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Instant Pot Cauliflower Gnocchi Mac N Cheese

  • Author: Amanda
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Creamiest, cheesiest, gooiest macaroni and cheese. Plus the easiest!

This better for you nostalgic favorite will have your whole family lining up to try cauliflower! TRUST ME. Plus a little pancetta to add some bacon's amazing and DONE in the Instant Pot in 3 minutes!


  • 4oz pancetta
  • 1 tbs ghee or grass fed butter
  • 1 cup of milk of choice (i used lactose-free or oat milk)
  • 4 oz of shredded cheddar
  • 1 oz of white cheddar
  • 1 tbs arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 2 packages of frozen cauliflower gnocchi ( I use Trader Joe's)

DAIRY FREE SAUCE (if you want to go even healthier and lactose free!)

In a blender combine:

2 cups water or dairy free milk

3 carrots, diced and peeled

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/3 cup raw cashews

Blend on high until smooth


  1. Set Instant Pot in SAUTE mode. When it reads HOT add the pancetta, stirring often until crisp (about 3 minutes). Set aside on a plate with paper towels.
  2. Cancel SAUTE mode. Add milk, cheese, arrow root powder,salt and pepper (or add dairy free sauce at this point). Pour cauliflower gnocchi on top. Set to 3 minutes in MANUAL mode. When the timer goes off release steam (quick release).
  3. Stir until all cheese sauce is covering the gnocchi. Stir the pancetta back in and serve!
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Method: Instant Pot

Keywords: instant pot, gluten free, cauliflower gnocchi