Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese [Kid Approved]
Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese #KidApproved! I love macaroni and cheese. My 7 year old step daughter LOVES macaroni and cheese. Our loves of cheese are different, though (adult cheese versus kid cheese, ya feel me?). More
My step daughter came sweetly up to me the other night and said, “Can you pretty please make me macaroni and cheese with beef mixed in soon?”
Well, obviously I had to deliver after that polite ask, and I decided I was going to try to make it happen in my Instant Pot.
Today we had plans to follow our holiday tradition by making Gingerbread cookies (check us & our cute cookies out). I needed to make something fast, and planned to fulfill her request! I had ground beef thawed in the fridge, and decided to go semi-homemade.
With 1/2 pound of ground beef and 1 box of Kraft Deluxe, I re-won her heart.
Her exact words while eating this: “This is the best meal you have ever made for me in my whole entire life…can we eat this everyday?!” #MomWin
Y’all I wasn’t complaining eating this either… #kidapproved, but also #momapproved – freaking delicious and it literally took 10 minutes – only half of which were hands on work. Thank you, Instant Pot!
Semi-Homemade Beef Macaroni and Cheese
1 T oil
1/2 lb ground beef (I use lean)
2 1/4 cups water
1 box Kraft Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese
Note: You can double (or even quadruple this recipe!)
Step by Step Directions
Press Sauté button on Instant Pot (or browning setting on another pressure cooker). Add oil, then add ground beef. Brown for 3 minutes.
Push meat to one side of Instant Pot and use a towel to grab the pot and tilt in order to gather grease. Spoon out as much grease as you can get!
Open box of Kraft Deluxe (or similar mac-n-cheese with cheese pouch).
*If you don’t have something nice to say about my processed cheese mac-n-cheese, don’t say anything at all ?
Press “Manual” (high pressure on any pressure cooker) and adjust cook time to 4 minutes. When Instant Pot (IP) pressurizes, cook time countdown will begin. When complete, IP will beep and change to “Keep Warm” setting. Press “Keep Warm/Off” button to turn Instant Pot off.