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Creamy Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Rated as 3.33 out of 5 Stars

"This yummy, creamy macaroni and cheese is the perfect comfort food! Super simple to make in a pressure cooker, you will have this on the table in no time."
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30 m servings 541
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Combine water, macaroni, butter, mustard powder, hot sauce, and salt in a multi-functional pressure cooker. Stir to combine. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 4 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid. Stir the macaroni. Keep pot on the Warm setting. Slowly add American cheese, processed cheese, and Parmesan cheese; allow to melt. Gradually stir in heavy cream until desired thickness is reached.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use any kind of pasta you prefer.
  • Instead of just water, you could use a mixture of water and chicken broth or all chicken broth.
  • After adding heavy cream, you can add any other seasonings desired, but we think it's perfect just as is.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 541 calories; 30.2 44.8 22.1 91 1294 Full nutrition

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Horrible. No need for a block of Cheese Whiz (Velveeta). Too much cheese and not enough flavor. This was the first Allrecipes example that went straight into the trash. Even hours later I am nau...

Super easy way to make mac & cheese. I used 2 cups of water and 2 cups of ck broth. I had to tweak the time on the pressure cooker. I did 5 minutes on pressure and then let it sit 10 minutes ...