Pasta is one of America’s favorite dishes. It’s a very versatile dish as it can be served with a wide variety of different sauces and ingredients and is easy to make vegetarian or vegan as needed.
Although it’s easy to make, making sure that your pasta is cooked perfectly can mean spending time at the stovetop waiting for it to finish.
You may also have to juggle other pots of ingredients and sauce at the same time, meaning you have a lot to watch and a lot to wash up!
Instant Pot pasta makes cooking pasta a breeze. You can prepare your dish and allow the Instant Pot to do all the cooking for you! In this article, we have the 15 best Instant Pot pasta recipes to try today (see also “15 Shrimp Pasta Recipes“).
1. Instant Pot Pasta – Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta
For our first recipe, we’ve chosen this delicious creamy garlic Parmesan pasta. It’s very quick and easy to make as from start to finish, it will only take you 13 minutes!
The pasta used is linguine and you will need to break this in half before you cook it. It’s cooked on saute mood in the Instant Pot in some olive oil, garlic, chicken broth, garlic powder, lemon juice, and seasonings.
After eight minutes, add some heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, and parsley for the finishing touches.
2. Vegetarian Fajita Pasta – Instant Pot & Stovetop
Pasta is a very easy dish to make vegetarian and you will see that there are several on this list, even if they’re not always labeled as being vegetarian. This dish will take you around 30 minutes to cook and prepare.
It’s made with pasta shells and the recipe includes directions for both Instant Pot and stove top methods. The pasta is packed with a variety of different vegetables and flavorings to give the pasta a little Mexican spice.
3. Instant Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo Pasta
This is a pasta salad and you can enjoy it hot, chilled, or at room temperature. We like the dish hot, but it works at any temperature!
You will need some orzo pasta and this is mixed with a number of Mediterranean ingredients such as olives, feta cheese, and tomatoes. The recipe also includes a little white wine but most of the liquid comes from either chicken or vegetable broth.
4. Instant Pot Mac And Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is one of America’s favorite dishes and it’s easy to forget sometimes that it’s a pasta dish because it’s become a food category all on its own. If you’re looking to make this comfort food in a quick and easy way, then an Instant Pot can help.
The dish is made with three different types of cheese and is flavored with some smoked paprika. This is a very flavorsome mac and cheese and it only takes 25 minutes in total to cook.
5. Instant Pot Ground Beef And Pasta
We haven’t had many pasta recipes with high meat content yet so if you’re looking for some meat with your pasta, this recipe is a great option.
You will need a pound of lean ground beef and the beefy flavor is enhanced by the use of some beef stock. The campanelle pasta is cooked in a tomato sauce which comes from a jar of marinara sauce.
Add some Parmesan cheese and basil leaves for the finishing touches.
6. Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta
From a beef recipe to a chicken one! This recipe is a little more complicated than some of the other recipes on this list as the addition of both bacon and chicken means that you need to start and stop the cooking a few times to add more ingredients.
It’s a delicious recipe, however, as bacon, chicken, and cheese always match together (see also “Best Cheese Tortellini Recipes“)! Add your favorite pasta and this recipe is sure to be one of your favorite recipes too.
7. Instant Pot Spaghetti
Spaghetti is one of the most well-known and popular forms of pasta and there are many things you can do with it. Of course, you can also cook it in an Instant Pot!
This is a spaghetti bolognese as it is made with ground beef and spaghetti sauce. You should add some more tomatoes and flavorings to increase the depth of taste. Altogether, it only takes 15 minutes to cook.
8. Instant Pot Baked Ziti
This is another pasta recipe that is packed with ground beef. In all, including the pressurization time, this dish can be completed in around 30 minutes.
As the name of the dish suggests, the dish is made with ziti pasta noodles. Add some beef, marinara spaghetti sauce, three types of cheese, and a variety of seasonings and flavorings to make a delicious Instant Pot pasta recipe (see also “Best Instant Pot Air Fryer Recipes“).
9. Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
We love this dish because of how colorful and beautiful it looks! It’s full of different colors and looks great in both your Instant Pot and on your plate. The dish will be ready in around 45 minutes.
It uses campanelle pasta and all of those beautiful colors come from sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach. As well as these healthy veggies, the dish uses healthy skinless chicken breasts. It’s all served in a creamy sauce made from chicken broth and cheese.
10. Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta
This is a very straightforward and delicious pasta that is also suitable for vegetarians. You can have it on the table in around 25 minutes.
Take some penne pasta as your base for this dish. The pasta sauce is full of tomatoes as it uses both diced tomatoes and a little tomato paste to add even more flavor. This sauce is pretty creamy too, thanks to the addition of heavy cream and cheese.
11. Instant Pot Lemon Pasta With Peas
Although most kinds of pasta can be eaten at any point of the year, we think that this pasta should be saved for spring and summer. It’s very different from the other pasta dishes on this list because the predominant flavor in the sauce is lemon.
This dish also uses penne pasta and is served with a sauce made from heavy cream and Parmesan cheese with a few drops of lemon juice and lemon zest. Add some frozen peas for a little extra as well.
12. Instant Pot Beef And Bowtie Pasta
We’re big fans of bowtie pasta and wish that more dishes used this cute-looking pasta! This is an easy pasta dish to make and even the most inexperienced cooks should be able to throw this together! All together, the dish will take under 20 minutes to make.
The dish also uses ground beef, two types of cheese, beef stock, and minced onion. Add some Italian seasoning for flavoring to the beef to ensure this is as tasty as possible.
13. Instant Pot Penne Pasta
This is another Instant Pot pasta dish that can be on your plate in under 30 minutes. It’s another vegetarian option as well, so make sure to give it a try if you want something quick and easy.
As the name suggests it uses penne pasta as the pasta for this dish and you can choose your own favorite spaghetti sauce for the dish as well.
There is a lot of green in this dish and that comes from the fresh baby spinach that is added to your Instant Pot. When cooked, sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese for the finishing touches.
14. Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Manicotti
This is very different from the other pasta recipes on this list because it calls for some of the ingredients to be stuffed inside the pasta. The type of pasta used for this is tubular manicotti pasta noodles as these larger noodles are great for this purpose.
The pasta is stuffed with a mix of chicken and flavorings and then placed in the Instant Pot. It’s then covered in the sauce and cooked.
15. Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara Recipe
For our final recipe, we’ve picked another of the most well-known pasta recipes. It’s always a very easy pasta recipe to make and this doesn’t change when you make it in an Instant Pot. It can be ready in around 20 minutes.
You will need some spaghetti noodles and the carbonara sauce is made from cheese, egg, and some flavorings. This pasta dish also has some bacon and this matches perfectly with the sauce.
In this article, we listed the 15 best Instant Pot recipes to try today (see also “Low Carb Crock Pot Recipes To Try“). We included a wide variety of different recipes but they all share the same characteristic of being made in an Instant Pot.
If you have an Instant Pot and love pasta, why not try some of these recipes? We hope that you enjoy them all as much as we did!
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