Rating: 4.4 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Macaroni and cheese is so easy to cook in the pressure cooker that you won't want to make the boxed stuff again! This creamy recipe is a delicious basic pressure cooker mac and cheese with bacon. Feel free to use it as a starting point for a customized mac and cheese using different cheeses and add-ins.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, macaroni, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®); stir until well combined. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 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 milk, Cheddar, and Gouda gradually, alternating between a little of the milk and a handful of cheese at a time. Stir until the cheeses are melted. Stir in crumbled bacon and serve.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 44g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 719.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2020
So I Try to follow the recipe as close as possible the first go around, so I can review it as accurately as possible. I did use shells instead of elbow Noodles because it’s what I had. Found some smoked Gouda... and probably put in more bacon... some things just don’t need measured.... Even my husband who isn’t a Mac and cheese fan said it was pretty good. The smoked Gouda gave it a wonderful Smokey and smooth flavor. It was def worth adding the the favorites list. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2020
Was a big hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2020
Appreciate that I can make mac and cheese using my instant pot for those times I'm running short on time. The only thing I wish I could change is when you make it as a one-pot meal, you don't get to rinse all the starch off of the noodles which makes it even a little more unhealthy and also a thicker consistency. Other than that it works and is super fast! I do add Dijon mustard and jalapeno's (family favorite) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2020
Yeah it was so good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2021
Delicious! We added brocolli florets as one comment suggested. Big hit with my husband and daughter. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2021
I made this according to the recipe however, I left out the bacon due to meat sensitivities in the family. It seemed like it was going to be awesome when I dished up the first portion, stringy cheesy goodness but in a matter of 30 minutes it was settling and beginning to be dry. Also just kind of bland. The leftovers were practically inedible. Cheese and noodles should be a no brainer, seems like it needed something more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2020
Great taste and lots of flavor will make again.Es Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2020
Super tasty and easy to make, sure to it being an instant pot recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2020
My wife's favorite dish now! cut back the salt by half and added broccoli florets. So 'Ono! Read More