Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, and I love it in any form. Stove top, baked, from a little blue box - you get the idea. I also love making kid-friendly recipes that I can doctor up to suit my adult tastes. Creamy Mac and Cheese in an Instant Pot® is one of the best kid-friendly meals and it lends itself beautifully to "adult" variations. Kids and grownups alike will love this creamy, whole-grain macaroni and cheese. Serve it plain or doctored, and I promise, dinner will be a hit!
Pressure cooker Macaroni and Cheese is similar to stovetop macaroni and cheese. If you want to make this a little fancier, you could place the finished macaroni and cheese into individual ramekins and top with bread crumbs, then place the dishes under the broiler for a couple of minutes. Today I stirred in a spoonful of sundried tomato pesto. Enjoy it plain or with your favorite add-ins.
Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
1 lb. whole wheat elbow macaroni (white pasta would also work)
4 cups water
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
dash of hot sauce, optional
3/4 cup whole milk
8 ounces sharp cheddar, grated
1. Place macaroni, water, butter and salt into the Instant Pot®. Set to manual - high pressure, making sure the valve is in the sealing position. Adjust the time to 4 minutes. When finished do a quick pressure release.
2. Set the pot to saute and stir in milk, mustard, pepper, cheese, and optional hot sauce. Continue stirring for 4 minutes, until the cheese melts and the sauce thickens. Serve immediately.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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