Instant Pot Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese are one of my family’s favorite recipe, it is quick and easy to prepare and it’s ready in minutes!


Instant Pot Vegan Mac And Cheese

So I decided to cook pasta in my Instant Pot, I have been seeing recipes with Instant Pot pasta online so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make a mac and cheese recipe in my Instant Pot. I was really impressed by the results.

I decided to do a very flavorful dish in case the pasta didn’t turn out right at least the dish would be very tasty and dinner would not be ruined. The results were amazing! Like my other one-pot recipes,  Vegan Mac And Cheese, Vegan Rasta Pasta,  One Pot Taco Spaghetti, Sweet Potato Mac And Cheese. this Chili Mac And Cheese is now my new favorite pasta recipe.

The pasta was not overcooked but was ‘Aldente’, just right, not to mention the taste, so much flavor was going on, my family devoured it.

Instant Pot Chili Mac And Cheese in a white bowl

How To Make Instant Pot Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese

To make this Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese in a pressure cooker, I basically turn on the Instant Pot and press saute mode. Heat oil and saute my onion, garlic, and bell pepper until soft. At this point, you can add your vegan crumble like Beyond Beef Crumbles. This is optional, your chili mac will taste delicious without it. Stir in your spices and salt.;

Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans, pasta, vegetable broth. Switch Instant Pot to the Off button, close the lid and place on sealing. Press the “Manual” mode and pressure cook for 4 minutes. Quick-release by turning the valve to venting, place a damp kitchen towel over the knob. After releasing all the steam and opening the lid, stir in vegan cheese shreds and adjust the taste.

Instant Pot Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese overlay in white plate

I used Chickpea Pasta it is gluten-free and high protein. My favorite vegan shreds are Follow Your Heart Vegan Shreds.

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Instant Pot Vegan Chili Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese

This Instant Pot Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese is the best one-pot comfort dish ever, it is warming and flavorful, elbow pasta, kidney beans, onion, garlic, bell pepper, spices cooked in flavorful broth, finished off with vegan shredded cheese. So hearty and satisfying.
4.98 from 106 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot vegan chili mac and cheese, vegan chili mac and cheese
Prep Time: 9 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 185kcal



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegan crumbles (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-15 ounce can of kidney beans
  • 1-8 ounce dry elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup shredded vegan cheese


  • Set Instant Pot to ‘Saute’ setting. Heat oil and add onions, cook until soft. Stir in garlic and bell pepper and cook until fragrant. Add vegan crumbles and stir until brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Add cumin, chili, paprika, smoked paprika, oregano and salt, stir until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans, elbow pasta, and vegetable broth.
  • Select off settings, cover Instant pot, turn the valve to the sealing position then select Manual Settings and adjust pressure to high for 4 minutes.
  • When finished cooking, quick release pressure according to manufacturers directions. I usually carefully place a damp kitchen cloth over the valve.
  • After pressure is released, remove lid and stir in vegan shredded cheese and serve.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1244mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg