This Instant Pot Mac N Cheese is Quick, delicious, cheesy, one pot mac n cheese! It gets better, only takes about 15 mins!

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This Instant Pot Mac N Cheese is the ultimate mac n cheese with the easiest way to achieve it! Minimal dishes! Literally only your instant pot to clean! Done within in 15 minutes better yet!

This recipe is definitely decadent! Comfort food at its finest!

I love to have easy staple sides that I have for a go to when I don’t have a lot of time or I am just exhausted! (like this recipe Easy Air Fryer Zucchini Parmesean!)

I love this recipe to for when it’s cold out and I want a nice comforting side dish to be quick and delicious! Feel free to bookmark this page, save on InstagramPinterest, or just scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. It has all the steps and ingredients in one place.


The cavatappi really takes this mac n cheese to the next level! Cavatappi is thicker than the traditional elbow noodle and more chewy, which in turn giving it more texture for a full experience of decadent mac n cheese!

Using a sharp cheddar for mac n cheese is key in my opinion! It gives it that hit!

The butter in mac n cheese is essential to provide that richness we all love about it!

Cream cheese helps to create that smoothness and creamy consistency!

Chicken broth is there to create that additional flavor!

How to store Instant Pot Cheesy Mac N Cheese leftovers:

I store in an airtight container for a few days. Please keep in mind that the quality is not the same when reheating after being refrigerated.

If you liked this recipe, and need some inspiration to complete your full meal if making as a side dish, here are some ideas! :

Instant Pot Cheesy Mac N Cheese

Quick, delicious, cheesy, one pot mac n cheese! It gets better, only takes about 15 mins!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 16oz Box of Cavatappi Pasta
  • 1 32oz Chicken Broth
  • 13oz Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 4oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 stick Salted Butter 8 TBSP
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder


  • Mix pasta and broth into the Instant Pot.
  • Close lid, set vent to closed, set to high pressure for 4 mins.
  • Once done, Quick release.
  • Add in butter and stir till melted completely.
  • Add in cream cheese, stir till completely melted.
  • Mix in the spices.
  • Add in the cheese, mix and serve!

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