Pressure-Cooker Asparagus Mac and Cheese

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Pressure-Cooker Asparagus Mac and Cheese

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Recipe Data

6
Servings
15min
Prep
25min
Total

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Description

Add steamed asparagus to this creamy mac and cheese that is cooked to perfection in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot! Garlic and fine herbs cheese adds extra flavor to this dish. 

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Ingredients
Serves 6
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1 (16-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee cellentani pasta, dry
4 c. plus 1 tbsp. water, divided
3 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, cubed
1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
8 oz. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 ½ c. Culinary Tours Alpine-style Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (5.2-oz.) pkg. Boursin garlic and fine herbs cheese, cut into cubes
¼ c. Hy-Vee whole milk, plus additional to reach desired consistency
½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground mustard
⅓ c. Hy-Vee finely shredded Parmesan cheese
Hy-Vee black pepper, coarse-ground

Things To Grab

  • 6-qt. pressure cooker or Instant Pot
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Saran wrap

Directions

  1. Combine dry pasta, 4 cups water, butter, and salt in a 6-quart pressure cooker. Seal lid and pressure cook on HIGH 4 minutes. 

  2. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe bowl; add 1 tablespoon water. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside. 

  3. Let pressure cooker steam release naturally for 5 minutes, then quick-release remaining steam. Carefully remove lid. Stir in shredded Cheddar cheese, garlic and fine herbs cheese, 1/4 cup whole milk, and ground mustard. Fold in cooked asparagus. If sauce is too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk to reach desired consistency. Top with Parmesan cheese. If desired, sprinkle with cracked black pepper. 

Nutrition facts

Servings

570 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Protein: 22g

Daily Values

0%
Iron 15%
0%
Calcium 25%
0%
Vitamin D 0%
0%
Potassium 6%

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Hy-Vee Seasons March 2021