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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

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Easy and tasty 5 ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is the creamy, cheesy pasta of your dreams done in half the time. It makes a great, comforting side on cold days and busy days and basically any day you’re feeling a mac and cheese craving. 


  • 5 cups macaroni noodles or small shells
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt, more to taste divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream OR fat free half and half OR whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar or white cheddar cheese
  • Instructions

  • In your Instant Pot/pressure cooker, combine uncooked noodles, water, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Put the lid on and slide it into the locked position. Turn the vent to the SEALED position, and set the pot to MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK on HIGH for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the valve to VENT position and remove the lid once the float valve drops.
  • Drain excess water from the pot, then stir in the heavy cream (or milk) and the cheese and stir gently until cheese is completely melted.
  • Add remaining salt and pepper, taste, and add more as needed. Serve immediately.
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