Jennifer Causey
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 8 (1/2 cup)

This Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese is very creamy and saucy with a faint sharpness from the Cheddar cheese. It calls for hot sauce and dry mustard, which adds depth, but neither are very recognizable. If you don’t have dry mustard, substitute Dijon. We call for pre-shredded cheese helps to thicken the sauce. Once the pasta is cooked, the dish comes together quickly, so have your sauce ingredients ready.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine macaroni and water in a 6-quart programmable electric pressure cooker (such as an Instant Pot). Cover Instant Pot, and fasten lid. Lock and seal steam valve. Set to HIGH pressure for 4 minutes. (The pot will take about 15 minutes to come up to pressure before the cooking program begins.)

Step 2

When cooking program ends, carefully release pressure quickly by turning Pressure Release to VENT. (Steam is fully released when pressure valve drops.) Uncover and turn off Instant Pot. Drain pasta and set aside.

Step 3

Set Instant Pot to SAUTE. Add milk and bring to a low simmer, about 2 minutes. Whisk in flour until smooth and mixture begins to thicken, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese, hot sauce, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth. Gradually whisk in cheese until melted, about 1 minute. Turn cooker off. Add pasta and stir to coat. Serve immediately.

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