Instant Pot Mac N Cheese
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4.84 from 6 votes

Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8
Author: Nikki - Soulfully Made


  • 1 lb Pasta - I use large elbow macaroni noodles
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz Mexican or Colby Jack Blend Cheese, shredded


  • Pour pasta, water, salt, pepper and butter into 6 qt Instant Pot and stir. Place lid on and turn to lock. Make sure pressure valve is closed. Set to Manual Pressure Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes. When 4 minutes is up, open valve and release pressure immediately.  *See Note
  • Hit or leave the warm button on. Pour in both cheeses and cream and stir until well combined and cheeses are melted.  Serve 


Note: When opening valve some of the foamy water will spew out. You may want to put a damp towel loosely over the valve or make sure you have in an area that can be wiped up.