Easy Mac & Cheese in 6 minutes!


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Easy Mac Cheese in 6 minutesEasy Mac Cheese in 6 minutes

There are very few things I love in life more than a bowl of mac & cheese.  In fact, I served it at my wedding.. the blue box kind!  It was the first thing gone from the buffet!

I love all kinds of mac & cheese; the box kind, the yucky bargain brand kind and the creamy homemade kind.  Well, now I have a personal new favorite…

Easy & Mac Cheese in 6 minutes

How can these few simple ingredients come together to create this amazing bowl of yumminess.  I don’t get it but I don’t question perfection.  Have included the directions for both pressure cooker (6 min) and stove top (11 min)!

I am fairly new to using the pressure cooker… I put together a bunch of gift cards that I got for Christmas and splurged on the Breville Fast-Slow Cooker.  While it is expensive, it has saved me literally HOURS every week!

I have made some incredible meals in it… including chicken from frozen to the table in 15 minutes!  If you have been considering one, it was worth the splurge for me! <3  Anyhow, off to the good stuff!  Enjoy!

Easy Mac & Cheese in 6 minutes!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
There are very few things I love in life more than a bowl of mac & cheese. In fact, I served it at my wedding.. the blue box kind! It was the first thing gone from the buffet

Ingredients

Noodles:
  • 2 1/2 cups dry macaroni noodles
  • water
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese (I just used powdered)
Cheese:
  • 2 cups grated cheese - use what you have or what is on sale , I use old because… well.. yum!
  • 2 oz . cream cheese (approx. 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp dry mustard

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Instructions

Pressure cooker method (stove top method below):
  1. Put dry macaroni noodles, 3 cups of water, onion powder, butter, parmesan cheese into an electric pressure cooker
  2. Set timer for 6 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Release pressure once completed
  4. Stir in all cheese ingredients until melted
Stove top method:
  1. Cook noodles (al dente) according to package directions and drain
  2. Stir in all remaining ingredients and heat through (you can add a couple of tablespoons of milk to make it creamier)
  3. Cover and let sit 3 minutes
  4. Serve and enjoy.. (with a big fat glass of wine)
  5. I know it seems far too simple to be delicious but trust me on this one
Nutrition Information
Calories: 368, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 297mg, Potassium: 147mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 16g, Vitamin A: 11.3%, Calcium: 30%, Iron: 5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Easy Mac & Cheese

6 Minute Mac & Cheese

Note:  If you don’t have a pressure cooker, I am sure this recipe would work by just cooking the noodles in the usual manner and adding the cheeses, 1/2 tablespoon of butter and just a pinch of onion powder.  Either way… I’m in love.

This recipe is my own version adapted from Great Food Fast because I never do what a recipe says.  :)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. Sounds yummy. Making it today. Love, love, love my new electric pressure cooker. Still have and will use the one my grandma used for canning. I hope using milk instead of water will work well.

  2. I tried this recipe tonight. The flavor is perfect. However, the overall texture was gummy and cheese stringy. I added a couple tbs of milk. Next time I think I will melt cheeses along with a bit of milk in the microwave while the mac cooks.

  3. The time it takes to fire up the pressure cooker and bring it to pressure before you start cooking at presure i can have the dish cooked twice over

    1. It does take time you’re right! I just find it so easy to pop everything in and go about doing other things.