Ninja Foodi Boxed Macaroni and Cheese — Do you love macaroni and cheese? Do you love easy recipes that only require a few ingredients? Then you are going to love this recipe for Ninja Foodi boxed macaroni and cheese. This dish is easy to make, and it’s delicious. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover ingredients that you may have in your kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Try this amazing recipe today!

Ninja Foodi Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

Ninja Foodi Boxed Macaroni and Cheese-This is an amazing recipe, literally so easy that my 15-year-old does it all of the time. After all, who likes standing over a pot-stirring?

If you have not made Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, I encourage all of you to try it. The next time your kids as you for this, this is so easy. I have been making Instant Pot Mac and Cheese for years today; my son and I tried it out in the Ninja Foodi! Easy as Pie!

I have never met a person who passed on a giant bowl of Kraft Mac & Cheese, so yummy!

What is A Ninja Foodi?

This year, a Ninja Foodi is so popular because it combines two appliances: the Pressure Cooker and an Air Fryer. It is very much like the new Instant Pot Lid, it changes out the lid, for each function, one lid for the Pressure Cooker and one lid for the Air Fryer.

This is the Air Fryer I used in this recipe–(affiliate link)

Ninja Foodi Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

Here Is How To Make Kraft Mac & Cheese in the Ninja Foodi

What Do You Need?

  • 1 Package of Mac & Cheese, it can be any brand, including but not limited to Kraft, Annie’s, Store-Brand, Costco Brand, Generic Brand, etc.
  • For the ingredients needed on the box, since every brand is different, read the directions.
  • 1 3/4 cup of water

How Do You Make Boxed Macaroni And Cheese in The Ninja Foodi?

  • Add the elbow macaroni and water. Make sure that the elbow macaroni is underneath the water; otherwise, it will get hard.
  • Set the manual high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Do a quick release when the time is up.
  • Drain if you have excess water.
  • Mix in the cheese packet, milk, and butter. Mix well.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Ninja Foodi Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

Do You Natural Release Or Quick Release Instant Pot 

I have found that doing a quick release is much better for any pasta dish. The longer that you let the pasta sit in the water, the gummier it becomes.

For best results, do a quick release. The longer the pasta sits in water after the pressure cooking has done, the softer it becomes.

Does This Work For Liquid Cheese Macaroni And Cheese 

I tried making this with Velveeta with Liquid Cheese, and it worked about the same. The most important thing for that recipe is to continue stirring until the cheese is melted.

Ways to Dress Up Boxed Mac and Cheese 

This is a great meal by itself, but it’s really popular to add other items into macaroni and cheese, here are some of my kid’s favorites:

  • Diced Hot Dogs
  • Tuna and Peas
  • Ham
  • Cooked Ground Beef
Ninja Foodi Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

How to Store Leftover Mac and Cheese 

If you have any leftovers, let the macaroni and cheese cool to room temperature. Then place the leftovers into an airtight container.

Set the container into the refrigerator. It will last between 2 to 3 days. To reheat, either place in the microwave or use a small pan on the stove.

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Ninja Foodi Boxed Macaroni and Cheese
NINJA FOODI BOXED MACARONI AND CHEESE

Ninja Foodi Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

3.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

Do you love macaroni and cheese? Do you love easy recipes that only require a few ingredients? Then you are going to love this recipe for Ninja Foodi boxed macaroni and cheese. This dish is easy to make, and it’s delicious. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover ingredients that you may have in your kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Try this amazing recipe today!

Ingredients 

  • 1 package macaroni and cheese ,  it can be any brand, including but not limited to Kraft, Annie’s, Store-Brand, Costco Brand, Generic Brand, etc.
  • 1 3/4 cup water

For the ingredients needed on the box, since every brand is different, read the directions.

    Instructions

    • Add the elbow macaroni and water. Making sure that the elbow macaroni is underneath the water; otherwise, it will get hard.
    • Set the manual high pressure for 3 minutes.
    • Do a quick release when the time is up.
    • Drain if you have excess water.
    • Mix in the cheese packet, milk, and butter. Mix well.
    • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

    Equipment

    • Ninja Foodi

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 171kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSodium: 398mgPotassium: 101mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg

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