This 20-minute homemade macaroni and cheese is so quick to make—and it’s absolutely delicious.

By Kelly Vaughan
February 06, 2019
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Instant Pot macaroni and cheese is the happy medium between two classic preparations—your favorite boxed childhood macaroni and cheese with the neon powder cheese packet and a homemade version that requires a time-consuming béchamel sauce. The Instant Pot promises to simplify time-consuming, complex recipes; this 20-minute homemade macaroni and cheese certainly fits that description and we were impressed with the result. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente and the cheese sauce was as creamy and flavorful as versions that take three times as long to make. Plus, you can feel good about feeding your family macaroni and cheese that’s only made with a handful of ingredients (rather than a long list of additives that you can barely pronounce). Follow along to learn how to cook macaroni and cheese in an Instant Pot. (Note: This recipe is designed to be cooked in a 6- or 8-qt. Instant Pot, but you can cut it in half if you are using the mini Instant Pot.)

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