Easy, creamy, crazy fast Instant Pot macaroni and cheese that will change your life. Okay, maybe that is over promising a little bit but ya'll. Seriously THE BEST STUFF.
Add water, macaroni, butter, salt and pepper to Instant Pot
Secure lid, set to manual high pressure for four minutes...the Instant Pot will take about five minutes to warm up so factor that in to your total cook time.
Once complete, quick release your Instant Pot
Your macaroni should be fully cooked at this point. If it is not, set to saute and quick cook for an additional minute or two.
Add cream cheese, stir to blend.
Add milk and grated cheese at intervals and stir until smooth until cheese is melted.
If your mac and cheese appears soupy, give it about five minutes to set/absorb. If you're like me you're super in a hurry to get this on the table but leaving it in the pot for a smidge will let the liquid absorb in to the noodles.
If your kids are like mine, they expect orange macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle a little bit of sharp cheddar or melt a cheese slice over the top of the bowl. Boom.