Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mac n Cheese- Instant Pot

   4 cups of water
   1 tsp. sea salt
   1/2 tsp. garlic powder
   2 tbsp. of butter
   1 pound of uncooked pasta
   ½ -1 cup of milk or cream
   2 cups of shredded cheese (whatever you like)

The flavor really changes based on your cheese!

   Put the water, salt, butter, garlic powder and noodles in the instant pot
   Close the lid and make sure the valve is on closed
   Use the MANUAL setting for 4 minutes
   When the pot beeps, quick release the steam (my pot started squirting out liquid, so keep an eye on that. I just closed it for a second and then opened it again)
   After the pressure has dropped, remove lid and give a stir
   Start with adding a ¼ cup of milk and shredded cheese
   stir until cheese is melted, add more milk if it seems 'dry'
Let sit at warm to let the liquid 'cook' a bit and the flavor to mingle for about 2 minutes

*Cooking time is based off of pasta that the box says to cook 7-8 minutes. The rule of thumb I have found is to do about half of the suggest time for stove top cooking. 
AND YOU CAN HALF THE RECIPE! Same cooking time, 2 cups water to 2 cups pasta.

Bon Appetit,

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