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Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe using canned pumpkin, cavatappi noodles and Havarti cheese.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe using canned pumpkin, cavatappi noodles and Havarti cheese.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe perfect for fall.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe using canned pumpkin, cavatappi noodles and Havarti cheese.

This creamy pumpkin pasta is loaded with Havarti cheese.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe using canned pumpkin, cavatappi noodles and Havarti cheese.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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This simple macaroni and cheese recipe takes less than twenty minutes from start to finish and serves four people.

To make this Instant Pot mac and cheese, I started by dumping some condensed chicken broth and water into the bottom of my Instant Pot.

chicken broth in an Instant Pot

Then I added some cavatappi noodles to the pot and spread them out evenly.

cavatappi noodles in an Instant Pot

I dumped some canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder on top of the noodles.

canned pumpkin and spices on top of cavatappi noodles in an Instant Pot before cooking

Then I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 3 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking, I immediately turned the steam release handle to the venting position and did a quick release.

canned pumpkin and spices on top of pasta after cooking in an Instant Pot

I removed the lid and stirred the contents well.

pumpkin pasta in an Instant Pot

Then I added some heavy cream and shredded Havarti cheese to the pot.

shredded Havarti cheese on top of pumpkin pasta in an Instant Pot

I stirred well until the cheese was melted. 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe using canned pumpkin, cavatappi noodles and Havarti cheese.

Then the creamy pumpkin pasta was ready to serve!

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe using canned pumpkin, cavatappi noodles and Havarti cheese.

This pumpkin macaroni and cheese is the perfect fall comfort food dish.

If you are looking for a savoury pumpkin recipe for your Instant Pot, then you need to try this Instant Pot Mac and Cheese!

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe using canned pumpkin, cavatappi noodles and Havarti cheese.

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Yield: 4 people

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious pressure cooker pasta recipe using canned pumpkin, cavatappi noodles and Havarti cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10.5 oz condensed chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 5 cups cavatappi noodles
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin, not pie filling)
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups Havarti cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Pour chicken broth and water into the Instant Pot.
  2. Add the cavatappi noodles to the pot and spread them out evenly.
  3. Pour pumpkin on top of noodles.
  4. Add pumpkin pie spice, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the pot.
  5. Do not stir!
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 3 minutes.
  7. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and do a quick release.
  8. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  9. Add the heavy cream and shredded Havarti to the pot.
  10. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*this recipe was tested in an 8 quart Instant Pot Duo

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