Pressure Cooker Boxed Kraft Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

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Recipe: #41367

August 06, 2023

"The easiest way to make mac & cheese on a busy afternoon or evening. I add broccoli on the steamer insert to it doesn't get mushy, but it's not necessary. I love that I don't have to strain the macaroni. It's a one pot meal."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (451.7 g)
  • Calories 1316.3
  • Total Fat - 81 g
  • Saturated Fat - 52.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 96.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1015.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 115.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.6 g
  • Sugars - 101.9 g
  • Protein - 40 g
  • Calcium - 687.5 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pour 1 1/4 cups of water into the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker insert. Place the steaming trivet inside the pot.

Step 2

Open the box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, remove the cheese packet, and pour the macaroni into the Instant Pot on top of the steaming trivet.

Step 3

Add the broccoli florets on the steaming trivet above the macaroni in the Instant Pot. (This keeps the broccoli out of the water so it steams instead of boils.)

Step 4

Close the Instant Pot lid securely and set the pressure release valve to the sealing position. Select the "Manual" or "Pressure Cook" function, and set the timer to 4 minutes.

Step 5

Once the cooking time is complete, perform a quick pressure release by carefully turning the pressure release valve to the venting position.

Step 6

Carefully remove the steamed broccoli from the Instant Pot.

Step 7

To the macaroni in the insert, add the cheese packet and 4 tablespoons of butter, then add the milk a splash at a time until you reach your desired creaminess for the cheese sauce. Mix everything thoroughly until the cheese sauce evenly coats the macaroni.

Step 8

Add the steamed broccoli. Gently fold the steamed broccoli into the cheesy macaroni mixture.

Step 9

Taste the dish and add salt and pepper to your liking.

Step 10

Serve immediately.


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