Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This incredibly creamy Instant Pot mac and cheese is surprisingly easy. The elbow macaroni cooks to perfection with no stirring and no messy boil-overs.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Add the water to the Instant Pot along with the elbows, butter, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Lock the lid in place and set the knob to the sealing position. Choose the manual or pressure cook setting, high pressure. If the package instructions recommend 6 to 7 minutes, set the timer to 3 minutes. If the instructions recommend 8 to 10 minutes, set the timer to 4 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    When the time is up, carefully move the knob to the venting position to release the pressure manually (quick release). The steam is very hot, so protect your hands and use the handle of a wooden spoon to move the knob.
  5. Step 5

    Reserve about 1/2 cup of the cheese and add the remaining cheese and evaporated milk to the macaroni and stir until the cheese is melted.
  6. Step 6

    Spoon the macaroni and cheese into a serving bowl and top with the reserved cheese.
  7. Step 7

    Serve and enjoy!