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Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese is made with just a few simple ingredients - noodles, chicken broth, butter, milk and cheese. This macaroni and cheese recipe only requires 5 minutes of cooking time and it is one of the easiest Instant Pot recipes ever! 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Servings: 8


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni, small shells, or other small pasta
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (or any other type of cheese you like!)


  • First, pour the noodles into the Instant Pot and then pour the chicken broth over top of them. Pat down the noodles if needed in order for them to be fully covered by the broth. 
  • Place and lock the lid of the Instant Pot and then press the Manual setting - you want to cook the pasta for 5 minutes at high pressure. 
  • As soon as the time is up, do a quick release to vent. Once it is done venting, open the lid and add the butter, milk and cheese, stirring until everything is completely melted. Serve immediately and salt and pepper to taste. That's it!