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Instant Macaroni and Cheese 9

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Kosher, Pescatarian, Vegetarian
Keyword: 9 days, Dairy, Egg-free, Indulgent, Kid-friendly, Make-ahead, Milchig, Nut-free, Shavuot, Super Simple, Weeknight Dinner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 763kcal
Smooth white cheddar and creamy gouda cheeses enhance the silky sauce in this one-pot meal. Instant Pot Macaroni and cheese is a dream to eat without all the pots and stirring.
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  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 8 ounces Elbow Pasta
  • 2-½ Cups Milk
  • ¾ Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Mustard Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons White Pepper
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 4 ounces White Cheddar shredded
  • 4 ounces Gouda shredded
  • ¼ Cups Heavy Cream


  • Turn your Instant Pot to Saute mode. Melt the Butter inside the pot, then press Cancel to turn off the IP.
  • Now, add the Pasta, Milk, Heavy Cream, Ground Mustard Powder, Kosher Salt, White Pepper and Cayenne Pepper. Stir Well.
  • Seal the lid of your pot by turning it until it clicks. Now turn the vent on the top of the lid to the “Sealing” position. Set your pot to High Pressure and use the arrows to set the time for 7 minutes.
  • The pot will first come to pressure, then countdown 7 minutes, lastly it will notify you it is done. At that point it goes into keep warm mode. It will show the time with an L on the display, counting up the minutes it’s been keeping warm.
  • Wait until your pot is at L0:05 and then manually release the pressure. To do this, turn the vent from “Sealing” to “Venting”. Steam will immediately flow from the top, so be sure that no part of you is over the pot.
  • When the pressure indicator drops, turn the pot open and stir in the White Cheddar, Gouda, and Heavy Cream. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Now stir and serve! The pot will continue to keep the food warm if you wish to leave it in the pot for a bit. If it gets a little dry from waiting you can add a splash of milk and stir again.



Sodium: 1115mg | Sugar: 11.8g | Cholesterol: 150.2mg | Calories: 763kcal | Fat: 47.4g | Protein: 28g | Carbohydrates: 56.1g