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I love my Instant Pot for making this creamy, cheesy mac and cheese recipe!

Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese with Smoked Sausage

Instant Pot mac and chese with smoked sausage! This recipe is ready in just 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 724kcal


  • 1 pound smoked sausage
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound macaroni uncooked
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 16 ounces sharp cheddar grated
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Set the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker to saute on high. Heat the oil in the pot.
  • Slice the smoked sausage into 1/4 inch rounds and place in the pot, cooking until browned on each. Remove sausage from the pot and set aside.
  • Add the macaroni, water, mustard powder, salt, and pepper to the pot.
  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set to sealing.
  • Cook on manual pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure and remove the lid.
  • Turn the pressure cooker to saute and stir in the evaporate milk.
  • Stir in the cheese, one handful at a time, until it's all melted and combined.
  • Stir the sausage into the macaroni and cheese, top with parsley, and serve.


Recipe serves 8 as a side dish or 4 as a main dish.


Calories: 724kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 923mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g