Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

Easily make boxed macaroni and cheese in the Instant Pot!

Boxed Macaroni and Cheese recipe


  • Instant Pot®


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 box Macaroni and Cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Remove cheese packet from box and set aside.
  2. Add butter, water and pasta only to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
  3. Place on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  4. Do a QPR (Quick Pressure Release).
  5. Stir in milk and cheese packet.


Never open the lid until the valve has dropped!

If desired, stir in well-drained tuna or Lil Smokies to the Macaroni and Cheese after the pressure has been released.

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