Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is favorite comfort food fused with a healthy dose of pumpkin puree for a great fall side dish. This Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Mac and Cheese recipe is cooked in the Instant Pot for an easy weeknight dinner option!
Course Side Dish
Keyword Instant Pot Mac and cheese
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 10minutes
salt to taste
3cupsfreshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
In the Instant Pot, combine pasta and water, making sure the pasta is fully submerged.
Add the pumpkin purée, salt. and nutmeg on top of the pasta, but do NOT mix.
Close the lid and set the valve to the SEALING position. Pressure cook on HIGH pressure for 4 minutes.
When the cooking time is done, do a QUICK RELEASE, and carefully open the lid.
Add cheese, milk, and heavy cream and stir until melted and smooth. Serve immediately.