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Kid's Amazing Mac and Cheese

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese, macraoni
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 4 strips bacon chopped
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 lb dried elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb shredded Italian five-cheese blend
  • 4 tbsp curshed Italian-seasoned croutons (garnishing)
  • 4 tbsp shredded parmigiano-reggiano (garnishing)

Instructions

  • Put instant pot into Sauté mode for 10 minutes.
  • Add bacon and stir occasionaly until the bacon is crisp (about 4 minutes). Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a plate
    4 strips bacon chopped
  • Melt butter in pot. Pour in broth and scrape up bacon bits from bottom of pot. Stir in ground mustart and onion powder. Cook and stir occasionaly until the broth is steamy but not simmering (about 3 minutes). Stir in macoroni and turn off the sauté function. Put on and lock lid on pot. Put pot in high pressure for 5 minutes. Use quick release when finished.
    4 tbsp butter, 4 cups chicken broth, 1 tsp dried mustard, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 lb dried elbow macaroni
  • Place pot in Sauté mode. Whisk cream and flour in a small bowl until smooth. Once smooth, add to macoaroni mixture and cook. Continue stirring occasionaly and let it thicken for 1 minute as it bubbles.
    1 cup heavy cream, 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Stir in shredded cheese and bacon pieces. Turn off the Sauté function and transfer pot to wire rack to cool. Cool for couple of minutes so cheese melts. Stir and serve warm. Top with croutons and shredded Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese as desired.
    1 lb shredded Italian five-cheese blend, 4 tbsp curshed Italian-seasoned croutons (garnishing), 4 tbsp shredded parmigiano-reggiano (garnishing)