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Rough Day Casserole

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


When you’ve had a rough day and you need a comforting dinner with hardly any effort try this Instant Pot cheesy macaroni, chicken and corn supper.


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (or rotini)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 cup frozen sweet white corn (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped chicken (or 1 pound of raw chicken cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • Milk, to thin out, if needed


  1. Pour broth into Instant Pot. Sprinkle in the pasta, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, dijon mustard, corn and chicken. Place the Velveeta on top of the chicken.
  2. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  3. Stir. Add a bit of milk, if needed to loosen up. I used 3 Tbsp of milk. Serve and enjoy!


If you’d like you can add in a bag of frozen broccoli or another vegetable when you add in the chicken. 

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Instant Pot