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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe - Instant Pot Mac And Cheese is a ONE POT, creamy, cheesy macaroni dinner made in less than 20 minutes! With just a handful of ingredients, this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese lends a perfectly cooked pasta and a creamy cheese sauce made with real ingredients. No boxes, no powders! 

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Instant Pot Mac And Cheese is a ONE POT, creamy, cheesy macaroni dinner made in less than 20 minutes! 

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water (you can also use vegetable broth)
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 can (12-ounces) can evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded low fat mild Cheddar
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced fat colby cheese
  • dried parsley for garnish (optional)
  • sliced green onions for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine water, macaroni, salt and pepper in the instant pot; stir and lock the lid.
  2. Set the steam release knob to the sealing position and set to pressure cook on HIGH for 4 minutes.
  3. After the pressure cook cycle ends, do a quick release. Careful of any remaining steam.
  4. Remove the lid and set the Instant Pot to saute.

  5. Stir in the evaporated milk and butter. If it looks like it needs more liquid, add a few tablespoons water.
  6. Stir in minced garlic, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.

  7. Add cheeses, a little bit at a time, stirring until all the cheese is completely melted and combined.

  8. Garnish with parsley and green onions.
  9. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 15

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 447mg19%
Potassium 400mg11%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 512mg51%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.