I do love spending precious time with my family on summer break, but let’s be honest, I am SO counting down the days to a new school year! I’m a planner, so going back to structure and routine always gets me inspired to find new ways to prep and make the school year run seamlessly. Having easy, satisfying and healthier recipes planned out for the week can be a life saver, so we’re sharing a back-to-school recipe idea that’s a simple, healthier take on a boxed mac ’n’ cheese, but ready just as quick!
This Pressure Cooker Broccoli Mac and Cheese recipe, courtesy of Lagostina, is sure to get you cooking, even under the pressure of a quick dinner meal. We fell in love with this cheesy-to-prepare, better-for-you alternative and we hope you will too.
If you have a working pressure cooker at home, you’re all set! If not, Lagostina’s Domina Vitamin Pressure Cooker 7L is a busy parent’s best friend. This high-speed cooker, available at The Bay, prepares meals twice as fast as the conventional stove-top. It comes with a convenient steamer basket, measuring cup and recipe book for quick, yet delicious dishes.
Find the recipe below. Happy Back-to-School everyone!
1 lb (454g) elbow macaroni
5 cups (1L) cold water
4 broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
1 ¾ cups sharp cheddar, shredded
¾ cup mild cheddar, shredded
4 tbsps unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 tsp Dijon mustard
12 oz (355 ml) evaporated milk
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
3 basil leaves (optional)