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Instant Pot Mac N Cheese
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Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese - The creamiest cheesiest homemade mac and cheese is easily made and on the table in minutes. This go to family favorite comfort meal will find its way on your table over and over again.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8
Author: Nikki Lee


  • 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 instant pot and turn to locked position. 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.