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Instant pot gluten-free mac and cheese is a creamy, hearty dish the whole family will love. It literally takes under 10 minutes and the kids will love it! You can mix in ham, beef or even bacon for an extra filling dish.
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Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese (Instant Pot)

This instant pot gluten-free mac and cheese recipe came from my sister Tera. She made it when I stayed at her house and I couldn’t believe how amazing it was! I added in a secret ingredient that I use in all of my creamy sauces…nutmeg.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, gluten-free, gluten-free mac and cheese, Instant Pot, instant pot mac and cheese, kid-friendly
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 431kcal
Author: Chandice Probst


  • 1 12 oz. box of gluten-free rotini pasta (Ronzoni or Jovial brand works best)
  • 3 2/3 C water
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 1/4 C milk
  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Add water and pasta to pressure cooker
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 minutes
  • Quick release pressure then add butter, milk, salt and cheese
  • Stir until melted then grate in nutmeg and stir gently again
  • Serve hot


Not all gluten-free paths are created equal. I love Jovial brand! It is hand made in Italy and truly tastes FANTASTIC! Another brand I use and enjoy, especially in this recipe, is the Ronzoni rotini noodles.
Pro Tip: Use fresh cheddar for the best results. If you want to get creative, you can add other cheeses here as well but keep it to the 2 cups we call for in the ingredients.
Pro Tip: Fresh grated nutmeg really is an amazing spice. They are surprisingly easy to find and add and amazing depth and warmth to this pasta dish. 


Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 1mg