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Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese (Instant Pot)

This instant pot gluten-free mac and cheese is so amazing! It has a secret ingredient that I use in all of my creamy sauces…
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
Cost: $7


  • 12 oz 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
  • 1/2-1 tsp. salt (depending on level of saltiness you like)
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Add water and pasta to pressure cooker
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 minutes
  • Quick release pressure (drain excess water if needed)
  • Add butter, milk, salt and cheese
  • Stir until melted then grate in nutmeg and stir gently again



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. 


Serving: 1serving | 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