Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara Recipe

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Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara is a super easy pasta dish to make. Combine pasta, eggs, cheese and bacon and in under 30 minutes you have a family favorite on your hands. This variation of the traditional carbonara marries Italian and American cuisines, creating a creamy, smooth macaroni and cheese fusion.

Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Cheddar Carbonara is a super easy pasta dish to make. Combine pasta, eggs, cheese and bacon and in under 30 minutes you have a family favorite on your hands. This variation of the traditional carbonara marries Italian and American cuisines, creating a creamy, smooth macaroni and cheese fusion. Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara.

Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara

Equipment Needed

  • electric pressure cooker (I used a GoWISE 8-Qt 12-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker.)
  • mixing bowl
  • silicone cooking spoon
  • measuring cups

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta (I used cavatappi)
  • 3/4 cup crumbled bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried onion

Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Set the pressure cooker to saute.

Place the crumbled bacon and minced garlic into the pot and saute briefly.

Remove the bacon and garlic from the pot and set aside.

Place the pasta into the pot and cover it with the water.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.

While the pasta is cooking, place the eggs and heavy cream into a bowl and combine.

Once the pasta’s cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Add the egg mixture to the pot and combine thoroughly until all pasta is coated.

Add in the shredded cheese and stir well.

Serve immediately with black pepper to taste.

Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara

Pressure Cooker Cheddar Carbonara Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta
  • 3/4 cup crumbled bacon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried onion

Instructions

Set the pressure cooker to saute. Place the crumbled bacon and minced garlic into the pot and saute briefly. Remove the bacon and garlic from the pot and set aside. Place the pasta into the pot and cover it with the water. Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. While the pasta is cooking, place the eggs and heavy cream into a bowl and combine. Once the pasta's cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release. Add the egg mixture to the pot and combine thoroughly until all pasta is coated. Add in the shredded cheese and stir well. Serve immediately with black pepper to taste.

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    19 comments

    robin rue March 27, 2018 - 7:02 am

    You had me at cheddar! This is definitely a meal that my whole family is going to love. I can’t wait to make it for them.

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    candy March 27, 2018 - 7:06 am

    This dish looks really delicious. We love all kinds of pasta dishes with creamy sauce. I haven’t bought a pressure cooker yet still thinking about it.

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    Franc Ramon March 27, 2018 - 7:27 am

    It’s like mac and cheese and carbonara combined into one. I would surely love this one for a meal or a snack.

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    Marysa March 27, 2018 - 7:43 am

    I’ll have to save your recipe and make it on one of our school nights when the kids need some fuel for their sports!

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    chubskulit rose March 27, 2018 - 8:13 am

    My son would absolutely love this. He has been craving a similar dish so I will follow your recipe.

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    Amber Myers March 27, 2018 - 8:33 am

    This looks so tasty! I love things with cheese so this is my kind of meal. I’ll be having this for dinner soon.

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    Jeanine March 27, 2018 - 9:27 am

    Oh yum. This looks amazing. I need to get my hands on a pressure cooker. I don’t have one and would love to give this a try!

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    Kelly Reci March 27, 2018 - 11:12 am

    Now this dish is just tons of cheese and so naturally, I am all up for that! Love the fact that it’s made in the pressure cooker – I don’t use mine often enough.

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    Emily March 27, 2018 - 11:24 am

    This looks so good! I feel like we have the same things for dinner and this is something new to try. I like how simple it is to make, I can do this during our hectic evenings.

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    Tomi C March 27, 2018 - 3:49 pm

    My Instant Pot is getting a workout. This is definitely something my family would love. Don’t you just love being able to whip up a delicious, filling meal in minutes. It’s amazing! I love our pressure cooker.

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    Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com March 27, 2018 - 4:39 pm

    This looks so yummy and savory! I love that this recipe can be made in under 30 minutes, especially for busy mom.

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    Up Run for Life Healthy Lifestyle Blog March 27, 2018 - 7:01 pm

    Holy cow I am super impressed with the instanta pot. I want one. This recipe sounds delicious and I love that I can have a meal on the table in less than 20 minutes.
    I am going to try this recipe. It would be delicious with chicken too.

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    Penny March 27, 2018 - 10:11 pm

    Great sounding recipe. I am continually interested in new ways to cook meals fast or try new things. This meets both those criteria!

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    Peter March 28, 2018 - 9:15 am

    I need to invest in an instant pot. Or a pressure cooker for that matter. We love ourselves a great pasta in this house.

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    Sandy N Vyjay March 28, 2018 - 9:25 am

    This is quite an easy and convenient pasta to make. Can serve as a complete meal. Will make this with cheese and maybe some veggies.

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    Debra Hawkins March 28, 2018 - 10:32 pm

    I am completely obsessed with my pressure cooker! It makes life so easy! I am going to have to try this out ASAP!

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    rika March 29, 2018 - 1:10 am

    Looks so yummy! I love carbonara pasta, this recipe is my kind of comfort food.

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    Anosa Malanga March 29, 2018 - 10:08 am

    Ohhh, glad I came over this post. Definitely just in time for Easter menu. Will definitely make this one. Surely kids will love this after the egg hunt.

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    pat. April 8, 2018 - 6:09 am

    Remember Ronnie’s carbonara.

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