Making homemade macaroni and cheese is definitely at the top of the list for Instant Pot recipes. This recipe makes a creamy, rich and delicious macaroni and cheese that is an absolute new favorite for all of us!
Making mac and cheese in instant pot is so easy
Your Instant Pot to make the entire mac and cheese recipe. No need to use a pot to boil water, a strainer, or a casserole dish. Everything thing takes place in the magic of your favorite pressure cooker. And when you’re done, there’s only only dish to clean – your Instant Pot.
Salt the water first for delicious mac and cheese
One of the most important steps to cooking delicious pasta is to salt the water before cooking the pasta. This allows the pasta to absorbs the salt and gives it a flavor that cannot otherwise be achieved. When cooking pasta the traditional way with boiling water, we might use a tablespoon of salt. For cooking pasta in an Instant Pot, we’ll use less since we’re not draining the water. One teaspoon should be perfect. Please don’t skip this step.
Extra sharp cheddar and gouda cheese are the perfect combination
To make a creamy, full flavor cheese sauce, we’ll start with the perfect combination of cheese – extra sharp cheddar and gouda. These two cheese provide deep cheese flavor with rich boldness and extra creaminess. To get the best results, grate your own cheese. Cheese that is already shredded contains an ingredient to prevent the cheese from clumping in the package and this will affect the end result. Grating your own cheese will always make a homemade mac and cheese recipe much better.
The hot sauce does not make it hot, it brings out the flavors
Looking at the ingredients you may be thinking that the hot sauce will make the whole dish too hot! In fact, it does not at all. Restaurants use hot sauce all the time in their macaroni and cheese recipes to bring out the full flavors of the cheese.Print