18 Save-worthy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipes (Best of the Best)
You’re going to need to create a folder on your computer just for this list because every single one of these instant pot mac and cheese recipes are totally save-worthy, and you really do need to try them all. Whether you’re a die-hard straight mac and cheese aficionado, or you like to experiment with bacon, jalapenos, or even a deconstructed cheeseburger, these recipes are the best of the best when it comes to quick and easy comfort food.
Creamy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Ready in less than ten minutes, and using only five ingredients, this recipe will give you hot and creamy mac and cheese with practically no effort (or washing up) at all.
Loaded Instant Pot Mac And Cheese
For pure comfort in a bowl, make this instant pot mac and cheese recipe which has the added saltiness of crispy bacon, and the satisfying crunch of buttery Panko breadcrumbs.
Velvetta Mac And Cheese
Use chicken broth in place of water to add a deliciously savory flavor to this creamy treat, which uses three cheeses, milk, and butter to produce the smoothest mac ‘n cheese ever.
Combine two family favorites in one with this awesome instant pot cheeseburger macaroni using ground beef, broth, and both cream and shredded cheese for a filling and tasty meal.
Instant Pot Chicken Mac and Cheese
Make the dinner go further by adding in tender chicken to this instant pot mac and cheese recipe, which uses just one type of cheese but is still decadently creamy and flavorsome.
Vegan Mac And Cheese
Being vegan doesn’t mean having to miss out on favorites like mac and cheese, as this instant pot recipe – which uses non-dairy cheese, milk, and butter – shows.
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese
If you like your mac and cheese with a bit of heat – and we’re not talking about the temperature – try making this buffalo chicken version which can all be cooked in the instant pot.
Can’t decide between chilli and mac and cheese? Well, if you follow this recipe you can have both in one delicious dish, and it’ll be ready in less than 30 minutes.
Evaporated Milk Instant Pot Mac And Cheese
Just ten minutes stand between you and this decadently creamy version of mac and cheese, which contains three different cheeses, as well as evaporated milk, and garlic for an extra kick.
Gluten-free Mac And Cheese
You don’t have to forego mac and cheese if you follow a gluten free diet – use GF pasta and then add in chicken, bacon, or ground beef for an even more satisfying dish.
Instant Pot Lobster Mac And Cheese
Add a bit of ‘posh’ to your pasta by making this deliciously creamy mac and cheese, and then adding lobster which has been sautéed with garlic and butter for an upmarket variation.
Ham & Cheese Instant Pot Pasta
While many recipes call for several varieties of shredded cheese, this one uses only cheddar, along with both sour and cream cheese for creaminess, and diced ham to make it even more substantial.
Instant Pot Vegetable Mac And Cheese
Put a splash of color into your usual mac and cheese in just one easy step by adding some frozen mixed veg to the instant pot, along with the milk and cheese.
Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese
Turn up the heat on this classic dish by adding in a handful of jalapenos to the instant pot, along with ground beef and bacon for a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.
Garlic & Parmesan Mac and Cheese
A perfect example of comfort in a bowl, this version of mac and cheese uses Monterrey Jack and Parmesan cheese, along with lashings of garlic and evaporated milk or heavy cream.
White Cheddar Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese
Use white cheddar and your pasta will have a more snowy appearance than the usual mac and cheese, but it will be no less tasty thanks to the cream, garlic, and cayenne pepper used.
Creamy Broccoli Mac And Cheese
Don’t feel guilty eating this scrumptious, creamier than creamy mac and cheese, because it has broccoli added in to ensure you’re getting at least one of your five a day!
Parmesan Ranch Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Cream, cheese, and butter make this pasta dish incredibly creamy and smooth, but then you add homemade (or store bought) buttermilk ranch seasoning and take it to another level entirely!
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