Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Is The Ultimate Easy Comfort Food

The Salty Marshmallow

Did you know that it’s super easy to make macaroni and cheese in your Instant Pot?

Macaroni and cheese is one of Americans’ most beloved comfort foods, and it’s no wonder. This simple yet satisfying dish can be elevated to please every palate, whether you’re making a basic mac and cheese for the little ones or you’re adding succulent lobster or crispy cauliflower for adult guests.

And if you have an Instant Pot, making macaroni and cheese is even easier and less messy than ever before.

Unlike traditional mac-and-cheese recipes, you only need 10 minutes to make mac in your Instant Pot. Five minutes of prep time, five minutes of cooking time and voila! You have cheesy goodness waiting to be devoured.

The secret to making your Instant Pot mac and cheese extra decadent and flavorful is using chicken broth instead of water. Multiple kinds of cheese will ensure that your mac and cheese has many layers of ooey, gooey flavor (consider cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan) and you shouldn’t be afraid to add a dash or two of hot pepper sauce to add some kick.

Worried about your cheese melting appropriately? You might consider grating block cheese by hand to help ensure super meltiness (pre-shredded cheese is mixed with cornstarch and other additives to keep it from congealing in the packaging, which can make it more difficult to melt). Still, as long as you have an Instant Pot, this isn’t as much of a concern — it melts cheese beautifully.

Find the full recipe on The Salty Marshmallow.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot in your kitchen but instead make your macaroni and cheese on a stovetop or in an electric pressure cooker, this dish can still be made quickly and easily. Find this recipe for mac and cheese made in a stovetop pressure cooker from Dad Cooks Dinner.

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Can’t get enough of the cheesy goodness of mac and cheese but want to try something a little more healthy? Try this recipe for Crunchy Cheese Puffs from The Splendid Table. (You will need a dehydrator for this crunchy, cheesy snack.)

Say cheese, everyone!