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Beef Risotto Pressure Cooker Recipe

Try this easy and cheesy pressure cooker beef risotto recipe. Perfect holiday dinner option for the whole family!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 8 persons


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 slices of bacon diced
  • 1 medium-sized onion diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups risotto rice I prefer Arborio
  • ½ cup marsala
  • 5 cups beef broth divided
  • 1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan freshly grated + extra to serve
  • Handful of fresh parsley chopped
  • A pinch of salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in your pressure cooker and brown the ground beef for about 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove to a plate.
  • Add bacon to the pressure cooking pot and cook until crisp. Then add onions, carrots, and garlic, sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, until rice becomes opaque, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the marsala and cook 2 minutes. Pour in 4 cups beef broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, milk, bay leaves, and cooked ground beef. Cover and lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and set 6 minutes timer. After 6 minutes, turn off the pressure cooker and use a quick pressure release.
  • Select Simmer and stir in remaining 1 cup of beef broth. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes until most of the broth is absorbed and the rice is creamy.
  • Stir in grated Parmesan and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot with extra Parmesan on top.