Wimpy Mac

Wimpy Mac Recipe

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Linda Hall


I had just bought a new pressure cooker and wanted something easy to test it. So I seen a couple different recipes from a book I ordered on my kindle. I actually hated Mac and cheese sense I lived on it for yrs when I was fairly poor. But it was a simple recipe (it didn't call for meat I added that for my own taste and first couple times I used hamburger). I accidentally got ingredients from 2 different recipes in the book though and it was the best Mac and cheese I ever ate. I used to make Wimpy burgers that was similar to this using just Velveeta and hamburger. Hence the name Wimpy Mac


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About 8
20 Min
10 Min
Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


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  • 3 c
    macaroni, elbow or shells
  • 3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    better than broth (chicken)
  • 1 medium
    green pepper chopped
  • 1 medium
    red pepper chopped
  • 1 medium
    onion chopped
  • 4 oz
    velveeta cheese (shredded)
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1-2 lb
    mild italian sausage
  • 1/8 tsp
    white pepper (or more depends on ur taste)
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Wimpy Mac


  1. I use a pressure cooker. Put noodles all vegetables water, better than broth, butter and parmesan cheese in pressure cooker. Close lid. Cook high pressure for 6 mins.
  2. While pressure cooker is doing it's thing fry the sausage and crumble small. Drain
    Shred or slice cheese very thin (or buy shredded)
  3. When pressure cooker is done do a quick release. Add the meat and cheese stir it in until cheese has melted. Let set for about 5 to 10 minutes (it will thicken up)
  4. If you do not have a pressure cooker do the noodles and everything in step one on the stove. Boil the water and broth before adding the noodles and vegetables ( also add an extra cup of water). After noodles are done drain most of the liquid but leave some. Then add ur cooked meat and cheese. Oh wait on the parmesan cheese too till after draining water.

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About Wimpy Mac

Course/Dish: Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #mac and cheese

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