Easy Creamy Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Creamy Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Creamy Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese.  Are you looking for a fantastically tasty mac and cheese recipe?  Well, you have come to the right place.  Not only is this my tastiest mac and cheese recipe, but it is the creamiest!

Easy Creamy Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese

If you love jalapeno poppers and macaroni and cheese, then you are definitely going to be in heaven with this recipe.  My kiddos are not fans of traditional macaroni and cheese, but absolutely love this version of it that I came up with.  They beg for it when they see fresh jalapenos in the refrigerator.  Jalapenos mean jalapeno popper macaroni and cheese around our house.  

Easy Creamy Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese

You may be thinking that jalapeno peppers will be too hot for your family, but if you remove all of the seeds, they really do not have a lot of heat.  Jalapeno peppers can add a great flavor to this cheesy pasta dish.  I make jalapeno poppers from time to time, but making this jalapeno popper macaroni and cheese is so much easier and only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.  

Easy Creamy Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese

I like simple recipes.  You can add onions, garlic, or whatever your heart desires to this recipe if you want more flavor.  If you make it just like the recipe, it will be very creamy and tastes amazing! You can also make the pasta on top of the stove.  I just find it much easier to pop in in my Instant Pot for 10 minutes and it comes out perfect.  

Easy Creamy Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Macaroni
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Colby Jack Cheese shredded
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3 Fresh Jalapeno Peppers diced
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground White Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 12 oz bacon cooked

Instructions

  1. Remove lid from instant pot and add pasta, chicken broth, butter, salt, white pepper, and jalapeno peppers to the liner.

  2. Replace lid and lock. Set on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Allow 5 minutes of natural release, then quick release.

  3. Once the pressure is released, carefully remove lid and add cheeses.

  4. Give a little toss and replace the lid and allow to sit for 5 minutes. This will give the cheeses time to melt.

  5. Carefully remove the lid again and add milk and bacon.

  6. Mix well with rubber spatula or wooden spoon and pour into a 3 quart baking pan.

  7. Sprinkle with Panko bread crumbs and place in 400 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes.

  8. Carefully remove from oven, garnish with jalapeno peppers and green onions.

  9. Carefully serve hot and enjoy!

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