Pressure Cooker Mac n Cheese with Bacon & Chorizo

Pressure Cooker Mac n Cheese with Bacon & Chorizo

04 January 2018

If you have little time on your hands but need a quick, easy, but hearty meal to cook for the family, this twist on Mac & Cheese is the perfect meal which can be achieved in less than 20 minutes! Not only does the pressure cooker reduce the cooking time for this dish, it also locks in and intensifies all the flavours. This satisfying, warming dish is suitable for any time of the year, and is perfect as a main meal or a side dish.
  • Recipe

Category

Main

Serves

4

Preperation Time

5 mins

Cooking Time

15 mins

Ingredients

6 rashers of bacon

cut into bite size pieces

80g chorizo

300g macaroni pasta

Chicken stock cube

20g butter

600ml Water

Pepper and salt

½ tsp. mustard

100g ricotta

120g strong cheddar cheese

grated

3 chives

chopped

30g breadcrumbs (optional)

Instructions

1Place the bacon bits and chorizo into the pressure cooker and cook until the bacon is cooked

2Boil a kettle full of water and then pour 600ml of water into a heat proof jug. Crumble the chicken stock cube into the water and mix until it has incorporated fully

3Place the macaroni pasta into the pressure cooker and top with the chicken stock. Add the butter and season with salt and pepper. Secure the lid in place, turn to setting one, and on a high heat wait for the pressure rod to rise, then cook for 6 minutes

4Once the pasta is cooked, take the pressure cooker off the heat and allow the pressure to release before removing the lid

5Place the pressure cooker back onto the hob on a medium heat and add the mustard, ricotta and cheddar cheese. Stir the ingredients in until the cheese has melted and a thick consistency is achieved

6Finally season with salt and pepper, and garnish with the chives

7Optional: Place the macaroni cheese into an oven proof dish and top with the breadcrumbs and grated cheese. Place the dish under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese has melted and the breadcrumbs have crisped up and turned golden in colour. This dish would also be complemented with garlic bread.

If you have little time on your hands but need a quick, easy, but hearty meal to cook for the family, this twist on Mac & Cheese is the perfect meal which can be achieved in less than 20 minutes! Not only does the pressure cooker reduce the cooking time for this dish, it also locks in and intensifies all the flavours. This satisfying, warming dish is suitable for any time of the year, and is perfect as a main meal or a side dish.