Instant Pot Panera Mac and Cheese Recipe

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This Instant Pot Panera mac and cheese recipe is even better than the copycat Panera version, and it's super easy to make in the Instant Pot.


  • 1 pound pasta shells, (16 ounce box - large size shell)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces white cheddar cheese, freshly shredded, about 2 rounded cups
  • 4 ounces white american cheese, 4-6 slices
  • 1 cup milk, skim, low fat or whole
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • black pepper, optional
  • dash hot sauce, optional


  1. Place the pasta, 4 cups water, salt, and butter in the Instant Pot. Give it a quick stir. Secure the top and seal the valve. Use the...
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Instant Pot Panera Mac and Cheese Recipe

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