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Instant Pot Mac N Cheese

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

  • Author: Midwestern Moms
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cook
  • Cuisine: American


This instant pot Macaroni and Cheese is the perfect side dish for any meal!


  • 16 oz mini shell noodles (Any small noodles or elbow macaroni would work great also)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 Cups water
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Cup evaporated milk
  • 10 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz Parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Add the water, uncooked pasta noodles, butter, paprika and pepper to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  2. Seal the lid to the Instant Pot shut and press the manual button and then high pressure. Set the time to 3-4 minutes.
  3. After the pasta has cooked, use the quick vent option.
  4. Remove the Instant Pot lid and pour in the evaporated milk and add in the cheeses. Stir to combine and then serve immediately.