Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
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4.25 from 16 votes

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Creamy, Cheesy Mac & Cheese made in the Instant Pot is not only EASY but will be your new favorite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American Classics
Keyword: instant pot, pasta
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 465kcal



  • 1 lb pasta noodles
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 12 ounces Heavy Cream


  • Add 1 lb (whole box) of dry pasta, broth and 2 tablespoons butter to instant pot pan. Stir to make sure pasta is not stuck together or to the bottom of the pan.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot, Cook on Manual for 4 minutes. Carefully Quick Release Pressure.
  • To cooked noodles, add remaining butter, 1 cup of cheese, and heavy cream and mix until cheese is fully melted.
  • Add cheese 1 cup at a time stirring well in between additions so that cheese fully melts and incorporates in pasta
  • Add any toppings you like and enjoy!



Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 1mg