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3.34 from 24 votes

Instant Pot Beef and Potato Au Gratin

A hearty, kid friendly dish that combines beef, potatoes and cheese in simple layers cooked up easily in your Instant Pot.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef, beef, potato, instant pot, pressure cooker
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Admin



  • 1 lb browned ground beef seasoned well with salt and pepper
  • 5 russet potatoes peeled and sliced in 1/4" slices
  • 1.5 C shredded cheddar or sharp cheese
  • 3/4 C chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning we used a blend of basil, marjoram, oregano and thyme or your own seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • In the bottom of your clean Instant Pot, add the olive oil and use a napkin to swipe it evenly around as to coat it completely.
  • Combine the Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • In your Instant Pot, layer the sliced potatoes, then sprinkle a portion of the ground beef, and top with shredded cheese. Generously season with 1/3 of the seasoning you set aside in the bowl.
  • Repeat twice more, layering potatoes, ground beef, cheese, and additional seasoning.
  • Once all 3 layers are done, pour over 3/4 C. chicken broth.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and seal the valve. Set the Instant Pot for 15 minutes at high pressure.
  • Once the pot beeps done, release the pressure and dish into bowls.


Feel free to do two layers of potatoes, beef and cheese, and then reduce the broth to just 1/2 C. for the same amount of cooking time.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 536mg | Potassium: 1034mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 486IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 4mg