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Instant Pot® Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Try this quick-and-easy electric pressure cooker macaroni and cheese recipe--let the Instant Pot® do the work."
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40 m servings 333
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Combine macaroni, chicken stock, salt, dry mustard, liquid smoke, paprika, pepper, and garlic powder in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). 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 the lid. Stir in butter, milk, Cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese until melted. Mixture will be soupy at first.
  3. Select the "Keep Warm" setting on the Instant Pot(R) 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

Per Serving: 333 calories; 13.8 35.9 15.7 39 681 Full nutrition

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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 c...

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 go...

The whole family enjoyed this one! I may add some bacon next time...I think it will be tasty with the smoky flavor.

My whole family loves this recipe. I make it for them at least once a month

It sounds like a great recipe, but I have a question and I'm not sure where else to post it. I got a smaller (3 quart?) size InstantPot for Christmas, along with a cookbook. Unfortunately, mos...