Mac and Cheese
By :Chop Secrets
instant pot mac and cheese, mac and cheese, instant pot pasta
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instant pot mac and cheese, mac and cheese, instant pot pasta
Votes: 28
Rating: 4.32
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
6 - 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb box elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tsp dry ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack or provolone
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings
6 - 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb box elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tsp dry ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack or provolone
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste
instant pot mac and cheese, mac and cheese, instant pot pasta
Votes: 28
Rating: 4.32
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Combine the macaroni, butter, water, mustard and pepper in the Instant Pot. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  2. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 4 minutes.
  3. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure. If pasta is not completely cooked, use the SAUTÉ function and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add evaporated milk and cheeses, one at a time, stirring between each until the mixture becomes thick and creamy.
  5. Salt to taste.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

28 replies
  1. Decker95
    Decker95 says:

    Very good and tasty!! Kids loved it! Will be making it again! I used fresh cheese snd grated it myself and i think that made a huge difference in the taste. Very good!

  2. vsgirard
    vsgirard says:

    Was Delicious! If you don’t have evaporated milk I found you can use 2 1/4 cup regular milk and simmer it down to 1 cup instead. It added more time ,but it was still good!!

  3. ppeterson5343
    ppeterson5343 says:

    I added some extra cheese to it and next time will cook noodles a bit longer. But overall it was really good.

  4. Vhire
    Vhire says:

    Hands down – the best recipe ive tried – including stovetop and oven baked versions. I still found the cheese a little grainy in texture – but my family loved this!

  5. Cooktonight
    Cooktonight says:

    This is the best mac and cheese I have ever tasted. The noddles had to cook for 4 minutes but it was great!!!

  6. Nfraser
    Nfraser says:

    Delicious!! Had to make a couple moderations to give it more flavour. Used chicken broth instead of water and chilli flakes. I will use this recipe and next time, ill add some cooked veggies! My family and my guest thoroughly enjoyed the dish!!

  7. Sammiehess
    Sammiehess says:

    This mac and cheese was SO GOOD! My daughter lived it and she is super picky with her mac and cheese. Will make again!

  8. Dstapleton
    Dstapleton says:

    Turned out excellent. Subbed the 4C water with 3C Thai chicken broth, 1C water, cheddar with gouda, and the parm with 1/4C cream cheese. Cooking times were spot on, no additional time needed, pasta (Catelli Smart) was perfectly cooked.

  9. EdnCy
    EdnCy says:

    This looks easy and delicious, but I prefer to use whole wheat pasta. Does anyone know if I would need to modify the recipe in any way?

  10. Ariley4
    Ariley4 says:

    This was really easy to make. Everyone loved it. The only thing I would probably change next time is to add more milk. When it was ready to eat, it only took a couple of minutes for it to get really really thick. I think more milk would allow it to be creamy for a little longer.

  11. rudiew1983@gmail.com
    rudiew1983@gmail.com says:

    I made this with gluten free pasta while camping and everyone loved it. I did not put the dried mustard in it however as i didnt have any. For sure making it again.

  12. gjenero
    gjenero says:

    Good, easy recipe.

    Two areas of improvement:
    • Consistency is a bit watery.
    • Need to add more seasoning to punch up the flavor – otherwise, it’s bland.

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