Today’s recipe is fro an instant pot ham and cheese pasta. Basically it’s a mac and cheese with ham in it. So, it can also double as a great instant pot mac and cheese recipe if you want to leave the ham out.
The creamy cheesy part of this dish comes from 4 items. Of course there is cheese, cheddar cheese that is. Then here is cream cheese, sour cream and milk. The sauce also has salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ground mustard for flavor.
In this recipe, I use rotini pasta. However, you can use just about any shaped pasta that is similar in size. Elbow macaroni would work just fine if you want that traditional mac and cheese look.
One of the things I love about cooking pasta in the instant pot is you can cook it in broth for added flavor. This recipe uses half broth and half water. When you boil pasta on the stove top, there is no way you would boil the pasta in broth. It would take too much to do that.
Recipe adapted from The Salty Marshmallow.