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Instant Pot Broccoli Mac and Cheese
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Healthy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This Healthier Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with broccoli and white cheddar is comfort food that comes together with less than 10 ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 414kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb macaroni spirals (sometimes call scoobi do)
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3 cups white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 head broccoli, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Add butter, water, salt and macaroni spirals to Instant Pot in that order. Set to cook on high pressure for 2 minutes. Once complete, place a towel overtop of the pressure release valve, then do a quick release of pressure and open the lid when safe to do so.
  • Stir in milk and white cheddar until fully blended, then add broccoli florets and stir. Replace the lid and let sit 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy! For those who like their broccoli more well done, it can be cooked in a bowl of water for 5 minutes in the microwave, then drained and added to the Mac and cheese.

Stovetop instructions

  • Add macaroni to a large pot of salted boiling water on the stove. Boil for 8-9 minutes until al dente, then rinse and drain.
  • Add macaroni back to pot over medium-high heat. Add butter, stirring until melted. Stir in evaporated milk and cheese until creamy and well combined. Finally, stir in broccoli and continuing cooking another 3-4 minutes until broccoli is tender. Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

You may want to season with more salt to taste. 

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 580mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 540mg | Iron: 1.3mg