Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Your favorite pasta dish just got even more delicious!
Mac and Cheese
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Who doesn’t like mac and cheese? It’s the ultimate comfort food, and the Instant Pot just makes it that much easier to prepare. This recipe includes four — yes four — cheeses for the ultimate indulgence food. There won’t be too many leftovers when you make this dish.

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Ready in
30 m
8
Servings
792
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups dry macaroni elbows
  • 4 Cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 Cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 Cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 12 slices white American cheese
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ Cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • ½ Cup milk

Directions

Place the macaroni, broth, and butter in the Instant Pot.

Secure the lid and select the “Manual” setting. Cook at High Pressure for 2 minutes. When the timer beeps, move the steam release to “Venting” and perform a quick release, or let the Instant Pot release the pressure naturally. A natural pressure release can take from 5 to 30 minutes. When the pressure is fully released, the float valve will drop and the lid will unlock and open. 

Once the pressure is released, open the pot and drain the pasta if there is any left over water. Set pasta aside.

Grease the Instant Pot with a small dab of butter and pour about half of the cooked noodles inside. Layer 6 slices of cheese, 2 cups of the Monterey Jack cheese and one cup of the Cheddar cheese.

Repeat until you have used up all of the cheese, except the Parmesan.

Pour milk down the sides of the mixture, taking care not to pour it on top of the layers. Let the cheese and pasta sit for about 10 minutes. The residual heat will melt the cheese. After it has melted delicately mix the whole dish together adding salt to taste.

Generously sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs on top.

Serve immediately.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
64%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
24g
100%
Cholesterol
114mg
38%
Protein
41g
82%
Carbs
62g
21%
Vitamin A
226µg
25%
Vitamin B12
1µg
21%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.3%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.4%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.9%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
858mg
86%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
40µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
49µg
12%
Folic acid
6µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
78mg
19%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
18%
Phosphorus
716mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
491mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.6%
Sodium
1128mg
47%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.4%
Trans
0.4g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
33%