I needed a quick dinner tonight and it had to be seafood. I absolutely love seafood. This One Pot Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot Seafood Pasta is very tasty, rather easy and also rather farfetchedly in the style of a quick Spanish fideuá, with thicker pasta.…
An Instant Pot Classic! Jayson’s Pressure Cooked Mac and Cheese includes Instant Pot instructions and is perfect for beginners in fact!
The eponymous Jayson of Jayson’s Instant Pot Pressure Cooked Mac and Cheese is a lovely member of the Feisty Tapas community.
He is in fact one of the peeps who first introduced us to the Instant Pot by regularly mentioning it in the Thermo Cooking group.
I make Jayson’s Macaroni Cheese in the Instant Pot DUO 7 in 1 as that is the pressure cooker I have but you can adapt it to any pressure cooker really.
This Mac and Cheese is really really good and so so easy to make, you won’t believe just how easy in fact. He is American so he clearly knows his Mac and Cheese!
I have made it twice and I have added my tips and UK measurements as his recipe was in cups.
Jayson says: It works every time. You don’t need to use stock, you can just use water as long as it’s 3 cups! The paprika can be left out or replaced with wasabi! Which is also good!!
If you think it makes too much: first wait until you taste it, then think that you can freeze it in portions and reheat on the stove if you add a little milk.
By the way, you can find all my Instant Pot / pressure cooker recipes right here.
I couldn’t find macaroni but I have fusilli, pasta twists, penne, etc, can I still make Jayson’s Mac and Cheese?
Yes you can, I’ve seen people use all sorts of pasta shapes for this recipe.
If the shape you use is not quite cooked at the end, rest the lid on the Instant Pot again and leave it be while you get things sorted (or a break).
Pasta keeps cooking in the residual heat, just keep an eye so that it doesn’t go too soft (unless you like it soft, of course!).
Jayson’s Mac and Cheese is perfect for Instant Pot beginners
Because all you have to do is put all the ingredients in the Instant Pot, this recipe is perfect for beginners.
What other recipes are good for Instant Pot Beginners?
You have some other tried-and-tested recipes in the Beginners’ Guide I wrote for Instant Pot UK, download it here.
And here is a list of my own recipes that are perfect for Instant Pot beginners: