Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
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Serves: 12
Mac and Cheese made in the Instant Pot with only wholesome ingredients--no processed cheese required!
  • 1 pound dried elbow macaroni
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon green chile powder (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups freshly shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Place the macaroni in the Instant Pot. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, ground mustard, garlic powder and green chile powder (if using). Sprinkle the seasonings over the dried noodles. Pour in water, stirring to combine. Add the butter. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and adjust the vent knob to "sealing." Turn the pot on Manual at High Pressure, and set the timer to 6 minutes.
  2. When the timer goes off, quick release the pressure by flipping the vent knob to "venting." Remove the lid and add the cubed cream cheese, stirring until cheese melts and coats the pasta. Add the shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheeses and the milk, stirring well until cheeses melt and all ingredients are fully incorporated. Serve immediately.
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