Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
What’s better than macaroni and cheese? BACON macaroni and cheese! We use every bit of the bacon in this recipe to pack every bite with cheesy-ooey-gooey flavor. Serve as a cookout favorite, or keep as a weeknight staple!
Servings Prep Time
4Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20Minutes 8Minutes, for pot to come to temperature
Servings Prep Time
4Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20Minutes 8Minutes, for pot to come to temperature
Ingredients
  • 16oz bacon, diced
  • 1lb cavatappi
  • 2 cups water
  • 1cup half and half
  • 8oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8oz shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2cup grated parmesan
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the inner pot on Saute, High/More for 20 Minutes. Sauté the diced bacon for 12-15 Minutes, stirring occasionally until golden and crispy. Remove all bacon fat and pieces to a separate mixing bowl and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add the pasta and water into the inner pot. Stir to coat all the noodles. Pressure Cook on High for 4 Minutes, immediately releasing the pressure once complete.
  3. Stir in the half and half. Slowly add in the shredded cheeses, one handful at a time, stirring until all the cheese has melted.
  4. Add the grated parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and the reserved bacon. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve with additional parmesan to sprinkle and eat while warm.