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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

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Learn how to make the best creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese in our easy pressure cooker recipe. You can use gluten free elbow noodles to make a healthy side dish kids love.

Instant Pot mac and cheese served in a silver bowl

Mac and cheese is a staple of the diet of many kids around the country. We get Annie’s Organic Mac and Cheese from Costco for a quick and easy fix, but let’s face it, homemade is always better.

Did you know that you can make mac and cheese in the Instant Pot too? Seriously, this one kitchen gadget never ceases to amaze me with its many uses.

I like the uber creamy texture of this recipe. It’s a bit different than what you get from a box because the sour cream and cream cheese make it richer. Yum!

If you’re looking for a new Instant Pot recipe to try, give this creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe a try.

Close up of homemade Instant Pot mac and cheese in a silver bowl

Gluten Free Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Learn how to make creamy gluten free mac and cheese in the Instant Pot in this easy side dish recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Pressurizing Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Recipe Servings: 6



  • Add the water to your Instant Pot, then gently pour the noodles in. Do not stir, but you can gently move the noodles around in an even layer. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and set it on high pressure for 4 minutes.
    Instant Pot set for 5 minutes
  • When it has finished cooking, use quick release to release all of the pressure. Leave the Instant Pot on the warm setting. Then add the cream cheese, evaporated milk, sour cream and cheese in batches, stirring to combine everything well. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
    Stirring cheese and dairy ingredients into Instant Pot mac and cheese
  • Serve your gluten free Instant Pot mac and cheese as a side dish with your favorite meal.
    Side view of serving bowl of Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 742IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 359mg | Iron: 1mg

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