Well, friends, it’s been a few months since I received my awesome electric pressure cooker Christmas present from Chad. I’ll admit — there are only a few things that I’ve perfected. But that’s just it — I’ve perfected them. Albeit, one of those things is rice; but we’ve always eaten a lot of rice. So it’s useful!
Another recipe I’ve perfected? Macaroni and cheese. But not just any macaroni and cheese. It’s THE BEST macaroni and cheese I’ve ever had! Seriously, I’m not even joking. [PS. I wouldn’t joke about macaroni and cheese! Ha!]
To explain further, I’m the kind of person who despises leftovers — I really dislike eating the same meal over and over again, reheated and all. I think it’s gross.
But this mac and cheese? Makes a hugely generous portion. Last week we ate it for three days straight — lunch and dinner — and I wasn’t tired of it. It’s that good.
So it’s safe to say it’s officially on our regular dinner rotation! 🙂
Pressure Cooker Macaroni + Cheese
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||25 minutes|
|Total time||35 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- 16oz elbow macaroni (dry)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 heaped tablespoon spicy mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon sriracha
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 4 cups water
- 12oz evaporated milk ((1 can))
- 4-6oz your choice of cheese ((I like pepper jack or mozzarella))
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 16oz sharp cheddar (shredded)
|In the pressure cooker:|
|Stir together the elbow macaroni, butter, spicy mustard, sriracha, kosher salt, and water. Make sure that the water covers the macaroni entirely. Lock the pressure cooker and set pressure on high for 4 minutes. When the cooking timer goes off, Use the quick release and remove the lid!|
|Make it cheesy:|
|Use the warm setting on the pressure cooker to keep the pasta heated. Stir in the can of evaporated milk. Then stir in the cheese until it is completely melted.|
|Broil to finish!|
|Transfer macaroni to broiler-safe bakeware. Top the dish with the panko crumbs. Broil until the panko is toasted (approximately 4 minutes).|
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