We love multi-purpose kitchen gadgets that make life easier, so that's why the Instant Pot (a slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in, all in one) is a go-to for quick meals. Especially this creamy kid-friendly mac and cheese, which cooks up in no time. And after it's been gobbled up, you'll only have one pot to clean!
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
30 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
30 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Special equipment: an Instant Pot® multi-cooker

Combine the macaroni, 4 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt in an Instant Pot® (see Cook's Note). Follow the manufacturer's guide for locking the lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.

After the pressure cook cycle is complete follow the manufacturer's guide for quick release and wait until the quick release cycle is complete. Careful of any remaining steam, unlock and remove the lid and switch to low saute setting. 

Stir in the evaporated milk, butter and 1/4 cup water. Then add the Cheddar, a little at time, while constantly stirring, until the cheese is completely melted. Serve hot.

Cook's Note

Settings may vary on your Instant Pot® depending on the model. Please refer to the manufacturer's guide.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Mac and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Colorado River of Cheese and Macaroni

Recipe courtesy of Patrick Rhea

Katie Lee's Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Dunkley's Famous Macaroni Salad

Recipe courtesy of Craig Dunkley

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cheese Bombs

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.