October 12, 2022

5 Minute Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Are you still excited about CROCKTOBER? Good, because this Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese is a must.

How long does it take to make a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese? At least 5 minutes to boil the noodles and add the cheese packet, butter, and mike and stir, right? This Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese take a bit of time to come up to pressure, but I think it’s about the same time to cook as the boxed variety but with way fewer chemicals and lots more cheese! 

5 minute Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

5 minute Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 6

in 5 minutes you can have creamy, dreamy mac and cheese


  • 1 16oz Box of Medium Shell Pasta
  • 1 tsp Cholula
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese


    • Put the pasta, hot sauce, pepper, and salt into the Instant Pot
    • add broth and water
    • Stir and cover noodles with liquid as best you can so as many as possible are covered with the liquid.
    • Cook for 4 minutes using the manual function. Quick-release the steam so your noodles don’t get overcooked. I put a hand towel over the top of the pot to keep the moisture from going everywhere.
    • Remove the lid and add the butter 1 Tbsp at a time until melted
    • Add the milk and then add the cheese and stir quickly until the cheese is evenly and smoothly distributed.
    • Serve immediately with additional salt and pepper to taste
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