If you’re been wondering how instant pot recipes for pasta turn out, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that instant pot noodles make one of the BEST items to cook in your pressure cooker.
When I first started my instant pot addiction, I intended to mostly use it for making speedier versions of my crock-pot favorite recipes. My mind was blown when I started making instant pot pasta and sauce recipes and couldn’t believe how easy and delicious they turned out!
I love that with a pressure cooker, you can easily make instant pot one-pot pasta dishes, that otherwise would’ve required two pots and would’ve made a much bigger mess in the kitchen.
Whether you’re looking for instant pot chicken penne pasta, pressure cooker pasta and meat sauce, or even an instant pot lasagne, you’ll love these electric pressure cooker pasta recipes as much as my family does!
Cooking Pasta in Instant Pot
You might be wondering if making pasta in instant pot or pressure cooker is even worth the time. The reality is, instant pot noodles could very well take LONGER than making it on the stove top.
Doesn’t that seem funny? A pressure cooker recipe taking longer than cooking it in an instant pot?
Bringing water to pressure doesn’t really save any time than boiling your noodles on the stove top. So what is the BENEFIT of making instant pot recipes for pasta?
Top Reasons to make instant pot pasta recipes:
- Instant pot noodles (in our opinion) turn out creamier
- Being able to make your pasta in instant pot means you don’t have to baby boiling water like on the stove top
- Stovetop pasta with sauce usually includes multiple dishes on the stove and a colander to drain the noodles too. By making instant pot pasta recipes avoids ALL of this since the pressure cooker pasta recipes are one pot meals!
Instant Pot Recipes for Pasta
One Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta
I’m going to admit I’ve been trying to following a low carb diet and cut back on yummies like pasta. Having kids at home means hearty pasta dishes still get served to my family and after having SERIOUS pasta cravings for weeks on end….
THIS is the recipe I was just anxious to create! We often have chicken fajitas, but I just couldn’t get out of my head creating a chicken fajita pasta in instant pot recipe.
What’s not to love mixing your favorite fajita flavors with pasta and sauce? This is the perfect recipe to mix popular international cuisines and combines the best of both worlds….Mexican and Italian favorites.
Let me know what you think of this instant pot chicken penne pasta!
Find the Recipe at Whole Lotta Yum
Instant Pot Ziti
Karli’s instant pot ziti recipe is the bomb diggety! This is the first pressure cooker pasta recipe I made and oh, my goodness was it ever amazing! As in we’re eating it right out of the dish amazing, plus made it a second time later in the week! I know you’ll love it as much as we do.
Popular baked ziti is a simplified lasagne and usually contains ricotta cheese and sausage too. Karli’s instant pot ziti version doesn’t include those ingredients, but you won’t even miss them once you take one bite.
Find the Recipe at Cooking With Karli
Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese
When you hear the terms pasta and comfort food, is macaroni and cheese the first thing that comes to your mind?
Making instant pot cheesy pasta recipes is ALWAYS a hit, and you won’t believe how simple it is to make it yourself in a pressure cooker.
Boxed macaroni and cheese will be a thing of the past once you start making instant pot macaroni and cheese. This cheesy instant pot noodles recipe by Center Cut Cook is so easy and delicious!
Find the Recipe at Center Cut Cook
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Instant pot spaghetti is one of the most popular instant pot recipes for pasta that gets searched for online.
While you’d think pressure cooker spaghetti would be easy to make, many people end up getting the burn sign when cooking red sauce in an instant pot.
This popular recipe by The Salty Marshmallow will make your family favorite spaghetti with meat sauce a piece of cake!
You might be wondering if it’s even worth it to make spaghetti in a pressure cooker, I mean…making spaghetti on the stovetop is so simple!
One huge advantage to making instant pot noodles like spaghetti is because it’s all done in one pot. No extra pan to make the sauce and no colander to drain the noodles.
Being able to simplify dinner and not use a ton of dishes and cooking supplies is one of the main reasons I’m always trying to make and create instant pot recipes for pasta!
Find the Recipe at The Salty Marshmallow
Easy Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
While you of course can buy canned alfredo sauce at the grocery store, making your own is BEYOND simple and tastes so much better.
I promise, you’ll become a homemade alfredo sauce convert once you see how easy it easy.
The only thing easier is making chicken alfredo pasta in instant pot or pressure cooker. No multiple dishes and no mess!
Julie’s recipe will become a weeknight staple, this easy instant pot chicken alfredo comes together in less than 30 minutes, including cooking the chicken! Your family will feel like they’re at their favorite Italian restaurant after eating easy instant pot chicken alfredo.
Find the Recipe at Julie’s Eats and Treats
Instant Pot Lasagne
Who knew lasagne would ever be a pasta in instant pot recipe that could even be accomplished? Simple Happy Foodie uses a springform pan to make an adorable round lasagne in a snap.
This might just become one of your favorite instant pot pasta recipes!
Find the Recipe on Simple Happy Foodie
Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Instant pot shrimp scampi pasta is a simple one dish recipe for making quick and easy shrimp scampi….but without all the extra dishes.
Anything combined with a garlic and butter sauce is just heavenly in my opinion!
This easy one dish recipe only takes 2 minutes to cook under pressure and also includes a pressure cooker rice variation if you sometimes what to vary up this highly rated dish.
Find the recipe at Crayons and Cravings
Instant Pot Penne Sausage with Tomato Cream
My personal favorite pasta dish is one made on the stove top with a delicious tomato cream. I was thrilled when I came across this instant pot penne pasta recipe.
This is another one of the best penne pasta recipes with tomato sauce I’ve found and even better, it’s mixed with cream too! A penne tomato cream sauce has always been one of my absolute favorites. One of my go-to recipes is a penne tomato cream sauce with shrimp, I can’t wait to try this version with sausage!
If you’re looking for instant pot recipes for pasta beyond the standard go-to recipes like classic spaghetti or mac n cheese, this is an easy yet impressive alternative!
Find the Recipe at Paint the Kitchen Red
Enjoy!I’d love to know which instant pot pasta and sauce recipe becomes YOUR favorite! 🙂 Please post comments/feedback in the post and we’d also love to see your instant pot recipes for pasta photos on the Pinterest pin.