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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Five ingredients is all you need for this easy, creamy Mac and Cheese!

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This past spring, we took the kids on a loonnggg road trip.

We headed to Vermont. Being that we live in the Midwest, our driving time was about 16 hours. Yes. 16. We split the driving into two crazy days. Honestly, it was really fun. The drive was long, but, we’ve never been further east than Michigan, so, it was great to see so many different places.

While in Vermont, I fell seriously in love with Cabot cheese, as did my family. My kids will ask “is that cheese from Vermont?” when I cook now. I kid you not! #CheeseSnobs 😉

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One of my favorite is their mac n cheese blend. It’s a combo of sharp cheddar and their Alpine cheddar.’s soooo good and is now my go-to cheese for homemade mac and cheese. Including this quick and easy Instant Pot mac n cheese!

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A brief breakdown:

  • Start with 1 lb of dry pasta. I used medium size shells, but, go ahead and use your favorite type. Just be sure they are similar in size/texture.
  • Add your shells to your pot. Then, add in water and butter.
  • Cook on high pressure for just 4 minutes. Then, do a natural release on your pot.
  • Remove lid and add in shredded cheese and milk. Then, stir. As mentioned above, I used Cabot Mac n Cheese Blended Cheese, but, you can use whatever type of shredded cheese you like. Also, there is no paid endorsement here with Cabot..I just really love the cheese. If you can’t find it at your grocery store and want to give it a try, check out their website for purchase.

That is it. Easy Peasy!

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Serve this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with a side salad and your dinner is ready in under an hour. Simple, cheesy and delicious!

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Yield: Serves: 6

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac n Cheese @tableforseven #macncheese #pasta #tableforsevenblog #dinner #macaroni #instantpot #pressurecooker

Simple, cheesy and delicious! Mac n Cheese made easy in your instant pot.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb. dry pasta , medium shells work well or use equivalent
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 TBSP butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Add dry pasta to pot.
  2. Pour water on top of dry pasta, then, top with butter.
  3. Cover and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  4. Do a natural release, then, remove lid. Stir in cheese and milk until melted.
  5. If necessary, add more liquid (milk or water) to achieve desired consistency.


  • Adapted from Pinch of Yum

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 570Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 385mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 23g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Miz Helen

Monday 30th of July 2018

Your Mac and Cheese looks so creamy and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you have a great week! Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Thursday 2nd of August 2018

Thank you Miz Helen!


Wednesday 25th of July 2018

It looks so good! Sadly, I don't have an Instant Pot, so I have to do it the old fashioned way... Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.


Monday 23rd of July 2018

Can you please tell me why you didn't post my comment?

Erin Table for Seven

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Angela- all comments are filtered due for spam. Perhaps, it was tagged as suspicious by my commenting system and in the spam folder. Also, I have to approve all other comments before they posted, for again, spam. Depending on when you comment, it could take me quite a while to approve it and get it posted. It's nothing personal to anyone who is commenting, it's just my busy life and blogging schedule.

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