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The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese With Ham Recipe

The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese With Ham Recipe

Do you know what makes The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese?

Or how to make creamy Mac and cheese at home with real ingredients like cheddar cheese and milk?

The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese With Ham Recipe

Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Here is an easy Mac and Cheese Recipe that I make regularly for my girls.

Sharp Cheddar Cheese makes Mac and Cheese super creamy when combined with evaporated milk or whole milk, and adding delicious ham takes this recipe to another level.

You and your kiddos will love this Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe. Combine this macaroni recipe with The Best Caesar Salad & Oven Baked Chicken Wings for a complete dinner meal, shown in the video below.

How to Make the Best Mac & Cheese Tricks & Tips:

  • Try not to use EXTRA-SHARP or Mild CHEDDAR CHEESE  because it will make the sauce look grainier and not creamy.
  • Also Don’t Use Nonfat milk when making homemade Mac and Cheese, the cheese sauce will not turn out as creamy as you want.
  • Instead use whole milk or 2% low-fat milk. When using 2% low-fat milk simmer sauce a little longer.
  • To warm up Mac & Cheese add a little amount of milk into cold Mac and Cheese, warm up on medium heat until creamy.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container inside the fridge for up to 3 days.

Hope these tips and tricks will help you make The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese With Ham.

How to Make Homemade Mac and Cheese With Ham inside the Instant Pot.

How to Make Homemade Mac and Cheese:

Using Instant Pot, add uncooked macaroni, water, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper to taste.

Mix well, cover and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.

Quick Release Pressure.

The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese With Ham Recipe

How to Make Creamy Mac and Cheese:

After the pressure is released open the lid, and press the sauce button.

Pour in evaporated milk or whole milk and ham, cook for 1-3 minutes or until sauce is creamy texture.

Turn off the Instant Pot. Stir in cheese 1/2 cup at a time.

If needed more seasoning, season with more salt and pepper.

Serve immediately with Delicious Italian Salad or Loaded Baked Eggplant – my Favorite side dish. Enjoy!

Q. – Do YOU like this Instant Pot Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe?

Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!

The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese With Ham Recipe

It is super easy to make Homemade Creamy Mac and Cheese. Adding ham to Mac and Cheese is our favorite thing to do!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Instant Pot, Kids Favorite, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Love Keil

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup organic ham cut into little cubes
  • 1 cup sharp chadder cheese grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese grated

Instructions

How to Make Homemade Mac and Cheese:

  • Using Instant Pot, add 2 cups of uncooked macaroni, 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of dry mustard, 1/8 cayenne pepper, salt & pepper to taste. Mix well, cover and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Quick Release Pressure.

How to Make Creamy Mac and Cheese:

  • After the pressure is released open the lid, and press the sauce button. Pour in 12 oz. evaporated milk or 1 1/2 cup of whole milk and 1 cup of cut ham, cook for 1-3 minutes or until sauce is creamy texture.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot. Stir in cheese 1/2 cup at a time. If needed, season more with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with Italian Salad or Loaded Baked Eggplant - my Favorite side dish. Enjoy!

Notes

To warm up Mac & Cheese add a little amount of milk into cold Mac and Cheese, warm up on medium heat until creamy. 
Store leftovers in airtight container inside the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 1mg

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