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Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

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Olena Osipov
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This is the easiest Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe because it is so fast and effortless without skimping on any of the comforts this delicious signature dish is known for. It’s a 30-minute pressure cooker family meal that has all of the classic flavors and creamy textures of the traditional recipe. This healthier version is the BEST!

The whole family will love it just like Instant Pot goulash, Instant Pot jambalaya and Instant Pot stuffed peppers. One pot meals perfect for moms and dads to whip up on any busy night!

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is classic comfort food and we’re keeping all of the traditional flavours with this recipe but making a quicker, healthier version in the Instant Pot that is just the best!

Pressure cooker beef stroganoff is made with sautéed beef, onions, garlic, and mushrooms covered in a delicious cream sauce without using high sodium cream of mushroom soup. Instead, we are using whole milk and plain yogurt which adds the creamy tang without all the salt. It’s made with pure and simple ingredients all in one pot!

Instead of the traditional chunks or strips of beef, I used ground beef because it cooks faster and is the best way to save time and keep it cost-effective as I’m usually stocked up on ground beef anyway. With this recipe, you can use whichever type of meat you’d like. Ground turkey, chicken, or chunks of beef, if you want. If you are looking for a vegetarian version, try my stovetop mushroom stroganoff.

Stroganoff doesn’t use any complicated ingredients or even many of them, so it’s not only a simple ground beef Instant Pot recipe, it’s budget-friendly as well. Easy, one pot dinner just like Instant Pot cabbage rolls, Instant Pot beef stew or Instant Pot meatloaf with mashed potatoes!

Pressure cooker beef stroganoff is one of those meals everyone will rush to the table for. It’s a hearty 30 minute dinner that’s so flavorful, creamy and tasty. After a long day, it’s nice to be able to whip up a complete dinner that everyone can agree on! Other 30 minute beef dinners that are on our regular rotation include beef and broccoli and beef stir fry.

Why This Ground Beef Instant Pot Recipe Works?

  • It tastes just like the traditional recipe! It’s perfectly seasoned and deliciously creamy.
  • A one-pot meal for a quick 30-minute dinner and easy clean-up.
  • A healthier version made from scratch is always a welcome twist.
  • Comfort food made in the pressure cooker makes everything taste even better!
  • Quick and easily made in a fraction of the time with a fraction of the effort.
  • Everyone will love this warming meal especially when the weather gets cooler.
close up of beef stroganoff

Ingredients for Instant Pot Stroganoff

  • Ground beef, turkey, or chicken: I used Instant Pot frozen ground beef recipe method to thaw my ground beef so it’s possible to start with frozen meat as well. Just make sure to follow my instructions as linked above, first.
  • Onion and garlic: Normally I use white onion but anytime I run out I will go ahead and use green onion. So flexible!
  • Sliced mushrooms: Brown mushrooms are more flavorful than white mushrooms but you can use any. Buy whole and slice your own, or buy pre-sliced for convenience. It’s up to you for this modern day pressure cooker beef stroganoff!
  • Beef broth: Use homemade broth if you have it, otherwise an organic, low sodium broth will work just as well.
  • Noodles: Any medium pasta works in this Instant Pot hamburger stroganoff. If you’re using gluten-free or traditional egg noodles, you’ll have to cut the cooking time down.
  • Seasoning: A simple thyme, salt, and pepper seasoning are all you need to impart yummy flavor into this dish.
  • Milk and yogurt: For maximum richness and creaminess, use whole milk and yogurt. You can also use sour cream.
  • Parsley: For garnish.
instant pot ground beef stroganoff ingredients

How to Make Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

There is a detailed recipe card below.

  • Saute ground meat: You want to saute the ground meat first to break it into pieces. You need to do this first rather than just adding frozen meat or a blog of ground beef to avoid the burn notice.
  • Then, saute onion and garlic: Add the aromatic ingredients to the meat and cook for a few minutes.
  • Deglaze the pot with stock: This is an important step to prevent the Burn notice when making Instant Pot hamburger stroganoff, especially if you see browned bits on the bottom of the pot. As you can imagine it’s also a great way to get some of that delicious flavour from the pan into the dish.
  • Add mushrooms and pasta: Unlike with 95% of the other Instant Pot recipes where I tell you not to stir, with pressure cooker beef stroganoff I want you to stir. It helps to prevent pasta from sticking.
  • Pressure cook: Close the lid and make sure the valve is set to Sealing. Pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  • Release pressure right away using Quick Release: This helps to avoid the pasta from being overcooked. If the pasta is still a bit too firm for your liking, close the lid and let it sit for 10 mins.
  • Add milk and yogurt to make the creamy sauce: You never want to cook with dairy in Instant Pot because it will scorch. It’s always added afterward. Start with 1 cup of yogurt and 1 cup of milk. Stir, cover for 10 minutes, and let stroganoff absorb the flavors. Open and see how you like the consistency of the sauce. Adjust to taste and add to the creamy consistency if you’d like.

TIP: Cooking time for pasta varies depending on the type of pasta. White, whole wheat pasta, or egg noodles – cook for 5 minutes. Gluten-free pasta – cook for 3 minutes.

Optional Add-In’s and Variations

  • Kids (or adults) not a fan of mushrooms? Feel free to skip them for this Instant Pot hamburger stroganoff.
  • This recipe for electric pressure cooker beef stroganoff works well with beef, pork, and chicken. Use whatever you have on hand. If you’re wanting to use strips or chunks of beef, you might want to consider searing in a separate skillet at first before adding to the pot to be able to keep the same cooking time.
  • If you prefer to serve Stroganoff over mashed potatoes or rice, to avoid too much starch, leave out the pasta.
  • I like to add more yogurt to each plate for a little extra creaminess to be stirred in. This way stroganoff has more of an authentic taste. My choice of garnish would be parsley but all I had was a green onion. Dill would be fantastic too.

Tips for Best Instant Pot Stroganoff

  • Ground beef: I would recommend draining the fat from ground beef during browning, especially if you’re using anything more than lean ground beef.
  • Undercooked pasta: If pasta appears undercooked or you like very soft pasta, close the lid and let stroganoff sit for 10 mins. The heat will cook the pasta further.
  • To double the recipe: You can double the recipe for Instant Pot hamburger stroganoff, keeping the same cooking time, if you are cooking with an 8-quart pressure cooker. If you have 6 quarts or anything smaller, I would not recommend doubling the recipe. Instead, cook in 2 batches if you need to.

Bonus TIP: If you are new to pressure cooking, you will really appreciate my Instant Pot guide. It explains you how cooking in Instant Pot works and what happens.

FAQs

Can I use cut up chicken breast instead of ground beef?

Yes, you can. This recipe is customizable and many of the ingredients are flexible. You can use cut-up chicken breast (as well as beef chunks or strips, ground turkey, ground chicken, you name it). Saute first, getting a bit of a sear, and allow the pressure cooker to tenderize the meat.

Why are my noodles still hard?

You can always add a bit more broth or water, close the lid and let pasta sit for 5-10 mins. It cooks so fast, it will get there. There’s no need to even press anything. Next time try adding 2-3 mins of cook time. It is all about tweaking a bit with different elevations and pasta types.

When I opened up Instapot to stir in dairy ingredients it was all stuck to bottom of pan, it had no liquid left in it and pasta was way underdone. I had to add more broth deglaze and put back on for 2 minutes. Is this normal?

No, it’s not normal. Your pressure release valve might have not been set to sealing or might have only been halfway kind of there – maybe it moved a bit (or a lot) from where it should be. This would cause extra steam to be released while it was coming to pressure. This loss of water has happened to me while I was cooking potatoes. The Instant Pot will still eventually come to pressure it just loses too much water along the way if it’s not completely sealed.

Can I mix in cooked pasta after the meat with sauce is cooked?

Technically you can, especially if you’re trying to avoid wasting any leftovers. Keep in mind, I don’t think that will be as tasty since the seasoned broth that the pasta cooks in is what gives the pasta its flavour which makes the entire dish! This recipe is developed as a one-pot meal taking into account the flavouring of each of the ingredients.

Can I use egg noodles?

Yes! It’s a very traditional way to enjoy beef stroganoff. It usually takes about 6-8 minutes to cook egg noodles, so the cooking time shouldn’t vary too much.

instant pot stroganoff on plate with fork

Serving Recommendations

Side Salad: A simple side salad is enough to make sure everyone is satisfied. Try cucumber and tomato salad, spinach salad, or Ukrainian vinegar coleslaw.

On top of: If you’ve decided to omit the pasta, serve it over a bed of Cauliflower mashed potatoes, healthy mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or Instant Pot brown rice, it’s a different way to complete your meal!

Finish with: What’s a comfort meal without a comfort dessert? Black bean brownies, healthy chocolate chip cookies, and healthy pumpkin brownies are great choices!

Making Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff in Advance

Storing: Instant Pot hamburger stroganoff can be stored in an inner pot with a lid if you have room in the fridge or an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Reheating: Add a splash of milk or broth when reheating as it gets thicker as it sits. You can reheat right in the inner pot using the Instant pot or in another small pot on the stove. Simmer on low while stirring a few times and until warmed through.

It doesn’t freeze well: Cooked pasta does not freeze well, unfortunately. If you want to avoid waste, cut the recipe in half and keep the same cooking time – especially if you’re only feeding a few people and don’t need a lot of leftovers.

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Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff {The BEST!}

This is the easiest Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe because it is so fast and effortless without skimping on any of the comforts this delicious signature dish is known for. It's a 30-minute pressure cooker family meal that has all of the classic flavors and creamy textures of the traditional recipe. This healthier version is the BEST!
4.91 from 32 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb brown mushrooms sliced
  • 1 lb 4 cups dry short pasta
  • 1 cup plain yogurt 2%+ fat content
  • 1 cup 2% or 3.25% milk
  • 3 tbsp parsley finely chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  • On Instant Pot, press Saute and wait until display says Hot. Takes 3-5 mins. Swirl oil to coat if cooking ground chicken or turkey. No need for oil if cooking with ground beef.
  • Add ground meat of choice and cook for about 5 minutes, constantly breaking into small pieces and stirring. Add onion and garlic half way through.
    Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Add broth, thyme, salt, pepper and stir to deglaze the pot if you see burnt bits on the bottom.
    Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Press Cancel and add mushrooms and pasta. Stir.
    Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Close the lid and move pressure valve to Sealing, and press Pressure Cook on High for 5 minutes.
    Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Release pressure using Quick Release method – turn pressure valve to Venting. Pasta might appear a bit undercooked only on top, don't worry.
    Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Add 1 cup yogurt and 1 cup milk, stir, cover and let stroganoff sit for 10 minutes to create the sauce.
    Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Open the lid and adjust thickness to taste with more milk and/or yogurt, if desired.
    Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Sprinkle with parsley, stir and serve warm.
    Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

Store: Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days, in inner pot or airtight container. I would not recommend to freeze.

    Reheat with a splash of milk or broth right in inner pot or other small pot on the stove. Simmer on low while stirring a few times and until warmed through.

      Notes

      • Can I double the recipe? If you have 6 quart or less Instant Pot, you can’t be cause there is not enough room. Cook in 2 batches if need to. With 8 quart pressure cooker you can do 1.5 times the recipe. Same cooking time.
      • Gluten free pasta: Cook for 3 minutes.
      See recipe post for more tips and FAQs.

      Nutrition

      Serving: 2cups | Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 3mg
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      1. 5 stars
        I made this exactly as written, with the exception that I cooked the pasta for 6 minutes. It was delicious!!!
        Thank you for a great recipe.

        1. Yes! it does!! I used almond milk and vegan sour cream for the sauce and added Sazon seasoning, one pouch. As well some smoked paprika tasted great. Just give it a second after you pour in the almond milk if you use that as it tends to smell sweet at first so it will trick you into thinking it tastes off. The whole smell and taste link thing is a bit of a pain in non-dairy.

      2. 5 stars
        Yummy and such a fast and easy recipe! I’m so happy to have found your delicious website. Thank you for your thoughtful recipes and all the extra substitution details too! Much appreciated.

      3. 5 stars
        It was a hit! I added a little shredded cheese when I plated for the people in my family who wanted it. Really good recipe !

        1. Same thing happened to me! I followed the recipe to a T and even used higher fats for both the yogurt and milk. I’m confused.

      4. Hi Olena,
        Would Fusilli pasta be considered a short pasta? 1 pound of Fusilli is more than 4 cups. I have loads of Fusilli I would like to use up. Would the amount of water remain the same?

        1. Hi !
          Gluten free pasta, does It need to be cooked 5 mins before hand?
          Or the timer upped 5 minutes?
          Thanks

      5. 4 stars
        My mother made a meatloaf and she forgot something and it was HORRIBLE. I hated to have the meat end up in the round filer. So I thought, there has to be a recipe I can use this in w my IP. So I followed your recipe but wanted to add Swedish meatball seasoning envelope to give more pizaz. I followed your directions other wise and also found my noodles not cooked after 7min and my liquid(stock) was gone and started to burn. I added another 1.5c of stock and cooked for another 6min. I opened it and added bothering milk and sour cream.it was FABULOUS. I am nee to using this IP so I appreciate the recipes

      6. 5 stars
        Making this now… Don’t even have to wait til it’s done to rate it because I have, at this point, made about a dozen of your recipes (both for the instant pot and stovetop) and every one has been delicious. I am so grateful for you. I love to cook but as you know, it can get boring and become uninspired and nobody wants to spend hours prepping a healthy weeknight dinner. As a busy mom, I appreciate you sharing your recipes and especially instant pot knowledge. I had mine for about 2 years and barely used it as anything other than a rice cooker. You’ve made it easy for me to figure out and I use it at least twice a week now for actual whole meals. This recipe not only sounds delicious, it is smelling good! I have a feeling it’s going into my regular rotation!

        1. Hi Barbara! Your amazing feedback means so much to me. Thank you for your kindness and for enjoying my recipes and blog!

          1. 5 stars
            Was really good, by the way. I had to use sour cream because it’s what I had, but I bought yogurt last time I shopped so when I make it again (probably later this week) I can lighten the calories. Other than that, I followed recipe exactly. Even my picky eater said she liked it!

            1. So great to hear that! I am sure your family will like it with the yogurt next time too!

        2. 5 stars
          I feel ya Barbara, I’m the same! Signed up for meal plans but eventually decided I wanted to make my own using the many wonderful recipes of Olena. So, haven’t made this yet, only just listing the ingredients to buy, but I already know it’ll be delicious like all other recipes. Thanks for making our lives easier and healthier and more interesting!

            1. 5 stars
              The recipe was amazing! The kids (2 and 5) had FOUR servings!!! Fine, by the 4th plate they slowed down and couldn’t finish it, but I had to get up to serve them several times 😄 my five year old wanted to stop eating purposely so she can save some for school lunch the next day! I used Castelli gluten free pasta (white, and Brown rice, corn and quinoa) and it was way too hard, next time will cook it for 7 mins instead of 5. 1 cup each of yogurt and milk was enough for us but will def need a splash when reheating leftovers. Sharing this recipe!

      7. The noodles (I used broad egg noodles) were hard, but after releasing the steam, there wasn’t enough heat to cook them much further. Had to throw it on the stove to finish. Trying to fall in love with the Instant Pot…

        1. You can always add a bit more broth or water, close the lid and let pasta sit for 5-10 mins. It cooks so fast, it will get there – no need to even press anything. And next time add 2-3 mins to cook time. It is all about tweaking a bit with different elevations and pasta types.

          1. I am willing to give it another go using just the instant pot. I will cook another three minutes and reseal if necessary before adding the cold liquids. I was skeptical about using yogurt instead of sour cream, but it had a great flavor! Thank you:)

      8. 5 stars
        This was another of your recipes we will be making again. It was great. The leftovers were good too. I used egg noodles and it came out perfect. I thought they would turn out too mushy but they did not. I liked the fact you used ground beef, that is easiest and texture-wise more preferred in our house.

      9. 4 stars
        We enjoyed this as a “what are we going to have for dinner right now with what we have in the fridge?” Orecchiette was the pasta. Added a little heavy cream and cream cheese because my diary was low fat. For me stroganoff isn’t stroganoff without some Worcestershire. Had to add a bit.

      10. 5 stars
        This is great!
        Try adding fresh dill weed after cooking. Trust me, it will change your life forever!!!! .

      11. 5 stars
        Really good guide for stroganoff. Hubby made the first batch- so he used what he had. Bone broth, sour cream, and a sweet onion spices were used. It was awesome, it was his first IP TRY. Success!

      12. 5 stars
        Hey! This was my second time finding a recipe by you through a random Google search. (The first one was your cauliflower and bell pepper stir fry with soy sauce, sesame oil, and maple syrup. I added tofu and it was amazing over hot basmati rice!) I had egg noodles, so I actually cooked the entire dish on the stove top instead of in the instant pot, following your directions loosely. The dish came together in under half an hour and tastes good. Thank you!

      13. I just got half way through making this recipe. I did as recipe instructions stated. When I opened up instapot to stir in dairy ingredients it was all stuck to bottom of pan and had no liquid left in it and pasta was way underdone. I had to add more broth deglaze and put back on for 2 minutes. Is this normal??

        1. No it’s not normal. I wonder if your pressure release valve was not set to sealing or kind of half way there – maybe it moved a bit or wa a bit off. This would cause extra steam go out during coming to pressure but Instant Pot would still come to pressure. Sounds like loss of water… It happened to me past week with cooking potatoes.

        1. I don’t think that will be tasty since broth with spices that pasta cooks in makes part of the sauce and flavors entire dish. This recipe is developed as one pot meal and flavorings take into account pasta.

      14. 5 stars
        I loved this recipe, it was so creamy and delicious! I’m probably the only person in America that doesn’t own an instant pot but all of your recipes are easily adaptable to stove top!

          1. How much time would you think this takes in a big pot on the stove? I love this recipe, and would like to make it when away from home and don’t want to lug the instapot! 🙂 THX!

            1. I would say 10-15 minutes after you add pasta, check after 10. I also think you will need to add more water/broth as it evaporates in a pot more than in Instant Pot. Enjoy!

      15. 5 stars
        This was so quick and delicious! My pasta did not quite cook all the way, I’m wondering if it’s because I’m at high altitude? The sealing and resting for ten minutes after adding milk helped. I will definitely be making this again. Yum!

        1. That is so amazing to hear! Glad you enjoyed my recipe, Aggeliki. Very well could be. You can cook it by 2-3 mins longer next time and that should help. It won’t burn. 🙂

      16. 5 stars
        This was the best dish that I’ve made in my Instant Pot and it was so fast. I made a few revisions based on what I had in the fridge. I used a red onion and a chipotle ranch Greek yogurt which gave it an amazing flavor. Thank you for your blog! I look forward to new recipes.

        1. 5 stars
          Hi! Thank you for a wonderful reciepe. I only had to tweak it because I didn’t have the right ingredients. I used buttermilk because I am out of milk and I used sour cream in place of yogurt..
          Every thing came out perfectly! Thank you!

      17. 5 stars
        I used orechhiette pasta and this came out AMAZING! The sauce and meat were nesting inside the pasta. My younger daughter loved it. She described it like eating small plates full with meat.

          1. Can I substitute fresh mushrooms with mushrooms from a can? And if yes, when and how many shall I add? I am thinking one can together with milk and yogurt. Thank you!

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