Creamy Air Fryer Macaroni & Cheese Recipe: No, You Didn't Read Wrong! by 30Seconds Food

Side Dishes Pasta
11 months ago
Creamy Air Fryer Macaroni & Cheese Recipe: No, You Didn't Read Wrong!

Macaroni and cheese in the air fryer? Yep! This easy macaroni and cheese recipe is yet another way to use that air fryer. Do not cook the pasta beforehand – it goes in uncooked. For the creamiest mac and cheese, shred the cheese yourself instead of buying it pre-shredded. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 to 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni or other short pasta (uncooked)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a square baking pan (8 inches). Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Put the pan into the air fryer and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring every 6 to 7 minutes. Let it sit a few minutes before serving so the sauce can thicken. 

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

A Chef's Secret-Ingredient Macaroni & Cheese Recipe (Ready in Less Than 30 Minutes)

You're Bacon Me Crazy Macaroni & Cheese Recipe: A Creamy, 20-Minute, One-Pot Mac & Cheese Recipe

20-Minute Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Will Blow Their Minds

Chick-fil-a's Macaroni & Cheese Copycat Recipe: A Creamy 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese Recipe That's Amazing

Now that’s a great and easy Mac and cheese recipe 😋
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
OMGoodness, what a great idea. So simple, and so delish!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Air fryer mac and cheese?! No way!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

15-Minute Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Recipe Is What It's All About

No-Fry Baked Eggplant Parmesan Recipe: An Easy, Delicious & Lighter Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

5-Ingredient Baked Pasta Casserole Recipe Is a Delicious Dinner Fast

Tasty Balsamic Baked Chicken Recipe With Peppers: An Easy Healthy Dinner