I’ve had my Instant Pot for just over a month and I am in LOVE with it! This week I decided to make something fast and something my kids would LOVE! Try this Mac and Cheese Recipe to have homemade Mac and Cheese in a matter of minutes!
If you have never heard of an Instant Pot, they truly are wonderful! I was a little nervous to try it out because I DO NOT like new things. But my husband surprised me for my birthday so I thought I would try it out. Well, I honestly can say I LOVE IT! Instead of cooking my roast for 8 to 10 hours in the slow cooker, It cooked for 60 minutes and was just as tender!I also threw in some carrots and potatoes in so I could have a side dish done all at one time!
Related recipe: Don’t have an instant pot? Try our Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese!
Don’t put Dairy in an Instant Pot!
When cooking dairy ingredients in the Instant Pot, it is a lot different than cooking them on the stovetop, oven, microwave or in a slow cooker.
If a recipe calls for dairy ingredients, make sure to add them once you have cooked your food and depressurized your Instant Pot. The high heat and pressure can cause dairy and milk ingredients to scorch or to turn clumpy. No one likes clumpy food.
So for this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese make sure you add your milk AFTER your noodles have already cooked!
Related recipe: Instant Pot Cheesy Penne Pasta (it’s so easy!)
How to Make Creamy Mac And Cheese (video):
What Instant Pot Should You Get?
- If you are cooking for 1-2 people I would suggest the 3 Quart Instant Pot. If you are cooking for more, I would suggest the 6 quart or 8 quart.
- This is the Instant Pot I have. I have a family of six and the 6 quart feeds us just fine! It is even the cheaper one and I love it! Find it HERE
- If you want to make big meals or big cheesecakes, etc. I would highly suggest getting the 8 quart!
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