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Gluten-Free Instant Pot Mac and Cheese in a white bowl
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Gluten-Free Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Looking for a delicious gluten-free mac and cheese recipe? You've got to try this one-pot meal in less than 20 minutes. This Gluten-Free Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe is so easy to make... and rich and creamy too. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy mac and cheese, Gluten Free Pasta, mac and cheese no gluten
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama


  • 3 cups dry elbow noodles gluten-free
  • 3 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter organic
  • 3/4 cup whole milk organic
  • 3 oz cream cheese organic
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded


  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded


  • Add all ingredients except the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and milk in the inner pot.
  • Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Allow for a quick pressure release and then add in the remaining ingredients, stirring in the cream cheese and cheese to melt with the pasta, and then adding in the milk a little at a time. 
  • Serve in a large bowl or platter and garnish with grated cheese and fresh parsley.


  • Remember it takes about 10-12 minutes for the Instant Pot to reach pressure, so this entire dish takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
  • You can replace the pepperjack cheese with sharp cheddar cheese if you want to mild version of this recipe. 
  • As a garnish, you can replace the sharp cheddar cheese with grated parmesan cheese. 
  • For a crispy crust, put the mac and cheese in an oven-safe dish and turn the oven on broil. Replace the garnish with about 1/2 to 1 cup of parmesan and sprinkle on top of the mac and cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the top is crispy.