Instant Pot Mac and Cheese: Easiest Comfort Food Ever

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is simply the easiest comfort food… ever. And delicious? Oh, my, goodness. It’s everything you love about Mac and Cheese… in 10 minutes or less.

Yes. Mac and Cheese is a perennial favorite. And I can’t tell you how much I love our Baked Mac and Cheese. It’s a comfort food treat that never falls far from family requests. The crunchy top and homey charm is nearly perfect.

Then there are days when you NEED homey comfort food… and you NEED it to be quick. And simple. And easy, ooey, gooey, mouthwateringly delicious.

That would be this… Instant Pot Mac and Cheese. If you’re new to Instant Pot cooking, this is an incredibly easy recipe to begin with.

And the reward is oh-so-delicious!



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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese: Easiest Comfort Food Ever | 31Daily.com

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is simply the easiest comfort food… ever. And delicious? Oh, my, goodness. It’s everything you love about Mac and Cheese… in 10 minutes or less.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

One pound uncooked pasta (elbow macaroni, shells)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/21 cup milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
21/2 cups shredded cheese (see note)

Instructions

Combine the uncooked pasta, 4 cups water, salt and garlic powder in a pressure cooker/ Instant Pot (affiliate link). Follow the manufacturer’s guide for locking the lid and set to “sealing”. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes. Then follow the guide for quick release, unlock and remove the lid.

Stir in the milk and butter (begin with 1/2 cup of milk then add up to one cup to achieve desired creaminess). Then add the shredded cheese, stirring constantly until completely melted. Season to taste and serve hot garnished with fresh herbs (like parsley) if desired.

Notes

Cheese: My favorite cheese in this dish is 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar with 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. However, any smooth melting cheese is incredibly delicious. Ideas would be cheddar, gouda, gruyere (which I LOVE), Monterrey jack, etc.

Keywords: Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Mac and Cheese: Easiest Comfort Food Ever

  1. Todd Randall

    Tried this today. Amazing flavor and super quick prep.

    1. So glad you liked it Todd! A favorite for us!

  2. Lee

    This was awesome and easy!

    1. You’re welcome! We love it too!

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