Instant Pot Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese With Ham

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This 10-minute Instant Pot gluten-free Mac and Cheese with ham will make the perfect weeknight meal or side when you need something on the table fast. This is the easiest, fastest gluten-free Mac and cheese recipe by far, but most of all the best I have tasted. The creamiest Mac and Cheese with added saltiness of ham is truly the best combo. The recipe is easy, just cook the pasta in the Instant Pot for 4 minutes with butter and broth, then all you add is milk, cheese, ham and a pinch of nutmeg. That’s it, how easy is that? The best part is, the kids love Mac & Cheese, so it’s a win-win all the way. Once again, why cook store bought Mac & Cheese? It takes longer, and you can’t control the salt or other unwanted ingredients. Your kids will love this Mac & Cheese dish but don’t stop there, add a salad or veggies and the dinner is ready for the entire family 🙂 STOVETOP recipe included

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. gluten-free uncooked macaroni or short pasta of choice. I used brown rice spirals pasta
  • 2 cups GF chicken broth or water
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or melting cheese of choice
  • 2 oz. roughly chopped GF ham
  • 1/4 tsp. GF Nutmeg
  • Instructions

  • Add the uncooked pasta, chicken broth, butter, and salt to the Instant Pot. Cover, select the manual setting and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Once done cooking, do a quick release to release the steam

  • Stir in the milk, cheese, ham, and nutmeg until cheese is melted and smooth. If you find the sauce is too thick add a little more milk or broth. Turn the instant pot off and serve immediately
  • STOVETOP
  • In a large pot add the butter, pasta, chicken broth, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 10 -12 minutes, stirring often until the pasta is just al dente Reduce the heat to low, and stir in milk, cheese, ham and nutmeg stirring until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Serve immediately


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