Easy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

This Easy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese has a creamy cheese sauce and uses only a few ingredients for a classic taste.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


16oz Dry Macaroni Elbows

2 Cups Water

2 Cups Chicken Broth

4 Tbsp Butter

1.5 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 1/4 Cups Evaporated Milk

2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded

1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded


Add macaroni, water, broth, butter, salt and garlic powder to your Instant Pot (we used this one). Seal and cook for 6 minutes on high pressure. Once cooking is complete, quick release the pressure.

After pressure has been released, open the lid and add the evaporated milk. Next, add in both cheeses one hand full at a time. Stir until all cheese is melted and macaroni is coated in the cheese sauce.

Serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 257