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Loaded Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Piping hot elbow macaroni swimming in creamy cheddar cheese sauce. Sprinkled with buttery toasted golden breadcrumbs, smoky crispy bacon bits, and crunchy scallions. Indulge in this ultimate kid-friendly comfort food.

    Ingredients

    • 16 ounces (454 g) elbow macaroni
    • 4 cups (1 L) cold running water
    • 4 tablespoons (60 g) unsalted butter
    • 14 ounces (397 g) sharp cheddar, freshly grated
    • 6 ounces (170 g) mild cheddar or American cheese, freshly grated
    • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
    • 2 large eggs, beaten
    • 12 ounces (355 ml) can evaporated milk
    • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Sriracha sauce or Frank’s hot sauce
    • 1 teaspoon (2 g) ground mustard
    • 4 – 8 strips bacon
    • 2 stalks scallion, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup (31 g) panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon (15 g) unsalted butter
    • Kosher salt to taste

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 5746 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 251 g 385.54%
    • Saturated Fat: 106 g 528.99%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 349 mg 116.31%
    • Sodium: 14701 mg 612.53%
    • Calcium: 96 mg 9.6%
    • Potassium: 941 mg 26.88%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 14 mg 77%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 314 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 13 g 53.96%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 473 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 0.03%
    • Vitamin C 558.27%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat26
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch21
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat60
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total15 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total61 oz-eq