Instant Pot Jalapeno Mac and Cheese

makes 6 servings

  • 2 ½ cups dry macaroni 
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese 
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Add dry macaroni noodles, water, onion powder, dry mustard, jalapeno, salt, pepper, and butter to the Instant Pot. Set Instant Pot to 6 minutes (MANUAL) on high pressure. When completed, release pressure and take off the lid. There will be leftover water from cooking, do not drain. 

Add the cream cheese to the macaroni and stir until melted. Slowly add milk to coat the noodles and bread up cream cheese. Stir in the cheddar and mix until melted. Season to taste.