Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese is a quick and easy dish perfect for anytime. This one-pot meal combines a creamy macaroni and cheese with frozen broccoli, yielding a delicious comfort food that takes under 30 minutes to prepare. This dish will become a favorite with everyone in your family!

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese is a quick and easy dish perfect for anytime. This one-pot meal combines a creamy macaroni and cheese with frozen broccoli, yielding a delicious comfort food that takes under 30 minutes to prepare. This dish will become a favorite with everyone in your family! Here’s how I make it.

Equipment Needed

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  • electric pressure cooker (I used a 6 qt Mealthy MultiPot)
  • measuring cup
  • silicone cooking spoon

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz pasta
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 oz frozen broccoli cuts
  • 12 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the cup of water into the pot.

Put the pasta into the pot.

Pour the chicken broth into the pot. Try to cover as much of the pasta as possible, which should be all of it or almost all of it.

Set the frozen broccoli on top of the pasta.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.

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

Pour the milk into the pot and add the shredded cheese to the pot.

Stir well until all of the cheese has melted.

Serve immediately.

If you have an electric pressure cooker and your family enjoys mac & cheese, be sure to check out my recipes for Pressure Cooker Mac & Cheese, Queso Mac & Cheese With Taco Meatballs, Meaty Tomato Mac & Cheese, Bacon Mozzarella Mac & Cheese, Italian Mac & Cheese, and Mac & Cheese With Bacon Meatballs.

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place the cup of water into the pot. Put the pasta into the pot. Pour the chicken broth into the pot. Try to cover as much of the pasta as possible, which should be all of it or almost all of it. Set the frozen broccoli on top of the pasta. Set the pressure cooker to cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release. Pour the milk into the pot and add the shredded cheese to the pot. Stir well until all of the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.

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    20 comments

    robin rue March 21, 2018 - 6:43 am

    I LOVE broccoli in my mac & cheese, but my kids won’t touch it. But that’s ok – more for me 🙂

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    candy March 21, 2018 - 7:31 am

    This becomes a complete meal when you add the broccoli along with the mac and cheese. Even the kids would eat this without complaining.

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    Amber Myers March 21, 2018 - 8:13 am

    This is my kind of meal. I’m a huge fan of broccoli and cheddar soup, so I know I’d love this mac and cheese. Yum!

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    Karen Morse March 21, 2018 - 10:15 am

    I love mac n cheese and I love learning ways on how to make it more exciting! I think broccoli is a lovely addition to it because broccoli goes so well with cheese!

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    Jeanette March 21, 2018 - 10:21 am

    I love my pressure cooker. Nothing cooks everything so fast and so delicious as my pressure cooker, it’s just worth making it. I know for sure we would love to eat this.

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    Mimi Green March 21, 2018 - 10:33 am

    I love broccoli, it is my favorite vegetable. I’ve never tried it with cheese before. I would give it a shot though.

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    Heather March 21, 2018 - 12:31 pm

    I love adding veggies into our typical mac n cheese. My kids have never really protested and they eat their veggies.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh March 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm

    Hmm, what a great way to get some kids to eat their broccoli! Nothing beats a cheesy pasta!

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    pat. March 21, 2018 - 12:53 pm

    I le all-in-one sides like this.

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    Our Family World March 21, 2018 - 4:33 pm

    We love finding ways to give the basic mac and cheese recipe a new twist. Adding broccoli is a good idea! I will make this soon and maybe add some bacon bits as a topping. Yum!

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    Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com March 21, 2018 - 6:03 pm

    Mac & Cheese is a favorite in our home. I know the kiddos would love this recipe.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy March 21, 2018 - 6:45 pm

    My kids love broccoli and cheddar soup. This mac and cheese version is sure to be a hit in our household.

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    chubskulitrose March 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Although I don’t have a pressure cooker, this is how I like my mac n cheese. I always incorporate broccoli when I make it too at home.

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    Bethel Esmillarin March 21, 2018 - 11:42 pm

    I love everything with cheese. And having it together with broccoli makes it healthy and even more yummy!

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    Sara Welch March 22, 2018 - 2:31 am

    Mmmm, this looks absolutely delicious. I love that it’s for the crock pot too since I use mine for pretty much everything I cook.

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    Carol Cassara March 22, 2018 - 9:23 am

    This is the kind of comfort dish that you’d want to keep making for dinner! It’s a classic recipe of mac n cheese with the addition of broccoli which makes it even better! Love it!

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    Alison Rost March 22, 2018 - 6:43 pm

    What I like about mac n cheese is that it’s simple enough so you have the option to add more ingredients if you like. I think the broccoli’s perfect! It goes so well with the cheese too.

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    Kita Bryant March 23, 2018 - 1:22 am

    Now this I am into! I would totally love to make some of this.

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    Debra Hawkins March 26, 2018 - 1:36 pm

    I am all about using my pressure cooker! I am going to have to try this recipe out as soon as possible!

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    Elsie Hingston Sidaway March 27, 2018 - 12:35 pm

    Hubby liked this with a dash of Sriracha!?

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