Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Red Pepper

A mouth watering Macaroni and Cheese recipe for your Instant Pot pressure cooker, that will satisfy the whole family!

Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

Serves: 4 people

 375 g Dried Macaroni (1 box)
 2 tbsp Butter or Margarine
 1 ½ tsp Yellow Mustard
 1 tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce (or other Hot Pepper Sauce)
 1 tsp Kosher salt
 3 cups Water
 1 can of Evaporated Milk (12 oz)
 2 cups Shredded cheese of your choice, for example Mozzarella or Medium Cheddar
 Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese, to taste
 1 Red Bell Pepper, Finely Chopped (Optional)
 1 cup Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs (or other bread crumbs)

Cook the Pasta and Spices Under Pressure
1

Add the dried macaroni, butter, mustard, Sriracha hot sauce, salt, and 3 cups water in the Instant Pot, and stir to combine. Cover and lock the lid. Move the dial to "Sealing". Press the “Manual” button and Adjust the cooking time to 4 minutes. Quick Release the pressure after the cooking is complete, and remove the lid.

Add in the Evaporated Milk, Cheese, and Red Pepper
2

Set the Instant Pot onto Saute mode and adjust it to "low" heat setting. Add the evaporated milk and stir to combine. Taste test a piece of the pasta. If it is not cooked through, simmer for a few minutes until it reaches desired texture.

3

Preheat the broiler on your oven.

4

Back at the instant pot, add the grated cheese gradually in small amounts, while stirring to combine, allowing each amount of cheese to melt before adding the next amount.

5

(Optional) After the mixture is nice and cheesy, stir in the finely chopped red pepper.

Top with Breadcrumbs and Toast under Broiler
6

Pour the macaroni into a broiler-safe baking pan, such as a pie-pan or a loaf pan. Pat the noodles down with a wooden spoon so they are even along the top. Sprinkle the Panko breadcrumbs over the top evenly to coat the top of the macaroni.

7

Broil the mac and cheese on high, about 2 minutes, until the bread crumbs are slightly browned. Keep an eye on it, as they can burn quickly.

8

You're done! Serve with your preference of steamed vegetables and/or a protein of your choice. Enjoy 🙂

Ingredients

 375 g Dried Macaroni (1 box)
 2 tbsp Butter or Margarine
 1 ½ tsp Yellow Mustard
 1 tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce (or other Hot Pepper Sauce)
 1 tsp Kosher salt
 3 cups Water
 1 can of Evaporated Milk (12 oz)
 2 cups Shredded cheese of your choice, for example Mozzarella or Medium Cheddar
 Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese, to taste
 1 Red Bell Pepper, Finely Chopped (Optional)
 1 cup Japanese Panko Bread Crumbs (or other bread crumbs)

Directions

Cook the Pasta and Spices Under Pressure
1

Add the dried macaroni, butter, mustard, Sriracha hot sauce, salt, and 3 cups water in the Instant Pot, and stir to combine. Cover and lock the lid. Move the dial to "Sealing". Press the “Manual” button and Adjust the cooking time to 4 minutes. Quick Release the pressure after the cooking is complete, and remove the lid.

Add in the Evaporated Milk, Cheese, and Red Pepper
2

Set the Instant Pot onto Saute mode and adjust it to "low" heat setting. Add the evaporated milk and stir to combine. Taste test a piece of the pasta. If it is not cooked through, simmer for a few minutes until it reaches desired texture.

3

Preheat the broiler on your oven.

4

Back at the instant pot, add the grated cheese gradually in small amounts, while stirring to combine, allowing each amount of cheese to melt before adding the next amount.

5

(Optional) After the mixture is nice and cheesy, stir in the finely chopped red pepper.

Top with Breadcrumbs and Toast under Broiler
6

Pour the macaroni into a broiler-safe baking pan, such as a pie-pan or a loaf pan. Pat the noodles down with a wooden spoon so they are even along the top. Sprinkle the Panko breadcrumbs over the top evenly to coat the top of the macaroni.

7

Broil the mac and cheese on high, about 2 minutes, until the bread crumbs are slightly browned. Keep an eye on it, as they can burn quickly.

8

You're done! Serve with your preference of steamed vegetables and/or a protein of your choice. Enjoy 🙂

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Red Pepper

A mouth watering Macaroni and Cheese recipe for your Instant Pot pressure cooker, that will satisfy the whole family!

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