Instant Pot Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese - Making mac and cheese in the Instant Pot is definitely the way to go! It's unbelievably easy, it's made in one single pot (hello, easiest clean up ever), and the mac and cheese comes out amazingly creamy! You can't beat that!

Making mac and cheese in the Instant Pot is definitely the way to go! It’s unbelievably easy, it’s made in one single pot (hello, easiest clean up ever), and the mac and cheese comes out amazingly creamy! You can’t beat that!

Guys.

We’re going on a cruise to Italy in two months.

Which means I should be getting “bikini-ready”.

But I don’t see that happening any time soon.

Because this broccoli mac and cheese is E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

It’s the mac and cheese we all dream of.

The one that’s creamy but not too heavy.

The one that just melts in your mouth.

And basically the one that you can’t stop eating.

I mean, it’s such a shame you can make this in the Instant Pot so easily.

That just means you’ll be making it every day this week.

Hey, at least we have broccoli in it, right?

Instant Pot Creamy Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Making mac and cheese in the Instant Pot is definitely the way to go! It’s unbelievably easy, it’s made in one single pot (hello, easiest clean up ever), and the mac and cheese comes out amazingly creamy! You can’t beat that!

4.70 stars (20 ratings)
15 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fusilli pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup half and half*
  • 12 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Add pasta, butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt to a 6-qt Instant Pot®. Stir in 4 1/2 cups water.
  2. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 5 minutes. When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to manufacturer’s directions.
  3. Select high sauté setting. Stir in broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and liquid has reduced, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in Dijon and garlic powder.
  4. Select warm setting. Stir in milk and half and half until warmed, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in cheese until melted, about 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.

Notes:

*Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream.

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