Creamy Instant Pot® Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Instant Pot® Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Macaroni and cheese is so easy to cook in the pressure cooker that you won’t want to make the boxed stuff again! This creamy recipe is a delicious basic pressure cooker mac and cheese with bacon. Feel free to use it as a starting point for a customized mac and cheese using different cheeses and add-ins.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 20 mins

    TOTAL : 5 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, macaroni, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®); stir until well combined. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Stir in milk, Cheddar, and Gouda gradually, alternating between a little of the milk and a handful of cheese at a time. Stir until the cheeses are melted. Stir in crumbled bacon and serve.

Per Serving: 449 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 44g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 719.9mg.