All-Time Favorite Macaroni and Cheese – 175 Best Multifunction Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes

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All-Time Favorite Macaroni and Cheese recipe from 175 Best Multifunction Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes cookbook.

All-Time Favorite Macaroni and Cheese - 175 Best Multifunction Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes

Courtesy of 175 Best Multifunction Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes by Marilyn Haugen © 2017 Available where books are sold. Photo credit for images: Tango Photography

All-Time Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

My oh my, how we love our mac and cheese. We loved it as children, survived college on it, served it to our smiling children and even “adulted” it with variations galore. Now it’s time to pressurize this favorite to pure perfection. To make it even more delightful — if that’s possible — I’ve included some variations to tease your taste buds.

Makes 4 servings


Two cups (500 mL) elbow macaroni is about half of a 16-oz (500 g) package.
You can double this recipe, provided you do not fill your pressure cooker above the maximum fill line.


2 cups elbow macaroni (500 mL)
1 tsp granulated sugar (5 mL)
1⁄8 tsp ground nutmeg (0.5 mL)
2 cups ready-to-use 
 chicken broth (500 mL)
1 can evaporated milk (12 oz or 370 mL)
11⁄2 cups shredded sharp (old) Cheddar cheese (375 mL)
1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese (250 mL)


1. In the pressure cooker, combine macaroni, sugar, nutmeg and stock. Close and lock the lid. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Quickly release the pressure.

2. Stir in milk. Heat the cooker on High/Sauté/Brown. Cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce has thickened and pasta is done to your liking. Cancel cooking.

3. Add Cheddar and Gruyère, 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) at a time, stirring until cheese is melted and combined before adding more. Serve immediately.

If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out my 175 Best Multifunction Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes cookbook review which contains an Apple and Maple Glazed Pork Chops recipe. You can purchase 175 Best Multifunction Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes on Amazon.

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175 Best Multifunction Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes

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GiGi Eats July 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Mac & Cheese was 1000000000% my favorite dish EVER when I was a kid. Sadly, I cannot eat mac and cheese anymore but that doesn’t mean I don’t dream about it frequently!

Gingermommy July 20, 2018 - 4:25 pm

Macoroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. My family loves it

Annemarie LeBlanc July 21, 2018 - 6:29 am

I have not tried making mac and cheese in an instant pot. It is a family favorite and to have it on the table in record time is great. I will try this and browse around those 175 more recipes.

Marysa July 21, 2018 - 8:27 am

I love that you used Gruyere in this dish. Sounds delicious! I love mac n cheese but it’s nice to mix it up with interesting versions of it.

Dogvills July 22, 2018 - 5:00 am

I like this mac and cheese version of being made in an instant pot. I just recently got one and I am still experimenting on recipes to make in them. Happy I came across this blog post.

Julie @ Running in a Skirt July 22, 2018 - 9:51 am

Ohhhh mac & Cheese is my jam! I love this fabulous tasty recipe ideas. Can’t wait to try some.

pat. July 22, 2018 - 10:40 am

I made mac and cheese weekly for my bro-in-law. Imagine my surprise years later when I found it was not his fav! Still love good mac and cheese myself.

Courtney July 23, 2018 - 2:01 pm

Omg can we say yum!! Mac and cheese is a family favorite. One of the few dishes that everyone in the household just loves


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