I actually owned a pressure cooker a couple of years ago before the big craze swept through. Honestly though, I didn’t give it much of a chance. So little so that I couldn’t even tell you what brand it was! I used it once or twice and sold it. I was trying to cut down on clutter and that pressure cooker was taking up precious real estate in my kitchen. So out she went. But a couple months ago, I ended up with another one. And this time, I’ve jumped on the pressure cooker wagon.
If you are a parent, pasta pressure cooker recipes just may become your sanity saver. Most kids eat pasta so I’ve been trying a variety of recipes with my pressure cooker. However, I would much rather prefer tried and true, family approved recipes instead of wasting my time and ingredients on random recipes that nobody likes. So while I know that every family and person has different preferences, we currently have seven kiddos in our home and I will only share ones that get a majority of approval. 🙂
Quick Meals Are My Sanity Saver
So today, I have a Homemade Cheesy Hamburger Helper Pressure Cooker Recipe that everyone loved (except our number one Mr. Picky.) It’s simple, quick, and let’s me only start thinking about supper at 5 and have it on the table and served in less than 15 minutes.
*Meal Prep Tip*
First off, I will say that I try to keep a couple pounds of browned hamburger in my freezer at all times. It makes meals really quick when I don’t plan in advance as I can just grab out and thaw if needed for quesadillas or throw in the pressure cooker frozen.
Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Pasta
- 1# Browned Hamburger
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Milk
- 16 Ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 4 Ounces Sliced American Cheese
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
- 12 Ounces Mafalda Pasta (Can substitute with another style if needed.)
- Place all ingredients EXCEPT the cheese into your pressure cooker.
- Close lid and seal.
- Cook for 5 minutes.
- Switch to keep warm for 2 minutes.
- Release pressure BUT put a towel over release knob as the milk makes it sputter.
- Open lid and add the cheese.
So simple! I like to make this particular meal when I’m feeling a bit lazy or pressed for time. I just serve with some of my canned applesauce and butter bread and it’s always a hit!
Let me know your thoughts below. And if you give this Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Pasta Pressure Cooker Recipe a try, make sure you chime in as to what your family thought. Then, if you need some more meal time inspiration, check out our other Thrifty Nifty Mommy Recipes.