Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

This creamy, cheesy recipe is loaded with bold buffalo flavor for an instant kick. Make a full batch and enjoy the flavorful leftovers for lunch!

Serves: 10Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 1⁄2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 package (1 oz.) Ranch Dip Mix
  • 3⁄4 cup buffalo sauce, divided
  • 1 box (16 oz.) Elbow Macaroni Pasta
  • 4 cups water
  • 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 1⁄2 cups Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • Ranch, to serve
  • Parsley, for garnish


  • In Instant Pot on sauté function, add 2 tablespoons butter and chicken. Sprinkle ranch mix over chicken; sauté until chicken is done.
  • Stir in ½ cup buffalo sauce. Hit cancel button, then add pasta, remaining 2 tablespoons butter and water.
  • Place lid on pot; turn valve to sealing. Cook on high 4 minutes, then allow to naturally release.
  • Remove lid and gradually stir in remaining ¼ cup buffalo sauce, cream and shredded cheese.
  • Serve warm with ranch and fresh parsley.