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Easy Mac and Cheese made in the Pressure Cooker

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Author: Jennifer


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 14.5–oz can evaporated milk
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder or regular mustard as a substitute if you don't have any
  • 4 cups extra sharp white cheddar cheese or you can substitute for your favorite cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature


  • In a small bowl, combine the evaporated milk, cornstarch, salt, pepper, onion powder, hot pepper sauce and mustard and set aside.
  • Place the water and macaroni in your pressure cooker. Lock the lid into place and cook on high for 5 minutes and then quick release the steam and carefully remove the lid after all the steam has released.
  • Stir the macaroni to break it up, and then add the evaporated milk mixture you set aside earlier, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, butter, and cream cheese. The pressure cooker will still be hot so your cheese will already start to melt. If the pressure cooker is not hot enough just press the saute button and stir until the sauce thickens and the cheese has melted. This will only take a minute or two.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!