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Creamy Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

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. 

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter cut into pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 2 oz softened cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Add water, macaroni, butter, salt and pepper to Instant Pot

  2. 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. 

  3. Once complete, quick release your Instant Pot

  4. 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. 

  5. Add cream cheese, stir to blend. 

  6. Add milk and grated cheese at intervals and stir until smooth until cheese is melted. 

  7. 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.

    This creamy Instant Pot macaroni and cheese is incredibly fast and easy to make|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals
  8. 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. 

    This creamy Instant Pot macaroni and cheese is incredibly fast and easy to make|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals