Super easy, creamy and cheesy, this is the best mac and cheese recipe with minimal effort. A super easy side dish recipe.
- 1 lb rotini noodles (or elbow macaroni or small shells)
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup whole milk
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- In Instant Pot, add noodles, water, milk and butter. Set Instant Pot to sealing and timer to Manual->High for 4 minutes. Allow Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes before flipping valve back to “sealing” to release remaining stem. Only open once pressure valve on top has gone down.
- Open Instant Pot and add cheese, salt, pepper, and smoked paprika. Stir everything together until it becomes a nice, smooth cheesy mix. Let sit five minutes to thicken before serving.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, Easy Side Dish, Potluck Recipes