Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Spinach & Pine Nuts

Traditional mac and cheese recipe sounds too boring, how about add some crunchy pine nuts and spinach to enjoy the best of it.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Spinach & Pine Nuts
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: elbow macaroni, Mac and Cheese with Spinach & Pine Nuts, ricotta cheese, spinach
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 16 oz elbow macaroni
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded fresh spinach leaves blanced
  • 1 sprig parsley or basil finely chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup pecorino Romano grated
  • Handful roasted pine nuts
  • Select “Manual” function on the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
  • Set the timer to 6 minutes with high-pressure settings.
  • Add oil, pasta, salt and enough water to cover the pasta.
  • Seal the lid and cook for 6 minutes.
  • Release the steam through quick pressure release. 
  • Remove the lid and stir in ricotta cheese, blanched spinach and parsley.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with Pecorino Romano and roasted pine nuts.
  • Serve warm.
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