Macaroni and Cheese in the Instant Pot

I LOVE macaroni and cheese!  It’s always been one of my favorite comfort foods.  When I bought my Instant Pot on Amazon Prime Day, I found out there was a large Facebook group of users so I signed up and started reading.  Several dishes seemed to be mentioned over and over again as being great for first-time users.  One was macaroni and cheese and I was instantly intrigued.  Pasta in a pressure cooker?  I’m willing to try about anything once, so I did some research and found all sorts of recipes but they were all pretty similar.  I settled on using the one I found here at Dad Cooks Dinner.  As usual, I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but I used it as my base.

  1.  I dumped a 1-pound bag of spiral pasta into the Instant Pot.  I added 4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon of mustard, and 1 tablespoon of kosher salt.  We aren’t a hot sauce kind of family, so I passed on that. wp-1469899904139.jpg
  2. I turned the Instant Pot onto 4 minutes on manual high pressure.  wp-1469899903928.jpg
  3. At the end of the pressure cycle, I did a quick release of the pressure.  When the venting was done, I opened the lid.
  4. I stirred in a can of evaporated milk, 16 ounces of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 6 ounces of gouda (because that is what I had in the fridge.)
  5. I was going to put it into a pan and top it with Panko bread crumbs and put it under the broiler but before I could, we sort of ate it!  It was fantastic!  Easy, peasy and all in one pot!  wp-1469998521885.jpg

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  1. Connie Cushing Sefcik says:

    Wow! That quick? Sounds fantastic!

    1. Yes! It’s a beautiful and slightly dangerous thing! It may not be good for me to be able to make mac and cheese this good so quickly and easily!

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