Try this quick-and-easy electric pressure cooker macaroni and cheese recipe--let the Instant Pot® do the work.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine macaroni, chicken stock, salt, dry mustard, liquid smoke, paprika, pepper, and garlic powder in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). 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.

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  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in butter, milk, Cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese until melted. Mixture will be soupy at first.

  • Select the "Keep Warm" setting on the Instant Pot® and allow macaroni to sit, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until all liquid has been absorbed and consistency is smooth and creamy, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 15.7g 32% DV; carbohydrates 35.9g 12% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterol 39.2mg 13% DV; sodium 681.1mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2019
3.26.18 Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of omitting the liquid smoke which we just don t care for. Once your 4 minute cooking time is up the Instant Pot automatically converts to the keep warm mode so you don t need to make another selection. This did take about 25 minutes for the liquid to cook down to a creamy mac and cheese consistency. My only recommendation would be to use a good-quality cheddar cheese (I like extra sharp) as it will make a huge difference in taste. Thank you Michael Beatty for sharing your recipe. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2019
3.26.18 Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of omitting the liquid smoke which we just don t care for. Once your 4 minute cooking time is up the Instant Pot automatically converts to the keep warm mode so you don t need to make another selection. This did take about 25 minutes for the liquid to cook down to a creamy mac and cheese consistency. My only recommendation would be to use a good-quality cheddar cheese (I like extra sharp) as it will make a huge difference in taste. Thank you Michael Beatty for sharing your recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2019
My new favorite Instant Pot recipe! My new favorite Mac&Cheese recipe!! Really simple really good... adult and kid pleaser. The first time I made it I followed the directions exactly. Very good! The second time I made it which was for Thanksgiving dinner I added about a cup or so of cubed Velveeta cheese. Because... you know... Velveeta!! It was outstanding! Rave reviews all around. And the ingredients are all something you probably have in your fridge (or freezer - I load up on the packs of shredded cheese when they re on sale and store them in the freeze). Less than 30 minutes start to finish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2019
My whole family loves this recipe. I make it for them at least once a month Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
We add a touch more cheddar cheese. Leftovers were gone the next day for breakfast. Possible additions for next time include the addition of bacon and bread crumbs. And there will definitely be a next time. Huge Thank you to the Creator! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2020
Did not have macaroni so made it with medium shells and it was truly awesome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2020
So easy and the kids loved it! Takes same amount of time as box Mac and cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
The whole family enjoyed this one! I may add some bacon next time...I think it will be tasty with the smoky flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2020
Loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2020
I have made this 6 times and my kids can get enough! I follow the directions exactly except for the liquid smoke which I have never bought or used. Has anyone tried doubling this recipe? Read More
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