Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese in the Pressure Cooker
My oldest LOVES macaroni and cheese so as you can imagine I have made a ton of recipes over the years. I am constantly trying out new ones because you can never have too many, right?! Some are never made again and some like this one end up in the rotation along with this healthier version. I first made this macaroni when my new cookbook arrived in December (there is also an amazing margarita cheesecake recipe in the book!). I really love cookbooks and tend to pre-order quite a few and I will get deliveries throughout the year. Some rarely get used; thankfully this book didn’t fall into that category. The day after this book arrived we were eating this dish. I immediately sent a picture to my sister and informed her she had to make it. She loved it just as much as my family. This macaroni has two of my favorite cheeses in it, I have never had something with boursin cheese that I didn’t enjoy. This is such a simple and fast side dish loved by both kids and adults!

Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Serves 4-6

2 3/4 Cups Elbow Macaroni
2 Cups Vegetable Broth (use your favorite)
1 Cup Water
1 1/2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 1/2 Cups Fontina Cheese
5.2 oz Garlic and Herb Boursin Cheese
1/4 Cup Half and Half
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Add pasta, broth and water to a pressure cooker. Replace lid and set the vent to sealing. Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes* turn off the pressure cooker. Perform a quick release, if any liquid starts to come out of the vent return the knob to sealing. Retry after 20 seconds.

2. Once the pressure has been released carefully remove the lid tilting it away from your face. Add all three cheeses, half and half and dijon to the pressure cooker. Give it a little stir and replace the lid. After two minutes remove the lid and stir the now melted cheese into the macaroni. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

*The pasta I used called for a cook time of 8 minutes for al dente pasta. Check your pasta, cut the time in half and reduce that by one minute. Since my kids like the macaroni a little softer I just cut my time in half.*

My kids love when I add green peas to this macaroni.

Adapted from So Fast So Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook

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Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese in the Pressure Cooker


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  1. Sandra Simmons says:

    I’ve heard about this recipe from several friends – they love it! I just sent a link to my sister and my daughter too!

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