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Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Looking for a delicious Macaroni and Cheese recipe? This Instant Pot creamy macaroni and cheese recipe is so easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Pressurize Time15 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Side Dish, Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, Instant Pot Recipe, Mac and Cheese, Macaroni and Cheese
Servings: 8
Calories: 529kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard


  • Place macaroni in Instant Pot. Pour chicken broth over macaroni so that all macaroni is covered by liquid.
  • Cut butter into small pieces and place on top of pasta. Add salt.
  • Place lid on top of Instant Pot and secure in place.
  • Move vent to SEALING position.
  • Press MANUAL button and set timer for 4 minutes.
  • When finished cooking, allow for a 5 minute NATURAL RELEASE, then move the venting to VENTING to quickly release the remaining pressure. (Some foam might come out of the vent, just use a paper towel to quickly wipe it off)
  • Remove lid and add whipping cream, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Add in seasonings and mix together until the cheese is all smooth and melted.
  • Serve warm.



  • Be sure your noodles are covered in the broth before you cook it!


Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1105mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 991IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 1mg