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Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

What if you could have creamy homemade mac and cheese in less time than it takes to make the boxed version? This recipe comes together in just 10 minutes, thanks to the Instant Pot. Once you try it, you’ll never go back to the box!

Total Time

10 minutes

10 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

5 minutes

5 min

Total Time

10 minutes

10 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

5 minutes

5 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 lb dried elbow macaroni (425 g)
  • 4 cups water (960 mL)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup whole milk (60 mL)
  • fresh parsley, for garnish - optional - chopped

Preparation

  1. Add the macaroni, water, and salt to the Instant Pot and stir to combine. Close the lid and set to pressure cook on high for 4 minutes. Once the timer goes off, set the Instant Pot to quick release.
  2. Remove the lid, add the butter, and stir until melted. Add the cheddar cheese, then the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and stir until melted and creamy.
  3. Garnish with parsley, if desired, and serve.
  4. Enjoy!

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