Creamy Corned Beef Pasta: A Unique Twist on the Classic Reuben

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Creamy corned beef pasta

A Surprisingly Delicious Combination

Imagine indulging in a heavenly dish that combines two of your all-time favorites: creamy pasta and corned beef Reuben. It might sound unconventional, but trust me, the taste is absolutely divine. Introducing the Instant Pot Creamy Corned Beef Pasta!

Unleashing the Flavor

I must admit, I was skeptical at first. But I was completely blown away by how amazing this dish turned out. Picture succulent corned beef, creamy Swiss and cream cheese, tangy Thousand Island dressing, and perfectly cooked elbow noodles. It’s a St. Patrick’s Day feast that will leave your family and friends begging for seconds.

Perfect for Leftovers and Large Gatherings

Not only is this recipe a great way to use up leftover corned beef, but it’s also a fantastic option for entertaining a crowd. Simply double up the ingredients if needed. Don’t have leftover corned beef? No worries! You can easily purchase it from your local deli counter and ask for thicker slices.

Tips for Perfecting Your Corned Beef Pasta

Here are a few tips to ensure your Creamy Corned Beef Pasta turns out absolutely scrumptious:

  • If sauerkraut isn’t your thing, feel free to omit it. The pasta will still be delicious without it.
  • When cooking pasta in the Instant Pot, follow the cooking times on the pasta box but cut them in half and subtract 2 minutes. For example, if the box says to cook for 10 minutes, cook for 3 minutes in the Instant Pot.
  • If the pasta initially looks watery, don’t worry. As you add the ingredients, the liquid will thicken. Allow the dish to sit on warm for about 5 minutes to let it thicken even further.
  • And here’s a bonus: the Creamy Corned Beef Pasta tastes just as good as leftovers the next day!
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Creamy corned beef pasta

Get Creative with Your Instant Pot

If you’re looking to expand your Instant Pot recipe repertoire, here are a few other mouthwatering options to try:

Ingredients for Your Culinary Adventure

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Creamy Corned Beef Pasta:

  • 1 pound pasta shells (elbow macaroni is a great choice)
  • 1 pound corned beef, cubed or shredded
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • 2 cups sauerkraut (optional, omit if desired)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic pepper (regular pepper works too)
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

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Cooking Instructions

To prepare this tantalizing dish, follow these simple steps:

  1. Turn on your Instant Pot and set it to “Pressure Cook” on high.
  2. Add the chicken broth and pasta, then secure the lid. Pressure Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Once the timer beeps, perform a quick release to release the pressure. Open the lid carefully. Don’t worry if the liquid appears soupy; you’ll need the extra liquid.
  4. Stir in the cream cheese until mostly mixed.
  5. Add the Thousand Island dressing, salt, garlic pepper, corned beef, and sauerkraut. Mix everything together. If the pasta isn’t as creamy as you’d like, slowly add a bit more chicken broth and stir until you achieve the desired consistency.
  6. Finally, add the shredded Swiss cheese and mix well.
  7. Serve up your tantalizing Creamy Corned Beef Pasta and enjoy every delectable bite!

Creamy corned beef pasta

So, if you’re seeking a unique twist on the classic Reuben sandwich, look no further than this Creamy Corned Beef Pasta. It’s a flavor sensation that’ll have you coming back for more. Give it a try and let the flavors speak for themselves!

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