Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese takes only 15 minutes to make. Add leftover meat and veggies to this creamy side for a quick meal!

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese

Mac and cheese. I don’t know of many kids that don’t love it. My boys could probably just about live on it. With my youngest being gluten-free, we’ve tried a number of boxed mac and cheese products. Some of them had an appealing taste, but at the rate my son could eat them they just weren’t the most economical thing to buy. So I started making homemade gluten-free mac and cheese.

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac and Cheese is probably my favorite gluten-free side to make, because it’s simple and he just loves it. This creamy gluten-free side pairs well with so many things including beef, poultry, pork and fish. And perhaps best of all, this recipe comes together quickly, taking only about 15 minutes to make. Here’s how I make it.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • 1x 12 oz box gluten-free elbows (I used Ronzoni)
  • 8 oz shredded cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups water (You can substitute broth for the water if you like.)
Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker.

Coat the bottom of the pot with a thin layer of nonstick cooking spray.

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Place the dry pasta into the pot.

Pour the water on top of the pasta, taking care to be sure that all of the pasta is covered with water.

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Place the lid onto the pot and close to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 3 minutes.

Once the cooking time has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Remove the lid from the pot.

Give the pasta a quick stir.

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the butter to the pot and give a few stirs until most of the butter has melted.

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add in the cheese a bit at a time, stirring as you go.

Once all of the cheese is in the pot, pour the heavy cream into the pot.

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Stir well to combine.

Serve immediately with black pepper to taste.

Pressure Cooker Gluten-free Mac And Cheese Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Tips

This dish can be made ahead. When reheating you may want top ad a splash of liquid so it doesn’t seem too dry.

You can even add in leftover meats and or vegetables, should you wish to turn this gluten-free mac and cheese side into a quick meal. You’ll want to watch the consistency if you add things, and use a splash more of liquid if it’s getting too thick.

6 comments

Sim @ Sim's Life January 11, 2021 - 12:22 pm

Gosh, I am seriously hungry now! What a fabulous winter warmer dish that can easily be adapted! We don’t eat a lot of mac and cheese in our house, but do love it. It’s great to hear it only takes 15 minutes to make… quick, easy and totally tasty! I need to get on making this asap! Sim x

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Mellissa Williams January 11, 2021 - 1:25 pm

I would have never thought of making mac and cheese in the pressure cooker. I didn’t realise you could make it ahead too. It sounds delicious, my husband loves mac and cheese

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Claire Lomax January 11, 2021 - 5:09 pm

Oh my goodness!! Macaroni cheese is my favourite food ever! This sounds like an easy recipe and I bet it tastes absolutely delicious x

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Yeah Foodie January 12, 2021 - 9:40 am

I have never cooked mac and cheese in a pressure cooker so curious to try your recipe, this looks delicious by the way and my kids love it

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Rhian Westbury January 12, 2021 - 2:54 pm

Mac and cheese is one f my favourites too, and it’s good that there’s a decent gluten-free version! Although I’ve never thought about doing it in a pressure cooker before x

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Anosa January 12, 2021 - 4:18 pm

I absolutely love your recipes Val, I am always inspired – I am yet to make my own mac and cheese so would like to give this a try.

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