Instant Pot Easy Chili Mac

Roberts: "It was a bit spicy for me,but was very good other…" Read More


  • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
  • 2 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies (can of)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese (shredded)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium38% DV920mg
    Fat38% DV25g
    Protein65% DV33g
    Carbs17% DV52g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories560Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate52g17%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A45%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Roberts 2 months ago
    It was a bit spicy for me,but was very good otherwise!
    Gomez 2 months ago
    It was delicious, but I did make a few changes. I did what others recommended by putting a 1/4 of a packet of Hot Taco Seasoning. I also added garlic powder and Pappy’s seasoning when sautéing the group beef. Lots of flavor with a good little kick!
    Becky M. 2 months ago
    This has become a easy dinner go-to at my house. My 5 year favorite meal
    Silidons 3 months ago
    It was my first time using my Instant Pot, turned out pretty good. Just needs a little more spice in my opinion, maybe next time I’ll add some additional chile peppers.
    rebecca 3 months ago
    Perfect Will make again
    Scott 3 months ago
    It was okay, seems like it is missing something. I added garlic, pepper, oregano, paprika, and onion powder to punch up the flavor.
    Kristiina Chism 3 months ago
    This turned out so good and very easy to prepare. The leftovers were also pretty good.
    Deirdre 3 months ago
    So easy! I used medium salsa instead of tomatoes and chilis and gluten free pasta. Next time, I will probably use a bit less water because the pasta was a little overcooked. I also topped each serving with more cheese and some sour cream. Yummy!
    Tish Davis 4 months ago
    Came out pretty good, though I'd probably cut the salt a bit. Following the advice of other reviewers, I replaced the canned tomatoes with chunky salsa and added a packet of taco seasoning. A great quick weeknight dinner.
    Devin Mosley 4 months ago
    It’s a good starter recipe but honestly was a bit bland. Definitely needs beans and more seasonings
    Debbie 5 months ago
    So easy to cook. I also added garlic, peas and corn. It was a hit with the family!!!
    Young Attrice 5 months ago
    It was pretty awesome
    Brucer 5 months ago
    All my friends love it. I have very bad taste buds and it tastes good but kind of bland, but I will make it again for sure.
    Townsend-Ofilas 5 months ago
    👍🏻 delicious and so easy. Great recipe for my first instantpot meal
    Gaston 5 months ago
    Recipes like this make the Instant Pot indispensable! Perfect weeknight dinner, super easy, super fast, super yummy.
    Came out very watery after I pressure cooked it so next time I will use half the water the recipe asks for. I tried to stir it but the liquid did not thicken. Otherwise, quick and easy meal with enough left for lunch the next day
    Omari McKie 6 months ago
    It's ok. I agree that it's not very flavorful. Definitely needs more.
    Kalli 6 months ago
    Not very flavorful. Will probably make again but add a taco seasoning packet to the meat instead of just Cumin and Chili Powder. Also add more cheese. Was at least very quick and easy though.
    Sue 7 months ago
    Very good! Quick and easy to make with tons of flavour, you can add more or less of the spices to your comfort level. I used medium salsa instead of the tomatoes to add a little more zing!
    Pam L. 7 months ago
    I didn’t have an Instant Pot but made it with the same ingredients and there just seemed to be something missing. Firstly, too much chili powder in this recipe. The flavor was off and I kept wanting to add kidney beans (being chili and all). I didn’t but after all was said and done I think it would have been better with the beans. Deleting this one from my favorites!
    Savannah 7 months ago
    This turned out great & reheats well for leftovers!
    Chris 7 months ago
    This was fast and exceedingly easy to make! Quite tasty too! It’s great for after work when you are short on time
    Feuerstein 7 months ago
    Awesome! Very quick meal with 2 dishes to clean!
    Kiona Davis 7 months ago
    I didn't use an instant pot. But used the same ingredients and it came out really tasty and delicious.
    Vivien Chung 7 months ago
    It was so easy and delish! I added carrots. Definitely making again with more cheese.
    Joyce 7 months ago
    Yummy! Will make again.
    Donna 7 months ago
    Really liked this recipe, super easy to make. I love making pasta recipes in the instant Pot pressure cooker.
    Tim 7 months ago
    It was great, and so easy.
    Susanna Kotoff 7 months ago
    very delicious..I added onion, mushrooms and garlic.Best chili mac recipe ever.I like the addition of cheese in it.
    Celeste D. 7 months ago
    Incredibly simple and my kids loved it.