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Tired of the same old, slightly sweet macaroni salad? Well, kick it up a notch by adding some spicy flavor. Your egg actually cooks along with the macaroni in the Instant Pot®.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place macaroni into the bottom of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and pour in water. Add a trivet on top of that, so that it sits above the the water, and place the egg on it. Close and lock the lid; turn the valve to Sealing. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Remove the egg and place into a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes; remove the trivet.

  • Leave the macaroni in the liner, but remove it from the Instant Pot® to avoid additional residual cooking. Add several ice cubes and cold water to the liner, stirring macaroni, which will stop the cooking process.

  • Pour macaroni into a colander; drain very well to avoid a watery macaroni salad. Dry out the inside of the liner and return the macaroni to the liner.

  • Peel the egg and dice. Add egg, red bell pepper, pepper Jack cheese, jalapeno, celery, and onion to the pot and stir.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, Sriracha, salt, garlic powder, cayenne, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Add dressing to the macaroni mixture, stir until well incorporated. Transfer the salad to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing time for the flavors to meld.

Cook's Note:

If your preference is salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip(R)) rather than mayonnaise, please feel free to sub it.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 24.6g; fat 27.1g; cholesterol 68.7mg; sodium 655.9mg. Full Nutrition