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EASY Copycat Panera Instant Pot Mac And Cheese - Best Instant Pot Recipe - Dinner - Lunch - Party Food

Copycat Panera Instant Pot Mac And Cheese

Insanely delicious copycat Panera mac and cheese that everyone will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


  • 1 lb large shell pasta
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ stick of salted butter
  • 2 cups of white cheddar cheese cut into chunks
  • 6 to 8 white american cheese quartered
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • Black Pepper
  • 4 ½ cups of water


  • Add water, salt, butter and pasta to the instant pot.
  • Seal the lid and select manual pressure.
  • Set the timer for 4 minutes.
  • It takes 7-10 minutes before the timer begins to countdown.
  • After the beep of the timer, use the quick release valve to release pressure.
  • Open the instant pot and drain almost all of the remaining water from the noodles. You can leave a little.
  • Place the pot back in the pressure cooker,add mustard powder, pepper, milk and both cheeses.
  • Stir the cheeses into the noodles and replace the lid.
  • Allow everything to melt for about 5 minutes and stir again.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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