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Instant Pot Macaroni And Cheese

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I don’t know about you, but I am a Mac & Cheese fanatic. I love eating it from a box, Gourmet Mac and Cheese, Chili Mac, and I have absolutely fallen in love with Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese.

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Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients

The ingredients for this recipe will serve about 8 people.

  • 1 pound dried macaroni
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 4 TBSP of butter
  • 1 TBSP of salt or garlic salt
  • 1.5 cups of whole milk
  • 12 oz shredded mild cheddar
  • 4 oz mozzarella shredded
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Pasta Tips to Avoid Burn Notice

Have you ever gotten the dreaded burn notice? If you have, don’t fret! The burn notice doesn’t actually mean your food is burning. It simply means it will burn if it doesn’t get fixed. So, here are some tips to avoid it when cooking things like pasta and rice.

  • Use enough water. This recipe calls for 4 cups of water. Don’t put any less otherwise your pasta may get the burn notice.
  • Make sure water covers the pasta. You want your water to fully cover your pasta noodles.

How to Make Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is so simple to make that you can have it on the table in 15 minutes. Follow the steps below!

Step 1

In the Instant Pot, combine dried macaroni, water, and salt. 

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Step 2

Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and close by twisting in place. Close the valve. Set the Instant Pot to High Pressure at 4 minutes (The Instant Pot will take about 12 minutes to come pressure.).

Step 3 Quick Release Your Instant Pot

Once the Instant Pot finishes cooking after the 4 minutes, open the valve using something to protect your hands as the steam will be hot. Turn Instant Pot off. After the Instant Pot has released all its pressure, untwist the lid, and pull the lid off away from you. 

Related: Quick Release Vs. Natural Release and Keep Warm

Step 4

Stir in the milk, and butter. Once the butter has melted, and the milk has been mixed completely, add in the cheddar, and the mozzarella by one handful at a time.

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Once you have added one handful, mixed until the cheese has been completely melted. Then add another handful of cheese. Continue until all cheese has been added, and all cheese is melted in the macaroni. 

Serve immediately, or you can set the Instant Pot to the “warm” setting. 

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Yield: 4

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Try this Instant Pot Recipe if you want your Mac and Cheese Pasta to be on a next level. This will definitely love by your whole family.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried macaroni
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 4 TBSP of butter
  • 1 TBSP of salt or garlic salt
  • 1.5 cups of whole milk
  • 12 oz shredded mild cheddar
  • 4 oz mozzarella shredded

Instructions

    In the Instant Pot, combine dried macaroni, water, and salt. 

    Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and close by twisting in place. Close the valve. Set the Instant Pot to High Pressure at 4 minutes (The Instant Pot will take about 12 minutes to come pressure).

    Once the Instant Pot finishes cooking after the 4 minutes, open the valve using something to protect your hands as the steam will be hot. Turn Instant Pot off. After the Instant Pot has released all its pressure, untwist the lid, and pull the lid off away from you. 

    Stir in the milk, and butter. Once the butter has melted, and the milk has been mixed completely, add in the cheddar, and the mozzarella by one handful at a time.

    Once you have added one handful, mixed until the cheese has been completely melted. Then add another handful of cheese. Continue until all cheese has been added, and all cheese is melted in the macaroni. 

    Serve immediately, or you can set the Instant Pot to the “warm” setting. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 853Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 3067mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 42g

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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