4-Minute Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
Sometimes I just want something quick and easy to eat. Mac & cheese is just that, plus it’s yummy. I love it, and so do my kids. I love it even more since I discovered a way to make Instant Pot mac & cheese. No need to strain water or dirty a colander. The water absorbs into the pasta, and you can add the milk and cheese powder straight to the pot after it cooks.
- Boxed mac & cheese (I use Annie’s Homegrown)
- Butter (per box instructions)
- Milk (per box instructions)
- Set the pressure cooker to saute.
- Add butter and melt.
- Add the dried pasta, a pinch of salt, and enough water to cover the pasta.
- Set the pressure cooker to manual (high pressure) for 4 minutes (or half of the shortest time listed on the box instructions). Annie’s recommends cooking for 8-10 minutes, so I cook for 4 minutes in the pressure cooker.
- Release pressure.
- If the pasta has too much liquid, saute until the liquid cooks down.
- Add milk and cheese powder.
- Mix well (you may have to stir a lot to break up clumps of cheese powder) and serve!
Do you have an Instant Pot? What’s your favorite thing to make in it?
Looking for more Instant Pot recipes? Check out Pressure Cooker Pork Chops, Carrots, and Potatoes.