Air Fryer Mac And Cheese Recipe

Air Fryer Mac And Cheese Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by My Forking Life via YouTube


This mac and cheese recipe by My Forking Life on YouTube blew my mind away because it’s made in the air fryer for about 20 minutes. I’m in shock that you can make mac and cheese in the air fryer, and it came out nice and creamy. I go crazy about my air fryer, and this made it even better for me. Although it’s not hard to cook mac and cheese over the stove, I think it’s an innovative idea because you do not need to boil the macaroni noodles before mixing all the ingredients together. My Forking Life has a lot of other air fryer recipes on her YouTube channel that is unique too.



  • 1 ½ cup elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded and separated
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


First, combine the elbow macaroni, water, heavy cream, 3/4 of the cheese, dry mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic pepper in a pan that is deep enough to fit all of your ingredients and in your air fryer. Place in the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 360F. Set the timer for 18-20 minutes.

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Image by My Forking Life via YouTube


Next, halfway through cooking, open the air fryer basket and add the remaining cheese, and stir. Cook for the remainder of the time, and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes to thicken. Continue to watch My Forking Life tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

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Image by My Forking Life via YouTube

Note: every air fryer is different so adjust and monitor the cooking time and temperature. I think this might be better to make if you have a bigger size air fryer, but it can work for any size. This would be an interesting mac and cheese recipe to try out because I love my air fryer.

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