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Instant Pot® Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

instant pot® three-cheese macaroni and cheese Side
Instant Pot® Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8

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. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 14, 2019
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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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1 Cup
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
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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