This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe is the last mac and cheese recipe you will need, with only 5 ingredients it is the quickest way to creamy homemade mac and cheese.
Also, in this creamy macaroni and cheese, we swap out evaporated milk for heavy cream.
I promise you will make it this way next time and every time. As a matter of fact, you will wonder how you lived without this instant pot recipe for so long!
My easy instant pot mac and cheese recipe can easily be converted for stovetop cooking. But I never use the stovetop anymore, my pressure cooker version is way easier and better than the boxed stuff.
Do I have to use heavy Cream in this 5 Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese?
No, you can swap out the heavy cream for regular milk like whole milk as well as 2% milk. I just find that this Instant Pot Macaroni comes out way creamier when I use the heavy cream.
This recipe, as is has so much flavor, but if you want to add a little more, you can use chicken broth instead of water. You can also use any kind of cheese you like, Just make sure that you are using shredded cheese and that it is real cheese. A few kinds of cheese I like to use to change up this easy mac and cheese recipe is.
- medium cheddar cheese
- sharp cheddar cheese
- parmesan cheese
- Monterey jack
- Colby jack
- Pepper jack
- honestly, I can use any cheese or any combination of cheeses even cream cheese. You can just use your favorite cheese.
Mac n cheese has always been a homemade comfort food and can honestly hold its own as a main course. And the best part is this delicious recipe is so quick and easy, that with a few couples of ingredients you have made the perfect recipe that the whole family loves!
The pasta cooks perfectly every time. My rule of thumb is to use elbow macaroni for best results, but if you do choose different pasta just set your instant pot for half of the time on the box.
How does Kraft macaroni and cheese compare to homemade?
Before the electric pressure cooker, kraft is the go-to old-fashioned family favorite perfect mac and cheese.
But not anymore, this instant pot mac and cheese with sour cream will blow you away, and you can make it your own by adding your favorites like salt and pepper, hot sauce, parsley, and even broccoli.
What can I do to make macaroni and cheese taste better?
5 Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is amazing without adding more ingredients... With that said I do occasionally add some things to spice it up a bit, or to add more flavor to it.
- some crumbled blue cheese
- garlic powder
- garlic salt
- hot sauce
- whatever your hearts desire
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