Easy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Jessica


This Easy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is sure to become a family favorite recipe in your home. It’s creamy, cheesy and sooo delicious! This macaroni and cheese is such an easy recipe to make in your pressure cooker, and will be a weekly menu staple!



  • 2 1/2 cups dry macaroni noodles
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • Add dry macaroni noodles, water, onion powder, dry mustard, seasoning salt, pepper and butter to the Instant Pot.
  • Close and lock lid.
  • Manually set time to 6 minutes.
  • Manually release pressure the timer is finished, and don’t drain any leftover water.
  • Stir in the cream cheese.
  • Add the 1/4 cup milk slowly until blended.
  • Stir in the cheddar and parmesan cheese.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup milk until the mac and cheese is creamy. You may not need to use all of the milk.