Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese
Making Macaroni and Cheese in the Instant Pot is less about saving time and more about creating a creamy delicious macaroni that is infused with flavor.
- 1 box of elbow macaroni 16 oz
- 3 Tbs of butter cut into tiny pieces
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 cups of shredded cheese we love Colby Jack, but Cheddar is great too!
- 4 cups of water
- diced ham
Pour the water and the macaroni into your instant pot.
Add the salt and butter piece and stir.
Cook the pasta on manual for 4 minutes.
When the timer goes off, do a manual quick release.
When the pressure is done, set the pot to saute.
Add the whipping cream while stirring the noodles.
Add the cheese half a cup at a time and stirring until melted after each one.
After the cheese is all melted, add your diced ham.
If your ham is cold, allow the ingredients to saute together for a few minutes until the ham warms up.
If the ham is already warm you can serve it immediately.