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instant pot macaroni and cheese recipe

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

  • Author: Recipe Teacher
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings


This homemade Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese is cooked to perfection with a rich and creamy cheese sauce that the whole family will love. The ultimate comfort food that will have everyone digging in for more.


  • 1lb (16oz) elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups water
  • 8oz extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz gouda cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Frank’s Red Hot Sauce


  1. Add water and salt to Instant Pot. Add the macaroni and stir well so it’s all submerged in the water. Secure lid and use manual (pressure cook) for 4 minutes with vent sealed.
  2. When cooking time is up, press cancel, remove lid and use a spatula with mix the macaroni and stir in the butter, evaporated milk, ground mustard and hot sauce.
  3. Press the saute button and then slowly add the cheese, a handful at a time and continue to mix it in until melted. This should take a couple of minutes.
  4. Once all the cheese is melted, press cancel to stop the saute mode and you’re ready to enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American