Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Nothing like a warm dish of gooey mac & cheese on a chilly day. When you need a quick, simple meal that is yet filling and tasty, this Instant Pot mac and cheese dish is ideal. You can prepare a warm and filling supper quickly with just a few basic ingredients.

Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Recipe by fadou liciousCourse: Instant PotCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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  • 1 pound macaroni

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Add the macaroni, chicken broth, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and set the valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, do a quick release of pressure and open the lid.
  • Add the butter, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese to the pot. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Serve hot, garnished with additional shredded cheese and chopped parsley, if desired.


  • More heavy cream or milk can be added to the sauce for a creamier mac and cheese.
  • If you don’t have any chicken broth, you can use water or veggie broth.
  • Diced tomatoes, mustard, or any sauce are a few more seasonings or components you can incorporate into the sauce.

A quick and simple way to enjoy a hearty and tasty lunch is with this Instant Pot mac and cheese dish. You can prepare a warm and filling bowl of mac & cheese in no time with only a few basic ingredients and the convenience of the Instant Pot.

Serving suggestions :

  1. Although this mac and cheese is excellent on its own, you can also serve it with roasted veggies or a salad as a side dish.
  2. You can also experiment with adding bacon, jalapenos, or green onions to the recipe for a unique twist.
  3. Reheating leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop is possible after storing them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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