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Macaroni and cheese is so easy to cook in the pressure cooker that you won't want to make the boxed stuff again! This creamy recipe is a delicious basic pressure cooker mac and cheese with bacon. Feel free to use it as a starting point for a customized mac and cheese using different cheeses and add-ins.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, macaroni, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®); stir until well combined. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Stir in milk, Cheddar, and Gouda gradually, alternating between a little of the milk and a handful of cheese at a time. Stir until the cheeses are melted. Stir in crumbled bacon and serve.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 44g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 719.9mg. Full Nutrition
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