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Instant Pot Local Mac Salad with Potato by Rich Lum

Island Style side dish cooked in a 6 quart IP on HP
  • 1 cup dry large elbow pasta
  • 1/2 of a medium sized carrot grated
  • 1/4 onion diced small
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small potato ..1/4" cubes
  • 1 finely diced celery
  • 1 cup Best Foods mayo
  • 1/8 cup milk..you may need more so add a teaspoon at a time
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar.
  1. Fill pot with 3" of water
  2. close and seal the pot
  3. Set your pot to manual 0 minutes an do a QR
  4. salt the water
  5. add the pasta
  6. close and seal the pot
  7. Set your pot to manual 4 minutes QR with a paper towel over the vent ( I wet 2" of the towel so it sticks to the IP handle) check for doneness...if it needs more cooking just close the lid and check in 1 minute
  8. Drain the pasta and rinse with water to cool
  9. Put the pasta in a bowl add the onions and celery, mix and set aside
  10. Rinse your pot, add 1 cup of water, lotus steamer with small cubed potatoes, close and seal the pot. Manual 3 minutes QR. Add to the pasta
  11. In a small bowl add 1 cup BEST FOODS mayo 1/8 cup milk,1 teaspoon white sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Mix well..taste and adjust the seasonings. Add more milk to make a thinner dressing
  12. Mix into the pasta and refrigerate
  • Slightly overcooked pasta makes this dish more authentic