Learn how to make easy pasta recipes you know and love in a one-pot wonder machine like the Instant Pot. These Instant Pot pasta recipes may seem too good to be true.
Instant Pots are growing in popularity every day because of their convenience and fast cooking. Since everything is made in one pot, the clean up is minimal. It can also replace other appliances that take up a lot of space like the pressure cooker, steamer, slow cooker, and rice cooker. This really comes in handy when you have a small kitchen or no pantry storage space because it is an all in one machine.
Honestly, I think it’s incredible, but some people get intimated by it and have no idea how to use the Instant Pot. Well, first of all, it’s a set it and forget it type of machine, just set up the timer and temperature and let it do its thing. Once the timer goes off, then you have a delicious, complete meal made in one pot.
Today we are looking at how to make different pasta recipes Instant Pot. Usually, pasta needs several pots or pans to make everything like pasta, sauce, topping, etc. But when you make pasta in the Instant Pot, you are cooking everything in one place.
Something that’s helpful about making pasta in the Instant Pot is you don’t have to drain any pasta water. Generally, you add the right amount of water that the pasta will absorb, so there’s no need to drain the extra water. The water also becomes the sauce which is nice because the pasta actually tastes better since everything is being cooked together at one time.
With a little cleanup, you can have delicious soul-satisfying Instant Pot comfort food pasta recipes you can’t wait to make. Here are 12 Instant Pot Pasta Recipes That Make Easy Dinners!
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1. Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce
Found from The Lean Green Bean
This is super simple instant pot pasta recipe is great for a busy weeknight. It takes 15 minutes to cook, so you are done cooking in less than 30 minutes. This pasta uses ground beef in the meat sauce, but you can easily substitute ground turkey or ground chicken. The shell pasta is perfect for this meat sauce because the sauce holds on to the shells better so you can enjoy the sauce in every bite!
2. Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi
Found from Garden In The Kitchen
This instant post shrimp scampi is an easy meal that’s light and fresh. The shrimp are perfectly cooked in the instant pot. The angel hair pasta is coated in a lovely sauce that’s buttery and tangy from the lemon juice and capers. Since this recipe uses angel hair pasta and shrimp two things that don’t need a lot of cooking time, this whole meal will be done and ready to eat in 20 minutes!
3. Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Found from No. 2 Pencil
Chicken Alfredo is a classic dinner recipe, and it just got a whole lot easier to make. Using simple ingredients like chicken breast, garlic, cream, and parmesan cheese, instantly creates the most flavorful sauce. And the best part is how you can cook the pasta in the sauce, so the pasta takes on all this deliciousness!
4. Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac
Found from Foody Schmoody
This instant pot pasta is just like taking a bite out of a cheeseburger. Its got ground beef, cheese, and the secret ingredient Worcestershire sauce. It’s a hearty meal that you won’t feel disappointed. After it’s cooked, then you can add more cheese, and green onions, to complete your cheeseburger pasta. Serve it alone or with a garden salad.
5. Instant Pot Lasagna
Found from Pressure Cook Recipes
If you never thought you could make lasagna in an instant pot, think again. This is a genius way to make lasagna. You still get the beautiful layers of meat, cheese, and pasta but the cooking time is literally half. I really liked how they use a cheesecake pan that has a removable bottom, so you keep the shape of the lasagna without crushing the layers when you’re cutting and serving it.
6. Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Found from Sweet and Savory Meals
Tuscan chicken is an easy crowd favorite that you can have any day of the week. Quickly cook the pasta in the creamy, cheesy sauce and cook the chicken with Italian seasonings. Then add chewy sundried tomatoes and fresh spinach for color. Sprinkle parmesan cheese before serving and enjoy!
7. Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta
Found from Eating Instantly
This chicken pesto pasta is a lovely bright green and is packed with veggies. The sauce is a traditional pesto that gets folded into the pasta and chicken. It’s tangy, creamy and effortless to make any day of the week.
8. Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
Found from Plating and Pairings
This Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese recipes are perfect any day of the week. The trick to this extra creamy and cheesy mac and cheese is evaporated milk and a combination of sharp cheddar and parmesan cheese! It’s everything you in a rich mac and cheese!
9. Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta
Found from The Girl On Bloor
This bruschetta chicken pasta is a light pasta dish that is all about the fresh ingredients. The chicken is paired beautifully with fresh tomatoes, basil, red onions, olive oil, and garlic, all the ingredients you would find in a traditional bruschetta on a crostini. The tomatoes burst and create a light sauce that delicately coats the pasta. It’s an excellent dish for a warm spring or summer night!
10. Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff
Found from Julie’s Eats and Treats
This instant pot hamburger stroganoff is something that you can make fast especially for a last minute dinner. The sauce is velvety and rich in flavor. Using hamburger meat you can cut the cooking time down in half. It’s a meal that your family will enjoy on a busy weeknight!
11. Instant Pot Goulash
Found from I Don’t Have Time For That
Goulash is the perfect comfort food it’s typically a Hungarian stew with some kind of meat and pasta. This recipe has a nice Italian twist with Italian seasonings, tomatoes, and ground beef. It’s easy to put together since you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry!
12. Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Found from Kitchen at Hoskins
Chicken parmesan is usually a really time-consuming recipe to make. It’s easy to enjoy this chicken parmesan pasta anytime even on a busy weeknight. Although this pasta doesn’t have the crispy crust like traditional chicken parmesan, the flavor is still there. Its loaded with cheese, tomato sauce, and fresh basil that it will sure to be devoured.
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Making pasta in an Instant Pot just makes us fall in love with these comfort foods all over again. Some might say an Instant Pot is life-changing! Do you agree? What Instant Pot pasta recipes will you be making?
Happy Instant Pot Cooking!
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