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 Nilsson
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


  • 2 1/2 cups dry macaroni noodles
  • water
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese (I just used powdered)
  • 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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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: 565%, Calcium: 300%, Iron: 0.9%

(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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