Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is super creamy, cheesy, and can be made in just 4 minutes with your electric pressure cooker
Add pasta to instant pot. Add water/broth, butter ,salt stir well to combine. Close instant pot lid and turn valve to SEALING position. Set on MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) for 4 minutes(or half the time on the macaroni cooking directions).
When time is up, do a QUICK RELEASE. Add the milk, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper stir constantly until cheese is melted and everything is combined then serve immediately.
This recipe calls for one 16 ounce box of dried elbow macaroni.This is equal to 4 cups dry measure. The 16 ounces is also equal to 453 grams or 1 pound.
I have used combo of sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheese for this recipe.Sharp cheddar is always the best cheese to start with for macaroni and cheese.But you can use just cheddar alone or feel free to use your family's favorite cheese combination.
YES! You can just grease you baking dish and sprinkle some extra cheese on top of mac and cheese.This is a good way to repurpose leftover mac and cheese.
Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Use a combination of cheeses for the best taste. I used a mixture of sharp cheddar, mozzarella.
I used regular whole milk.But if you not too worried about calories then you can also use 12 oz of evaporated milk (1.5 cups) or 1 cup of heavy whipping cream or 1/2 cup of whole milk and 1/2 cup of cream.
You can also add small chunks of pineapple to make Hawaiian style pineapple mac and cheese.
You can also some some broccoli to make it more healthy.
The time to cook mac and cheese in Instant pot is usually half of the suggested time on the pasta box.
Always stir in milk or cream, cheese etc after the pressure cooking cycle.
You’ll need 4 cups of water for this recipe.For best flavor you can use vegetable broth.
I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.