This Easy Instant Pot® Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Is a Food Coma in the Making by Donna John

Pasta Side Dishes
6 months ago
This Easy Instant Pot® Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Is a Food Coma in the Making

While scrolling through Facebook, one of those enticing, draw-you-in food videos popped up in my feed for an Instant Pot® macaroni and cheese. After quickly surveying my kitchen, the realization that not all the ingredients were accounted for started to sink in. What to do? Improvise! The result was a creamy mac and cheese, another successful Instant Pot® endeavor and ... food coma. Turn this into a meal by adding chopped brisket, sausage or ham. Diced jalapeno, onion and bacon would also not be frowned upon.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

You'll need:

  • 1 bag (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup heavy cream, evaporated milk or whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Tabasco sauce (optional)

Here's how to make it:

Put the noodles, butter, water, cream and mustard in your Instant Pot®. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

Cook on the steam sitting on high pressure for 4 minutes.

Quick release after 4 minutes and open lid.

Add the cheeses and a few shakes of Tabasco sauce, if using. Stir well.

Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, Donna John , this recipe makes me want to go into a food coma right now. I love your pics. I have to get an Instant Pot! #yum

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