5-Ingredient Instant Pot® Mac and Cheese

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 6

We love multi-purpose kitchen gadgets that make life easier, so that's why the Instant Pot® (a slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in, all in one) is a go-to for quick meals. Especially this creamy kid-friendly mac and cheese, which cooks up in no time. And after it's been gobbled up, you'll only have one pot to clean!

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Directions for: 5-Ingredient Instant Pot® Mac and Cheese


1 lb(s) elbow macaroni

Kosher salt

1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk

3 Tbsp unsalted butter

3 cups shredded mild or medium Cheddar


1. Combine the macaroni, 4 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt in an Instant Pot® (see note). Follow the manufacturer's guide for locking the lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.

2. After the pressure cook cycle is complete follow the manufacturer's guide for quick release and wait until the quick release cycle is complete. Careful of any remaining steam, unlock and remove the lid and switch to low saute setting.

3. Stir in the evaporated milk, butter and 1/4 cup water. Then add the Cheddar, a little at time, while constantly stirring, until the cheese is completely melted. Serve hot.

Tips and Substitutions

Special equipment: an Instant Pot® multi-cooker

Settings may vary on your Instant Pot® depending on the model. Please refer to the manufacturer's guide.

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