Instant Pot Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese #Recipe

We are huge mac and cheese fans around here. My oldest could probably eat it every day and not complain. While I do love it, I sometimes want a break from the stronger cheddar flavor that most people think of when they think of mac and cheese. Mozzarella is one of my favorite cheeses, if not my most favorite. It’s just so smooth, soft and tasty. Used in mac and cheese it provides a very different flavor, one that is quite mellow. Bacon is perfect for adding a little something to the mild mozzarella flavor. The resulting mac and cheese has thick, smooth and creamy mozzarella with a hint of smokiness from the bacon. Making this dish in the Instant Pot is great because it becomes a one pot dish that requires very little effort. Here’s how I make Instant Pot Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instant Pot Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese

Equipment Needed

  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 qt Instant Pot)
  • measuring cups
  • silicone cooking spoon

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tbsp cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup bacon
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the 4 cups of water into the Instant Pot.

Add the pasta. Try to cover as much of the pasta as possible with water.

Place the lid on the instant Pot and set to cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Stir the pasta.

Add the cream cheese and butter and stir thoroughly until both have melted and the pasta is in a smooth sauce.

Add the bacon and Italian seasoning and stir well.

Serve immediately.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

About the Author

I’m a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I’m a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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19 Comments

  1. Bacon makes everything better! I love bacon in my mac & cheese and I especially love that this can be made in my beloved instant pot.

  2. As far as my husband and my kiddos are concerned this would be the perfect meal! They have bacon and cheese I don’t think there be anything better for them to eat in their opinion.

  3. Oh my gosh, I have some serious Mac ‘n Cheese addicts in this family that would die over this! I’m going to have to give it a try this weekend for them. lol

  4. You totally had me at bacon. I had some bacon mac ‘n chesse ball appetizers at an event I attended a couple of months ago. They were a hit. I know my family would love this dish and it’s another one for my Instant Pot recipe collection.

  5. I’ve become obsessed with crockpot and instant pot recipes lately! They really made cooking and meal planning so much easier. That Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese looks delicious.

  6. That looks like an amazing bacon mac n cheese. Doing it in an instapot I bet makes it so much faster. I don’t own one yet, but seeing recipes like these makes me want to get one.

  7. I love my Instant Pot. This Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese looks so delicious and easy to make. I am sure it will be a big hit in my house. I will have to add it to my meal plan for next week.

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