Pressure Cooker Vegan Pasta

Make this Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Penne Rigate Pasta Recipe in 30 mins! Comforting vegan pasta bursting with flavors. Great quick & easy dinner!

5 mins prep to make this Easy Pressure Cooker Vegan Pasta! Comforting vegetarian & vegan pasta bursting with umami flavors. This 30-mins Pressure Cooker Pasta meal is a great quick and easy dinner your family will love! 😀

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We are overwhelmed by the rave reviews for this One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Recipe: Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese, so it’s time for another one!This time, we have a meatless vegetarian & vegan pasta in mind. 🙂

One of our Vegetarian restaurant partners specializes in creating classic comfort food with a vegetarian twist. The first time he invited us to taste test his gluten free vegetarian lasagna creation, as a classic lasagna lover, I was blown away by how the textures resemble the meat version!

Inspired by his vegetarian twists, we ventured to use mushrooms and zucchini squash as meat substitutes to create a vegetarian/vegan pressure cooker pasta. Mushroom is meaty in texture while zucchini’s crunch and texture works surprisingly well as a meat substitute in classic carnivore or pasta dishes.

Time for some Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta!

Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Penne Rigate Pasta Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Vegan Pasta

  • Penne
  • Onion
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • White mushrooms
  • Zucchini squash
  • Sherry wine
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried Basil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil

Pasta Sauce:

Make this Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Penne Rigate Pasta Recipe in 30 mins! Comforting vegan pasta bursting with flavors. Great quick & easy dinner!

Tools for Pressure Cooker Vegan Pasta

Tips for Pressure Cooker Vegan Pasta

1. Prevent Overcook Zucchini: Make sure the zucchini are thickly sliced to avoid overcooked Pressure Cooker zucchini (see picture below)

Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Penne Rigate Pasta Recipe - thickly sliced zucchini to avoid overcooking them in pressure cooker

2. For Evenly Cooked Pasta: make sure all the Penne Rigate Pasta are completely submerged into the sauce before pressure cooking.

3. Dump-and-Go Option: For Busy families, you can dump all the ingredients into the pot for a fast and easy one pot meal. Just take note that the flavors will take a hit. Make sure to add the Penne Rigate pasta and tomato paste last and start the cooking cycle immediately.

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Make this Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Penne Rigate Pasta Recipe in 30 mins! Comforting vegan pasta bursting with flavors. Great quick & easy dinner!

Pressure Cooker Vegan Pasta

Make this Easy Pressure Cooker Vegan Pasta in 30 mins! Comforting vegan pasta bursting with flavors. Great quick & easy dinner!
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Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (454g) penne pasta
  • 1 small onion , sliced
  • 1 small shallot , diced (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 12 white mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 zucchini squash , thickly sliced
  • A dash sherry wine
  • A pinch dried oregano
  • A pinch dried basil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Pasta Sauce:

Instructions

  • Prepare Pressure Cooker: Heat up pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button, Adjust button to Sauté More function). Ensure your pot is as hot as it can be before adding any ingredients (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).
    *Pro Tip: If you prefer crunchy zucchini squash, sauté sliced zucchini squash with 1 tbsp olive oil and set aside.
  • Sauté Onion, Garlic, and Shallot (Flavor Enhancement Step): Add 1 tbsp olive oil. Ensure to coat the oil over whole bottom of the pot. Add minced shallot and sliced onion, then sauté. Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season. Stir occasionally until slightly browned. Add minced garlic and stir for roughly 30 seconds until fragrant. Add sliced mushrooms, a pinch of dried oregano, a pinch of dried basil, and sliced zucchini squash (omit zucchini squash if you already sauteed them) and cook for another minute. Taste and adjust if necessary.
  • Deglaze and Create Pasta Sauce: Pour in a dash of sherry wine and deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Mix 1 cup unsalted chicken stock (or vegetable stock), 2 cups of water, 2 tbsp regular soy sauce, 1 tbsp fish sauce, and 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce in the pot.
  • Pressure Cook Pasta: Pour Penne in the sauce. Place 156ml tomato paste on top of the pasta and mix (See Notes). Test seasoning and adjust. Ensure all Penne are completely submerged in the sauce. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and wait 5 minutes before Quick Release.
  • Serve: Taste pasta, if you find them too hard, close lid and let the leftover heat cook them until desired doneness. If you have set aside some crunchy zucchini squash, now is the time to mix them in and serve immediately. Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese to take it up a level. Enjoy~
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Recipe Notes:

Dump-and-Go Option: you can dump in all the ingredients together for a fast and easy one pot meal. However, the flavor will take a hit. Make sure to add the Penne Rigate and tomato paste last and start the cooking cycle immediately.
Mixing Tomato Paste: Mixing 156 ml tomato paste with 3 cups of liquid should be completely safe. However, avoid mixing the tomato paste in if you are afraid of scorching.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1239mg | Potassium: 1134mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 693IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pasta, instant pot vegan recipes
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Make this Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Penne Rigate Pasta Recipe in 30 mins! Comforting vegetarian pasta (with vegan option) bursting with flavors. Great quick & easy dinner!

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Bridget Martin

I love this recipe. I was hesitant about the fish sauce but went with it and the dish is delicious, not a bit fishy. Thank you for explaining the technique of sautéing the zucchini and then removing it until after pressure cooking. I use that technique in many recipes so my vegetables have some bite. After pressure cooking this recipe I stir in shredded mozzarella then put the zucchini back in. Each serving bowl gets a dollop of ricotta and fresh basil garnish. Beautiful and delicious. (The photo at the top of the recipe sure looks like it contains ground… Read more »

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Jacqueline N

Hello!
Trying your recipe as is tonight and very excited! Was wondering if I could add some meat next time… specifically chicken thighs and if that changed cooking time/instructions?

Thank you for your yummy post!5 stars

GC

For the Dump and Go option – what do you set it to? How long do you need to cook it for?
Using an Instant Pot.

April

I have an insignia pressure cooker. I don’t have a manual or pressure cook setting. Could I use the soup/stew or steak/meat setting?

joanne amero

hi…i just ordered my 6qt instapot from Amazon…i will be trying this penne recipe first…thank you for all the nice recipes …i am looking forward to trying them…

Donna Schmidt

This recipe was amazing. Made it it veggie penne pasta and grilled and added vegan sausage. Used two zucchini and cooked them seperately as suggested. It was delicious.5 stars

Sue Molitor

I am having a Christmas open hose Can I leave this on keep warm for an hour or two?
Als, I have been using fish oil per your instructions. It works great

lena mai

I am having a hard time finding sherry wine. Can I use sherry vinegar instead? Thanks.

Linda

Hi Amy & Jacky,

I love my Instant pot and always look forward to your wonderful recipes.
Would like to make the Penne Rigata Pasta recipe with hamburg, can that be done?
Thank you

Sharon

I’m getting an Instant Pot next week and can’t wait to try this! I assume the penne pasta is “regular” pasta. Do you know if I can substitute whole wheat pasta? If so, is there any change to the cooking time? Thanks!

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