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Instant Pot Velveeta Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 15 minutes plus time to come to pressure
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 16 oz uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1216 oz Velveeta cheese cubed (I prefer the 12 oz)
  • 1/2 cup milk or more if needed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Add the uncooked macaroni into the Instant Pot. Pour the water over the pasta and top with the pieces of butter, salt, and pepper.
    Secure the lid onto your Instant Pot and make sure valve is in the sealing position.
  2. Set to cook on high-pressure for 5 minutes. At the end of cooking, place a damp towel over the top of the instant pot and do a quick release. (The damp towel will help to eliminate spatter as the steam releases.)
  3. Hit Cancel, and turn the instant pot on the sauté setting. Mix in the milk, Velveeta, and shredded cheddar cheese into the cooked macaroni. You can add more milk if needed. Stir constantly until all of the cheese is melted.
  4. Turn off and allow to sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
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