Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is creamy, cozy and chock full of flavorful pumpkin and fall spices. You’ll love making this easy pressure cooker pumpkin mac and cheese recipe all season long!


- Elbow macaroni pasta - Water - Pumpkin purée - Onion powder - Butter - Pumpkin pie spice - Salt - Cheddar cheese - Parmesan - Warm milk - Heavy cream

Step 1

Add the macaroni, water, salt into the Instant Pot insert. Top with pumpkin purée, butter, onion powder, and pumpkin pie spice but do not mix.

Step 2

Place lid on the Instant Pot, turn the valve to sealing, and select pressure cook (or manual) high pressure, for 4 minutes.

Step 3

Allow for a Natural Pressure Release (NPR) of 5 minutes and then do a Quick Pressure Release. Open the lid & quickly stir in the cheeses, warm milk, & cream.

Step 4

Mix until combined and cheese is melted, then adjust seasonings, add any toppings or mix-ins, and serve.