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Instant Pot® Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

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Instant Pot® Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8
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Need an easy, cheesy and crowd-pleasing side dish this Thanksgiving? Look no further than this Instant Pot® macaroni and cheese. Tender pasta is coated with the creamiest three-cheese mixture and topped with toasted, buttery garlic bread crumbs for a 30-minute recipe that's perfect for anything from a simple holiday side dish to a kid-friendly weeknight meal.
Updated Aug 22, 2019

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 box (1 lb) uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz Kraft Velveeta® original cheese product, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 6-quart Instant Pot® insert with cooking spray. Add water, macaroni and salt to insert; stir.
  • 2
    Secure lid; set pressure valve to SEALING. Select MANUAL; cook on high pressure 5 minutes. Select CANCEL. Set pressure valve in VENTING position to release pressure. Add milk, mustard, pepper, cheeses and 2 tablespoons butter. Carefully stir until cheeses are melted.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 8- or 10-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Stir in bread crumbs and garlic powder. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Sprinkle over macaroni and cheese before serving.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    We use preshredded cheese in this recipe, but you can shred your own from block cheese, which yields a smooth, creamy texture.
  • tip 2
    For a little spicy heat, swap some of the sharp Cheddar cheese for shredded pepper Jack cheese, if desired.
  • tip 3
    To serve in a casserole dish, first transfer the macaroni and cheese mixture to serving dish, then top with the breadcrumbs.

Nutrition Information

520 Calories, 22g Total Fat, 22g Protein, 58g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1 Cup
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
12g
62%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
900mg
38%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
5g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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