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3 Cheese Instant Pot Mac and Cheese. The easiest, cheesiest macaroni and cheese around. An easy dinner ready in about 20 minutes.
My kids LOVE macaroni and cheese. And they come by it honestly. It is one of my favorite side dishes, too!
Macaroni and cheese couldn’t be easier when you make it in the Instant Pot. It takes only about 4 minutes of cooking time, but you’ll have to add to that the pot coming to pressure. You’ll be digging into this meal in under 20 minutes!
The best cheese for mac and cheese is a mixture of cheeses! Each cheese carries a different flavor, so when you combine cheeses, you get a really full bodied flavor.
You can experiment with the types of cheeses you use. Feel free to switch it up!
To make a gluten free version of this macaroni and cheese, you can easily swap out regular pasta for gluten free pasta. One of our favorite gluten free pastas is Banza pasta made with chickpeas. It is high in protein and fiber!
Banza pasta or gluten free pasta works great in the instant pot.
You”ll end up with the creamiest macaroni and cheese. It’s so so good!
Yes! We normally use 2% milk in this recipe, but you can add evaporated milk instead to help make the macaroni and cheese just a little creamier. It’s a great substitution if you are short on milk!
This is a great base recipe for macaroni and cheese. You can stir in other add-ins to add protein, veggies or additional flavor:
Some other common side dishes are:
Need an Instant Pot? Here is the one we have.
If you have individual servings of macaroni and cheese, it’s easy to reheat them in the microwave.
If you have a large amount of mac and cheese to reheat, place it in an oven safe dish and cover with foil. Bake in a 350º oven for 25 minutes or until it is heated through. The exact time will depend on if the casserole is frozen and how much of it there is.
Yes! Because mac and cheese is a pasta dish, it freezes well. You can freeze it in individual containers and it makes great school or work lunches.
Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.