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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

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How To Make Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is a quick-prep meal of macaroni noodles, cheese, and seasonings! Just add them all in the Instant Pot and you’re done!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Pressure Preheat Time: 10 minutes
Total: 26 minutes



  • 2 ½cupsmacaroni noodles,dry
  • 3cupswater
  • ½tsponion powder
  • 1tspdry mustard
  • ¼tspseasoning salt,or to taste
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 3ozcream cheese,approximately ⅓ cup
  • ¾cupmilk,divided
  • 2 ½cupssharp cheddar cheese,shredded
  • 2tbspparmesan cheese,shredded


  1. Add dry macaroni noodles, water, onion powder, dry mustard, seasoning salt, pepper, and butter to the Instant Pot.

  2. Set timer for 6 minutes on High pressure.

  3. Release pressure once completed. Do not drain the water at the bottom.

  4. Stir in the cream cheese to melt. Add the ¼ cup of milk slowly until blended.

  5. Stir in the cheddar and parmesan cheese. Add the remaining ½ cup of milk until the desired consistency is reached.

  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 999.63kcal
  • Fat: 52.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 29.63g
  • Trans Fat: 1.61g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 82.01g
  • Fiber: 3.44g
  • Sugar: 4.72g
  • Protein: 47.71g
  • Cholesterol: 154.02mg
  • Sodium: 940.90mg
  • Calcium: 981.56mg
  • Potassium: 386.43mg
  • Iron: 1.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 413.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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