Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad features red bell pepper, eggs, celery and sweet onion in a sweet dressing. It’s a perfect side for many dishes.

Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe From Val's Kitchen

When entertaining during the summer you can’t beat grilling. It’s a great way to cook all sorts of things without heating up the kitchen. When it comes to pairing sides with grilled meats, you can’t help but think of macaroni salad.

One of the things hubby and I agree on is that most store bought macaroni salads taste way too vinegary. Yuck! One of the tastiest macaroni salads I’ve ever had was Amish macaroni salad. I had it in Amish country, and Amish macaroni salad is not like your typical macaroni salad, instead it’s on the sweet side. How do you make it sweet? Instead of adding things that result in a stronger flavor like vinegar and spanish onion, you add sweeter things like red peppers, sweet onion and sugar. Yes, sugar. It sounds kind of strange but it gives the salad a really great flavor. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it all at one time in an electric pressure cooker, which means you don’t have multiple pots to watch, stir and wash, and you aren’t heating up the kitchen by cooking on the stove.

Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad.

Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 4.5 cups water
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2-3 tbsp sweet relish, to taste
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1.5 cups red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup sweet onion (I used a Vidalia), diced
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced

Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plus in the electric pressure cooker.

Pour a little water into the bottom of the pot.

Add the pasta to the pot and pour the remainder of the water over it.

Make sure all of the pasta is covered with water.

Place the tall trivet into the pot.

Put the uncooked eggs into the silicone steamer basket and place the basket on top of the trivet.

Put the lid on top of the pressure cooker and close it to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook for 4 minutes on manual high pressure.

While the pasta and eggs are cooking prep the dressing.

Place the mayo, yellow mustard and relish into a large bowl.

Add the sugar to the bowl and stir to combine.

Dice the onion, celery and red bell peppe3r.

Once the cooking time has finished do a quick pressure release and remove the lid.

Put the cooked eggs into cold water.

Place the macaroni into a strainer in a sink and rinse it for a few minutes to cool it off.

Once the macaroni has cooled a little, add it to the bowl with the mayo mixture.

Stir well, taking care to be sure all macaroni is covered.

Add in the diced vegetables.

Dice the eggs and add them to the bowl, then give a final stir to make sure everything is combined.

Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.

Enjoy!
  Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad

Pressure Cooker Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 4.5 cups water
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2-3 tbsp sweet relish, to taste
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1.5 cups red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup sweet onion (I used a Vidalia), diced
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced

Instructions

  1. Plus in the electric pressure cooker.
  2. Pour a little water into the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the pasta to the pot and pour the remainder of the water over it.
  4. Make sure all of the pasta is covered with water.
  5. Place the tall trivet into the pot.
  6. Put the uncooked eggs into the silicone steamer basket and place the basket on top of the trivet.
  7. Put the lid on top of the pressure cooker and close it to seal.
  8. Set the pressure cooker to cook for 4 minutes on manual high pressure.
  9. While the pasta and eggs are cooking prep the dressing.
  10. Place the mayo, yellow mustard and relish into a large bowl.
  11. Add the sugar to the bowl and stir to combine.
  12. Dice the onion, celery and red bell pepper.
  13. Once the cooking time has finished do a quick pressure release and remove the lid.
  14. Put the cooked eggs into cold water.
  15. Place the macaroni into a strainer in a sink and rinse it for a few minutes to cool it off.
  16. Once the macaroni has cooled a little, add it to the bowl with the mayo mixture.
  17. Stir well, taking care to be sure all macaroni is covered.
  18. Add in the diced vegetables.
  19. Dice the eggs and add them to the bowl, then give a final stir to make sure everything is combined.
  20. Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.
  21. Enjoy!

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14 comments

Claudia Lamascolo July 8, 2019 - 11:29 am

the colors in this are so vibrant and I bet it taste fabulous and I would be proud to serve this!

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Denay DeGuzman July 8, 2019 - 1:01 pm

I love Amish recipes! This delicious pressure cooker recipe is delicious and unique. I look forward to making this yummy macaroni salad!

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Yeah Lifestyle July 8, 2019 - 1:45 pm

I have never cooked pasta in a pressure cooker and this macaroni salad looks delicious. A great family dish which everyone will eat.

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Danielle July 8, 2019 - 3:15 pm

Great side for so many of my favorite dishes. And perfect to take with you for an outside gathering – that’s what summer is about!

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Elizabeth Williams July 8, 2019 - 6:29 pm

I’ve never cooked pasta in a pressure cooker before but really want to now after reading your recipe. This Amish macaroni salad looks delicious and perfect as a side dish.

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Anosa July 9, 2019 - 1:08 am

I just love how many recipes you can whip up in a pressure cooker, I am still waiting to purchase mine. This macaroni salad looks absolutely yummy.

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MELANIE EDJOURIAN July 9, 2019 - 4:52 am

I think homemade is always best with probably ever dish I’ve tried. I do love pasta but haven’t had a pasta salad like this. It sounds yummy!

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Natasha Mairs July 9, 2019 - 5:27 am

oh this looks so nice. I just love a nice creamy mac. Just need to get myself a pressure cooker now

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Claire Roach - Daily Deals UK July 9, 2019 - 10:11 am

Wow never would have thought to cook something like this in the slow cooker – looks great!

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Cheese Curd In Paradise July 9, 2019 - 12:07 pm

I have not tried macaroni salad like this before and I am intrigued! I like the addition of the relish in the pasta salad as well. I am excited to give this one a try!

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Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too July 10, 2019 - 4:22 am

Another fantastic pressure cooker recipe that is perfect for families

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Natalie July 10, 2019 - 6:31 am

My boys love macaroni. And this recipe sounds and looks delicious. It’s something they might like as well. I will definitely make this.

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Jennifer July 10, 2019 - 4:08 pm

This sounds delicious! I would never have thought to cook it in a pressure cooker but I will now!

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S July 11, 2019 - 3:34 am

I’ve never cooked in a pressure cooker before but this macaroni salad looks and sounds delicious! x

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