Instant Pot Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Instant Pot Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese has a thick, smooth and creamy mozzarella with a hint of smokiness from bacon. Making this dish in the Instant Pot is great because it becomes a one pot dish that requires very little effort.

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

Instant Pot Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese

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.

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 shredded mozzarella, 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

Instant Pot Bacon Mozzarella Mac And Cheese

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 shredded mozzarella, 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.

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    21 comments

    Robin Rue November 30, 2017 - 7:33 am

    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.

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    Amber Myers November 30, 2017 - 8:24 am

    You had me at bacon. And cheese. Two of my all time favorite things. I hope to make this for dinner next week!

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh November 30, 2017 - 11:24 am

    Love bacon added to my macaroni and cheese! I make this quite often. I have got to get an instant pot.

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    candy November 30, 2017 - 11:27 am

    All the ingredients the family will eat, bacon, mozzarella and pasta. I don’t have a instant pot but can still make this easily.

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    Jeanette November 30, 2017 - 1:20 pm

    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.

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    Doria November 30, 2017 - 2:10 pm

    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

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    Tomi C November 30, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    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.

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    Angelic Sinova November 30, 2017 - 4:44 pm

    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.

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    Sapphire Kharyzma November 30, 2017 - 5:18 pm

    This sounds delicious. I will have to make two versions, however, as only my two daughters are bacon eaters. I think I will try one without bacon and one with!

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    Sue C November 30, 2017 - 5:53 pm

    I don’t see the Mozzarella in the directions…

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    valmg December 31, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    It’s the third item down in the ingredients list. Thanks.

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    Heather November 30, 2017 - 6:23 pm

    Looks so creamy and delicious! I keep waffling on whether to buy and insta pot.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 30, 2017 - 6:34 pm

    My kids love mac and cheese… and bacon! I think this recipe would be a big hit in our household. I can’t wait to try this.

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    Heather November 30, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    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.

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    Pam November 30, 2017 - 8:50 pm

    Macaroni and cheese plus bacon? Yeah, that would definitely be a hit at my house. We love both of those things.

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    Claudia Krusch November 30, 2017 - 10:30 pm

    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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    Sandy N Vyjay December 1, 2017 - 7:31 am

    We love instant pot dishes, though our options are limited to vegetarian dishes. Have experimented with cheese and macaroni with lots of veggies.

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    Terri Beavers December 1, 2017 - 1:32 pm

    Why is it that bacon makes a dish? I love it in everything. However, have never tried it in mac and cheese. Definitely going to now. Thank you for this recipe.

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    Nikka Shae December 1, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    My husband loves bacon and pasta so this is the perfect meal for him

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    Adrienne December 2, 2017 - 7:57 am

    Mac and Cheese is my guilty pleasure! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe.

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    pat. December 7, 2017 - 9:36 am

    Bacon is the best. I found bacon almonds once in my travels and couldn’t or rather didn’t get enough. Still wishing….

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