Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Pasta

Cheese…Pasta…Broccoli…CHEESE! Easy, delicious, and your kids will actually want seconds! Try this recipe today!

Broccoli and Cheese Pasta

AuthorJesica: The Proverbs MamaCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Cheese...Pasta...Broccoli...CHEESE! Easy, delicious, and your kids will actually want seconds! Try this recipe today!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

What you need...
 1 lb chicken tenders (optional)
 1 lb rotini pasta (or penne)
 16 oz shredded cheddar cheese
 1 cup frozen broccoli (I buy steamer broccoli and then stir in at the end) 🙂
 1 cup milk
 4 cups water

What to do...
1

Pour 4 cups of water AND pasta into your Instant Pot

** If you are not going to use steamed broccoli, then you would put 1 cup frozen broccoli in a steamer on top of pasta.

2

Make sure the valve is set to SEALED. PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes

3

Turn the valve to VENTING and quick release the pressure (BE VERY CAREFUL AS STEAM IS VERY HOT!)

4

While the Instant Pot is releasing pressure, throw your steamed broccoli into the microwave and follow the instructions (usually take about 2 minutes)

5

When the pressure is done releasing, turn on the SAUTE function of your Instant Pot.

6

Pour in 1 cup of milk and the whole 16 oz bag of shredded cheese (YUM). Stir until the cheese is melted. Stir in cooked broccoli if you steamed it in microwave.

NOTE: If you wanted chicken, then you could throw it in at this point. I forgot to actually cook chicken tenders one time, and I used microwavable, boneless, naked chicken wings (fully cooked) and it turned out to be pretty darn delicious!)

7

Serve and ENJOY!

Ingredients

What you need...
 1 lb chicken tenders (optional)
 1 lb rotini pasta (or penne)
 16 oz shredded cheddar cheese
 1 cup frozen broccoli (I buy steamer broccoli and then stir in at the end) 🙂
 1 cup milk
 4 cups water

Directions

What to do...
1

Pour 4 cups of water AND pasta into your Instant Pot

** If you are not going to use steamed broccoli, then you would put 1 cup frozen broccoli in a steamer on top of pasta.

2

Make sure the valve is set to SEALED. PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes

3

Turn the valve to VENTING and quick release the pressure (BE VERY CAREFUL AS STEAM IS VERY HOT!)

4

While the Instant Pot is releasing pressure, throw your steamed broccoli into the microwave and follow the instructions (usually take about 2 minutes)

5

When the pressure is done releasing, turn on the SAUTE function of your Instant Pot.

6

Pour in 1 cup of milk and the whole 16 oz bag of shredded cheese (YUM). Stir until the cheese is melted. Stir in cooked broccoli if you steamed it in microwave.

NOTE: If you wanted chicken, then you could throw it in at this point. I forgot to actually cook chicken tenders one time, and I used microwavable, boneless, naked chicken wings (fully cooked) and it turned out to be pretty darn delicious!)

7

Serve and ENJOY!

Instant Pot Broccoli and Cheddar Pasta

By Jesica: The Proverbs Mama

Busy, but BLESSED. Yep, that's me! My name is Jesica (yes, one 's') and I am a wife of a gorgeous, loving husband, a mom of three fantastic, beautiful girls (as well as a HUGE German Shepherd and an adorable chocolate lab). Oh, and I work full-time. So, as you can imagine, I stay pretty busy with a 40-hour work week, cooking, cleaning, gymnastics, ballet, doctor visits, vet visits, grocery shopping...and let's not forget trying to make sure my husband and I make memories other than us running around trying to get work and chores done...whew...So I am sure you're wondering why I started a blog on top of all of that...Well, I am starting a blog to help other moms, not only by giving tips for parenting, cooking, or cleaning, but to let you know that NONE of us are perfect and we ALL do things that we are sure NO OTHER mom does. Well, I am here to tell you that we ALL do that thing that you're sure NO OTHER mom does. So, grab a cup of coffee (or whatever your preference) and start feeling GOOD about your abilities as a mom, dad, wife, or husband. For we are fearfully and wonderfully made by our God, and His works are MARVELOUS.

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