Cheesy Homemade Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Instant Pot Mac & Cheese-  Instant Pot Mac & Cheese is a one pot, is a creamy, cheesy kid friendly, macaroni dinner made in less then 20 minutes! 

With just a handful of ingredients, this Instant Pot Mac & Cheese lends a perfectly cooked pasta and a creamy cheese sauce made with real cheese! There are no boxes or powders to add to this recipe. My kids are big fans of Mac & Cheese, and they love the traditional Kraft Mac & Cheese. The first time I made this yummy recipe they were skeptical. After they tried it, it’s all they want. Out with the box and in with the Instant Pot. The best part about this recipe is that it’s super quick to whip up. Great for lunch and dinner!

Speaking of quick my friends! The Instant Pot is the way to go when it comes to making Mac & Cheese in the quickest time!

You ask why do I use a Instant Pot? Let me fill you in on my secrets. I use it to make Mac & Cheese because who wants to stand around the stove top stiring  your boiling noodles ever 20 seconds, just so they don’t boil over? With the Instant Pot you can have un-interrupted cooking. The Instant Pot does all the work for you.

To make the Mac & Cheese You will need 6 simple ingredients. Elbow Macaroni noodles, butter, water, heavy cream or evaporated milk, salt and cheese! Then in just 4 short minutes you can have your meal ready to serve! You will have your kids begging you to make this recipe. My 5 year old was just doing that very thing tonight when we were deciding what to have for dinner! It’s a hit in my house, and is on the menu at least once a week.




Cheesy Homemade Instant Pot Mac & Cheese


  • I box (16 ounce of elbow macaroni)
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream ( 1 can of evaporated milk(12 ounce) would work or even whole milk)I think I added a little more till I got the consistency I was looking for- (Tablespoon at a time)
  • 3 Tb of butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups of water


  1. Inside the instant pot, place the macaroni, water, salt and butter. Set instant pot on 4 minutes manual , manual release pressure(quick release). After that is done, take lid off and set pot on saute and add whipping cream, and stir. Then slowly add cheese as it melts! enjoy!
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