Pressure Cooker Chili Mac and Cheese


Toss classic chili ingredients ground beef and chili powder in the pressure cooker with classic mac and cheese ingredients pasta and cheese for a dinner mash up the entire family loves.

Pressure Cooker Chili Mac and Cheese
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bring To Pressure Time:
14 mins
Release Pressure Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
44 mins
9 cups


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 16 ounce pkg. dried penne pasta

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cup water

  • 1 15 ounce jar salsa con queso

  • 1 2.25 ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz.)

  • Shredded lettuce

  • Chopped tomatoes


  1. In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker use the saute setting to cook ground beef over medium heat until browned. For a stove-top cookers, cook directly in the pot.

  2. Stir in pasta, flour, chili powder, and salt. Stir in the water. Lock lid in place. Set an electric cooker on high pressure to cook 5 minutes. For a stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. For both models, let stand 15 minutes to release pressure naturally. Release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully. Stir in salsa con queso and olives. Top with cheese (do not stir). Cover; let stand 10 minutes. Stir gently to combine. Top servings with lettuce and tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
18g Fat
48g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 691mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 2.1mg 11%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Potassium 335mg 7%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 144.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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