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Instant Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe Instant Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe


Instant Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot Beef and Noodles recipe is my go-to comfort food. Tender beef, hearty noodles, and rich broth come together for a meal that warms you from the inside out.

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Ever tried making beef and noodles in an instant pot? I'm sharing my favorite recipe that's both hearty and easy to whip up. Imagine, tender beef stew meat and wide egg noodles, all enveloped in a rich, savory broth. Doesn't that sound mouthwatering? This meal is a game changer. Trust me, once you've tried it, you'll be hooked!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Beef and Noodles

  • Beef stew meat: Tenderizes during pressure cooking, adds rich flavor to broth, creates hearty and satisfying main dish.
  • Onion: Adds depth and sweetness to the broth, complements the savory beef, enhances overall flavor profile of the dish.
  • Garlic: Infuses the broth with aromatic flavor, enhances the savory notes of the beef, adds complexity to the dish.
  • Beef broth: Provides a rich and savory base for the dish, enhances the beef flavor, adds depth to the broth.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Adds umami depth and complexity to the broth, enhances the savory notes of the beef, balances flavors.
  • Dried thyme: Infuses the dish with earthy and herbaceous notes, complements the beef flavor, adds depth to the broth.
  • Wide egg noodles: Soaks up the flavorful broth, adds texture to the dish, creates a comforting and filling meal.
  • Sour cream: Adds creaminess and tang to the dish, balances the richness of the broth, enhances overall flavor and texture.
  • Fresh parsley: Adds a pop of freshness and color, complements the savory flavors, garnishes and brightens the dish.

Essential Tools for Making This Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the beef and noodles quickly and efficiently.
  • Sauté function: Used to brown the beef and sauté the onions and garlic for added flavor.
  • Cutting board: Needed for chopping the onion and mincing the garlic before adding them to the dish.
  • Chef's knife: Essential for cutting the beef stew meat into bite-sized pieces for the recipe.

Instant Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe

This Instant Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe is a quick and easy meal perfect for busy weeknights. Tender beef stew meat is cooked with savory seasonings and wide egg noodles, then finished with a touch of sour cream for a creamy, comforting dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz wide egg noodles
  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and brown the beef stew meat.
  • Add the onion and garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Once done, quick release the pressure and open the lid. Stir in the egg noodles.
  • Close the lid again and set to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure and stir in the sour cream.
  • Serve hot, garnished with chopped parsley.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 30gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg


Keyword Beef, Instant Pot, Noodles
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Tips for Making Instant Pot Beef and Noodles Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the beef and noodles as directed in the recipe.
  • Let the dish cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the beef and noodles according to the recipe.
  • Allow the dish to cool completely.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe container or resealable bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Adding a splash of red wine to this beef and noodles recipe can enhance the depth of flavor and richness of the dish.

Common Questions About This Instant Pot Recipe

Can I use a different type of meat instead of beef stew meat?
Yes, you can substitute beef stew meat with other cuts of beef like chuck roast or sirloin steak.
Can I use chicken broth instead of beef broth?
Yes, you can use chicken broth as a substitute for beef broth if you prefer a lighter flavor.
Can I omit the sour cream from this recipe?
Yes, you can omit the sour cream if you prefer or substitute it with plain Greek yogurt for a similar creamy texture.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can substitute the beef stew meat with mushrooms or tofu and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.
Can I add vegetables to this recipe?
Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, peas, or bell peppers to this recipe for added flavor and nutrients. Just ensure they are cut into bite-sized pieces for even cooking.

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