Instant Pot Pasta

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Learn how to cook Instant Pot Pasta (Pressure Cooker Pasta) in 30 mins. Super flavor-packed, al-dente one pot pasta that is so satisfying to eat. Perfect quick & easy, kid-friendly weeknight meal your family will love!

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You’ll love this Instant Pot Pasta because:

  • Quick & Easy to make – family dinner on the table in less than 30 mins!
  • Super flavorful with every al-dente pasta bite – a balance of savory, umami, sweet, tart…yummy flavors~
  • Simple & accessible ingredients from your pantry
  • Budget-friendly
  • Family-friendly (kid-approved) – a dish even your picky kids will enjoy

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Cooking Tips for Cooking Pasta in Instant Pot

1. Evenly Cooked Instant Pot Pasta: It’s critical to ensure all the Penne Pasta are completely submerged in the sauce before pressure cooking.

2. Dump-and-Go Instant Pot Pasta: If you want a fast & super easy one pot meal, you can simply dump all the ingredients into the pot (skip the browning steps). Ensure to add the Penne pasta and tomato paste last, then start the pressure cooking cycle immediately.

3. Extra Pinch of Salt: Sometimes you’re just a pinch of salt away from awesomeness! Salt won’t reduce the sourness, but will bring out other flavors to balance the dish. Try it for yourself! 🙂

4. Scorching Instant Pot: Mixing 156 ml tomato paste with 3 cups of liquid should be completely safe. But if you’re afraid of scorching, avoid mixing the tomato paste, just place it on top of the pasta.

5. Vegetarian/Vegan Version: Instant Pot Penne Rigate Pasta

Ingredients for Cooking Pasta in Instant Pot

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  • Unsalted Chicken Stock – Different brands or even different boxes of the same brand of salted chicken stock can differ in levels of sodium, so we prefer to develop recipes using unsalted chicken stock for more control & consistency on the dish’s flavor profile. Best if you can make your own chicken stock! 🙂

Our Secret Umami Ingredients:

Here are our own little flavor-boosting, umami-bombing, non-traditional twist to this ultra-simple pasta bolognese.

  • Regular Soy Sauce (not low sodium soy sauce or sweet/dark soy sauce) + Fish Sauce (Amy + Jacky’s favorite) – Thse add a magical delicious touch of savory-umami depth of flavors to cooking pasta in Instant Pot.

Wait! Fish Sauce? Soy Sauce? Worcestershire Sauce in Pasta Sauce?

If you’ve been following our recipes, you can probably smell our obsession for Umami. hehe~ Give it a try! 😉

Time to Cook Pasta in Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Pasta

Learn how to cook Instant Pot Pasta (Pressure Cooker Pasta) in 30 mins. Super flavor-packed, al-dente one pot pasta that is so satisfying to eat. Perfect quick & easy, kid-friendly, weeknight meal your family will love!
4.94 from 30 votes
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Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 639.09kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • ½ pound (227g) ground beef
  • 1 pound (454g) penne rigate pasta
  • 12 white mushrooms , sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 rib celery , chopped
  • 1 small onion , sliced
  • A dash sherry wine
  • A pinch dried oregano
  • A pinch dried basil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Simple Umami Pasta Sauce:

Instructions

  • Brown Ground Beef: Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté, then Adjust to go to Sauté More). Ensure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).
    Add 1 tbsp olive oil in Instant Pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add in ½ pound of ground beef and season with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
    *Pro Tip: Meat juice begins to come out of ground beef. Let the moisture evaporate. Browning begins due to maillard reaction.
    Remove & set aside.
  • Sauté Onion, Garlic, Celery, Mushrooms: Add 1 tbsp olive oil in the pot. Add sliced onion, sauté. Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season. Stir occasionally until slightly browned. Then, add minced garlic and stir for roughly 30 seconds until fragrant. Add sliced mushrooms, chopped celery, a pinch of dried oregano, and dried basil. Cook for another minute. Taste seasoning and adjust with more kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary.
  • Deglaze & Make Pasta Sauce: Pour in a dash of sherry wine and deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
    Add browned ground beef, 1 cup unsalted chicken stock, 2 cups water, 2 tbsp regular soy sauce, 1 tbsp fish sauce, and 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce. Mix everything together.
  • Pressure Cook Pasta: Pour 450g Penne pasta into the sauce. Place 156ml tomato paste on top of the pasta. Taste and adjust with more kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary.
    *Pro Tip: Ensure all the Penne pasta are completely submerged into the sauce.
    With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 4 minutes, wait 5 minutes before doing a Quick Release. Open the lid carefully.
  • Serve: Give it a quick stir and everything should blend together.
    *Pro Tip: Taste one of the Penne pasta. If you find the texture too hard (ours came out al dente), close the lid and let the leftover heat cook them until the desired doneness.
    Sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan cheese to kick it up a notch. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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Recipe Notes:

Dump-and-Go Option: Dump all ingredients into the pot for a fast and easy one pot meal. Be mindful that the flavor will take a hit. Ensure to add the penne pasta and tomato paste last. Also, start the cooking cycle immediately.
Scorching: Mixing 156 ml tomato paste with 3 cups of liquid should be completely safe. But if you're afraid of scorching, avoid mixing the tomato paste, just place it on top of the pasta.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 639.09kcal | Carbohydrates: 98.94g | Protein: 30.11g | Fat: 13.85g | Saturated Fat: 4.86g | Cholesterol: 40.26mg | Sodium: 706.23mg | Potassium: 1135.14mg | Fiber: 6.46g | Sugar: 10.74g | Vitamin A: 639.65IU | Vitamin C: 13.13mg | Calcium: 62.45mg | Iron: 4.39mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cooking pasta in instant pot, instant pot healthy recipes, instant pot one pot meal, instant pot pasta, instant pot pasta recipes, instant pot penne pasta, one pot pasta, pressure cooker pasta
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How to Make Instant Pot Pasta Step-by-Step Guide

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Tools for Instant Pot Pasta

1

Brown Ground Beef in Instant Pot


Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press “Sauté” button, then “Adjust” button to go to “Sauté More” function). Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be before placing any ingredient in the pot (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).

Add 1 tbsp olive oil in Instant Pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot.

Add in ½ lb ground beef, then season with kosher salt and ground black pepper.

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*Pro Tip: Meat juice begins to come out of the ground beef. Let the moisture evaporate. Browning begins due to maillard reaction.

Remove & set aside.

2

Sauté Onion, Garlic, Celery, Mushrooms


Add 1 tbsp olive oil in Instant Pot. Add sliced onion, sauté. Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season. Stir occasionally until slightly browned.

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Then, add minced garlic and stir for roughly 30 seconds until fragrant.

Add sliced mushrooms, chopped celery, a pinch of dried oregano, and dried basil. Cook for another minute.

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Taste seasoning and adjust with more kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary.

3

Deglaze & Make Pasta Sauce


Pour in a dash of sherry wine and deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

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Add browned ground beef, 1 cup unsalted chicken stock, 2 cups water, 2 tbsp regular soy sauce, 1 tbsp fish sauce, and 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce. Mix everything together.

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4

Pressure Cook Pasta


Pour 450g Penne pasta in Instant Pot (into the pasta sauce).

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Place 156ml tomato paste on top of the pasta.

*Pro Tip: Mixing 156ml tomato paste with 3 cups of liquid should be completely safe. However, avoid mixing the tomato paste if you are afraid of scorching.

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Taste and adjust with more kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary, as it is harder to adjust the seasoning after.

*Pro Tip: It’s critical to ensure all the Penne pasta are completely submerged into the pasta sauce in order to evenly cook pasta in Instant Pot.

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With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

  • Pressure Cooking Method: Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 4 minutes, wait 5 minutes before doing a Quick Release.

*Pro Tip: After 5 minutes, release the remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position.

Open the lid carefully.

5

Serve Yummy Pasta


Give it a quick stir and everything should blend together.

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*Pro Tip: Taste one of the Penne pasta in Instant Pot. If you find the texture too hard (ours came out al dente), close the lid and let the leftover heat in Instant Pot cook the pasta until desired doneness.

Sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan cheese to kick it up a notch.

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Serve immediately. Enjoy your simple yet delicious Instant Pot Pasta Bolognese! 😀

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Bruce

Another excellent recipe! I made it tonight and used Italian Sausage instead of hamburger. Otherwise followed the directions. I never would have thought of fish sauce in pasta but it works.5 stars

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mary L.

Amy and Jacky’s site is the best for go to easy instapot instructions just LOVE them! tried this one last night and it hit the spot for comfort food! but I tell you what I am soo grateful. Yea!!I hope this helps others on there journey to staying healthy and getting some weight off and keeping it off.5 stars

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Terri

I have sherry. vinegar but no sherry wine. Could I substitute that? Thanks!

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Shay

Hello!

I have a family of six, would this recipe still work if I doubled it?

Sandra Lynn Chan

Hello Amy and Jacky,

I absolutely love your recipes because they actually have flavour! It is because of your recipes that I started to use my instant pot on a more regular basis.

I would like to try to recipe but I don’t have sherry wine for deglazing. What are some suitable alternatives. For example, could I use shaoxing cooking wine or balsamic vinegar to deglaze?

Thank you.

Stephanie

Just made your recipe but read it wrong when u said “Mixing 156 ml tomato paste with 3 cups of liquid should be completely safe. ” thought u meant add another 3 cups of water! Now it’s cooking pretty sure it’s going to end up very soupy ?

Jacky + Amy

Hi Stephanie,

Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
Sorry to hear what happened. Hopefully it came out alright.
Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

Happy New Year & please take care
Jacky

Stephanie

To my surprise it came out ok, pasta was a little soft but not soupy at all. Slightly less intense in taste but I added a bit more tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce! Great taste! Thanks for the recipe!

Kate5700

I almost did this. Your post saved me.

Cory

I just got my instant pot today and tried this recipe for my boyfriend (a picky Colombian) and myself and let me say, we were both blown away!! We followed the instructions exactly and it couldn’t have come out more perfectly! Cannot wait to try more of your recipes!!

Jacky + Amy

Hi Cory,

Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

Happy New Year & please take care
Jacky

Anny

Followed the recipe the best I could while substituting ingredients with what I already had at home. Red wine instead of Sherry, Italian Seasoning instead of Dry Basil and Dry Orenago and I cooked the pasta separate because I was afraid it’d get soggy in the I.P.

Initially, the bolognese turned out watery so I turned it back onto Saute mode and let it cook out a bit then mixed the cooked pasta in with the sauce once it was done cooking.

Turned out delicious! The husband raved about it and we will definitely include this in our routine.5 stars

Lew Hann

I followed the recipe very closely, except that I used a full pound of meat. The result was absolutely delicious. To make sure that the pasta got moist, I divided the meat and put half in the sauce and the rest on top with the tomato paste. The pasta was completely and perfectly cooked. Thanks again for a wonderful recipe.

Elizabeth

This was delicious! I used whole wheat pasta and followed the directions. It came out perfect. So this works for 100% whole wheat pasta also. I was a little concerned it would affect the outcome but it was perfect.

Elizabeth

I just realized that I used 1/2 pound of the pasta. Not sure if that makes a difference. It was a little ‘soupy’. We were okay with that.

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