InstaPot Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese recipe

InstaPot Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese recipe

Who doesn’t love an easy macaroni and cheese recipe?  I’m talking, a delicious macaroni and cheese in about 15 minutes.  Yes, that fast!  I LOVE the Pressure Cooker.  We made a recipe before with this handy dandy machine and this one was JUST as good.  I’m pretty sure you won’t be buying that blue boxed macaroni and cheese any time soon!  :)

InstaPot Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

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  • 16 oz macaroni
  • 4 c water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 c milk
  • 1 and 1/2 c half & half
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • black pepper, to taste



Stir macaroni, water, salt, mustard and cayenne pepper together in the pressure cooker; lock the lid and select high pressure.


Once the pressure button pops up indicating full pressure, set a timer for 4 minutes; use a quick pressure release when the 4 minutes are up.


Remove lid and stir in the milk and half & half; turn on the "browning" setting and cook 1-3 minutes until thick, stirring often.


Add the cheese a handful at a time, stirring to allow it to melt into the macaroni; season with pepper and serve.


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