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Creamed Spinach Mac & Cheese in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Creamed Spinach Mac and Cheese

Creamed Spinach Mac & Cheese in the Instant Pot

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • pressure cooker


  • ¼ cup butter divided
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • 12 ounces Wagon Wheel Pasta
  • 24 ounces frozen spinach not thawed
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 10-20 dashes hot sauce


  • Set the Instant Pot to Saute. Add 1 Tablespoon of the butter and stir until melted. Add the onions and cook, stirring until softened, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining butter and the flour and stir continuously until the flour disappears. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Add the garlic powder broth, half and half, dijon, salt pepper and nutmeg and stir to combine. Add the pasta and do your best to ensure all the noodles are covered. Add the spinach on top of the noodles, the spinach does not need to be covered by the liquid for the recipe to work out.
  • Set to manual high pressure for 5 minutes. When the cooking time is done, allow a natural pressure release of 4 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir through the parmesan, mozzarella and hot sauce. If the sauce is not as thick as you would like, turn off the keep warm button and replace the lid. Allow the dish to sit for 10 minutes or so for the sauce to thicken. Check for seasonings and serve.
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