Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Inside: Make a delicious homemade mac and cheese in your Instant Pot with minimal effort. Say goodbye to your days of boxed Mac-N-Cheese because this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe is one that both you and your kids will love!

My kids are mac-n-cheese addicts. Ask them what they want to eat and I would almost bet money on them asking for it. But, I’m not a fan of those boxed mac-n-cheeses.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the convenience of them…but for the life of me I cannot get over the powdered cheese.

Cheese should never come in a powder.

So when I learned how to make this Instant Pot Mac n Cheese, I was in heaven. The convenience of the box with the deliciousness of real food.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

When I make our Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, I like to make it uber cheesy and creamy.

You just can’t have a good mac-n-cheese without those two things.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Usually when I create a recipe for this site I share the weight watchers freestyle points…but y’all one serving of this cheesy goodness would eat up half your daily points.

I checked.

And then triple checked.

So if you are needing a safer weight watchers option head over to my favorite site for weight watchers recipes – Slap Dash Mom. Sadie has an awesome Veggie Loaded Mac and Cheese.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

But, if you aren’t counting your points then dish up and enjoy! This mac-n-cheese is pure heaven. Top it with some crumbled bacon and… oooh so good.

Yield: 6

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Freestyle SmartPoints 13

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 1 (16 oz.) box dry elbow noodles
  • 4 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Put the noodles, water and salt in the Instant Pot.
  2. Seal the lid and Pressure Cook on High for 3 minutes.
  3. Once done cooking Quick Release the pressure and hit "Cancel".
  4. Carefully open the lid and switch your Instant Pot over to Saute Mode. Add in butter, milk, and cream cheese. Stir until everything is melted.
  5. Turn off your Instant Pot and add in cheeses. Stir until everything is melted and creamy.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!

And don’t forget! If you aren’t making this family classic right now pin it to your favorite recipe board so you can easily find it again!

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Photo Credit:JJAVA

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