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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Release pressure/cool
10 mins
Total Time
9 mins
Creamy, delicious mac and cheese made in the Instant Pot.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot, pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 444.45 kcal
Author: Kiran Dodeja Smith
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lb. 16 oz. whole wheat pasta
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • 2 TBSP. butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Cooked bacon pieces optional
  1. Add water, pasta, salt and mustard to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine.
  2. Lock the lid and push the Manual button; adjust timing to 4 minutes. When the cooking time is done, quick release the pressure. See above notes - if it's spewing murky water, lock it again and wait 3-4 minutes. When pressure is released, remove the lid.
  3. Add butter and heavy cream and stir to combine. Add cheese and mix. Gently fold in bacon if using.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 444.45 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.98g26%
Saturated Fat 9.79g61%
Cholesterol 53.11mg18%
Sodium 1060.75mg46%
Potassium 198.35mg6%
Carbohydrates 57.91g19%
Sugar 0.42g0%
Protein 19.67g39%
Vitamin A 514.77IU10%
Calcium 230.22mg23%
Iron 2.94mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.