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Easy Instant Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Recipe

Instant Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese is an easy one pot, no drain macaroni and cheese recipe. It is super cheesy and delicious. Gluten free macaroni and cheese is the perfect comfort food.

For this recipe, you will need gluten free noodles. I like to use rotini, but you can use the traditional macaroni. Gluten free pasta is made with corn and/or rice. It has the same taste and texture as regular pasta, just without the gluten. This recipe is gluten allergy friendly.

Easy Instant Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Instant Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Ingredients

To make this pressure cooker mac and cheese recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • gluten free pasta
  • chicken broth
  • salted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic
  • whole milk
  • Parmesan cheese
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • mild cheddar cheese

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Ingredients

You will also need an Instant Pot for this recipe. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you could make this Garlic Parmesan Noodles dish and use gluten free fettuccine.

How to Make Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese in an Instant Pot

It is really easy to make mac and cheese in an Instant Pot. You will add everything except the dairy to the pot and cook. No draining needed! Once done, stir in the milk and cheeses until melted.

  1. First, combine the pasta, broth, butter, salt, pepper and garlic in the Instant Pot and twist on the locking lid. Select the Manual setting. Set the Instant Pot for ½ of the time listed on the package of pasta.
  2. When the pot has finished the pressurized cook time and beeps, allow everything to Natural Pressure Release for 2 minutes.
  3. Then cover the steam valve with a clean, damp cloth. This will help release the steam without dangerous and messy liquids spraying everywhere.
  4. Give the pasta a solid stir and then add in the milk and cheeses. Stir everything together until smooth and creamy. Serve right away.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Can I Substitute any Ingredients in this Recipe?

  • Instead of chicken broth, you can use vegetable broth.
  • Instead of butter, you can use avocado oil or olive oil.
  • Instead of whole milk, you can use heavy cream for a thicker sauce.

Can I Reheat Gluten Free Pasta?

Gluten free pasta reheats best in a pan and not the microwave. You can reheat leftovers in a non stick pan on the stove with a little liquid (cream or milk) added in.

Instant Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Instant Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese is an easy one pot, no drain macaroni and cheese recipe. It is super cheesy and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces gluten free pasta
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced and smashed
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup mild cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine the pasta, broth, butter, salt, pepper and garlic in the Instant Pot and twist on the locking lid.
  2. Select the Manual setting. Set the Instant Pot for ½ of the time listed on the package of pasta.
  3. When the pot has finished the pressurized cook time and beeps, allow everything to Natural Pressure Release for 2 minutes. Then cover the steam valve with a clean, damp cloth. This will help release the steam without dangerous and messy liquids spraying everywhere.
  4. Give the pasta a solid stir and then add in the milk and cheeses.
  5. Stir everything together until smooth and creamy. Serve right away.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 1029mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g

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H

Monday 9th of August 2021

How long do you cook this?

Emily Enchanted

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

@H, per the instructions above, it depends on your pasta. "Set the Instant Pot for ½ of the time listed on the package of pasta."

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