Pasta Recipe

You can use cherry tomatoes or dice up regular size tomatoes in replace of the heirloom tomatoes in this recipe. I know you can’t always find heirloom so you are welcome to change out tomatoes.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef Heirloom Tomato Pasta

  • 8 ounces dry spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small white onion
  • 10 sprigs parsley ( or 2 tablespoons dry parsley)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Mozzarella
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Red pepper, optional to taste

 

heirloom pastaInstructions for Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef Heirloom Tomato Pasta

  1. Brown ground beef together with onion in Instant Pot inner pot on saute mode.heirloom tomato pasta recipe
  2. Add in the cherry tomatoes, parsley, dry spaghetti, and vegetable broth. Press pasta down so it is under the liquid. Add a little extra liquid (water) to cover the pasta if necessary. You can drain excess liquid when the pasta has finished cooking if desired.
  3. Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.
  4. Allow for a quick pressure release (drain liquid if desired) and then add in the remaining ingredients, stirring in the cheese.
heirloom tomato pasta with ground beef in a bowl

Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef Heirloom Tomato Pasta

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

A quick weeknight meal that is hearty and cheesy. Instant Pot cheesy ground beef heirloom tomato pasta is going to be a huge success for the whole family.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dry spaghetti
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small white onion
  • 10 sprigs parsley, or 2 tablespoons dry parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Mozzarella
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Red pepper, optional to taste

Instructions

  1.  Brown ground beef together with onion in Instant Pot inner pot on saute mode.
  2.  
  3. Add in the cherry tomatoes, parsley, dry spaghetti, and vegetable broth. Press pasta down so it is under the liquid. Add a little extra liquid (water) to cover the pasta if necessary. You can drain excess liquid when the pasta has finished cooking if desired.
  4.  
  5. Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.
  6.  
  7. Allow for a quick pressure release (drain liquid if desired) and then add in the remaining ingredients, stirring in the cheese.
  8.  

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 750mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 17g

Tools Used for Tomato Pasta Recipe

The Pampered Chef Mix N ChopThe Pampered Chef Mix N ChopThe Pampered Chef Mix N ChopInstant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure CookerInstant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure CookerInstant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure CookerSteam Release Accessory Diverter Fits Instant pot 3, 5, 6, 8 QtSteam Release Accessory Diverter Fits Instant pot 3, 5, 6, 8 QtSteam Release Accessory Diverter Fits Instant pot 3, 5, 6, 8 Qt

Here are a few items I love, of course, my Instant Pot! But then the Pampered Chef mix and chop is wonderful for dicing up meat! You can use this on the stove or in Instant Pot. Then the steam release is nice to prevent that steam from getting all over your cupboards!

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Give this pasta dish a try in your Instant Pot. A simple meal that you can make in a hurry and pair with some garlic bread, side salad, or just eat alone. No matter what you serve it with it is one tasty dish.

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Have you ever tried an heirloom tomato pasta before?

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Mike

Sunday 27th of January 2019

Made this recipe tonight and it turned out terrific. We followed the recipe and did end up draining off extra fluid from the 4 cups of broth. Although we weren’t trying to change the recipe and would like it as written, we did throw in some leftover peas when we added the cheese. The taste is like a light spaghetti without the heavy marinara. We used grape tomatoes and cut them in half. The tomatoes gave the spaghetti the flavoring. We will make this again.

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