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Gourmet Mac and Cheese Instant Pot Recipe

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Seriously, one thing I love about my Instant Pot is that I can make something as simple as Mac and Cheese and turn it into a dish fit for the queen (kind of). Okay maybe the queen wouldn’t eat it, but the kids will love it! And trust me, I am the queen of easy gourmet food in my home!

If your kiddos love mac and cheese, they are going to devour this gourmet Mac and Cheese that you canmake in your Instant Pot! 

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What You Need for Gourmet Mac and Cheese

  • You will need 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cups dry elbow noodles
  • 3 ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
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How to Make Mac and Cheese Gourmet Style

  1. First, on saute mode, cook the onions, bell pepper and ground beef until the ground beef has browned.
  2. Then, drain the grease.
  3. Next, return to the inner pot.
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4. When the meat is finished, you will combine the next 6 ingredients on top of the ground beef mixture in the inner pot. 

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5. Before you close the lid, make sure noodles are all submerged in liquid.

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6. Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal.

7.Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.

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8. Allow for a quick pressure release.

9. Then add in the remaining ingredients, stirring in the cream cheese and cheddar cheese to melt with the pasta.

10. Simultaneously adding in the milk a little at a time.

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Makes 8 servings.

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Please pin this tasty Gourmet Mac and Cheese Instant pot recipe along with some of our other favorites:

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Yield: 8

Make Gourmet Mac and Cheese in Your Instant Pot

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Mac and cheese Instant Pot Recipe will surely loved by your kiddos.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cups dry elbow noodles
  • 3 ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

    First, on sauté mode, cook the onions, bell pepper and ground beef until the ground beef has browned. Then, drain the grease. Next, return to the inner pot.

    When the meat is finished, you will combine the next 6 ingredients on top of the ground beef mixture in the inner pot. 

    Before you close the lid, make sure noodles are all submerged in liquid. Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal.

    Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes. Allow for a quick pressure release.

    Then add in the remaining ingredients, stirring in the cream cheese and cheddar cheese to melt with the pasta. Simultaneously adding in the milk a little at a time.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 495Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 30g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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