This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is creamy, cheesy, and everything you want in a homemade mac and cheese! Ready in under 10 minutes, this is an easy meal that can’t be beat.
Of all of the Instant Pot recipes, this pressure cooker mac and cheese is the best! If you like homemade creamy mac and cheese, Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is for you!
Comfort food is my favorite food! By definition, a comfort food is a food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being. Mac and cheese is definitely one of those foods for me. The creamy, cheesy goodness warms me right to the core.
What better way to make comfort food than in the Instant Pot? Instant Pot recipes have been so popular lately. From soups to pastas, the pressure cooker meals are endless. I love the ease of these recipes; after a long day at work, you can have dinner ready and still have time to enjoy it- you get the best of both worlds!
The Instant Pot allows you to make dinners that would normally take up to an hour, in less than half the time. I am sucker for an easy dinner, and when that easy dinner doesn’t skimp on flavor, that is a double win!
This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese qualifies under both of those categories: easy and flavorful. With lots of cheddar cheese and evaporated milk to make this mac and cheese extra creamy, you just can’t go wrong.
One of the things I love the most about mac and cheese in general is how easily you can customize it. Of course you have the traditional mac and cheese like this recipe, but you can also add so many other ingredients to kick it up a notch!
If you like a little heat, try adding some jalapenos or sriracha. Adding bacon provides a nice, salty crunch. You can even add broccoli to get your veggies in!
Whether you serve this pressure cooker mac and cheese as a main entree with grilled chicken, or alongside a juicy steak or pork chop with a vegetable, it is sure to become an instant family favorite.
If you like this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, you will love these other homemade mac and cheese recipes:
- Aged Gouda and Sriracha Mac and Cheese
- Bacon Jalapeno Mac and Cheese
- Creamed Spinach Shells and Cheese
- Summer Vegetable Mac and Cheese
Tools for making this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese:
Instant Pot– it is Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, after all.
Favorite Measuring Cups– Every kitchen needs them, might as well have a set you like!
Watch our Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Video!
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 pound elbow macaroni , uncooked
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 8 ounces evaporated milk
- 2 cups cheddar cheese* , shredded
- 1 tablespoon flour
Place butter, elbow pasta, salt and 4 cups water to inner pot. Stir well.
Cover and lock lid in place, set to manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
Use quick release.
Toss shredded cheddar cheese with flour.
Stir in evaporated milk and shredded cheddar cheese.
*If you are using pre-shredded cheese, omit flour.