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Crab Mac n Cheese Recipe

crab mac and cheese

Crab Mac n Cheese

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 450 g macaroni
  • 950 ml water
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 450 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 110 g fresh mozzarella grated
  • 110 g Parmesan grated
  • 125 ml milk
  • 300 g crabmeat
  • Toasted panko breadcrumbs


  • Select Sauté on the Instant Pot and adjust the time to 3minutes. Once the pot starts to warm up, add 2 tbsp oil and the onion and cook until tender.
  • Press Cancel then add the pasta, water, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and cumin to the inner pot, then use a wooden spoon to give everything a stir and deglaze the base of the pot.
  • Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, and select Pressure Cook on ‘High’ and program for 5 minutes.
  • Once the program has finished, perform a quick pressure release and when the valve drops, remove the lid.
  • Add the milk to the pot and stir into the pasta, then slowly fold in the cheeses in batches, making sure the pasta mixture remains creamy between each addition.
  • Add the crabmeat to the pot, then put the lid back on and leave to warm through for 5 minutes.
  • Give everything a stir and top with panko breadcrumbs
Keyword fish, Instant Pot, Seafood
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